How many different things have you read about how to treat hard water? More than you can count, right? So have I. Let me show you what works and what does not work.
Vinegar to treat hard water
Many people believe that vinegar is the answer to for how to treat hard water problems.
The acid in vinegar helps to dissolve hard water stains, scale and spots. It can be added to your dishwasher to diminish spots on your dishes.
However, it cannot help with the water that comes out of your tap and it won’t help the inside of your hot water tank either. Any water using appliance that you have will still get mineral deposit build up on the inside because vinegar isn’t flowing through the appliances. Hard water is. It will continue to leave deposits and shorten the life of your dishwasher, washing machine, ice maker, and any other appliances that come in contact with water.
Water filters to treat hard water
Water filters can be used in your home to help with the problem, but they’re really not the best solution for how to treat hard water. Water filters are most often attached to the kitchen tap and the water is softened and filtered for various impurities depending on which brand you purchase. Most often only chlorine is removed.
Water filters do not remove scale, spots, or mineral buildup. They offer no protection to water using appliances. Filtered water does produce water that tastes better then unfiltered water.
Water softeners to treat hard water
Water softeners come in many types and sizes. Prices vary according to the unit you choose. You can get a whole house water softener or one that fits only on your shower.
A water softener works by collecting in a tank, minerals that cause hardness. When it has reached capacity the minerals are flushed from the tank.
Some water softeners use ion exchangers which replace hardness minerals, calcium and magnesium for example, with other ions like sodium and potassium. These are added to the softener unit as sodium or potassium salts. Potassium salts cost about 4 times more than sodium salts.
Here are some of the problems with using water softeners to treat hard water:
- Costly to install
- Costly to maintain
- Requires constant maintenance
- Adds large amounts of salt to your water supply
- Not eco-friendly
Water softeners can cost thousands of dollars. Many folks feel they have made a mistake shortly after installation when they realize how much work it takes to keep the unit working and how much salt they are putting into their bodies and the environment.
Aqua Magnets to treat hard water
Aqua Magnets are a magnetic water conditioning system that is permanently installed to the water pipe that brings water into your home. They are simple and easy to install and require no maintenance and no chemicals.
The calcium and magnesium ions that cause scale, mineral buildup, and damage your appliances are changed to a different physical state so that they do not cause any harm.
Benefits of using Aqua Magnets to treat hard water include:
- Clean, good tasting water
- Clothes last longer
- Appliances last longer
- No scale buildup
- Minerals are returned to your water supply
- Excessive salt is not released into the environment
- Does not cause health problems
Aqua Magnets are the safest, least expensive, most eco-friendly water conditioner currently on the market. If you’re trying to figure out how to treat hard water in your home or business … try Aqua Magnets today!
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