Frequently asked questions regarding soft water: part 2
In our first article on frequently asked questions regarding soft water, we discussed using soft water in fish tanks, giving it to pets and the slippery feeling you get on your skin after bathing in it. In this second part of our article, we cover some of the questions that people have regarding soft water. If you’re on the edge of a decision about buying a water softener system and want to know which choice will be right for you, please read on!
Can I use soft water in my swimming pool?
Within the household, soft water has numerous benefits, including: less damage to pipework and faucets, increased longevity for washing machines and dishwashers, cheaper utility bills and more. However, soft water is not designed to be used in swimming pools, and for cement pools in particular, some calcium hardness is required in order to maintain the appropriate pool water chemistry which is essential for keeping the pool in good working order. Using soft water in pools can often result in calcium being leached from the walls of the pool, damaging the pool’s structural integrity and causing a hazard for swimmers.
If I move house can I bring my soft water system with me?
Absolutely. Disconnecting the system and re-installing it in a new home is a straightforward procedure that we would be delighted to help you with. For instance, our highly acclaimed Kinetico 2020c unit is non-electric, meaning there are no confusing plugs or programs to set which makes re-installations a piece of cake.
What is the longevity for soft water systems?
At Total Soft Water, we only sell high quality, reliable systems.The Kinetico 2020c comes with a 10 year parts guarantee to help alleviate any anxieties you may have of purchasing a defective system! Kinetico have over 40 years experience in the field of water treatment and have a reputation among the industry for developing outstanding products of unparalleled quality.
Will my Quooker tap function with a soft water system?
Whether you want instant boiling hot water for blanching vegetables or to expedite the time it takes to cook a delicious pasta dish, the Quooker hot water tap is an ideal option and functions perfectly with our soft water systems.
Can soft water provide relief to sufferers of eczema?
People have long speculated that there may be a connection between water hardness and the symptoms of eczema. The condition affects 20% of children aged up to 11 years old and 8% of teenagers and adults. Although the condition is genetic, it can be triggered by environmental factors. Kinetico commissioned a study (PDF download) into the relation of hard water and eczema symptoms, and installed soft water systems in the homes of a group of eczema sufferers for a 3 month period. After the study, 83% of participants claimed their water softener helped to reduce the severity of their eczema! In addition to this, the vast majority of participants also noticed that they were using less shampoo and detergent and that their taps, showers and tiles had visibly less limescale.
If you’re suffering from eczema or want to know more about the numerous benefits of installing a soft water system, don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can give you our best advice!
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