What is hard water?

  • Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium, which dissolves in the water as it moves through soil and rock before arriving at your home.
  • Heating hard water forms a scale of calcium and magnesium minerals that damage water-using appliances. Pipes become clogged with scale that reduces water pressure and ultimately requires pipe replacement.
  • The amount of hardness minerals in water affects the amount of soap and detergent necessary for cleaning. In addition, soap scum residue is left on dishes, bathtubs, showers and all water fixtures.
  • Bathing and showering in hard water dries the skin and hair, leaving it feeling tough and brittle.

Learn what a filter can do.

Reduce your consumption by 30%!
Just softening your water with our Alka-Balance filtration system can reduce your water heater energy consumption by 30%!