Hard Water can produce Scale and Limescale build-up in pipes and taps at home
Any tap water comprising higher than normal quantities of minerals (primarily calcium and magnesium) is referred to as hard water. As hard water flows through pipes and fixtures it can leave behind lime and mineral deposits which harden and become almost impossible to remove. We refer to these deposits as scale and Limescale.
Another problem with hard water, in addition to scale and Limescale is the effect it has on cleaners like body wash, soap, dish washing liquid and laundry detergent which do not work as well in hard water. Hard water reduces the effectiveness of these cleaner which means you need to use more in most cleaning applications. It also means a residue sometimes called soap scum or film is left behind on shower screens, bathtubs and on crockery, glass ware and so on.
Here’s a summary list of some of the problems cause by hard water use in your home:
- Decreased lathering of soaps and detergents which results in using more soaps and detergents to get the required result
- Lime scale deposits which build up in pipes and taps and can eventually reduce water flow and damage appliances
- Hard to remove scum lines around baths which are ugly and take a lot of elbow grease to clean
- Plumbing problems such as blocked or corroding pipes
- Increased electricity costs which hits you in the wallet
- Dry itchy skin of eczema irritation
The upshot of hard water however, is that your body needs the minerals for optimum health. So removing the minerals is not necessarily the best option.
Check out our range of Softerwater conditioners to reduce scale and Limescale deposits without removing vital minerals from your drinking water.
Hard Water In The Pool
There are two types of water hardness that can have a negative effect on your swimming pool, pool accessories and the water.
- Low calcium hardness. The outcome of low calcium hardness is corrosive water. Signs of low calcium harness are:
– Any plaster surfaces or grouting around tiles softens and erodes,
– Any metal equipment and accessories oxidize and rust leaving a stain on the pool’s surfaces which can ultimately lead to a requirement for resurfacing
- High calcium hardness. High calcium hardness produces scale on the pool surface and scaling in the pipes, plumbing and filter. If the calcium hardness levels get too high it can lead to dull and cloudy looking water. This typically is a sign that the calcium content of the water is precipitating out into the water rather than onto a surface. High calcium levels in a swimming pool, in addition to creating scale are a major source of aggravation creating sore eyes.
Water hardness problems don’t need to lead to scale and Limescale formation in your swimming pool. Your swimming pool water hardness problems can be fixed with the simple addition of the right Softerwater conditioner from our range. Call or email our office to discuss an effective solution that’s right for you.