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Ever wondered how water softeners work?

Ever wondered how water softeners work?

Water with a high concentration of calcium and magnesium ions is called hard water. It can damage your appliances, dull the colour of your laundry, leave marks on your dishes and even dry out your hair and skin. Not to mention, it has a slightly metallic taste.

If your home has hard water, you should consider investing in a water softener. A water softener can remove the calcium and magnesium ions found in hard water that cause negative side-effects. Here's how it works...

When water passes through your water softener's resin tank, it comes in contact with small beads. These beads attract and remove hardness (calcium and magnesium ions) from your water. Over time, the beads in your water softener will become too saturated with calcium and magnesium ions to effectively remove hardness from your water. In order to "recharge" the beads in your water softener's resin tank, all you need to do is add salt to its brine tank. The brine tank is either a separate tank beside the resin tank or packaged together with the resin tank as a single unit.

If your home has hard water, talk to a professional at Water Depot, Ontario's water softener headquarters! Taking your budget and your home's current water quality into consideration, our water experts will help you choose a water softener from our large, affordably-priced selection. For more information about water softeners or any of our other products, check out the FAQ page on our website or visit us in-store at your nearest Water Depot location.

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