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Softened water and drinking water - what is the difference?




Here
at Fountain Softeners , almost on a daily basis we are asked whether
water from a water softener and water from a filtered drinking water
system are the same thing Ė and the answer is no, they are not.


Water
Softeners operate by removing the elements that cause limescale,
predominantly calcium and magnesium and do this very effectively.
These are installed somewhere near where the water comes into the
property in order to ensure that the maximum benefit is gained from
the softener throughout the property - but are only designed to
soften the water, not filter it. Once you remove the calcium and
magnesium from your water, your soft water will protect your
appliances from scale, you will use less detergent and your shower
door and kitchen / bathroom taps will be gleaming!


Drinking
water filters on the other hand tend to be installed near the point
of use, i.e. to feed a single tap, and generally are designed to make
your drinking water taste better by removing elements, mainly
chlorine, which can give mains water a lot of its nasty taste. All
drinking water through your mains supply will have chlorine present
to prevent the colonisation of bacteria within the water pipes.


There
are various filters available with varying degrees of filtration,
from the single taste and odour filter to the 5-stage Reverse Osmosis
drinking water system. This is one our most popular systems if you
want 99% pure water. As the name implies, it has 5-stages of
filtration and as with all filters, allows
youto
have control over the quality of your drinking water.


Whatever
your size requirements and budget, there is a filter to suit you.
There are also filters to remove particular things that may be of
concern - hardness, nitrates, hormones, heavy metals - the list is
endless !


The
boom of bottled water also triggered a huge influx of plastic bottles
being dumped into our environment (some people still donít
recycle), which allows chemicals to leech into the ground and water
supplies. So donít buy expensive bottled water Ė filter you own!


At
Fountain we stock a wide range of water softeners, water softener
salt, drinking water systems, water filters and domestic UV
equipment.





See
our ecommerce web site
www.fountainsofteners.co.ukselling to customers all over the UK and Europe. Or call us for a
chat on on 0845 10 80 685 (local call rate) or 01403 700794 and one
of our friendly staff will gladly talk you through your options.





Created On  13 Apr 2015 11:15  -  Permalink

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