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Softened water and drinking water - what is the difference?

Hereat Fountain Softeners , almost on a daily basis we are asked whetherwater from a water softener and water from a filtered drinking watersystem are the same thing – and the answer is no, they are not.

WaterSofteners 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 fromthe softener throughout the property - but are only designed tosoften the water, not filter it. Once you remove the calcium andmagnesium from your water, your soft water will protect yourappliances from scale, you will use less detergent and your showerdoor and kitchen / bathroom taps will be gleaming!

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

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

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

Theboom of bottled water also triggered a huge influx of plastic bottlesbeing dumped into our environment (some people still don’trecycle), which allows chemicals to leech into the ground and watersupplies. So don’t buy expensive bottled water – filter you own!

AtFountain we stock a wide range of water softeners, water softenersalt, drinking water systems, water filters and domestic UVequipment.

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


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