What is meant by soft water and why it is important?


Water is one of the most essential compounds on earth to sustain life. And, the only thing that can make life possible on other planets. Each year billions of dollars are spent on research to find traces of water in different planets of our galaxy. But still, 785 million people lack basic drinking service, and over 2 billion people use contaminated water with feces. The reason is quite obvious: 

a.) Less than 0.01% of the earth’s water is fit to drink

b.) Due to geographical factors, some places have water in abundant water while others face its scarcity.    

Contaminated water contains harmful bacteria, chemical content (calcium and magnesium), dirt particles, fluoride salts and many more. It canlife-threatening diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Moreover, after water is treated to eradicate all the microbial and germs, it still needs to be soften, because supplied is hard in nature still unfit for drinking. A salt-free water softener can help to clean the water.

Thus, if you have water supply from a lake or reservoir make sure it is salt-free before you consume. The water must be treated in a manner such that only harmful particles and dirt are removed, leaving behind the essential minerals of the water. And, to do so, we make use of salt-less water conditioners. 

How you can differentiate between hard and soft water?

The water that is supplied from a municipal water treatment plant is generally free of all the microbial impurities. Still, it might contain hard substances (Calcium and Magnesium) that leave a whitish stain on the bathroom doors and your kitchen utensils.  And, after usage you find:

  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Noisy water heaters or 
  • Scale build-up inside pipes, fixture or on the showerhead

Then, definitely the supplied water is hard. It can have adverse impact on utensils and human heath thus need to be treated on regular basis.   

Final thought: 

Our body organs are made up of 70% of water and our brain is made up of 90% of water. And, you must have already read it somewhere that without food a human can survive for 3 weeks but without water, not more than 3 to 4 days.

If you are facing the problem of hard water then you must visit the HydroFlow website that offers you world-class salt-free water softener. These help in crystallization process making water soft and healthy for drinking.