Softened Water, What Is it?

With only approx. 40% of UK homes having soft water, it is easy to see why when we go on holiday we notice a difference. Silky smooth hair and skin, that luxurious lather of bubbles in your well deserved bath! Many who suffer from skin irritations such as eczema also notice an improved difference.


Softened water is water which has had the calcium, magnesium and metals which cause hard removed.


Soft water contains low concentrations of ions, ions of calcium and magnesium. Soft water can naturally occur when rainwater and the drainage basin of rivers are formed of hard, impenetrable and calcium poor rocks. Well known places in England for soft water include the Western Highlands in Scotland and Snowdonia in Wales.


The term softened water is also used to describe water that has been treated/produced by a water softening process such as a water softener or ion-exchange resins.


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Softened Water, What Is it?