What is hard water?

Written by Zoe Ralph, Zoe Ralph | Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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It’s water that has a high mineral content. It occurs when water filters through deposits of limestone and chalk which are largely made up of calcium carbonate.

Hard drinking water

It can have moderate health benefits and actually contributes calcium and magnesium to our diet. However, it can cause major issues, particularly with your plumbing. In these environments, water hardness should be measured and to avoid costly breakdowns in treated equipment.

Limescale Build-up

In domestic settings, a poor later when using soaps, and the build-up of limescale in kettles and water heaters generally suggest that it is present in the home.

Other effects include limescale formation in heating elements which increases energy costs and cleaning around the home is far more time consuming.

If left it willl:

  • Block your pipework and appliances
  • Destroy your shower and bath taps
  • Increase cleaning efforts
  • Devalue your home due to unsightly limescale
  • Increase your energy bill by up to 55%
  • Irritate skin conditions

hard water

Dealing With Water

To deal with the issue, a water conditioner or water softener is usually installed in the home. A water softener and a water conditioner do differ. Neither are the perfect solution but based on your families needs and wants, one option will more than likely be the best choice for you.

Read our article ‘What’s the difference between a salt based water softener and an Aquabion?’ to find out more.

Installing Aquabion

ONE TECHNOLOGY

Nearly all our competitors use lots of different technologies. Why? Aquabion believes its method is the best-known method for conditioning the water. No need to use many different technologies. Why over-complicate the issue?

PATENTED SELF-CLEANING TECHNOLOGY

The big problem with all water conditioners has always been fouling. Self-cleaning stops this being a problem. The Aquabion unit does this and that’s what makes it the perfect water conditioning option for so many domestic and commercial customers in the UK.

RECONDITIONING

The engineering is impressive. The old units can be reconditioned back at the factory. This saves some time so we can offer a small discount on the returned units of 30% off the new price.

There is definitely a choice to be made between a water conditioner and a water softener. They are different systems and each has their own unique benefit.

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Mr Geist and Mr Blunck of Bosch

A truly remarkable piece of kit. Like everyone I was a bit sceptical at first but this unit has been fit and forget and so easy to install. We are a hard water area and limescale was an unsightly problem but is now a thing of the past. Unit starting its 5th year in use and no deterioration in performance noticed yet.

Graham Martin

We have very hard water and lime scale is a problem for all appliances and particularly the shower. Had a refit recently and incorporated an Aquabion Mini …. only a month in but looks good. Will be adding one to washing machine soon … as we have been through 3 machines in 10 years

Julian Humphreys
Since we have had this product fitted our water has been great for our skin, great for our dishwasher and washing machines as we notice our clothes feel fresher.  I would recommend this product to my friends and further suggest that this product will save you money in the long term as it will reduce issues with pipe clogging up. All new homes being built in a hard water area should have this product fitted as a mandatory instruction for all builders
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