Water Softeners

What Makes Water Hard In San Antonio?

The words “hard water” describe water that contains calcium and magnesium, the hardness minerals. Rain water begins as soft water, free of these minerals. As rain water passes over and through the earth, flowing into lakes, rivers, streams and ground water, it absorbs the hardness minerals. While these minerals aren’t harmful to your health, they do affect the properties of water and its effectiveness for washing and cleaning.

Why hard water is hard on you
Hard water can turn simple household tasks into hard work. Soaps and laundry detergents don’t lather as well. Glasses and dishes are left with spots. Clothing feels coarser and colours look duller. Tubs and bathroom fixtures are covered with an unsightly film. Hard water is also tough on washing machines, making them wear out up to 30% faster.

Why Soft Water Is such an advantage around the house
Not only does soft water turn tough cleaning jobs into easy work, it also saves money and time. You need less soap to get clothes and dishes clean. You can say good-bye to annoying water scaling and soap scum as well as stubborn tub rings. Your pipes and appliances remain stain- and clog-free, requiring less maintenance and repair.

How Your Water Softener Turns Hard Water
Into Soft Water
The principle behind water softening is really just simple chemistry. A water softener contains resin beads which hold electrically charged ions. When hard water passes through the softener, calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the charged resin beads. It’s the resulting removal of calcium and magnesium ions that produces “soft water.” The diagram shows the exchange that takes place during the water softening process.

Why salt is important
When the resin beads in your softener become saturated with calcium and magnesium ions, they need to be recharged. Sodium ions from the water softening salt reactivate the resin beads so they can continue to do their job. Without sufficient softening salt, your water softener is less efficient. As a rule, you should check your water softener once a week to be sure the salt level is always at least one quarter full.

Bath by Design System Saver Pellets Make A Big Difference In Your Water
Bath by Design System Saver Pellets are specially formulated to consistently outperform other water softening salts in all water softeners. System Saver Pellets enable your water softener to remove almost twice as much dirt and impurities and up to 5% more minerals from your water than plain salt pellets. And that can mean a big difference in the quality of your water. The filter pads shown illustrate the performance of Bath by Design System Saver Pellets compared to other salt pellets.

Bath by Design System Saver Pellets Make A Big Difference In Your Water Softener, Too
Hard water contains traces of dirt, iron and other minerals that can build up in the resin and valves of your water softener. That can lead to expensive repairs. But Bath by Design System Saver Pellets are specially formulated to clean out those traces of dirt and minerals and to help keep your softener clean longer than all other salt pellets. System Saver Pellets are formulated with salt that is guaranteed 99.7% pure and contains virtually no insolubles that need to be cleaned from your brine tank. For these reasons, Bath by Design backs System Saver Pellets with a total satisfaction guarantee.

Your Soft Water Solution Is In The Bag
Bath by Design System Saver Pellets come in a handy 20kg. bag that’s easy to lift, carry, open and pour. The patented corner pull-tab opens just wide enough to allow salt to pour out easily, yet enables you to regulate the flow. And the sturdy handle makes it easy to carry. Bath by Design System Saver Pellets are also available in a 25 kg and 40 kg bag.

Bath by Design Potassium Chloride Pellets Soften Your Water
Bath by Design Potassium Chloride Pellets soften your water while adding potassium to it. Bath by Design Potassium Chloride Pellets are 99% sodium-free, therefore reducing sodium levels in your softened water and reducing chlorides discharged into the environment. This product also provides the essential plant nutrient potassium to the ecosystem. Pour Bath by Design Potassium Chloride Pellets into your water softener tank just like sodium chloride pellets. Use the same amount of pellets and the same settings. (Only softeners at the 4-pound or less setting require a slight adjustment. Simply increase the setting by 12% i.e. at 4 pounds increase to 4.5 pounds).