Hard Water Treatment: What is Hard and Soft Water?
Have you ever wondered what the terms “hard water” and “soft water” mean? Essentially, the hardness of water refers to its mineral content. Many still debate whether hard or soft water is best for Australians to drink. The visible effects and, more importantly, the negative impacts of hard water are more certain. If you’re wondering if water conditioning might benefit you, Hydrosmart has the answer.
Hard Water Has a High Mineral Content
Water falling as rain is considered soft as it has not yet been exposed to minerals. Water will accumulate dissolved minerals as it passes through rocks and substrates. When this water has a high enough concentration of these dissolved minerals it is considered hard. Calcium and magnesium are the most common minerals found in hard water.
The mineral count in water is measured in milligrams per litre with 60mg/l generally being considered the cut-off point between hard and soft. Anything below 60mg/l is soft water while anything above is considered moderately hard up to very hard at around 200mg/l.
How Does Hard Water Affect You?
Hard water has the potential to negatively impact domestic and commercial operations. Limescale can build up in your plumbing and appliances, negatively impacting the effectiveness with which they work. This is perhaps even more important in industries such as agricultural, stock, mining and industrial, and irrigation.
This can result in corroding and/or blocked irrigation and pipes, and reductions in crop yields due to crusting of minerals, among various other issues. This can ultimately lead to high water usage and wastage, ecological degradation, less yield and higher costs.
What You can do About Hard Water
The good news is that there are solutions available to you with the treatment of hard water systems. Where saline water is a problem, Hydrosmart treatment fully dissolves minerals in the water, preventing crusting and allowing non-absorbed minerals to pass down away from the roots of crops. In the case of blocked pipes and irrigation, Hydrosmart treatment acts to descale minerals including calcium. magnesium, iron, organic bio-film and algae.
Hydrosmart’s unique resonance frequencies use an innovative technology requiring no chemicals, filters or maintenance. As a leading water softening equipment supplier, we have provided solutions for an array of issues relating to bore water, river water, town mains water, saline water and high mineral water.
Experiencing problems with hard water? We can help! Call Hydrosmart today on 1300 138 223.