• Water Treatment

    Treatment Methods


    There are many commercial ways of treating hard water including water filters, water softeners, electromagnetic water conditioners and reverse osmosis. In this section we will look at the pro’s and con’s of several of the available methods to treat hard water.

    Method Chemical Water Softeners Water Filters Mechanical Water Softeners Magnetic Water Conditioners
    Description Chemicals added in laundering process Drinking water from the tap is filtered with a portable unit Permenantly installed in plumbing system to replace calcium and magnesium with sodium Permenantly installed in plumbing system to alter calcium ions so they cannot cause limescale
    Advantages Removes Calcium and Magnesium and lengthens lifespan of clothes

    Output water is fit for drinking.

    Chlorine removed.

    Water Softened.

    Prevents Limescale

    Increases heating efficiency

    Lengthens lifespan of clothes

    Output water is fit for drinking

    Prevents Limescale

    Increases heating efficiency

    Lengthens lifespan of clothes

    Calcium retained, good for diet

    Low running cost

    Disadvantages Output water is not fit for drinking Does not prevent limescale deposits in pipes and heating system

    Output water may not be suitable for drinking

    Expensive

    Approximate Cost