Domestic Water Softeners
Hard water is water that contains a higher content of minerals. This type of water is formed due to water percolating through limestone or chalk deposits that are mostly made from magnesium carbonates and calcium. The most common indicator of hard water is a residue in the bottom of your kettle or limescale in your shower head or around your taps.
Soft water, on the other hand, contains low concentrations of calcium carbonates or limescale deposits. If your water lathers easily with soap, that’s a relatively good indication that your water is soft.
The quality of mains drinking water in Ireland continually makes the news – tap water varies is terms of taste, colour and odour.