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Friday, March 26, 2010

Water Hardness Test

Happy Friday Bloggers!

Just a quick note on our water hardness testing kits. Many ask about these and several us know the effects of hard water on our skin and body. It can feel like your shower has not cleaned you at all in extreme cases. This simple to use do it yourself test tells you if you have "Hard Water". No need for the professional water man to come over and leave you with a $75 tab.

We usually always have these in stock at our store in Port Orange, Florida or you can purchase any time online at www.SharpWebLabs.com or www.FloridaHerbHouse.com.

So water hardness huh.... What is it..... Why won't it go away? Hard water is a term used for water with high mineral levels, particularly calcium, manganese and magnesium. When using hard water, you may notice that whitish debris or stain is left behind once the water dries up.

However, it's understandable that you would want to get rid of hard water for good. Hard water doesn't just cause stains, they make bathing and laundry more difficult as well. Hard water is also unsuitable for plants when the soil content is already acidic. You're also likely to be pestered by salespeople who will try to sell you overly complicated machines to treat your water. Learn more about your options and make informed decisions when dealing with hard water with these tips.

When considering your options for treating hard water, you must first determine exactly what mineral levels in your water you're dealing with. You can go visit your water testing lab and have the mineral levels tested. Hard water hardness is determined by grains found per gallon or GPG. The classification goes as thus:

•Soft Water: 0-1 GPG
•Slightly Hard Water: 1-3.0 GPG
•Moderately Hard Water: 3.0-7.5
•Hard Water: 7.5-10.5
•Very Hard Water: 10.5 and above

The simplest way to get rid of hard water is to get an ion exchange water softener.
Water softeners are specific ion exchangers that are designed to remove ions, which are positively charged.
Softeners mainly remove calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) ions. Calcium and magnesium are often referred to as 'hardness minerals'.
Softeners are sometimes even applied to remove iron. The softening devices are able to remove up to five milligrams per litre (5 mg/L) of dissolved iron.
Softeners can operate automatic, semi-automatic, or manual. Each type is rated on the amount of hardness it can remove before regeneration is necessary.

A water softener collects hardness minerals within its conditioning tank and from time to time flushes them away to drain.Ion exchangers are often used for water softening. When an ion exchanger is applied for water softening, it will replace the calcium and magnesium ions in the water with other ions, for instance sodium or potassium. The exchanger ions are added to the ion exchanger reservoir as sodium and potassium salts (NaCl and KCl). There are great deals online for many brands!

Stephen Sharp

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