Hard water can be softened by passing the water through an ion exchange resin (water softening) where the calcium and magnesium are absorbed. Periodically the absorbed hardness needs to be flushed away and the resin regenerated with salt. Most resin if maintained correctly will last 7 – 10 years. Halpin & Hayward Ltd are specialists in water treatment and will correctly size the water softener for your domestic, commercial or industrial application.
We are primarily and industrial water treatment company and as such our equipment is:
Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Hard water is not a health risk, but a nuisance because of mineral buildup on fixtures and poor soap and/or detergent performance. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution. Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water “hard.”
Best practice is to have your water tested by a laboratory to confirm hardness.
There are a number of ways to confirm whether your water is hard. 1 A simple hardness test can be performed which will determine the level of hardness in water, 2 certain area’s are known for being hard water area’s or 3 neighbors will advise whether the water is hard based on the condition of their tap, kettles or showers.