WHY SHOULD I FILTER MY WATER?
Chlorine, commonly used by municipalities to disinfect the water supply, often causes poor taste and smell of tap water. This one is by far the most common complaint.
Tap water can also contain all sorts of undesirable things – and even some unhealthy ones:
Unpleasant water aspects:
- Taste – musty, earthy, fishy, metallic, rust and chlorine
- Smell – sulphur, chlorine
Particles potentially harmful for health:
- Cysts, bacteria and viruses
- Heavy metals and lead
Filtration systems reduce considerably or even take away completely these undesirable things, letting you drink, blend beverages and cook with confidence.
FILTERED TAP WATER vs BOTTLED WATER
Water filters provide the water of same or even higher quality than bottled water at much smaller cost.
Moreover, you would be surprised about some facts about the bottled water:
- It would cost 15 to 20 times more to drink bottled water for an average family than to use filtered tap water*
- It takes about 180 millions liters of oil each year to produce 200 billions of plastic bottles, which end up in about 1.5 million tons of plastic waste
- While the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and in demand by recyclers, 75% of plastic bottles are simply thrown away and end-up polluting our soils and ocean
- Thanks to its slow decay rate (500 years!), the vast majority of all plastics ever produced still exist — somewhere
What is sure, is that the investment made on a water filter will show its benefits on the long term basis!
* Based on our own calculations. Details available upon request
WHY SHOULD I SOFTEN MY WATER?
The majority of residential water is also hard, meaning it contains high concentration of ions of calcium and magnesium, creating limescale deposits.
Hard water affects your house through:
- The unsightly stains and residue on sinks, tubs, tile and fixtures
- The mineral build-up that shortens life cycle of water-using appliances and leads to costly repairs or replacement*
- The mineral build-up inside the water heaters that decreases their energy efficiency*
And also yourself, leaving you with:
- Scratchy, unabsorbent towels and premature fabric failure
- Soaps that don’t lather or rinse well, leaving a residue on your skin and hair
- Reduced effectiveness of cleaning products
- More time spent scrubbing tubs, tile and fixtures
The solution is a water softening system which will reduce the concentration of calcium, magnesium and other ions present in hard water and will exchange those into sodium ions.
Once you have treated your water, you can feel the difference immediately. Your skin and hair will feel softer after bathing, towels will retain their natural softness and comfort and glassware and dishes will sparkle again.
LONGER LIVING APPLIANCES
Your wallet will also thank you for saving money. Indeed, the economies are an important benefit of home water softening:
Soft water preserves the life of all water-using appliances such as coffee and ice makers, dishwashers, and clothing washers. Water heaters protected by a water softening system maintain the original factory efficiency rating over a 15-year lifetime*
Finally softeners keep showers and faucets unclogged.
REAL MONEY SAVINGS
Soft water makes your soap and shampoo lather better, requiring to use it less. This will cut your spending on detergents and other cleaning supplies – by up to 50%**! A water softener will also reduce your fuel costs as it improves the energy efficiency of your water heater.
Today’s water treatment market proposes a large range of products, not easily understandable for the uninitiated persons; In Pentair we are offering not only water treatment solutions fitting all kind of needs, but also an appropriate support.
In order to show our customers some practical applications where our products can be used, we are currently developing Application brochures.
Discover below our first brochure of this kind:
- Car wash brochure, centralised around the water treatment installations inside the car wash points.
Sources: *Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) **Water Quality Association (WQA)