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Frequently Asked Questions and Myths

You can’t drink water from a water softener

Some may believe that water from a water softener, because of the use of salt to clean the media tank, contains too much sodium for consumption. In fact, most do not realise how little sodium is in soft water. The average amount of sodium in a quart of water from a properly working water softener system is 75 to 100 mg as opposed to 120 mg in a slice of white bread. The addition of a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system to your water softener can be easily installed to give you sodium free drinking water.

Water from a water softener doesn’t rinse the soap off

Showering in soft water can make your skin feel “slippery”. Showering in soft water may give you the sensation that soap and shampoo haven’t been rinsed away. In fact, by removing the hardness from your water, a softener removes the barrier to the moisturising agents in soap and shampoo. With hard water, soap residue leaves skin dry and hair dull. 

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Water softeners waste salt and water

Hague Quality Water’s water softeners are much more efficient than conventional water softener systems. With the use of patented technology such as directional flow screens, which enable the proper use of fine mesh resin to remove hardness, our systems are efficient and use the right amount of salt and water to give you the soft water without wasting resources or your wallet.

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Saltless water softener solutions

While many Salt-Free or Saltless water systems exist in the marketplace, they are referred to as “de-scalers” in the water treatment industry, not water softeners. They do not remove the hardness from the water entering your home. These magnetic or electronic devices may help prevent the buildup of scale in pipes and appliances, while all other benefits of softened water are forfeited.

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Bottled water is convenient, cheap, and pure water

Bottled water may be convenient, but it is definitely not cheap. Buying bottled water can result in paying 240 to 10,000 times more per liter then tap water. Not to mention the negative effects on the environment all those plastic bottles create. Bottled water can sometimes be perceived as “pure water” or “purified water”, but in most cases bottled water is no purer than tap water. Talk to your local Hague Quality Water product supplier

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