Hard Water vs. Soft Water in San Diego

Nov 19, 2014

Do showers leave your skin feeling dry and itchy? Ever wonder why your hair is dull and damaged? And what’s that white, crusty stuff around your showerheads? Yuck! If these questions sound familiar, you may be dealing with hard water in San Diego. It’s a common issue, but one that is easily remedied with a simple water filtration system. 

Hard Water in San Diego

Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals, namely calcium and magnesium. Water hardness is measured in grains of calcium and magnesium per gallon. A reading of 0-3 gpg is considered soft water, 3-7 gpg is moderately hard, and 7-11 gpg is considered hard. Anything over 11 gpg is considered very hard. According to the San Diego water quality report for 2020, the average water hardness is around 13 gpg. 

While hard water poses no immediate threat to your health, it does wreak havoc on your plumbing system and any appliances that require water to operate. If hard water can corrode metal in pipes, imagine what it’s doing to your hair and skin! But not to worry. Hard water in your home can be easily replaced with pure, soft water. Read on to learn more about the benefits soft water can bring to you and your home via water filtration.

Better Water in San Diego

In contrast to mineral-rich hard water, conditioned water (soft water) does not contain an abundance of extra minerals, nor does it leave heavy build-up on hair, skin, and around the home. Take a look at the long list of benefits you can expect from soft water.

  • softer, silkier skin
  • thicker, fuller, shinier, and softer hair
  • rich foamy lather in the bath and when washing hands
  • crystal clear glasses and cutlery
  • fluffier, brighter clothes after washing
  • longer-lasting appliances and pipes
  • cleaner faucets and showerheads
  • long-term savings on maintenance, repair, and cleaning products

How Can I Get Better Water in San Diego?

Most homes with untreated water in San Diego will have hard water on tap. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy water test that will measure the water hardness in your home. 

Once you have confirmed that hard water is the culprit, you’ll want to begin researching water conditioning and filtration systems. A call to the experts at Arnett’s is your first move toward better water. Our trained specialists can identify the level of hardness of your water and help you select the best water filtration system for your home. Better water is just around the corner.

Call the water filtration specialists at Arnett’s Water Systems today to learn more about how a water conditioning system can transform your home’s water and save you money.