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The words “hard water” describe water that contains calcium and magnesium, the hardness minerals.

Water Softening

Hard water can turn simple household tasks into hard work. Soaps and laundry detergents don’t lather as well. Glasses and dishes are left with spots. Clothing feels coarser and colours look duller. Tubs and bathroom fixtures are covered with an unsightly film. Hard water is also tough on washing machines, making them wear out faster.
Few things are harder on your family than hard water. It’s hard on your clothes, your dishes, your pipes and your appliances. Fortunately, no one knows more about hard water and how to soften it than Windsor Salt. To find out more about hard water and how Windsor can make your “hard” life a little easier, see below for more information.

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    Hard Water Resources

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    What makes water hard?

    The words “hard water” describe water that contains calcium and magnesium, the hardness minerals. Rain water begins as soft water, free of these minerals and as it passes over and through the earth, flowing into lakes, rivers, streams and ground water, it absorbs the hardness minerals. While these minerals aren’t harmful to your health, they do affect the properties of water and its effectiveness in washing and cleaning.

    Why Salt Is Important For Your Water

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    How it works

    When the resin beads in your softener become saturated with calcium and magnesium ions, they need to be recharged. Sodium ions from the water softening salt reactivate the resin beads so they can continue to do their job. Without sufficient softening salt, your water softener is less efficient.

    As a rule, you should check your water softener once a week to be sure the salt level is always at least one quarter full.

    Hard water contains traces of dirt, iron and other minerals that can build up in the resin beads and valves of your water softener, and can lead to expensive repairs. Windsor® Clean and Protect™ is specially formulated to clean out those trace minerals and to help keep your water softener clean longer than all other salt pellets on the market.

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