We solved your lime scale problems

If your drinking water has a considerable amount of limescale, it’s considered hard water, which is why we refer to water softener to solve the problem of limescale. Limescale is not dangerous for people, but it doesn’t taste great and it causes scale build up in pipes and water appliances which over time can cost you money. And everyone who own a property in Spain know the frustration of cleaning the shower, your tiles go grey/white and it is a nightmare to get them clean.

When you want to soften your water there are two ways (there are some magnetic systems as well, we haven't seen evidence of these having much effect):

1. Salt-based water softeners turn hard water into soft water through a process called ion exchange. Using the electronic metered valve mounted atop the resin tank, the system measures water by the litre before running a cleaning cycle. Once the resin bed reaches its saturation point, the cleaning cycle begins. During the cycle, a series of backflushes purge the trapped minerals and washes them out of the system. When water flows through the resin bed inside the tank, salts like sodium and potassium chloride are exchanged with hardness-causing minerals (primarily calcium and magnesium), resulting in soft water. The salts are also replenished in the resin bed during the cycle and the system is ready to go again. Salt water systems need electricity, and you need to add salt.

2. Unlike salt-based softeners which use ion exchange to remove hard water minerals from water, salt-free water softeners use a physical process known as Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC). This process converts the hardness minerals in the water to a hardness crystal that will not stick to any surface in your home. Salt-free softeners are also known as water conditioners because they do not actually “soften” the water; They condition (or neutralize) it. And because these types of systems do not trap any materials, there’s no need for a cleaning cycle to remove captured ions. This is a no maintains filtration system, all you need to do is to replace the filter once per year.

We recommend option 2, the water is not so hard on the Costa Blanca area that you need a salt water softener. Our filtration systems will do more than good enough job, they don’t need electricity and no maintains besides exchanging the filter every year.