What are the advantages and disadvantages of softened water?
First of all, the primary advantage of a water softener is of course that it removes limescale from your pipes. By changing the hardness of the water, it will therefore be softer. The purpose of a salt water softener is to remove calcium and magnesium ions. With a salt softener, these are replaced by sodium ions.
However, the disadvantage of a water softener when using salt is that the water becomes more corrosive to certain materials due to the presence of sodium. This is because the water is no longer balanced in minerals. In addition, the taste of the water itself is different due to the presence of salt.
However, it should be noted that a CO2 water softener does not have these disadvantages. Calcium and magnesium ions are not replaced by sodium, so CO2 softened water is not harmful to your skin, does not change the taste of tap water, and does not require regeneration.
Quel est l’intérêt d’un adoucisseur d’eau ?
What is the purpose of a water softener?
A water softener not only makes it possible to drink tap water without it being too hard, but also to preserve your household appliances. Indeed, softened water leaves your pipes clean and free of limescale. So the water used for everyday objects will not shorten their life span!