By now you may already know that you have a limescale issue. The usual tell tale signs of
limescale in your water are pretty obvious to identify with whitish scale or scale deposits from
the excess limestone that the water has run through gathering around household items from
kitchen taps , dishwashers , washing machines and shower heads. In hard water areas ,
pipework and heating systems are particularly affected with pipes becoming blocked with
limescale. Thus causing issues ranging from minor burdens like low water pressure to pretty
serious problems like corrosion of heating systems entirely. These issues result in household
appliances and pipework needing to be replaced regularly at a great expense to the household. The other concern is the affect it has in bathing and showering were hard water often affects the body and hair in a detrimental way leaving skin and hair itchy and dry due to the excess
limescale hardness sticking to the skin and scalp with the hair often feeling and looking dry and
In some cases , hair dressers have reported that many of their clients have experienced
hair turning green or yellow in customers who have had expensive hair colouring or dyes
applied. In most cases they say that this has been caused by limescale and a mixture of
limescale and chlorine in the water. A water softener often solves this issue also.
How to best treat the limescale
The Clack Volumetric water softener has come to the forefront of ion exchange salt based water softeners over the last 10 years as it was designed taking into consideration all existing ion exchange valves and improving all the best bits from each, and removing all the negatives from them. Due to this, the Clack Volumetric Metered Water Softener is now the most used and best water softener in the ion-exchange method of water softening (Volumetric Explanation : regenerates after a certain amount of water passes through the valve , therefore only backwashing when it needs to and only uses the salt to clean down the resin when it is needed compared to the timer systems which backwashed at a set time which was a waste of salt and water due to it backwashing whether it needed to or not!).