What is a Water Hardener?
Water hardness is defined by the amount of calcium and magnesium compounds dissolved in a water supply. Measures of water hardness range from soft to very hard, and the hardness of a water supply can have repercussions for the end user, depending on how the water is being used. Most commonly, people have issues with hard water, which leaves deposits on utensils, clogs pipes, causes soapy scums, requires more soap or detergent to clean objects, and may have a peculiar taste. Soft water, however, can also be damaging, most commonly by eating away at the tile around swimming pools. For some applications, it is necessary that water be hardened by introducing a water hardener. This is most common in the case of swimming pools and aquariums. Aquarists frequently use a water hardener to meet the specific requirements of the fish they are raising. A water hardener is a calcium-heavy mixture that can be added to the water to increase its total hardness. It is important to be careful when using