Water Softening

"Hard Water" is a common term, but have you ever wondered what hard water really is, and how it affects you?

Hard water is basically water that has a high amount of minerals in it, mainly calcium and magnesium, but also including manganese and ferrous iron.

If you need a water softener in your home, or you have questions about your water problems, we would love to hear from you. Purewater is dedicated to helping the residents of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Conway, and all of Arkansas to solve their water problems. We are located in North Little Rock and have years of experience dealing with the water problems in Arkansas. Please read on to see if you might need a water softener or other water system. And please, don't hesitate to contact us with any of your questions.


Why do you need a water softener?

Hard water results in a number of problems, and a water softener is used to correct these problems.

Do you have white scaly deposits in your showers and sinks, or are your dishes and glassware covered in water spots? Do you use more shampoo or laundry soap than you think you should be using? These are all indicators that you have a hard water problem. A water softener will remove the minerals that cause these problems from your water.

While hard water is not usually an indicator of health concerns, it can cause costly problems to the plumbing in your house, and softened water can increase the life of the pipes and water-using appliances in your home. Over time, hard water will cause a buildup of mineral deposits on the inside of your pipes and appliances, which can not only damage them, but will also reduce their efficiency.

Does your water heater seem to take longer to heat water than it used to? Does your dishwasher seem less effective? These problems can be caused by hard water. Hard water causes more problems in hot water than it does cold. This is why it effects appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters. The limescale and mineral deposits will build up on the heating elements in these appliances, which will reduce their efficiency and increase your electric bill because over time your water heater will have to run longer to heat the same amount of water and the heating element in your dishwasher will not be able to get the water hot enough to break up food build up on dishes.


The proper size and type of softener for a given application depends upon the following:

  1. Compensated hardness
  2. Iron content
  3. Water used per day (sprinklers excluded)
  4. Flow rate required


A water softener should always be installed when the compensated hardness exceeds 3 gpg.

How does it work?

  • A water softener can remove up to 10 ppm of ferrous iron, depending upon size and type of softener.

  • Address metalic taste of water, iron 'reddish' stains, ... 

  • More details to come...

Contact us to learn more