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Water Softener in Tampa

Hard Water in the Tampa Bay Area

If you have lived in the Greater Tampa Bay Area of Florida for any length of time you most likely will have noticed that we have hard water in this area. Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in city or well water, most commonly caused by minerals such as calcium and magnesium being dissolved into the water as it moves on or in the ground. How hard your water is would be determined by the amount of these dissolved minerals within your water.

Enjoy Softer Water

Do you have hard water in your home or business? Hard water can reduce the quality of water in your home or business and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs, and more. The dissolved minerals contained within hard water causes you to waste soap and detergent. It also leaves scale deposits you can't get off dishes, bathroom fixtures, and glass shower doors, as well as build up inside your appliances and on your clothes shortening their life. Hard water can even dry and roughen your skin causing you to use lotions or moisturizers for smoother feeling skin.

hard water stains on coffee pot
hard water stains on faucet

The signs of hard water are not always obvious but can cause damaging effects to your plumbing. It can cause scale buildup from mineral deposits in your pipes and over time your pipes can clog, water flow can be reduced, and water pressure will be restricted. These effects could possibly lead to costly plumbing repairs. Therefore, adding a water softener to your home or business could in a way be considered preventive maintenance, and remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Soften Your Tampa Bay Area Hard Water

Here at Olin Plumbing of Tampa we offer a wide range of water softener products to fit both your needs and your budget. The water softener and filter product line we use is WaterSoft who is one of the leaders in the industry and we have water softening systems for every size household and business. Our water expert Joseph Cammarano, who is the head of our Water Softener Division can come out to your home or place of business FREE of charge and test your water in order to determine exactly how hard your water is. Once the water hardness level has been determined, we can then determine what size system we need to put in your home or business in order to effectively soften your water.

WaterSoft Legacy View

Features of Our Water Softener Units

  • Set up through Legacy View Bluetooth
  • 12 VDC operation
  • 5 cycles, all fully adjustable
  • Treated Water Refill with pre-brine option
  • Programming ease and options increase efficiency, save salt and water
  • Strong, durable Noryl® valve body, weather insect resistant one-piece slide cover
  • Proprietary two valve bypass with 1 inch MNPT Connections
  • 9V battery back-up
  • Will motor to a drain line shut off position if power fails during regeneration
  • Switch Output for: Full Cycle Function and Backwash Function
  • Limited 7 year warranty

Tampa Plumber Talks About Water Softeners and Water Conditioners

Benefits of Soft Water in the Kitchen

  • Shiny, spotless dishes and glasses
  • Sparkling-clean sinks
  • Longer life for plumbing and appliances
  • Cleaner dishwasher with no scale buildup

Benefits of Soft Water in the Bathroom

  • Cleaner fixtures with no soap-scum buildup
  • Stain-free sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Softer skin and more manageable hair
  • Use less shampoo and conditioners

Benefits of Soft Water in the Laundry

  • Wash is fresher, cleaner, and brighter
  • Longer life for washing machine
  • Use less detergent
  • Softer clothes

Here's a Look at a Few More Benefits of Soft Water

Just the savings from the grocery store will save you money. You use up to 75% less soap and fewer cleaning products with soft water. Considering the soap and detergent aisle is the most expensive aisle in the grocery store, your budget will immediately reflect the savings!

Diminished razor burn and less dry, cracked skin: Soft water causes the razor to glide more easily across the face and or legs. This, in turn, causes your razor blades to last longer. Hard water minerals can also build up on your skin. You know that “squeaky” clean feeling after a shower? Well that’s not the feel of your natural skin. Often it’s the result of minerals bonding with your soap to stick to your skin. The hard water washes away your body’s natural oils, soft water keeps you feeling smooth.

Your water heater will last longer. Scale build-up created by minerals will not take place if your water is soft. This adds life to your water heater. Also, if you have deposits in your water heater, the buildup on the bottom of your tank, we found it will cost you more to heat the water in your water heater with hard water then it will with soft water.

Your plumbing will last longer. Hard water can cause a buildup of scale from mineral deposits. Over time, pipes and fixtures can clog, water flow reduced, and you will see your pressure can be reduced. This doesn’t happen with soft water. Soft water is low in mineral content and therefore doesn’t leave deposits in the pipes. Think about what you use hot water for in your house. Now think what the hard water is doing to it.