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Old 08-21-2007, 08:38 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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Originally Posted by guinnessjim View Post
what is RO?
Reverse Osmosis
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:49 PM
Location: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
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of course! i am dum....thx, 5kings!
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:13 AM
Location: In my house
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Originally Posted by michblows View Post
As long as my clothes, hair and dishes arent RED!
LOL, they won't be. What a funny picture in my mind though.

Yes, we have hard water here. No, i never see a film on my dishes, clothes, hair or skin. Of course ive lived with hard water all my life so to me it's normal.
Get a water filter on your sink like I have. Filter your pets water. You will be fine.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:00 PM
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Get a water softener!!! When we got here, the first thing I noticed was that my dishes were not getting clean in the dishwasher. My first thought was the dishwasher sucked and I would have to buy a new one. Then I started getting clouded glasses and dishes. Which would not even come off when I tried hand washing them. I thought great, now I have to go get new sets. My husband wanted soft water, I swear it's all he talked about for 2 1/2 months. So eventually, I broke down and agreed which was hard because I had never minded hard water before. After it was setup, I ran a load of dishes and all of the clouding went away I can get away using less moisturizer after I shower, my laundry looks much better and much softer and my shower does not have those horrible hard water spots on the plexi-glass anymore if you can get a home with one already installed that would be easiest, otherwise you have to buy a unit which runs about $500 and then pay someone to install it (which I highly recommend ) which i think is $200 or more, maybe less.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:45 PM
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Where I live...we call hard water...ICE! (at least 6 months out of the year)
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:01 PM
Location: las vegas nevada
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+1 on the water softener. its get rid of the white spots that appear on your sink and dishes or anything that the faucet water gets in contact with. i heard its harmless but its still nice o get rid of them so you dont have to scrub them off your silverware when they dry.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:36 PM
Location: Getting used to life in the Valley of the Sun
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depending how much you use... definitely get a water filtration or R/O system. Ours cost about 200-300 dollars at Lowes. We filter only the kitchen area (drinking, cooking, icemaker) water. It's not much money to maintain, then again, it's a small condo, and I'm not out there full-time (at least not yet!).

I've honestly found that for most other things, there are easy fixes. I.E. Jetdry gets rid of the spots in the dishwasher, and this powder stuff (I think it's Borax?) makes the clothes soft in the wash.

just my .02
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:07 AM
Location: Sitting on a park bench...
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Forget about the water, it's the egg nog that you've got to watch out for around here!
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:36 PM
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I wonder if water softener will hurt swimming pool?
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:38 PM
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Originally Posted by KD Hawaii View Post
I wonder if water softener will hurt swimming pool?

Any of the conventional water softeners kill plants...so you don't use them for the external watering. Virtually every house built in the last twenty years has a loop in the garage that lets you process only the house water.

So normally none should get to your swimming pool... Unless it is indoors...and then you obviously have sufficient funds to get the pool its own RO system. .
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