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Water Softening

Parent Category: Drinking Water
Water softening involves the removal of certain minerals and metals from hard water. Many water softeners are filled with salt and resin beads, which allow for ion exchange.
Adding salt to your bath water will NOT make it soft. Whiletraditional water softeners do use salt to operate, they are NOTmaking the water softer by adding salt to the water. Instead theyare adding just the sodium ions from the salt and removing Calciumand magnesium ions from the hard water to make...
My opinion is that  the soft water gives you an incomplete rinse of the soap and that  the soft sodium in the soft water reacts with the lanolin on the  skin and actually produces kind of a film of soap on your body. 
The calcium (as calcium carbonate) in hard water replaces the  sodium on the fatty acids of the soap causing them to precipitate  as a sticky scum. This deposits soap scum on the things being  washed and causes the formation of "bathtub ring" on bathtubs,  sinks, etc.
Yes it can, in the proper filter arrangement.
Hard water interacts with soaps preventing them from cleaning  properly and forming soap scum and bathtub ring (detergents are not  affected this way).   Hard water coats the insides of pipes preventing them from rusting,  but can also clog the pipes with mineral deposits.   Very hard water...
It isn't an element, it is the salt sodium chloride a compound.
nos2 is water
Typically in the east coast the rock  formations are igneous rocks like granite so the water doesn't pick  up very much calcium so you will have a modest amount of hardness  on the east coast of the united states, in the south central,  primarily the Texas area, you get extremely hard water...
Yes, we should  really separate soft water from soften water, soft water is a  naturally occurring thing where the hardness never got into the  water similar to rain water, soften water is water that has been  artificially soften in some form. In some parts of the world  primarily western...