The ShowerStick – A TRUE Shower Water Softener!

Removes hard water minerals – unlike a shower filter!

Our Shower Water Softener is called the ShowerStick. It’s a true water “softener” since it removes hard water minerals (such as calcium, magnesium and iron) which are known to cause dry skin and hair. This means that the water from the ShowerStick shower water softener will test as soft water when using a hard water test kit. But the water from a shower water filter won’t test as soft since it isn’t capable of removing hard water minerals (see for yourself by using a hard water test kit). This is why many people who first try using a shower filter alone don’t end up happy with the results it gives. For a more in-depth explanation regarding why shower filters don’t soften water, please follow the link: Does a shower filter soften water? To get the best results, you need to soften the water. There are of course benefits to using a shower filter which is why we offer a KDF filter as an optional accessory to be installed in-line with the ShowerStick

Some of the effects of hard water on skin and hair:

  • Dull, dry ‘straw-like’, brittle, frizzy, lifeless and unmanageable hair
  • Hair loss, breakage and thinning
  • Hair color fading
  • Dry itchy skin (soft water is also great for dogs or other animals who suffer with skin diseases or disorders)
  • Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin yeast infections
  • Soaps and shampoos don’t lather properly which causes you to use too much of them which contributes to more dried out skin and hair
  • Acne breakouts
  • Can cause blonde hair to turn red or orange
  • Soaps and shampoos leave residue on your skin and in your hair because they don’t dissolve easily in hard water
  • Flaky, itchy scalp (dandruff)

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • The ShowerStick body is made of durable 3” PVC pipe
  • Dimensions of ShowerStick body: 4″ diameter (with end caps) x 17″ length
  • Fully assembled length from bottom tip of shower pipe to bottom of hose loop is 36″ and 20″ to bottom of ShowerStick body (41″ and 25″ with KDF filter installed.)
  • Weight of ShowerStick when full of water with all additional parts is approximately 7.5 pounds
  • The lifespan of the resin is up to 10 years if it’s regenerated as needed and is protected from chlorine and other contaminants either by adding a KDF shower filter (see “KDF shower filter” below) or by using a whole house filtration system. Otherwise, the lifespan may be shorter
  • 2.0 GPM continuous flow

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • ShowerStick true water softener PVC body with softening resin inside
  • Handheld shower head and hose
  • Shower arm mount with Angle Connector attached
  • Hard water test kit
  • Regeneration port opening for easy regeneration of the resin

HOW IT WORKS:

The ShowerStick hooks up to a standard 1/2” American shower pipe. Similar to whole house water softeners, the ShowerStick contains resin beads which soften water through a process called “ion exchange”. The resin beads attract hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. As the minerals pass over the resin beads they stick to the surface of the beads which traps them inside the ShowerStick. After the resin beads collect all the minerals they can hold, the resin needs to be regenerated to flush out the hard water minerals the resin has collected. Regeneration is done by pouring a solution of salt (fine grain plain or iodized table salt) and water (mixed together in a one liter bottle) into the ShowerStick. On average, most of our customers determine they need to regenerate weekly. How often you need to regenerate depends on several factors such as the hardness of your water, the number of people who use the ShowerStick, how often each person showers, the duration of each shower and your water pressure. The hard water test kit (included) will help you determine how often you’ll need to regenerate.

Installation:

For written and VIDEO installation instructions for the ShowerStick and Optional Accessories: Click here»

Regeneration:

For written and VIDEO instructions regarding how often regeneration is needed and how to regenerate: Click here»