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
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.