How-to Remove Calcium From Water:
It's easy to forget how important water is in our lives. Of course we need it in our diet, but in our homes, it's a tool and a fluid medium that carries material from one place to the next. And one of the reasons it does this job well is that it's very good at holding things, either by suspending them or dissolving them.
Unlike most tools, though, water doesn't come with an instruction manual. If it did, you'd know why the dishes you thought were washed are covered with spots when dry, why the water in your shower leaves a film on everything it touches, and why what you thought was clean water has clogged up your plumbing system.
This is caused by Calcium In Water. The Solution is The Problem.... While water is in the ground, it picks up soluble bits of whatever it passes through. While this can mean contamination that makes the water unfit to drink, in many cases it simply means that the water contains minerals found in the earth. Of these, calcium in water is of particular importance because it affects the water's ability to function in our homes. Calcium in water makes our water hard.
One effect of hard water is that soaps and detergents lose some effectiveness. Instead of dissolving completely, soap combines with the minerals to form a coagulated soap curd. Because less soap is dissolved, more is required. And the sticky insoluble curd hangs around-it clings to the skin and may actually inhibit cleansing. Washed hair seems dull and lifeless.
In the laundry, things aren't much better. The soap curd can work its way into your clothes as they're being washed in your automatic washing machine. This can keep dirt trapped in the fibers, and it can stiffen and roughen the fabric. In addition to affecting the actual washing process, insoluble soap deposits leave spots on everything you wash-from your dishes to the family car-and a soap film will build up in your bath and shower. Another reason to be concerned about Calcium in water is its effect on your plumbing system. Calcium in water can build up in pipes, reducing flow to taps and appliances. In water heaters, these minerals generate a scale buildup that reduces the efficiency and life of the heater.
The solution to the problem is to address the Calcium In Water. While there are chemical treatments that do this including a traditional salt based water softener that will require salt or potassium pellets, and assuming that consuming the calcium is not bad for your health, the most practical solution might be a Catalytic Water Conditioner like the Hard Water Bullet.
The heart of this system is a metallic core that has the ability to condition the calcium rendering it harmless but leaving the calcium in your water as harmless Aragonite, and this way the water retains its nutritional quality. It breaks down the calcium and magnesium rendering it harmless and allowing your water to retain the nutritional benefits.
This system does not have to regenerate like a conventional water softener and will not need chemicals or salt to perform the conditioning process.
Water hardness (Calcium in water) is measured in grains per gallon (GPG) or milligrams per liter (mg/l, equivalent to parts per million, or ppm).
Water up to 1 GPG (or 17.1 mg/l) is considered soft
Water from 1 to 3.5 GPG is considered moderately hard.
Water from 3.5 to 7 GPG is Hard Water.
Water from 7 to 10.5 GPG is Very Hard.
Usually, hard water poses no health hazard. On the other hand, the sodium chloride that remains in softened water (From a conventional water softener) may be a problem for those on sodium-restricted diets. This is another great reason to replace your conventional softener with a Salt Free Conditioner.
The Best Answer:
The overall best solution might be to not Remove Calcium From Water, but instead to treat the calcium in your water by installing a Hard Water Bullet along with an in-line filter. If you cannot ingest calcium for health reasons, then you should install a high quality 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System which will remove the calcium. The reason I say this is simple: You will not need to purchase salt, and you will not waste water because the Hard Water Bullet will not need to regenerate and you’re not drinking water with sodium chloride in it.