There are things to look for to see if you need a water softener. For instance, if you have scaly, white deposits in basins or on fixtures in your bath or kitchen, you need a water softener. Additionally, water spots on glasses and dishes are another sign, especially if these spots don't seem to go away. A water softener will eliminate these hard water spots.
While hard water is a problem, it won't harm your health, but it will harm your appliances and fixtures. Not only can hard water do damage to glassware and leave deposits in sinks and showers, it can decrease the life span of your home's plumbing. Removing these with a water softener is the answer, and the harder your water is, with more calcium and magnesium, the more you will benefit from owning a water softener.
What are the benefits of a water softener?
Kind to the skin and the complexion
A water softener will help prevent red, itchy or dry skin because there is no hardness to cause soreness, no soap curd to coat the skin. Shaving is easier, smoother- either with a blade or electric shaver when you have a water softener.
Bathing and showering
You'll use far less soap with a water softener. You will need to use your soap very sparingly- not as you did before you had a water softener. A quick rinse removes all lather, leaving your skin smooth and silky because now it's free of sticky soap curd and film.