Are you tired of constantly cleaning hard water stains in your sink? Does the idea of drinking tap water make you cringe? Does your shower door get caked with lime scale on a daily basis? Hard water contains more than average trace amounts of calcium, silica, magnesium and lime which, when splashed on a surface and allowed to dry, leave unsightly stains. Soap will not dissolve properly in hard water, and water pipes which convey hard water will clog more often because the residue you find in the shower is also in the pipes. Hard water slowly damages washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners. However, there is a solution for hard water problems: water softeners.