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    We all know hard or soft water makes a difference but I also discovered that some shampoos that I thought were hard on my hands were not the shampoo but the minerals left on my skin.

    Then with a water softener I learned there are different salts. Wow I went to a specialist in 3 kinds and got one with an extra rub inhibitor. WOW what a difference. Check out the different salts!!!!!!!!

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    Originally posted by absolutebichon View Post
    We all know hard or soft water makes a difference but I also discovered that some shampoos that I thought were hard on my hands were not the shampoo but the minerals left on my skin.

    Then with a water softener I learned there are different salts. Wow I went to a specialist in 3 kinds and got one with an extra rub inhibitor. WOW what a difference. Check out the different salts!!!!!!!!
    Did they give you specific info that works for everyone? Like salt#1 is harshest, salt#2 is medium, salt#3 is nicest on skin but has this side effect???

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ItzaClip! View Post
      Did they give you specific info that works for everyone? Like salt#1 is harshest, salt#2 is medium, salt#3 is nicest on skin but has this side effect???

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      Not really, but sort of, but not dealing with skin at least. However, yes in sense. What I mean is this. Where I buy my salt there are 3 colors of bags, red, blue and yellow. I know he recommended yellow, so I don't pay much attention to the composition of the others but I know this. We access well water and it goes through other filters but can get heavier in iron, seasonally too. Well that iron is not good if you are trying to whiten coats and iron can weigh it down, not as fluffy. So they take the regular salt (blue bag) and they add something to inhibit "rust" iron as well, so yes it is even better for our skin and coats. By the way some systems can take potassium chloride salt instead which is more expensive, not a lot, but is helpful if you are drinking the water too (a lot) and have high blood pressure your doctor says is related to salt. But don't put the latter in your system unless your manual says it is OK for your system.

      So it was that extra iron even in regular treated water that was still not giving us all the benefits and as soon as we switched salt formulas, what a difference.

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      • #4
        On the drinking issue, we use bottled water for pets so softened water is not an issue.

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        • #5
          I do know that if you see salt for cheap it's often got fillers my parents are on well. Have softened water for 25 years. They ruined ruined their tank from cheap salt. Learned lesson.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ItzaClip! View Post
            I do know that if you see salt for cheap it's often got fillers my parents are on well. Have softened water for 25 years. They ruined ruined their tank from cheap salt. Learned lesson.

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            Exactly. I ONLY use the brand recommended by the installer/manufacturer. I have them out once a year to do a thorough cleaning for about $120 and they refill it. No problems ever. They even give the water a basic test to see how it is working.

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            • #7
              And I thought all salts were the same. As a mobile groomer in a hard water area I do fill up with my softened water at home. It makes a difference. Usually I can last all day with that fill up but wonder if I fill up elsewhere just how hard the water will be, rarely softened. Our water can be so hard even one use shows signs of buildup.

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              • #8
                We checked our salt and yes we found 4 types! Never paid attention.

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                • #9
                  Aha me too. Husband showed me what he buys and I asked and he said 3 types especially for extra minerals or iron. You are right. All salt is not created equal.

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                  • #10
                    We use "regular" but it does come in bigger rounded chunks versus coarse ground. I asked about why and didn't get a good answer. I don't think they would make it two ways if there wasn't at least some reason. Last longer if bigger?

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