4 Tips to Use Soft Water Efficiently

Let’s see — you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a water softener for your home already. Great! So, that means you must be operating at maximum efficiency, right? Maybe, but if you’re not following these five soft water usage tips, you certainly have some more room to grow!

    1. Say sayonara to detergent-fortified soaps. These harsh chemicals are formulated to cut through the residual minerals found in hard water, so they’re not necessary if your water is soft. Instead, go pure — with dye- and perfume-free soaps all around.


    1. Cut your soap usage down to size. We already know that soft water makes soap lather and rinse away more easily. So, it only makes sense to cut your pre-softener soap usage down. We recommend slashing soap usage in half to start.


    1. Put down the fabric softener. Just like detergent, fabric softener was produced to combat hard water problems that cause stiffness and fading. With soft water, you can ditch the fabric softener all together and still get the same results.


  1. Don’t waste soft water outside. Soft water is great for a number of things, but using it over hard to water your lawn and garden really makes no difference. Instead, give your softener a break and put the system in bypass before tackling any outdoor duties.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of installing a water softening system, and how easy it is to use in your home? Just give the water treatment experts at Aquarius Water Conditioning a call at 1-888-741-9058 or fill out our online consultation request form today.


I’ve noticed that many people ignore their water unless it’s causing a visible problem. But having good, clean water impacts the quality of their lives.

More and more people seem to understand that and are interested in improving their water now. Kinetico can help.

Mike Holmes

DIY Network