The Waterboy Blog

Negative Effects of Hard Water The term “hard water” is somewhat misleading. The water isn’t actually hard in any sense, but it does contain dissolved mineral components, usually calcium and magnesium. When water contains a high concentration of these minerals, it can cause a wide variety...

Reverse Osmosis vs. Whole House Water Filter There are many options for having better water in your home and here is a comparison so you can have a better understanding of how the whole water system is for your home. What are the differences between Reverse Osmosis...

Hard water, as opposed to soft water, is water with a higher-than-normal mineral content. Dry skin is one of the most common effects of hard water on skin. Since hard water makes it more difficult to rinse soaps and shampoos from the skin's surface, the...

Based on the drought in California, it is a good idea to use the water that comes to your home and filter it with a Waterboy whole home filtration system instead of buying bottled water, since most of the bottled water comes from California. There...

How do you know if your tap water is truly safe to drink? You can actually tell a lot about the health of your water by its look and smell. One risk with tap water is that it could include unhealthy sediments. If you notice...

The water you use in your home or business commonly contains a range of minerals. The types and amounts of these minerals (measured in parts per million, or ppm) determine the “hardness” of your water supply. When measuring the hardness of a water supply, calcium carbonate...

Kitchen: Upgrade your dishwasher; the average dishwasher uses 9.3 gallons a load, but that high-efficiency models use only 5 to 7 gallons a load. Run your dishwasher only when full. Pre-rinse dishwasher loads in a bowl instead of under a tap; this will save you...

Are You Getting Enough Water Each Day? Drinking great tasting water makes you want to drink more water and Superior Water whole home or office water filtration systems brings you great tasting water. "We know that we need it, but for one reason or another, we often...

How To Stay Healthy And Hydrated This Summer Summer is officially here in Southern California, and like always, it’s bringing the heat. If you’re outside for more than a few minutes, you probably notice yourself needing to hydrate. Unfortunately, the defining attributes of summertime—hot temperatures, humidity...

CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM IN YOUR WATER The minerals found in river water (a big source for drinking water) are the same as those found in the continental bedrock through which they flow. Much of this bedrock is formed from the fossils of ancient sea creatures; these...