water softeners

The Hard Facts of Water Softeners

Slightly Hard Water (0 – 3 GPG) | Moderately Hard Water (3 – 7 GPG) | Hard Water (7 – 10 GPG) | Very Hard Water (10 – 14 GPG) |Extremely Hard Water (over 14 GPG)

A recent study from Whirlpool found that “85% of American homes have hard water – water that contains high levels of calcium and magnesium. Water hardness is measured in GPG (grains per gallon). The map above shows just how water hardness varies across the country.””

Water softeners use resin beads to swap the minerals with sodium that makes the water soft.

Hard water causes severe damage:

  • reduces the lifespan of dishwasher and laundry machines
  • limits the efficiency of a water heater
  • clogs showerheads and sink fixtures
  • make dishes look cloudy


Call All American Plumbing Services, 727.943.8300, for your in-home water treatment system assessment and consultation.


We are licensed qualified plumbers servicing New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Trinity, Clearwater, Dunedin, Port Richey, Westchase, Oldsmar, Odessa, Holiday, Land O Lakes, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Lutz, Ozona, Crystal Beach, Safety Harbor, Belleair, East Lake, Keystone, and surrounding areas of Tampa Bay with over 35 years of experience.