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How to Get the Best Quality Water in Your Home

How to Get the Best Quality Water in Your Home

When it comes to the quality of water in your home, there are many factors involved in choosing the correct water treatment system. Your municipal water source, the water chemistry, and the number of people in your household are just some of the factors that need to be considered.

Other important factors are budget and the quality of water you hope to achieve for your family. Today we are going to investigate the ways that you can achieve good, better, and the best quality water in your home.


With 85% of Canadian households having hard water, a water softener is a good choice for water treatment. This is the first step in achieving good quality water for your family and home.

A water softener works to reduce the hardness minerals naturally found in water. Calcium and magnesium can build up on your bathroom fixtures, inside pipes and appliances, and on your skin and hair. This scale build-up makes cleaning more difficult, reduces the life of plumbing and appliances, and dries out your skin and hair.

Deciding if your home could benefit from a water softener starts with a simple water test to determine if you have hard water.


Municipalities use chlorine and chloramines as a disinfectant to keep water safe from bacteria as it travels through pipes to your home. Both chemicals play an important role in protecting your water from contamination, but once chlorinated water arrives at your home it can cause some problems.

The introduction of chlorine and chloramine can create by-products such as THMs and chloroform. Trihalomethanes (THMs) are the result of a reaction between the chlorine and naturally occurring organic matter in the water. Exposure to THMs has been linked to health risks which may increase during showering or bathing, when warmer water is used.

Additionally, chlorine leaves an unpleasant taste and odour on your water, and can strip your body of natural oils, which dries out your skin and hair.

For use in homes on municipal water, the Chloramax System reduces:

  • Chlorine
  • Chloramines
  • THMs
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Heavy Metals
  • Taste & Odour

Water Depot’s Chloramax Twin System combines the Chloramax with a Water Depot Water Softener. This twin system reduces harmful chemicals, plus softens hard water, while maintaining the natural minerals found in water, providing your family with better quality water.


You’ve achieved better water quality with the installation of a Chloramax and water softener. Now, we can take it to the next level by combining your Chloramax Twin with a Reverse Osmosis system.

Reverse Osmosis systems can be installed at Point-of-Entry (POE) or Point-of-Use (POU). A POE system is installed where the water enters your home and will treat every drop of water in your home. More commonly, a POU system is installed under your kitchen sink, with a dedicated faucet, and is used to treat the water you use for drinking and cooking. A POU system can also be plumbed into your fridge.

A Reverse Osmosis system uses a series of filters and a reverse osmosis membrane to improve taste and odour and remove or reduce many of the chemicals and contaminants commonly found in water, including:

  • Lead
  • Chloride
  • Copper
  • Chromium
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Radium
  • Sulphate
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphorous

To achieve the best possible water quality, consider combining a Chloramax Twin System with an RO system. The “best” water is soft, chemical-free, pure drinking water for your family.

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