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phoenix Sun 02-Aug-20 11:16:01

Hello all,

I'm going round in circles here! Even Google isn't helping.

On the English Water Hardness scale, is the higher the number the harder the water, or the other way round?

Thank you!

Juliet27 Sun 02-Aug-20 11:19:00

I’ve googled that Bristol has very hard water with a reading of 307 and Bath has hard water with a reading of 232. Does that help?

Blossoming Sun 02-Aug-20 11:19:18

The higher the number (which represents the amount of calcium) the harder the water.

phoenix Sun 02-Aug-20 11:23:46

Thank you, Juliet & Blossoming that will help!

Blinko Sun 02-Aug-20 11:38:50

Thanks for raising this. I wasn't aware you could look up your water hardness or lack of. Very useful info.

phoenix Sun 02-Aug-20 11:56:49

Blinko I knew I was in a soft water area, but didn't know how the numbers related to it, iykwim.

Nannarose Sun 02-Aug-20 11:58:16

You can also buy hard water testers, useful as there remain some small local variations.

welbeck Sun 02-Aug-20 12:03:43

i actually prefer hard water.
when i've been ooop north my hands never feel as if they are rinsed of soap properly. i find it annoying.
guess it depends what you're used to.

timetogo2016 Sun 02-Aug-20 12:06:26

Well iv`e learnt something today Pheonix,thank you.

Lexisgranny Sun 02-Aug-20 12:13:22

Hope this helps

Rufus2 Sun 02-Aug-20 12:24:46

I'm going round in circles here
You're obviously in a whirlpool! Tell me , are you going clockwise or anti? They say that it's different between the two Hemispheres! grin
Actually you'll find the hardest water at either of the Poles!
Hope that helps!
OoRoo

Elegran Sun 02-Aug-20 12:28:07

Phoenix This page has a lot of info and an interactive map. You put in your postcode. www.aquacure.co.uk/knowledge-base/uk-hard-water-map

phoenix Sun 02-Aug-20 13:18:21

Thanks to all who posted, much appreciated!

I knew I was in a sofwater area, but needed to know the numbers so that I could set the thingy on the dishwasher, so that why I asked if it was higher the number, harder the water, or vice versa!

All sorted now 😀

farview Tue 04-Aug-20 10:52:16

Thanks Elegran..followed the link and now know that I live in a soft water area...I didnt know that...but we do have really nice tasting water..

Lucca Tue 04-Aug-20 10:55:47

welbeck

i actually prefer hard water.
when i've been ooop north my hands never feel as if they are rinsed of soap properly. i find it annoying.
guess it depends what you're used to.

“Oop north” ?? As opposed to “darn sowf”

callgirl1 Tue 04-Aug-20 16:58:15

Hard water tastes nicer.

Blinko Tue 04-Aug-20 18:54:44

I knew we were in a soft water area, but DSs and their families are in a very hard water area. I've sent them a link so they'll be able to look it up.