How Water Gets to Your Home

Turning on the faucet for a glass of water or jumping into a hot shower are both mindless things we do every day – but have you ever stopped to wonder how that water makes it to your home? It’s a pretty amazing and fortunate thing to have running water at our finger tips whenever […]

Four Reasons to Drink Water in Colder Months

Many people consider summer to be the months with the greatest threat of dehydration, but winter—and the cold that comes along with it—are a subtler, more nefarious villain in your body’s battle against dehydration. Here are four reasons to drink water in colder months. Part of the problem is that individuals underestimate winter’s ability to […]

What Size Water Softener Do I Need?

I always thought water came in one of two ways: salt or drinking. You drank the pure and sun bathed by the rest. Right? Wrong. Your household water supply – what you cook, clean and bathe in – can either be hard or soft. Hard water is full of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which […]

5 Rural Water Supply Facts for Homebuyers

For many, the ultimate dream is to own a place in the country, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Scenic drives, distance between neighbors and deer frolicking in open fields all sound heavenly. However, there are some major differences between city and rural life. Probably the most important difference is your […]

What Causes Hard Water Stains?

Have you ever noticed a white, chalky buildup on your faucets? Do your toilets have a blue ring around the water’s edge? Do you see an orange rusty looking stain in your sink or tub? These are all hard water stains. What causes hard water stains? Water is colorless, but it can leave behind some […]

Water Hardness by the Numbers

Having running water is a necessity, and many people are concerned about the hardness of that water. Hard water can require more detergent in the laundry machine as well as more soap in the dishwasher. It can also cause expensive breakdowns of equipment when the buildup of minerals becomes too great. Sometimes you can identify […]

San Antonio Water Hardness Explained

San Antonio and the Hill Country are known for having some of the hardest water in America. Like the weather, this is something that we learn to adapt to. Water softeners play a huge part in central Texas, but do we ever think about why our water is so hard and mineralized? Here’s a helpful […]

Industrial Water Softener Benefits for Restaurants

Ensuring clean water is critical to the success of your restaurant. You use water every day to clean, cook, and drink. Ever notice a white calcium build up around faucets or other equipment? What about etched drinking glasses that look dirty even when they are clean? These problems are caused by hard water. Hard water is water […]

Commercial Water Softener Benefits for Hotels

Hard water can cause stains, buildup and many other ugly discomforts in your home. This is why water softeners exist – especially in parts of the country like San Antonio, where the water is very hard. But what about when you’re on the road? In the hospitality industry, having a commercial water softener is just […]

Recent Water Softening Equipment Installations

At Kinetico San Antonio, our commercial and residential water softening equipment installations range from single occupant homes all the way to systems with a demand as high as 100 gallons per minute. We also work with a lot of families that are on private well water, generally outside the city. In some of these instances, we […]