Natural Bridge Caverns and Hard Water

Natural Bridge CavernsUnderstanding Limestone

Hey, San Antonians! How many of you have been to our very own Natural Bridge Caverns? We took a trip recently to tour this amazing underground world. You hear us talk about hard-water buildup everyday, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a better example than this. Each and every one of the massive stalactites and stalagmites found at Natural Bridge Caverns were created by hard water. How? It’s easy!

Limestone stalactites and stalagmites, like the ones found at Natural Bridge Caverns, begin with a single drop of mineral-rich water. As each drop falls, it will deposit a very, very thin level of calcite. Over time, the calcite will build up and the stalactite will appear to grow down toward the ground and, more often than not, toward the stalagmite that is slowly growing up to meet it.

We can appreciate the beauty of these caverns as much as the next person, but that doesn’t mean we want the same thing to happen in our pipes at home! Sure, your pipes won’t have thousands of years to accumulate this kind of buildup, but you’d be surprised what can happen over the course of a few short years. Pipes have been known to clog and even burst from unmonitored hard water buildup.

That’s where water softeners come into play. High-quality water softeners, like the Kinetico Premier Series, remove the hard water minerals that can wreak havoc on your plumbing, appliances, dishes, hair and skin. Hairstylists, homeowners and dry-skin sufferers agree – soft water is the way to go. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate hard water elsewhere!

✓ Natural underground spaces
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If you’re ready to stop hard water from damaging your home, call us at Kinetico San Antonio today! Our quality water systems and softeners will protect your home, leaving your with pure, tasty soft water.