In this blog, you will find out how to turn hard water in your RV into soft water.
In fact, the best RV soft water shower head was featured by Bob Livingston who in Motorhome magazine and this is what Bob wrote; “From a subjective point of view, the soft water felt smoother on the skin and it was definitely easier to was long hair”
So if you would like to feel the same benefits as described above, we invite you to carry on reading and get yourself familiarise with this unique innovation.
Let’s dive right in.
- Feel close to home in your RV
- We design showers with RV’ers in mind
- How do you know if you have hard water
- Simple solutions to hard water issues in your RV.
- Check out our review in Motrohome magazine
- And we even designed a shower head with a built-in massager
- DIY solution to removing limescale in your shower head.
- So what’s the bottom line?
Feel close to home in your RV
When you own an RV a lot of effort goes into making it feel as close as possible to living at your home. After all, with over 11 million Americans owning an RV and over 1 million permanently living in their RV, comfort is a priority. Daily shower is one of the most discussed topics among RV-ers. At Ecocamel, we specialise in making showers that use less water while giving an improved and more powerful showering experience.
We design shower heads with RV-ers in mind
At Ecocamel, our designers are always looking to develop state of the art products to match the demanding requirements of RV-ers.
Our team wanted to understand what difference soft water makes in an RV. We discovered that due to frequent changes in locations, water quality varied greatly. Sometimes water was supplied from the wells of the RV parks and other times from the municipal water supply. In some cases water was
stored from collected rainwater. However most times, hard water was present in the water.
How do you know if you have hard water
Without going into too much science, most people know when the water they use is hard water.
There will be noticeable lime scale deposits in various appliances as well as a scaly film on shower screens and tiles. But there are other challenges in hard water areas, many people will experience drier skin and dull air, soap will not lather easily and over time they will notice damage to appliances such as boilers and pumps.
Hard water leaves a thin layer of soap on the skin. This can be damaging to the natural layer which protects our skin. Studies show a correlation between hard water and skin issues such as eczema.
Is it something you should really be thinking about when travelling?
We definitely think so. With over 80% of the US suffering from hard water, you are probably already paying for the damages caused by hard water to your appliances and feeling the effects on your skin and hair. Click here to find a map of the hard water areas in the USA.
Simple solutions to combat hard water issues in your RV.
With advice and feedback from RV-ers, we created two solutions to solve hard water problems in your RV. The first is our revolutionary, one of the kind, Orbit Soft water shower head.
The Orbit Soft Water shower head uses a unique combination of metals plus the principle of turbulence, to force the water flow through the unit where an electro-chemical catalytic reaction occurs. The result is that previously ‘hard’ minerals are changed from being large molecules into inactive, microscopic mineral particles. The electrical charge of the minerals is lowered which reduces the surface tension of the water and makes it softer.
Check out our 5* shower head review in Motorhome magazine!
This is what Bob Livingston from Motorhome magazine had to say:
" Ecocamel makes the Orbit SoftWater work by placing metals in the handle that cause an electro-chemical catalytic reaction, which neutralises the calcium so it cannot form limescale.
The configuration of the unique alloy increases water velocity and turbulence, preventing the minerals from building up. The hard minerals are removed from the solution, becoming insoluble crystals, which wash down the drain. The second part of the design increases the pressure through the jets in the ring at the end of the handle. This is the feature that has made the Ecocamel shower head so successful. Air is forced through the handle, spinning the water at high speed and building turbulence to create a dreamy stream of water. Flow is regulated to a maximum of 2.1 gallons per minute; an optional Shut Off Valve can be ordered online.
From a subjective point of view, the soft water felt smoother on the skin and it was definitely easier to was long hair. The combination of soft water and the powerful spray puts the Orbit at the top of the list of best shower heads available for motorhomes.”
Best of all our shower heads are designed to use less water and energy while delivering a powerful showering experience. So not only will you be showering in healthier soft water but you will be using less water and therefore saving money on your water and energy bills.
And we even designed a shower head with a built-in massager
Added to this we also do a version of the Orbit Soft water shower head which includes a sonic massaging unit. This elevates the shower head into a health and beauty shower head. Ideal for massaging away tense muscles after a long drive and exfoliating your skin from the pollution of a long road journey.
DIY solution to removing limescale in your shower head.
Another question we get asked is how can we remove limescale from our faucets and shower head. I like this simple solution. For your shower head simply take a small plastic bag, partly fill it with white vinegar, place the bag around the shower head and tie the bag securely in place.
Leave for about an hour and then remove the bag and brush the faceplate with a brush to clean it. How can I clean my faucet spout? Well just follow the same instructions but use a small bag and an old toothbrush to clean it.
The following video demonstrates the process nicely.
So what’s the bottom line?
As per the review in Motorhome magazine, here is how Bob described the Orbit soft water; “the soft water felt smoother on the skin and it was definitely easier to was long hair. The combination of soft water and the powerful spray puts the Orbit at the top of the list of best shower heads available for motorhomes.”
Not only will you be showering in healthier soft water, but you will be using less water and therefore saving money on your water and energy bills.
For an investment under $100, why not giving it a try with our 60 day better shower guarantee?