White Water related deposits on fixtures (Calicum?)

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Old 09-11-2019, 04:06 PM
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Default White Water related deposits on fixtures (Calicum?)

I have found that our sink fixtures and shower fixtures have a lot of white (calcium?) water-related spots on them. The sink stoppers and shower hoses are especially spotted. The sink stoppers are easy enough to remove and polish clean with a bit of elbow grease and non-scratching cleaner, however the ~36-inch metal clad shower head hose would be impossible to clean this way.

My Questions:
1) What is a good cleaner? (looking for a soak only option, vinegar? Lemon juice? Some other commercial product?)

2) What is a good prevention? (I wanted to ask here before going to any of those water treatment places as I think I will get better info here.... I think everyone understands that I am not looking for a salesman’s response... )

Thank you for your helpful information in advance!
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:48 PM
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:17 PM
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CLR. You can get it at a hardware store.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:37 PM
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Get a Nova water softener and you won't have those deposits, we had them and now, nearly two years later after installing the Nova system, no more calcium spots or buildup.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:25 PM
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Brasso is a metal cleaner and polisher
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:01 PM
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If you routinely spray everything in the shower with one of those daily shower cleaners while the shower is still wet, it will prevent calcium buildup, especially on the shower walls and glass. Once it builds up, it is very difficult to clean. Other than that, I think a whole house water softener would be the only real solution.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:05 PM
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Get a Nova water softener and you won't have those deposits, we had them and now, nearly two years later after installing the Nova system, no more calcium spots or buildup.
Totally agree with water filters and softener. Why continuously clean, and clean, and clean, when you can prevent the deposits.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:57 AM
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So will the filter alone stop them or do you need the softener also?
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:15 AM
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So will the filter alone stop them or do you need the softener also?
The water in The Villages is pretty good as compared with other water systems I have used. So, I don't think either a filter or a softener is needed. But, a softener is specifically designed to prevent calcium deposits. I don't understand why someone would want to filter all the water in the house. I also don't like the idea that water is sitting in these systems without circulating all the time. I have a concern that the water could become contaminated. I also know that some people will disagree with everything I said.

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