If you notice a lot of soap scum and other buildup around your bathroom fixtures and glass shower door, that seems almost impossible to keep at bay, no matter how many times a week you clean it, then it's likely you have hard water. Hard water is commonly found in homes that have their own well or get city water that isn't purified enough, it can lead to a hazy buildup on not only your bathroom fixtures, but also your kitchen glasses and silverware. Luckily there are several solutions to fixing the problem, from magnetic solutions to more conventional salt water softeners that remove the hard minerals in your water. Installing a water softener like the Northstar Water Softener can be accomplished in just a few hours by most homeowners, all that you have to do is have an electrical connection nearby your main water inlet pipe. Most homeowners that install water softeners, will do so nearby their water heaters, as there is plenty of space and nearby electrical outlets.
If you have limited space, such as in a condo or apartment, then there are other solutions such as the NuvoH2O Saltless Water Softener which instead rely on a membrane of citric acid, which water is forced through. The benefit of the NuvoH20 system is that you don't have to connect it to any electrical connections, it weights under 20 pounds and can be easily installed and removed in the event that you live in an apartment building and have to move. The maintenance with a citric acid water softener is also a lot less than conventional salt water softeners. Once every couple of months all you have to do is remove the screw in filtration cartridge on the NuvoH20 water softener and screw on a new fresh unit, this can all be accomplished without even having to turn off the water.