Vancouver Island’s Water Experts

Water Softener & Conditioner Installation

Hard water, a widespread issue on the Island and well water in general, can lead to various challenges in homes. Our water softeners and conditioners are designed to tackle these problems effectively.

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Does Vancouver Island Have Hard Water?

Water hardness varies throughout the province and most of North America.

If you live in Parksville you may find that your water hardness varies based on the time of year. Parksville’s water is hard during the rainy season and drought season because Parksville and surrounding areas draw water from various wells that have different water chemistries, some have higher hardness levels than others. At other times in the year when the Englishman River is clear and high they draw from it, the river has a fairly low level of hardness.

If you’re concerned about hardness and mineral content, you may be able to diagnose the issue yourself by observing the way your water behaves. If your water leaves behind deposits in the sink or bathtub, or in the coffee maker or kettle it’s probably moderately hard to hard. On the other hand, if you don’t ever see these deposits and get lots of suds when you use soap, you probably have soft water. In the end, the best way to determine if you have hard water is to have your water tested by a professional.

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Why Soften & Condition your Water?

Easier Cleaning & Longer-lasting Appliances

Hard water often leaves spots and stains on dishes and appliances, necessitating extra cleaning efforts. It also causes mineral buildup in appliances like sinks, washing machines, and showers, reducing their lifespan and efficiency.

Softer Hair and Skin

Softened water can dramatically improve the condition of your skin and hair, preventing issues like dry skin or split ends. Additionally, it eliminates water spots on cars or windows after using sprinklers.

Salt-Free Water Conditioning

Our salt-free conditioners offer an alternative solution for managing hard water without relying on salt or drying additives. They alter the chemical composition of hard water minerals, reducing scale and buildup without removing the beneficial minerals.

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Sodium/Salt-Based vs. Salt-Free Water Softeners

Water softeners are often used to treat hard water and remove the excess amount of calcium and magnesium. Minerals are replaced with sodium during a process called “ion exchange.” However, some people who have sensitive taste buds may find soft water unappealing to drink. Additionally, the increased sodium content could cause your skin and hair to feel dry after washing.

There is no such thing as a salt-free water softener, but there are salt-free water conditioners. Salt-free water conditioners alter the chemical composition of magnesium and calcium in hard water, making it less likely to cling to surfaces. This reduces the amount of buildup and scale that occurs. The minerals remain in the water, but they take on an altered state. They condition the water. This is why they are referred to as “conditioners” and not “softeners.”

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Salt-Free Water Treatment Services

Earthsmart Water Systems offers comprehensive salt-free water treatment in Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni, Comox, Nanaimo, and the Gulf Islands. Whether you’re looking for someone to test for hard water in your home or are interested in exploring salt-free alternatives for removing hard water, Earthsmart Water Systems can provide the expert insight and assistance you need. We supply and install point of use, whole house systems, eco-friendly options, and more.

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The Island’s Experts in Water Softening and Conditioning Solutions

Superior Quality at Competitive Prices:

Earthsmart Water Systems is a leader in providing top-notch water softening and conditioning solutions. Our commitment to quality, combined with affordable pricing, ensures that you get the best value. Our team of experts specializes in tailoring solutions to your unique needs, whether it’s for residential or commercial use.

Comprehensive and Customizable Water Treatment:

From compact, residential water softeners to advanced, whole-house conditioning systems, we offer a range of solutions to combat hard water problems. Our approach is customized to meet the specific requirements of your home or business, ensuring effective results and enhanced water quality for all your needs.

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Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise

Trust in Local Expertise and Excellence – Our team, comprised of highly skilled and experienced professionals, deeply understands the specific water challenges of Vancouver Island.

Upfront Pricing

Transparent Costs with No Surprises – We believe in honest, clear pricing. Get a straightforward quote upfront, ensuring you make informed decisions without worrying about unexpected charges.

Sustainable Solutions

Committed to Eco-Friendly Solutions – By choosing Earthsmart, you’re opting for water systems that prioritize efficiency, resource conservation, and environmental responsibility.

Hear From Our Customers

Hear from our satisfied customers who have experienced the quality and value of our products and services. These reviews are taken straight from our Google business listing.

My well pump failed on the 23rd of December, Christmas was looking bleak with no water. Curtis came out right away and worked right through until the well was up and running. Thank You Curtis for saving our Christmas!

Elaine Duke
Nanaimo, BC

Earthsmart Water System has been taking care of our well, which has a lot of iron, for the past year. We are quite impressed. The personnel are knowledgeable, prompt, efficient, and provide service at a reasonable price. We are very pleased to recommend this company highly.

David and Michiko Young
Nanaimo, BC

Kurtis and his team are rockstars. We recently purchased a home that developed some serious issues with our well and it happened during a summer drought. He worked through and fixed all the difficult issues. I highly recommend Earthsmart to anybody that uses water!

Derek Flug
Parksville, BC

The most trusted and professional water treatment company around. When your looking for the best quality water and prompt reliable service you need look no further than Earthsmart.

Glen White
Coombs, BC

Curtis and team are committed to ensuring they do their best job for their clients. The Truffle Farm highly recommends them for all small or large projects!

The Truffle Farm Inc.
Parksville BC

Our farm in Campbell River needed an upgrade in water filtration, and EarthSmart didn’t disappoint. Our crops have definitely benefited from the cleaner water, showing visible growth and vitality.

Antony Jefferson
Campbell River, BC

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Well Pumps & Cisterns

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Customizable modular pump and water facilities for flexible, scalable water management.

Softeners & Conditioning

Transform your water experience with expertly installed water softeners and conditioners, ensuring purity and comfort in every drop.

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