Wellness Stores, in collaboration with independent laboratories for chemical analysis of water, provide you with the possibility of checking the quality of your water so that we can recommend the safest water treatment system according to your area.

Water samples are tested in our laboratory using various methods, depending on the physical and chemical properties to be determined.

Key elements that we check in your water sample to offer you the best possible solution are Total Hardness, Temporary Hardness and Permanent Hardness.

Total water hardness

Total water hardness is a water quality parameter related to its content of calcium and magnesium salts. Hard water is the water that causes problems from scale deposits in coffee machines, ovens, piping, as well as damage to surfaces.

The sum of permanent hardness and temporary hardness.

Temporary Hardness

The hardness caused by the presence of calcium and/or magnesium bicarbonates.

For sites with coffee machines, you would typically be looking for a buffer zone of around 80ppm. Contact your coffee provider for best results.

For locations with Steam Ovens you will need a Temp Hardness of less than 40 ppm.

For locations with glass washers or ice machines you will need a temporary hardness of less than 20 ppm.

Permanent Hardness

Hardness caused by metal sulfates, such as: magnesium sulfate and calcium sulfate, as well as the only very slightly soluble calcium and magnesium carbonates.

It is determined by the equation:
Total hardness = Temporary hardness + Permanent hardness

It is given in units of measurement:

German degree (°dH): 1mg CaO/100mL water

US grade: ppm CaCO3

French degree: (°fH, °F ή °HF) to 1mg CaCO3/100mL.