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Re: Shower tap filter to reduce Chalk : need help

I've researched this and tested every inline shower filter I could find including;

KDF filter - doesn't filter calcium
No salt water softeners - makes the phf even more alkeline (zurich water is about ph8 this pushes it up to ph9)
Hyundai ion exchange - works well but for max 1 month (says on pack good for 6-9 months) and cost 30CHF each
Portable salt water softener - refills with 1 cup table salt in 1 litre water, leave for min 30 mins and run shower for 2 mins before use. Lasts about 3 days for 2 people before refilling with salt - best option I've found, comes with kdf filter as well and I added a Hyundai ion exchange as a last resort filter.

I've spent about 18 months trying all of these and the last solution is working the best. Hope this helps someone, it's made a big difference for me as the water felt like it was dissolving me without the filters.

Links to solution I'm using:
http://www.watersticks.com
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HYUNDAI-wate.../dp/B00CJA3E16
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Old 12.08.2014, 08:49
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Re: Shower tap filter to reduce Chalk : need help

I found this system from Bosch in Germany, it looks ideal for the shower hose. It works on the "replacing a filter technique"

https://www.filter-direkt.de/bosch-w...lter/a-114100/

Bosch Wasserfilter ufesa-Anticalc 469742 .... P
rice 64.95 + postage
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Re: Shower tap filter to reduce Chalk : need help

Has anyone tried this? Have only seen this available in the UK and US but UK.

http://www.pureshowers.co.uk/paragon...lter-head.html
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Re: Shower tap filter to reduce Chalk : need help

So I just bought this www.myperfectshower.com. Only had it for 2 days so not long enough to tell if it makes a difference but cheap enough to give it a go ! The have a discount on the grumpy expat FB page.
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So I just bought this www.myperfectshower.com. Only had it for 2 days so not long enough to tell if it makes a difference but cheap enough to give it a go ! The have a discount on the grumpy expat FB page.
"Increases shower pressure"

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http://www.amazon.de/Markenfilter-FI...0_SR160%2C160_
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