Generally, there are three types of water used in car washes, hard water, soft water, and reverse osmosis water. It is important to know when to utilize each type of water in a car wash because each has an impact on producing a clean and dry car.
Hard water creates problems when used with detergents and presoaks by reacting with some of the components in those products. However waxes and drying agents work best with hard water.
Soft water produces the highest foam levels and most consistent cleaning performance. Soft water is created in a water softener by replacing hard ions with sodium ions. Unlike hard water with hard ions, sodium ions do not have any negative effect on detergents and presoaks, making it the best choice for the wash component of a car wash. Good Water Company has been a leader in commercial water softener technology for over 20 years. We have a variety of water softeners for you to choose from so you can find the one that works best for your car wash facility. Our team of experts can even design custom, efficient, high-capacity water softeners for any application.
Soft water often leaves behind white spots caused from the sodium deposits. This creates a need for reverse osmosis rinse water. This water displaces the sodium mineral deposits and leaves the water essentially spotless. Only Good Water Company can provide the consistent purity and quality from our reverse osmosis systems required to produce the cleanest and driest car possible.