QUESTION: We recently had a Water Softener installed and noticed that the water feels "slippery" when showering. Is there such a thing as "too soft" water?

ANSWER: You threw us a curve ball with this one because by all of our accounts, soft water is a good thing in the eyes of most water treatment experts and their customers. It will not leave rings around the tub or toilet and you won't get soap scum in the shower. It is also widely believed that soft water is good for the skin, helping with problems like eczema and dandruff. The reason you do not feel "slippery" in hard water is because the minerals cause the soap to precipitate on your skin, leaving a gritty residue behind. Your soft water is free of this residue.

F.Y.I..... One man's "slippery" feeling is another man's "clean".