Why Does My Water Smell Like Chlorine?
Chlorine In Your Home's Water
Does your home's water smell or taste like a swimming pool? The familiar smell of chlorine is common around the swimming pool on a warm summer day. Unfortunately, that same smell could be coming from the water inside the house, too — the water you use to drink, cook, bathe and do laundry.
The EPA requires cities to treat water with a detectable amount of chlorine in order to prevent contamination, so it is added to all city water to keep the water safe as it travels to your home. That means if you live in town, your water has these added chemicals in it. Once the water is in your home, these chemicals are no longer necessary. Chlorine has an obvious foul taste and smell but will also dry your skin and hair over time.
Lucky for you, you can put an end to living with “swimming pool” water. There are Evolve Series® options for every water problem. Whether it's just the chlorine, you would like to filter out of your water, or if you are one of the 90% of American homes in an area with hard water, Evolve products have you covered.
Hard water minerals, like calcium and magnesium, do not pose any safety concerns. Therefore, your municipality is not required to provide any removal of these contaminants. Hardness may not affect your overall health, but it will do other damage throughout your house. Scale buildup in your plumbing and water-using appliances can lead to costly repairs. Hard water will also dry out your hair and skin. Combine that with dryness caused by chlorine, and your conditioner, and lotion use begins to skyrocket.
The City Water Solution
Reducing the amount of chlorine in your water as it enters your home is a relatively easy process if that is all you need to be removed. Our Evolve whole house filter can be customized using high-volume carbon media to capture the chlorine chemicals. The filter goes through a regular routine to clean itself (called regeneration), so it can continuously improve the quality of your water without having to buy replacement filters.
If you have hard city water with high levels of chlorine, the Evolve RC models (EVRC and EVRCS) are not only ideal for handling chlorine water, but they also soften your water in one product. Many believe hardness minerals are removed during the city’s treatment process, but that is not the case.
The Evolve RC high-performance resin media and activated carbon split tank configuration can filter and soften your water in a single unit. With traditional water treatment equipment, you must buy a whole house carbon filter and a separate water softener.
The system is designed to be environmentally friendly while safeguarding your household plumbing, and appliances, improving taste and eliminating unwanted odors. The result is more brilliant water through better science, which saves you time and money.
The Evolve Series® RC Softeners are equipped with W.E.T. (Water Efficient Technology) - Innovation That Saves. No other water treatment solution can compare features or performance to W.E.T. features. Install the most efficient system in your home to save water, salt, and money.
Your local authorized Evolve dealer will be able to help diagnose the type of water you have and address the harsh chlorine taste and odors you may have in your home. During a complimentary consultation, they can help test your water for any other contaminants that might be an issue in your area, like hardness. Lead could also be a concern in certain cities if they still have an older plumbing infrastructure that their water travels through after their water treatment plant.
Lead is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, so installing a filter that has been tested and certified for lead removal is important so you can have faith that the product had captured it. Evolve proudly offers a certified whole house filter for lead removal with our ONE cartridge line, or if you would prefer to just remove the lead from the water you drink and cook with, there is a certified UltroWater drinking water system available as well.
Contact your local dealer today to set up a free water test and estimate, and they can make the best recommendations for your home!