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Is it possible to buy a shower head that softens the calcium drenched water in Brussels? If so, where to buy?
Many Thanks!


No. Water softening doesn’t work like that.
You can get Brita water filter jugs that demineralise 1 litre of water at a time for kettles and coffee machines and drinking.
You can invest in a water softener for your house supply but it will cost you probably around €1000 - €2500 and needs salt to regenerate it.
Showering in hard water will not hurt you.

Jul 16, 2020 23:54

You need a water softener for this.

Jul 17, 2020 13:09

found this interesting link explaining why a shower head that softens water is not useful. Its in NL, you can use google to translate. As mentioned by "WEZEMBEEKWANDERER", best is to install a water softener.

Jul 17, 2020 14:06

if still not convinced, here the link where you can find what you are looking for ;-)

Jul 17, 2020 14:07

As above shower filters do exist. They are not water softeners. They clean out certain chemicals and have a filter that needs replacing. With Brussels water that could be very often because of the hardness.
So you can filter but if you want to remove the calcium you need a full house water softener.
There is a good FAQ in English at this brand of shower filter

Jul 18, 2020 10:04
Emille B.

if scaling of the shower head is the problem , try somewhat cooler showers,
one can descale the shower head by putting it in a container of vinegar , no need to disassemble if left for long enough in the vinegar.
Do not lower the boiler temp as Legionella is far worse than a scale clogged shower head.

Jul 27, 2020 15:45

Dear All
Thank you very much for the kind advice. I live in an apartment building, so I gues getting a water softener will be tough. Meanwhile I'm becomig calcified ... especially my hair.

Jul 29, 2020 17:01