From keeping your organs functioning as they should to delivering oxygen throughout your body, water is essential to your health and well-being. Ensuring you get the right amount of water each day is important so that your body can stay properly hydrated.

Unfortunately, one look at all the different types of water can be overwhelming. Because each type is uniquely sourced and claims different health benefits, let’s take a look at the different types of water and how they relate to your health.

Different Types of Water

Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular types of water you can find in your home or your local supermarket:

  • Tap water: Comes straight out of the faucets in your home or workplace.
  • Springwater: Comes from an underground water source which then flows up to the earth’s surface.
  • Distilled water: Is the condensation that results from boiling water.
  • Electrolyte water: Is purified water that has added electrolytes.
  • Alkaline water: Is processed with a filter to raise the pH level.
  • Artesian water: Is groundwater that flows to the land surface because the pressure in the rocks underground force it to the surface.

Though these different types of water may look the same, they’re not all created equal. Some types can be more expensive than others, and some deliver more nutrients.

Hard Water vs. Soft Water

Another factor to keep in mind when you’re looking at the different types of water is whether each option is hard or soft. These terms describe the concentration of minerals or chemicals found in the water.

Hard water has higher levels of magnesium, calcium and iron. If your home has hard water, you might experience low water pressure levels, mineral stains and a filmy layer on your hands after you wash them.

Soft water has lower levels of minerals. If you have soft water in your home, you’ll likely have good water pressure and a nice lather when you wash your hands and clothes.

How to Choose the Right Type of Water

Making sure you’re using and consuming healthy water can improve all areas of your life. If your water is hard, it can begin to affect the pH balance of your skin. Numerous health benefits come with the use of soft water on the skin, such as less irritation, dryness and itchiness. Soft water is also better for cleaning because it lathers better and won’t leave a residue behind.

Of course, there are also several health benefits tied to good water in the home and workplace, such as increased productivity, boosted energy, enhanced immunity and the ability to maintain a healthy weight.

Contact Culligan Water and Start Experiencing Clean, Healthy Water Today

For more than 80 years, Culligan Water has been sharing our water knowledge, expertise and solutions for homeowners throughout the Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland areas. From filtration products to water softening systems, we’ll help customize a solution so that you and your family can experience the benefits of healthy water. Contact us today to get started!