04-02-2013, 04:20 AM
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  • MikekiM
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I am spending the week in Florida and brought a stick of Arko with me.. I am a huge fan of Arko to begin with, but the water here is absolute magnificent for lathering!

My project for the rest of this week is to find out what pH Disney resorts uses for their water supply... Billowing lather that just seems to keep coming and my shaves are beyond any I have had before.

You Florida Gents are lucky !

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 04-02-2013, 04:51 AM
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.....and that, my friends, is why one day i will retire in Florida...

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 04-02-2013, 04:54 AM
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I'd be interested to find out the pH as well. However, you should also ask if they use some type of water treatment device throughout the hotel (i.e. reverse osmosis, softener, etc.).

Enjoy your time at Disney. Now I must make sure that my wife doesn't see this as she is more than hinting about planning our next Disney trip.

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 04-02-2013, 05:03 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Agree on all points.

This trip is for my daughters tenth birthday.

It absolutely is a fantastic trip and I am try my earnest to convince my wife to move here.

But we are up at dawn and not home from the parks until well after midnight. And I am the only adult in my group that goes on the rides. So I am escorting three kids all over the place. Exhausted for sure.


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 04-02-2013, 05:04 AM
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They have to be using a water softening system. As a Florida native I can tell you that we do not have soft water down here, just rock hard as our bedrock is limestone. I get the same expierience when I stay in hotels, I just marvel at the water when I take a shower. I wish I could afford a water softening system for the house but, that's not in the cards anytime soon.

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 04-02-2013, 05:05 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Thanks for sharing. This also reminds me to check my water softener supply level - my lather (shaving or showering) has been a little flat lately. Yep, it does make a difference!

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 04-02-2013, 05:45 AM
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  • tgutc
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I just put in a water softener at my house so I know exactly what you mean. The difference now is really something.

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 04-02-2013, 10:11 AM
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You can achieve similar results for a lot less by using a pitcher filter.

Microwave your water in a bowl or mug. Profit! Cool

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 04-02-2013, 05:27 PM
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Yep me too! The softener has been in about a month and the difference lathering soaps is night and day!

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 04-02-2013, 06:13 PM
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Or you could use distilled water... for lathering only. A gallon should last a very long time.

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 04-02-2013, 07:19 PM
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Mike, you should try our water in Vancouver! Biggrin
You can lather anything!

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 04-02-2013, 09:40 PM
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Mike, Youre not looking for the water PH. If the laws are anything like california Yull see that water is pretty much Neutral 7 to 7.5 PH the water agencies add chemicals to do that. what youre lookin for is the water hardness. You might be able to get a kit at a pool supply store for that. If youre staying in a hotel, they probably have a water softening system installed.

The only pitcher water "filter" that will soften your water is the ZERO water pitcher. I think it contains resin is the filtration cartridge. If its a simple carbon filter such as brita it will not soften your water.

(04-02-2013, 10:11 AM)asharperrazor Wrote: You can achieve similar results for a lot less by using a pitcher filter.

Microwave your water in a bowl or mug. Profit! Cool

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 04-02-2013, 10:26 PM
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I was under the impression it helped.

Okay, well, I use RO water so... I wouldn't really know.

But I have used filtered water from a faucet mounted filter, and it wasn't as good as RO water, but better than my tap. That said, it could have been in my head.

The stuff that kills the soap sudsing properties is the calcium that's dissolved in the water. I would think the pitcher filter would remove at least some of the calcium no?

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 04-03-2013, 01:19 AM
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I used distilled water too.

I'd rather be in Disney. Biggrin

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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 04-03-2013, 03:44 AM
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That is a surprise since you are from Long Island!! I thought NYers had some of the best water going-for bagels and shaving. Maybe it's just NYC itself.

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 04-03-2013, 05:47 AM
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Right! It's hardness not pH... My bad..

As far as Disney is concerned, we've closed the parks every night so far. I am exhausted. But it's a ton of fun.

NY does indeed have the best bagels and bread.. And yes, it's our water. I don't have problems with lathering at home. But this water is far better in that respect. Leave it to Disney !

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 04-03-2013, 10:41 PM
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(04-02-2013, 10:26 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: I was under the impression it helped.

Okay, well, I use RO water so... I wouldn't really know.

But I have used filtered water from a faucet mounted filter, and it wasn't as good as RO water, but better than my tap. That said, it could have been in my head.

The stuff that kills the soap sudsing properties is the calcium that's dissolved in the water. I would think the pitcher filter would remove at least some of the calcium no?

Carbon filters dont remove any minerals such as calcium, magnesium, etc... carbon only removes odors and chemicals such as chlorine and so on... The only water pitcher filter that would remove minerals is this the zero water five stage filter pitcher because it uses Ion exchange resin.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/ZeroWater-23-C...gMethod=rr

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16480945?wmlsp...la&veh=sem

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