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Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

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Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Coming out for 3 weeks soon. Apartment has a washing machine which I intend to use, hence the question.

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1. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Enlighten me. I did not think water made any difference to a washer. Why not enquire from owner of place you are staying - they may supply your wash powder. Or for a three week holiday purchase on arrival to save weight in luggage.

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2. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

I am allergic to some detergents so prefer to bring my own. Water hardness or softness determines the amount of detergent needed. When I know whether the water is hard or soft I'll know how much to pack.

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3. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Understand now. I'd still enquire from accommodation owner. Enjoy.

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4. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

After a bit of googling the water hardness is exceptionally high in Malta.I thought it was when I was there recently as couldn,t get a good lather on the soap.

Edited: 2:25 pm, March 10, 2014
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5. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

High. It is also high in most of Malta (lots of limestone). I use far more conditioner and moisturiser than usual as it dry's the top layer of the skin. I never used the washing machine where I stayed, washed by hand but some places I have been with a similar problem use a product called 'calgone' to remove the calcium deposits so the washing machine parts don't get coated in limescale and cause issues.

One way to check is boil a jug full of water from the tap and check for the residue.

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6. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Thank you everybody for your replies.

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8. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Water is full of lime scale , have to descale kettle regular.

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9. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Sounds like England ;)

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10. Re: Is the water hard or soft on Gozo?

Just back, the water is indeed hard. It's extremely soft in my part of the UK!!