Definitions for "Hard Water"
Keywords:  lather, magnesium, soap, calcium, ppm
Water that has a significant amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium ions. This water performs poorly with most soaps and detergents and leaves a scaly deposit in containers where it is heated or evaporates. It can frequently be improved through the use of home-based water treatment systems.
water that contains dissolved compounds of calcium, magnesium, or both. Compare soft water.
Water with a high concentration of dissolved salts.