Title: Do I need filtered water for my steam shower?
Post by: Brian on February 09, 2009, 02:40:45 PM
Should I install a filter inline to the steam generator? Would that alter water pressure required to operate normally? Due to the expense involved, I do not want to take any chances. Also, should the water run through my softener?
Title: Re: Do I need filtered water for my steam shower?
Post by: Faith on February 14, 2009, 10:05:16 PM
Generally, this decision is based on your water quality. If you have water quality concerns, chances are you already have a softener or filter on your incoming water line. Recommended water pressure in many cases is 15-20 PSIG. Some steam generator manufacturers now offer a water filter http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id//products_id/101283 (http://www.steamsaunabath.com//catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id//products_id/101283).
Used in conjunction with an automatic drain system, available for most generators, this certainly is a good step toward preventative maintenance for your steam generator.