What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method of water softening?

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Provide a brief overview of hard and soft water as well as the two most common water softening methods (lime softening and ion exchange softening). The following information should be provided:

What is hard water, how does it form, and what does it do?

What is soft water?

For each method of water softening, how is the process accomplished?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method of water softening?

Would you be able to recommend a specific method based on your research?

Describe the topic in 2-3 paragraphs