New figures have revealed the best and worst places in the UK to enjoy one of life’s most simple pleasures – a bubble bath.
The findings compiled by Harvey Water Softeners link to new figures showcasing the hard water levels for towns and cities across the UK.
With the lowest reading in the UK of 23 milligrams of calcium carbonate per litre – the metric used to measure the severity of hard water – the Scottish capital of Edinburgh was deemed to be the best place for bubbles followed by Plymouth (25mg/l) and Glasgow (28mg/l). Ipswich was deemed to be the worst place for a soak due to having the highest concentration (368mg/l) closely followed by Hull (358mg/l) and Stevenage (356mg/l).
The Isle of Wight falls into the worst 25 places in the country for a bath, with 248mg/l, meaning the water across the island is deemed as aggressively hard.
Softer water contains fewer minerals allowing products such as bubble bath, soap and shampoo to lather better meaning you can create bigger bubbles more easily. With fewer products, it’s cheaper too.
As well as being closely linked to the quality of a bubble bath, these figures also highlight the areas most at risk to dry skin and hair, damage to household appliances as well as other things such as poor water pressure in showers and the need to use more detergent when washing clothes.
The full rankings are as follows:
|Location||Water Level (mg/l)|
|Isle of Wight||248||Hull||358|