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Old Dec 6th 2008, 5:54 pm
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There is a thread about brita in Spain forum but it's closed. Can someone
please tell me if the shops in Alicante sell the Brita filters?

If so, which part of Alicante & how much does it cost? Is the water soft or hard in Alicante? Thanks.
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Old Dec 6th 2008, 6:14 pm
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Thanks. Barcelona is too far from Alicante. Are there any shops near Almoradi which sell them? I don't like shopping online.

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Originally Posted by ForHotspot
There is a thread about brita in Spain forum but it's closed. Can someone
please tell me if the shops in Alicante sell the Brita filters?

If so, which part of Alicante & how much does it cost? Is the water soft or hard in Alicante? Thanks.
If you get limescale in your kettle the chances are its hardwater.
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Originally Posted by genegenie
If you get limescale in your kettle the chances are its hardwater.
Yes that's an indication of hard water. I've not immigrated to Spain yet & I try to get as much info about the area which I intend to live, as possible.

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Where in Alicante, is Carrefour & do you know how much it is?
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There used to be a man with a stall at the Pedregeur market that sold them. I'm not sure if the market is still there though.
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Originally Posted by ForHotspot
Yes that's an indication of hard water. I've not immigrated to Spain yet & I try to get as much info about the area which I intend to live, as possible.


Where in Alicante, is Carrefour & do you know how much it is?
Thanks.

If you've got Spanish-style hard water your kettle is the least of your worries: ball cocks (no, please don't), non-return valves, taps, normal in-line water filters, gas water heaters you name it...... eugh
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Originally Posted by fionamw
If you've got Spanish-style hard water your kettle is the least of your worries: ball cocks (no, please don't), non-return valves, taps, normal in-line water filters, gas water heaters you name it...... eugh
Whats the difference between Spanish hard water and UK hardwater ?????
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Whats the difference between Spanish hard water and UK hardwater ?????
Scientifically, I don't claim to know where on the ph scale the various types sit. But having lived in East Anglia, with scale seemingly growing in the kettle daily, and now experiencing the delights of Andaluz cal, I'd rather the Suffolk stuff any day!
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Originally Posted by fionamw
Scientifically, I don't claim to know where on the ph scale the various types sit. But having lived in East Anglia, with scale seemingly growing in the kettle daily, and now experiencing the delights of Andaluz cal, I'd rather the Suffolk stuff any day!
I only ask because i live in a soft water area so i dont have any problems.
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Originally Posted by snikpoh
There used to be a man with a stall at the Pedregeur market that sold them. I'm not sure if the market is still there though.
I hope they do sell them cheaper in Alicante than in Canada. I don't want to buy unnecassary items here to ship over to Spain when I immigrate.
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Eroski and Il Corte Ingles also sell them because I´ve bought them there.
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Originally Posted by ForHotspot
Thanks. Barcelona is too far from Alicante. Are there any shops near Almoradi which sell them? I don't like shopping online.
Carrefour at Torrevieja will sell them for sure and that's not too far from Almoradi.
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1. Shop around ! we found a €30 difference in various shops (Eroski most expensive)
2. Certainly work, we had occasion to buy a new coffee maker recently and after a few days a cal deposit was building in the jug, scoured it out and only use filtered water now and it remains perfect.
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I wouldn't waste your money. I know three people who have them and to be honest a cup of tea / coffee at their houses tastes awful.
We are lucky in that we have a natural spring (fuente) nearby. We go armed with a boot full of empty 5l bottles every 2 or 3 weeks and fill them for our kettle and never have to clean it out.
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