THe water in our bathroom sometimes smells minerally especially when I have the heat up. All the chemicals coming onto my skin sometimes made my skin dry and irritated. Since using this shower head filter my skin seems happier and having a shower is made pleasant. I wish I had bought one sooner. THe water pressure is also quite good. Easy installation too. Also I noticed the shower is easier to clean on the glass areas where the hard water used to stain. Now the whole family wants one each, lol!