Does condensation cause hard water spots?

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uscpsycho

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I can't find the answer online and I'm not really sure where to ask a question like this. But I thought plumbers might know the answer.

I have an oversized shower that's not vented and has glass on three sides. So after I turn the hot water on it only takes a few seconds for condensation to start building up on the glass, and there is a lot of glass. At the end of the shower I go through the hassle of squeegeeing all that glass even though the shower water doesn't come in contact with most of it.

Do I really need to squeegee all the condensation off of the glass or can I just do the parts with shower water on them? I know that minerals in the water cause water spots so it seems logical that condensation won't have minerals and so it won't cause water spots. But I can also conceive of a scenario where the condensation could cause water spots.

Does anyone here know the answer to this?
 

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Condensation would be from the air , but shower water could be loaded with minerals . if your spriklers outside spray on car youll get spots but rain water wont . Inside a warm shower that shower mist can get eve3n where it dosent spray and wind up on that glass I belive cant swear by it
 
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