Not a lot has changed. The healthcare community in general is looking for water that has some natural mineral content in it and reverse osmosis systems contrary to that philosophy strip the majority of the minerals out.
The healthcare community is also looking for water that is at least slightly alkaline. In some extreme cases high alkaline.
Reverse osmosis systems by nature, by their process, create an acidic water, which is something none of us wants is the acidity.
This is very similar for purified waters in bottles and once you have an acidic water in a plastic bottle you’re leeching chemicals into that water from the plastic just compounding your issues.
So still it is better to do purification when you do reverse osmosis it needs additional stages to add back minerals, natural coral and calcium and magnesium.
And bring the pH up to at least a 7.5 slightly alkaline rating.
And bottled waters are probably better to be purchased in the mountain spring categories like Fiji Crystal Geyser, Arrowhead. So uh take care on that.
If you’re doing reverse osmosis, don’t buy a generic system. Deal with somebody who can give you the right parameters and set the water where you want it with the natural mineral content and the proper pH in play.
Below is a recent review of our service regarding preventing pinhole leaks in copper plumbing in Irvine, CA from reoccurring. These folks did a lot of research on how to best handle their plumbing issues and that’s why they came to us.
“RICK, NICK, & the PURE ELEMENTS WATER company are a pleasure to work with.
My home had a pinhole leak about 1.5 years ago. We had the leak fixed, but have since been concerned about the high possibility of another pinhole leak occurring, especially since this is any issue for many of the homes in our area. For about 1.5 years now, my husband and I have been researching options, including PEX or the EPOXY lining. We even had several companies quote us for both PEX and EPOXY.
We know of several individuals that have repiped their home with PEX, however felt this option was too aggressive, since this would create multiple holes throughout our entire home. Furthermore, after researching the pro/cons of PEX and although certain companies did provide a good warranty, we felt that at this time PEX was definitely the most aggressive option, especially since we had a functioning copper pipe system at this time.
Another option we debated was EPOXY lining of the existing copper pipes. This was a more conservative option to PEX. However most of the companies that had provide us with quotes did not provide a warranty that stood behind their work — meaning if the epoxy failed and there was a leak — the best warranty we found was a company that would fix the leak at no charge, but collateral damage was not covered. Which to us meant that they were not confident that there would not be another pinhole leak after the EPOXY lining.
It seemed that both PEX and EPOXY were addressing the damage caused by chemicals in the water, mainly chloramine. BUT neither addressed the main cause: the water chemistry — the chemicals in the water itself that are causing the damage.
In search for a more conservative option to PEX, we actually found PURE ELEMENTS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM. The website, the information I found online, and Rick the owner, helped me understand that their water filtration system actually addresses the main cause — the chemicals (mainly chloramine) that are causing the damage to the copper pipes, leading to the pinhole leaks.
I contacted Rick on the YELP app, and he responded right away, and I was able to speak with him on the phone that day for more than 1 hour — and this was on a weekend day (not a weekday!) Rick was extremely knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and attentive It was obvious that he had a lot of passion and experience about water.
After the conversation, Rick agreed to meet in person with my husband and I, and was even very accommodating with the meeting time. When he arrived to our house, he was on time and spent over 1.5 hours educating us. He helped us realize that his filtration system is NOT like all other filtration systems out there, because his filtration system is actually customized to address the type of water and chemicals coming into your home in your community.
After reviewing the pro/cons of all our options, my husband and I decided to move forward with the PURE ELEMENTS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.
On the day of installation, Nick from the company came to build us a customized set up for our home and for our custom built Pure Elements Water Filtration Tank. Nick was friendly, efficient, and his work was very clean.
Rick (the owner), Nick, and the entire Pure Elements Team have been nothing but helpful and accommodating.
We look forward to now having drinking water from each faucet, as well as removal of the chemicals from the water, that have been the source and cause of the pinhole leaks. When there is a problem, it only makes sense to address the cause first. We feel that installing the Pure Elements Water Filtration system is the most conservative and logical way to approach this widespread pinhole leak issue.
Thank you Pure Elements Team for your help and great customer service.”
Well, many of these people are being pushed down the standard path toward re-piping the home. They will be told to replace the pipes with PEX plastic tubing, which is still extremely controversial because it introduces foreign chemicals into the water. Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic.
Although the chemicals are below legal limits that does not mean much since legal limits have not been updated in over 20 years. https://www.epa.gov/sdwa. Just because a contaminant is below legal limits does not mean it is necessarily safe. We often find out later that it is not but by then the damage is already done.
We are also not a big fan of PEX plastic pipe because it has about half the life of copper materials. It might only last 25 to 50 years. It is surprising how fast 25 years can go by. Copper can easily last 50 to 70 years. Both will last longer if you change the water chemistry going into them so they don’t break down. That is what our product is all about.
Recently the PEX industry has seen a dramatic increase in the pricing, so that used to be the best price choice but it is no longer.
Another approach is to line pipes with epoxy linings, which are resin. Again this introduces chemicals into the water creating potential for health issues. And there are a host of other issues with epoxy. It is best used for sewer lines.
The best solution is to fix the water chemistry and stop the attack on the existing copper pipes. When you do this you can maintain your copper pipes in place without the cost or disruption of re-piping. Get the initial pinhole leak fixed and then get our system installed to clean the water correctly and protect the pipes. You can avoid controversial materials like PEX plastic piping and in addition to that you can enjoy exceptional water quality for bathing and cooking and drinking and all your household water needs.
Check us out for that. We’re about half the cost of what it takes today to re-pipe a standard home in the traditional plastic piping you.
Hi I’m Rick Allen and I own Pure Elements Water in Newport Beach. We have been providing custom whole house water filtration and salt free water conditioning systems for over four decades.
I wanted to take a brief moment and list the six goals that we have with our systems.
First, we want to provide chemical free bathing and showering. That is the single greatest and most important thing for health in your home because the carcinogenic chemicals are largely gaseous. So they’re in the steam. We take them in through our pores and in directly through our lungs.
Drinking water from every faucet. We are going to provide water that has the chemicals removed, heavy metals addressed. It’s got the natural mineral content left in place including the calcium. And it is slightly alkaline in ph.
Third is dealing with hard water issues. We’re going to address those without the use of a softener and without any salt in an environmentally sound approach. That means no slippery feeling or no slimy aspects. None of that, “I can’t get the shampoo out of my hair,” or any of those things.
The fourth thing is very important if you have copper pipes. We are going to prevent pinhole leaks going forward. Regardless of how many leaks you may have had in the past, we can do this without a requirement for you to re-pipe the house or to use epoxy linings. And at a savings of thousands of dollars.
The fifth thing is if you have a swimming pool or a spa we’re going to protect the equipment the heater the pumps we’re going to protect the salt cell. And we’re going to reduce staining at the water line and at the water features. We’ll create for you better water that’s easier for your pool person to maintain.
And last but not least, we’re going to benefit your irrigation by allowing your plant life to thrive with less water and less fertilizer while we protect the entire infrastructure of the irrigation system from hard water issues.
We would really appreciate the opportunity to design a system for you. We are connected to healthcare and longevity people as well as to the building trades. We can be reached at area (949) 644 1800 or online . Thank you very much for listening.
Rick, what is Pure Elements Water during these trying times to help people?
Well, now that we are all hunkered down in our homes, there has never been a more important time to take control of the water quality throughout the home.
That includes water we are bathing and showering in. And water that we are drinking and cooking with as well as for making ice. And don’t forget the water for our pets. Outdoors we need to protect our water features and our plants too.
So we are helping people address those issues in a not touch manner – following all social distancing protocols, PPE, masking, gloves and sanitizing.
We are doing a lot of phone orders, which is normal for us because we’ve designed and ship systems all across the country for a number of years.
Many times a client will want their existing or new home retrofitted with the newest Pure Elements’ water filtering technology. This is a common service that we provide for new and existing (or continuing) clients.
The system seen here was installed for a happy client that has relied on Pure Elements for quality water for many years. They recently moved from their Castaways neighborhood home to an exclusive private community in Newport Beach known as Bayshores.
The large custom home was retrofitted with system that matches the 1.5 inch piping. This HealthyHome Solution system is now providing completely automatic whole house filtration and salt free water conditioning. This system was designed specifically to handle the client’s high flow plumbing and flow rates. (Call us for more information on high flow filters and flow rates. Pure Elements custom designs whole house water filter systems to meet any flow rate or application.)
Because this home has limited landscape and no pool or water features, the filtration and conditioning system installed is focused in the interior domestic water. Now clean clear chlorine free filtered water is going to the bath and faucets.
Note: Pure Elements offers water filter conversions as well as retrofits. In most cases, we can reuse your old water filter or water softener (any brand) and upgrade it with the latest technologies. This is a great way to achieve excellent quality water at an affordable price.
We also offer fluoride filtering options for clients that have learned about the health concerns of fluoride and would like this chemical removed or significantly reduced from their water.
Call us or email us today for estimates or for answers to any questions about your water quality and solutions.
Reverse osmosis systems, by virtue of the process, create a water below 7.0 so it is acidic. The answer is to remineralize and adjust the pH to at least a neutral level, but more beneficially to an alkaline result. The best RO systems that accomplish can use a natural process in the final stages to achieve pH anywhere from 7.5 to 10.5.
I personally prefer water that is slightly alkaline for my family – pH 7.5 – 8.5. The most alkaline water I would drink is 9.5, but never on a regular basis. Many health experts tout 9.5 – 10.5 pH, but I can’t find science enough to convince me to go that far away from neutral, especially on a daily basis.
UPDATE: Reverse osmosis drinking water systems can be re-mineralized. Rick Allen uses a re-mineralizer on own home drinking water system and says it works wonderfully.
A lot of clients come to me referred by their health centers and health experts. These experts are saying we need to get away from using reverse osmosis in our drinking water. And one of the reasons they are saying this is because reverse osmosis systems help create an acidic water PH.
Experts feel that because cancer and disease tend to thrive in acidic environments, it would be better for us to refrain from drinking acidic water.
Secondarily we need to keep the beneficial mineral content in our water. Reverse osmosis often strips better than 90% of the minerals from the water it produces.
And thirdly from an environmentally stand point, reverse osmosis wastes a lot of water in order to create a small amount of filtered water. We end up creating additional wasted water every time we get a glass of RO filtered water.
There is a much better system to use than reverse osmosis when it comes to treating and conditioning the water we drink and bathe in. RO is not practical for those applications.
Great review that just came in from a whole home water filtration installation in Vista, CA. Thank you so much.
“There are a thousand reasons to consider water filtration systems: No #1 has to be health.
In researching the typical and much advertised off the shelf products one thing that struck me was … how can one system best fit all family cases?
I discovered Pure Elements, read their history, interest in progressive technologies, health services, support of cancer foundation and a plethora of interesting white papers all journal scientifically.
When one’s passion is physically addressing “… chemicals in the bath and shower … as well as throughout the home…” I realized Pure Elements is one of a kind, their foundation was born out of a sense of community and they seem bound to solely providing the best in class water filtration products available.
I made the investment, my family is ecstatic about the difference: my home, my crystal-clear ice cubes, my pool, our environment now fully protected by Pure Elements … their product guarantee unsurpassed, no other product comes close.
Last thing: I did not want to submit praise or a stellar ‘Yelp’ write up until a few months had gone by and I had confirmation and proof of my investment.
Once again, I invited Rick to my home in Vista where he conducted a full-on test comprising of all waters drawn from indoor faucets, outdoor spigots, shower heads, etc., all the waters my family is exposed to in our home. He actually took the time off his business to submit to his passions and insure our confidences.
The picture below is my proof:
The one on the right is from Pure Elements, re-mineralized purified filtered water, retaining a level of natural coral calcium and magnesium, the PH value was custom adjusted to the slight alkalinity my family requested. The taste is incomparable.
The one on the left … is just that … ‘left’ not ever again. Pure Elements … best in class … best investment ever!”