Water conditioning systems are different then salt-based water softeners. They use a different technology which in involves the use of a catalytic converter. They do not use salt as traditional softeners do. This is why water conditioners are better for you and the environment.
Pure Elements Water uses a proprietary catalytic converter that no one else has. This unit deals with hard water issues very effectively without the use of salt.
The video above shows the whole home water filter version of the catalytic converter.
The key to the product is the proprietary core. The core has fins which increase the surface area so the state of calcium carbonate can be changed more readily. This core permanently changes the state of the hard water. It reduces the scaling properties and reduces the hard water issues in the home. It also helps with issues concerning landscaping, water features, spas, and swimming pools.
If you would like to know more details about this proprietary hard water conditioning system, please call us. Again, no one else on the market has this proprietary converter. Some competitors will claim they have something but it is not like all our’s at all. In fact, in a future video we will dissect one of our competitors so called converters so you can judge for yourself whether you think it is a viable technology merely advertising hype. We stand firmly by our technology and have for 30 years.
Jena: What I really want to know is, is the problem with tap water… Is it a problem through all of America, or is it predominantly mostly in California?
Rick: Well, to start to start into this conversation about that, it is definitely across the country. So let’s start with Flint. Okay. And I’ll give you guys a little bit of an update here on what I know about it.
So Flint, Michigan, some people said, well, we have this other source of water this other river, and it’s got old infrastructure. But it’s going to be much cheaper to deliver this water to the people in Flint if we make a switch to this, and the governor said, Great idea, everybody’s gung ho, let’s save some money.
So they made this switch, and they switched to old led line pipes as a distribution system into Flint.
So this is where Flint parallels Los Angeles to a degree because the problem was they started pulling the water from the river and they said, we have to kill the bacteria in this water.
So because we have to kill the bacteria, let’s just use the disinfectant of choice. And the disinfectant of choice right now is chloramines. It’s a combination between chlorine and ammonia.
Back back, way back in the old days, it was just free chlorine only, but there are a whole a host of reasons I could talk about for six hours about why they made a change, and started introducing ammonia with it.
Some of those things are beneficial. Some of those reasons make sense. Other reasons. It’s created a whole bunch of other problems. So now they put this disinfecting in, and now all of a sudden they’re stripping the lead off the pipes and driving it into the community. Little children are getting sick. You know, there were some deaths and all that stuff. I know that they had court cases against a couple of the people who had made the decision.
Rick Allen, CEO of Pure Elements Water, did a recent interview with California Homes Magazine for their May/June 2020 issue.
The article touched on a lot of different subjects with some specific Covid-19 information as well.
“WITH COVID -19 SWIRLING AROUND US, creating health fears, economic strife and environmental concerns, we need to take control of everything we can. While we languish quarantined inside our homes, now is the time to reduce our reliance on outside necessities. Rick Allen has been a visionary for water treatment designed to give people control of their household water quality. His Newport Beach company, Pure Elements Water, has helped thousands of homeowners enjoy safe, high quality water.”
Water treatment is becoming more and more a necessity because water supplies are becoming increasingly sketchy. They are constantly changing the chemicals and the amounts they use to treat our tap water with. And while we did need to use chemicals to disinfect the water of bacteria and microbes, we personally don’t need to drink that water once the chemicals have done their job. The healthiest thing to do is to remove them from you drinking and bathing water.
“The greatest area of exposure to harmful chemicals occurs while bathing. Carcinogens are in your shower water and steam, resulting in concentrated exposure through skin and lungs. Pure Elements Water custom-designs whole house filtration and salt-free water conditioning systems around each municipality to achieve maximum protection.”
This “custom” designed water filtration system is the main reason Pure Elements Water is the very best water filtration company out there. Competitors in most cases use generic carbon and other generic media in their filters. This “one size fits all” approach has proven to be worthless in a short period of time. If you are not going to address each harmful chemical with the exact media that removes it, what is the point of the filtration system? You have just wasted your money if you are not “matching the hatch” so to speak. (That’s a fishing reference you can look up if you are curious.)
Another massive problem in Southern California and other areas across the country is pinhole leaks in copper pipes. Rick talks about that also in this article.
“With an epidemic number of pinhole leaks in copper piping in Southern California, Pure Elements Water has designed systems that successfully address the core causes. No home with a Pure Elements Water system installed in the last twelve years has reported a further pinhole leak. These homeowners avoided the cost and inconvenience of replacing their pipes or applying epoxy linings. It’s a Win-Win – Save thousands, no disruption, prevent future pinhole leaks and enjoy high quality water throughout the home.”
This article snippet touches on a major point. If you have pinhole leaks and you install a Pure Elements Water system, you are extremely unlikely to get another pinhole leak. Our system is proven and we back it up with a killer guarantee that no one else in the business can offer. This system is the best at preventing pinhole leaks in copper plumbing.
“Pure Elements Water’s proprietary systems also address hard water issues without the use of salt or chemicals, protecting tankless water heaters, appliances, fixtures and our environment. No slimy feeling or problems associated with outdated salt-based systems – 98 out of every 100 systems designed today by Pure Elements Water are salt-free.”
Not only does the water filtration system do all the things mentioned above but it can also remove or reduce hard water issues without salt. See water softeners use salt and this is very effective with hard water. But water softeners also come with a lot of maintenance requirements and they are not good for the environment. If you care about the planet, a water softener is not the right thing to use. Luckily Pure Elements Water solves this by using a water conditioner like no other. It works amazingly well and is a better alternative for most people.
Here are a bunch of recent reviews for our products and services that you have never seen!
If you want to here how our products and services have enriched our client’s lifestyles, please read the reviews below.
“After searching high and low for the best whole house water filtration system we picked Pure Elements Water. What sold us was the fact that their systems use saltless conditioning, they customize their systems to the local municipalities (not one size fits all), their products are made of the best quality in the USA and they have stellar customer service.
The Owner and our Salesman, Rick, was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, honest, and customer focused. We equally valued the supporting team behind Rick with the execution in planning, installing and educating us on how the customized system works within our household.
Their Office Manager, Cindy, was very organized, insightful with her materials and handled the logistics leading up to the install as good as it gets.
Our installers, Nick and Jake, were artists at their craft. They helped identify the perfect spot in our garage for the system, all their work was 100% clean and seamless, and they are very friendly gentlemen.
All around, top notch and our family couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Pure Elements Team.”
Nour K. San Francisco, CA 6/11/2020
“We found Pure Elements Water Company through a recommendation of a health care professional and we are so happy we took her advice.
They came out and assessed our situation with a friendly informative attitude.
I feel so much better we have clean drinking water out of the tap and most importantly, clean showering and bathing water. It’s important we all get clean bathing water.
Chemicals in the city water when heated up are carcinogens and become airborne and breathed in while showering as well as absorbed into your pours so it’s important to have clean water coming into the house and not just filtered water under the sink.
This company was fantastic, reliable, and friendly and tested our water side by side with the city water after installation to prove how much chemicals were removed.
We feel so much better and recommend them highly as our drinking water is now on par with Crystal Geyser and other filtered bottle water.”
“We decided to install a water filtration and purification system because 1) we wanted to prevent pin hole leaks (we had one a few years ago) and 2) our bottled water delivery service twice increased their prices significantly.
We had estimates from other companies but we bought Rick’s Pure Elements Water system on the spot because he obviously knew more about water and each specific water district in Orange County than anyone.
Going back several years when we had a pin hole, we treated it with an epoxy system that took care of part of our home.
After the treatment we noticed we could not get much water pressure from the entire master bath portion of our home.
In August of 2019, we installed the Pure Elements Water filtration system near the front of the garage. It only took one tank to service our home. Not much space was given up at all!
We installed a water purification under our kitchen sink and have a separate faucet for drinking and cooking water. What a difference!
After about three weeks our water pressure in the master improved! Next we saw differences in the efficiency of our dishwater. Dishes came out much cleaner!
I noticed a difference in the laundry, less stiff towels and clothing. Our purified water tasted so much better than anything we had ever tried.
The most amazing change however was something we did not expect.
I’ve had some illnesses for 22 years and trouble with brain fog. Starting around three weeks using filtrated water, my brain fog started to lift.
Since October of 2019, I no longer have brain fog!
Previously to installing our new water system I had difficulty cognitively deciphering a spoken sentence. There was an odd lapse of time that was not normal and I said “what” all the time because of the lapse. It is GONE!
In my younger years before technology and my illness, I was a walking dictionary, remembering names, numbers etc. I lost that ability for over 20 years but it is back COMPLETELY.
My husband feels he has more brain clarity in his normal work day also. It is all due to the water! Buy it. Improve your life!”
“About 13 years ago I purchased a HealthyHome Solution Whole-House Filtration & Conditioning System from Pure Elements Water and have been very pleased with the quality of water I’ve been getting.
About three years ago I had a 10-year scheduled maintenance performed and my system is like new again.
I’ve had no problems with my system since I’ve owned it.
I feel good knowing my water is good for my health, tastes good and is good for the environment (eliminates plastic bottles).
I really appreciate the service and support I receive from Rick & Dawn at Pure Elements Water. Whenever I have a question, they’re there for me. If I need help, they’re there for me. They’re always accessible and friendly and don’t charge me when I have questions or need support.”
Sharon C. Costa Mesa, CA 11/17/2019
“As a service plumber in Southern California for over 2 decades I have had great success in preventing pinhole leaks in copper pipes with the Pure Elements Water systems.
My clients and myself have been saved from the cost and inconvenience of repiping and epoxy lining ( and the problems that come with those).
In all my years , none of my clients have experienced a leak after installing the systems, regardless of the number of leaks beforehand. Its all in the water chemistry!
And the water tastes great too!!”
Jimmy Dean Plumbing Major D. Mission Viejo, CA 6/7/2019
Over the last couple of years, we have had problems with our skin, hair, and blood pressure.
Our showers have been longer because our skin has felt slippery and the our hair still feels dirty.
Also we had taste problems and our coffee and tea had been horrible.
After getting Pure Elements Water our lives have changed!!! .
No more skin problems, hair problems, and my husband’s blood pressure has been going down.
My husband is fit and healthy and we couldn’t figure out why his blood pressure skyrocketed. He says it’s a result of marriage but I suspected our water was the culprit.
We have saved so much money, not spending on outside coffee, getting hair frequently dyed, and other expenses due to elements.
I’ve changed my hair appointments to every 8 weeks instead of 3 weeks. Ladies you know this is amazing!!!
And this is going to sound strange, but even my cat has lost weight. Yeah no more salty water, no more weight retention.
If you’re looking for a water system for your home, please give Pure Elements Water a call!”
N D. Rancho Mirage, CA 5/31/2019
“I have had Pure Elements Water installed in both of my residences.
It was a very clean installation at each home.
I am very pleased with their personal service and very knowledgeable people to deal with.
I now know that I have very clean water in both of my homes.
I highly recommend this treatment of water.
It was a pleasure to work with Fiona Milligan who is the director of Desert operations and Rick Allen the president and CEO.
My homes are located in Indian Wells, California and Newport Beach, California.”
Myrna W. Newport Beach, CA 5/11/2019
“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 Water 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 Water Team for your help and great customer service.”
Bertina Y. Irvine, CA 5/2/2019
“This is the best water filtration system I’ve ever had.
And I’ve had more than 5 different water filtration systems in my life.
Thank you so much!!”
Kristine F. Yorba Linda, CA 4/7/2019
“This review is long overdue.
Rick is fantastic.
He sold me a water purifying system six months ago.
By nature, I am not easily sold or impressed.
Unlike most sales people (and I met three others), Rick approached the sale from a scientific perspective.
He is not a scientist, but he has the data about water, water conditioners, water softeners, copper pipes and PEX tubing.
I made an educated choice based on Rick’s data (and not his spin) and the performance of his Pure Elements Water Conditioner.
Nick installed my water conditioner. He too is fantastic.
Most trades are not very conscientious. Nick’s work and work space were clean. It appeared he cared about my home as if it was his.
Thank you Rick and Nick…”
Greg R. Anaheim, CA 1/3/2019
“Installed a Pure Elements Water whole house water system about 9 months ago.
Rick Allen, the owners is a fraternity brother, so felt I could trust him…but as they say….”Trust but verify!”
Lots of scammers in the water business, so did my “due diligence” ahead of time, since I was in this business for a few years and had just enough knowledge to be dangerous!
I was having terrible skin problems since moving to San Clemente.
Only thing I could think of was the water.
When researching, I found SC had horrible water.
Asked Rick to come out and I drilled him on what makes his system so special! He never flinched and had the answers and showed me why is was different.
Another problem in south OC is the pin hole leaks in the copper pipe caused by the chemicals in the water. NO WORRIES NOW!
Probably just as important is the service.
Had one issue that was not caused by the system, but I did not know it. I called Pure Elements Water, they sent their wonderful tech guys out the next day and showed me why my pressure was down. They fixed it and all is still perfect. Did not charge me either!!!!
Here is the bottom line….how important is your health?
We are mainly water and I have chosen to drink and bath in Pure Elements Water….what a Godsend!
Thank you Rick Allen!”
William M. San Clemente, CA 12/16/2018
“This company is great, we have pure water now!
We were experiencing pin hole leaks in our copper pipes from the higher chloramine levels, not to mention hard water, chlorine taste and deposits around our faucets.
We purchased a Pure Elements Water filter and what a difference!
Great tasting water and my wife says her skin doesn’t feel as dry!
Cullen was very professional and informative, the installation was clean and fast.
The single tank hardly takes up any room in our garage. I am very happy with our choice !!”
Ross H. Laguna Niguel, CA 7/21/2018
“I am very happy with my water system from Rick.
Rick really knows water.
I did a lot of research beforehand and chose Pure Elements Water for my whole house water system.
I love the whole house filtration because it provides pure water everywhere in my home – even the water we shower with.
I also have an outdoor airoponic garden system and now my organic edibles have pure water too.
Rick was able to answer every question I had. He explained everything in understandable terms.
I am confident I chose the best with Pure Elements Water and have the healthiest, safest water for myself and for my family.
Cub B. Newport Beach, CA 6/11/2018
“I researched and researched water softeners/conditioners and filters for our whole house for weeks and learned about their differences.
Lucky for me I found pure elements water and they had exactly what I was looking for.
I knew from my research I did not want a softener with the work replacing the pellets and the impact they backwash cycle has on the environment.
I really liked the concept of the conditioning device pure elements used and I can reuse the backwashed water for my garden or anything.
No pellets to buy, carry and load up.
When you have kids minimizing your to-do list is essential.
Now our house if protected from the issues with hard water and our whole house has filtered water.
Even since we installed the filter my hands have stopped cracking and bleeding from the chemicals and I don’t use lotion.
We didn’t need to add a drinking water filter because of the salt in the water, even though we have one for drinking anyways.
Rick had been extremely responsive and Nick installed the system was awesome! He connected several pipe options for us to collect the backwashed water since I didn’t have the barrels set up yet.
Now were selling our house and we are definitely taking the system with us….we love it.
Would absolutely recommend the product and there customer service was great!”
Julie B. San Diego, CA 6/6/2018
“I had Pure Elements Water installed in my home in 2009 and enjoyed the pure water at that time.
However, in 2016 a friend talked me into buying another system. I thought it would be a good system, but the company had poor communication, i.e. wouldn’t respond to my calls and the performance of the system rapidly deteriorated.
In April 2018 I called up Rick at Pure Elements Water and they were willing to work with me to take out the system from the other company and install Pure Elements Water system again, a system we knew we could trust for water quality and good service.”
Jackie D. Costa Mesa, CA 4/4/2018
“My system has been working perfectly since installation 7 years ago in 2010.
Rick and his technicians have diligently contacted me for follow-up service.
I love the fact that I can drink water from any faucet in the house and that I never have to buy bottled water.
I have containers I use to refill and drink water on the go.
Think of the all the money I have saved not having to buy the bottled water, paying the CRV, and dealing with the disposal of the plastic. I have saved thousands.
My water is conditioned and feels like soft water.
I had blotches on my skin before I had the system installed.
It was my doctor who noticed that the blotches disappeared and how improved my skin looked.
I really don’t know about the copper piping in my place but my home is 47 years old and I have never had a leak.
I’m very satisfied and I would recommend Rick and his system to everyone!”
Plastic water bottles cause a lot of plastic waste. As you probably know they pollute the oceans and create litter all over the place.
So the better idea is to not buy plastic water bottles but to use reusable water vessels.
This is the faucet and vessel I use for my drinking water. No need to buy bottles ever!
Purified, re-mineralized, alkaline adjustable water right out of your faucet. The reverse osmosis filter mechanism for this installation fits under the counter.
The best idea is to get a reverse osmosis drinking water system installed like the one above but also go a step further. Filter all the water in your entire house by using a whole house water filter and thereby remove nasty chemical and contaminants from all your water.
The best water filter of this type is the one we make. It is a custom filter that is specifically designed to filter out what is found in YOUR particular water supply.
It does make a huge difference when you compare it to a generic filter you buy online. Those filters cannot keep up with the number of contaminants now found in our water.
The editors express how “very concerning” and “startling” the evidence is against fluoridation, and how the neurological damage is “on par with lead.” They praise the high quality of this study, and call for additional NIH funding of more fluoride research.
Most importantly, they recommend that pregnant women avoid drinking fluoridated water – something Fluoride Free NZ has been saying for many years.
We find this and other studies on par with what we have felt for years. Fluoride is not good for us. If you search the internet, you will find tons of articles about the dangers of fluoride. And we have to wonder why it is still used considering how much bad press it gets. The current study is backed up by previous reports.
And this study does not stand alone. It confirms previous findings by Bashash et al. in 2017 and Thomas et al. in 2018; that low levels of fluoride during fetal development will cause cognitive impairment, as well as over 300 animal and other human studies indicating fluoride’s potential to damage the brain.
We are hoping fluoride as well as many other water contaminants will eventually be removed from our water supply here in California. In the meantime, you can remove most of it using a sophisticated fluoride filtering procedure. It is expensive but worth it.
It is hard to know what to think when it comes to tap water. Our government says it is mostly good. They say that the contaminants they test for are within the legal limits. But what does that mean? How many contaminants do they not test for? Just because tested contaminants are within legal limits does that mean it is healthy to drink? Do you feel good about drinking the water or want to take the chance in case the government is wrong?
Many independent groups do studies that say water quality is not good and not to be trusted. A recent study by an environmental advocacy group called Environmental Working Group believe that 15,500 cases of cancer in California could be contributed to the chemicals found in the water supply.
“Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. These contaminants include chemicals such as arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health.”
“We need to look at contaminants as a group — not just one at a time. It’s more important to analyze co-occurring contaminants to understand the real world exposure,” said lead author Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist with EWG. She explained that cancer risks are typically determined at the individual element level.”
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power believe the report is over the top. Marty Adams stated “California water agencies are subject to very strict water quality standards. Anyone living in an urban California city should be absolutely confident in the quality of the tap water,” the utility’s COO Adams said. “Although not the norm for California, it is important to note that there are a handful of small, mostly rural communities that may have challenges with contaminants in the drinking water, and the state is helping to address that.”
In this additional video, famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich discusses why you cannot take the chance of not filtering your water. The Health risks are too great. “We are in a national water crisis, you just don’t know it.” Erin Brockovich.
Problems caused by hard water in Orange County CA are a pain. Hard water is caused when dissolved calcium and magnesium separate from the water as scale. Scale builds up on the insides of pipes, water heaters, teakettles, coffeemakers and industrial machinery and clogs them. Scale reduces flow through pipes and is a poor conductor of heat. Eventually pipes will become completely clogged and a home must be re-piped. This is expensive.
Hard water also reduces soap’s ability to lather whether in the shower, sink, dishwasher, or washing machine and reacts with soap to form a sticky scum. Yuck.
You can combat hard water in various ways including filtering it by distillation or adding a reverse osmosis system. You can try adding a packaged chemical softener such as powdered borax or washing soda (sodium carbonate) and running it through a water softener. Or cut the hassle and choose a salt free water conditioner.
Consumer Reports comments that in order to soften water a process called “ion exchange” is performed to remove dissolved minerals – like iron, magnesium, calcium, and manganese. These cannot be trapped in a softener bed. Water softeners have resin beads with sodium attached to the resin. As water enters the tank, dissolved magnesium and calcium ions are attracted to the resin. The minerals attach to the resin pulling them from the water and releasing sodium into the water at higher levels than the hard water minerals it removed. Salt-free water conditioning provides a proven alternative without the problems of sodium (salt) being added to the water.
In sink tap filtration and refrigerator water dispensers improve water’s taste but its steep price tag makes it impractical as a household solution because the filters must be replaced constantly in order to be effective. Packaged chemicals can soften water in small batches such as washing machine loads but render the water undrinkable. Plus they take a toll on clothes and in some cases contain phosphates that harm the environment. Salt-based water softeners are also bad for the environment and planet. Salt-free water conditioners are an effective an alternative to water softeners.
Descaling offers an alternative to water softening. Whereas a water softener removes the problem (minerals in the water), a de-scaler addresses the damage caused by the problem (scale buildup). You will sometimes see ads for “salt-free water softeners” which are actually de-scalers or for magnetic water softeners which remain unproven and don’t change the chemical composition of water so buyer beware. While magnets are controversial and inconsistent, catalytic water conditioning has been proven for 60 years. Conditioning offers benefits of scale reduction and reduces hard water problems.
With all this in mind, it is clear why water softeners are so popular. They appear to be the least costly and an effective way to rid your water of the troublesome minerals that cause hard water. However, this is true in some but not all cases. Many times salt free water conditioning is a better choice because there are no foreign chemicals added to the household water. There is no slippery slimy feeling characteristic where you cannot rinse the soap off, and the healthful calcium is maintained in drinking water.
Turning Hard Water Soft – Also Salt Free Conditioner Systems Connected To Whole House Filtration Systems – Solve Hard Water in Orange County CA
Water softeners operate on a simple principle. Calcium and magnesium ions in the water switch places with more desirable ions usually sodium. The exchange eliminates both of the problems of hard water because sodium does not precipitate out in pipes or react badly with soap. The amount of sodium this process adds to your water is quite small — less than 12.5 milligrams per 8-ounce (237-milliliter) glass. That is well below the standard set by the Food and Drug Administration for “very low sodium.” However, if you have health concerns discuss them with your doctor or consider using softened tap water only for washing clothes and dishes. Salt free catalytic water conditioning is the best choice for anyone on a low or no sodium diet, who is concerned about hypertension, high blood pressure or other health concerns.
The ion replacement takes place within a tank full of small polystyrene beads also known as resin or zeolite. The negatively charged beads are bonded to positively charged sodium ions. As the water flows past the beads, the sodium ions swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions, which carry a stronger positive charge. During the catalytic salt-free conditioning process, minerals are permanently changed to reduce the problems caused by raw hard water. There are no foreign chemicals or salt added to the water in the process.
Installing Water Softeners Benefits and Salt-Free Catalytic Water Conditioner Benefits
Cleaner dishes: Dishes glassware and silverware washed in soft water come out spot free and sparkling.
Softer hair and skin: Hair feels silkier and soaps and shampoo lather more easily. Salt-free water conditioning will provide a better bathing experience without the slippery slimy feeling caused by salt-based water softeners. Whole house water filtration also helps with healthier hair and skin by removing disinfectants, chemicals and drying agents that can irritate skin, make hair dry, brittle, and unmanageable.
Whiter whites and brighter colors: Clothes washed in soft or conditioned water are free of hard water minerals that result in dingy buildup over time. Fabrics come out softer and stay brighter.
Longer lasting appliances: Water softeners and salt free water conditioners can help preserve the life of appliances by reducing hard water buildup in coffee makers washing machines water heaters and more.
Less housework: Water softeners remove the minerals responsible for lime scale buildup and soap scum on shower walls bathroom fixtures and kitchen sinks. Salt free water conditioners also provide these benefits, without the added sodium.
This is good information to know when it comes to come maintenance on a water conditioner. Watch the whole “how to” video below.
We’re going to show you now, how to clean the core in one of our exterior catalytic water conditioners. (Water conditioners help solve hard water issues without the use of salt like a regular water softener would use.)
First, you need to break the seal on the unions so that you can remove the core. This will require a pipe wrench and a pair of Channel locks
It is best to disconnect the unit at both ends with both unions, so you can easily slide the core out for cleaning.
The core will slide out of the body with the serial number end at the top. . .
The second step in this process is to clean the catalytic water conditioning core. This is best done with a mixture of muriatic acid to water. So, we fill our bucket up with about four gallons of water, and we add one half a gallon of muriatic acid to the water to clean our core. Obviously, be very careful in handling muriatic acid. Be sure to wear eye protection and follow all the instructions on the bottle.
Next, we are going to dip our catalytic conditioning core into the muriatic acid and water solution. Again, pay attention to the warning labels on the muriatic acid and follow all the instructions. With the core in the murky water and the muriatic acid mixture, we found that it’s best to leave it in for 10 to 15 minutes for a proper cleaning.
As you can see it.
After soaking in the muriatic acid and water for about five minutes, you’ll notice the core returns to its natural color of grey. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your core with clean water prior to re-insertion.
This core is now clean and ready to be re-assembled into the conditioner.
Also, be sure to dispose of your muriatic acid and water solution properly with regard to codes in your own area.
Before reassembling the catalytic conditioner into the copper body, be sure to use Teflon tape amply on the threads for a complete seal.
Make sure when you put your Teflon tape in place, that you cover the entire lip to create a proper seal and for ease of re-installation.
Take note that the serialized end is the inlet. Refer to the sticker on the body for the proper flow direction.
Once the conditioner is back in the place, the tank can be reconnected to the system and bought online.
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