TurboTAC – How It Works

Water4 Systems’ premier water conditioning process called TurboTAC is a single tank with three distinct media’s. The 1st media is carbon it effectively reduces chlorine, chloramines, and chlorine by-products present in most municipal water supplies. The 2nd media conditions the water to neutralize the calcium and magnesium ions in the water so they do not build up on your fixtures and surfaces. The 3rd media deals with heavy metals in the water supply.

There are several key factors that drive whole-home water filtration effectiveness. First is the nature of the media. Most whole-home systems use a coal-based carbon media; Water4 uses the highest-grade activated coconut shell carbon, which is harder and more effective than the less expensive coal carbon for the first filtration stage. Second is the type of media or type of system used to condition hard water. Rather than using a salt-based, ion-exchange softening system, Water4 manages hard water scale by a process called template-assisted crystallization it neutralizes calcium and magnesium that shows up as scale. The calcium and magnesium remain in the water, when they dry on your finish surfaces they do not bond or etch the surface (reduce water spotting), but simply wipe away with a soft cloth. Water4 adds a third media called CopperGuard, it effectively reduce copper, iron, and other heavier metals in the water.

Another key factor for system success is contact time. The effectiveness of both stages of Water4’s system improves due to longer contact time. TurboTAC is a down-flow & up-flow system, which means the water flows down through the media in the carbon stage & up through the media in ScaleStop/CopperGuard stage. Down-flow systems do not raise the media bed so they require periodic back-flushing, typically every two weeks. Water4’s single-tank, two-stage, down-flow system does not require salt or chemicals.

Under normal use, with back-flushing, typical media replacement is 5 years. Actual frequency will depend on your water conditions and usage; Water4 will contact you 48 months after installation to start our media testing process. The resulting water from the two-stage Water4 point-of-entry system is of such high quality, you may decide to eliminate purchasing bottled water from your routine shopping list. Water4’s point-of-entry system retains the benefits of the calcium and magnesium that the human body needs.