Water Conditioning Basics

Calcium ShowerWhat Is Hard Water?
Hard drinking water is generally not harmful to one’s health, but can pose serious problems in industrial settings, where water hardness is monitored to avoid costly breakdowns in boilers, cooling towers, and other equipment that handles water. In domestic settings, hard water is often indicated by a lack of suds formation (causing you to use more detergents and soaps when washing) when soap is agitated in water, and by the formation of limescale in kettle, spotting on your glassware, hard-to-remove streaks in your sinks and toilets, cloudy shower doors and reduces the lifespan of water heaters. Wherever water hardness is a concern, water softening is commonly used to reduce hard water’s adverse effects. However, traditional water softening has drawbacks.

What has been the past solution?
Historically, water treatment by salt-using water softeners (ion-exchange) has been the accepted remedy. While conventional, salt-using waters solfeners do remove the minerals that make hard water, the process also removes the healthy and essential nutrients … especially calcium and magnesium. Worse, they add sodium to their water, which can lead to hypertension, weight gain, and other health problems.

Currently, 34 states have partial bans on the sale of regenerative water softeners. The concern is over the introduction of salt into the environment and the wasting of water by these traditional systems.

facultTechnology Breakthrough
Water4 Systems offers a revolutionary new process called Template-Assisted Crystallization (TAC) an effective chemical-free scale prevention method. The TAC technology converts hardness minerals into harmless, inactive microscopic crystals. Simply put, magnesium and calcium ions are collected on specially designed beads, forming inert, micro¬scopic crystals which drop off and re-enter the water.

Water4’s systems are available in a water-conserving, non-backflushing configuration, and in a longer-lasting, backflushing configuration. The non-backflushing option requires no electricity and no adding of salt or other chemicals. It requires virtually no maintenance, retains the calcium and magnesium, and adds nothing to the waste water. Water4’s salt-free alternative to traditional water softeners discharge no brine, unlike ion-exchange water softeners, into the water supply. Going green and blue never felt so good.

Tested and Proven Technology
Tested by an independent laboratory against the international protocol for scale prevention, the Template-Assisted Crystallization technology achieved a 99.6% effectiveness rating – the only technology to do so and far more effective than any other water softener alternative. Proven in more than 8 years of successful use in homes and businesses.

 Reduction of scale throughout the house. • No salt, chemicals or electricity required. • Long lasting media-not consumed by the reactions. • Preserves beneficial mineral content. • No slimy soft-water feel.

Fresh Clean WaterWhat About Water-borne Chemical Tastes and Impurities
Sometimes scale isn’t the problem … or at least, not the only problem with your water. Public water supplies often have chemical tastes that are just unpleasant to the nose and palate. Water from private wells can have high concentrations of foul-smelling agents, often sulfur and iron. In such cases, Water4 Systems may have your solution.

Why Use Water4 Systems?
At Water4 Systems, we provide the solution – carbon and multi-media filtration systems that deliver water as nature intended … clean, fresh-tasting and safe. These systems are designed and sized to accommodate your projected household water consumption and particular filtration needs, and require very little maintenance while providing years of reliable performance.

Water4 Services also offers a system combining carbon filtration with high efficiency Template-Assisted Crystallization that provides high quality filtered water to every faucet in your home. All in one compact package. Better living through better technology.