Natural hard water, containing dissolved calcium and other minerals, is good for healthy bodies, but not so good for water systems, equipment and pipework. Precipitated calcium forms deposits which line pipes and water-fed appliances with a cement-like calcite coating.
Non-chemical treatment of water has been around since early in the 20th century, however the results are often erratic and inconsistent. Scalewatcher® does not rely on magnetism. Using modern integrated circuitry and signal processing techniques, the patented Scalewatcher® produces a complex modulating frequency waveform, which in terms of magnetic strength is insignificant.
When this is applied to the water, the energy induced in the water is sufficient to cause the premature precipitation of the calcium. Because precipitation occurs in the bulk of the water, the crystals seed on to other naturally occurring ions in the water, such as zinc, copper, iron etc. Their size and shape bear no physical resemblance to those formed in untreated water and they remain in suspension until discharged to drain.The results achieved both in scale removal and scale prevention make Scalewatcher® a credible alternative to chemical treatment.
There is no chemical change to the water. The physical change to the shape and size of the calcium crystals so formed causes them to lose their adhesive properties. This change stops any build up of hard scale. Consequently, the crystals remain in suspension until flushed out by normal water discharge. This results also in a lowering of surface tension and an increase in solubility, such that existing scale is simply dissolved and removed.
The capability of the physically altered water to dissolve minerals is increased and this is the reason why hard scale layers will be softened, will slowly enter into the water stream, and will disappear down the drain. This effect will clean up all your piping, including your water heating element, your showerheads, faucets, and bathroom fixtures. The scale on all of these will diminish with regular contact of the treated water, resulting in easier cleaning without the use of chemicals. What used to require expensive and toxics chemicals to clean off, now can be simply wiped away