Water conditioners differ from water softeners by not removing the ions that cause limescale, but instead water conditioners change the ion. Most do this by trying to change the shape or make it smaller. Aquabion water conditioners add zinc ions to the calcium ions making them bigger. The new mineral is called Aragonite, and this removes old limescale as well as stopping any new limescale problems.
Why install a water conditioner instead of a water softener?
Water softeners have three main problems.
1. Costly salt and water consumption
2. Takes up lots of space
3. High installation and maintenance costs
Water conditioners don’t use any water or salt, installation is so much faster, and they take up require very little.
The major problem with water conditioners is the varied performance. Their effectiveness ranges from 30% – 97%! Any water conditioner getting an effectiveness below 90% is generally deemed by users to be useless.
What technologies do water conditioners use?
Magnetic and electronic fields are the most common type and there is a massive number of brands to choose from. The use of Zinc sacrificial anodes has been known for some time but no one has been able to apply this method effectively until the patented Aquabion method was invented.
How do I know which water conditioners are any good?
Any trustworthy company will provide you with independent test results in full, so you can satisfy yourself, that the system is for you.