Limescale has an impact on boilers, pipework, bathrooms, kitchens and household appliances. The limescale problem can be addressed using water softeners but this process has drawbacks including sodium being released into the water, loss of cupboard space, ongoing salt purchases, a requirement for a separate feed to drinking water taps and potentially more complex and expensive installations.
As an alternative to water softeners, consider using an Aquabion Water Conditioner. The Aquabion utilises a zinc sacrificial anode that changes the structure of the limescale to create a non-adhering lime (Aragonite). No valuable minerals are lost and the water is perfectly drinkable. There is minimal loss of space for the householder and no maintenance required. The lifespan of the Aquabion is 7 years and we will contact the householder at this time to recommend a replacement unit.
Many manufacturers have tried to design products that create non-adhering lime, but the problem has always been fouling. Fouling is where the non-adhering lime builds up in the body of the device and can potentially reduce flow and increase pressure. The Aquabion is the only water conditioner that incorporates swirling elements that create turbulence, and prevent fouling. This is called self-cleaning.
As part of our AQUABION rewards scheme, you can receive some great prizes!*
20 points- Beanie hat
30 points- Silver installer sticker for your van
50 points- AQUABION T-shirt
100 points- AQUABION polo shirt
150 points- AQUABION fleece
200 points- AQUABION zipped hoodie
300 points- Gold installer sticker for your van & lunch with your local Area Sales Manager.
*These prizes are subject to change due to stock and availability.
The Aquabion is supplied with two clamps and a length of wire. A clamp must be installed on either side of the unit and joined together with the wire that is supplied. This Bonding/ Bridging is essential for the functioning of the unit.
The galvanic principle means that a small amount of electricity is created as the small amount of Zinc is released and we want to earth this away. If the bridging wire is not put in place the unit will not function properly and performance could be reduced by more than 50%.
To achieve the best results, the positioning of the AQUABION is important. Zinc and Calcium keep reacting in the pipework for up to 10m after treated water has passed through the unit. For this reason always try to position the unit as close to the stop tap as possible.
AQUABION can be installed in line with plastic pipework as long as pipework is modified to include metallic pipework equal to the length of the unit, at both ends of the Aquabion so bonding can be achieved. There should also be an earth directly to one end of the bridging strap as shown in the instruction leaflet.
Secondary returns (domestic hot water returns)
You must have a second unit installed after the pump. This is because a small amount of the treated water may be broken apart in the pump.
Selecting the correct size AQUABION for your application is critical. Oversizing could have an effect on the patented self-cleaning technology inside the unit, which can result in a reduction in overall performance. This could mean the self-cleaning does not function correctly. For this reason, we size according to the demand in the property and not the size of the incoming main.
If a domestic property normally uses just one shower head at a time, then S15 is recommended. Similarly if it has a 15mm water main.
If a domestic property often uses two or more shower heads at a time, then S20 is recommended. DO NOT install the S20 on 15mm mains.
Some sizing will often involve reducing the mains, but we promise the users will not see any negative effects and we have never had any complaints when we have recommended this.
For large 6+ bathroom properties, please contact us so we can advise on a solution.
The Aquabion “H” units are not designed to be used in domestic installations as the minimum flow rates required through these commercial units cannot be met with domestic supplies.
We are always happy to advise on sizing.
Please remember with Aquabion smaller is better. In Denmark hundreds of houses have a D10 (10mm Aquabion) on the mains to their house and there are no complaints regarding loss of pressure.
Please take a look at the trade section on our website for further information, tips and advice.
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