How does the PolyHalt® salt free water softener work?
The PolyHalt® salt free water softener works by forming a permanent ion bond and new complex with hardness minerals. Because of ion bonding with PolyHalt® hardness minerals no longer behave hard and remain in the water. Compared to salt-based ion exchange softening PolyHalt® ion bond softening is a simple process without the complications of removing the minerals to soften the water.
Minerals that are able to bond with PolyHalt® include hardness minerals (calcium and magnesium) and clear or soluble iron and manganese.
How does the behavior of ion bonded minerals change?
- hardness (calcium and magnesium) minerals; bonded hardness minerals do not behave hard, for instance
- they can not form scale
- they do not react with soap to form a curdy precipitate, soap scum or bathtub rings.
- spots left after evaporation do not “stick” and are easy to clean
- clear iron; clear iron complexed with PolyHalt® will not oxidize with oxygen in the air
- iron will not turn red / orange
- will not stain red / orange
- clear manganese; clear manganese complexed with PolyHalt® will not oxidize with oxygen in the air
- manganese will not turn brown / black
- will not stain black / brown
PolyHalt® Out performs Salt-Based Softeners and other Salt Free Options
Cascadian’s PolyHalt® is designed to treat other water quality problems at the same time it softens water. In addition to salt free softening PolyHalt® has the added benefit of being able to treat these water quality problems;
- low pH – often causes blue / green stains
- low TDS (total dissolved solids) / aggressive water – often causes blue / green stains and premature failure of hot water heaters and other water using appliances.
- silica etching and pitting of glass, windows, shower doors, etc. – silica permanently etches glass. Silica etching, often in the form of circular spots that can’t be removed with cleaning chemicals, destroys clear glass.
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