Salt Free Water Softener System | Point of Use

Item Number: ICS-P0527

$346.00

Point of Use Water Filter System For:

  • Hard water – white spots, hard scale buildup, gray dingy hard laundry
  • Staining – red/orange, brown/black, blue/green
  • Low pH
  • Appliance protection
  • Silica etching and pitting on glass (spots won’t come off glass surfaces)

Includes First Cartridge Filter Kit (a $101 value)

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Reduces water issues:

  • Acidic Water
  • Iron in Water
  • Manganese in Water
  • Water Hardness

Recommended Uses:

  • Cabin/Vacation Home
  • RV
  • Whole House
Or order by phone: 509-674-4000

Product Description

ICS-P0527 Compact Salt Free Water Softener System

This Cascadian PolyHalt® Salt Free Water Softener System is a Point of Use system, designed for a maximum flow of 3-5 GPM. Perfect for dishwashers, ice machines, clothes washers, bar sinks and the like.

Advantages include:

  • 3/4″ pipe connections
  • Salt free water treatment
  • Eco-friendly treatment
  • No power required
  • No wastewater produced
  • Small size
    • 20 times smaller than typical salt softeners
    • Does not take up valuable floor space – system hangs on the wall
  • Simple annual maintenance
  • PolyHalt® soft water:
    • Easier cleaning and maintaining of home or business
    • Water spots will clean up easily
    • Brighter, whiter, softer laundry
    • Soaps, shampoos, conditioners etc. will work better and you will use less
    • No slippery or slimy feeling
    • Low annual maintenance
  • Not subject to any regulations banning or restricting salt softeners

Application:

  • Hard water problems
  • Corrosive, Low pH and aggressive waters
  • Silica problems
  • Appliance protection

Other Products to consider:

  • The ICS-SCP523 with 3/8″ connections and add Sediment and Carbon to the PolyHalt® water softener for our best all around Point of Use treatment

ICS-P0527; Cascadian PolyHalt POU Salt Free Water Softener Treatment System

Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 14″
Connection Diameter:
 3/8”
Max. Capacity: 6 Months
Max. Flow: 3 to 5 gpm
Max. Pressure: 90 psi
Min. Temperature: 40° F
Max. Temperature: 100° F
Number of Filters: 1

Download and Print Specifications

General PolyHalt® Notes. See “How It Works” Tab for more details:

  • Just like salt-based softeners, there will be spots but any spots will be easier to clean.
  • Water will not feel slippery or slimy with PolyHalt® a softener like it does with a traditional salt softener
  • Hardness, iron, manganese and silica test results will be equal before & after treatment. This is because treatment with PolyHalt® does not remove these contaminants it changes them to a harmless form and they can no longer cause problems in the water or on surfaces they touch.
  • Water could be worse after install while plumbing is being cleaned. May need to clean aerators, shower heads etc.

 

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Raw Water Parameters / Conditions for Operation

Bacteria: None Allowed
Chlorine: NA
Colloidal Iron: NA
Hardness: 15 grains (256 ppm)
Hydrocarbons, oils, or lubricants: None Allowed
Hydrogen Sulfide: None Allowed (use ICS-H to remove)
Iron & Manganese (Clear Only): <6 ppm Combined
Iron & Manganese (Colored): NA
Iron Bacteria: None Allowed (use ICS-IB to remove)
Organic Iron: None Allowed
pH:
 Between 6.0 and 8.5
Sediment: NA
Silica: <50 ppm
Tannin / Organics: None Allowed
Turbidity: Less than 1 NTU

Notes for all ICS systems:

  • If Raw Water Parameter Condition for Operation = “NA” the systems will not affect and is not affected by concentrations of that parameter typically found in drinking water
  • If Raw Water Parameter Condition for Operation = “None Allowed” Remove through adequate pre-treatment
  • If Raw Water Parameter Condition for Operation = “Not for extreme levels” The cartridge useful life may be shortened and require more frequent replacement.
  • Extreme levels of any parameter may shorten useful cartridge life
  • Stated “Max Capacity” may be reduced by overall raw water chemistry

Complete treatment with the Salt Free Water Softener ICS-P0527 is a simple single step process.

Water flows through PolyHalt® media where it is softened, treated to prevent iron and manganese staining and silica etching and pitting. A small amount of PolyHalt® enters the water to protect your plumbing, fixtures and appliances from low pH or aggressive water conditions.

How PolyHalt® works;

PolyHalt® works because of differences in electrical charges between dissolved metals in the water and PolyHalt®. Technically PolyHalt® treats dissolved metals via a well known process is called Ionic-Bonding resulting in a new ionic complex. A more thorough description of how PolyHalt® works (see below) can be a little technical but simply put PolyHalt® works on the “Opposites Attract” principle.

PolyHalt®, is a negatively charged semi-solid material while metals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese dissolved in water are positively charged. As positively charged metals flow through negatively charged PolyHalt® an amount of PolyHalt® equal to that required to form a new ionic-bond is automatically proportionally released to form new ionic complexes. These new complexes are very different than the original, they are chemically different with new behavior properties than before treatment.

What new properties do PolyHalt® complexes have?

Hardness Minerals – Calcium and Magnesium;

Cannot form hard scale or stick to surfaces. Cannot bind with soaps to form a curdy precipitate (soap scum). PolyHalt® complexed hardness minerals remain in the water and the water behaves as if they are not present, scale formation is prevented, water is easy to work with. Water is softened without salt

Evaporative water spots;

Water spots formed when water evaporates are much easy to clean up. Most often all that is required is to simply wipe the spots away without hard work or chemicals.

Removal of existing scale;

PolyHalt® treated water tends to solve existing hard water scale from surfaces cleaning them over time.

Prevention of curdy precipitate (soap scum);

PolyHalt® treated hardness minerals cannot bind with soaps. Use less soap cleaning and get cleaner easier.

Protection of plumbing and appliances from Low pH or aggressive water that can soften and dissolve metals causing plumbing leaks and appliance failure;

A very thin coating of PolyHalt® forms a protective insulating layer on the metallic surfaces of metals exposed to Low pH or aggressive water.

Silica etching and pitting;

Though we are not sure of the chemical reason we know PolyHalt® somehow prevents etching and pitting of glass from silica.

Iron and Manganese treatment;

Dissolved iron and manganese in water are clear. Treatment with PolyHalt® keeps them clear, it prevents them from reacting with oxygen and changing to their colored form. PolyHalt® treated iron and manganese remain in the water unable to cause typical orange / red and brown / black form staining.

Blue and Green Staining;

Blue / green staining happens when copper leached from plumbing by water that is low pH or low TDS (total dissolved solids). Blue / green stains are prevented with PolyHalt® treatment because PolyHalt® forms a very thin protective insulating layer on the metallic surfaces of metals exposed to Low pH or aggressive water

Notes:

PolyHalt® is a unique polyphosphate formula derived from naturally occurring phosphorous bearing rock. Levels of polyphosphate allowed in drinking water are regulated by the USEPA. Automatic proportional control and safety of PolyHalt® is tested and certified by NSF, an independent third-party testing agency. PolyHalt® has no color, taste or odor so it will not change these features of treated water.

Testing Hardness, Iron and Manganese:

Because PolyHalt® softens water by forming complexes with rather than removing hardness minerals through ion exchange and replacement with salt as with a conventional salt-based softener your water will test the same for calcium and magnesium before and after treatment.

A water hardness test shows how much calcium and magnesium are in the water, it does not show how the treated water behaves. Though there are differences in PolyHalt® and conventional salt-based softened water, they both essentially behave the same, they make untreated hard water with calcium and magnesium minerals easier to work with. One leaves the hardness minerals in the water, the other replaces them with salt.

This same principle holds true for iron and manganese in the water. PolyHalt® form a new complex with iron and manganese through ionic bonding. Without removing these metals they are rendered harmless unable to convert to their colored form. Because the new harmless complex remains in the water after treatment testing will show the same concentration before and after treatment.

PolyHalt® is consumed during the treatment process and so it must be replaced to prevent water problems from recurring. Maximum filter life is 1 year for whole home systems and 6 months for smaller Point of Use systems. Most often PolyHalt® will last a full year but water quality and volume treated may affect shorten filter life. Spots that are hard to clean after treatment indicate it is time to replace your filter. So you never end up with bad water problems again consider our “Filter Reminder Service” or “Autoship” options.

One difference between conventional salt-based softeners and PolyHalt® saltless softeners you need to be aware of is how the water “feels”. Unlike salt softened water, PolyHalt® treated water does not feel “slippery” so if you like and want to have the slippery feeling created when salt is added to your water a PolyHalt® saltless softener may not be for you.

Just as with salt-based softeners your water may still produce spots as it evaporates. Water spots after treatment with PolyHalt® will be much easier to clean, usually only requiring a simple wiping. Spots that are hard to clean after treatment indicate it is time to replace your filter.

Your water may be worse after treatment. This is a normal effect of using PolyHalt® as it begins to loosen and clean away existing scale buildup in plumbing pipes and fixtures. This is a temporary condition that usually stops after 30 to 60 days ending when existing buildup is cleaned up.

The new complex made by the binding of PolyHalt® with minerals is strong and stable at temperatures less than 140° F. and will not break down or revert over many months or even years.

O3 Water Systems, Inc.
“Limited” CASCADIAN® Integrated Cartridge Solutions

Water Treatment System Warranty

During the time periods and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, O3 WATER SYSTEMS, will repair or replace to the original user or consumer, any portion of your new ICS (Integrated Cartridge Solutions) system which proves defective due to defective materials or workmanship of O3WS. Warranty period is 10 years from date of installation. At all times O3WS shall have and possess the sole right and option to determine whether to repair or replace defective equipment, parts, or components. Damage due to conditions beyond the control of O3WS is NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY.

LABOR, ETC., COSTS: O3WS shall IN NO EVENT be liable for cost of removal, installation, transportation, or any other charges which may arise in connection with a Limited Warranty claim.

THIS WARRANTY WILL NOT APPLY: (a) To defects or malfunctions resulting from failure to properly install, operate or maintain the unit in accordance with good trade practices of professionals; (b) to products which are not installed in accordance with applicable local codes and ordinances (c) to products modified at any place other than the point of original manufacture (d) to products moved from the original installation location; (e) to normal maintenance services and parts used in connection with such service; (f) to failures resulting from the abuse, physical damage, fire, freezing, acts of god, accident or negligence; (g) to products used for purposes other than for what they were designed and manufactured, and (h) cartridge filters and replacement kits.

RETURN OF REPLACED COMPONENTS: To obtain specific performance under this Limited Warranty, the defective product must be returned freight prepaid to O3WS in Cle Elum Washington or other such place as O3WS may designate together with proof of purchase, installation date, failure date, and supporting technical data.

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS: O3WS reserves the right to change or improve its products or any portions thereof without being obliged to provide such change or improvement of units sold and/or shipped prior to such change or improvement.

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS: As to any specific O3WS product, after the expiration of the time period of the warranty applicable thereto as set forth under the heading “Warranty Periods” above. Cosmetic damage that does not affect the process functionality of the equipment is not covered. O3WS Industries makes every effort to ensure that all illustrations and specifications are correct. However, these do not imply a warranty that the product is merchantable or fit for a particular purpose, or that the product may not vary from the illustrations and specifications. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WHICH EXTENDS BEYOND THOSE WARRANTIES DESCRIBED OR REFERRED TO ABOVE.

WARRANTY LIMITATION: O3WS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL or SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES ARISING FROM INSTALLATION, USE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSES.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages and some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long implied warranties may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

For your warranty protection (Magnason-Moss Warranty Act) the WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO O3WS WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF INSTALLATION. In the absence or other suitable proof of installation date, the effective date of this warranty will be based upon the date of manufacture plus thirty (30) days. Direct all notices, etc. To: Service Department, O3 Water Systems, Inc., 5301 Airport Rd, Cle Elum WA, 98922