What is Acid/Acidic Water?
A water analysis with a number below 7 is considered acidic water (aggressive) and any number above 7 is considered basic water (alkaline water). A pH of 5, for example, results in ten times more acidic water than 6 and 100 times more acidic water than 7. The opposite is true for numbers above 7, which can represent the lack of hydrogen in the form hydroxyl radicals. The greater the number on the pH scale represents the increased number of hydroxyl radicals present and the more alkaline the water becomes.
Why is Acid Water Bad?
Acid water (low pH) can dissolve copper plumbing, pit fixtures, damage valves, and attack appliances such as dish washers, hot water heaters, and washing machines. Acid water also can impart a bitter taste.
A water softener is meant to filter out calcium and magnesium minerals, not particulates and dirt. If dirty water is allowed to flow into the water softener, dirt can collect on the rotating valves in the controller and become inoperable. This is another good reason to install a sediment filter before the softener.
Sediment filter works as the pre-filter for capturing the particles in the water. Sediment filters protect the carbon filters and increase their lifespan. Carbon filters are used to remove chlorine, chloramines, and other chemicals that impact the taste and smell of the water.
AirCat filters are extremely effective in treating issues commonly associated with problem well water. These systems use a unique air-injection filtering technology to oxidize sulfur or iron into precipitates (solids) that can be readily filtered and removed. AirCat filters are environmentally safe, and the result is refreshingly good water from the tap, every time.
To maximize the efficiency of UV water filters, it is important to understand how they work. UV filters are special bulbs or lamps that emit ultraviolet light of a certain wavelength. These UV lights attack the genetic core of microorganisms, modifying their DNA and making them unable to infect or reproduce.
Reverse Osmosis helps to lower the TDS content of water (such as brackish water, saline water, or seawater) since substances such as calcium, magnesium, and sodium cannot readily pass through the semi-permeable membrane, while water can. With the assistance of water pressure, impurities are removed and sent down the drain