As calcium rich water enters the home, the carbonic acid/calcium equilibrium is interrupted within the pipes, plumbing fixtures, water heaters, appliances or water using devices. Because the Hydrogen Carbonate (Ca(HCO₃)₂) is a weak chemical compound, increases in temperature or water movement will cause the compound to breakdown, causing parts of the Calcium (Ca₂), Magnesium (Mg₂) and Bicarbonate (HCO₃) to attach to the surfaces of heating elements, the inside of pipes, water heaters, plumbing fixtures and water using devices. Over time the scale coating continually thickens and is very difficult and costly to remove.
The negative effect of calcium is the scale it creates in or on pipe surfaces, water heaters, plumbing fixtures, heating elements, R/O systems and water using devices. The scale leads to higher energy, operating and maintenance costs for ice machines, coffee machines, reverse osmosis equipment, water heaters and other water using equipment. The scale may also breed bacteria.
The “classic” water softening unit operates on the basis of ion exchange; exchanging calcium and magnesium ions in the water for sodium ions. When a water softener is used, the result is not only soft water, but also increased sodium content in the water supply.
Magnetic and electric systems are a relatively new invention. However, these systems only have a limited effectiveness at best, not a high enough percentage to prevent scale altogether.
The polyphosphate dissolves into the water and coats the iron, calcium and magnesium in it, making it difficult for these agents to precipitate.
The technologically advanced Scale Prep SP3 Media is an innovative solution that prevents all of the negative effects of calcium and magnesium, while allowing the positive health benefits to remain.
Scale Prep’s SP3 Anti-Scale Media was especially developed and manufactured to protect against the formation of scale and remove already existing scale from pipes and heat exchange surfaces.
The Scale Prep’s SP3 catalytic media prevents the formation of scale and eliminates existing scale by accelerating the transformation of the calcium and magnesium minerals into harmless “Nano” particles. As the nano particles flow through plumbing systems, they do not attach to pipes, fixtures, valves, or heating elements; the result is 99% scale prevention and removal!
Scale Prep’s SP3 is successfully used in a number of applications for both residential and commercial usage. Virtually maintenance free, chemical free, and salt free, Scale Prep’s SP3 media water conditioners are a cost effective alternative where benefits and overall performance surpasses our competitors.
Charger Water Treatment Products solutions are custom configured to meet your specific needs. A Charger Water Treatment Dealer will visit your home to conduct a water quality test and site assessment that includes:
Your Water Treatment Professional will analyze the test results and make recommendations on the type and size of equipment that will best take care of your water quality problems and fit your lifestyle. Depending on the test results additional equipment such as a Water Softener, Iron & H₂S Filters, Whole House Filters, or Point-of-Use System may also be recommended.
Call our toll-free number or submit a request on our “Get in Touch” form and let us know that you would like to have a Charger Water Dealer contact you for an in-home water analysis. We will provide you with a list of dealers in your area. Our representatives will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.