Many Australian homes, businesses and industries rely on hard water sources. Without tools or systems in place to soften that water, scale build-up can occur and lead to blockages, slow-running drains and damage to fixtures, fittings and appliances. Hydrosmart hard water systems offer a sustainable, effective and innovative approach to water conditioning. Below we explore how they compare to other options for softening hard water.
Hard Water Softeners
A water softener is designed to filter the mineral particles present in hard water, which consists of calcium, magnesium, iron and other trace elements. It directs hard water into the softener, in which there’s a cylinder full of media. The media has a charge on it that attracts minerals, which stick to it like a magnet.
Once the media has attracted and contains a lot of minerals, it can release salt into the water and create sliminess, both of which will often require further treatment.
Ion Exchange Hard Water Treatment
Ion exchange is used by hard water systems to extract minerals using resin beads in tanks. These are replaced with sodium ions to soften water. These systems are effective in preventing scale build-up but, like other water softeners, can result in increased salinity and sliminess.
Reverse Osmosis System
Reverse osmosis (RO) systems split water as it comes through the membrane, taking the minerals out in the process. It’s not the best solution for softening water, however. During the filtration process, hard water can cause scale build-up within the RO system itself, making it harder for the membrane to work. Without a large enough system or frequently changing the membrane, scale build-up causes poor appliance performance and decreased energy efficiency.
The most reliable hard water systems are water conditioners like Hydrosmart. These use innovative resonant frequencies to reduce the particle size of minerals so they wash out of plumbing, fixtures, fittings and appliances instead of sticking and building up into scale. After all, it isn’t truly necessary to remove these minerals from the water if they are small enough to not cause problems. As an efficient, long-lasting, sustainable and cost-effective approach, a Hydrosmart hard water conditioner delivers the best results.
Innovative Hard Water Treatment in Australia
Find out how a Hydrosmart hard water conditioner can soften your water reliably. We provide solutions across Australia for domestic, commercial, industrial and municipal clients. Call 08 8357 3334 today or contact us online.