Aquios® - Blogs on Water Softener System
Posted: February 28, 2020|
Chloramines, which are disinfectant compounds made from the combination of chlorine and ammonia, are being used more and more by water utilities across the country.
Many water utilities across the country are moving toward a total conversion from chlorine to chloramines in the next year. Chloramines are preferred because they last longer in the water, making them more effective at eliminating biological and organic contaminants, but that leaves an important question for the consumer; how can one remove chloramines from the water we drink and bathe in?
One option available for reduction of chloramines is something that many people already use. Activated carbon is a very common substance used to filter water at both the point-of-use (faucet-mount carbon filters or pitcher filters), and the point-of-entry (full house water filtration systems). Under normal applications, activated carbon would have been considered effective for filtering water, since chlorine has been th
Posted: May 24, 2019|
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) – What Are They?
VOCs as defined by Wikipedia are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. An excellent example of this is formaldehyde, which evaporates from paint. They also include vapors/gases released from a variety of common products such as adhesive, air fresheners, dry cleaning fluids, solvents and pesticides.
Unfortunately, drinking water may contain contaminants that are classified as VOCs. Due to the fact that it would be costly to test for every potential chemical that would be classified as a VOC, the EPA regulates a subset of chemicals that are considered typical contaminants of a water supply. For those on municipal water systems, you should receive an annual water quality report. In this report, it will outli
Posted: May 02, 2019|
Water Quality Reports – How to understand them
One a year, your water provider is required to provide you with a Consumer Confidence Report (also known as a CCR). This report is due by July 1st.
The information provided in this report includes several key point of information including where your water comes from, any potential health risks and what contaminants may exist. Typically, these reports will also include disinfectant levels and water hardness. The purpose of this report is to provide as much information as possible as to the quality of the water you drink.
Unfortunately, the information provided in the CCR (Consumer Confidence Report) can be confusing and difficult to understand. In this post, we will provide some information to help in understanding your report. For some of our readers who are on well water or community well system, there is no requirement for a water quality report. To better understand what is in your water, you
Posted: October 05, 2018|
Water filtration and water softening for well water systems is different. Not that one is better (and yes there are two sides) but it is different.
Municipal water sources add chlorine (or chloramines) to treat and dissenfect the water that you drink. Depending on where you live, the chlorine level can be higher than that in a swimming pool. In other locales it is almost non-existent. Well water, however; is different. The water source comes from a well that is tapped into a water table. Sometimes it is at a depth of 60 feet, other times; it can be twice that depth. As a result, there tends to be more sediment found in the water, and; in some cases; more calcium and residue due to natural erosion.
Since well water typically is not chlorinated, a carbon block filtration medium may not be the best filtration solutoin. A better solution is a cartidge that has a high flow and high dirt loading capacity with an effective carbon "coating" that will eliminiate and mini
Posted: September 07, 2018|
We receive a lot of questions that ask, "what is salt free water softening", We also have a lot of customers ask, "will this system filter my water", The short answer to the second question is emphaticaly yes, The Aquios® system is designed to remove chlorine odor and taste, rust, dirt, and other particulate. This usually results in water that is not only better tasting, but healthier for your family, Salt free water softening is different than traditional water softening, A key difference is that healthy minerals such as calcium, manganese and iron (which your body needs) are not removed with salt free water softeners.
Traditional water softening uses a process known as ionic exchange. This process physically removes calcium, iron and manganese from your water and replaces it with salt. It also requires that a regeneration cycle occur on a regualr basis to "flush" the minerals, drain excess water and new salt be added to reppeat the cycle. The Aquios® system uses a natura