Compare to Softeners
The Limescale Eliminator is a solution to limescale that should not be likened to a chemical water softener system, which is primarily removing the minerals that classify the water as hard and replenishing them with sodium. The approaches to solving the limescale problem are coming from different perspectives. While the softeners are effectively altering the chemical composition of the water and giving it the soft feel, the Limescale Eliminator is not altering it and thereby retaining essential minerals. At times the simple, least complicated and least expensive approach can be the most effective.
Hard water is not a health hazard. In fact the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences) states that hard drinking water generally contributes towards total calcium and magnesium human dietary needs. The salt based systems remove these essential minerals and replace them with salt that can be of a health concern to many.
The treatment of hard water with salt requires backwashes which if not desalinated before reentering the water supply can harm plant life and agriculture. Many states are proposing legislation to ban these salt systems entirely because of the environmental impact and the expense of desalination.
|Limescale Eliminator||Salt-Based Softeners|
|Limescale||Prevents future buildup; Breaks up existing build-up||Prevents future build-up; Does not treat existing build-up|
|Minerals||Retains the natural level of minerals in water||Removes vital healthy minerals|
|Salt||No increase of salt||Salt-laden water in diet|
|Corrosion||Removal of existing limescale reduces corrosion||Salt increases corrosion, increasing appliance and product replacements|
|Maintenance||No maintenance||Frequent flushes, adjustments; Salt bags|
|Water Usage||No water wasted||Flushes waste water, approximately 10-15M gallons/year|
|Environment||No treatment of salts; Environmentally-friendly||Salt from flushes must be treated to prevent killing plant life-high cost to municipalities|
|Installation||Clip on pipe and plug-in; no installation or space required||Requires plumbing, electric, and lots of space|
|Cost||Low-cost and no additional expenses||High initial investment plus maintenance|
The Limescale Eliminator is the most effective solution for limescale treatment. We care about the problems from limescale, the cost of other solutions and the environmental impact.