|It is recommended that households fitted with a water softener should
leave at least one tap connected to the rising main to provide safe drinking and cooking
water. There is growing concern over this type of softener, the chemicals used become yet
another 'waste' product disposed into the ecosystem.
The installation costs are likely to be high compared to a static magnet system and annual
costs may include an amount for salt and electricity. Installations must comply with local
bylaws so the water company may need to be informed of the installation.
WHAT IS 'MAGNETIC WATER
Conditioning water through a strong, focused magnetic field is a form of magnetically
induced ionisation (IMI) known as Magnetohydrodynamics. Without the magnetic field
chemical complexes contained within the water are free to attract and bond to adjacent
surfaces causing the familiar lime scale.
However, when the complexes are broken down in a magnetic field they take on a charge and
act as crystalline centres that allow them to remain in suspension instead of forming
scale on the surfaces.
DOES A MAGNETIC CONDITIONER SOFTEN WATER?
The essential natural minerals are still in the water but are held in suspension. It is
because of this that most people consider that magnetically treated water 'feels' softer.
Less detergent and soap is needed and often the film on the water surface is reduced. The
water is not softened, all the minerals essential to healthy drinking water are
IS THE WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
Magnetic water conditioners do not remove any of the natural minerals contained in the
water that are essential to health. In the Far East (especially Japan) and more recently
in America people are drinking magnetically treated water as it may help the digestive
system and allows the waste toxins to be removed more efficiently through the kidneys.
It is also possible that drinking soft water, with high levels of sodium, may cause an
elevated sodium level. High salt (sodium) intake may be linked to a variety of health
problems. Magnetically conditioned water does not have an increased sodium level.
TYPES OF MAGNETIC WATER CONDITIONERS
Some magnetic water conditioners require a constant power supply from the mains while
others, such as the EcoMagnet, use static magnet technology.
The mains powered type use a wire coiled around one of the water pipes to produce an
electro-magnetic field. There are of course some running cost associated with this type of
magnet and there is growing concern about introducing more electro-magnetic waves in the
home and work place.
The EcoMagnet uses static magnets which do not
produce electro-magnetic radiation and have no running costs.
The EcoMagnet uses the latest 4 pole magnet
technology to emulate the pulsed alternating poles of an electromagnet but in a static
magnetic module that does not require a power supply.
The EcoMagnet is a natural solution. It will
never need recharging nor cost anything to run or maintain.
The EcoMagnet can be fitted in minutes without
special knowledge or tools, it is simply strapped to the water pipe using the supplied
The EcoMagnet uses no salts, chemicals or
power. The sodium level of the water is not increased and the natural minerals are
retained. The consumption of washing powder and soaps is usually reduced while swimming
pools and spas stay cleaner with smaller quantities of chlorine and purifiers.
Results will vary, depending on the water system, water flow and water type in each
household. The water conditioner carries a lifetime guarantee on the magnetic properties
and a 10 year manufacturer warranty.
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