Softening water softening plant (soft water technology) – the classic methodWater is not only a pure liquid. It is rather inseparably connected with the origin of life on our planet. Without water there would be no life. But water is not the same as water. Depending on its origin, different minerals are dissolved, which have a considerable influence on its properties.
Our waterworks supply perfect drinking water, which you can enjoy without further treatment. The monitoring of water quality in Europe and especially in Germany has reached a high level. Also a high water hardness does not harm the health.
So why soften the water in the household?
Our high-quality water is only used to a very small extent as food. Only 2-5 % of the water used in the household is used for drinking and cooking. By far the greater part of water consumption is used for bathing and showering, flushing toilets, washing, etc.
So why water treatment?
Softening is recommended for all hot water areas where electrical appliances, fittings or the piping system are damaged by limescale. When heating, hard water precipitates lime, which sticks in the pipes, can lead to blockages and damage fittings. Aggressive water causes corrosion in the pipe system, which can result in expensive consequential damage.
If the drinking water is within the hardness range 3 according to the detergent law, it can produce harmful limescale deposits in pipelines, especially in the hot water sector and in household appliances. When washing, hard water has major disadvantages, as the consumption of detergent increases and so-called “softeners” have to be added.
A dishwasher cannot function in the long run without softening. In the bathroom the lime makes itself optically unpleasantly noticeable. When it comes to body care, “soft water” is much more pleasant.
How is water softened?
The so-called “ion exchange process” has been tried and tested for decades. EN and DIN standards and marking with the “DVGW* certificate” guarantee that this process and the equipment used correspond to the state of the art and the statutory provisions. The nature-identical ion exchange process for water softening has been tried and tested for decades. The hardeners calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for harmless sodium ions. Regenerating salt is required to regenerate the ion exchange resin.
It is precisely these minerals – especially calcium and magnesium – that are the main causes of calcium deposits in pipes, household appliances and fittings. Such deposits are annoying, unattractive and can have costly consequences.
Do something good for your family and secure valuable drinking water from clean pipes.
With the installation of AQA total Energy you protect your pipelines and boilers optimally with the 3-phase protection against limescale deposits and corrosion. All minerals remain in the water and you automatically consume valuable minerals with your drinking water – day after day, simply with every sip of water. A vital drinking pleasure for a plus in health and performance.
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Lime and rust protection with additional vitalization These lime protection devices based on the innovative 3-phase IQ technology require no salt and leave all minerals in the water. Nevertheless, they offer the desired, comprehensive lime protection and vitalize the water for optimal drinking pleasure.
Optimum limescale protection
Thanks to its revolutionary bipolar technology, nanocrystals are formed which stabilise the lime dissolved in the water. This prevents it from being deposited in pipes, lines, installations and boilers.
Save up to 50% on drinking water with rainwater utilisation
Drinking water has become expensive fun. Over the past 20 years, it has become even more expensive in percentage terms than fuels made from crude oil: while the price of petrol rose by around 150 percent during this period, the national average for water costs rose by as much as 350 percent. With around 130 litres of water per day and person, Germans are quite economical compared to other western industrialised nations – according to the Federal Statistical Office, the water consumption of private households has fallen by 9.1 percent over the past 13 years. However, the consistent use of rainwater could save up to 50 percent of consumption again, as around half of all drinking water today is still used for toilet flushing, washing machines and garden irrigation.
Everything you need for good water quality
Most households still use valuable drinking water for applications that would be sufficiently supplied with rainwater from collection systems. Ground tanks from Graf’s Carat series, for example, are easy to install. In well thought-out complete packages, they provide everything that is important for consistently good water quality – from filtering the rainwater to supplying the connected consumers.
The telescopic tank end adapts to the terrain surface, while a rotating tank dome can be easily adapted to existing pipes. The plastic tanks are robust enough to withstand the impact of a truck driving on the terrain above. Information on products and funding opportunities for rainwater utilisation can be found at www.graf-online.de.
Good connection made easy
The connection of the largest water consumer, the toilet flush, is worthwhile in any case in a new building or in the context of an extensive renovation. The washing machine, the second-largest “water guzzler” in the household, can usually be connected later with a separate water pipe, while in the garden the water can be removed through the practical water connection box.
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