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CuZn Whole House pH Balancing System
Increase the pH of Acidic Water to Neutral
What Is Acid Water?
Acid water is water with
a potential hydrogen (pH) of less than 7. pH refers to the amount of
hydrogen ions mixed in with the water. pH is measured on a scale from
0 to 14, and 7 represents neutral where the water is neither
alkaline nor acidic. Zero through 7 indicates acidity, the lower the
number the higher the acidity. Seven through 14 indicates alkalinity,
the higher the number the higher the alkalinity.
Like the Richter scale for measuring earthquake intensity, the pH scale
is logarithmic. A solution with a pH of 8.0 is ten times more alkaline
than a solution with a pH of 7.0. A solution with a pH of 9.0 is 100
times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0.
Why Is Acid Water Bad?
Although there are many beneficial uses of acidic water -- it
is a natural astringent for washing your face, it can relieve dry and
itchy skin, it can expedite the healing of skin problems, it can
kill bacteria when washing produce, etc. -- a low pH of less than 6.5
can wreak havoc in your home.
The corrosive nature of acidic water causes metal ions such
as iron, manganese, copper, lead and zinc to leach into the water, causing
elevated levels of toxic metals in your water. Signs of
acid water are corrosion of fixtures, blue staining (from copper pipes)
or rust staining (from iron pipes). Acidic water can also cause pinhole
leaks and pipe failure over time. It may also
cause aesthetic problems, such as a metallic or sour taste.
How to Raise Water's pH
One of the most convenient methods to raise pH is to use a calcite,
which is a crushed and screened white marble media which can inexpensively
be used to neutralize acidic or low pH waters to a neutral, less corrosive
effluent. A Calcite filter will typically raise the pH of the water to
around 7.0 and add 1-3 grains of hardness (30 to 50 ppm of hardness)
depending on the alkalinity level and the amount of calcium and magnesium
(hardness) of the water. Calcite has the same properties of Himalayan
rock salt in that when salt rocks are added to water, the rocks stop
dissolving when the water pH hits 7.0. When all the calcite has been
dissolved, that means it is time to add more calcite.
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Whole House Calcite Tank to Raise pH Water Levels
One of the advantages of Calcite is its self-limiting property. When properly
applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium.
It does not overcorrect under normal conditions. Upon contact with Calcite,
acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH, which
reduces the pipe corrosion potential of leaching of copper, lead and other
metals found in typical plumbing systems. Periodic backwashing will prevent
packing, reclassify the bed and maintain high service rates. Depending
on pH, water chemistry and service flow, the Calcite bed will have to be
periodically replenished as the Calcite is depleted.
NOTE: How long the calcite media lasts depends entirely upon
the level of water hardness, and can last from 6 months to 2 years.
CuZn Whole House Refillable Calcite Filter Specifications
- Water flow is up to 8 gpm
- Dimensions are 42" tall x 8" diameter
- Fittings 3/4"inlet and outlet
- Warranty: Tanks carry 10-year pro-rated
How to Test the pH of Your Water
Watersafe Drinking Water Tests Kits are an affordable revolution in home
water testing. They are a fast -- results in 10 minutes start to finish
-- comprehensive in-home water test method. And they provide professional
lab-quality results that appear right before your eyes.
The Watersafe Drinking Water Test Kit contains everything you need to
find out simply and accurately if your water contains unsafe or undesirable
levels of 8 common contaminants in city water and 10 common contaminants
in well water. more info
about WaterSafe water test kits
Watersafe City Drinking Water Test Kit
City water kit tests for bacteria, lead, pesticides, nitrates,
nitrites, chlorine, pH and hardness, 8 of the most common and
potentially hazardous contaminants found in drinking water.
Watersafe Well Water Drinking Water Test Kit
Well water tests for all 10 of the most common types of harmful contaminants
found in private well water, including iron, copper, lead, bacteria, pesticides, nitrates,
nitrites, chlorine, pH and hardness. If your home draws from private
well water, regular testing (recommended yearly or more) is the only way
to ensure the purity of your water and safeguard the health of your family.
Backwashing Frequently Asked Questions
Lots of folks have asked questions about the backwashing head on the whole
house system. Here are the five most commonly asked questions and the answers.
What is backwashing?
Backwashing is the process of forcing water through the filter in the wrong
direction to unclog the dirt and sediment which has blocked the filter.
Auto-backwashing filters refresh (backwash) themselves periodically to
insure an optimum level of performance and to prevent "channeling".
Whole house auto-backwashing filters greatly enhance the performance of
softener systems. Backwashing is a common practice for certain whole house
and commercial units which are treating large volumes of water for utility
purposes but it is not a recognized practice for small point of use drinking
How many gallons does it use in the backwash?
Around fifty gallons. It could be slightly more or less depending upon
How long does the backwashing last?
It lasts approximately 10 minutes.
What is the flow rate of the backwash water?
5-7 gallons per minute flow rate
Does it have to backwash every day?
It's advisable to backwash daily but not mandatory. Often times systems
on municipally treated water backwash once every three or four days.
Systems on wells are urged to backwash daily. The frequency of backwash
depends greatly upon the quality of water.
What's So Special About CuZn Water Systems?
Read more about CuZn's patented KDF FilterFoam
and Acid Washed Coconut Shell Carbon Media
CuZn Water Filtration Media Works
CuZn Water Filters are made in the U.S.A. and are Duty FREE to Canada.
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