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Hard Water and Lime Scale is a problem everywhere...

From USGS - How hard is your water?

The Problem is Hard Water
Waterking is a fully computerized water conditioner that eliminates and prevents lime scale without the use of chemicals or salt. It is simple to install and requires no plumbing. Anyone living in a hard water area (see map above) knows the problems of lime scale. Shower heads fur up, scum lines appear on baths and pools, shampoos don't lather as they should. These are obvious symptoms, and there are many more, but the biggest single problem lies in the damage lime scale does to pipes and the consequent waste of energy it causes, as the graph shown to the right illustrates. The loss in heating efficiency caused by the build-up of lime scale in your water system can be extremely expensive, not only in terms of heating bills, but in appliance repair costs. The extent of the damage which can be caused is not always appreciated, until it is too late.

What is Hard Water?

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Hard water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. It contains a high percentage of minerals which are present as salts in solution. They are mainly Calcium and Magnesium based, and they are essential to plant and animal life. Unfortunately, they also cause problems. The main culprit is Calcium Carbonate which is salt responsible for hardness. It is equally responsible for lime scale, because of its rare property of dissolving in cold water and growing in hot water. Most other salts dissolve in hot water.

Lime Scale

Amorphous Crystals X50

Pure Calcite

Pure Calcite Crystals*

Pure Aragonite

Pure Aragonite Crystals x50

Lime Scale in Pipe

Untreated Lime Scale in water pipe

Lime Scale in Water Heater

If unattended - Lime Scale can destroy water heaters