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How to Choose the Correct Water Conditioner

Water hardness and scale build-up can significantly affect household appliances, leading to increased energy usage and costs.

In hard water areas, the water has high calcium and magnesium content. An increase in water temperature or pH level can cause dissolved calcium and bicarbonate to come out of solution and deposit as scale (calcium carbonate) on surfaces. This effect can be seen in heat exchangers and on heating coils.

A pressure reduction that occurs as water is released from the system to atmospheric pressure allows carbonic acid to be released in the form of CO2. The reduction of this acidic component in solution causes the pH level of the water to increase and the potential for scale to form.

Salamander Pumps’ water conditioners are ideal for customers that live and work in hard water areas. Designed to prevent limescale build-up to maintain appliance efficiency, the range is available in 3 sizes, with whole house or single point solutions.

Selecting the Right Water Conditioner

It is crucial to choose the right water conditioner to get results. Water conditioners size is selected based on the amount of water flowing through them.  Check the flow rate of the incoming water and match this to the relevant water conditioner. Click here to learn how to measure the flow rate.

Salamander Pumps water conditioners group photo

Single Point Water Conditioner 1-15L/min

Manufactured with a ½” male parallel thread at one end and a ½” and female parallel thread at the other end making it simple to install to a shower head, shower mixing valve, electric shower, instant water heater, washing machine, or dishwasher.

Catalytic Water Conditioner Whole House 3-25 L/min

Designed with ½” BSP tapered threads at each end and is supplied with 2 x 15mm x ½” female fittings allowing the installer to select the correct connection to the incoming water supply.

Catalytic Water Conditioner Whole House 24-54 L/min

The water conditioner has been manufactured with ¾” BSP tapered threads at each end and is supplied with 2 x 22mm x 3/4” female fittings allowing the installer to select the correct connection to the incoming water supply.

Selecting the wrong size conditioner including using a larger diameter than needed can compromise water delivery and affect treatment quality.

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