Common Terms

Limescale is not only annoying aesthetically but very damaging to fittings, and people living in 'hard' water areas know how difficult it can be to remove! Limescale can be removed by washing with a strong acid, or chipping and hard scrubbing, but both these methods are very cost and labour intensive and therefore not usually practical or economical.

Our customers tell us that the Kiwipure system reduces the effects of limescale and make the water appear ‘softer’.

The Virtual Ionizer reduces the formation of scale deposits and makes cleaning much easier. Some customers report between 80% and 90% improvement in the reduction and cleaning of scale deposits. The Kiwipure Virtual Ionizer is much cheaper than traditional ‘water softening’ systems and unlike them, does not require aluminium based resins, electricity or salt.

An additional and very important benefit of having the Kiwipure 'Ionizer' is the water now behaves 'as if' it were soft, and lathering and cleaning is much improved. These benefits are not only healthier, but save money by reducing damage to fixtures and fittings and also extending the life of appliances and water heating systems.

Hard water. Interestingly, 80% of the earth’s potable water is regarded as 'hard' due to the presence of dissolved compounds like lime and silica that will reduce lathering and leave scale on surfaces.

Silica scale is much more difficult, if not impossible to remove especially from glass, ceramic bench tops, appliances and stainless steel fittings.  Kiwipure have tested the Virtual Ionizer on silica over the last eight years as silica is a major problem in many areas world-wide. Testimonials from some of the many ‘high silica’ areas in NZ show a 70-90% improvement in scale reduction and ease of removal by cleaning.

Some examples of ‘High Silica’ (volcanic origin) ground water areas in NZ are: - Northland, Auckland, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, Central Plateau, Waikato and many areas around Christchurch and Dunedin that have volcanic soils.

Can you afford a Kiwipure water filter system? If you consider all the benefits, including being able to fill your water bottle straight from any tap (as shown at the left of this page) then the system can potentially pay for itself in 24-36 Months.  The system does not require electricity or chemicals and the maintenance (filter changes) are normally less than running an under-bench filter system that only filters a fraction of your water.  The health conscious will quickly realize the benefits of removing chlorine and heavy metals from ALL the water in the house, especially the shower. Dramatic reduction in dermatitis and eczema has already been demonstrated in the Bay of Plenty during an ongoing clinical trial.

Residential water filtration information  |  Buy online or call 0800 552 509

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Rural water filtration  |  Get in touch 0800 552 509