First of all it must be mentioned that limescale is a problem to be taken into account in many households. Indeed, it is a real ordeal for your pipes, so it is only natural that you are looking for a solution to get rid of it. All things considered, an anti-calc filter is the best solution. This article will tell you how to install an anti-calc filter. You will understand why it is important to solve this problem in your pipes, what causes this problem and also how to maintain your pipes over time by installing a filter. You’ll learn more about salt-free water softener, such as SoluCalc, also called CO2 water softener.
Limescale build-up: what are the causes?
Limescale is an accumulation of deposits caused by the passage of water through the pipes. The more calcium and/or magnesium in the water, the more limescale deposits will be present. Often a high concentration of limescale can be due to a high concentration of calcium in certain areas. In Belgium, for example, the province of Hainaut has a higher calcium concentration than the province of Luxembourg. Highly concentrated water is called “hard” and low concentrated water is called “soft”.
What are the risks of limescale build-up?
If you do not solve this problem, various small problems will arise. On a purely aesthetic level you will notice that small deposits of scale will accumulate on your taps for example. Then, on a practical level, you will see that the flow of water in your pipes will decrease. This will also potentially lead to leaks. Water with a high calcium concentration can also make your hair look dull.
The advantages of the CO2 anti-calc filter
The CO2 water softener is the solution to your pipe problems. This type of system therefore uses food-grade CO2, which when in contact with calcium will transform into calcium bicarbonate. This bicarbonate will not accumulate in your pipes, which is why this solution is effective. SoluCalc offers you a softener operating on this principle, which will be installed directly at the inlet of your water supply. In addition, limescale-related pipe problems can have an effect on your body. This can lead to a potential dryness of the skin and hair, or also to various dermatological problems. So don’t wait any longer, SoluCalc explains how to install an anti-calc filter!
So, how do you install an anti-calc filter ?
Well, now that you understand what’s at stake, let’s move on to the installation process. There are two options available to you. First, if you are a plumber yourself or have strong plumbing skills, you will be able to install our SoluCalc water softener kits yourself. However, if you do not have the necessary experience, we strongly recommend that you go through our SoluCalc specialists, who are certified specialists and who will be able to answer all your questions as well.
Anti-calc filter or water softener: which is better?
In contrast to an anti-calc filter, a CO2 water softener is a long-term solution. This is because a filter wears out more easily and therefore has a limited lifespan. In addition, the anti-calc filter simply prevents lime deposits in the pipes. It does not affect the hardness of the water. If you have dry skin and/or dull hair, simply installing a limescale filter will not make a difference. Finally, this system is not compatible with all pipes. It is therefore important to find out before attempting any installation. Nevertheless, this solution remains a low-cost solution.
On the contrary, a CO2 water softener not only reduces the hardness of the water but also improves your possible skin problems. In other words, softened water is less aggressive to your body and hair and makes your daily life easier. Your housework will be done more quickly and your household appliances will see their lifespan increase considerably. Also, being installed at the water inlet in your home, it will preserve your water tank as well. This is an important advantage that will save you from having to break your piggy bank to buy a new one.
How do I maintain my water softener?
The most common problem with a water softener is its maintenance. Conventional softeners using salt can quickly become expensive. This is when you have to do the maintenance every year or daily when the water tank regenerates. If you opt for a CO2 softener, you won’t have to worry about all these issues. In addition to making great savings every day, no maintenance is required. It is therefore a more than economical solution to reduce the limescale in your home.