EOS Scale-Guard Inline Filter
Everyone who lives in a hard water area knows about the damaging effects of scale. Its good if you live in a hard water area, as you usually get great levels of magnesium or calcium in your water. Its bad because of the scaling these minerals can cause to piping and water appliances in your home.
The formation of scale on a surface is caused by crystallization of carbonate or sulfate ions, chiefly calcium or magnesium. Scale forms because oppositely charged surfaces of the scaling mineral ions are attracted to one another and “stick” or adhere together.
The NSF certified media in the EOS Filter is highly effective at inhibiting scale formation. By changing the surface charge distribution on the scaling mineral ions, it reduces the attraction thus preventing the scaling effect. It doesn’t remove the calcium or magnesium – rather it makes it almost impossible for them to attract and bind together. The EOS Filter can also help remove existing hard water deposits. As the surface charge is shifted ion by ion on existing scale, the bonds formed through attraction are broken; the scale loosens and washes away.
The formation of scale takes months and sometime years to form. Similarly, this softening or cleaning effect occurs over a proportionately long period of time. Therefore it is highly recommended that the EOS filter be used on a clean system, when possible.
The easiest way to monitor the life of the EOS scale device is with your filter counter. It is optimal to install your EOS inline filter with your new UltraWater filter; so you would then replace them at the same time. Alternately you can note the level on your filter counter and replace when it reaches the same level. Either way, don’t wait!