There are several water treatment technologies available. We can help decide which systems will best fit your needs:
Replaceable cartridge type filters are the most widely used item in improving water quality. They are compact, highly effective and are an affordable point-of-entry (whole house) treatment system. Larger tank type carbon filters do have greater capacity, higher flow rates and require less maintenance but are slightly less effective than cartridge type in reducing contaminate levels. Hollow fiber microfiltration and ultra filtration are an extremely effective means of removing contaminants. They are a low maintenance and cost-effective method of whole house treatment but do not remove hardness minerals or fluoride.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is the most effective method of contaminate removal. RO gets 99.99% of everything, hardness minerals, fluoride, you name it. Under the sink point of use systems are the most common. There are several good point-of-entry units providing whole house RO water, however high purity water is extremely corrosive and can damage your plumbing so either repiping with a polystyrene pipe or putting calcium back after having removed it will solve the corrosivity problem.
Ion exchange is the good old standard because it works. The newer designs use much less water during back wash and regeneration cycle. There are several research papers proving that softened water is one of the greenest things you can do for your homes infrastructure. You will end up using much less energy to heat your water and less soap for your laundry. Softeners will even take radon out of your water. Another form of ion exchange most commonly used in industrial application produces high-purity water that is completely contaminant and mineral free. This process is referred to as deionization (DI). Scaled down DI systems can be affordably set-up for spot free car washes at your garden hose.
Ozone and Ultra Violet
Keeping your water sanitary is a must. So after having removed all the chlorine from your water you will still need something to prevent organisms from developing. Ultra Violet (UV) and Ozone are both excellent methods of sanitizing water while leaving no chemical residue.
T.A.C. “Template Assisted Crystallization”
Induces the formation of microscopic calcium crystals which effectively isolate hardness from water chemistry – it mitigates the effects of hard water.