The Integro™ or Water Softening?
When it comes to resolving hard water problems there is no such thing as a perfect solution, and so understanding the challenges you are trying to resolve and what your priorities are is critical.
Unlike a softener, the Integro™ does not remove minerals from the water. It restructures them in a way that prevents them from binding to form limescale. In the case of an already scaled-up system, the Integro™ will remove the historical build-up over the first couple of months of use, leaving your water system and equipment clean, clear and operating more efficiently.
In open-air environments where water is left to evaporate (shower screens, dishwashers etc.) mineral deposits can be easily wiped off without the use of chemicals, making cleaning significantly quicker. The Integro™ will prevent and remove all hard limescale, as well as significantly reducing rust and corrosion, irrespective of water hardness.
A commonly used solution is water softeners (ions exchange units). In this case you must ensure they are topped up with salt (which can be costly, both financially and to the environment), switched on and operating effectively and that they are serviced as they get older. Fail to do any of these and you will get limescale throughout your system and equipment. The resulting build-up will not be removed when your softener comes back online and can lead to equipment breakdowns and increased energy costs.
The Integro™ can be used as an alternative to, or alongside, water softeners. The key difference is that as well as preventing future limescale build-up the Integro™ will remove old limescale from your water systems and equipment (something that softeners do not), and this is where the greatest savings and benefits are realised.