A descaler is a cost effective way of protecting different elements in your house that work with water from lime scale. The descaler uses siliphos crystals which slowly dissolves into the water and keeps Calcium and Magnesium in suspension. It is important to note that the Calcium and Magnesium are still present in the water, but will not form a scale on the elements. The water will in other words still taste the same and have the same characteristics as before. The sole purpose of the descaler is to lengthen the lifetime of elements such as pipes, geysers, kettles, washing machines etc. by preventing lime scale from forming on them.
Optimal flow rate is 1500 liters per hour, but can handle a maximum flow rate of 3000 liters per hour
It is important to note that in some extreme cases where there is excessive lime in the water, the crystals can start to melt together and cause blockages. If there is excessive lime in the water a water softener may be a more viable option.
Stages of Filtration:
Stage 1: Sediment filtration
This is a 50 micron sediment filter that will remove sediment, silt, rust and loose particles to ensure clear water.
Stage 2: Activated carbon filtration
The activated carbon filter that will remove chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and bad tastes and odours from the water.
Stage 3: Siliphos crystals
The housing has 5kg of siliphos crystals on the inside and these crystals have to be topped up as they dissolve with usage. The frequency at which they must be topped up will depend on your usage and water quality.
• maximum pressure: 6bar
• maximum flow rate: 2500lph
• port size: 25mm
Disclaimer: Big blue filters are intended for fine filtration and limits apply to water quality and quantity. Have your water tested before installing a big blue filter to ensure that it is the right solution. It is important to note that the volume of water put through the unit as well as the quality of the water will greatly influence the lifetime of the filters