Water in Amberley is recognised as being hard. I needed to de-scale my glass kettle every 7-10 days. I couldn’t see thru the kettle in 2 weeks. Unfortunately I believed the rhetoric from a Nation-wide Company promoting a Total Filtration system for water. It included some filters and a Magnetic Ioniser “which makes the water behave as though it has been softened”.
There was no discernable difference and the kettle de-scale continued weekly. I repeatedly asked this company to provide me with scientific or clinical data to show that the Magnetic Ioniser actually will soften hard water – so far this has not been forthcoming.
I was advised to continue with a product “we know it is cleaning out the pipes and will reduce scale over time”. However after 5 months and still no benefit, I removed it from my system, took some helpful advice and replaced it with a Salt Based Water Softening Treatment plant as supplied by Sue Kelly Water Systems Ltd.
This worked from the first day and I have not had to de-scale my kettle in over 1 year. I use a bag of HydroSoft salt $16.07 every 5 – 6 weeks.
My message is – use proven technology not unproven.