IONWays
IONWays Athena Alkaline Water Ionizer
 
What If I Have A Water Softener Already?
A traditional water softener removes calcium and magnesium and replaces it on an ion by ion basis with sodium or potassium.
 
Although sodium is an alkaline mineral and the water will test “purple” with pH reagent drops, water coming from a softener has all of the calcium and magnesium stripped away, therefore you are missing some essential alkaline minerals.
 
In addition, the ionization process naturally concentrates the minerals found in source water and can as much as double the concentration. For example if the levels of calcium and magnesium in the source water is 300 milligrams per liter (mg/l), then 300 mg/l of sodium or potassium will come out of the softener plus whatever level of sodium or potassium is in the water to start with.
 
Using an ionizer can as much as double the concentration resulting in 600 mg/l coming out of the ionizer top spout on alkaline level 4 setting. Those levels of sodium or potassium are relatively high (especially to those with high blood pressure who are sensitive to sodium) and once again the water has no beneficial calcium or magnesium in it.
 
These added levels of sodium and potassium can harm your ionizer resulting in costly repairs and with these facts in mind IonWays does not recommend ionizing softened water.
 
The suggested solution is to add a Steam-Distillation System with remineralization to attain the highest quality of water.
 
 
 
 
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