If you have very hard water, and/or high TDS in your water, your best option for protecting your water ionizer and cleaning up your water is the Spartan Ionizer Shield. It has many stages of filtration plus natural, healthy anti-scaling media.
The Spartan Ionizer Shield water treatment and filtration system is designed to greatly improve the quality of the water before it goes into your water ionizer. It can be installed before any water ionizer – either above of below counter.
The Spartan will help eliminate your drinking-water-quality concerns, while also protecting your machine against scale buildup. Each media and technology in the Spartan is designed to work synergistic-ally with the other media to help you achieve optimal results.
Water quality varies greatly from place to place.
Because water quality varies so widely, it isn't possible to determine exactly how long your filters will last. The more TDS in your water, the faster the media will expire, however by the laws of averages we have these suggestions to help you predict best filter-changing times.
- Hardness/TDS of 100/300 ...change annually.
- Hardness/TDS of 150/450 ...change every thousand gallons or 10 months.
- Hardness/TDS of 200/600 ...change every 900 gallons or 9 months.
- Hardness/TDS of 250/750 ...change every 800 gallons or 8 months.
- Hardness/TDS of 300/900 ...change every 700 gallons or 7 months.
It would be unlikely that your water quality would exactly match this chart. However this just gives you an idea. The true test is when you are running your water ionizer, if you notice any kind of flow-rate slow-down, then it would be time to change the filters.
What Contaminants Does the Spartan Ionizer Shield Handle?
Here is just a partial list of the contaminants the Spartan Ionizer Shield will remove from water. Note: The Spartan System has every kind of high-quality filter media there is: KDF 85, KDF 55, Catalytic Carbon, GAC, Activated Alumina, Nitrate/Nitrite reduction media, Centaur Carbon, tourmaline, syllaphos, and several 1-micron barriers between layers, all within the 23-stage system.
- Chlorine and Chloramines
- Hardness will be softened (so it won't stick)
- Lead, Mercury, Selenium, Nickel, and other dissolved Heavy-Metals
- Hydrogen Sulfides
- Nitrates, nitrogen
The quick connect fittings make this system literally a snap to install.