Scale Guard Inserts are a wonderful invention! They drop right into your Jupiter ionizer's mineral port [also works in the Nexus SMart], eliminating in-line installation of an anti-scaling device. The inserts are easy to use. All you need to do is open the calcium insert cap at the top of your ionizer, remove the clear plastic cap on the Scale Guard Insert basket, place it inside of the calcium cap, and insert it back into your ionizer. Your ionizer is then protected! Available in US & Canada. [Set of 2]
How can I know when to change the inserts? Usually Scale Guard Inserts are replaced every 6 months, making this set of two last a year.
The Scale Guard Inserts have a cumulative effect in your ionizer - as long as you change the insert regularly you are protected.
When changing inserts, it's normal to see residual media inside the insert baskets – although the media will not dissolve completely, it will start to lose its effectiveness, so after 6 months you should change it.
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Who can benefit from the new Scale Guard Inserts?
If your levels are over 181 ppm, there are other means of scale prevention that would better suit your needs.
Because they do not have a mineral port, there are some ionizer models that cannot use the Scale Guard system; these are the Tyent, Enagic, KYK, Venus and the Vesta GL [although the cleaning system on the Vesta GL ionizer is very effective at preventing scale]. However, ultra high levels of hardness (exceeding the 181 parts per million) require extra precautions to protect your ionizer investment, no matter which model you own.