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Why We Hate Limescale

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by admin No Comments

When we install our water purifying systems in a home, it really is life changing. The problems with limescale  wear you down overtime and when you are finally free of them, it makes all the difference. People living in hard water areas take to Twitter to share their limescale woes and we thought we’d share just a few of them…


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What are the worst hard water areas in England?

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Many areas of the UK have hard water. This ranges from dealing with scum and scale to a raging a constant battle with bad tasting water, broken kitchen appliances,  and rising fuel bills. We have found by carrying out water tests around the country that some areas are much worse affected than others with hard water and the resulting issues. When it comes to water hardness, the M4 corridor is particularly bad. This includes London, Reading through Swindon, Bath, and Bristol. The home counties including Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Berkshire are some of the worst hard water areas in England too.


Wiltshire hard water white horse

Credit: Commission Air via National Trust


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Living with Hard Water – Case Study

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Hard water is a real problem for those that live in hard water areas across the UK. Many people put up with the problems with hard water without knowing that there is a viable alternative. This mum (who asked to remain anonymous) from Swindon talks us through her experience with hard water.  Some of the issues she brings up may sound all too familiar.


Problems with Hard Water – Real Life Story


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How Pure Water Can Save You Money On Household Products

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Pure water can save you money on expensive household and personal care products. Here are four financial benefits of using pure water, allowing you to keep your money in your pocket!


Hard water prevents detergents from producing suds used to form lather. As a result more detergent is needed for the products to lather work effectively. Soft water on the other hand requires less soap, saving you money.   (more…)

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What is Limescale?

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by admin No Comments

If you live in a hard water area then there’s every chance you are all too familiar with limescale. The very mention of the word may send an irritable shiver down your spine. Even the terms associated with limescale are pretty unpleasant – furring, descaling, scum. Limescale is a problem that we have been tackling head-on at Aquatec – the Pure Water People so we thought we’d answer the question – what is limescale?   (more…)

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3 Misconceptions About Home Water Softener Systems

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Home Water Softener Myths

Choosing a home water softening system is difficult as there are so many different products on the market. With that in mind we thought it was a good idea to dispel a few of the misconceptions that surround home water purification systems.

  • Many people think that all water softeners will filter impurities out of your water. In fact many water purification systems just replace the magnesium and calcium that is vital to our health with salt. Aquatec – Pure Water People on the other hand uses an advanced electrolytic media nano scale formulation to remove 98% of harmful organic and inorganic compounds including chlorine, lead, mercury, iron and hydrogen sulphide. Aquatec water softener systems put back in the naturally occurring electrolytes (for your health and well being) that other systems remove.
  • Under-sink reverse osmosis units remove calcium and magnesium too and can actually make your water more acidic. By only treating the water that comes out of the sink they do not address the problem at its source and your family will still be using hard, impure water to bathe and cook in. Reverse osmosis units fail to fail to purify water across the whole household, and they are also wasteful – with enough water to fill a swimming pool going by the wayside every year.
  • Bottled water is no substitute for water that has been properly purified and softened. Because most bottled water goes through reverse osmosis it has had the healthy components that your body actually needs stripped out of it – magnesium and calcium.

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For these reasons you should only consider a home water softening system that treats all of the water coming into your home before your family, drink it, cook with it or bathe in it. To find out more about water softener systems then feel free to get in touch with us at  Aquatec – Pure Water People by filling out our online enquiry form  http://www.purewaterpeople.co.uk/contact.php or call us on 0117 9109988.

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How Hard Water Quickly Becomes A Major Problem

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

Figures show that hard water and the resultant lime scale have a massive incremental increase in the amount of energy used by homes.

In fact for every millimetre of lime scale you can expect approximately a 10% increase in the amount of energy used, up from 10.6% energy increase for one millimetre of limescale to a 29.4% energy increase in limescale for 3 millimetres of limescale.

Hard water problem Bristol

If you have a hard water problem in Bristol contact Aquatec today.

That basically means that only 4 millimetres of limescale will be responsible for a 30% loss of your heating efficiency.

Limescale is caused by latent deposits of lime and chalk (which are made up of the chemical elements magnesium and calcium). Because lime scale quickly builds up at the rate of 1.5 millimetres per year, this is a problem that rapidly escalates, rather than going away at any point. It is important to get the problem under control before it takes control of you.

Such shocking facts make it unsurprising that the UK government has singled out water treatment as a major way of saving the lifespan of home water purification systems. A new act released in April 2007 said that all boilers fitted in households must have water treatment beforehand.

The solution to the problem? A home water softening system is guaranteed to remove all of the existing limescale in your home. That includes your piping as well as home appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and kettle. Contact Aquatec – the Pure Water People today and see how we can offer you with a solution to your hard water problems and free your home from limescale.

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Save Water, Save Money – Why Water Leaks are Costing the Customer

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by admin No Comments

In terms of our monthly water bills, most customers feel helpless to control their spend. Not only are the water bills fixed, but the water companies increase those bills on an annual basis.

Then, despite the fact that we have had to put up with constant downpours, there has been a hosepipe ban, and a nationwide alert, encouraging us to conserve water.

save water save money

Water companies are passing their costs for wasting water onto the customer but you can reduce your energy bills with Aquatec water purification systems.

How can this bad weather be reconciled with a severe water shortage? The answer in short is mismanagement. An outdated infrastructure means that a quarter of our water supply is being wasted, but although the UK has been suffering from its worst drought in 25 years, the water companies are still not being forced to fix their leakages. In fact Ofwat data shows that water companies will only reduce their leaks by 1.5% in the run up to 2015.

Ofwat has said that water companies have paid £200m in water wastage fines over the past six years, though customers complain that they are simply passing the costs on as the water companies made £2bn profit in 2010-11.

So while we are left in a helpless situation where we cannot control the efficiency of our water company, there is a simple way to reduce your energy bills. Aquatec water purification systems have been proven to cut energy bills by up to 40%, by declogging your pipes and home appliances from harmful limescale.

This allows water to do more work for you, whether it is passing through your taps, your shower or your washing machine. Contact Aquatec today to book a free water test and see how we can make your water work harder in your home.

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Water Bills Rise in UK

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Water bills are set to rise again in the UK, which is why customers will look for any assistance possible to stop them flushing money down the drain.

By April the average household water bill across the UK is set to be £376 which is a significant 5.7% rise.

Studies have shown that the presence of limescale increases water bills by 40% because dishwashers, washing machines and kettles have to work harder when they are clogged by scale.

Water Bills Increase

Don't let your money sink away

When you use the Aquatec Water Purification System we can guarantee that your kettle will descale within 12-16 weeks of installation and your other home appliances will also benefit.

Furthermore this also saves on the expense of calling out plumbers and engineers to fix compromised equipment, while at the same time extending the life of your most important products like boilers and central heating systems.

Another saving, both for your pocket and the environment, comes from the fact that fewer detergents are needed in soft water. Therefore you can spend less on your dishwashing tablets and washing machine powder.

Ofwat said that the price rises would help ensure a better quality of service: “We will make sure customers get value for money. Water companies are investing £22 billion by 2015 which will deliver benefits to us all – from continuing to improve reliability of supplies to cleaner rivers and beaches.”

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The Limescale Horror Hall of Fame

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Limescale may not seem like the biggest problem you can have in life but it can prove fatal to a number of kitchen accessories – from easily replaceable items like kettles to much more expensive investments like washing machines.

Limescale destroys washing machine heater element

A Washing Machine Element Destroyed by Limescale

If your shower head gets clogged up with limescale that can also be a big problem.

A Shower head clogged with limescale

A shower head clogged with limescale

The same can be said of plumbers – calling one out can be one of the biggest shock expenses in life – so you don’t want to taps to end up looking like this.

Limescale ruins taps

Limescale ruins taps

Investing in a water purification system that turns hard water into soft water may seem like an expense but in truth it could save you money and hassle in the long run (as well as preserving your health by allowing you to drink untainted pure water.) We scoured the internet for some photos of the worst limescale abuses.

Limescale corrodes home appliances

Limescale has a devastating effect on home appliances

The last photo shows you the difference in water quality once the water has been filtered through a water purification system .

Soft water & hard water

Soft water (left) & hard water (right)

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