Magnetic water conditioning is a method that reduces the effects of hard water as it passes through a magnetic field. The strength of this magnetic field strips the water of its impurities and hardness, keeping its vitamins and nutrients. It’s an alternative to standard water softeners that use chemicals and salt. Using magnetic water conditioners can be an easier and more affordable way to reduce the effects of hard water in the house. It’s also more hassle-free, as it doesn’t require any salt or chemicals to keep it working.
However, these water conditioners don’t make the water softer, they don’t remove the minerals but they provide conditioning. Magnetic conditioners don’t provide as good results as conventional water softeners.
The benefits of using a magnetic water conditioner are that it doesn’t require any electricity or chemicals, which also benefits the environment. What makes the water hard is a high amount of minerals that mostly consist of calcium and magnesium. When measuring the hardness of water, it’s expressed in units of the amount calcium carbonate contained in a given volume of water. It can be measured in different units, including parts per million (ppm), grains per gallon (gpg, which is also the most common one), and milligrams per liter (mg/L).
Hard water can have many negative effects for you and your house. First of all, it can cause plumbing problems as it can form scale, which will affect faucets, dishwasher, shower-heads, heating elements and others. This will lead to reduced heating efficiency, reduced water flow and will leave spots on dishes. As on the effect on you, it can cause dry skin and hair.
Conventional water softeners use salt and their work is based on ion exchange process. In this process they replace calcium and magnesium in the water with sodium, which makes the water softer. This helps to reduce scale in plumbing fixtures.
Searching online for magnetic water treatment you might find a lot of contradictory information. Some sat they do make the water softer, while others believe it doesn’t work. So, though we do not claim that all these magnetic water softeners work for everyone, we did find reviews of people who have been using them with good results.
Magnetic water conditioners change the behavior of the molecules in the water. As a result of this the tendency of hard water molecules to stick and clump together is reduced, which will also keep them from sticking to pipes and faucets.
These conditioners consist of two strong neodymium magnets that’s placed on both sides of an incoming pipe. This creates a magnetic field for the water to pass through.