The Deluxe RDWS-Sierra-UV Package Whole House Filtration, Scale
Prevention, & UV Disinfection
Questions & Answers
What is Hard Water ?
Answer: The term hardness
refers to the quantity of dissolved calcium and magnesium in water.
These minerals, which come primarily from limestone type rock
formations, are found to some degree in almost all natural waters.
Calcium and magnesium cause problems for two principal reasons:
When the water is warmed,
they precipitate out of solution and form a hard, rock-like scale. This
scale accelerates corrosion, restricts flow, and reduces heat transfer
in water heaters and boilers.
When they combine with soap, they
react to form a curd, which interferes with cleaning, dries out skin,
and leaves deposits on plumbing and clothes (bathtub ring; ring around
the collar). The minerals in hard water gradually settle out forming a
hard scale. Scale centimeters thick can build up over time in hard water
areas. Scale build up will eventually clog pipe, and can decrease the
life of toilet flushing units by 70 percent and water faucets by 40
percent according to a report published by the American Water Works
Association (AWWA). Hardness scale can also shorten life of washing
equipment, dishwashers, and clothes washers by as much as 30 percent
according to the AWWA report.
Hardness is measured in
parts per million (or the equivalent mg/L) or in grains per gallon (gpg).
Note: if the water analysis is given in ppm as CaCO3 then 1 gpg = 17.1
ppm. There is no established limit for the acceptable level of hardness
in water, but it is generally considered to become problematic at around
Levels of hardness are
referred to as follows:
Soft Water: 0 - 1 grains
per gallon (gpg)
Slightly Hard Water: 1 - 4 grains per gallon (gpg)
Moderately Hard Water: 4 - 7 grains per gallon (gpg)
7 - 10 grains per gallon (gpg)
Very Hard Water: Over 10 grains per
1. How does the Whole House
No-Salt Deluxe RDWS-Sierra-UV Package work?
First, water enters the premium carbon prefilter to remove chlorine bad
tastes and odors. Second, clean water now enters the hard water scale
prevention media system. This media transforms calcium ions (hard water)
into calcium crystals , which are stable and cannot attach to pipes,
surfaces, hardware, or heat exchanger components. These crystals are so
small they are easily rinsed away by water flow. Note: this is not a
spot free system - A simple damp cloth (if at all) is more than
sufficient to remove any residual mineral deposits. Third and lastly,
the water flows through the UV Disinfection System for treated water at
2. Is the Deluxe
RDWS-Sierra-UV Package a Water Softener ?
No. To "soften water" you
actually have to remove the calcium and magnesium hard water minerals.
The RDWS-Sierra Package does not remove the calcium or magnesium. These
systems are alternatives to salt based water softeners and perfect for
customers who live in banned water softener areas or who just want to Go
Green ! The antiscale media transforms calcium ions (hard water) into
calcium crystals , which are stable and cannot attach to pipes,
surfaces, hardware, or heat exchanger components.
3. I see other companies
advertising similar systems calling them "saltfee water softeners"
no-salt water softeners" and "saltless water softeners" why don't you?
The RainDance Water Systems name is synonymous with quality and
reliability. We offer and specialize in both salt free water
conditioners and salt based water softeners. We are proud to say that we
have many happy and satisfied customers throughout the World using both
of these technologies -
Read What Our Customers Say.
However, we choose to sell our non-salt water conditioners correctly by
not calling them "water softeners" and want you to know that your water
will not test soft due to the beneficial calcium & magnesium being left
in the water and you wont get that slippery feel to the water.
4. Are your Deluxe
RDWS-Sierra-UV Package environmentally friendly?
Yes. These systems do not
require chemicals, no brine water discharge or backwash water, drought
friendly, no drainline, no waste water, no salt, saves water !
5. Will your Deluxe
RDWS-Sierra-UV Package provide whole house drinking water filtration?
Yes. Our RDWS-Sierra
Package provides whole house uv disinfection, chlorine bad tastes and
chemical odor filtration at every tap! We even include an easy do it
yourself chlorine test kit with each system !
Disinfection System Works
As water flows past the UV
lamp(s) in a UV disinfection system, microorganisms are exposed to
Ultraviolet light energy. Ultraviolet light alters the DNA material in
cells so that bacteria, viruses, molds, algae and other microorganisms
can no longer reproduce. The microorganisms are considered dead, and the
risk of disease from them is eliminated. These Ultraviolet Disinfection
Systems are designed for commercial & industrial applications. The
process of UV Disinfection is accomplished without adding any harmful
chemicals to your drinking water and does not distort the water or
effect its pH value.
UV disinfection is
currently used in a vast array of applications.
These include residential homes, commercial business, bottled water
plant, hotels, hospitals, laboratories, and more. All water has the
potential of becoming contaminated before it reaches the faucet and by
implementing a UV system this potential is avoided. All water that is
fed to the public must have some type of disinfection implemented into
the treatment process. This is required under all drinking water
regulations throughout North America. Whether your water comes from a
private well or a municipal supply, consumers still cannot be 100%
confident in their drinking water as things can happen in the treatment
process. Private home owners can benefit the most from a UV system as
they know that no matter what happens to their well or the municipal
water supply they can be confident that their water is safe.
6. Will the conditioned
water make me feel slimy?
No. there will not be the
slippery feel on your skin when you shower or bathe. This feel is
typically associated with salt based water softeners.
7. Can your RDWS-Sierra
Package be used to treat well water sources?
No. The RDWS-Sierra Package
is designed to treat hard water, chlorine bad tastes and odors typically
associated with city municipal water sources.
8. What type of maintenance
can I expect to have with your RDWS-Sierra Package?
We consider our RDWS-Sierra Package a virtually maintenance free system.
We recommend replacing the carbon prefilter approximately every 6-12
months or when needed. And the hard water antiscale media to be replaced
approximately every 3-5 years or when needed. UV bulb should be replaced
every 12 months.
9. Can I have a plumber
install your Deluxe RDWS-Sierra-UV Package or can the home owner provide
A plumber or do it
yourselfer can easily install the Deluxe RDWS-Sierra-UV Package and you
will love the fact that you do not need to bother with a drain line or
brine tank. We also provide detailed installation instructions which
allow DIY with basic plumbing knowledge to install themselves.
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