Pelican NaturSoft – HOW IT WORKS

What is water hardness?

Water is known as the world’s universal solvent. Its ability to dissolve rock and sediment has created some of the worlds must stunning sights, like the Grand Canyon. The result of dissolving rock and limestone is the introduction of high concentrations of calcium and magnesium, or ‘hard water’.

The amount of calcium and magnesium in the water varies based on the amount needed to balance that water. As that water evaporates the concentration of minerals grows and results in water that forms scale. This is called ‘saturation’.

Scale is not a random occurrence. Scale is the result of too much calcium and magnesium (‘hard water’) being present in your water. The water attempts to balance itself by precipitating out dissolved calcium and magnesium in the form of scale and limestone deposits.


What does hardness scale do?

Scale can have an adverse effect on many appliances in the home including the dishwasher, water heater, fridge, sink faucets and shower heads. Scale will clog these items or cause damage to o-rings and valves that result in costly repairs.

In your water heater, heating up the water causes scale to form quicker and can result in your heating element burning out much faster than normal. ‘Hardness’ that is trying to scale can also interfere with your detergents and form soap scum.


How “water softeners” deal with “hard water”?

“Hard water” problems can be taken care of with a water softener. A water softener is any device, substance or process that when applied will result in any, or all of the following benefits to varying degrees in the areas of scale reduction, improved cleaning / housekeeping and subjective improvements in personal care. Pelican’s salt free water softener offers you independent third party performance tested scale prevention, along with improved cleaning and housekeeping benefits while also offering you a reduction in detergent use.


Physical Water Treatment – How it works

Pelican Natursoft Salt Free Water Softeners “soften” water by taking varying amount of minerals from solution through precipitation as well as reducing the water’s surface tension. More importantly, without the use of chemicals, physical water treatment also produces superior scale reduction and even remove existing scale deposits other water treatment methods lack.


Physical Water Treatment – The Science Behind it

The NaturSoft media has calcium carbonate crystal structures on its surface that will attract excess dissolved hardness and remove it from solution by integrating it into the crystal structures on the media. This results in the crystals on the media surface to grow larger. The movement of water and friction among the individual media granules rubbing against each other will cause fragments of these newly grown crystal structures to be fragmented off the media and released into the passing water. Those free flowing calcium carbonate crystals then continue to travel through a plumbing system as suspended particles where they perform the same role as the media in the NaturSoft system itself, i.e. acting as seed crystals further buffering the effects of any changes in the scale potential of the water downstream by absorbing excess mineral into their structure and themselves spawning the creation of additional micro crystals.