In order to give you the benefits of clean and soft water, most whole house filters need two separate units (a filter and a softener), which add to your cost. The Hardless NG Lotus was engineered to solve both issues all in one compact unit. But even more important than cost, is the quality of the water that you get when using a Hardless NG filter. Most filters are carbon filters, which remove almost all of the chlorine in the water. Once all of the chlorine has been removed, your water is vulnerable to dangerous microorganisms. This means that as the water is going through your pipes, it may still collect whatever germs are in them. The Hardless Ng Lotus leaves in just enough chlorine so that as the water travels through your pipes it is still able to kill any bacteria or germs that may have settled in the pipes, no matter what faucet they lead to. This ensures you that your water will always be germ free. But, not only is the water germ free, it is healthy. When removing the hardness from the water, the Hardless NG Lotus leaves in essential minerals that other salt based water softeners take out.
The water that passes through the unit is treated by a 5 stage process. First the water passes over our unique til rod, which begins the conditioning process. It then passes through the cartridge, which contains slow phos crystals that change the structure of the minerals in order to reduce the problems caused by hard water. The water then passes through a 25 micron stainless steel mesh filter, and then through the 2 micron post filter. The magnetic band on the outside of the unit enhances the conditioning process.
* It is important to note that the Hardless NG Lotus is meant for municipal water only. It is not meant for water that is considered to be microbiologically unsafe.
Reverse osmosis units are usually located in the cabinet under the kitchen sink, which means that that is the only place that will have purified water. They use pressure to push the water through a membrane and in the process filter out contaminants and minerals from the water. It takes anywhere from 1-5 gallons of water to achieve this result, which means for every gallon you get of drinking water, you have wasted on the average 3 gallons of water. This method can be costly and is not environmentally friendly. With a whole house water filter such as the Hardless NG Lotus you get clean healthy water at every tap, without wasting any water. Plus, the water from the Hardless NG Lotus will still contain all the essential minerals that were intended from nature.
Traditional water softeners replace the minerals (calcium and magnesium) in the water with sodium ions. This adds salt to the water, which is bad for you, bad for the pipes, and bad for the environment. Many water softeners also may need an additional unit to filter the water from the water softener; this of course will cost you extra.
The Hardless NG Lotus leaves in the calcium and magnesium because they are healthy for you to drink but modifies their crystalline structure so that they do not cause the problems of hard water.
There is nothing bad about drinking hard water. Hard water is water that contains minerals, usually calcium and magnesium, which are good for you. As for your home, that’s another story. Hard water causes lime scale to build up in your pipes and water appliances, which reduces their efficiency. It leaves a film on bathtubs and shower tiles, and that same film is left on your hair causing it to be dull and on your skin causing it to be dry. It can also leave water spots on your dishes and clothes washed in hard water tend to feel hard and look dingy.
The Hardless NG Lotus should be used with municipal water only. It is not meant for water that is microbiologically unsafe to drink. It can only be used with well water if it is already potable or if the water has been through a chlorination process.
Not really. The patented design of the stainless steel filter uses the filtration and separation technology so that when water passes through it, it separates precipitates encapsulating them in a “precipitate trap” at the bottom of the filter cup using hydrodynamic forces. This maintains the water pressure despite the fine filtering.
The stainless steel filter is good for the life of the filter and never needs to be replaced. The cartridge and post filter need to be replaced every 6 months and can be bought online or by calling 1-888-855-1802.
To keep the filter working like new, once a month you need to turn the valve on the bottom of the unit and let the water run for 30 seconds. This will create a cyclone effect inside the unit that cleans out the stainless steel filter and gets rid of any deposits.
You will not damage the filter, but you will notice a change in the taste of your water. This will remind you that you probably need to wash it out. If you forget to change the cartridge and post filter after 6 months, you may see some white stuff building up on your counters, toilets, or spots on your dishes. Once you wash out the filter or change the cartridge, you will have the same results as when you first had it installed.
Reverse osmosis systems use 2-5 gallons of water for every clean gallon of drinking water. Every gallon of water that passes through the Hardless NG Lotus is drinkable healthy water. Also, most other filtration systems need to do a backwash every 10-14 days. This backwash can take anywhere from 25-40 gallons of water that gets wasted. The Hardless NG Lotus needs to be flushed out once a month, which usually takes about 5 gallons of water that can be used to water the plants in your garden.
If you are looking for the simplest and most affordable answer to your water problems whether they are taste, smell, dry hair and skin, or even lime scale, then Hardless NG Lotus is the right filter for you. With Hardless you don’t need to buy another unit to add on to solve the problem caused by a different unit. You can have clean healthy water, and solve the lime scale and water spot problem all with one compact affordable unit.