Hard water. Mineral build-up. Scale. Descaling.
From your showerhead to your coffee maker, cleaning and maintaining anything that runs water can seem overwhelming and even a little intimidating. But we think getting fresh, healthy water should be stress-free. Which is why we’ve made AquaTru easy to clean, maintain, and enjoy!
What Is Mineral Build up or “Water Scale”, Anyway?
Your AquaTru works by filtering out all the particles and toxins you don’t want in your drinking water. But they have to go somewhere, and that somewhere is in the tap tank.
Now, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: If you empty your tap tank every time, you will improve the health of your AquaTru and extend its life. But if you just put more water into the tap tank without rinsing it first, you end up filtering even more debris that ends up in the leftover water. Do this often enough, and you’ve got super-concentrated levels of particles and minerals running through your filters, and gumming up the works. If you’ve got what’s known as “hard water,” it can build up even faster.
Those built-up particles are what’s known as “scale,” and in the AquaTru, scale can actually cause the system to break down completely.
Truthfully, if your AquaTru is slowing down (taking more than 30 minutes to filter a tank of water), it’s definitely time to descale to maintain optimal filtration performance.
(!) Failure to descale
The remaining water in the tap tank after filtering has a high concentration of minerals. If the water is not discarded, this will cause scale build-up inside the AquaTru system that can cause the unit to filter slower and eventually even stop functioning, if not treated. Note: Failure to discard the tap tank & descale in a timely manner can even void your warranty.