What is the healthiest water?
Water is the most mysterious and magical substance in the universe and water treatment technologies are complex. It is therefore difficult to generalise for every situation as it depends on the water you start with, your usage, your budget and your intentions. Timeless indigenous wisdom suggests it is good to have positive feelings about your water source and to bless and give thanks for water, while advanced science suggest it is good to use structured water that makes cleaning easier, improves plant growth, enhances the quality of cooked foods and concrete, and does not leave mineral deposits on your pipes, surfaces, skin, hair and glassware.
As far as the best healthiest water goes, the best water comes from natural springs. The different types of water including spring water, tap, water, RO water, alkaline water etc along with the different water ways water can be filtered, structured, balanced, blessed and flow freely is explained in the “Wonders of Water Course” available through the Extreme Wellness Academy.
Do Beautiful Water Systems remove fluoride?
Beautiful Water Systems use multiple filtration methods including mechanical filtration, direct absorption, ion-exchange and activated carbon and they will remove heavy metals, pesticides, PFAS, pharmaceutical residues, volatile organic compounds, micro plastics and microbial contamination including viruses, spores and bacteria and chlorine and its disinfection by-products. They do not remove fluoride.
While fluoride is neurotoxic in high doses, it creates such a small ion that the only technologies that can effectively remove it are distillation, reverse osmosis and activated alumina. These technologies however have very slow flow rates, waste a lot of water and require a lot of maintenance. It is important to note that the toxicity of fluoride is much less than that of chlorine and there is good evidence to suggest it is more important to filter your bathing water than your drinking water. See relevant blog posts here and here and this scientific paper.
Please note if you are going to use reverse osmosis or distillation to remove fluoride it is best to remineralise the water using ceramic beads or other method and restructure your water with a device such as The Beautiful Water Enhancer.
Is the filter visible in shower heads or taps?
If you choose a whole house system then the filter is placed on your main water line (preferably before it supplies your hot water system). This ensures all your taps and shower heads will appear as normal, yet deliver free flowing water that is filtered structured, balanced and blessed.
What is difference between Beautiful Water Systems and reverse osmosis systems?
Reverse Osmosis systems do not filter water at a rate suitable for bathing and therefore require a storage tank. They also waste a lot of water, require regular maintenance and leave your water devoid of essential minerals and structure. If you use a RO system it is recommended that you remineralise the water using ceramic beads or other method and restructure your water with a device such as The Beautiful Water Enhancer.
How often do I need to replace the filter cartridges?
The Beautiful Water Whole House system will filter around 300,000 litres (depending on the quality of the source water) which will last an average family of 5 for around 1 year or more. The Whole House system has a low cost sediment cartridge and a more expensive ion-exchange, carbon cartridge. Unlike other systems which can let contaminants through when they are at the end of their useful life, Beautiful Water ion-exchange/eco-polymer filter cartridges do not release contaminants when they are full, instead when the cartridge needs replacement, they simply reduce the pressure of the water being delivered. Therefore, rather than replace the cartridge based on a yearly schedule or the volume of water filtered, you can replace the cartridge based on the actual condition of the cartridge, which will be related to the quality of source water used and the volume of water filtered.
Furthermore, rather than replace the ion-exchange/ecopolymer filter cartridge when you detect a drop in water pressure, it is possible to clean and regenerate the cartridge using a simple protocol that involves flushing the filter cartridge with citric acid and bicarb soda. This can regenerate around 80-90% of the filter cartridge capacity, thereby saving you money by delaying the purchase of a new cartridge.
If supply was interrupted would that render my system and investment worthless?
Beautiful Water Systems are assembled from parts obtained from Russia, Switzerland, China and America. The steel cannister’s used in Beautiful Water Systems are the best quality available and are a standard size and are compatible with other system and can be used with other filter cartridges. Your investment in quality water is therefore future proofed if there are global supply issues.
How do I regenerate the ion-exchange filter cartridge?
Unlike other systems which can let contaminants through when they are at the end of their useful life, Beautiful Water filter cartridges will simply reduce the pressure of the water that comes out when they need replacement. This drop in water pressure is the signal to replace the cartridge. Furthermore, unlike other filter cartridges, it is possible to clean regenerate your filter cartridge using the following protocol.
- Remove the cartridge from the filter, drain water from it, remove the rubber gaskets from its ends;
- Place the cartridge into an appropriate container, fill it up to the brim with hot (up to 80°С) 3% solution of citric acid (on the basis of 30g of citric acid per 1l of water), leave overnight
- Close tightly one of the cartridge openings, place the cartridge on a support into an appropriate container (bowl, pan) and let 1.5l of hot (up to 80°С) 3% solution of citric acid flow through it pouring the solution by portions up to the brim;
- Open the cartridge access hole, turn it over, close tightly another hole, place back into the container and let again 1.5l of hot 3% solution of citric acid flow through the cartridge by portions (from the other end).
- Free the cartridge access hole, place the cartridge into the appropriate container and fully pour it over with warm (up to 50°С) 5% solution of cooking soda (on the basis of 50 g of soda per 1 l of water); leave overnight;
- Remove the cartridge from the container, reinstall the gaskets in place, assemble the filter in reverse order;
- Wash the filter (about 30 – 50l of water). The filter is ready for use again.
This protocol will greatly extend the life of the cartridge. Replacement cartridges from www.beautifulwater.co