A Care-Free Water Conditioner has improved their water supply and solved their hard water problems.
In only one year Barriekneal Housing Ltd had major problems with its evaporative coolers, spending a massive $50,000.00 a year on maintenance, replacement pads and motors. After trialling four Care-Free AC6 Conditioners, Barriekneal installed 60 units.
“We’ve had huge savings in time and money. Unlike they were before Care-Free, our evaporative coolers are now almost scale and corrosion free. They’re very clean with no green slime below the water surface. Cooling pad replacement is over two years instead of only months. No pumps or motors have required replacement. Our 60 evaporative coolers are now trouble free. The results are outstanding. I certainly recommend Care-Free".
At last I found something that works. Within two days my pool underwent a remarkable transformation into a sparkling, clean show-piece.. Care-Free gave our pool the WOW FACTOR. It's now a joy to look at and swim in. All our visitors comment on how clear it looks. And the kids don't complain about the harsh smell of chlorine or get sore eyes. It's awesome.
Since installing the Care-Free Water Conditioner, the boiler tubes were not only remarkably clean, but there was evidence of a “leaching” effect where scale had been removed from areas where it was quite thick previously.
Our engineer, when dismantling a washing machine, discovered that surfaces, which had always been caked with hard scale, were clean and needed no treatment. Other parts, which normally became scaled up, were also clean.
The net result of this scale removal will be less maintenance and longer lasting components. I have become one of the converted!
The Gundagai Golf Course uses effluent water to irrigate. However it caused a $10,000 annual maintenance problem. Every sprinkler on the course had to be hand cleaned every two weeks to remove blockages. Injection systems were considered but were too costly to maintain.
The Care-Free Water Conditioner provided a cost-effective solution to their problem and cost a fraction of the price of alternatives.
Results: • No blockages • No algal growth • No chemicals required • No salt build up in soil
Now that the whole house is "conditioned" there is not a hint of chlorine smell at any tap. In fact you can actually drink the water straight from the tap without having to hold your nose. We are very happy with our Care-Free Conditioner and would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone who wants better water.
The cocktail of water we get in our water tanks has always been a worry. We found out firsthand how damaging hard water was. The build up of pellet sized mineral salts in our hot water and plumbing system caused blockages and reduced efficiency. Previously when I changed the anode in the hot water tank not only had the anode completely corroded in less than 12 months but the residual salt solids in the tank were unbelievably high. The installation of the “Care-Free Water Conditioner” has solved these hard water problems and the water is much softer, clearer and completely taste free!
We have noticed the vast difference in the drinking qualities of the water and it is hard to tell the difference between the conditioned water and tank water. In the bathroom we find the water soaps quite readily and I am pleased to say I can forget about recharging the water softener every three weeks. What a relief!
We have had excellent reports from the company who does a regular service report test on our boiler. Mount Gambier water total hardness tests are approx. 400ppm. We regularly regenerated our water softener every five days to maintain a level of 4ppm hardness. Since installation of the Care-Free Conditioner we regenerate the softener approximately every six weeks with a reading of less than 2ppm total hardness.
Before we installed the Care-Free Water Conditioner, our bore water which contains 5,600mg/l of salt, almost killed our lucerne that was flood irrigated.
Since the installation the results have been truly amazing.
This season, we were able to achieve two cuts of hay as well as reaping approximately 400 kilograms of seed per hectare.
We have 3,000 head of cattle, via dozens of stock troughs. We have had five Care-Free Conditioners fitted to our bores and since installation all scale, algae and marine growth has totally disappeared. In my opinion a farmer cannot afford to be without one. I think they are the greatest thing since polythene pipe.
Due to the high cost of demineralised water it was decided to operate the rinse arch with raw water. This mode of operation left the vehicles badly streaked and spotted. As a result of installation of the Care-Free Conditioner, the vehicles leave the vehicle wash with only minor spotting and are in an acceptable wash condition. The installation of the conditioner has removed the need for expensive demineralised water for the rinse cycle and provided reduced maintenance of the spray nozzles.
The reason we installed our Care-Free Conditioner was that Peg and I were having trouble with skin irritations from the hard water. Now when we use the shower in our motor home the results are very good, no more itches! We also noticed the calcium that had built up in our electric kettle element started to break away and is now clean. We were surprised that this did happen.
My pool looks great since I installed my Care-Free Conditioner. Before installation I had to clean the salt chlorinator with acid, now it cleans easily with a garden hose. This will certainly increase life expectancy. Prior to fitting I had algae problems which were hard to remove, now they appear dead and brush off easily. I am very pleased.
We have noticed that the cattle are drinking far more of this water even when other water is readily available. The change in taste is amazing and when sprayed onto our stainless steel milk vat it no longer leaves white stain. We now have Care-Free Conditioners fitted to all the bores on our property.
The test results as provided by a NATA certified testing agency have identified the lowest detectable levels of legionella which is <10 CFU/ml, and the TBC has consistently remained at less than 103. This is an excellent result for cooling towers which are using chemicals, but is an exceptional result from cooling towers which are using no biocide or algaecide chemicals. When the condenser end covers were removed for their seasonal inspections and tube cleaning, every tube was observed to be completely clean and shining like a gun barrel.
The water jets in the pan sterilisers were requiring replacement or at least probing and cleaning every month. The installation of the Care-Free Conditioner has meant that these jets do not require replacement or cleaning at all.
We are most satisfied with the results and would recommend their use where there is a problem with scale build up.
We had a problem with a 30 metre deep windmill equipped bore. The water corroded away the 50mm galvanised pipe and mill rods in less than three months. I was about to remove the mill and shut down the bore when it was suggested I install a 20mm Care-Free Conditioner between the pump and the foot valve.
The results were almost instantaneous, the cattle began to drink at the trough, grass grew in the scalded overflow area, the algae disappeared from the trough and best of all, the next lot of pipe rods lasted five years before needing replacing. Best of all, the conditioner cost less than the replacement costs of one lot of pipe rods.
It’s great to know we have good water no matter where we’re going. Thanks to Care-Free our water tanks are sparkling clean. We got our Care-Free Conditioner at Barcaldine in 2002. Since then our water tanks have stayed sparkling clean with no sign of any scale or corrosion. Care-Free is a great product.
Our water here is extremely hard. We started to notice right away that the water felt “softer” and didn’t scale up on our new tiles and stainless equipment as it used to. Also we cut down on our soap and chemical usage by 50-60%.We look at your system as an excellent long-term investment, which has already paid big dividends in water quality and cost reductions. We’re happy that we invested in your “Simple Solutions” to our hard water problems.
We installed a 100mm Care-Free Conditioner on our spear pump because I could not afford to buy channel water to flood irrigate my dairy farm. Even though the water is very salty at 4000mg/l we have still been able to use it on our paddocks and there has been no salt build up in the soil at all. Whatsmore I did not have to buy channel water and I never had to sell any stock in the drought whereas many of my neighbours were forced to do so. The system works and has saved us heaps of money!
Since we installed a 32mm Care-Free Conditioner in Moruya District Hospital water main, I have found that all the scale has disappeared from the dishwasher pan sterilisers and most importantly the Autoclave boiler is clean from scale. The toilet cisterns are also clean and free from slime. We are also using less detergent.
I run a piggery operation with 130 sows and 1000 growers. In 1991 there was a problem with stomach ulcers in the growers and our losses were around 60 - 70 pigs per month. Despite the best efforts of the DPI people, no solution was found until I heard about "Care-Free" Water Conditioners. A 20mm "Care-Free" was fitted to the water supply from the river, upon which the deaths stopped immediately. Autopsies were carried out for the next few weeks on the growers as they were slaughtered. This showed the subjects had previously experienced stomach ulcers, which had subsequently healed. I consider this an outstanding achievement, resulting from having a "Care-Free" on line.
We fitted 24 Care-Free Conditioners to bores over a period of 15 years. There has been an increase in grape yields and we’ve cut the time to clean our dripper system by 70%. We have also turned off our water softener to cooling systems and there is no more scaling on our cooling coils.
For the past three years the saline levels in our water have increased dramatically, where we couldn’t grow a vegetable garden or get trees to establish. The water tasted terrible and you couldn’t drink it for the concentrated salt. Our milking goats had also been afflicted with various kidney complaints. On advice from a local Naturopath we installed a Care-Free Conditioner and we received immediate results. Now our herbs and vegetables are growing again and after three weeks of drinking Care-Free water the pain and swelling from my arthritis become almost non-existent. Our goats now refuse to drink water that hasn’t gone through the Care-Free Conditioner and they are much healthier.