Halo 5 Water System
Stage 1: Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
NSF Certified acid-washed GAC for the general removal of chlorine, chloramines, gases, dyes, fuels, heavy metals, man-made pollutants, disinfectants, pesticides, TTHM, sodium hypochlorite, undesirable orders, undesirable taste and volatile organic contaminants.
Our NSF/ANSI Certified GAC meets or exceeds all Food Chemical Codex, AWWA, ASTM and USP standards
Stage 2: Centaur High Activity Carbon (HAC)
Centaur HAC is an outstanding material for successfully reducing free chlorine from water supplies. The end product is clean, fresh water with no objectionable taste or odor characteristics. Additionally, Centaur HAC can be used for filtering waters having a wide range of pH levels and will impart a high "polish" to the filtered water.
Our Centaur HAC is NSF/ANSI Certified under NSF Standard 42
Stage 3: Filer-AG Plus
Filter-Ag Plus is an all natural, environmentally safe media with a large surface area and micro-porous structure. It is a highly efficient filter media for the reduction of suspended matter down to the 5 micron or less range and is thus extremely effective at removing water turbidity.
Our Filter-AG Plus is NSF/ANSI Certified under NSF Standard 62.
Stage 4: High Density Garnet Filter Media
Garnet is a high hardness, high density granular filtration media that can effectively filter down to the 10-20 micron range. It also provides an excellent support bed for the other filtration media.
Our High Density Garnet meets AWWA specifications. It is also classified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. in accordance with ANSI/NSF Standard 61.
Stage 5: HALO ION Inline Water Conditioner
Our patented HALO ION Inline Water Conditioner uses multi-reversing polarity permanent magnetic fields to alter the molecular structure of positively and negatively charged ions of dissolved calcium and magnesium. This causes the hard water minerals that would normally cause lime scale to stay suspended in the water instead of attacking pipes and appliances. The conditioned water also helps prevent corrosion due to scale and will dissolve existing scale over time.
With over 45 years track record, the HALO ION Inline Water Conditioner is a proven, eco friendly hard water treatment solution.
Whole House Water Treatment System
What difference does the HALO ION Make?
Each water heater has nearly 7 years of service on San Diego Municipal Water, but the one on the right has HALO ION. See the difference?
Magnetic Water Conditioning - Explained
When water is subjected to a temperature change (delta T), pressure change (delta P), friction and turbulence, dissolved minerals, primarily calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) will precipitate out of solution and deposit on heat transfer surfaces of plumbing systems and equipment in the form of a rock-like buildup, commonly called lime/scale.
At the molecular level, the negatively and positively charged ions of these minerals are attracted to and bond tightly together with one another, thus forming the lime/scale deposit known as calcite. These mineral deposits act as a great insulator and require more energy to heat or cool water in many different types of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications.
As water passes through the HALO ION's treatment chamber, it is subjected to a series of reversing-polarity, permanent magnetic fields, which interrupts the natural scale forming characteristics of CaCO3 and MgCO3 by temporarily altering their ionic charge identity.
Instead of being attracted to one another, the molecules are made to act like ions of similar charges and repel one another as they precipitate out of solution.
This leaves the molecules in a physical state of suspension known as aragonite (an amorphous mud-like or powdery form), which will flow through a plumbing system or drop to a low area within equipment so that it can be easily blown down or dusted off.
Aragonite can also be removed by other physical means such as centrifugal separation and filtration equipment.
Since chemicals are unnecessary in this type of treatment, the purity of the water is not affected in any way, and it can be safely and legally discharged to a sanitary sewer or even to the environment where allowed.
The presence of aragonite int he water provides an additional benefit in terms of corrosion protection. A thin film of the soft aragonite will adhere to all wetted surfaces of the plumbing system and equipment, keeping free oxygen and other corrosive properties in the water from reach and attacking the metallic components, thus preventing corrosion.