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What Is “Water Refinement”?

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Water quality is kind of a big deal – a recent New York Times article examined the current state of drinking water in America and found a lot to be lacking. From Florida to Texas and from Michigan to Pennsylvania, both water quality and reports of substandard water are unacceptably low. This sets the stage for an involved discussion on the …

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The Future is Here: Digital Pool Temp Control

In News, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Water Tech by The LeverEdge

One of the most common reasons people give for not owning a pool is because it is “too much of a hassle to maintain”. Second to that, another reason offered is that pool maintenance is costly and requires monthly visits from a technician who charges a pretty penny for their services. The reality is that pool maintenance technology has come …

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Salt Chlorination vs. Chemical Chlorination

In Uncategorized, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Not everyone is a chemist. Even so, you’ve probably heard of the chemical chlorine and its use as a disinfectant in swimming pools. Exactly how chlorine is applied to water is the subject of this week’s blog post, because there is an important difference between at least two common methods of water chlorination. Knowing that difference will help you make …

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Get a Peek at a Water Technician’s Inspection Checklist

In Uncategorized, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Water professionals who visit residences and businesses to inspect them for water system trouble often carry with them a checklist that includes every inspection point that should be identified during the visit. In addition to this, there are equipment readings and water measurements that are often taken, and these are included as part of the overall inspection report. Today’s blog …

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What is ‘Whole Home’ Water Treatment?

In Uncategorized, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

When you think about your use of water, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people default to thinking about drawing water from the tap into a glass for drinking. Following that are the other common uses of water like showering, cooking, washing dishes and clothes, cleaning the home, and watering the lawn. When you evaluate the …

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4 Reasons to Condition Your Water

In Uncategorized, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Water is a necessary resource that many of us take for granted; after all, water is all around us and seemingly available whenever we need it. If we want a hot shower, we wait a few seconds for the hot water heater to distribute water at the temperature we like, and then we take the shower. If we want a …

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Little-known Health Benefits of Drinking Filtered Water

In News, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

The most common reason people cite for wanting to drink filtered water is the taste. Second to that, the other most common reason people cite for wanting to drink filtered water is to avoid dangerous pathogens and organisms that may cause sickness or disease. There is good reason for this latter concern, as the NRDC (National Resources Defence Council, an …

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3 Facts about UV Sterilization

In Uncategorized, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

You may have heard of more than one way to sterilize water. There are additives, filters, ionizers and all different manners of treatment methods that come with their own advantages and disadvantages. With UV water sterilization, however, there are only advantages. To explain, we offer 3 facts relevant to UV water sterilization.       Fact #1: UV water treatment is …

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The Effect of Throttling Shower Water

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

The Lever Edge is all about water use and taking advantage of the most up-to-date water filtration, conditioning, and activation technologies. So, when we notice trends in the water industry, we tend to sit up and take notice. In the residential water sector in particular, there seems to be a preoccupation with using restricted water nozzles on shower heads. The …