What's the difference between the Clean Pack and the Alkaline Pack?
Our refillable cartridge design gives you the unique opportunity to choose between different filtration formulas. At the moment, you have 2 choices; Clean Pack or Alkaline Pack
The Clean Pack is designed specifically for hard water. If you have problems with limescale in your kettle, this is because your tap water has high concentrations of calcium carbonate. The Clean Pack contains ION exchange beads which removes calcium by turning it into sodium. This makes the water softer and removes the limescale which creates the horrible film in your appliances.
You can check your hardness level on your local supplier's website. To find out who your water supplier is you can enter your postcode here: https://www.water.org.uk/advice-for-customers/find-your-supplier/
If you have hard water and drink a lot of tea and coffee, we would recommend that you choose the Clean Pack.
It's also important to note that the Clean Pack will not reduce the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of your water to close to 0. Included in TDS are minerals like sodium. Sodium will still contribute to the TDS count. Sodium is added in a 2:1 exchange with calcium, so there will be a net increase in TDS when comparing these 2 components. The overall TDS will be reduced by the removal of contaminants but it's important to note the impact of the sodium-calcium exchange when using TDS a measurement.
The Alkaline Pack is designed to add minerals and electrolytes to your tap water and raise the pH level slightly. The Alkaline Pack will not remove calcium in the same way as the Clean Pack, and it will also add some magnesium to the water as part of the filtration process. This increase in minerals and electrolytes makes the water more equipped for optimum hydration.
Both packs remove the same nasties; chlorine, odours, & heavy metals.
The Alkaline Pack is more suited for customers with softer water. Again, we recommend checking your hardness level to find out what kind of water you have in your postcode area. You can still use the Alkaline Pack if you live in a hard water area; although we don't recommend using the filtered water in your kettle and kitchen appliances because it will not remove calcium carbonate (hardness) effectively.