SHINER, Texas — The Church of Christ in Shiner, Texas is no longer experiencing scale buildup on its baptistery immersion tank following the installation of the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher® from Scalewatcher North America, according to a press release.

The Scalewatcher system has also improved the clarity of the water, enhanced the operation of the heater and drastically reduced the amount of chlorine required.

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Situated in a hard water area with a total hardness factor of 130 ppm, a calcium hardness of 100 ppm and a total alkalinity of 400 ppm, the sidewalls of the baptistery tank at the Church of Christ had developed a buildup of hard scale, stated the release.

Looking for a solution to the problem the Reverend Larry Thornhill decided to buy a Scalewatcher 3 star unit from California based Scalewatcher dealer, Aqua Genesis.

“I received the ScaleWatcher 3 star unit in April 2012 and installed it onto a one inch pipe leading into the baptistery. Water volume was approximately 750 gallons and the system included a pump, heater and filter,” said Reverend Thornhill. “The sidewalls of the baptistery had considerable scale build up, but after six weeks I started using a 6-inch synthetic scraper that would not mar the finish. I would wipe over all scale deposits lightly and I could see scale particles drifting to the bottom. Now four months after the installation the majority of scale is gone, the amount of chlorine used is next to none, the water is clearer and the heater operates more efficiently.”   

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The environmentally friendly Scalewatcher provides a permanent solution to hard water problems without the need of chemicals, salt or maintenance, noted the release.

It works by producing a varying electronically applied force field, induced by a coil wrapped around the outside of the pipework, which keeps the minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale forming. The water’s increased solubility enables it to dissolve existing scale which is gradually flushed away. 

Read the entire press release here.