A water neutralizer is an essential component to have in most homes now. This is because there have been countless cases of acidity detected in the drinking water supply of households. This acidity can lead to a lot of problems if left unattended. However, the solution is pretty simple as a lot of companies offer a quick fix. This is a simple device called an acid neutralizer. It works by dissolving alkaline compounds (which aren’t harmful to the body) into acidic water, in order to bring the acidity level (known as the pH level) back up to 7, which means “neutral”.
Installing a Neutralizer
Here are a few basic steps to setting up your very own acid water neutralizer:
1. Install the neutralizer on a flat, level surface in a dry, warm area. Do not install it outdoors. Do not expose it to direct sunlight.
2. Turn off the main water pump or supply so that there is no incoming pressure during installation.
3. Connect the bypass valve to your mains head assembly. The acid water neutralizer should come with a detailed infographic on how to do this. If it doesn’t, there are countless detailed video guides online that will tell you exactly how to do this with precision.
4. Connect the adapter to the bypass valve. This must be done only by hand. Over tightening the connecting nuts will fracture the fragile threads and lead to leakage.
5. Connect the pipes of the neutralizer to your home supply. This will mean cutting the inlet and outlet pipes of the mains supply of your house and connecting the neutralizer to it. Make sure you do this in the right orientation.
6. Fill the neutralizer assembly with the calcite or alkaline mix. You can buy this mix at most pool supply stores. Make sure you don’t overfill the tank, because this will cause leakage!
7. Put the neutralizer in action. Close the bypass valves first, then slowly turn the mains on. Use a garden hose to fill up the neutralizer tank until it reaches the brim, after which you can close the fill port. Make sure you only tighten it with your hand! Then, open the inlet bypass valve very slowly and carefully. Do the same with the outlet valve. Open a tap and wait for any initial alkaline residue (white streaks) to wash away. This is known as flushing the neutralizer. Once the water is clear, you are ready for action.
Get a neutralizer now, and make sure you follow the provided guides to the T. Even better, hire someone who is a professional to do the installation for you!