In order to enjoy your spring-time®420 pro device for a long time, in addition to the semi-annual prefilter change, regular decalcification and disinfection are necessary.
The spring-time® 420 pro combines three different filter systems for water purification:
- prefilter (activated carbon)
- reverse osmosis
- ceramic filter
The prefilter is responsible for "the coarse". It filters dirt and tiny particles out of the water right at the beginning. Over time the prefilter blinds through the trapped particles and therefore must be renewed every 6 months at the latest. You can order the prefilter here:
In the reverse osmosis filter, the (tap)water to be purified flows past a membrane and is pressed through microscopically small holes in this membrane. Apart from water molecules, only small dissolved oxygen molecules and a little part of very small ions, e.g. potassium and magnesium ions can pass through.
The water is divided into two parts by this reverse osmosis process:
- On the one hand, it is the part of the water which has been filtered off and cleaned in this way, which now continues to flow through the adjoining ceramic filter. In the ceramic filter this part of the purified water is swirled - just as in nature, when the water flows and jumps on its way over stones. That is what makes it so fresh in terms of taste. From the ceramic filter, it then flows through the tap into the provided carafe.
- On the other hand, there is still the part of the water that still carries all dissolved dirt particles with it. This larger proportion of the two water parts flows back into the container that you previously filled with tap water. With this recycled water, the cleaning process begins again.
Thus the tap water to be purified circulates. Repeatedly only one part is taken as purified water from this cycle. Finally, about 600 ml of waste water remain in the tap water tank, in which all the contaminants are collected. This water will be poured away. In contrast, there are about 1.2 liters of purified water in the carafe, ready to be enjoyed.
The advantage is obvious: For most other reverse osmosis units, at the end of the cleaning process you have a ratio of purified to loaded water of 1:2. With spring-time®420 pro, the ratio is exactly the opposite with the technology developed and patented by aqua living®. Finally, 1.2 l of highly purified, swirled and energized water are obtained from 1.8 l of tap water.
The bulit-in magnetic field generator developed by Dr. Ludwig continuously emits a pulsating magnetic field of 7.8 Hz (Schumann frequency). As a result, the water is energized and vitalized. This also applies to all water-containing foods that are within one meter (3.3 feet) of the spring-time® 420 pro device.
To check the cleaning function, during the process the conductivity of the water is measured and shown in the display of the spring-time®420 pro. The conductance indicates how many dissolved particles are contained in the water and is given in ppm (parts per million). Throughout the cleaning process, the conductivity of the water is measured in the removable tap water tank. The steady increase of the ppm value indicates the concentration. It results from the fact that the amount of the water in this container decreases while the number of solutes remains the same. At the end of the process, the device measures the conductivity of the water that is filled from the tap into the carafe and shows and shows the drastically reduced ppm value in the display. Depending on the quality of the source water of your place of residence, the conductance may be start e.g. at 200 ppm and rise to 400 ppm during the filtering process. In the end, the measurement from the tap may give a value between e.g. 5-30 ppm. In this way, you can see whether the reverse osmosis membrane is doing its job properly.
Both downstream cleaning systems reverse osmosis and ceramic filter do not collect the dirt as the prefilter does. Therefore they have a long life (generally more than 5 years). In order to maintain this long service life, they require regular care in the form of decalcification and disinfection.
Both processes are very simple and can be realized without any tools. Please read the description in the manual and follow all instructions step by step.
You can also find the individual steps in the following descriptions in the corresponding menus on our website.