Installing an acid neutralizer is the most effective and economical way to correct a low pH imbalance of your water. The telltale signs of acidic water - having copper pipes with blue or green stains in the bottom of your tub or sinks. If you have low pH, acidic water not only can create these stains, but can also, over time, damage your copper water pipes and create pin-hole leaks. By installing an acid neutralizer you can slow down or stop the problem at its source.
Essentially, this can save you a lot of money in the long run by not damaging your expensive fixtures and copper water pipes.
The mineral, calcite (calcium carbonate) or a mixture of calcite and magnesium oxide, is installed into the mineral tank. As acidic (low pH) water flows into the tank head it is directed down through the media to the bottom of the tank forcing the water to flow "up" through the distributor tube in the tank. The minerals dissolve into the water causing a boost in the pH level by effectively increasing the hydrogen ion concentration in the water.
Ideally you want to raise the pH to approximately 7 units. This unit measurement is based on the pH scale ranging from 0 to 14. Each one unit change in the pH scale corresponds to a ten-fold change in the hydrogen ion concentration. In pure water the unit 7 on the pH scale denotes the pH level as neutral. Any pH values lower than 7 are considered acidic and any pH values higher than 7 are alkaline. Generally, APH range from 6.5 – 8.5 is an acceptable value. Acidic water will be detrimental to copper piping.