Anyways, they have a complete home water system, dubbed the Waterfall. I could babble on and on and on, this video does it much better than I ever could, from the Nikken Science Guy.
Did some maintenance on it this weekend, primarily just a good cleaning. It got a little gunked up prior to me adding a water filter to water coming inside the RV. Prior to this didn't have any filters and some places the water is better than others. While here in Vegas have had to clean my filter (yes, it's cleanable) twice, once just today.
|Base after washing|
At least once a year (they recommend twice) we're supposed to replace the water filter and the rocks in bottom. After filtration of the water, the rocks are there to remineralize the water. However, I boil the rocks. This serves the purpose of cleaning and sanitizing them. No one ever told me this takes away from effectiveness of it, so will continue to do so.
So, I just simply put them in a pan/pot, fill with filtered water (pre-waterfall), and turn on the portable induction cooktop. Added enough water to cover the rocks by a fair amount.
Drain the water out, rinse (with filtered water), let cool, and then put back into the filtration unit. After this it's couple more easy steps to reassemble and put rest of parts back together. Final step is to fill with water.
|Rocks right at home.. YES!|
A little plug: Not only does the Waterfall produce great, filtered, mineralized, chlorine reduced (free mostly) water, it also produces Alkaline water. This is still a big movement in health circles. There are quite a few alkaline water units out there, the main one being the Kangen water filter. If you think higher quality means higher price, by all means look at Kangen. The waterfall is bout 10-15% of the cost of the Kangen filter, uses 100% of the water (minus bad stuff), and does a lot more than just alkalize.