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New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Dear All,

My business came from an issue I had when I first arrived 5 years ago - the hard water in Switzerland that always left my hair and skin really dry after shower !

So after searching for something to help, I finally found the perfect solution - a shower head that filters. It really makes a difference to the feeling after the shower- skin and hair feel noticeably softer.

Not only that, but it also increases the pressure of the water coming out the shower.

I have used it myself for 4 years before recently setting up my business and website - http://www.myperfectshower.com

So far have had great feedback from people using them and currently we are offering free shipping in Switzerland, plus 15% off the list price.

Additional special offer for Englishforum users - at the checkout just use Coupon Code "English" and you will get an additional 5% off !

Hope some of you can get some benefit from it - very happy to get feedback from those that do
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

So, according to the website, its main function is to remove chlorine through some sort of ionisation process, largely unexplained (or unexplainable?). Have you stopped to consider whether Swiss water actually contains chlorine at all?

The dry skin and hair often reported is usually blamed on water hardness, which can be reduced by replaceable filters such as Brita or salt treatment systems, but your wonder-shower doesn't even make that claim.

It boasts of increased pressure, which it achieves simply by using smaller holes to restrict the flow rate - hardly an acceptable solution, IMO.

EDIT: Oh, and the best part? This bit here made me laugh out loud
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FIR (Far Infra-Red Rays) are known to have the effect of reducing water cluster size. Normal tap water has been pressurised and treated so that the water molecules stick together in large clusters. As the water passes through the filters, these clusters will naturally separate into micro-clusters, which is the natural state of water.
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Hi there is definately Chlorine or forms of it in some Swiss water. Depends exactly where you are in Switzerland. In addition, there are loads of others chemicals and minerals which we really don't need to absorb extra of into our skin. There is a website you can check the cantonal readings if you are interested to check.
https://www.wasserklinik.com/filters...hweiz/?lang=en

With regards to the pressure, it certainly does do the job and helps improve if you have low pressure, probably it's hard to say if it's acceptable for you or not unless you have one of these already?

As I said in my post, we have been using this since moving to Switzerland and works great for us, hopefully can for others too.
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Do you have any actual scientific evidence to back up your claims? It just smacks of pseudoscientific woo to me. Unless you can come up with some rock-solid data (anecdotes don't count), then I'm out.
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Hi thanks for the comment. Our home tests (PH strips & ionic tests (such as electrical conductivity) all showed an improvement in the water coming out of the shower. However in order to use scientific results in marketing material and website we have sent off "before and after" water samples for independent tests and will share the results. This is the reason we do not (and cannot) put "Scientifically proven" on the website and marketing material.
We are a new business and really appreciate this sort of feedback.
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Did the electrical conductivity increase or decrease after applying the showerhead?

Also, did you run your field tests with samples of consistent temperature? What water temperature did you test at?
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Hi thanks for the question. The electrical conductivity was less coming out of the shower, and the pH level also reduced. We did try to keep temp the same, but you are right, it does make a big difference.
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

If you explain how you measure or detect water clusters and those negative ions you speak about I may interested in buying one of your heads.
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Hi there are tests which can be done in laboratory to measure the negative ion reading of water. Will share what comes out of the tests we have requested.
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Hi there are tests which can be done in laboratory to measure the negative ion reading of water. Will share what comes out of the tests we have requested.
So you make a claim which has not yet proven

How do you do the molecules clustering measurement?
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How do you do the molecules clustering measurement?
Duh! You just run the water through a sieve and measure the speed it comes through. The clustered molecules will be filtered out and get caught in the mesh.
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

The water cluster sizes is evident in the molecular structure of the water - also an outcome of the testing.

As mentioned already, the statements on our website are not stated to be scientifically proven (again, we are awaiting results so that we can explicitly state this) - however they are within the manufacturers guidelines, plus reflect the outcome of our own long term useage and those who have also given positive feedback.

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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

Please provide a scientific definition of "water cluster size", preferably by referencing a reviewed journal article or chemistry book. It is a new term to me, while terms like "reverse osmosis" and "ion exchange" are easy to understand.

Also, which lab do you contract with to test such things? I'm curious enough and would love to see their description of the test and how it is performed. It is no problem if it is a very technical procedure, if my physics degree fails me, I have some chemist friends I can ask to help explain it to me.

P.S. I read the description on your site a little more, and there are more parts which I find confusing. How can you ever have more negative ions than positive ions? Wouldn't that mean adding a lot of electrons to the mix? Where do the electrons come from, and why don't they electrocute users of your shower?

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Hi there is definately Chlorine or forms of it in some Swiss water.
Where?

I've never been anywhere here that has had it.

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The water cluster sizes is evident in the molecular structure of the water
The molecular structure of water is, and always has been, H2O.

Any thing else isn't water.

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Hi there is definately Chlorine or forms of it in some Swiss water. Depends exactly where you are in Switzerland. In addition, there are loads of others chemicals and minerals which we really don't need to absorb extra of into our skin.
None of which your website even claims to reduce.
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Hi thanks for the question. The electrical conductivity was less coming out of the shower, and the pH level also reduced. We did try to keep temp the same, but you are right, it does make a big difference.

If the product reduces particles in the water, purifying it, then the electrical conductivity should increase. More likely you have introduced tiny particles of your ceramic balls...lower Ph is acid, higher Ph is Alkali...people usually like to add 'salt' or 'bicarb' to bathwater...
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Re: New Shower Head that filters - great for hard water

All feedback taken on board. I have requested some changes to the website which will link the explanations to the source points of reference.

This means those wanting to find more information and more technical detail will be able to easily.
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