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    MPLUSE 3000 does it work???

    Anyone have experience to report for the MPULSE 3000 calcium treatment system? I am having scaling problems and this has been suggested as a cure.

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    Re: MPLUSE 3000 does it work???

    Just a quick summary of the claim for the chemistry folks:

    Impulse Technology… sends 3000 to 5000 low
    voltage (positive and negative), high frequency
    impulses per second, between an anode and a
    cathode, to physically change the form of the
    calcium. At the molecular level, these impulses apply
    energy to the calcium molecules to release hydrogen
    from the calcium bicarbonate in your swimming pool
    water. This action changes the calcium bicarbonate
    to the aragonite form of the carbonate molecule.
    This aragonite form of calcium is a soluble, non-
    adherent form of calcium which does not adhere to
    surfaces in a scaling manner. The aragonite crystals
    are also a natural pH balancer.

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    Re: MPLUSE 3000 does it work???

    That is total nonsense. There isn't anything in what they claim they are doing that could possibly work.

    Their directions also say that it prevents calcium scaling when used in combination with proper water balance. That claim is true, in the sense that proper water balance will prevent calcium scaling, with or without their device.
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    Re: MPLUSE 3000 does it work???

    Quote Originally Posted by spishex
    Just a quick summary of the claim for the chemistry folks:

    Impulse Technology… sends 3000 to 5000 low
    voltage (positive and negative), high frequency
    impulses per second, between an anode and a
    cathode, to physically change the form of the
    calcium. At the molecular level, these impulses apply
    energy to the calcium molecules to release hydrogen
    from the calcium bicarbonate in your swimming pool
    water. This action changes the calcium bicarbonate
    to the aragonite form of the carbonate molecule
    .
    This aragonite form of calcium is a soluble, non-
    adherent form of calcium which does not adhere to
    surfaces in a scaling manner. The aragonite crystals
    are also a natural pH balancer.
    Pure snake oil. Calcium bicarbonate does NOT exist except as calcium ions and bicarbonate ions in the water, along with all the other ionic species! This is pure junk science.

    Aragonite, along with calcite, are the two forms that calcium carbonate take when it precipitates out of the water as scale. It's just a different crystal form of calcium carbonate. I actually know a bit about this, having done research on calcium carbonate precipitation at the University of Miami School of Marine and Atmospheric Science back in the '70s. One of the things we were trying to determine is what effect different ionic species has on precipitation time and which crystalline form precipitated when different ionic species were present.

    I can tell you that the claims made for this device are pure junk science and snake oil!

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    Re: MPLUSE 3000 does it work???

    Hey, scouser,

    Three experts here got so fired up they forgot to welcome you to the forum.

    I'll take care of that detail.....Welcome.

    There are some other (not too easy) ways to deal with scale but you'll get the straight scoop on this forum.

    Post back with what you think caused the scale, how long you've had it, etc. and we'll get you headed down a good path.
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