Monday, 10 July 2017

The Nikken Pimag Waterfall - FAQs

Nicki Edgell

The Pimag® Waterfall is Nikken's flagship water filter product. Available as a stand alone counter top unit or via a portable water bottle many people are discovering the health benefits of Nikken water and the delicious taste which is so good it just encourages you to drink more - and we all know that is a good thing!

If you are new to Nikken water, or an existing customer who already has a Waterfall or Portable Bottle read on to discover answers to our frequently asked questions. If you have a question not answered here please drop a comment below or contact me direct on nicki@nutritionandhealing.co.uk  I will be delighted to answer your questions.


Q. Where is the 1200 gauss magnet positioned and what is its purpose? In your documents it states
that this decreases agglomeration.
A. The magnet is located in the blue tube inside the bottom tank where the water flows through to
the tap. Water molecules are dipolar and tend to attract each other. Magnets affect the bonding
angle between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the water molecule. This in turn induces the
molecule cluster groups to become smaller and this is suggested to increase absorption. Agglomeration is defined as the gathering of mass and as the magnet reduces this mass into smaller
clusters it decreases agglomeration.

Q. What is ion exchange resin?
A. Ion-exchange resin is used in water purification products and is there to help remove heavy
metals while also adding ions such as sodium and potassium that help towards alkaline water.

Q. In the materials it is mentioned that the first layer of the filter contains carbon and alkaline
materials. What are these alkaline materials?
A. The alkalising materials will be a number of minerals that promote alkaline water. We do not
release a full specification to customers due to proprietary requirements safeguarding our products
from being copied.

Q. The second layer contains clay granules what is their role? It also contains bio silver and minerals.
What are these minerals?
A. The second layer of our filter contains various elements that help filter contaminants while
releasing minerals that help increase pH. We do not release a full specification to customers due to
proprietary requirements safeguarding our products from being copied.

Q. The third layer contains fine silica and KDF. What is KDF? The golden layer at the bottom is this
KDF or silica sand?
A. KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) is material that again assists in the reduction of contaminants.
This will be the gold looking material.

Q. Through the filtration process, the potential of oxidizing gets low. How does this work?
A. ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) is a measure of a water system’s capacity to either release or
gain electrons in chemical reactions. ORP is measured in millivolts and indicates if a solution is
oxidising or deoxidising. The higher the positive number the more oxidising the solution is and
therefore a lower positive number or a negative number will denote that the solution is deoxidising
and contains antioxidants. With the reduction of oxidising chemicals such as chlorine the ORP levels
will lower and therefore show that the water has more antioxidants.

Q. You create alkaline water. What is the pH?
A. The PiMag Waterfall has been tested in laboratory conditions and has shown to increase the pH
from tap water of 7 to 7.5pH to between 8.5 and 9.5pH. Each country and area may differ depending
on the source water used.

Q. I have heard that it is good to drink water with a high pH indicating alkalinity rather than acidity but can the pH be too high?
A. Yes, it is considered unhealthy to drink water that has a pH of 10 or over. Such highly rated pH waters often have a very low ORP but the negative health effects of water with such a high degree of alkalinity outweigh this benefit.

Q. What is naturally alkaline water?
A. Water can be made more alkaline by natural processes such as adding minerals as in the Nikken water, or artificially by electrolysis.

Q. Should I use the PiMag water in my kettle?
A. Yes, definitely. It will transform your teas or coffees and you will appreciate the difference from tap water very quickly. Furthermore many nutritionists and health practitioners advocate drinking hot water without tea or coffee and this will definitely taste so much better with our water filter.

Q. My Waterfall water tastes a bit "metallic"?
The Nikken water is so distinctive from tap water it is normally obvious when the water does not taste right. An initial metallic taste may occur when the filter and/or the stones are brand new. New filters should be soaked for 8-12 hours or overnight if possible, and water passed through several times before insertion. The waterfall should then be flushed through with the new filter in place several times before the water reaches it's normal taste. New stones should also be soaked at first and then will settle down over the first few days. Also do test that all the water from the top chamber is passing through the filter and not leaking down the outside.

Q. Is there a major difference in the 1 micron filtration level of the Waterfall compared to the 0.02
micron level in the older Maxi model?
A. The difference is very small. The PiMag Waterfall has been created to provide alkaline water with
a low ORP. To obtain both these aspects you have to be able to filter contaminants and add
minerals. The filtration process has been rated, in a laboratory, at 1 micron which will filter a very
high percentage of contaminants found in tap water including microplastics. Our test results prove that the Waterfall matches or exceeds our current water systems in filtering contaminants and adding minerals.

Q. The change period for the filters is 900 litres, for the other systems is 2200 litres. Have they got a higher life span?
A. The filter life span on the PiMag Waterfall has been rated at 900 litres based on the continued
filtration levels required to meet specific contaminant reduction levels. The filter has a different
composition to our other filters and therefore cannot be compared like for like. Through extended
testing we have increased the timescale on replacement parts. For a family of 4 using the Waterfall for all their drinking and cooking needs the filter will last approximately 3 months.

Q. Filter change times are stated as every 900 litres or every 3 months. If I used it 10 times only in 3 months do I have to change the filter?
A. You will not be receiving the full benefits of the system if you only use in short periods. There is some degree of deterioration of the effectiveness of the filter over time as well as use so some do advocate a change once capacity or time is elapsed, whichever is the sooner, but generally replacement part times are based on a constant usage. For a family of 4 we find the 900 litres and 3 months roughly coincide.

Q. Do any of the Nikken filters remove viruses or bacteria?
A. The test report will advise what our systems will help to reduce if found in your water. We do
not test for specific viruses or bacteria.

Q. Does the filter remove chlorine?
A. Yes.

Q. Does the filter remove fluoride?
A. Fluoride is a particularly difficult substance to remove from water usually requiring specialist and expensive filters. However tests have shown that the Nikken filter will remove approximately two thirds of the fluoride present in tap water. Fluoride is not generally added to UK water except in some authorities (approximately 10% of the population - check your postcode here http://www.wmaf.org.uk/…/FLUORIDATED%20POST%20CODE%20AREAS%…). It is more common in the US (the most fluorinated country in the world) where approximately 75% of the population are affected, Canada (approximately 50%) and South America (especially Brazil and Chile).

Q. Some of the water in the top tank seems to not filter and gets stuck. Is this a fault?
A. No, this is not a fault. It is probably because there is an air pocket under the pre filters (the sponges). The pre filters should be removed and squeezed to remove excess water and re fitted. If not, there may be a bubble under the plastic separator located on the top of the filter column, just below the woven filters. If this occurs, pushing a blunt object down through this cap (poke it a few times in different places) will usually do the trick.

Q. What is the best soaking time for the filter?
A. The optimal filter soaking time is overnight / 24 hours.

Q. How long will Nikken supply the replacement parts for the other Water products?
A. This will be for a number of years in the same way as we have continued to supply other discontinued products.

Q. What is the difference between the Maxi stones and the Waterfall stones and can I use my Maxi
stones in the Waterfall?
A. The Waterfall stones have slightly different mineral elements to the Maxi stones and the system
has only been tested based on these stones. We cannot guarantee any results for the Waterfall
based on using Maxi stones.

Q. Sometimes my filter leaks water down the side and into the bottom tank, how can I stop this?
A. You should first check that the filter is positioned correctly in the top tank and pushed all the way
down the hole so it sits on the ledge. It can happen that the filter is not level and the water leaks on
one side. A good option is to remove the top tank while the filter is in place and grab the bottom of
the filter while using your thumbs to push against the bottom of the tank. This enables you to
manoeuvre the filter into place and to make sure it is level. Once you have done this you can fill the
top tank with a litre of water to test that the leak has stopped. Another option is to remove the silicone seal that sits around the top of the filter just below the cap and to then replace it. This may help to remove any small dents that are allowing the water to leak.

Q. I've heard that goldfish can live much longer in Pimag Waterfall than in regular tap water. Is this true?
A. We do think Pimag water is the healthiest and most life giving water you can get so we would not be surprised to hear this is true (apparently someone has tested it). However the Waterfall itself is not a fish tank and although it could probably filter any type of contaminated water in the top tank it is not recommended that it is used this way for human consumption (or the fish). By all means try filling your regular aquarium with Pimag water though.

Q. Can I give Nikken water to my pets?
Absolutely.  As with humans, pets will also benefit from the improved hydration, antioxidants and higher pH values of Nikken water.  You may find that older animals will be more energized when they start drinking Nikken water. Your house plants will also love Nikken water.

Q. Can I use it to wash my windows?
A. Apparently reverse osmosis (RO) water is best for window cleaning as it has been stripped of all minerals and thus does not leave any residue on your glass after drying. We wouldn't want to drink it though.

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The Pimag Waterfall retails for £255 (plus p&p) in the UK. Please navigate to http://piwaterfilters.com to learn more.



About the Author

Nicki Edgell

I am a clinical Psycho-neuro-immunologist, Metabolic Balance Coach, Natural Nutritionist and Independent Nikken Consultant. I practice in Brighton in the South of England, helping individuals and groups towards the health, vitality and the life they want for themselves. I work under the principle that wellness depends on a balanced holistic approach to living, in all areas of your life: your body, mind, family, community and financial health all have an impact on your wellbeing.

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