REALice makes great ice, even with hard water.
We hear it over and over again... one of the biggest barriers ice makers have to making great ice is hard water. Hard water results in slow ice. In gritty ice. In cloudy ice.
In fact, it's pretty hard to make great ice with hard water.
REALice can help!
In addition to reducing an arenas' energy consumption by using cold water to resurface, REALice can help eliminate your hard water woes. We've put together an animated video shows how the REALice system makes great ice, even with hard water.
The animation features “Charlie”, an arena manager who is struggling to make good ice at his arena that's located in a municipality with hard water. Charlie, makes and resurfaces his ice sheet the traditional way, with extremely hot water.
It also features “Frank” who has moved away from hot water ice resurfacing and is now using REALice-treated cold water instead. Frank's arena is also located in a municipality with extremely hard water, with lime scale deposits. His ice is great.
That's because the REALice system has an amazing effect on the hardness of the water. With no moving parts, the REALice system is powered by water pressure alone. As it's forced through the REALice system, spinning like a tornado, the shape of the limescale crystals in the water are changed. These modified crystals no longer cling each other -- or to metal surfaces, like pipes or the flood tank of the resurfacing machine. The lime scale crystals end up on the surface of the ice sheet, and Frank dry shaves the ice to remove the crystals. The result is fantastic ice!
No moving parts, no maintenance, no high energy bills, and more...
"One of the many benefits provided by REALice system is the effect it has on hard water," says Tom Smolarek, Managing Director of Cypress, Ltd., the exclusive distributor of REALice in the US. "With limescale crystals no longer able to cling to each other or to surfaces, the quality of the ice improves dramatically."
“By using a video animation to illustrate our message and use real-life scenarios, we help our potential customers to grasp the REALice system concept and embrace it. We’re continually looking for ways to make our message simpler and demonstrate the many benefits from using this green technology".
Watch our whiteboard-animated video.