How It Works

Waterfed Poles

Window cleaning today is not what window cleaning used to be. With new methods and innovations – window cleaning has become a business where you can make money. This is what everyone wants to do. But how can you get the edge? Using a water fed pole system can do this. How? It enables you to do the windows a lot faster and without having to carry any ladders around – meaning that your health is better protected too!

Waterfed poles are used to reach the windows with a brush system that uses RO water to clean the windows with. This is an easy way to wash the windows as the waterfed poles do all the work for you.

Window Cleaning

Waterfed pole systems are a way of being able to reach those windows that you normally have to use a window for. But it gets better – as many use them to clean the downstairs windows too! Why? Because the water that the water fed poles use is pure water treated by reverse osmosis or DI, and this formula allows the water to get the dirt off with little elbow grease. Also the water-fed poles can use do a much more thorough job as opposed to window cleaning by hand. This formula seems to be a winning formula as many are converting to a waterfed pole system once they realise the many benefits it can provide.

We all have windows and they all need cleaning from time to time. So if we clean windows for a living then we will want the best equipment to do the best and quickest job.

DI Units

DI Units convert normal tap water into de-ionised water which can then be used to clean glass. The DI machine uses a resin to remove 100% of the minerals, which is converted to de-ionised water.

A vital piece of kit – DI helps get those windows sparkling clean.

Complete Systems

As window cleaners we usually remove the water with a squeegee. If the dissolved solids could be removed from the water before the cleaning process, then this would inevitably remove the problem of streaking, and that is what the pure water fed poles systems strives to do. As water percolates through the ground it invariably dissolves some minerals, and it is these minerals that we find on our windows and our cars after we washed with tap water these come in the form of white streaks and spots etc. after the water has evaporated.

Water Softening

If your water is hard you will need the water softener (T.D.S. reading 150+). This swaps the calcium and magnesium, which makes the water hard, for sodium, which is obtained from common salt.

We have found in our experience that this stage can be eliminated if desired, although it can be fitted to costumer requirements.

R.O. (Reverse Osmosis)

The next stage, Reverse Osmosis, is the most important. It involves the pre-filtration of tap water by removing particulates, down to the microns and the removal of chlorine. The RO membranes hate it, and damage will be caused if not undertaken.

So the tap water is first of all pre-filtered with a sediment filter and a carbon filter then under pressure passed over the synthetic membrane were the pure water is piped over to storage and the waste with the impurities carried off to drain.

By means of this method some 90-98 % of impurities can be removed.

RO Units

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a method of filtration that removes large molecules and ions from solutions by applying pressure to the solution when it is on one side of the unit. This means that the water is kept to the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure water will be let through to the other side. Reverse osmosis removes approx 98% of minerals from the water. This means that it is possible to clean glass without any detergents using only a waterfed pole and a brush.

The tube like casing that houses the RO membrane has a single feed on the top end and two exit points at the bottom end. Pure water should be delivered through the single feed at the top end of the membrane. Then water is pushed through the membrane. Waste water exits through the right hand tube (looking down with the holes facing upwards) and pure water exits through the left hand side. From here the water is delivered to the DI resin. This then acts as a final polisher of the water.

Di-Ionising

Water is passed through a small polishing vessel of two synthetic deionising and demineralising resins.

The water is then passed through the D.I. resin vessel where it is polished to pure water ready to be tanked and used. Using the T.D.S. meter can check the final purity of your water.

You need a complete setup? We can offer you just that with our pre-built systems!

In-Depth Information

As water moves through the ground, it picks up minerals and other small impurities. These impurities in the water when used for cleaning are left behind when the water evaporates in the form of white streaks and spots.

As window cleaners we usually remove the water with a squeegee. The pure water fed pole system strives to remove these impurities from the water removing the problem of streaking almost entirely.

There are three main stages of water purification:

1

Water Softening

If your water is hard you will need the water softener (T.D.S. reading 150+)
This swaps the calcium and magnesium, which makes the water hard, for sodium, which is obtained from common salt.

We have found in our experience that this stage can be eliminated if desired, although it can be fitted to costumer requirements.

2

R.O. (Reverse Osmosis)

The next stage, Reverse Osmosis, is the most important. It involves the pre-filtration of tap water by removing particulates, down to the microns and the removal of chlorine. The RO membranes hate it, and damage will be caused if not undertaken.

So the tap water is first of all pre-filtered with a sediment filter and a carbon filter then under pressure passed over the synthetic membrane were the pure water is piped over to storage and the waste with the impurities carried off to drain.

By means of this method some 90-98 % of impurities can be removed.

3

Di-Ionising

Water is pasted through a small polishing vessel of two synthetic deionising and demineralising resins.

The water is then passed through the D.I. resin vessel where it is polished to pure water ready to be tanked and used. Using the T.D.S. meter can check the final purity of your water.

And so we developed…

With the uptake of this method in window cleaning, there are now systems that can suit even the smallest of businesses.

That is why we have developed what is known as the commercial and the residential systems.

What is your next step?

Well why don’t you give us a call and discuss your needs and we can advise on what may be best for you now and into the future.

We will be up front honest and give you the benefit of our experience.