Clean water is absolutely essential for plant life. Tap water often contains sodium, chlorine, and other dissolved solids. These aren’t necessarily harmful to humans, but they can be detrimental to plants and even yourhydroponic system! Unfiltered tap water can lead to damage to plant roots, a slow in growth, calcium and salt deposits in your hydroponic system.
By treating your water, you can prevent contaminants from ever entering your system. Starting with pure water also offers a clean slate from a nutrient standpoint. This allows for a more precise nutrient dosing schedule.
What are the best hydroponic water filters?
Reverse osmosisis the most effective means of filtering your water, and can reduce your PPM by 99%. This is a method where water passes through two filters, one being a sediment filter, and the other being a semi-permeable membrane for tiny particles.
Other methods of purifying water includedechlorinators and sediment filters,electrolyzed water systemsfor commercial growers, andwater conditioners and solutions.