Running costs are modest with most residential properties consuming between $300 and $500 each year in Aquatek.
The costs associated with operating the StainStopper are determined by two key factors:
1. How much dissolved iron is in your water.
2. The volume of water that you pump.
StainStopper Vacuum System
The most popular system is the vacuum StainStopper designed for most domestic applications. They don’t require power but do require access to the bore, clean main line and must be for a submersible pump in a casing.
StainStopper Vacuum System has two models to choose from. Priced from $1150 to $1550 inc. gst
140 lt tank
Up to 30 hours treatment
The Residential unit is the compact, convenient, good looking solution for your iron stain problems. This unit is designed for a home irrigation system driven by a submersible pump and folk who water 3-4 hours at most a week.
68 hours treatment
Designed with the larger house or rural property in mind
Holding tank size is 350 L
Approximately 60-66 hours continuous operation per tank fill
Unit is 585 diameter by 1239 mm high
StainStopper Pulse System
Electrically driven for precise dosing and fully adjustable with one simple dial these systems are ideal for a range of applications. If you have a well, above ground pump, pressure vessel/switch or contaminants in the main line or you just need precise dose control then the Pulse is for you.
The Pulse offers great flexibility as we can mount the dosing system with either tank configuration. The Pulse requires one 20mm blue line connection to the head of the bore or into the mainline and a connection to the retic controller and power.
All our Residential and Maxi Pulse systems now come standard with the Sound Isolation Kit.
Select the 140/350/1000 lt holding tank
Between 30 and 400 hours continuous operation per fill depending on the tank size and setup details.
Designed for Aquatek Liquid Pro treatment concentrate
First qty of Aquatek supplied free with purchase
Requires a switched single phase power supply.
Tank can be customised and partially buried for a more discreet look.
Relay Kit $195
Where you have access to a 240 vac power point (GPO) and the retic controller, buy the Option 1 kit to simply plug and play.
Automatically activates StainStopper Pulse to turn on and off when you are watering the garden.
Weather-resistant plastic case, a safe and secure connection inside which ensures long product life and deters tampering.
Just connect the 24 VAC input wires to the pump start or master valve terminals in your reticulation controller. It’s super easy and we can show you how.
Compatible with all standard 24 VAC sprinkler systems
Boresaver StainStopper F&Q
Is it safe for my garden?
Safe for your garden, pets and stock as its non toxic!
Do I have tannins?
Take a sample of water from a sprinkler, does it come out clear then turn brown over the next 24 hours? This is iron. Tannin would mean the water is coloured right from the start.
What if I have a buildup of iron oxide in my bore and reticulation system before I install a StainStopper?
The iron clogging has to go somewhere. We usually look to add extra Aquatek to the tank to get rid of the iron oxide quicker but it does take time. Clients report anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get the pipes clean. If you have sensitive surfaces you will want to wait for the pipes to clear before using the IronKleen stain remover.
Do I get a guarantee?
Absolutely! in Western Australia, we are fortunate to have very strong consumer protection laws in place. This means it’s not just us saying we will back the units, the law requires us to! The goods must be fit for purpose and we guarantee that they are.
Does the StainStopper do anything else?
The units not only provide complete stain protection, they also keep the pipes, valves and gear drives clean, a real bonus on larger commercial properties! Clogging of sprinklers and pipes is so bad for some folks they put a StainStopper on just to keep the pipes clean. Works brilliantly.
Iron oxide already clogging the bore?
If you want to fit a StainStopper to a dirty bore, i.e. one with a lot of iron oxide clogging please talk to us about cleaning it first with BoreSaver Ultra C or Multikleen. A number of clients have had great success fitting a StainStopper and increasing the dose rate for a few months as well.
What if it’s a long way from the bore to the StainStopper?
After 10m, you get flow and pressure losses that make tuning the unit harder and the install more expensive. We know shorter is better but can manage longer if required, it just costs a little more to install.
Can I add fertiliser to the StainStopper?
We prefer you don’t as it will void the guarantee.
Does the unit promote IRB or other problems?
No. The Aquatek Liquid Plus concentrate doesn’t promote IRB at all, unlike some other products offered to the market.
A water sample before StainStopper installation and after