The idea of magnetic water treatment is not new - as an Englishman, William Benedict Bull took out a patent for preventing and removing scale (calcium) deposits in 1890.

However, it was not until the 1960s that a Melbourne engineer Bob Rigby found magnetic water treatment also had dramatic effects on algae, bacteria and fungi, controlling growth and multiplication.

First of all, it must be understood that algae, bacteria and fungus are all living things, requiring food the same as you and I. They also require a balanced diet.

All living things require a list of 14 essential nutrients (some biologists claim 23 nutrients), such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, boron. etc.

If any one of these essential nutrients is missing from their diet they will die, and certainly they will not multiply (trace element deficiency).

A magnetic field acts as a catalyst combining one or more of the essential nutrients into a molecule that cannot then be assimilated by the organism, thus effectively creating a trace element deficiency.

After much research and testing a new unit was designed using the most modern techniques, which was named an "Algarid Magnetic Water Stabilizer".