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Water$ave Range Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Water$ave Range?

  • Water$ave is a super absorbent polymer, also known as a water retaining crystals.
  • They absorb & retain up to 200 - 300 times its own weight in water & nutrients.
  • Slowly releasing these to the root system when needed by the plant.
  • Water$ave is a cross linked anionic co-polymer of acrylamide & sodium acrylate.

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What is a Super Absorbent Polymer?

  • Super absorbent polymers are part of a group of acrylamide polymers. The group includes the polyacrylamide polymers.
  • These are very long chain molecules. With super absorbent polymers the long chains are cross linked to form a network or mesh structure.
  • This mesh has the ability to absorb water into the structure and to swell as the water is absorbed.
  • Water$ave is added to the soil in such a way that it is in contact with the root structure.
  • During watering or irrigation, water is absorbed by Water$ave granules attached to the plant's roots.
  • The water is prevented from draining away & being lost.

Who should use Water$ave?

  • Anyone that have plants, trees, gardens, bushes, lawns, crops or any plant form that requires water to survive.

What happens to Water$ave when it dries out?

  • Eventually the water will be used by the plants and Water$ave returns to its dry form.
  • Water$ave remains active in the soil for many years & the cycle of water absorption & release can be repeated many times with only a very slight loss in efficiency over time.
  • Water$ave will break down when exposed to UV light.

What happens when Water$ave degrades in the soil?

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  • The effects of the UV light & bacteria in the soil gradually breaks Water$ave down to water, carbon dioxide & nitrogen.

What are the general benefits of using the Water$ave Range?

  • Reduces your watering by up to 50%.
  • Reduces evaporation from your soil.
  • Will absorb water as well as nutrients and fertilizers and releases them to your plants as needed.
  • Improves soil porosity & aeration.
  • Will absorb any small rain falls and watering so water is not lost through run off.
  • Enhances plant growth & survival.
  • Protects the environment against drought and erosion.
  • Safe, non toxic & biodegradable.

How long will Water$ave last for?

  • Water$ave in the soil will work for 3-7 years, absorbing water, nutrients & fertilizers & releasing them as needed.

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How much Water$ave do I use?

  • Generally, 2 teaspoons of Water$ave per plant will absorb 1litre of water, a little Water$ave will go a long way.
  • You can work out how much product is needed for each Water$ave Range product by using our online Polymer Calculators.

What package sizes can I purchase the Water$ave Range in?

  • We supply our Water$ave Range in various sizes from 140g jars to 20kg buckets!
  • We can supply Water$ave from small quantities used by home gardeners through to large quantities for farmers & large scale projects.

Is Water$ave safe?

  • If ingested, the acids within the stomach will start to break down the hydrated gels and the water is released into the stomach and the crystals are passed through.
  • Water$ave is safe to handle, non toxic & biodegradable.

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Can I just put Water$ave on top of my garden or pot plants?

  • Yes, however Water$ave works best at the root zone of plants.
  • This allows the roots to tap into the hydrated Water$ave & draw water when needed.
  • Water$ave is UV sensitive it will start to break down & lose its effectiveness.

What makes Water$ave unique from other water retaining crystals that are available on the market?

  • Water$ave is unique among commercially available water retainers as it is available in a range of sizes to ideally match any soil type, location, crop and application.
  • This variety & commitment from Polymer Innovations ensures that you achieve the best possible results and the most from your Water$ave products.

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