AquaSalina® is a natural saltwater solution produced from ancient seas dating back to the Silurian age almost 425 million years ago. The ancient sea, rich in marine life and dolostone provide a fierce frontline tool for our professional snowfighter’s battle against snow and ice bonding to roadways. The source water, which comes from the Appalachian Foreland Basin stretching from New York to Georgia, naturally contains a combination of sodium, calcium, magnesium, and potassium chlorides perfectly balanced by nature. Nature’s Own Source purifies the saltwater solution to five micron, removing iron and other impurities. AquaSalina® or AquaSalina+® can be used effectively for pre-treating (anti-ice) the pavement ahead of a storm, deicing, or pre-wetting rock salt at the spinner. Our water has been certified to freeze points of -15°F so applying the treated rock salt to the road is effective at low temperatures.
AquaSalina® or AquaSalina+® containing a great balance of chlorides provides you with superior performance in the most difficult storm conditions.
Anti-icing is a treatment strategy aimed to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement surface or “black ice” formation, or as a pre-wetting solution to wet rock salt, which reduces “bounce” keeping more salt on the roadway. To achieve anti-icing, AquaSalina® or AquaSalina+® can be applied to the roadway up to 24 hours in advance of a storm, depending on weather conditions, to assist in the prevention of ice bond to the pavement. Both are hygroscopic in nature, drawing moisture from the air which keeps AquaSalina® or AquaSalina+® on the road surface in a slightly wet appearance, leaving behind an anti-icing coating that prevents moisture from bonding to the road surface. Application rates for pre-treating vary somewhat but are typically 8–10 gallons per lane mile of salt, and for anti-icing 30–50 gallons per lane mile, both depending on the operator and pavement condition.