Standard magnets (permanent magnets) have a very uniform magnetic field that provide a minimal influence on water molecules. Electromagnets (such as those we manufacture for Water Pal) are much stronger and the magnetic field less uniform. Because of the vortexing design of Water Pal, the water molecule becomes highly energized, becoming more attracted to chemicals in the water. The unwanted taste of chemicals is reduced by Water Pal and water’s ability to carry chemicals is increased. Combined with decreased surface tension of the water, the water will taste better and make fertilizing yards and gardens much more efficient.