A Scotsman Ice Machine should have a water filter installed to protect your investment. Scotsman ice machine water filters are designed to allow the purest water to get to your Scotsman ice machine. They remove biological impurities and other bacterial contaminants that can affect ice's appearance, flavor, and safety.
In addition, water filters also reduce the mineral content that would slowly build up as scale on internal ice machine surfaces and components. Reducing or preventing this mineral scale, along with regular cleaning, will extend the life of your Scotsman ice machine.