Salt based Softeners and Sodium Content

Salt based Softeners and Sodium Content – Is it safe for you?

It has been questioned, “How much sodium actually ends up in your drinking water from a salt-based water softener?” It is important to remember that an article can be written with bias. Here are the facts below. You decide if it is acceptable by your dietary standards.

It depends on how hard your water is, which contradicts how much salt is used and then how much sodium is ultimately put into your water. To find out for sure what your sodium content is, you can ask your water company what your most current water hardness measurement was and use this equation- GPG X .46 = Sodium in water. (GPG = Grains per Gallon)- Make sure you use the GPG measurement in this equation. There are a few other measurements used, but they can be converted with an online calculator to GPG’s.

Just to estimate, the average amount of sodium expelled from a salt-based softener in an 8 oz. glass of water is 20-30 mg. of sodium. If you were to drink the recommended 64 oz. of water per day from your sink, you are consuming 160- 240 mg of sodium per day.  That’s the same sodium content as drinking 4-6, 12 oz. cans of soda in a day! It sounds like a lot when you think of it that way. Most will avoid soda when dieting because of sodium and sugar content. However, did you know that there is 204 mg. of sodium in a tablespoon of ketchup? Even more shocking is that there is 120 mg. of sodium in an 8 oz. glass of lowfat milk, and 211 mg. in one piece of whole wheat bread! These are things that most consume as a part of their healthy diet plan without much guilt. I had never paid a lot of attention to the sodium content in my ketchup or whole wheat bread before this research.

Another interesting fact is that the State of Missouri construction standard regulation 19 CSR 30-85.012(117) states that, “Water softeners, if used, shall be connected to the hot water supply only or connected so that water used for cooking and drinking is not softened.” states that “the old-style water softening systems increased the salt content of the water connected to the device, which complicated (or had the potential to complicate) resident health issues”. An article written by a Culligan representative added a biased opinion without any direct statement taken from a health care professional, “It is unlikely that a physician would discourage anyone from drinking softened water”. It seems there is enough concern to make it a state statue to not allow it into the diet of the residents in nursing homes. The residents of nursing homes can have more compromised health than a young adult. states that “people with high blood pressure or diabetes, African Americans, and anyone who is age 51 or older, the daily recommendation is 1,500 milligrams of sodium”. A healthy young adult should consume no more than 2300 mg. a day.

Excess sodium in your diet can cause high blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in your body and puts added stress on your heart. High sodium levels in your diet increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease. And, 1 in 3 Americans will develop high blood pressure in their lifetime. Those are the facts. Eliminating sodium intake as much as possible, could not hurt. What do you think?




Environmentally Friendly Water Treatment System

Environmentally Friendly Water Treatment System

Hard water is a problem throughout the country (see our water hardness chart / water hardness map). When water percolates through limestone and chalk deposits, it picks up many calcium ions. This highly mineralized water is referred to as hard water.

Hard water is very destructive to plumbing infrastructure and can cause difficulties for any appliance or component that uses water. Lime scale buildup in pipes decreases the internal volume of the pipe, which, in turn, increases energy usage in heating elements. Hard water also contributes to lime scale and soap scum buildup in sinks, tubs, and even major appliances.

Clearwater Enviro Technologies is considered a pioneer in the industry.  Beware of companies attempting to emulate our tested and proven products, as most are inferior. ScaleBlaster has been a reliable, effective and eco-friendly electronic water descaler / water treatment system for nearly 30 years. ScaleBlaster was born to combat problems of traditional water softeners, which are bulky, wasteful, environmentally unfriendly, and difficult to maintain. We’ve created an innovative product that is small, simple to install, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly, and most importantly, efficient.

ScaleBlaster is truly a unique water treatment system. Instead of relying on harsh water softener chemicals, it uses an electric field. The oscillating frequency of the generated wave prevents calcium molecules from sticking to any surface, including other calcium molecules. This destroys existing lime scale buildup and prevents any new lime scale deposits from forming. It’s simple, but incredibly effective.

We’re confident in how ScaleBlaster stacks up against traditional water softeners. First and foremost, it’s effective. We’ve designed it to be a complete water treatment system that is safe for the environment. Water softeners release large concentrations of salt back into the water supply. ScaleBlaster does not. Traditional water softeners also waste over 6,000 gallons per year in standard operation.  No water is wasted with ScaleBlaster.

Learn more about ScaleBlaster can improve the quality of your water and home!

Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Lime Descaler

Three Factors of Cooling Tower Water Quality

Clearwater Enviro Technologies offers specialized services for commercial and industrial cooling towers. Our nearly 30 years in the industry has provided us with the experience and expertise to develop systems designed to provide the best cooling tower water treatment options on the market.

Quality water that is free from organic and inorganic contaminants is essential for the optimal performance, efficiency and life cycle of any cooling system. The calcium hardness level of the water can significantly impact the overall function.  An electronic descaling system such as ScaleBlaster eliminates and controls lime scale, resulting in less corrosion, damage and downtime to repair and/or replace components.

Let’s look at the three main factors that affect cooling tower water quality:


The water hardness scale plays a significant role in water quality.  High calcium hardness levels mean that more impurities remain as pure water is evaporated. ScaleBlaster uses an oscillating electronic field to change the shape of the calcium molecules in the water and causing it to lose its ability to stick. This approach is highly effective at eliminating the risk of lime scale build up in the cooling tubes and on the heat exchange components.


Corrosion can wreak havoc on the pipes and internal cooling tower systems.  ScaleBlaster helps reduces the corrosive properties of the water while removing existing lime scale.

Algae and Bacteria

Algae and bacteria are very problematic. Controlling them is an important part of a cooling tower water treatment plan.  ScaleBlaster is extremely effective in controlling algae and bacteria.

Learn more about our industrial ScaleBlaster models.

Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Lime Descaler

Cooling Tower Water Treatment in Power Generation Applications

Power generation plants rely on cooling towers, which require ongoing maintenance to remain effective. Installing an electronic water descaler for cooling tower water treatment reduces the need for cooling tower biocide and other harmful chemicals which degrade the overall integrity of the structure and its systems.

The water hardness scale plays a large part because cooling towers are designed to allow the “pure” water to evaporate while impurities remain.  The higher the water hardness scale, the more scale that is left behind.  This eventually leads to corrosion and other major problems. You may find this water hardness chart and water hardness map helpful in determining the hardness of the water in your area.

ScaleBlaster is an electronic water descaler that effectively works as a cooling tower water treatment system by eliminating existing limescale and prevents new limescale from forming. ScaleBlaster sends electromagnetic waves through the water pipe which change the properties of calcium molecules, thus preventing them from sticking to the inside walls.

Here is how ScaleBlaster benefits power generation plants:

Cooling Tower Water Treatment

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on tower fill, sump tank, spray headers, valves, pumps and pipes.

Condensers & Chillers

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on heat exchange surfaces.


ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on boiler fire tubes, condensation tank, pumps, pipes, and valves.


ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on cooling surfaces.

Waste Water Treatment

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits in tanks, pumps, pipes, valves and sensors.

Our industrial dealers can help you determine which ScaleBlaster model is best for you. They can also guide you in determining your calcium hardness level.

Benefits - Industrial

Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Lime Descaler

Many industries have a system to regulate the core temperature of their facility. A cooling tower is one such system, and it requires regular maintenance and repairs to stay fully functional. Using an industrial hard water descaler system such as ScaleBlaster for your cooling tower water treatment can result in significant savings.  Here are few things you need to consider when purchasing an electronic decaling system for cooling tower water treatment.

Choosing the Correct Model

The more you know about the type of electronic descaling system you need, the better equipped you will be to choose the right model for your facility.  The calcium hardness level plays a big part in the process.  If you are unsure about what type of industrial hard water descaler is the best option for you, a ScaleBlaster dealer can help.

A Good Supplier Who Backs Their Product

One of the most vital parts of choosing an electronic descaling system for cooling tower water treatment is ensuring you are working with the right product produced by an established company.  Clearwater Enviro Technologies has been providing superior products and services to industries for nearly 30 years.  Our track record of success and reliable customer service is unmatched.

Beware of imitators, fake alternatives and “pop” up companies offering electronic water descalers for cooling tower water treatment. We’ve had customers who have tried inferior products, only to find that ScaleBlaster is the one that truly works as advertised.

Contact one of our industrial dealers to learn more about how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can be used for cooling tower water treatment.

How Electronic Water Conditioners Work

How Electronic Water Conditioners Work

Lime scale buildup is common in plumbing and appliances that use hard water. Lime scale is not only unsightly, it is also extremely difficult to remove. Electronic water conditioners such as ScaleBlaster are extremely effective when it comes to removing lime scale and other unsightly build up.

How Electronic Water Conditioners Work

Electronic water conditioners work by generating inaudible signals that cause ions to collide with one another.  This causes the calcium crystals to grow until there are no more surface charges left to stick to any surface, including pipe walls.  ScaleBlaster is the preferred and most popular brand of electronic water conditioners.  It not only promotes hard water scale removal, but prevents lime scale buildup as well.

Benefits of Using Electronic Water Conditioners

Removing lime scale from your home’s pipes not only extends the life of your pipes, but appliances as well. Hard water scale prevention saves you lots of money and headaches in the long run.  Electronic water conditioners even work wonders on your skin and hair as you skin will feel smoother and hair will become more manageable.  And, less soap scum in the shower and bathtub is always a plus!

Electronic Water Conditioners – Affordable and Easy to Install!

ScaleBlaster is extremely easy to install on the incoming pipe of your home – no plumber needed! Combining this with the affordability of our new homeowner models makes ScaleBlaster an ideal solution to hard water scale removal and prevention.

Industrial Hard Water Descaling Options

Industrial Hard Water Descaling Options

There are two basic options for the industrial hard water descaling: chemical options and an eco-friendly industrial hard water descaler such as ScaleBlaster. Cooling tower water treatment is important.  Chemical companies, oil refineries, power plants, and other companies also require an industrial lime scale remover to keep their operations in tip top shape. The ScaleBlaster industrial hard water descaler system is low maintenance, cost effective and prevents lime scale without harming the environment. Let’s examine the differences in both chemical and industrial hard descaler system options.


There are chemical options that you can use to treat the hardness level of your water, including various toxic chemicals and water softeners which require salt. There are several disadvantages to choosing the chemical method for cooling tower water treatment and industrial hard water descaling. These methods require lot of maintenance and are expensive. Chemicals, softeners, and conditioners that you use must be regularly be added to your water intake area. Adding toxic chemicals added to your system also introduces chlorides into the surrounding ecosystem.

Industrial Hard Water Descaling

The best eco-friendly industrial lime scale remover is ScaleBlaster. This industrial hard water descaler system not only prevents new lime scale build up, but eliminates existing lime scale in your pipes and equipment. ScaleBlaster operates without harsh, toxic chemicals, is relatively maintenance free and works effectively as both a cooling tower water treatment solution and industrial hard water descaler. ScaleBlaster uses an inaudible signal which causes calcium molecules to lose one crucial property: their stickiness. When the molecules cannot stick, they will not be able to cause lime scale buildup.

Contact one of our USA or international dealers to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can be incorporated into your operation.

How to Prevent Limescale by Treating Hard Water in Your Home

How to Prevent Limescale by Treating Hard Water in Your Home

Hard water is caused in part by calcium deposits. As calcium travels, its ions break down and stick to the insides of pipes, shower fixtures, large appliances, and anything the water touches. This causes limescale buildup which can negatively impact the internal parts of your appliances, pipes, and water systems. Luckily, we offer an eco-friendly, hard water descaling product that not only helps with hard water scale prevention, but removal as well. ScaleBlaster – the industry’s preferred hard water descaler – is easy to install and available worldwide.

It’s important to consider the ScaleBlaster hard water descaling system because hard water wreaks havoc on the pipes and large appliances in your home. When hard water enters these areas, it causes limescale buildup that can shorten the lives of pipes and appliances, cause clogs, and stain kettles, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water scale prevention will save you time and money in the long run.

Do I Have Hard Water?

If you are on a well, or use city water, chances are you do have hard water.  There are some easy ways to determine the extent of its hardness.  One way is to simply look at your faucets and showerheads.  Do you see any white residue?  You can also go to your local pool supply store and purchase a hard water testing kit.  And, if you are on city water, you can request a hard water report. Some municipalities even post these reports on their websites.

Hard Water Treatment Options

There are both chemical and eco-friendly ways to handle hard water prevention. Some treatment options use toxic chemicals and water softeners, which release chlorides into water. These can be harmful to the environment.  And, if you already have a limescale problem, they are not as effective when it comes to hard water scale removal.

Hard water descaling systems such as ScaleBlaster are very eco-friendly and effective in both hard water scale removal and prevention. In addition to their ability to prevent limescale, ScaleBlaster eliminates limescale in your pipes by using electromagnetic waves that alter calcium molecules, in size, shape, and charge. The changes make the molecules lose their adhesive property to prevent limescale buildup and lower the saturation level of hard water.

Want to eliminate hard water problems?  Contact us today!


Benefits of Reducing the Effects of Hard Water

Hard water treatment is essential for homeowners desiring to avoid the negative effects it has on both the body and appliances/fixtures in your home. If your home is new, installing a water conditioning system – such as ScaleBlaster – can prevent scale from building up in your pipes. If you were unable to prevent hard water damage before it started, don’t fret.  An electronic water conditioner is also effective for lime scale removal.   Let’s take a look at how ScaleBlaster is effective for preventing hard water damage and also for hard water treatment:

Hair and Skin

One of the most noticeable reasons to consider hard water treatment is that the soap and shampoo you use in the shower does not lather like it should. This can leave you feeling dirty even after you take a shower. A water conditioning system not only allows the soap and shampoo to produce a nice lather, but, you also save money because you use less of it.

Appliances and Fixtures

ScaleBlaster is an effective lime scale remover.  Over time, lime scale buildup on your pipes has a negative effect on your dishwasher and other appliances that come in contact with water. Hard water causes a white film that can be seen on dishes and household fixtures such as showerheads and faucets.  Taking steps to prevent hard water damage is important because lime scale buildup also reduces the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances.


Another reason to prevent hard water damage is the possibility of it causing stains on your laundry. When you use the ScaleBlaster water conditioner, you no longer need to worry about stains and you can use less laundry detergent to get your clothes nice and clean.

ScaleBlaster has a nice selection of residential models to fit any home.  Be sure to check them out either online or at Home Depot.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal

Considering Cooling Tower Limescale Removal?

Cooling towers experience limescale buildup because as water is re-used, pure water evaporates leaving behind impurities. Limescale removal is important because the buildup can result in less efficiency and eventually corrosion.  Cooling tower biocides are commonly used to help combat limescale and other problems that result. However, these are very costly and use harmful chemicals which are not eco-friendly.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Without Harmful Chemicals

Ideally, you need a limescale removal system that is environmentally friendly. An electronic water conditioner operates using oscillating electronic fields that change the charge, size and shape of the calcium molecule. The surface tension of the water is decreased, which removes existing scale and prevents new limescale from forming.

Water Conditioners Do Not Require Constant Maintenance

Your cooling tower already requires ongoing maintenance. Why add to the list? A water conditioning system such as ScaleBlaster is easy to install and requires no regular check-ups.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

The cooling tower is an important part of your infrastructure. Don’t let the pipes corrode or lessen the efficiency of your system. ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner is an inexpensive option to help prevent the costly effects of limescale buildup. We have authorized dealers throughout the United States and internationally who are well-versed in helping companies determine the best ScaleBlaster water conditioner model to fit their needs.

Electronic Water Conditioner - Lime Scale Remover