Cooling Tower Biocide

Benefits of ScaleBlaster at Power Plants

Cooling Tower Biocide

Part One

As discussed in our previous article, lime scale removal and control is an integral part of ensuring efficient operation of a power plant.  Cooling tower biocide is generally used as a hard water scale remover, but it contains harsh chemicals and requires a lot of manpower to manage.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler controls lime scale deposits throughout a power plant operation.  It is effective in water scale removal and control not only in cooling towers but also condensers, chillers, boilers and compressors. Let’s take a look at how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler benefits a power plant.

Chemical Reduction

ScaleBlaster can significantly reduce the need to use chemicals such as cooling tower biocide as a hard water scale remover and/or for the prevention of corrosion and scale.

Reduces Corrosion

ScaleBlaster allows for increased cycles of concentration which naturally and gently elevates the pH of the re-circulating water, thereby rendering the water less corrosive. An electronic water descaler controls scaling potentials, which lessens troublesome corrosive cell formations of calcium/iron deposits on the metal surfaces. ScaleBlaster helps control biofilm formation where bacteria can actively attack all metal surfaces.

Increases Cycles of Concentration

By allowing the conductivity levels to go higher, you may be able to raise the cycles of concentration which will result in significant water savings.

Improves Efficiency

ScaleBlaster is not only effective in lime scale removal, but it keeps heat transfer surfaces free from lime scale, thus allowing systems to operate under optimal design conditions.

Part two of this article will cover more reasons why power plants should consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler for lime scale removal and prevention. Interested in learning more?  Contact one of our industrial specialists today!

Electronic Water Descaler

ScaleBlaster Pro Series Model

Electronic Water Descaler

The ScaleBlaster SB-Max Pro is an electronic water descaler designed for larger homes and often sought by professionals who work with homeowners who need a residential hard water solution.  It is unsurpassed as a hard water scale remover and is incredibly effective in preventing new limescale from forming.

The ScaleBlaster SB-Max Pro electronic water descaler works on copper, PVC, CPVC and PEX pipe.  It can be used on homes up to 5,000 square feet for both indoor and outdoor installations.  It is considered to be 60% more powerful than the SB-75 residential model, which is why it can handle calcium harness levels of up to 40 grains per gallon (gpg) or 684 parts per million (ppm).

It is important to note that with an electronic water descaler, the water hardness level and total dissolved solids will remain the same.  This is because ScaleBlaster is a water conditioner, not a water softener.  Water softeners remove calcium from the water.  ScaleBlaster does not.  Calcium is good for the metabolism so removing it has no benefit.

ScaleBlaster is an effective hard water scale remover that does not rely on salt or chemicals.  It dissolves the scale so in cases of heavy buildup, initial pipe scale removal may take some time.  The good news is that in addition to being a hard water scale remover, ScaleBlaster is extremely effective in limescale prevention.

If you are a professional who is seeking to find an effective residential hard water solution for your customers, we can help.  The SB-Max Pro is available through our USA and international dealers.

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Advantages of Installing an Electronic Water Descaler Instead of a Water Softener

Electronic Water Descaler

Part Two

When it comes to shopping for a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention solution, the two main choices for homeowners are an electronic water descaler and a water softener.  We are continuing our two-part series on the advantages of installing an electronic water descaler.

Eco-Friendly

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler requires no salt or chemicals to be effective as a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention solution. Water softeners, on the otherhand, use salt and chemicals that are discharged into the waste stream and unable to be removed by wastewater treatment facilities.  ScaleBlaster is an eco-friendly water softener alternative.

Overall Effects on the Water

Water softeners make skin feel dry.  The water also feels slippery and soap suds are difficult to remove.  Once you install ScaleBlaster, the pipe scale removal process begins. You will gradually start to notice that your skin feels softer, the water feels silkier and soap suds easily wash away.  The full benefits of ScaleBlaster will be apparent after a few months.

Healthy

Water softeners add salt to the water. Added salt in drinking water is not recommended for people on salt restricted diets or pets. Water softeners also remove all calcium from the water.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler does not require chemicals to be an effective limescale remover.  It also does an excellent job in preventing new scale from forming.

Cost Savings

ScaleBlaster is a residential hard water solution that is much more cost effective than purchasing a water softener system.  Furthermore, ScaleBlaster is a one-time investment that is not only effective in pipe scale removal / water scale removal, but also prevents new scale from forming all together.  Another advantage an electronic water descaler has over water softeners is that it requires no additional water to operate and does not use filters.  The water savings alone makes an electronic water descaler a sound investment.

Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster is a healthy, eco-friendly and effective limescale remover and limescale prevention solution?  Browse our Frequently Asked Questions or give us a call today!

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Electronic Water Descaler vs. Water Softeners

Electronic Water Descaler

Part One

We are often asked about the benefits of installing an electronic water descaler vs. using a water softener.  There are many reasons to consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  For one, it is an affordable residential hard water solution.  Second, it is effective in both lime scale removal and prevention.  Let’s take a closer look:

Maintenance

ScaleBlaster is a residential hard water solution that requires no ongoing maintenance.  Water softeners, on the other hand, not only require regular maintenance, but you also need to continually purchase chemicals and salt for them to properly function.  Once installed, ScaleBlaster effectively does its job of lime scale removal and prevention with no ongoing service or maintenance needed.

Space

Water softeners are big, bulky and take up a lot of floor space.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is compact and mounts on a wall near the incoming water line.  Once ScaleBlaster is installed, you will never have to think about water scale removal and prevention again!

Installation

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is extremely easy to install.  Simply mount the unit on a wall and wrap the signal cable around the incoming cold-water supply line.  There is no need to cut pipe and no special tools are required.  It works on copper, PVC, CPVC & PEX pipe.

If you are looking for an affordable, dependable and effective residential hard water solution, look no further. The water scale removal and prevention benefits of ScaleBlaster surpass water softeners and it requires no maintenance.  Our next article will cover the eco-friendly and health benefits of an electronic water descaler. ScaleBlaster residential models can be purchased at Home Depot (in-store and online), Lowes (online) and Costco (online).

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ScaleBlaster and Amusement Parks

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Amusement parks utilize thousands of gallons of water a day.  Hard water treatment is necessary to keep rides and operations running smoothly.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner is not only an effective limescale remover, but it also prevents new limescale from forming.  ScaleBlaster is an integral part of the hard water treatment strategy for many amusement parks worldwide.  Let’s take a look at a few popular U.S. theme parks that have incorporated ScaleBlaster into their hard water treatment plans:

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags in Fiesta Texas (near San Antonio) needed an effective limescale remover for their Tornado ride, which was experiencing significant limescale formation inside the funnel where water was flowing.  Limescale was restricting the water flow rate and negatively affecting the enjoyment of the ride.  The Tornado also experienced a lot of downtime due to maintennance.  Labor and a chemical limescale remover were costing money and taking their toll. They needed to explore hard water treatment options so they installed a ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner on the 3” water line. The results? It not only proved to be an effective limescale remover but prevented new scale from forming.  No more costly labor, chemicals or downtime due to limescale!

Wet ‘n’ Wild – Hawaii and Las Vegas

Wet ‘n’ Wild is known for its massive swimming pools and thrilling water slides.  Hawaii and Las Vegas are both areas that experience hard water.  Limescale buildup was slowing down riders on the fiberglass slides and restricting water flow in the tubing area.  Affordable hard water treatment options were explored and it was determined that the ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner was the most effective limescale remover and limescale prevention option to consider.  Multiple ScaleBlaster units were installed and the limescale issues at both parks have been completely resolved.

Next month we will discuss how ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioners are utilized in popular hotels.  Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can benefit your corporation or industrial operation?  Give one of our commercial specialists a call today!

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ScaleBlaster vs. Water Softeners

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We are often asked how electronic water conditioners compare to water softeners.  There are some significant benefits and differences.  First, the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is a lime scale remover.  It actually works to remove existing scale in addition to preventing new lime scale from forming.  A water softener is not an effective lime scale remover.  Let’s take a look at some other important differences between the two hard water treatment options:

Affordability

The ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner is a one-time investment that never requires maintenance. Water softeners are expensive to purchase and require ongoing maintenance.  And, unlike water softeners which can increase water and sewer bills, electronic water conditioners do not require additional water usage.

Chemicals

Water conditioners require no chemicals to achieve lime scale removal or to prevent new limescale from forming.  Water softeners require salt, which is not ideal for pets or people on reduced sodium diets.  Water conditioners are considered a “green” product, whereas water softeners discharge chlorides into the waste stream.

Convenience

The ScaleBlaster residential electronic water conditioner is compact, mounts on the wall, and easily installs on the incoming water line.  Water softeners often require special piping and take up a significant amount of floor space.

Added Benefits

There are added benefits to using the ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner for lime scale removal and prevention. Homeowners who use ScaleBlaster report that their water feels “silkier”, skin feels softer and soap suds easily wash away. Water softeners tend to dry out the skin and make the water feel slippery. Soap suds take extra time to remove.

If you have been debating between purchasing an electronic water conditioner or water softener, we encourage you to consider ScaleBlaster.  It’s affordable and readily available online at Lowe’s and online and in-stores at Home Depot.  Check it out today!

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The Clearwater Enviro Difference

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One of the greatest compliments a company can receive is competition.  A product that is not effective will have no competition.  A product that is proven to work will have may imitators.

Clearwater Enviro Technologies has spent three decades engineering, designing and assembling quality products designed to improve the water quality of homes, businesses and industries worldwide.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner was introduced in 1995. Not only did it prove to be an effective limescale remover, but it also prevented new limescale from forming. As a result, ScaleBlaster has become one of the most popular hard water treatment options for both homeowners and corporations alike.  Imitators have tried to develop similar products but have yet to develop a more effective water conditioner.

Clearwater Pool Systems is another product developed by Clearwater Enviro Technologies.  This innovative ionization/ozone system reduces the need for chlorine and other harsh chemicals in swimming pools and hot tubs.  Our MineralPURE Pool System uses the same technology that was licensed by NASA.

In addition to residential customers, our clients include Fortune 500 companies, cruise and naval ships, universities, power plants, breweries and amusement parks worldwide.  Our products have also been featured on HGTV and in trade magazines and NASA publications.

Clearwater Enviro’s worldwide distribution includes Home Depot, Lowe’s and a trusted network of dealers in more than 70 countries.

When purchasing an electronic water conditioner or pool ozone/ionization system, experience and reputation matter.  Clearwater Enviro Technologies has the longevity and proven track record other companies cannot claim.  We do what we do because we love it and are passionate about improving the lives of our valued customers and clients!

Commercial Applications for ScaleBlaster

Commercial Applications for ScaleBlaster

Commercial Applications for ScaleBlaster

This article is part of a series discussing benefits the ScaleBlaster water conditioner has in commercial applications.  Let’s take a look:

Dishwashers

Hard water treatment via water conditioners reduces limescale build-up in dishwasher lines and on the heating elements.

Ice Machines

Water scale deposits can cause ice cubes to be cloudy and can also clog water flow. Water conditioners are a limescale remover that also reduce filter clogs, biofilm and contaminants.

Laundry

ScaleBlaster is a limescale remover that also controls water scale deposits in steam ironing machines and washing machines. In many cases, detergent use can be reduced. Clothes and towels will feel softer, look brighter and last longer. Water conditioners also significantly reduces lint formation.

Drinking Water, Coffee Machines, Soda Dispensers

The water will taste better with hard water treatment because the breeding ground of bacteria (water scale in pipes) is gone. Water conditioners also keep calcium in the water so coffee, tea and cappuccino will generally taste better.

Housekeeping / General Cleaning

The ScaleBlaster water conditioner results is significant savings in all phases of cleaning because there is less water scale build-up in toilets, showers, nozzles and faucets. Reduced labor and savings in cleaning chemicals helps boost your bottom line.

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

ScaleBlaster is a limescale remover the eliminates limescale deposits and formation forever.

Just about every building with a water line needs hard water treatment.  Why not implement an option that will not just reduce water scale, but also save you money? Contact one of our commercial water conditioner specialists to learn more.

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Last month, we discussed the top reasons why mom loves the ScaleBlaster water conditioner.  This month, we will cover what makes water conditioners such an appealing hard water treatment option for fathers to consider for their family.

Easy to Install

Many hard water treatment options are difficult and time consuming to install. Some even require a plumber.  The ScaleBlaster water conditioner easily installs on the incoming water line of your home. Simply mount the water conditioner power box on a wall, wrap the signal cable around the outside of the incoming pipeline and connect it to the power box. ScaleBlaster is now ready to begin its job as an effective limescale remover and prevention tool.

No Maintenance Required

Other hard water treatment options such as water softeners and filters require ongoing maintenance.  Water conditioners are maintenance free!

Saves Money Over the Long Term

The fact that the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is a limescale remover that also prevents new limescale from forming is a big plus.  Limescale wreaks havoc on appliances and fixtures, causing them to not work efficiently or break down all together.  Limescale is also harmful to pipes.  Having one unit that is a limescale remover and also prevents new limescale from forming can save thousands of dollars in appliance and equipment repair and replacement.

Do you have a dad who seems to have everything?  Are you often at a loss of what to buy him? Whether you are looking for a gift for Father’s Day, birthday or another holiday, a ScaleBlaster water conditioner makes a perfect gift for dad!

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Top Three Reasons Mom Loves ScaleBlaster

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Instead of candy or flowers, why not consider a gift that mom will benefit from for years to come?  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention product that will definitely make your mom smile.  Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why moms throughout the world love having the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler installed in their homes.

Reduces Soap Scum

Soap scum is ugly and it stains sinks and toilets. With ScaleBlaster, you have less soap scum, which allows soap, shampoo and detergents to work better.  Everyone’s skin is smoother and hair is more manageable.

Less Scrubbing of Faucets and Sinks

Hard water causes limescale buildup on faucets and sinks.  Water scale removal often requires lots of scrubbing and harsh or abrasive chemicals.  ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it prevents new scale from forming. Say goodbye to chemicals and  hard scrubbing!

Brighter, Whiter Laundry

Hard water wreaks havoc on laundry and diminishes the longevity of clothing, towels and sheets. The ScaleBlaster electronic decscaler helps laundry be softer, brighter, whiter and last longer!

If you want to give mom a Mother’s Day gift that she can enjoy for years to come, then consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  It is easy to install, requires no maintenance, is eco-friendly and will make a tremendous difference in the water quality of her home.  Pick up one in-store at Home Depot or online at Home Depot or Lowe’s today!

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