How Do I Know If I Have a Hard Water Problem?

How Do I Know If I Have a Hard Water Problem?

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It can be difficult to know if you have a hard water problem, especially when you move into a new home.  Testing your water and/or obtaining water reports from your municipal water provider is a good place to start.  If your home is new and you have hard water, it is advisable to install a residential hard water solution before you begin to have problems.  Let’s take a look at some common signs of hard water.  If you are experiencing any of these, you should consider installing the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler right away to prevent hard water issues from escalating.

Crusty Buildup

If you notice a crusty buildup in faucets, showerheads, drains and any fixtures exposed to water, then you need to start considering hard water treatment options. This crusty buildup is lime scale, and it is caused by high levels of calcium and magnesium found in hard water. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler prevents calcium carbonate from adhering to pipes and fixtures, thus keeping new scale from forming. ScaleBlaster is an effective lime scale remover as well.

Appliances Not Working Efficiently

Lime scale buildup can cause appliances that come into contact with water (i.e. washer, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc.) to be less efficient.  Less efficient appliances have to work harder and often require more electricity to operate. The ScaleBlaster residential hard water solution is an effective lime scale remover. It will address existing pipe scale and keep new scale from forming.

Water Flow Issues

If you notice issues with your water flow, this could be a result of lime scale buildup in your pipes. ScaleBlaster is an effective lime scale remover that is safe, eco-friendly and does not require the use of chemicals. Once installed, it not only handles pipe scale removal, but it prevents new scale from forming, which is why ScaleBlaster has become such a popular residential hard water solution.

When it comes to hard water treatment options, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is the preferred choice among homeowners.  They choose ScaleBlaster because it is affordable, effective, easy to install and requires no chemicals, salt or maintenance. If you are seeking a residential hard water solution, look no further. ScaleBlaster is available at Home Depot (in-store and online) or online at Lowe’s and Costco.  Consider picking one up today!

ScaleBlaster and Swimming Pools

ScaleBlaster and Swimming Pools

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(Part Two)

We are continuing our series on how ScaleBlaster benefits swimming pools. Whether you are a homeowner seeking a residential hard water solution, or a manager of a commercial swimming pool, ScaleBlaster can help.  Our previous article discussed how ScaleBlaster was effective in water scale removal / pipe scale removal, helped reduce chemical usage, and removes and prevents stains.  This article will discuss some additional benefits the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has when it comes to swimming pools.

Slows Down Wear and Corrosion

Pool equipment is expensive. Hard water, limescale buildup, and chemicals are tough on pool equipment. One reason why the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is one of the most preferred hard water treatment options is because it slows down corrosion.  And, because it is effective when it comes to pipe scale removal/water scale removal and prevention, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler also helps equipment run more efficiently.

Increases Water Heater Efficiency

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler increases the efficiency of the water heater, resulting in lower heating costs.

Reduces Pool Maintenance

Many hard water treatment options require chemicals and ongoing maintenance.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler uses no chemicals, and, actually allows you to reduce the chemicals you use in your pool.  Hate scrubbing scale and scum? ScaleBlaster prevents staining and scale buildup so there is less need to constantly clean.

When it comes to hard water treatment options, nothing is safer or more efficient than ScaleBlaster.  It requires no salt, chemicals or ongoing maintenance, making it the most eco-friendly and affordable commercial and residential hard water solution on the market today. Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can save your company or organization time and money? If so, our industrial specialists are here to help.  Connect with the one nearest you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today!

How ScaleBlaster Benefits Swimming Pools

How ScaleBlaster Benefits Swimming Pools

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(Part One)

Whether you manage a public swimming pool at a hotel, theme park or community center, or are a homeowner who has a backyard oasis, you understand the time and energy it takes to properly maintain a swimming pool.

At Clearwater Enviro Technologies, we developed our Clearwater Pool Systems to help reduce the use of chlorine and purify pool water the way nature intended. However, did you know that the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can benefit your pool as well? In fact, it is one of the preferred hard water treatment options for both commercial and residential swimming pools.  Let’s take a closer look at some benefits:

Water Scale Removal / Pipe Scale Removal

If your pool has existing scale and/or scum deposits on its walls, tile and pipes, do not fret.  ScaleBlaster is effective when it comes to water scale removal and pipe scale removal.  Best of all, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler prevents new limescale from forming.

Less Chemicals

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler allows you to reduce your chemical use. Not only is this safer and healthy for your guests, but less chemicals also helps balance the pH of the water.

Removes and Prevents Stains

We talked about how ScaleBlaster is effective when it comes to water scale removal and pipe scale removal.  Once you install the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler, it will also remove many types of stains and protect against future staining.

Our next article will cover three more ways ScaleBlaster benefits swimming pools.

ScaleBlaster saves owners of pools thousands of dollars every year. If you are seeking a residential hard water solution, ScaleBlaster is available at Home Depot (in-store and online) or online at Lowe’s and Costco.

Do you maintain a commercial swimming pool? Our industrial specialists are here to help.  Connect with the one nearest you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today!

How Can ScaleBlaster Benefit My Brewery?

How Can ScaleBlaster Benefit My Brewery?

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Can ScaleBlaster help breweries save money and operate more efficiently?  Absolutely!

The world’s oldest brewery in the Czech Republic – Krusovice (circa 1581) – utilized a variety of hard water treatment options including expensive water softening equipment, acids and chemicals.  Once they installed the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler on their bottle washing equipment and cooling towers, maintenance was greatly reduced, less soap was required to clean the bottles, and there was less calcium spotting on the bottles themselves. Within days, the brewery that was previously using a water softener, cooling tower biocide and other chemical agents reported that their cooling towers were completely free of scale deposits!

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is one of the preferred hard water treatment options for breweries for numerous reasons.  Let’s take a closer look at why:

  • ScaleBlaster is effective at water scale removal and pipe scale removal.
  • An electronic water descaler prevents new scale from forming.
  • Unlike hard water treatment options such as cooling tower biocide and water softeners, an electronic water descaler solves hard water problems without the use of chemicals.
  • ScaleBlaster is easy to install and requires no additional plumbing.
  • An electronic water descaler is non-intrusive and requires little to no maintenance.
  • ScaleBlaster is an affordable, one-time investment that pays for itself and then some by saving breweries and other industrial operations tens of thousands of dollars year after year.

Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can benefit your brewery or microbrewery? If so, our industrial specialists are here to help.  Connect with the one nearest you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today!

 

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Why ScaleBlaster for Industrial Applications?

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We are often asked why, with so many hard water treatment options on the market today, should industries use ScaleBlaster?  Probably one of the most attractive features of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is that it is environmentally friendly.  Unlike cooling tower biocide and other chemical scale control solutions, ScaleBlaster uses NO chemicals to perform water scale removal and prevent new scale from forming.

Our next series of articles will examine additional reasons industries select ScaleBlaster over other types of hard water treatment options.  Let’s take a closer look:

Removes Existing Scale

Water scale removal is an essential part of keeping any industrial system that utilizes water running efficiently.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is effective when it comes to pipe scale removal and overall water scale removal, often eliminating existing scale within a few weeks of installation.

Reduces Corrosion

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler allows for increased cycles of concentration which naturally and gently elevates the pH of the re-circulating water, thus rendering the water less corrosive. ScaleBlaster 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.

Controls Algae and Bacteria

ScaleBlaster is an effective lime scale remover. It also prevents new lime scale from forming.  Lime scale is a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. Eliminating lime scale deposits helps to naturally control algae and bacteria.

Extends Life of Equipment

Water scale damages equipment and prevents it from operating efficiently. ScaleBlaster is an effective water scale remover / pipe scale remover. And, once installed, your electronic water descaler will also prevent new scale from forming. This helps extend the overall life of your equipment.

Our next article will cover more industrial benefits of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.

If you would like to talk specifics on how ScaleBlaster can benefit your business, our industrial specialists are here to help.  Connect with the one nearest you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today!

Justifying Purchasing ScaleBlaster for Your Business

Justifying Purchasing ScaleBlaster for Your Business

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We are continuing our series on helping business owners, purchasing agents, managers and foreman justify the purchase of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler over other types of water decalcification systems. One major advantage an electronic water descaler has over other solutions is that it improves the efficiency of heating and cooling circuits while also increasing cycles of concentration / reducing blowdown water.

Today, we will compare ScaleBlaster to two other types of water decalcification systems and processes – water softeners and chemicals (i.e. chemical scale control):

Water Softeners vs. Electronic Water Descaler

Water softeners require a lot of water and salt to operate.  They are expensive to purchase and maintain.  Water softeners discharge chlorides and are intrusive to the water system.  ScaleBlaster not only prevents new scale from forming, but it also is effective in pipe scale removal.  Therefore, no separate lime scale remover needs to be purchased. An electronic water descaler is an affordable, one-time investment that requires little maintenance, no chemicals and easily mounts on a wall.

Chemicals vs. Electronic Water Descaler

Chemicals, including cooling tower biocide, are not only costly, but also a recurring expense.  Chemicals also present a hazard when stored. An electronic water descaler is effective in pipe scale removal and prevention without using harmful chemicals.  There is also no need to purchase a separate lime scale remover.  A one-time investment in ScaleBlaster is the affordable, eco-friendly alternative to harmful chemicals such as cooling tower biocide.

There are many water decalcification systems to choose from, but only one offers lasting cost savings and benefits. Contact your nearest commercial or industrial dealer to learn more about how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can work for your business.

Pipe Scale Removal

Can You Help Me Justify Purchasing ScaleBlaster for My Business?

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Businesses and industries are often reluctant to invest in new technology unless they have a solid reason to do so.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not like other water decalcification systems that end up costing a bundle over the long term.  ScaleBlaster has saved hundreds of commercial businesses and industries thousands of dollars, making it the preferred choice over other types of water decalcification systems on the market.

This is the first of a series of articles designed to help purchasing agents, managers, foreman and business owners justify incorporating ScaleBlaster into their operations.

Pipe Scale Removal and Prevention

Once installed, ScaleBlaster will immediately begin the job of pipe scale removal.  Best of all, it will also help prevent new scale from forming.

No Chemicals

ScaleBlaster is a chemical-free pipe scale removal and prevention option.  Cooling tower biocide and other chemicals wreak havoc on both your equipment and environment.

No Maintenance

Unlike many water decalcification systems and chemical solutions such as cooling tower biocide, ScaleBlaster requires no added manpower or maintenance.

Our next article will cover more reasons why commercial businesses and industries should consider ScaleBlaster.

While there are many water decalcification systems to choose from, none come close to the affordability and efficiency of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler. We have commercial dealers and industrial specialists throughout the world who are ready to consult with you on your pipe scale removal and prevention options.  Contact a nearby dealer today!

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Industries Benefiting from ScaleBlaster

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Part One

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has become one of the preferred hard water treatment options for industries worldwide.  Benefits of ScaleBlaster vs. standard water decalcification systems include the fact that it reduces the need for downtime, chemicals and maintenance.  Additionally, ScaleBlaster is effective when it comes to pipe scale removal / water scale removal.  Our next series of articles will highlight some industries worldwide that are realizing the benefits of ScaleBlaster.

Power Generation

The industrial models of the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler have been used in power plants throughout the world.  It minimizes the need for cooling tower biocide, is effective for water scale removal / pipe scale removal and significantly reduces downtime, labor and chemical costs.

Sporting Facilities

We have worked with numerous sporting facilities to help them eliminate their hard water problems.  Unsightly stains on bathroom sinks and in toilets, problems washing dishes and limescale buildup on the water line going to a sauna are just a few of the many problems the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has solved.  ScaleBlaster is more effective than typical water decalcification systems because it performs both pipe scale removal and prevents new scale from forming.

Amusement Parks

Amusement parks go through tens of thousands of gallons of water each day.  Water scale removal and prevention is key to ensuring that no water flow is restricted on water rides. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is more effective and affordable than other hard water treatment options.

Don’t settle for inferior hard water treatment options.  ScaleBlaster has a team of qualified industrial specialists throughout the world standing by to assist you.  Contact a ScaleBlaster dealer today!

Wastewater Treatment and ScaleBlaster – A Closer Look

Wastewater Treatment and ScaleBlaster – A Closer Look

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We’ve discussed in previous articles how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is used in power plant operations, specifically how it reduces the need for cooling tower biocide.  This next series of articles covers how ScaleBlaster is used in wastewater treatment facilities.

Unlike other water decalcification systems, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has many direct benefits. For instance wastewater treatment plants can increase their bottom line by reducing chemical use and labor.  Let’s take a look at some additional benefits:

Lime/Soda Ash

Lime and/or soda ash is a safe and inexpensive way to treat low pH in a wastewater stream.  The slurry pumps used for this often fall victim to limescale.  ScaleBlaster is not only effective in water scale removal, but once installed, it prevents new scale from forming.

Resin Bed Calcification

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler helps prevent the calcification of the resin bed by keeping calcium carbonate ions in the solution.

Chlorine Injection Pumps

The lines that feed chlorine into the treatment system are subject to limescale.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is one of the most effective hard water treatment options when it comes to water scale removal and prevention. In the case of chlorine injection pumps, it keeps scale particles suspended and away from pump surfaces.

If you work in the wastewater treatment industry and are seeking hard water treatment options, look no further. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is affordable, requires little maintenance, uses no chemicals and is environmentally friendly.  When it comes to industrial water decalcification systems, nothing compares to ScaleBlaster! Our industrial specialists are ready to help and answer any questions you may have – give us a call today!

ScaleBlaster Industrial Hard Water Scale Remover

ScaleBlaster Industrial Hard Water Scale Remover

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Power plants, military bases, naval ships, oil wells, factories and manufacturing facilities are among the many industrial industries that are reaping the benefits of implementing the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  Although there are numerous hard water treatment options and water decalcification systems to choose from, none compare to ScaleBlaster  in their effectiveness, affordability and environmentally friendly aspects.

Cooling tower biocide, for example, is widely used as a water scale remover in power plants. Cooling tower biocide, however, is composed of harsh chemicals. It also requires a significant amount of manpower to manage.

ScaleBlaster reduces corrosion, improves efficiency, increases cycles of concentration, controls algae and bacteria, prevents scale from accumulating and is effective in water scale removal without the use of chemicals. And, while not all industrial operations use cooling tower biocide, they often depend on other types of harsh chemicals for pipe scale removal.

Some of the most attractive aspects about the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is that it is affordable, significantly reduces maintenance and downtime and extends the life of capital equipment.  Let’s take a closer look at the industrial models:

SB-1200

  • Works on non-magnetic pipe up to 12”
  • Works on magnetic pipe on recirculating water up to 6”
  • Works on one-shot magnetic pipe up to 3”

SB-2000

  • Works on non-magnetic pipe up to 20”
  • Works on magnetic pipe on recirculating water up to 14”
  • Works on one-shot magnetic pipe up to 8”

SB-2800

  • Works on non-magnetic pipe up to 28”
  • Works on magnetic pipe on recirculating water up to 20”
  • Works on one-shot magnetic pipe up to 10”

SB-3600

  • Works on non-magnetic pipe up to 36”
  • Works on magnetic pipe on recirculating water up to 24”
  • Works on one-shot magnetic pipe up to 12”

SB-4000

  • Works on non-magnetic pipe up to 40”
  • Works on magnetic pipe on recirculating water up to 26”
  • Works on one-shot magnetic pipe up to 16”

If you want to join numerous industrial operations that depend on and trust the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler for water scale removal and prevention, we are ready to help.  Contact one of our industrial specialists to learn more.

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