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Do I Have Hard Water?

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How to Determine if you Need a Residential Hard Water Solution

One question homeowners often ask is if they live in an area with hard water. The calcium hardness level depends on many factors.  If you live in the continental United States, our U.S. Water Hardness Map will help you determine the hardness of the water in your area.

Many municipalities post the water hardness levels on their websites and/or make it available by calling.  You can also test the hardness of your water by using a calcium hardness test kit available at pool supply stores.

If you are on a well, it is important to note that well water is generally harder than municipal water.  You should use a calcium hardness test to determine hardness.

ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler model is the right residential hard water solution for you.  ScaleBlaster is not only effective with lime scale removal, but it will also prevent new scale from forming.  Pipe scale removal is especially important because it can adversely affect not just your pipes, but any component in your home that uses water.

Prior to ScaleBlaster, homeowners either had to use a harsh limescale remover and/or chemicals for pipe scale removal or invest in a water softener.  Chemicals are a somewhat effective hard water scale remover, but they are not healthy or environmentally friendly.  Water softeners are not only more expensive than an electronic water descaler, but they rely on ongoing maintenance and utilize salt.  ScaleBlaster is not only an eco-friendly residential hard water solution, but it requires no maintenance, filters, salt or chemicals.

If you are looking for an affordable, simple solution that can tackle water scale removal and prevent new limescale from forming, give ScaleBlaster a try today.  Our residential models are available at Home Depot (in-store and online) and Lowe’s (online).

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ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler – Residential Models

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If you live in a home with hard water, then you understand why a residential hard water solution is so important.  Not only does limescale adversely affect the efficiency and longevity of appliances, but it is not ideal for washing, bathing or drinking. If you have any existing scale, then water scale removal is necessary.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not only an effective limescale remover, but it prevents new limescale from forming.

Our previous article discussed why ScaleBlaster is the preferred residential hard water solution.  Now, let’s take a look at the different residential models.

SB-75

This residential hard water solution is designed for homes up to 4,000 square feet and on city water with total water hardness levels of less than 19 grains per gallon or 325 parts per million.

SB-Elite

If your home is on a well or city water with hardness levels up to 35 grains per gallon or 600 parts per million, then the SB-Elite is the model for you.  The SB-Elite is effective in homes up to 5,000 square feet.

If you have a home larger than 5,000 square feet or live in an area with higher water hardness levels, then we encourage you to contact us directly so we can determine the best ScaleBlaster model for you. Remember, ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it also prevents new limescale from forming.  The SB-75 and SB-Elite are both available at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  Give it a try today – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Why is ScaleBlaster the Preferred Residential Hard Water Solution?

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ScaleBlaster was first released in 1995 and became the first and only electronic water descaler to be successful in the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Since then, there have been competitors emerge onto the scene with inferior electronic water descaler models that don’t hold a candle to the water scale removal and prevention qualities of ScaleBlaster.

ScaleBlaster underwent several years of testing and development before being released.  We knew that there were many electronic water descaler products on the market with questionable reputations.  This was something we had to overcome and we did so by first developing an effective and reliable hard water scale removal and prevention product and then building a worldwide network of dealers and major retailers that believed in ScaleBlaster.

When it comes to a residential hard water solution, ScaleBlaster is considered the industry gold standard.  Let’s take a look at some aspects that make it so appealing to homeowners.

Easy to Install

ScaleBlaster can be easily installed by homeowners and requires no additional plumbing in most cases.  Just install it on the incoming water line and it is good to go!

Maintenance Free

Water softeners require ongoing maintenance.  Any chemical limescale remover requires continual use. ScaleBlaster is completely maintenance free.

Eco-Friendly

The traditional limescale remover uses harsh chemicals that are not favorable for humans or the environment.  Water softeners also require salt which is not only harmful to pets and people on salt restricted diets but also very negative for the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is an effective hard water scale remover and also prevents new scale from forming without using chemicals or salt.

If you have hard water scale removal on your mind, then ScaleBlaster is the solution. Our residential models can be purchased at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  We are also available to answer any questions you have.  Give ScaleBlaster a try today. It will not disappoint!

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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!

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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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The Affordable, DIY Solution to the Common Question of How to Soften Water at Home

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Regardless of where you live, the question of how to soften water at home will likely cross your mind at some point.  There are many methods to consider, including water filtration systems and a water softener.  However, neither of these options are a hard water scale remover to deal with lime scale that is already present.  They both require ongoing maintenance and purchases (i.e. filters, salt, etc.).  And, in the case of water softeners, they put sodium in the water, which is not good for humans, pets or the environment.

The most affordable, do-it-yourself (DIY) solution for how to soften water at home is the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler.  Here’s why:

  1. Easy to install

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is easy to install (induction coil wraps externally around the pipe on the incoming water line) and requires no additional plumbing work in most cases.

  1. Requires No Ongoing Maintenance

Once you install the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler your job is done.  There is nothing more to buy and no additional maintenance required.

  1. Hard Water Scale Remover and Prevents New Lime Scale from Forming

The benefits of an electronic descaler are two-fold.  ScaleBlaster actually starts working on water scale removal the minute it is installed.  And, of course, there is nothing better when it comes to keeping lime scale from forming.

If you are tired of hard water scale wreaking havoc on your pipes and appliances, then consider ScaleBlaster.  Our homeowner models are available at Home Depot (online and in store) and Lowe’s (online).

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Power Plants – Cut the Cooling Tower Biocide!

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Cooling tower biocide and other chemicals used for water scale removal are not only costly, but they wreak havoc on the environment.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a proven tool to solve water scale removal problems in power generation. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Power Plants Throughout China

Hundreds of SB-1200s, SB-1800s, SB-2000s, SB-2800s, SB-3600s and SB-4000s have been installed since 2004.

China is the world’s most populous country with more than 1.35 billion citizens. Their hundreds of large power plants include the Fuxin Power Plant, Liaoning Power Plant, Jilin Power Plant, Quinghemen Power Plant, Yuanbaoshan Power Plant and Bang Rong Power.  As with any power plant, limescale removal is an issue. The costs of downtime, labor and chemicals/cooling tower biocide used for water scale removal were astronomical until ScaleBlaster came into play.  In addition to pipe scale removal, the capital equipment that came in contact with water in the power plants also benefited from ScaleBlaster, saving millions of dollars. In fact, ScaleBlaster is solving water scale removal issues in power plants throughout China to the point that it is now considered a necessity in the industry.

Las Vegas Cogeneration Plant

In 2003, the very first ScaleBlaster industrial model – a SB-4000 – was installed on the pipeline.

This 238-megawatt power plant used warm water it produced to heat a massive 12-acre greenhouse that grew 40,000 lbs. of tomatoes. Due to the nature of heating water in an extremely hard water area, major scaling in the heating pipes was taking place, thus requiring a cost effective hard water scaler remover.  Using chemicals as a limescale remover was costly and required additional labor and downtime.  ScaleBlaster was an affordable alternative to chemicals.  Once ScaleBlaster was installed, the pipe scale removal issues became a thing of the past.

Forget all the chemicals and cooling tower biocide.  If you are seeking an economical and eco-friendly method to deal with water scale removal, the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler is exactly what you need to keep your operation running efficiently.

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How an Electronic Descaler Can Reduce the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

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A Cooling tower biocide is used to kill harmful algae and bacteria and eliminate limescale that eventually leads to corrosion.  The problem with cooling tower biocide is that it is comprised of chemicals and requires the expense of staff to maintain.  The costs of cooling tower biocide adds up over time, and, depending on the chemicals used, could actually be harmful to humans and the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler not only controls algae, bacteria and limescale, but it is also effective in pipe scale removal. Best of all, it requires NO chemicals and little maintenance.  An electronic descaler is easy to install and does not come into contact with the water.  It works by emitting sonic waves which naturally elevates and stabilizes the PH of the circulating water. Once the PH is stabilized, existing limescale is removed and the corrosive properties of the water is significantly reduced.

In a nutshell, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler operates using sonic waves. A cooling tower biocide, on the other hand, adds chemicals to the water. An electronic descaler raises the PH balance of the water, which increases cycles of concentration, thus saving water and reducing utility costs.  Best of all, it is a one-time investment vs. cooling tower biocide which needs to be purchased on a regular basis to effectively  control algae and bacteria.

Are you seeking to save money and/or reduce downtime and maintenance?  If so, consider the ScaleBlaster industrial electronic water descaler as an alternative to cooling tower biocide.  Our industrial specialists stand ready to help!!

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