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!

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Consequences of Hard Water

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We are continuing our series on problems caused by hard water.  Many homeowners turn to water decalcification systems to help resolve their hard water issues.  However, not all hard water treatment options are equal.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a residential hard water solution that is extremely effective for both water scale removal and prevention.  Pipe scale removal is important because it resolves some of the issues we are discussing in this series including clogged pipes and issues with appliances.

Let’s take a look at a few more consequences of hard water and reasons why homeowners often seek a residential hard water solution:

Clothes Not Getting Clean/Fading

Hard water has a negative impact on clothes for many reasons.  One, the calcium and magnesium content of hard water can cause laundry to gray or yellow.  High mineral content can also inhibit the water from effectively mixing with detergents.  Additional issues are caused when the washing machine is not operating at peak performance thanks to limescale buildup.  This is why pipe scale removal / water scale removal is so important.

Difficulties Lathering Soap

Hard water makes it more difficult for soap to lather. Once you install an electronic water descaler, you will begin to notice that your soap lathers more, your skin feels smoother and hair is more manageable.  Once pipe scale removal / water scale removal is complete, you will even notice that your shower heads and faucets no longer clog with limescale.

Spots on Dishes

The minerals in hard water often leave dishes looking dirty and spotty, even when they come fresh out of the dishwasher.  Once you install the ScaleBlaster residential hard water solution you will notice that your dishes appear much cleaner.

Are you experiencing some of these consequences of hard water and interested in learning more about water decalcification systems and hard water treatment options?  If so, we can help. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is an effective and affordable residential hard water solution.  Best of all, it’s easy to install and requires no maintenance.  ScaleBlaster is available in-store and online at Home Depot and online at Lowe’s and Costco.  What are you waiting for?  Pick one up today!

ScaleBlaster and Wastewater Treatment – A Closer Look

ScaleBlaster and Wastewater Treatment – A Closer Look

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We’ve been taking a look at how wastewater treatment plants benefit from the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  When it comes to hard water treatment options, ScaleBlaster wins hands down.  For starters, it is affordable, requires little maintenance, no chemicals and is environmentally friendly. It is also effective in both pipe scale removal and prevention.

Our previous article covered how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can be used for water scale removal and prevention in slurry pumps and chlorine injection pumps.  We also discussed how it helps prevent calcification of the resin bed.  Below are additional benefits ScaleBlaster has over inferior industrial water decalcification systems:

Sensors and Instruments

Calcium particles leave deposits on sensors, control valves and other instruments.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler prevents this from happening.

Mixing Tank

Often times, the sides of the mixing tank and mixing propeller are subject to scale buildup.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler not only handles water scale removal to address existing scale, but treats the water that will be mixed to prevent new scale from forming,

Sodium Bisulfite Line

Sodium bisulfate lines are used to remove chlorine and control pH levels.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler prevents calcium from plugging up these lines.

When it comes to saving time, money and maintenance, ScaleBlaster is the preferred choice over other industrial hard water treatment options.  Just as power plants benefit from reducing the need for cooling tower biocide, wastewater treatment plants also experience a significant reduction in the need for chemicals.  Contact one of our industrial specialists to learn more.

Residential Hard Water Solution

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!

ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications

ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications

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Our next series of articles will discuss how the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is commonly used in commercial applications.

Cooling Towers

Water conditioners reduce the need for cooling tower biocide. ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover and also helps prevent water scale buildup, bacteria, biofilm, corrosion and algae
blooms. Hard water treatment provided by water conditioners increases the life of the equipment and lowers energy costs.

Chillers / Condensers / Air Handlers

Water conditioners are an effective lime scale remover.  They also control water scale deposits on heat exchanger tubes and surfaces, resulting in substantial energy savings.

Boilers

The ScaleBlaster water conditioner saves on chemical and maintenance costs and extends the life of equipment. It is a lime scale remover that also reduces water scale formation on boiler fire tubes, condensation tanks, pumps, pipes and valves.

Water Heater Tanks

Lime scale is controlled on the heating coil and tank which results in greater efficiency..

Steamers

ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover that also reduces water scale so steamers require little or no maintenance for water scale build-up.

Aerators

Aerators will no longer clog up with water scale formation. No more excessive cleaning and replacement!

Plumbing System

Since ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover, your entire plumbing system will be de-scaled
without any chemicals or replumbing. This results in huge savings in heating and plumbing replacement costs.

If you own a business, you can’t afford not to incorporate hard water treatment.  The ScaleBlaster water conditioner requires little maintenance and is chemical free.  Contact one of our commercial water conditioner specialists today!

Gift for Any Homeowner

ScaleBlaster –The Perfect Holiday Gift for Any Homeowner!

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Looking for a practical yet affordable holiday gift for family and friends?  If so, we have the perfect solution any homeowner will appreciate.  The ScaleBlaster residential electronic descaler models (SB-75 and SB-Elite) can be purchased at online and in person at both Home Depot and Lowes.

Purchasing a ScaleBlaster means your family and/or friends will appreciate and remember you throughout the year.  Let’s take a look at the benefits of an electronic descaler/ limescale remover over the first three months:

Month One of Using the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler

Limescale removal begins!  No new limescale will form and existing limescale will start to break down.  Soap will lather better.  Skin is smoother and hair is more manageable.  Much less soap scum on sinks, toilets and showers.

Month Two of Using the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler

Since ScaleBlaster is also a scale remover, homeowners continue to see positive effects.  During month two of using an electronic descaler, expect to see hard scale deposits begin to dissolve back into the water as ScaleBlaster’s limescale remover qualities really start to take hold. Shower heads should no longer be limescale clogged, and black mold inside pipes, on shower curtains and in the toilet will be drastically reduced.

Month three of Using the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.

Appliances that utilize water, such as s washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine and water heater, will operate better.  Heating elements will last longer, water pressure is improved, and temperature of hot water may start to increase.  Also, be on the lookout for brighter and whiter clothes and sheets!

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that difficult to buy for homeowner, look no further. Shop now!

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