Limescale deposits and soap scum are costly nuisances that can be eliminated with Scalewatcher. Appliances and fixtures that come in contact with hard water will operate much more efficiently and will have a prolonged life expectancy with Scalewatcher installed.
Prior to the Scalewatcher Electronic Water Conditioner, homeowners had two basic options to control hard water issues: continuously using hazardous chemicals, or investing in a water softener. Our affordable, eco-friendly solution is salt-free, chemical-free and maintenance free, so you can rest easy knowing it is safe for both the environment and your family.
Scalewatcher can help to solve the following:
What to expect from Scalewatcher
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Water softeners VS Scalewatcher®
|Water Softeners ✗||Scalewatcher® ✓|
|Expensive installation, plumber required||Easy, do-it-yourself installation|
|Continual maintenance needed, heavy salt bags every 2 to 4 weeks||Maintenance free|
|Removes minerals from water||Leaves minerals dissolved in water|
|Adds salt to water, removes Calcium and Magnesium||Leaves Ca and Mg in the water, adds nothing|
|Increases local watershed salinity||Does not affect the environment|
|Not suitable for persons on low-salt diet||Healthy for all people, pets and plants|
|Leaves slimy feeling on skin||Leaves skin and hair feeling "squeaky"clean|
|Requires drain||No drain required|
|Makes skin feel dry||Makes skin feel softer|
|Does not remove existing scale||Removes existing scale|
|Prevents new scale buildup||Prevents new scale buildup|
|Wastes water in regeneration||Water efficient, no waste|
|Requires modifications to existing plumbing||Requires no modifications to existing plumbing|
|Noisy operation||Operates silently|
Frequently Asked Questions
Our residential Scalewatcher units will work on COPPER, PVC, CPVC, and PEX pipe. If you have galvanized pipe, you will need to replace that small section of pipe of where the signal cable is wrapped on the incoming cold water line with any of the above mentioned pipes. This only involves about one foot of pipe
Install the unit on the incoming water supply line going to the house or building, and always before the water heater. You want to make sure all your pipes are cleaned out of limescale deposits. If you are unable to locate the incoming supply line before it splits, follow the cold water line back as far as possible from the water heater and install there. This may be the case if your home was built on a slab.
In most circumstances, the homeowner can install the unit themselves. No special tools or plumbing work is required. For slab built homes, you will need to locate the incoming pipe as it enters the house. The unit can be installed outdoors if needed, but make sure it is either the SB-175 or SB-MAX models, as they are in weatherproof boxes. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Yes, we are only concerned about the location where you wrap the coil at. The same thing can be said if you have galvanized and copper pipe. If the location where you want to wrap the pipe is galvanized, you will need to replace a small section of 12 inches with copper or PVC pipe. The descaling process will work downstream on all types of pipe after the signal cable location
We recommend the average air temperature to operate Scalewatcher at 32 to 122 degrees F. The unit will operate at temperatures below and over those numbers, but not for long periods of time. The unit should be installed in an area that is ventilated.
Yes, the signal cable is a special wire and is not readily found in hardware stores. You can purchase additional signal cable wire packages from Scalewatcher, which includes the zip ties. However, if you need a short-term replacement, an 18-gauge, tin coated stranded copper wire will work.
No, you cannot install Scalewatcher on two lines. The signal is only strong enough to treat one line and one building the size noted.