Comparison between electronic hard water conditioners
Comparison between ScaleWatcher® and EasyWater®
In March 2010 a Real Estate Management company with more than 300 properties under their care, set out to find a hard water treatment system to address the expensive maintenance problems caused by hard water. Here follows their experience:
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 2:20 PM
During a 4-6 month period in April-October 2010, we installed a Scalewatcher in a home in Maple Grove, MN and we installed an Easywater system in another home in Maple Grove, MN as a trial. Neither homes had a water softener, so these were the only water system that were in operation. We keep notes on the results of both systems during this period. After approximately 3-6 weeks, we began to note that both systems seem to have a similar result on the water in the homes.
Refrigerator icemakers levers, faucet aerators, toilets, dishwashers, and sinks although were not completely free of calcium build up, were beginning to improve noticeably. In addition, the ability to remove any scale build up became easier and wiping off countertops became a much simpler process. After we completed our unscientific trial of both systems, we determined that both systems have very similar results, but the cost of the Scalewatcher system was dramatically lower and a better place to make the investment.
COMPARISON with ScaleRid: Edenpure used to sell thousands of Scalewatcher systems, then, since our patent expired, they tried to copy our technology. The results: a mediocre product with mixed results and poor customer service.
We analyzed the ScaleRid 2000 ($247) and found its power and performance to be similar to our Scalewatcher mini or Small Wonder ($179)
Here are user's experience with ScaleRid:
Mailed it back in October 2012, they refused to give my money back.
Scalerid 2000 by Edenpure
I ordered this product from Edenpure in January 2012. Tried it for 9 months and it absolutely does not work. I shipped it back and asked for my money back, but ...
|Residential Scalewatcher Models|
|Brand & Model|| Small Wonder or Scalewatcher mini or
Scalewatcher nano (*)
|Scalewatcher 3 Star||Scalewatcher 4 Star||Scalewatcher 5 Star
|Treats pipe size up to||1"||1 ½"||1 ½"||½ " to 1 ½ " Pipe|
|Effective with Hardness up to||25 Grains||54 Grains||100 Grains||1 to 100 GPG|
|Money back guarantee||Six months||One year||One year||One year|
|Manufacturers guarantee||Three years||Ten years||Ten years||Ten years|
|Low price guarantee||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping in USA & Canada||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|(*) The Scalewatcher nano has the same specifications and performance as the Scalewatcher mini. This model compares with the ScaleRID 2000 and has the same power as the Scalewatcher 3 star EU (sold in Europe).|
|Comparison between Salt Based Water Softeners and Electronic or Electromagnetic Conditioners|
|Salt-based water softener (ion exchange)||Electromagnetic water treatment|
|Expensive ($850 to $3000)||Inexpensive $199 to $850|
|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|
|Banned in many communities due to salt brine backwash||Not restricted by any legislation|
|Requires drain||No drain required|
|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|
|No money-back guarantee||100%, 4 to 12 month money-back guarantee|
Be an educated shopper, compare Scalewatcher with other brands, learn how to compare EasyWater vs. Scalewatcher, Small Wonder vs. Scalewatcher, Esaywater vs. Hydrocare, Easywater vs. salt softeners, ScaleWatcher vs. ion exchange softeners, Hydrocare vs. etreat, NuvoH2O, Pelican, Charger. To find Scalewatcher reviews and Small Wonder reviews, go to our Testimonials page.