Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 209
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A1Perk Works better than expected
Purchased this unit when it went on a steep discount as the deal of the day. Installation was easy enough. It goes much quicker if you keep the wire from tangling while completing the wrapping process. We have a small rancher with limited plumbing. Our shower head and sinks were always getting coated with calcium (along with the dishwasher). Somewhere along the two week installation mark my wife noticed the glasses and silverware started to look shiny and clear. We're well water based and I noticed a general improvement in water pressure. The shower and sinks are now spot free and our clothes are much brighter coming out of the washing machine. This thing works.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScruffyNerfherder Very Pleasantly Surprised
I purchased this only because it was on sale for (roughly) 30% off and because of the 90 day return policy - just in case it performed as I expected.
I went into my purchase\installation with the expectation that this little box would, at best, do nothing. However, I have to admit, I am more than pleasantly surprised that I have noticed an actual reduction in the severity if my post-showering dry skin.
Before I installed this, I had tried all sorts of bath soaps and skin creams - bars that are 1/3 moisturizer, shower gels, post-shower body lotion, etc. - and nothing could cure my dry skin issue(s). After some research, I discovered that dry skin is a common issue when bathing with hard water.
You should absolutely follow the directions when installing this. Not that the installation procedure is overly complicated but there are specific guidelines to follow where the failure to do so could negatively impact the performance of this device. For example: I've seen several customer photos where people have installed this and the wires seem haphazardly run and or are crisscrossing each other - which is plainly spelled out as a no-no in the installation manual. Be precise and exact when wrapping the pipes - tight is what you're going for and need.
I would most definitely recommend this to a friend.
May 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mishi Seems to be working
My husband says the installation was fairly easy. The most difficult part was wrapping the cable around the water pipe. I did not measure the hardness of our water before the installation, but my skin feels softer after showering.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FJ Surprised It Actually Works!
I was very unsure that this product would make the water feel "soft". We had a normal water conditioning system until we moved. We did not like the hard water at our new home but did not want the hassle of filling a softner system with salt. After reviewing many web sites about the saltless systems out there, we decided to try the Scaleblaster. Having experienced soft water before, we can tell you that this product works! You can definitely feel the difference when taking a shower.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vette Noticeable difference right away !
They say it may take up to 90 days to notice a difference. NOT. It's been installed now 8 days and we noticed a difference within a couple days and it gets better everyday.
We needed to get help on our hard water but did not want to go the water softener way using salt.
DO NOT hesitate to install the scale blaster. You will not be disappointed. A+++++
January 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ron A very expensive test
I have waited for the 90 day period after installation as the product description explains before I have written this review. I am on city water and it is very hard water. I have a Manitowoc Neo Ice Machine that will totally clog up with calcium/lime scale every 2-3 weeks. I purchased this product because of this situation as I don't want a salt water softener system. I have not noticed any difference what so ever in the frequency the machine needs cleaned or the amount of calcium/lime scale removed. In desperation I recently changed my water filter cartridge on the ice machine water line from a 5 micron to a .5 micron. This hasn't helped either. This product is advertised as removing existing scale over time from appliances and fixtures and I have not seen any of this after 3 months. For example the shower heads look the same. I installed this product according to the enclosed instructions which I found very easy to understand. The product seems to be well built and it was delivered in a timely manner once ordered and was in good condition when it arrived. This product was a VERY expensive failed test on my part.
June 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AlbotrasDB Pretty good product.
I love that I have not had to clean off hard water deposits on my fridge, shower heads, or faucets since I have installed. This product works pretty well. I have enjoyed it. It does not seem to be as noticeable as you would think though. When I have a plumber come in I will have them double check to make sure this is installed on a copper pipe rather than the Galvanized steel which makes the product not work as well. I am pretty sure it is copper but I am hoping if it is not then the product will work even better than I have noticed it working.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry What a difference!
I have been waiting on this unit to g on sale for 6 months. I got it delivered within two days and my next day off I installed it. I was skeptical that this magic box would work but to my surprise my water was noticeably different as soon as I plugged the Scale Blaster in. There are no more deposits on the dishes in the dishwasher, my hair and skin feel softer and slowly but surely any scale in the house is disappearing. The unit is simple to install, maintenance free, and I don't have to buy and or store salt. Why would anyone buy a traditional water softer with this product out?
October 13, 2015