The Scalewatcher® hard water conditioner system treats all incoming water as it passes through the coil, altering the scaling properties of the dissolved minerals, so that they do not not adhere to surfaces and form hard scale.
Your Scalewatcher® Descaler System will:
- Prevent any further hard-scale buildup
- Remove the existing scale that is inside your water system
- Soften the existing hard scale around taps, basins, toilets, etc.
- Reduce soap scum and improve the lather of soap
- Make the water feel softer
- Reduce the harsh effects of hard water on skin and clothes.
During the descaling period, some deposits may collect inside the nozzles or aerator screens. Make sure to inspect those places regularly during the initial three months until no more loose scale appears: unscrew, shake loose scale, reinstall.
It is recommended to drain the water heater for best results. Drain about 5 gallons (22 liters) of water from the water heater. Do this by connecting a hose to the valve at the bottom and drain into a bucket. Perform this operation once a month for 90 days or until water comes out clear.
In older buildings with existing scale, for some time after installation, the unit will be descaling your water system. This often results in the water appearing to be harder and loose scale particles appearing in places like showerheads and aerator screens. Once interior descaling is complete, your water system will be scale-free and the Scalewatcher® will deliver the best results.
The calcium hardness previously in solution is now in suspension in the form of a fine invisible powder which flows to the drain. As water evaporates on dishes or sinks, some white spots may become visible in a form of a fine and innocuous powder which will easily wipe away leaving no marks or spotting.
Water Softeners often leave deposits inside a water system. Therefore, if a softener is in use, you may want to allow the Scalewatcher® Descaler System to remove the deposits before the softener is switched off. In that case, it is strongly recommended to leave the softener and the Scalewatcher® Descaler System on together during the four to eight week Descaling Period. (depending on water usage and the amount of existing deposits). You will notice your softener working more efficiently and using less salt.
Tankless water heaters and radiant heating applications: periodically inspect and clean the sediment filtering screens until no more scale particles are visible.