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Comparison between electronic hard water conditioners


Comparison between ScaleWatcher® and EasyWater®
electronic hard water conditioners

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:

C. E., President, Broker, Realtor, M Realty Services Plymouth, MN
C. E.

Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 2:20 PM
To: 'Aqua Genesis'
Subject: Comparison between Scalewatcher and Easywater

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.

C. E., President, Broker, Realtor,
M Realty Services
Plymouth, MN
(name withheld to protect customer's privacy, they have purchased sixty Scalewatchers so far)

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:

Edenpure Scalerid 2000 is bogus, doesnt work as advertised. I purchased it 1/2012 used for 9 months - doesnt work.

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
Regular price $199 $549 $699 $1029
Online price $154.95 $399 $599 $896.57
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
Non-portable Portable
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.