The Calmat is an electronic anti-scale water treatment system that makes use of capacitive impulse technology to change the crystallization process of liquid calcium in hard water, so that it loses its adhesive power and cannot stick to surfaces anymore.
To be more precise, the system generates dynamic high-frequency electronic impulses that are transmitted into the water.
This causes calcium crystals to form into a rod-like structure. These crystal rods are held in suspension and washed away with the water as a fine powder.
Of course, the goal is to protect a house’s plumbing system and water appliances against scale deposits. But not only that, the Calmat also prevents rusting.
How? Due to the treatment, tiny amounts of carbonic acid are released in the water.
This slowly reduces existing limescale and rust deposits, however, a protective layer remains in the cleared metal pipes.
FYI: Carbonic acid is a natural scale solvent.
Also, the Calmat cannot be compared to the cheaper magnetic water conditioners, which we are not 100 percent certain if there even is real scientific evidence that proves that they actually work.
Calmat is not magnetic-based, which also means that it’s suitable for all pipe materials. The maximum pipe diameter is 1½” – ideal for single-family houses.
Just note that iron content in your water should not exceed 1 ppm. The same goes for manganese, which should not exceed 0.1 ppm.
There are a couple of benefits that the Calmat descaler provides. The most important ones are:
Don’t worry, the unit is very simple to install with no tools or plumbing needed.
You should note, however, that the box is not weather proof.
Also, the manufacturer recommends to install the unit downstream of any whole house water filtration system. Here’s how:
If a softener is not equipped with a bypass valve, we recommend you provide for one for ease of maintenance. Also, make sure to comply with local plumbing codes.
Usually, once you’ve set up the Calmat water descaler, it’s totally maintenance-free. So all you need to do is choose your language and select the program according to your pipe material and diameter.
The only exception is when scale breaks loose in small chunks that ends up in the valve of one of your faucets. In this case, the valve needs to be removed and cleaned out.
We know, this means additional work on your part, but it’s a clear sign that the Calmat is doing its job.
You can download a manual for this product here: http://www.calmat.net/calmat/images/stories/Download/calmat/Manuals/calmat_Manual_I.pdf
Nothing so far. Just be aware that it may take up to a few months to see the desired results – think reduction of scale deposits – says the seller.
For all we know, it looks like this thing really works.
The majority of customers report that the Calmat electronic anti-scale water treatment system has exceeded their wildest expectations, with no more stains on dishes and no scale on bathroom fixtures for example.
And taking into account that this device is more affordable than any regular salt-based water softener, we give it a thumbs up and rate it with 4.5 stars!
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This completes our Calmat electronic anti-scale review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!