Top 2 ScaleBlaster Water Conditioner Reviews – Do They Really Work?

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ScaleBlaster is a registered trademark of Clearwater Enviro Technologies, Inc., a company that manufactures electronic descaling devices, water softeners and water purification systems.

CET was established in 1989 and is based in Largo, Florida. Florida is also where all of the company’s products are designed and assembled.

The company sells its products in the USA and Canada in more than a thousand Home Depot stores and hundreds of third-party wholesalers and dealers. On an international scale, CET products are available in more than 70 different countries.

By the way, CET is accredited and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Water Quality Association among other organizations.

ScaleBlaster conditioners were first released in 1995. In this guide, we are going to review:

ScaleBlaster Water Conditioner Overview

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ModelOur RatingPriceTypeWater ForCapacityModel
ScaleBlaster SB-75 Electronic Water Descaler
ScaleBlaster SB-75 Water Descaler

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$ElectronicSmall to Large HomesInfiniteScaleBlaster SB-75 Electronic Water Descaler
ScaleBlaster SB-75 Water Descaler

Our Rating:
Price: $
Type: Electronic
Water For: Small to Large Homes
Capacity: Infinite

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ScaleBlaster SB-175 Electronic Water Descaler
ScaleBlaster SB-175 Water Descaler

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$$ElectronicMedium to Large HomesInfiniteScaleBlaster SB-175 Electronic Water Descaler
ScaleBlaster SB-175 Water Descaler

Our Rating:
Price: $$
Type: Electronic
Water For: Medium to Large Homes
Capacity: Infinite

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ScaleBlaster Water Conditioner Reviews

1. The ScaleBlaster SB-75 Water Conditioner

The ScaleBlaster SB-75 water conditioner was designed for small to large homes with a maximum water handless level of 19 grains per gallons.

If you go above that threshold, you might not see any hardness reducing benefits whatsoever – and keep in mind that a lot of users already complained about the unit’s lack of effectiveness.

What exactly are the benefits you can expect? First and foremost: Reduced scaling. An additional advantage is that already existing limescale deposits might dissolve over time, which you can determine by an increase in water flow.

One aspect that we want to point out is that this conditioner uses neither salt nor chemicals and is 100% maintenance-free. It doesn’t get any more comfortable and cost-efficient than that!

By the way, the technology that ScaleBlaster conditioners use is sonic wave frequencies, which alter the properties of calcium molecules in water causing them to lose their adhesive properties.

This is also the reason why there is a maximum pipe size capacity of 1 1/4″ in diameter for this process to be effective. And it only works with non-magnetic pipe types, like PVC, PEX or copper.

Can you do the install yourself? Hell yeah! Nothing is easier than installing a ScaleBlaster conditioner, provided that you have access to your main water line.

Total softening capacity: Unlimited.

ScaleBlaster SB-75 Water Descaler

ScaleBlaster SB-75

Price:$
Type:Electronic Water Conditioning
Ideal For:Small to Large Homes
Capacity:Infinite
Water Source:Up to 19 gpg Hardness

Our Rating

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Easiest DIY install without plumbing
  • Can also remove already existing scale deposits
  • UL and cUL listed
  • Quiet operation
  • No maintenance required
  • Does not rely on salt
  • Does not waste any water
  • Highly compact

Cons

  • No warranty when purchased on Ebay or Amazon
  • Mixed customer ratings (some users did not see any positive effect)

→ Read Our Full ScaleBlaster SB-75 Review Here

2. The ScaleBlaster SB-175 Water Conditioner

There is not much new to say about the SB-175, quite frankly. It works in exactly the same way as its younger brother the SB-75.

With the help of sonic wave frequencies, it causes calcium ions in your water that are responsible for scaling to change their properties. Thus they won’t stick to pipes and other surfaces anymore, which is how scaling is eliminated.

Please note that this does not have any effect on water TDS and hardness level!

Just like the SB-75, the ScaleBlaster SB-175 can handle up to 19 grains per gallon hardness, says the manufacturer.

What’s more, the conditioner does not require salt to operate and it does not have to go through frequent regeneration cycles to recharge. In other words, you get an endless supply of conditioned water and can bank at the same time – remember, no expenses for salt and wastewater.

The only downside is that due to how the unit works, it can only be used with pipe types that are non-magnetic, so PVC and PEX for example. Copper is fine, too, but any ferrous-type pipes won’t serve.

In addition, the maximum allowed pipe diameter is 1 1/4″.

Can you do the install yourself? Yes, as long as you have access to the main cold water line entering your home.

Total softening capacity: Unlimited.

ScaleBlaster SB-175 Water Descaler

ScaleBlaster SB-175

Price:$$
Type:Electronic Water Conditioning
Ideal For:Medium to Large Homes
Capacity:Infinite
Water Source:Up to 19 gpg Hardness

Our Rating

Pros

  • Made in the USA
  • Easiest DIY install without plumbing
  • Can also remove already existing scale deposits
  • UL and cUL listed
  • Quiet operation
  • No maintenance required
  • Does not rely on salt
  • Does not waste any water
  • Highly compact

Cons

  • No warranty when purchased on Ebay or Amazon
  • Mixed customer ratings (some users did not see any positive effect)
  • Incidences where the unit died after some time

→ Read Our Full ScaleBlaster SB-175 Review Here

ScaleBlaster Review: Why ScaleBlaster?

Why ScaleBlaster? That’s a good question! Here are some of the benefits that the conditioners provide:

  • Made in USA – Like we said, ScaleBlaster conditioners are designed, engineered and assembled in the USA.
  • Price – Compared to other water conditioners, the SB-75 is really affordable. The SB-175 not so much…
  • Certified – Both the SB-75 and the SB-175 are UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and cUL (Canadian equivalent) listed. This guarantees the highest product safety.
  • Maintenance-Free – Unlike all salt-based water softeners and most conditioners, ScaleBlaster units are 100 percent maintenance-free.
  • DIY Install – Everybody can install a ScaleBlaster as long as you are able to hold a screwdriver the right way.
  • Eco-Friendliness – ScaleBlaster are sustainable, salt and chemical-free. Thus they don’t contribute to the pollution of our supply systems and the environment and preserve our most precious resource: Water.
  • Well or Municipal Water – Whether you receive water from a well or the local municipality doesn’t really matter. The only requirement is that the maximum hardness level is 19 gpg.
  • Compactness – We never saw a water conditioner that is more compact.
  • Year-long experience – CET has been on the market for over two decades and has had the chance to re-design and improve their products over and over again.
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If you have any questions about the ScaleBlaster SB-75, SB-175 or any other water conditioner really, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

And remember to revisit this page from time to time, as we are going to add new ScaleBlaster reviews occasionally.

About the Author Gene Fitzgerald

Gene Fitzgerald has been with BOS since the very beginning. She is head of content creation and has fully immersed herself into the home water treatment industry only to become an expert herself. Outside of BOS, Gene loves reading books on philosophy & social issues, making music, and hiking.
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Leave a Comment:

S Ouellet says June 16, 2019

Hi,
We purchase a SCALEBLASTER 150 model 12 years ago, installed it, and seemed to work properly. But since a year, our kids are suffering from hard water effects while and after taking their shower.

My question : what is the real warranty of this product ??

Thanks.

SOuellet

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    Gene says June 17, 2019

    Hi,
    It depends on the model and where you bought it. The SB-75, for example, comes with a 3-year warranty. Although, products bought on Ebay or Amazon are not covered at all.

    Reply
Toncia says July 16, 2019

Can I use it in a mobile home? My main water source comes in under the trailer. Everything is wrapped
In heat tape.

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    Gene says July 16, 2019

    Toncia,
    RV use should be just fine. Just make sure that you have the right pipe type.

    Reply
karen roche says December 14, 2019

do you make a product that will work for a higher level of water hardness? My water hardness is 21.

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    Gene says December 18, 2019

    Hey Karen,
    We don’t manufacture our own products.

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Aida LeRoy says January 23, 2020

I have a question. How can I determine the hardness of my water.? Also, we have a neutralizing filter. Is that a problem? And lastly, what if a few pipes are more than 1.5 inches?

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    Gene says February 10, 2020

    Use a hardness test kit. Neutralizing filter shouldn’t be a problem. The 1.5 inches is only for where the ScaleBlaster will sit.

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Janice Shaw says April 20, 2020

We had a water softener system but I had my husband remove it due to my high blood pressure. Spoke to representative who recommended Scale Blaster SB-175 for our application. This did help but never completely solved the problem and it came to the point we were replacing faucets and appliances due to calcium build up and our toilets were becoming stained and increasingly difficult to remove the gritty build up. We had no choice but to remove Scale Blaster and reinstall our water softener. Our main issue now is the stinky water.
Is it possible to have BOTH a water softener AND Scale Blaster? If so, where do we need to install the Scale Blaster- before OR after the softener? Please advise.

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    Gene says August 11, 2020

    Hi Janice,
    The ScaleBlaster won’t solve your stinky water problem. Sounds like your water softener requires some cleaning.

    Reply
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