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

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

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.

ScaleBlaster Reviews

Scale Blaster Reviews: SB-75

ScaleBlaster SB-75

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  •    Price: $
  •    Flow Rate: ?
  •    Capacity: Unlimited
  •    Tech: Salt-Free Conditioner
  •    Made in USA:
Scale Blaster Reviews: SB-175

ScaleBlaster SB-175

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  •    Price: $$
  •    Flow Rate: ?
  •    Capacity: Unlimited
  •    Tech: Salt-Free Conditioner
  •    Made in USA:

The ScaleBlaster SB-75

Best For:

  • Medium to very hard water (up to 19 gpg)
  • Small to large homes

In a Nutshell:

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 Review - Model SB-75

Pros & Cons

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 review here or

The ScaleBlaster SB-175

Best For:

  • Medium to very hard water (up to 19 gpg)
  • Mid-sized to large homes

In a Nutshell:

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 Review - Model SB-175

Pros & Cons

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 review here or

Looking for More Reviews?

You can find more water softener and conditioner reviews here: https://www.best-osmosis-systems.com/water-softener-reviews

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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.

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4 comments
S Ouellet says a few months ago

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 a few months ago

    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.

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Toncia says a few months ago

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 a few months ago

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

    Reply
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