|Item Weight||2.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.6 x 11.3 x 3.6 inches|
|Item model number||CW1, CW-1|
Clearwave Electronic Water Softener System
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- Remove scale build-up due to hard water
- Works on both hot and cold water systems
- Makes it easier to wipe clean ceramic, plastic, glass, and metal surfaces
- Scaly crust or stains in toilets or under faucets will be significantly reduced
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I have had it installed for only a month. What people need to understand is this is a water conditioner, NOT a water softener. Technically, it will not soften your water at all! So many of the negative reviews I read, they are exactly right. However, as a water conditioner this device does exactly what it says it does! I did not notice any change in anything until maybe around 2 weeks. An easy way to find out if it's working is to clean your chrome areas in your tub and shower. Remember, before the chrome would not shine and sparkle after showers or baths. After the water dried it would always look filmy and dingy looking. Since I've had the Clearwave installed, all chrome looks spit shined and amazing...I almost couldn't believe it. And, even when it starts to grime up again which isn't hardly at all...it's so easy to wipe off and have shine again. Before, I'd literally have to scrape at it and use CLR to get it to look remotely close to a chrome shine. I've also noticed an improvement in the toilets. Before, it would only take a week maybe 2 to begin to see the hard water stain forming around the water's edge in the toilet...so far, there is no ring at all since I've had the Clearwave...I think that is amazing. I'm also seeing improvement in the dishwasher. The dishes have less hard water stains if any.Read more ›
If you want to know how this works technically, please read elsewhere, you can download the manual on the internet and there are plenty of resources about the technology. Same goes for Soft Water, read about it elsewhere for details. If you are interested in my experience with the Clearwave, read on!
So I had a Culligan water softener in my old house and although we paid way too much for it, I loved the soft water, no more hard water to deal with.
Then we moved and decided not to take the softener with us so I got a water boss from Lowes and installed it myself. Again a happy camper for 4 years, then the water pressure started dropping due to gunk coming through the system and blocking all the aerators in the taps and showers. A quick checked proved that it was the softener by bypassing the unit, and a call to water boss confirmed I would need to either replace the unit or have it repaired. This was just before Christmas and funds were low so we did without soft water for a while. Now I shave my head which is actually my benchmark. Hard water makes it very difficult, I nick my skin and it takes me a lot longer to do. Soft water by comparison makes it quick and easy. After a month of hard water showers I was getting itchy to replace the softener, but still had no money.
Then we went to visit my parents in Spain.... They live in a small village and last time I visited they had hard water. But imagine my surprise when I jumped in the shower and noticed right away that the water was soft. I mentioned it to my Dad and he immediately confirmed that a friend had recommended an electronic softener, it was relatively inexpensive and although skeptical he gave it a go.Read more ›
I had earlier posted the review that this doesnt seem to be doing anything, but I left it on. Interestingly - while it took its time - this thing does seem to be doing exactlt what it says it will do - namely - making the hardness in water "non-sticky". My shower heads look quite a bit cleaner, and yes we are noticing small while precipitate in the water, showing that the long deposited white 'scaling' on boiler and pipes is actually coming off.
This seems to also have had a very positive effect on the dish washer. I dont get the whole scaling on glass anymore.
So - if you have tested your water - and its hardness is in the range for this device (mine qualifies) - I will now very strongly recommend this to you. Its a peach to install and setup, and provided you have the patience to wait for its effects - which can take a few months to show up - this is great.
We bought one for our son for his brand-new house, which had very hard water, and iron pipes. When the water-softener salesman came around the neighborhood and tested everyone's water (planning on big sales), he couldn't figure out why the results were so bizarre at this house. He was finally clued in, and said maybe he should start selling Clear Wave softeners!
Things we noticed right away: a significant reduction in the amount of detergent we used for launday; showerheads didn't get clogged as fast; water-spotting on tiles was easier to clean off; skin was less irritated.
"Installing" this unit consists of wrapping wire around the pipe that comes into the house, and plugging it into an electrical outlet. Ours has been chugging along for 10 years with no issues. It doesn't make any noise, it doesn't need to be "fed" or fixed. It just quietly does what it was designed to do 24/7. No chemicals or salts have to be added to the water, and this unit costs about as much as a light bulb to operate.
I was delighted to find this on Amazon, because I want to buy another one for someone who just moved into a home with old pipes and hard water. I KNOW it will help!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I live in San Antonio, Texas where the water is pretty hard; typically 15 to 20 gpg. When I first purchased a tankless water heater in 2007, I didn't have a water softener. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew C. Halbert
I purchased a Clearwave Electronic Water Softener several years ago when the faucets and showers in the house began to clog. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Coyote M. Bishop
I have had this installed since the summer of 2010, so it has been through a few winters. The most conclusive proof that this device works has been in my humidifier. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Glenn
Doesnt completely take the crud out of my toilets but they're much better!!Published 17 months ago by Jamie
Don't be fooled
It's not that it doesn't work at all it's just that it works a little but not enough.