Why purchase a hard water scale control system?

If you live with hard water – and 85% of the US has hard water – you have seen hard water scale. It’s that white, crusty mineral deposit that clogs up your pipes, water heaters, humidifiers, ice makers, dishwashers, washing machines, shower heads and even toilets.

Traditional water softeners are expensive and require you to buy and pour 40-pound bags of salt into the system to remove the minerals from water. In addition, water softeners significantly increase your daily intake of sodium and the environmental impact of water softeners is causing these systems to be banned in certain parts of the country.

Scaltrol offers whole house water treatment systems that are effective, safe and salt-free.


Mineral scale buildup can clog pipes in your home causing reduced water flow and expensive plumbing repairs. Scaltrol protects against scale buildup and will even soften and remove existing scale over time.

Water Heaters & Tankless Water Heaters

Mineral scale buildup on the heating elements (and in the tank) will cause the coils to short and eventually burn out causing reduced heating efficiency and requiring expensive repairs or replacement. Scaltrol protects and extends the life of your water heater.


Mineral scale buildup can clog up the insides and burn out heating elements on your appliances like your dish washer, ice maker and washing machine. Scaltrol whole house water treatment protects and extends the life of all your appliances.

Plumbing Fixtures & Dishes

Hard water will cause a white, crusty mineral scale buildup and soap scum on your plumbing fixtures such as faucets, shower heads, bathtubs, shower stalls, toilets and even your dishes. Scaltrol suspends these minerals in the water reducing buildup and allowing your soaps to perform better. Scaltrol even reduces spotting on your dishes.

Which Scaltrol hard water treatment system is right for you?

We offer two options for residential hard water treatment systems. They are identical except for the dimensions and capacity of the systems. They both provide the same effective hard water treatment solution for your whole house. They both easily attach to your cold-water lines to protect against mineral scale and staining and require very little maintenance.

The SC-50 Cold-Water Treatment system is the right choice for a typical household with typical water usage. This is usually a household of 2-4 people using approximately 50,000 gallons of water a year. This system is also lower cost and therefore the right choice if you want to try out our system.

The SC-100 Cold-Water Treatment system is our most popular choice. It is more economical and requires less frequent cartridge replacement with a capacity of 100,000 gallons of water usage. You’ll replace the cartridge half as OFTEN as with the SC-50 system. This system is perfect for larger households with higher water consumption. It is also the right choice for households that want less maintenance.

Residential Water Treatment Systems

Water Flowup to 10 GPM
Maximum Pressure Head & Sump55 PSI
Maximum Temperature Head & Sump100° F (38° C)
Inlet/Outlet (Female)¾” NPT
Dimensions4.5" W x 7.5" H
Cartridge Capacity50,000 gallons
Treatment System Price$340
Replacement Cartridge Price$210