- Standard size homes.
- Water heaters.
- Commercial dishwashers.
- Steam and proofer ovens.
- Ice machines.
- Commercial humidifiers.
- Dissolves and removes existing scale.
- Prevents new scale accumulation.
- Deactivates bacteria and algae.
- Prevents and removes biofoul.
- Boosts filtration efficiency.
- Significantly reduces corrosion.
- Reduces energy consumption.
- Increases the efficiency of water heating equipment.
- Eliminates or decreases chemical usage.
- Reduces maintenance costs.
- Average one year payback period.
- Non-intrusive and easy to install - no plumbing modifications required.
- Propagates the Hydropath signal along the entire water system.
- Provides 24 hour protection.
- Signal monitor light
- PSU: Input 120V AC 60Hz
- Unit: Input 12V AC/DC
- Max power: 1.2 W
- Weight approx.: 175 grams
- Dimensions: H 110 x W 67 x D 30mm
- Maximum pipe diameter 38mm OD
- Lead length 3m
- Click on the link to view the S38 User Guide
I'd give it 10 stars
When we replumbed our house several years ago, we wanted to install a tankless water heater. We are on well water and had lots of scale and perpetual toilet bowl rings. I was advised that my water would kill a tankless water heater, but I thought that the science behind Hydroflow was sound and decided to gamble that the unit would protect my water heater. The bet paid off. I have not had a scale problem since, and I've never descaled my water heater. I purchased directly from Hydroflow
Purchased the s38. Im glad I inspected my water heater element before installing. Otherewise it would be difficult to tell if its working. I have definetly sseen a reduction in scale buildup in my hot water tank.
Great product. I live in Central Florida and have hard water. Put a tankless water heater in with whole house filter, didn't realize I had to address the scale in water. I added the S38 on cold water in and 40 micron screen hot after and no more debris clogging the faucet's. S38 technology works up and down the water live, great for washing cars also.
21st Century Scale Protection
There are those who reject the science that a very low frequency electromagnetic field (or powerful magnets properly situated) will deionize minerals as the water flows through the wire-wrap or magnets' location to inhibit scaling in addition to breaking up existing scale. This review is not for you. A fact only recently admitted to by some wrapped-wire manufacturers is the minerals reionize in a short period of time. In order to keep a 40-50 gallon heater treated means using lots of hot water. As well, the manual for a recently sold unit from a major manufacturer states: When the option is available, wrap the coil on PVC, as the electric fields will be more effective in plastic than in metal pipes. And paraphrasing a lengthy paragraph: Treated water reverts to its original state after 48 hours. The water sitting in your water heater will tend to behave as untreated. We recommend a supplemental unit on the outlet of the water heater for long periods of absence or not using your hot water. (Some would dispute 48 hours as being overly generous.) This is why the full-time broadcast of a 150 kHz signal throughout any (copper, iron, PVC, PEX) household plumbing (water running or not) is considerably more effective and Hydropath technology does just that. This means, too, the water in the heater tank gets full-time treatment. Consider it a 21st Century upgrade to the 20th Century methods of electromagnetics or monster strong magnets which were upgrades to 19th century use of lodestones piled onto pipes. My HS38, installed in October 2017, is doing a great job mounted on the supply pipe on my water heater in my 1100 square foot house, far better than the premium ($300) wire-wrap unit it replaced. I live in the SW desert in the USA where the water is about as hard as it can get, so results are easy to observe.
Scale just wipes off now
Me and my wife previously had an HS38 installed in our RV for a roadtrip we took last year because the water is very hard at some of the parks we stayed at. The softener worked perfectly and all the scale would easily wipe off our shower head. We were so impressed we decided to ditch our salt system and install the S38 for our home.
Installed ~2008, Flawless Performance Ever Since.
Several years ago our old water heater died and I wanted to replace it with a tankless version. We are on a well with hard water and had lots of hard water spots and a perpetual ring in the toilets. I was advised that our water would quickly kill a tankless water heater without conditioning. A conventional water softener was out. The science behind Hydroflow made sense to me and I decided to take a gamble. Over ten years later my water heater seems happy and I no longer have scale on any of my fixtures.
Red light could be shining brighter but I think it's working. It was easy to put on the pipe. I have seen a a soft pwedery build up in my aerators which is a good sign its woring.
Not really worth the price.
For the price, it doesn't do nearly enough. It reduced some residue from evaporated water in sinks. Or rather, instead of having a crust line, it evenly distributes it. A whole house filter system or water softener would be much better. Granted, this takes up almost no space and is movable (though getting the pin back in is a bit tricky).
This is my second unit. I used one on my small rental home and now I'm using one on my personal residence. Works great
I was lookng for a product like this. I tried some other products that i had to wrap around the pipe and it did not work. very well. This product after running it for 3 months has descaled my entire plumbing system.
not sold yet
Just hooked this thing up. I'll change my review once it does what it says
The hydroflow unit I installed a month ago has worked fantastic. I have very hard water and scale build up has stopped. Just like it says
I was worried I would have to pay $1000s for a water softener. I tried this first and it's working great.
Matched up the resuts of using my HydroFLOW with your expectations page. It does exactly what you say it does.
Very hard water
Does what it says. End of story.
Less expensive alternative. I installed in myself and it works perfectly
Upgraded and out it on my rv
I bought the smaller model and had to upgrade to this one. So I put the small one on my RV and the bigger model on my house. The water in the RV even tastes clean and not like a house it could be wishfull thinking. Works perfectly.
Easy to Install
Very easy to install. Spent a fraction of what I would have on a water softener and I couldnt be happier
Hard water issues GONE!
Installed this by myself and I dont get how it works. It does work and I'm very happy. I recomend this product
great product very happy with how it works and easy to install
Need an upgrade
I went with the cheaper model and didn't get the expected results. I upgraded my unit and it worked fantastic.
Fixed the problem
I ordered this product because I was experiencing scale build up in my boiler that was causing my water to not get hot anymore. Within a few weeks the elements had no scale and it works like new. Glad I gave this a try.
From someone who doesn't ever do revuews
I didn't think this product was legit and I normally don't write reviews but I felt I needed to. I'm no plumber and needed to do something about water preassure declining because of scale build up. It took a little bit but it worked.
We have terrible water. I decided to give this a try and it did everything expected. All I need is a side filtration and I'll have perfect water
If people want to understand how great this product is. Read the expectation and timeline. Great explanation on what it does. I suggest you read it , one of a kind product.
Is this working?
I'm still not sure if it working. I plan to call the company for help. With all these great review I must be doing something wrong. I'll see what I find out. I'll add stars once I know
Terrible well water
Using this in my well house has improved my hard watr problems immedietly. I would recomend this
Scale be gone
Scale problems from hard well water gone. Enough said.
Ranch well is horrible
Installed on my ranch well water. Scale issues stopped almost immedietly! Great product
I cant say enough about the Hydrflow product. I plan to buy the HS40 for my pool next week. If it can control the algae and bateria without the excessive use of chemicals then I'll give this 100 stars.
Installed myself. You dont need me to tell you if this works. Go on their website and read the timeline. It did exactly what it said in the timeframe I expected. Great product I will refer all my friend to you.
I think its working
Im not sure how to tell if its working. I think it is but I wont be sure till i flush my water tank out. I give 5 stars when I know for sure
Tried a cheap version of this product. Not sure what it was called but it was a magnet and it didnt do crap. I was hesitant to try again especially one that ws more expensive. I decided to give it a try again. I'm very glad I did. 5 stars
Happy to recommend!
The S38 unit has made a significant difference in my boiler system. Even though my water is harder than is recommended for the efficacy of the unit, the results have been very positive. I am happy to recommend it!