- 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: 175grams
- 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.