Let’s Look at the Research
Laboratory tests by independent, third parties suggest that magnetic water treatment devices do not deliver the benefits of soft water. Additionally, third party research has consistently concluded that these products do not work in all water conditions nor in a consistent, predictable way.
34 separate report papers indicate that physical water treatment does not work in a consistent and predictable way.
Army Corp of Engineers tested two magnetic (Descal-A-Matic and Aqua Magnetic) and one electronic device (Ener Tec) in 2001. The findings do not support the claims of the manufacturers regarding the ability of their respective devices to prevent mineral scale formation in hot, potable water systems.
PDF Report: Demonstration and Evaluation of Magnetic Descalers
The Water Quality Association (WQA) determined no performance test standard for Physical Treatment Devices exists in the US for “Salt Free” devices
PDF Report: WQA Consumer Alert
Penn State University states there is virtually no valid scientific data to support any water treatment benefit from magnetic devices. Companies use testimonials from “hundreds of satisfied customers” to support their claims.
PDF Report: Magnetic Water Treatment Devices
Purdue University tested 6 unidentified magnetic water conditioning devices and compared them to untreated water. Testing lasted for 240 days. No beneficial effect was seen for the magnetic treatment devices.
PDF Report: Quantitative Assessment of the Effectiveness of Permanent Magnetic Water Conditioner Devices
South Dakota Magnet School of Mines & Technology tested two different classes of magnetic water treatment devices. Measurements included boiling point depression, surface tension, water conductivity and “scaling Rate”. No difference seen between raw water and magnets.
PDF Report: Performance of Permanent Magnet Type Water Treatment Device
Just because we don’t sell “no-salt” descalers, doesn’t mean we don’t offer a variety of solutions that will give you great tasting, great quality water without the salt. From portable exchange services to whole house reverse osmosis systems, we guarantee we have an option available to you!