Cascadian Clear Blog

  • Added Salt Turns Grass Yellow

    The Town of Fountain Hills Arizona, waters city parks and several of it's golf courses with recycled waste water. Even though the water is treated to a high degree for bacteria and viruses it is highly polluted with sodium. Learn how long-term exposure to elevated sodium levels can burn, damage, or kill grass, shrubs, and trees. affects city parks and golf courses.
  • Phoenix and Mesa AZ Enact Water Shortage Management Plan

    Due to historic drought, climate change and over-allocation, conditions on the Colorado River are worsening. Mesa AZ. declared a Stage One Water Shortage and is enacting their Water Shortage Management Plan. Find out how much you can help conserve and protect our water by choosing a cartridge based water treatment system.
  • Softener restrictions and bans - Are they real?

    If you live in an area or region affected by softener regulations you are keenly aware of the situation. In short yes, there are areas of the count...
  • Water and Our Bodies, Why is Hydration so Important?

    Our body runs on water, let's take a look at the functions of water in the body and why it is so important to drink plenty of water.
  • 8 Points to consider before buying (or replacing) an under counter RO system

    It’s important to understand that both RO and new more advanced systems are designed to help you get the same thing: better water in your home. 

    But there are a few differences in how each system does that. And, perhaps most importantly, one of these systems (hint: it’s the ICS PolyHalt® softener ICS-TPU) is not only much easier to use and install, but has a dramatically smaller environmental footprint. 

    The ICS-TPU is a POU (Point of Use) 3 stage treatment system. The first treatment is filtration with activated carbon to remove chlorine, improve taste, and reduce VOCs. Second is a salt free water softener and finally water is conditioned to protect plumbing and appliances from low pH aggressive water. 

  • Compare ion bond and ion exchange water softening technologies

    Ion Bond vs. Ion Exchange Softening which is for you? Compare features and benefits of ion bond and ion exchange softener. Take the Filter Finder Quiz to find the best water treatment for you.
  • How Grains Per Gallon hardness affects water quality

    Let's learn about Grains Per Gallon (GPG) Hardness by discussing these questions: What is it? What does it look like? How does it affect me? How much is ok?
  • What is PolyHalt? So much more than a salt free water softener and conditioner

    PolyHalt® is much more than a salt free water softener. Learn how every water treatment system with PolyHalt® provides protection for plumbing and ...
  • How does PolyHalt Salt Free Ion Bond Water Softening Work?

    At the core of PolyHalt® is something called ion bonding. This is what allows PolyHalt® to not require salt — keeping you from creating all that salty waste water — while at the same time, still remaining a natural, earth-friendly process.

    Ion bonding is actually a pretty simple concept. Watch video to learn more.

  • What if solving complex water problems were easy? SPOILER: We developed a free tool for that

    The Filter Finder Quiz is a tool that we developed from the ground up. “From the ground up,” because no one else in our industry is doing anything like this.

    Here’s how it works, the tool — it’s free, did we mention that? — will ask you a few questions. Easy ones, like How does your water taste? and How does it feel when you touch it? And then, after you answer, it’ll tell you exactly which filter system you need.

  • What does Water Waste look like?

    Water comes into your house. And then, when you’re done with it, it goes out. For a long time, that’s about as much thought as most of us gave it. ...
  • ICS Part Number Codes - What They Mean

    Curious as to why we have so many different part numbers and what they mean? Start here to find out more.