Cascadian Clear Blog

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Your water should be wet – not slippery

    Most people who choose a water softener do so because of the problems with hard water.

    Whether it’s causing a scale buildup in your pipes, giving you soap scum, or because, well, it’s just plain hard to work with. Whatever your reasons, most agree soft water is better.

    But some have unexpectedly found that when they’ve softened their water, it’s become slippery. In our research, as much as 97% of softener owners have said this slippery feeling was a real problem for them. And before coming to us, many just accepted this as a cost of having soft water.

    But it doesn’t have to be this way.

  • What makes Cascadian's PolyHalt so special?

    We developed PolyHalt to give you a safe, soft water solution without having to use salt. But… why no salt? Salt-based softeners often contribute t...
  • Hard Water Defined

    What is the definition of hard water? in this blog we discuss just that and you'll have a clear understanding of what hard water is. You'll be glad you took the time to read.
  • Water Testing Before Purchasing Cascadian Treatment System

    Should you test your water? In this blog we examine when to test your water and what to test for.
  • Soft Water Defined

    There is a lot of information about hard water out there but what about soft water? To understand what soft water is let's take a look at how it is defined.
  • What Does a Hardness Test Really Tell Us?

    The answer to this question is simple but can not be fully understood or appreciated without a discussion involving the following organizations and...
  • Why Does Soft Water Test Hard?

    Yes, soft water can test hard. Let's examine this very what a harness test is and why softened water can test hard.
  • What is PolyHalt and How Does it Work

    Let's learn about PolyHalt, what it is and what it does as a true multitasker. Learn how it works as a salt free softener and water conditioner. Find out how diverse the next generation of water treatment is and what problems it solves.