Eddy Electronic Water Descaler Review

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Last Updated: January 3, 2021
By: Charles Cole

The Eddy electronic water descaler is one of the cheapest options out there if you need a water softener. You get most of the benefits of a large water softener for a fraction of the price.

The Eddy can pump out up to 20 gallons per minute. Best of all, you don’t have to add salt to the unit for it to work. You’ll get soft water while saving thousands of dollars over the years on salt. The system also softens water without removing minerals, so you still get the multiple health benefits provided by calcium and magnesium.

Eddy Electronic Water Descaler - Water Softener Alternative

Eddy Electronic Water Descaler

  • Environmentally friendly
  • 12 month money-back guarantee
  • 110 Volts requirements
  • Size; 6.69 x 1.57 x 3.54 in
  • 7.8 ounces weight

The unit is also significantly smaller than other water softeners, weighing a little over a pound. Since it fits right over the pipes, you won’t have to use up any floor space to install the unit. If you live in a house where space is at a premium, or you want to save money on a water softener, the Eddy is an excellent choice.

Key Features

The Eddy is quite small, weighing just over a pound. It easily sits above your pipes, and requires no floor space to install.

The Eddy is able to soften water without removing minerals. It does this with 2 electromagnetic coils that wrap around your pipes. The electromagnetic wave that is produced softens water and improves its texture. Since no minerals are removed, you’ll still get all of the health benefits of magnesium and calcium without the hardness.

One of the benefits of the Eddy is that it can soften water without any salt. This means you won’t have to lug heavy bags of salt every few months, and will also save you quite a bit of money. When you add that to the already low price of the Eddy, it makes this system one of the most affordable ways to soften water.

The Eddy is also one of the most environmentally friendly ways of softening water, as there is no salt needed and the device is more efficient than traditional water softeners.

The Eddy isn’t quite as durable as expensive traditional water softeners, so you may not get quite as many years out of your unit. However, it still holds up well for many years, and has a decent warranty that covers manufacturing defects. Even if you do have to replace it, the Eddy will still cost you significantly less than just about any other traditional water softener.

The device comes with an instruction guide that walks you through installation. Set up is really easy, and should take just a few minutes.

Pros and Cons


  • Cheapest way to soften water
  • You still get health benefits of minerals
  • Light, compact device that takes up no floor space
  • Takes just minutes to set up
  • Great warranty


  • Not quite as effective as traditional water softeners
  • May need multiple devices for a large water supply

Things To Know

Since the Eddy does not require salt or resin, all you’ll need to do is hook the device up to your pipes and run the water.

The Eddy can be used on both metal and plastic pipes. However, it is not coded for installation on pipes outdoors, so always install the device inside your home.

The unit can be hooked up to both cold and hot pipes. Just make sure that you keep the body of the Eddy a safe distance from hot pipes, as the temperature could interfere with the electronic components.

The device comes with a 12 month no questions asked return policy, where you’ll get all of your money back. After that, the Eddy is covered by a limited warranty in case of any manufacturing defects that came up during routine use. Contact Eddy and they can offer to fix or replace the descaler.


If you want an affordable way to soften water- and one that’s salt free- the Eddy is an excellent option. On a per dollar basis, it’s by far the cheapest way to get soft water in your home.

It can handle up to 20 gallons per minute, so you can use it in mid to large sized households. With no salt needed, you’ll save a lot of money compared to other water softeners. With 12 month full money back guarantee as well as a lifetime repair warranty, the Eddy descaler is protected in case you have any issues with your unit.

The Eddy can be used in fairly large households without too many issues. However, you may need multiple units if you want enough water for more than 6 people. If you try to use a single unit on large water supply, you may still get some limescale, and the water won’t be as soft. However, even if you have to buy two devices, you’ll still save money and space compared to a traditional water softener.

Charles Cole

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