SHOWER WATER SOFTENER (ShowerStick) COMMENTS:
3/17/15: I just want to say a massive THANK YOU! I would probably not be able to continue living in the UK if it wasn't for your shower water softener. I am a Swede who is used to soft water who now lives in the UK with very hard water. My skin cannot handle the hard water and living in a flat with hard water I was getting more and more devestated and worried...until I found your website. First I thought it was too good to be true but I read more about the shower water softener on your website and ordered it. I had nothing to lose. It arrived and I was a bit worried that the shower fittings would be a problem as it is an American product and I live in the UK. I had no problems at all with this. It all fitted perfectly. I have now used it for 3 weeks and it really has saved me and my skin. You are amazing and I would recommend this to anyone who lives in a flat. I could not be happier. Thank you so much! / Katta, UK.
1/30/15: I wanted to let you know that I am so happy with this purchase. I've been using the Waterstick for 2 months and it is saving my hair! I have lived in the Northern Virginia/DC metro area for over a decade. I have always had difficulty with my hair drying out, breaking, and looking dull. After several years in this area of horribly damaged hair, I realized that the culprit was the water. It is so hard and chemically treated, and it was ruining my hair. I had always had long, soft, shiny hair growing up and into young adulthood, and I craved to have that back. A few months ago I started researching for a solution to the area's hard water problem. I know that houses can have water softeners, but living in the city means that I am confined to small apartment living, which means no water softener for me. And then I came across Watersticks - the portable water softener that is perfect for apartment living. I immediately ordered it and have been so happy ever since installing it. The directions for assembling and installing the Waterstick are very easy. I am not handy at all, but was able to do it in about 15-20 minutes. From the first usage I could feel a difference on my hair and skin. Regenerating is easy, and I tend to do it frequently (every 4 showers) because I try to maintain a zero hard water flow. I take long showers (15 or so minutes), and I have very strong water pressure (so a lot of soft water is pushed through rapidly). I am now ordering the flow control valve to help the soft water last longer. But even still, this is the best purchase for my hair. Thank you, Watersticks! Jennifer, Washington, DC
10/10/14: I don't even know where to begin. A year ago, I was consistently complaining about my eyes being dry. They were constantly itchy and I could hardly get any work done on my computer because I could hardly keep my eyes open. First I thought it was my eyes. Then I though it was the weather. Then things got worse. I noticed my hair never looked clean despite showering every single morning. It would look dirty immediately after drying. In addition to my eyes being always dried out and my hair looking nasty, my leg skin looked like an albino alligator and my forehead/eyebrows were so dry even after putting lotion on throughout the day. One day, I had a mental breakdown. I was crying and flipping out about the issues I was facing. I was doing research when someone mentioned similar symptoms as I was having and it was all caused by their hard water. I knew my water was hard because the white grime left all over EVERYTHING. I read a million reviews online for different products that try and mimic water softner systems but none of them did anything about the calcium. FINALLY I came across the waterstick. At first, I was worried about the price. After another bout of crying, I decided to take my chances. I'm so grateful I did. My husband and I could immediately tell the difference and now when the stick needs to be regenerated we can immediately tell. Unfortunately, we have to regenerate pretty often but it's two minutes of my time that I am totally willing to spare to never feel the way I did a year ago. Since then, we have moved into a new apartment that also has hard water. I'm so grateful to have the waterstick. We didn't install the stick in the new apartment for a month to determine how bad the water was. What a terrible decision. It took less than a month for my eyes to itch and skin to ache without the waterstick. I can never ever be able to explain how thankful I am to have the waterstick. Thank you so much for making this amazing product and having all the parts needed to keep this product running strong for a very very very long time. This is an investment I'll never forget. Laura from New Jersey
9/6/14: I had my shower stick sitting around my living room for a couple weeks dreading the installation. Silly me. All parts present and in perfect condition. Instructions simple to follow and written in layman's English. Fifteen minutes to assemble (five of which were finding a wrench in the dark to take off the old shower head). Ran the water through to flush while testing for hardness. At twenty minutes I was in the shower enjoying the nicest shower I've had in years! Used half the shampoo I normally do and didn't need lotion. Bought the giant box of salt from the warehouse club - recharge will cost about 15 cents per week. Sturdy, well built product, fast service, reduced the hardness of my shower from 20 grains to none (I live in the PA mountains). Thanks and regards! Dawn from Pennsylvania
6/25/14: Dear Watersticks, I am writing to you because I want to thank you for offering such an outstanding product, the Showerstick water softener! Last summer I relocated from Virginia to Southern California where my husband is serving in the US Navy. Shortly after moving here I noticed that after showering my skin would feel very tight and dry and that even after washing, my hair never felt very clean (and my guests experienced these same issues). It was extremely frustrating for me having never experienced either one of these problems before. Originally I thought I needed a filter for my shower head, until I did further research and discovered my problem was most likely hard water and that a shower head filter would not correct this issue. Sure enough I did a test and found out that our water registered as "very hard". I was familiar with whole home water softeners, but living in an apartment, this was not an option. I cannot tell you how excited I was to discover your Showerstick water softener! I've been using my Showerstick for about six months now and it continues to be a lifesaver for me! I regenerate it with ease when necessary and recommend it to all of my friends! Thank you so very much for offering such a wonderful, wonderful product. I wish your company nothing but the best! Sincerely, Angela
2/15/14: Dear WaterSticks, I just wanted to write a quick email to sincerely thank you for a great product! After installing the portable water softener in my shower, I am so happy to say that my hair finally feels 100% back to normal after 2 years of dealing with the effects of hard water in my house. When I purchased your product, I was skeptical that anything could solve this problem. Within 2 showers, my hair and skin feel great again! Thank you!!! In addition, I was very impressed with how easy it was to install the water softener - thank you for providing clear instructions. I have already recommended your product to a number of friends who also deal with hard water. Keep up the great work! Sarah from Philadephia, PA
Dear eBay buyers of SoftWaterMan, I recently bought the ShowerStick from SoftWaterMan right here on eBay, my experience with the Stick was wonderful. Its a lot better than the expensive brands you can buy for $3000.00 or more. I also find it helps with certain health problems, like skin Yeast infections, and Psoriasis. The little price you pay the SoftWaterMan for your ShowerStick will be the best investment you can ever make for you or your family, plus, not to mention will save you tons of money on soap n shampoo cause you will use a lot less with soft water than you do with hard water, Also it will cut your water bill in half, cause with soft water you use less water than you would with hard water.It's the best money I ever spent.....I will never regret it. Angie and Kevin (Angie and Kevin survived the hurricanes and live in Florida. We thank them for their comments and permission to post this.)
February 20, 2013: I moved into a great apartment that has extremely hard water (high calcium, hydrogen sulphide, high rust, etc) and despite the damage it will eventually cause to the plumbing and fixtures in the entire building, I was unable to convince the landlord to install a whole-building water softener. So I ordered a Waterstick with rust remover for my shower. I've been using it for a week, now, and I can't believe what a difference it makes! It might sound weird, but showering is such a pleasant experience now, I like to imagine angels singing as I wash my hair! My skin glows and my long hair has the same natural softness it used to have when I was a kid. I no longer need all the additional products I used to use to make my hair look/feel better. The amount of shampoo and conditioner I need to use has been cut in half, so I'm saving a TON of money on hair care products. Not only that, but I've noticed that I'm losing a lot less hair while blow-drying and styling, and my scalp feels great not dry or tight. Additionally, the soft, ph-balanced water allows me to feel cleaner, longer. Usually, a few hours into my day, that freshly-showered feeling would be gone, but not anymore! I still feel fresh and my hair smells great even after a long day at the office. The only drawback with this wonderful product: You'll be spoiled for anything less when you stay somewhere else! The installation instructions were complete and easy to follow, and shipping was prompt. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product. Laurie from Michigan
Dear WaterSticks, We have been fighting dry skin every winter, we live in Michigan and the winters are dry and the water is very hard; I later confirmed that with your handy hard water test kit. I knew that our apartment had hard water from the beginning because when I drank it, it made me even more thirsty! Every winter I get dry patches on my shoulders and my hands and face become so dry it hurts. I even purchased a high output humidifier and we still have dry skin. Thank you for a great product that actually softens the water! I put the Waterstick to the ultimate test, I took a shower and did not use any of the in-shower lotion or use any face lotion after my shower. On the very first shower, not only was my face and body not dried out as it usually does, but I noticed while I was reading in bed that the dry patches on the side of my shoulders are now completely gone; I no longer smell like a girl after I shower from all the lotion! I also noticed that my wife’s hair is not everywhere anymore, it used to be in the drain after every shower and all over the bathroom floor after she brushed her hair, the softened water has made it stronger so it doesn’t break or fall out anymore. You should sell these things at a mall kiosk or something, the results are that of an infomercial! Thank you again, Stuart
Dear Rick & Lisa,
Wanted you both to know that I had my first shower with my new Showerstick and I LOVE it. We had to deal with a little glitch but my husband glitch-fixed it and we're good to go. The shower pipe in the master BR is about 12+ inches higher than in our other bathroom (where our old showerstick is installed) so the water spray was too high (hitting hair and over head). My husband took the nozzle off, got an adaptor at the hardware store and attached our old shower-head, that had an adjustable neck on the shower head and it works perfectly.
I love the flow control knob and felt very "green" and conservative :>) using it. I tested both my ShowerSticks with the tester-kit and really like that I don't have to guess when regeneration is necessary.
I really loved doing business with you and appreciated your almost instant replies to my concerns. Let me know if you would like a "happy customer" note. After I've used for a couple of weeks, maybe I can rebut/clarify the young Canadian woman's review for your customers. Best and blessings, Paula
Dear Rick & Lisa,
We spoke on the phone earlier today and I thought I should leave a comment you can use on your website. You can leave it by this email name, although it isn't real. I prefer to remain anonymous but understand others may want a name associated with the comment so they don't think you guys made it up:
"I live in an older building in downtown Chicago and the water here is incredibly bad. The first time I showered here it literally burned my skin. I searched high and low for shower head water softeners and WaterSticks was my only hope. IT DID THE TRICK!!! My water is now "normal." Before I had a waterstick there was BRIGHT RED residue in my shower from the minerals. After the waterstick there is no colored residue. I was worried it would be a pain to regenerate the thing but it is a piece of cake. Just unscrew the nozzle and dump some salt water in! Great engineering at a great price and SO HELPFUL!!! I spent 15 minutes on the phone with Rick at WaterSticks and he patiently answered all my questions. GOOD PEOPLE!!! One happy customer here.THANK YOU!!! E. Shackleton
I have recently purchased one of your watersticks and am very impressed by the results, which were instant. I have a skin condition and have not had to use medicated cream since using this product which is amazing on so many levels. Ian Davidson ...........Sydney, Australia
Below is a copy of an e-mail we received from Paula whose blond hair had turned orange from washing it in hard water with a high iron content
My hair looked better after the first wash. After the third washing, was beautiful once again. Thanks so much!
Love, Paula..................St. Joe, Arkansas
Claudia from Sarasota, FL writes:
Hello Rick, I've only had your product (ShowerStick) working for a week and I just wanted to tell you that I'm impressed. It's an excellent compromise for condominium living. I can use conditioners for the washer and the dishwasher, but I have missed the soft water in the shower. Ahhh...nice to have it back! We travel a lot and my experiences in the past with traditional water softener systems is that they eventually leak and and of course, need service. Your system doesn't require seals, o-rings, etc. And, if this leaks, it's already in the shower! (-
Best of luck with your product. Claudia
Hello Rick, I am impressed with the Shower WaterStick. After I ordered the product, I was planning on what I was going to have to purchase at the local hardware store to install it. I was very surprised to find everything was included. I feel like I ordered bread and was served cake. Thank you very much, Brian C.Houston, TX
Hi Rick, I'm actually buying a shower water softener for my daughter, she is in the Air Force stationed in England. I retired from the Air Force in 2003 and she went into the Air Force 2 months later. I have bought 3 water softeners from you so far, 1 for my motorhome and 2 small ones that I use on misters to keep the back patio cool. I spent 6 months looking for a water softener for my motorhome (1986 Winnebago), but they were all expensive. I spend 4 nights a week living in motorhome at my work location and the water is hard as a rock, your water softener works great and is easy to recharge. Thanks for a great, easy to use product. Keith Hempfleng
Hello Softwaterman, Thank you so much. The ShowerStick was exactly what we needed for our shower. We've been renting a home in Europe for a year and we haven't installed a water softener because it's very, very expensive here. We were hesitant about the ShowerStick, but thought we would give it a try. Immediately, after we installed it and showered the difference was night and day. It was just like being back home in the States with our whole-house filter. Thank you so much. Now, we just need to figure out how to attach one to the washer and the kitchen sink.
Probably don't send many ShowerSticks here (Australia) because I'm in Melbourne most of our city water is pretty good. Country water may be a problem so most people would get an installation for the whole house. I bought mine for medical purposes (mild psorisis) and the feedback on them is pretty good as I need to use a salt based softener but do not wish to get anything installed in the house - it's also very difficult to find them here if you're in a city. I have attended to the extra postage cost and await delivery. Regards, Robert
My name is Anthony House, I live in Tasmania- Australia. I purchased my shower water softener from you around 2-3 months ago. You should be commended on such a fantastic product.
Best product ever!
Hello, my shower waterstick arrived on Monday and I can't say enough about what it has done for our water quality. Our toenails and fingernails had turned orange from showering in our rust filled water. Now, the water is clear, smells good and the shampoo foams up like an eggbeater was used. We are planning on buying three more as we can afford it ... a wonderful product, thanks.
PORTABLE WATER SOFTENER (WaterStick) COMMENTS:
The first time I went "camping", I hooked the 500 gal. WaterStick softener in line from the water faucet (I used a restrictor to control the water pressure) and left it hooked up for three days. The first time I showered, much to my delight, it felt like the same soft water that I have at home. I believe that it will extend the life of my water heater as well as the plumbing in the RV. I also believe that my gray and black water will process and discharge their contents more effectively because of the softer water. It is still early in the game but I am very pleased so far with my results. I'll try to remember to give you more feedback after more extensive use of both.
I use your PORTABLE WATERSTICK to wash my cars and 5th wheel trailer. I am also using it to fill the fresh water tank on the 5th wheel and my wife noticed the difference the first time she took a shower. The soap lathers better and after shampooing her hair she says it is noticeably softer. We also ran a load of clothes in the washer and they came out so soft we don't have to use any fabric softener anymore.
Jerry.....................Muscle Shoals, AL
Bought my RV Waterstick last summer for use out in southern AZ during this winter. Water here is very hard & has a LOTS of Calcium that leaves spots all over the RV & makes taking a nice shower next to impossible.
I'm doing the 2nd recharge as I write this. I'm recharging ever 2 weeks just to be safe. I could probably get 3 weeks, but for the cost of 5 handfuls of water softener salt, I figure it's cheap insurance
This is a long way of getting to the point that I'm Extremely Pleased with my WaterStick.
I've printed off the main page from your website & given it to 3 other snowbirds, as well as the campground owners. Hope it results in some additional orders for you.
Thanks for a great product
By the way, I absolutely LOVE the WaterStick. The water in our area is so bad that we have to regenerate several times a week but it's really worth it. I have been battling eczema issues for the last 10 years - my doctor even had me try experimental treatments. But I finally figured out it was the water when I went to visit my parents in another city and my skin cleared up. They have a regular water softener at their house. When I came back home, my skin got bad again. The first time I used the WaterStick, there was an immediate improvement in my skin.. Anyway, I'm going to be telling my doctor about it the next time I see him. :-) Thanks for your awesome invention!
I am compelled to write and tell you that I waited anxiously for the Portable WaterStick to arrive, and get it going. I also was fearful it might not work. But------having used the stick now for just one day, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Already I know it’s the best thing that we have purchased for our RV. Again thank you so much, well worth the price, and this after only one days use
Here are two blog spots for anyone to copy and paste into their browser that is interested in reading comments about your Portable Water Softeners.
SOFTENER / DEIONIZER (for spot free car washing) COMMENTS:
Our first WaterStick customer Billy Chau wrote:
I received my Softener / Deionizer yesterday and tested it out today. It worked great! Time to give away my Mr. Clean auto dry system. Good doing business with you and good luck with this product.
Just a note to let you know I received (and used ) the Softener / Deionizer WaterStick-- It is even better than I expected !! It does exactly what I was looking to accomplish , and even better than expected !! Thanks again for the GREAT product at a real bargain price !! I've already had a few inquires (from neighbors) , and I don't think it will be long before you start hearing from other customers in my community.
Thanks again, Norm
I bought the Softener / Deionizer as well as the 500 gal. capacity Portable WaterStick. I have used the Softener / Deionizer on 2 occasions, both times on my motor home. One thing that I might point out is the suggestion in the instructions to use a mild dishwashing liquid rather than a multipurpose car washing liquid. I should have read the instructions first. Much better with the dishwashing soap.
Yeah, that thing is great. Cannot believe it actually worked. I posted ++ feed back. Thanks!!
I bought a Mr. Clean Auto Dry Car Wash kit at Wal-Mart for $29.95 to wash my motor home. The rinse water spray was so weak I had to climb a ladder to rinse the thing off, ran out of soft water before I could finish and then found out I had to go purchase another little bottle of soap for $4.95 and another deionizer cartridge for another $5.95 to finish the job.......I returned the thing to Wal-Mart and decided to try your Softener / Deionizer WaterStick which gives me normal water pressure so I can stand firmly on the ground to rinse anywhere on my motor home and I don't have to buy their $40.00 per gallon soap for the rest of my life. Your Softener / Deionizer really did a great job. Great product.
A customer who helped design our web site in exchange for a Softener / Deionizer wrote:
I got a chance to use the Softener / Deionizer WaterStick this weekend. It works great! I can leave the water on in the direct sun light for a good 15 minutes without getting any spots. The only spots I did get (probably because I didn't rinse as well as I should have) I just wiped over with a damp drying towel and they were gone. The stick defiantly makes a big difference. I can't wait to try it in the shade :)
My water is really hard and I had to work fast to dry my truck before the water spots dried. Now I don't even have to towel dry anymore. I can get the wife's car done also in the time it used to take just to do my truck.
Can't believe how much easier it is to wash my car and not have to dry the car to prevent the water spots. This thing really works! Looks indestructible too.
I skipper and maintain expensive charter boats in the Caribbean where we have a hard time getting supplies to maintain our boats. With your Softener / Deionizer there is nothing to maintain, just rinse with deionized water and you are ready to go again. You really saved me a lot money not having to pay the crew to dry the boats anymore....no spots...it's great!
Captain Jim.........Windward Islands
In the summer heat I hated having to get all sweaty washing my car, so I usually ended up taking it to the car wash for $15.95. This was draining my resources on a weekly basis so I decided to try your "SOFTENER / DEIONIZER" and wow, I don't have to dry the car. Using some dish soap on a soft bristle brush I got at Sam's Club it only took a minute to soap her down and then rinse with the "DEIONIZER". Thanks. More money for clothes now.
It's like a magic wand, wave it over your motor home and the spots are gone.
Steve.......................................Hilton Head Island, SC.
So I used the Softener/Deionizer for the first time this weekend and what a difference! As you suggested, I used the marina's unfiltered water to wash and rinse off the soap followed immediately with a "flooding" rinse of soft deionized water ... it was absolutely amazing.Only one problem, for those times, after having used the boat and leaving it in the water to be used again the next day ... no way I'm going to wash the salt spray off with marina water, I'm going to use the Softener/Deionizer. I guess I'll be needing a lot of resins refills in the future!
Thanks so much,
I just bought your WaterStick Car Washing Softener/Deionizer to wash may cars with. One of my cars is a black 4 door Jeep with chrome wheels and I really had to dry it well after washing with hose water to not have a bunch of white water spots. Also the chrome wheels always had some spots even after hand drying. Now with the Water Stick the water sheets off when I rinse the car and I just let it air dry. It takes much less time to have the car looking great.
Great product and a good price.