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The Waterboy Whole House Water System: Water the Way it was meant to be

Oct 03, 2015 06:05AM

In 1997 brothers Peter and Ted Carlisi moved to San Diego from New York State to be closer to family that had migrated to Southern California. “When they arrived, they saw how dire the water situation was here,” says Ted’s daughter, Elaine Montemarano, general manager for Superior Water in San Diego. “They were used to the water in New York which has numerous lakes and rivers that flow into reservoirs, as well as 35 to 40 inches of annual rainfall.” Montemarano says it’s considered some of the best drinking water in the world and is in sharp contrast to California’s water. “We average 3 to 5 inches of annual rain and use more ground water which has high mineral content, as well as high amounts of chlorine and chlorine byproducts, which makes the water more intensely chemical tasting,” she says.

The brothers saw an opportunity they couldn’t resist—they were going to help bring clean, healthy water to Southern California. After a lot of research, the pair formulated The Waterboy Total House Conditioning and Filtration System which features non-chemical conditioning technology. “The result is clean, healthy water that is good for people and the planet,” affirms Montemarano. “It’s great tasting, mineral rich water that not only leaves your skin feeling cleaner and your laundry brighter, but it’s good for your body. Delicious water is always flowing from any faucet in the house.  This encourages everyone in the household to drink more water, helping to contribute to a healthier lifestyle.”  

The Waterboy Whole House Water System is also good for the environment because the filtered water eliminates the need for bottled water in the home. “We try to honor the environment; that’s why we’re proud that our whole house system, in contrast to reverse osmosis systems, wastes no water,” Montemarano explains. “Salt systems are a huge waste of water and require reverse osmosis which wastes an average of four gallons of water for every one gallon used. Salt-based water softeners don’t filter the water; they only remove the minerals from the water and do nothing to address the chemicals. You want to remove the chemicals and keep the good, alkalizing minerals intact because when salt removes minerals, it becomes acidic water.”

With the Waterboy filtration system, water goes through three stages of filtration and one stage of conditioning via a Superior Water Descaler. “It’s a hydromagnetic module that polarizes minerals to keep them flowing in one direction. While removing the chemicals, we affect the behavior of the minerals with this technology to make the water more soluble,” explains Montemarano. “It’s much easier to clean with this water; you need less soap and detergents, and the minerals stay intact. Your body and even the plants in your yard love it.”

Since Superior Water’s inception, over 17 thousand residential and commercial systems have been installed.  Each maintenance-free system, which comes in seven different sizes depending on household usage, takes just two hours to install. In addition to homes, the Waterboy filtration system is also ideal for health clubs, wellness centers, medical offices, condominium communities, medical offices, community centers, spas and salons. “Just think about it. If you’re getting an organic facial with non-filtered water, you’re losing some the beneficial health benefits of the treatment,” says Montemarano.  

Outstanding customer service is of utmost importance to the Superior Water team. That’s why they offer a customer support hotline that is open 24/7. “And so is education,” says Montemarano. “We are extremely passionate about the environment and really want to help the public become much more educated about water, get more passionate about their health, and be more aware of the health consequences of what we put into our bodies.” Those interested in learning more about water filtration and the health benefits of pure water can visit the website, brimming with helpful information including videos, articles and testimonials.

Although Superior Water is a local company, Waterboy systems can be shipped throughout the entire U.S. “We want to make it available to as many people as possible because we truly believe that Waterboy is the best possible product out there for your home and family,” adds Montemarano.

The community is invited to stop by the Superior Water booth at the Del Mar Home Improvement Show being held at Del Mar Fairgrounds October 9 to 11 and the Escondido Street Faire on October 18. Mention this article to receive a fall discount. For more information, call 800-Waterboy or visit

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