A water softener is a mechanism for removing hard water minerals from the mains water supply, leaving softened water. Sizing a water softener can be tricky depending on the use, view our buyers guide for detailed information and check your postcode here to find out how hard your water really is.
We supply a wide range of Water Softeners including our compact range to fit snugly under a sink or in a cupboard.
Benefits of softened water
- Savings On Energy Bills
- Softer Laundered Clothes
- Longer Living Appliances Such As Dishwasher, Boiler and Washing Machines
- Time Saving When Cleaning with Softened Water
- Brighter Glassware, Silverware and Mirrors
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Water Softeners Information
A water softener is often the solution of choice for removing hardness minerals from mains water supplies. If left in the water, hardness minerals (usually calcium and magnesium) build up and form limescale (scale) inside pipes and on water heaters, kettles, espresso machines and other water fed equipment. They also reduce soap's ability to lather, meaning it is less effective in showers, sinks, dishwashers and washing machines.
How a water softener works
A water softener works by passing the hard water form the water supply through a salt resin solution inside the water softener system. As the water passes through the salt an ion exchange takes place taking the calcium and magnesium (hardness) out of the water and leaving this behind with the salt in exchange for harmless sodium ions going into the water. The new, softer water progresses into your domestic appliance benefiting them in different ways.
When the salt solution becomes saturated a brine solution washes over the salts to regenerate the system by removing the exchanged minerals from the resin and flushing them to refresh and regenerate the salt solution. This is done by using one of the following methods: a timed regeneration, a metered regeneration or a metered with proportional regeneration. A full Water Softeners buyers guide is available here
Advantages of using a Water Softener
- Longer appliance lifespan
- Improved appliance energy efficiency
- Easier bath and sink cleaning
- Savings on cleaning materials
- Brighter glassware and crockery
- Softer finish to laundry
We offer a range of meter controlled water softeners which are suited to both domestic and commercial applications. Not sure if you need a water softener for your home or building, you can check your water hardness with our water hardness checker If you're unsure on which system is best for your requirements, please contact us and talk to our expert team. Softened water is not for human consumption and requires installation