A water softener works by removing the magnesium and calcium present in your water supply through a process of ion exchange, turning it from hard water to softened water. Unlike hard water, softened water does not damage your home’s piping, or cause a build up of scale in your appliances; reducing their effectiveness and lifespan.
How does it work?
By softening your water, you can protect your home from harmful build up while also eliminating limescale (which is only present with hard water) and improve your family’s skin and hair, too.
Harvey™ Water Softeners is the UK’s number one manufacturer. It delivers beautifully softened water by removing hardness minerals from your mains water supply. With hard water these minerals can be seen as a white residue on your surfaces, sinks, taps, kettle and more
The UK’s number one Harvey™ Water Softener has been developed over decades using the highest quality materials. Our founder Harvey Bowden invented the twin cylinder design, which is at the forefront of innovation. The Harvey™ Water Softener features technology that provides your home with softened water 24/7 and works at optimum efficiency.
What is hard water?
Hard water is the name given to water which contains magnesium and calcium minerals. Hard water becomes such when rainwater, which is naturally soft, falls on porous ground, such as limestone or chalk. As the rainwater penetrates the porous ground, it picks up the magnesium and calcium particles along the way, which it retains once it gets to the reservoir and when it enters your home.
What is soft water?
Soft water contains little or no dissolved calcium or magnesium, referred to as soft due to its simpler composition. It feels softer than hard water to the touch. Naturally soft water is most commonly found in northern areas of the UK, while water softening treatments – such as the use of a water softener – enable people in all areas to soften the water in their homes and businesses.