We've teamed up with our friends from Bag of Salt, who will be able to provide you with you water softener salt, and will include a FREE 10kg bag of salt tablets with your new softener to help you get started.
Softened water is kinder to dry skin. The hardness in the water can be an irritant to sufferers of eczema and other skin conditions and a softnener removes this hardness. It provides you luxuriously soft water, making showers and baths a pleasurable experience. Soaps and shampoos will lather more easily and you hair will be softer and more manageable. Softened water does not leave scum on your bath or sink and they will be easier to clean. Also laundry is brighter and glasses and dishes sparkle and shine.
This softener will save you money on your heating bills and reduce your requirements for detergents and heating products. It is estimated that you can save 24% on your energy bills and 50% on soap and detergents*.
Softened water does not leave a deposit on pipes so there is a real saving in the service, maintenance and replacement of water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and showers. Softened water over time will disolve the scale deposits that are already on your pipes, shower, sink or bath. Scale can give 75% reduction in flow in 18 months*. Also there will be no scum on your tea.
You can choose between two valves – the time clock or metered valve. The time clock softeners regenerate on a calendar which is pre-set but can easily be changed, normally every 2 to 3 days. The metered controlled models measure the amount of water consumption and only regenerate when necessary – saving on salt and water used during the softener regeneration process. We recommend the timed valve if you have a fixed number of people in your house. The metered valve is a good solution if you have lots of guests and varying water use.
With the softener, your laundry feels fresher with only a fraction of detergent used. The soft water is kinder on your delicate clothing.
With a capacity of 8 litres, this Opal cabinet water softener unit is compact and ergonomic and are normally able to fit under a kitchen sink. Designed specifically for modern living, they are built here in the UK, with patented USA Clack Valves.
*WQRF study, Battelle Memorial Institute, 2011