Our Water Treatment Experts rank the most popular water softener models on their performance, price and efficiency. Below are our bestsellers and the most widely used products on the market. Our 25 years of experience in the water softenening industry and installing all brands of softeners help us to make an unbiased choice and provide you with an expert opinion, based on your individual requirements and budget.
(This is our opinion and is based on our own experiences)
Our experts are comparing the product features important for convenience: size, how easy it is to fit in a standard kitchen, and frequency of salt refill needed.
How big is a unit. Is its size convenient to fit in standard conditions
How suitable is this softener for traditional home water systems
Our experts' opinion on how well each particular softener model works when used with a traditional tank fed plumbing system.
Suitability for mains fed systems
Our experts' opinion on how well suited each water softener model is in operation when used with a modern mains fed plumbing system e.g. Combi boiler or Megaflo.
The higher the ratings number the lower the cost of the product
Running costs (salt)
How much salt is required and how economical is the product.
Running costs (water)
Comparison of amount of water used by each model of softener per m3 of softened water to the property.
Running costs (servicing)
Based on the manufacturer's recommended servicing intervals. Where there is no regular servicing requirement, the maximum 5 stars has been awarded.
Here we consider the length and coverage of the water softener warranty, as well as how well the manufacturer's company deals with any claims.
This is our experience of the products which have been installed in our customers homes.
We base this part of the review on any claims we are aware of, which have been made by the companies and for these particular products. We also consider how quick and responsive the engineering departments are when faced with technical challenges or advice.
Water Softener Rating
The equal average and weighting of all the important criteria our experts have chosen to make this water softener review and comparison, we rate the overall package on a scale of 1 to 5.