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When it comes to choosing a water softener for your home or your business, the wide variety can be overwhelming.

Here is a quick guide to help you find the right one for you:

Ion-Exchange, Salt-Based

The only type of household softener is the ion-exchange, salt-based water softener which works by passing water through a tank filled with special beads. The ion-exchange process removes hard water minerals and swaps them for harmless sodium ions, which softens the water.


A low-cost solution to hard water, the simple single-cylinder water softener can provide softened water at a decreased price, however, it does come with some drawbacks. These devices are simple and relatively inflexible so they are not adaptable to varying water demands. As well as this, because they regenerate at night so they don’t interfere with daily water usage, they don’t use the salt very efficiently.


Twin-cylinder water softeners are able to cope and adapt to changing water usage very comfortably, and even though they are small they can deal with larger water demands. Also, because there are two tanks, this means that while one is recharging the other can still be performing, consequently eliminating downtime and getting maximum use out of the salt.


Powered by the incoming water pressure, a non-electric water softener only needs salt added to keep it running efficiently; if you choose a dual-tank version, this will provide you with constant softened water 24/7. These are well known for being reliable and long-lasting, whilst also saving you money.

At KindWater, we provide expert advice on the right water softener for any home or workplace. If you require more information about larger water softeners for businesses, click here and if you’re still unsure about which kind to choose for your home, contact us today.