Water Softener Systems

Our customers choose carefully from the full range of water softener systems...

We demand distinction from the water softener systems we recommend so we can confidently offer our cast iron 10 year guarantee. Each range has been through a strict testing and usage protocol including customer service and parts replacement due diligence.

So what is the difference between soft and hard water?

Hard water contains a number of minerals, the hardest of these being Calcium and Magnesium. These minerals are deposited around your plumbing and water system and can typically be seen building up on taps and heating elements as limescale and in the form of water marks in kitchens and bathrooms.

A water softener removes these hardness minerals leaving you with soft water.

Instantly recognisable, the signature smooth feel of soft water is more than pure luxury.  

Soft water doesn't leave water marks and can even break up and flush out lime scale deposits within your plumbing system to protect your pipes and heating elements.

In fact, we're so confident in the benefits of soft water, Greens Water Systems will issue you with a lifelong guarantee for your boiler's heating element when we install a recommended water softener.

No lime scale deposits means your dishwasher, boiler, washing machine, kettle and anything with a heating element will work more efficiently and result in lower bills. You will also find your soap usage cut considerably.

effects of installing a water softener system - shower head before and after limescale.

What is a water softener system?

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Water Softener Unit

Your choice of water softener unit is guided by your water consumption, heating system and personal preferences. Water softener units are designed to fit in small spaces, for example under the kitchen sink. Where space is at an absolute premium we can even install external units in weather protected housing.

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Water Softener Resin

The quality of the resin in a water softener unit will determine it's efficiency. Resin is best described as tiny 'malteser' like grains that are responsible for the ion exchange of the minerals.

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Water Softener Salt

A Water Softener uses salt to remove the captured hardness minerals from the ion exchange resin. The salt is dissolved to make a high concentration brine which is pumped through the resin and flushed out through a waste pipe. The salt that is put into Water Softeners doesn't actually soften the water, it is simply used to clean the resin. The nature of your water softener unit will determine the type of water softener salt you’ll top-up with. We refer to the units as block salt softeners, tablet salt softeners or granular salt softeners. When the softener unit is chosen you’ll know which type of salt you’ll need.

I might be interested in a water softener system, what are my options?

There are many competing brands and models of water softener systems. The best one for you will depend on your household water usage, the hardness of water in your area, the water pressure and flow rate and even the space available in your home. We offer a free technical home survey so you can be confident in choosing a softener that's perfect for your home.

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How Much is a Water Softener?


All water softeners are different and each type of softener works best with different water usage and water quality. We supply Softeners covering the full range starting from £280 all the way up to £2000. To give an accurate price for a softener we recommend a home survey to gather the technical information you'll need, covering all the factors that should be taken into account when selecting a water softener.

Budget Range

  • Budget softeners tend to be used for single appliances like glass washers behind bars.
  • Can be purchased online.
  • Prices from £280+vat

Trade Range 

  • Trade range softeners are more common for landlords and developers
  • Tend to have higher running costs than the consumer range due to regeneration process 
  • Can be purchased online.
  • Prices from £600+vat

Consumer Range 

  • Our household customers almost always choose a consumer range water softener
  • These will give 100% soft water all of the time.
  • They are suited to households from single occupants through to larger families.
  • Are best suited to a home survey to ensure an efficient unit is chosen for your home.

Premium Range

  • There are some cases where a larger premium softer is suitable for a home (think multi-million mansions)
  • These are common for residential homes, B&B's or hotels. 
  • Please call to enquire