A water softener is a device that, by mechanical or chemical means, treats water to reduce the content of mineral salts and their incrustations in water pipes and tanks. Water with a high content of calcium or magnesium salts (hard water) tends to form mineral incrustations on the walls of pipes. In some cases they block almost the entire pipe section.

The salts most often adhere to hot water pipes as well as to the surfaces of machines that work or produce hot water. An example of this is coffee machines and water heaters. Calcium and magnesium when adhering to heating elements form a layer that prevents the water from coming into contact with the elements, causing overheating and element breakage.

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Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
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Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
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  1. DAY 1 - IMMEDIATELY BEGINS REJUVENATING SKIN, HAIR & NAILS: HARD, chlorinated, chemical ridden water causing itchy skin, flaky dandruff, eczema, bone-dry hair and brittle nails? Let our UNIQUE, PROPRIETARY SYSTEMS MULTI-STAGE sediment filters, redox media, calcium sulfite, activated carbon and ceramic beads deliver MAXIMUM WATER FILTRATION to NEUTRALIZE ODORS, balance out your PH levels and INFUSE BENEFICIAL MINERALS into your skin, nails and hair from the first time you turn it on!
  2. ACTUALLY WORKS - EXPERIENCE THE CLEANEST CLEAN: MOST filters for showers eliminate some chemicals for a short time, but do nothing to restore the damage done to your hair, nails and skin. Our ADVANCED MULTI-STAGE HEALTH FILTER reduces Chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dirt, odors, helps control scale buildup plus restores what your hard, chemical filled water did to your hair, skin and nails!
  3. JUST .09 CENTS/DAY: WHAT is your HEALTH worth? What about LOOKING YOUR BEST? If you’re a savvy shopper, you’ve done your research so you know that most shower filter cartridge options for well or city water only last a few months, then cost a pretty penny to replace. AquaBliss “EASY SWAP” showerhead FILTER replacements last longer cost less - for CLEANER, CLEARER, BEAUTIFYING SHOWER TIME for LESS than .09 cents per day.
  4. “IT FITS!” - EASIEST NO-TOOL INSTALL: IF YOU can snap together Legos, you can easily remove your old shower filter or chlorine filter and replace it with this in minutes! Because we believe life should be EASY, we ENGINEERED the FITTING so IT WORKS with ALL SHOWER TYPES – including fixed, rain and handheld. No tools required.
  5. ADVANCED REVITALIZING SF100 VS HEAVY DUTY SF220: CUSTOMERS LOVE both of our AQUABLISS shower head filters. Here’s how to know WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE. If you’re simply looking for a HEAVY DUTY shower filter to target and reduce chemicals, sediment and chlorine – buy our SF220. If you’d love the BONUS BENEFIT of our ceramic beads, to RESTORE HEALTHY, itch free skin, shiny hair and strong nails then you’ll want to add this Advanced revitalizing filter to your cart now.
  1. Reduces hardness in the water, and eliminates scale, spot build up for the entire home.
  2. Rated to treat 48,000 Grains of Hardness by removing skin damaging hard minerals like iron and magnesium that clog up the skin pore and causes irritation.
  3. Equipped with Aquatrol Advanced Digital On-Demand Meter Control Head, in and out bypass, 1 NPT Male Adapter, and pre-filled premium quality resin.
  4. Featured, time delayed, metered and manual double backwash for optimum regeneration, cleaning, and performance.
  5. Every Aquasure Water Softener is constructed of High strength corrosion resistant fiberglass lined polyethylene tank, durable bypass valve and prefilled premium grade resin. It also comes with 5 year manufacturer warranty
  1. Engineered with double backwash
  1. Energy Factor of .82
  2. Built-in Rinnai Circ-LogicTM recirculation program cycles an external pump at pre-set intervals and temperatures to maximize efficiency and comfort
  3. Certified for Installation in Manufactured (Mobile) Homes
  4. Enhanced scale detection lessens possibility of serious, long-term damage to unit
  1. [15-Stage filtration to Clean the Water]**There is only a shower filter without shower head in package** This shower head filter can filters out unpleasant smell and impurities like fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals. It will make water super soft and inhibit the growth of scale in the bath tub
  2. [100% Bodycare for the Whole Family] Our shower water softener is designed to protect you from itchy skin and dry hair caused by hard water with the special filtration formula. It helps you to get more radiant skin and silky soft hair, and it s also ideal for bathing children and your pets
  3. [One Fits All and Easy to Install] The filter shower head can be compatible with standard types including wall-mounted, rainfall and hand held shower heads. Made of chromed plastic, the water purifier shower is reusable and durable. No tools required, it can be installed in minutes.
  4. [No Loss Of Water Pressure] Even when the water is pressed through 15 layers of purification, our water softener shower won’t slow down your water pressure. Package included: 2 packs filter cartridge, teflon tape, chrome ABS holder and rubber washers.
  5. [100% Satisfaction Customer Service] Any problem with the hard water shower filter, please feel free to contact us, we will try our best to help you.
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AquaBliss High Output Revitalizing Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100)
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  1. DAY 1 - IMMEDIATELY BEGINS REJUVENATING SKIN, HAIR & NAILS: HARD, chlorinated, chemical ridden water causing itchy skin, flaky dandruff, eczema, bone-dry hair and brittle nails? Let our UNIQUE, PROPRIETARY SYSTEMS MULTI-STAGE sediment filters, redox media, calcium sulfite, activated carbon and ceramic beads deliver MAXIMUM WATER FILTRATION to NEUTRALIZE ODORS, balance out your PH levels and INFUSE BENEFICIAL MINERALS into your skin, nails and hair from the first time you turn it on!
  2. ACTUALLY WORKS - EXPERIENCE THE CLEANEST CLEAN: MOST filters for showers eliminate some chemicals for a short time, but do nothing to restore the damage done to your hair, nails and skin. Our ADVANCED MULTI-STAGE HEALTH FILTER reduces Chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dirt, odors, helps control scale buildup plus restores what your hard, chemical filled water did to your hair, skin and nails!
  3. JUST .09 CENTS/DAY: WHAT is your HEALTH worth? What about LOOKING YOUR BEST? If you’re a savvy shopper, you’ve done your research so you know that most shower filter cartridge options for well or city water only last a few months, then cost a pretty penny to replace. AquaBliss “EASY SWAP” showerhead FILTER replacements last longer cost less - for CLEANER, CLEARER, BEAUTIFYING SHOWER TIME for LESS than .09 cents per day.
  4. “IT FITS!” - EASIEST NO-TOOL INSTALL: IF YOU can snap together Legos, you can easily remove your old shower filter or chlorine filter and replace it with this in minutes! Because we believe life should be EASY, we ENGINEERED the FITTING so IT WORKS with ALL SHOWER TYPES – including fixed, rain and handheld. No tools required.
  5. ADVANCED REVITALIZING SF100 VS HEAVY DUTY SF220: CUSTOMERS LOVE both of our AQUABLISS shower head filters. Here’s how to know WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE. If you’re simply looking for a HEAVY DUTY shower filter to target and reduce chemicals, sediment and chlorine – buy our SF220. If you’d love the BONUS BENEFIT of our ceramic beads, to RESTORE HEALTHY, itch free skin, shiny hair and strong nails then you’ll want to add this Advanced revitalizing filter to your cart now.
Aquasure
Aquasure Harmony Series 48,000 Grains Water Softener with High Efficiency Digital Metered Control Head (48,000 Grains)
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  1. Reduces hardness in the water, and eliminates scale, spot build up for the entire home.
  2. Rated to treat 48,000 Grains of Hardness by removing skin damaging hard minerals like iron and magnesium that clog up the skin pore and causes irritation.
  3. Equipped with Aquatrol Advanced Digital On-Demand Meter Control Head, in and out bypass, 1 NPT Male Adapter, and pre-filled premium quality resin.
  4. Featured, time delayed, metered and manual double backwash for optimum regeneration, cleaning, and performance.
  5. Every Aquasure Water Softener is constructed of High strength corrosion resistant fiberglass lined polyethylene tank, durable bypass valve and prefilled premium grade resin. It also comes with 5 year manufacturer warranty
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Fleck 5600sxt Metered On-demand 48,000 Grain Water Softener with brine tank, bypass and 1
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  1. Engineered with double backwash
Rinnai
Rinnai Indoor Tankless Hot Water Heater / RL94IN / Natural Gas / 9.4 GPM
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  1. Energy Factor of .82
  2. Built-in Rinnai Circ-LogicTM recirculation program cycles an external pump at pre-set intervals and temperatures to maximize efficiency and comfort
  3. Certified for Installation in Manufactured (Mobile) Homes
  4. Enhanced scale detection lessens possibility of serious, long-term damage to unit
MEETYOO
Shower Filter 15 Stage For Hard Water, Universal Shower Water Softener with 2 Cartridges, High Output Shower Head Filter Removes Chlorine and Harmful Substances
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  1. [15-Stage filtration to Clean the Water]**There is only a shower filter without shower head in package** This shower head filter can filters out unpleasant smell and impurities like fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals. It will make water super soft and inhibit the growth of scale in the bath tub
  2. [100% Bodycare for the Whole Family] Our shower water softener is designed to protect you from itchy skin and dry hair caused by hard water with the special filtration formula. It helps you to get more radiant skin and silky soft hair, and it s also ideal for bathing children and your pets
  3. [One Fits All and Easy to Install] The filter shower head can be compatible with standard types including wall-mounted, rainfall and hand held shower heads. Made of chromed plastic, the water purifier shower is reusable and durable. No tools required, it can be installed in minutes.
  4. [No Loss Of Water Pressure] Even when the water is pressed through 15 layers of purification, our water softener shower won’t slow down your water pressure. Package included: 2 packs filter cartridge, teflon tape, chrome ABS holder and rubber washers.
  5. [100% Satisfaction Customer Service] Any problem with the hard water shower filter, please feel free to contact us, we will try our best to help you.

Hard water, when it comes into contact with soap, reduces its capacity to create foam, forcing an increase in the time of use. Detergents are also affected, forcing them to use a higher concentration of the product to fulfill their washing mission.

Galvanic corrosion worsens in the presence of the ions of these metals. The walls of a heater corrode more quickly, forcing more frequent replacement of the sacrificial anodes.

Water hardness (the lime ions in the water) can be measured in French degrees, ºHf, so it is understood that it is soft water when we talk about 0ºHf to 12ºHf, from 18ºHf it is understood that the water is hard (with a lot of lime).

Buyers Guide

Annoying limescale deposits forms around the tap and the coffee machine requires descaling… a water softening system can help to prevent that.

What is the best water softening system for you? The most popular water softening systems can be found in the comparison table. Click here for the current top product. Any questions? This purchase guide provides you with the most important information.

What is a descaling system?

A descaling system prepares the water in your house and frees it of lime. If you have very hard water, you have a lot of calcium and magnesium compounds in your water. In other words, the water is healthy for drinking but leaves ugly white spots on the taps in the bathroom and the kitchen. The residues on taps and showerheads are difficult to remove with special cleaning agents and therefore annoy many homeowners. On the other hand, those who have soft water have less to struggle with these unsightly spots. Because of this, many are considering having a decalcification system installed in their house.

However, there are a few points to consider. Initially, the installation is only worthwhile in your own single-family house (or apartment building), since the systems are located directly on the Water connection installed become. This becomes relatively difficult with a rental apartment since many different parties are supplied via the pipe system. Besides, it is only worth buying if the water is “hard” and needs to be softened. You should also check how many liters of soft water you need each day. Depending on the size, the descaling system can provide different amounts of soft water, which should then also be removed. Otherwise, the purchase may not be worth it at all.

Is the Hard water harmful?

Hard water, is not harmful to health. Hard water is also no problem for the fittings in the bathroom or kitchen. If you have hard water, you often have to use vinegar essence or lime cleaners, but the white spots are not harmful. Hard water is no worse than soft water for hair and skin. Calcareous water often leaves residues in the hair that make the hair look dull and dull. If you want to counteract this, you should use a little more of the care product (e.g. shampoo) and rinse it out thoroughly and for a long time. This also removes limescale from the hair.

The most popular water softening systems in comparison

If you are tired of worrying about the annoying lime and its consequences, you should consider buying a water softener. Hard water has no negative effects on your health, but the consequences of hard water are far more serious for your household. If the obvious veil on your glasses is rather unpleasant, calcareous deposits in water pipes, washing machines, and dishwashers can be very damaged. This results in high repair costs and the lifespan of the devices are significantly reduced.

The subsequent installation of a water softening system can be a solution for this. Water softening systems work primarily with two different processes: water softening by cation exchange with salt and water softening by reverse osmosis without salt. Here you can find out what you should pay particular attention to when buying a water softening system.

Buying a water softening system is often useful

Many experts consider water softening systems to be useful if the hardness of the water in your household is significantly above the hardness of 7 ° dH. In order to bring hard water back to the optimum degree of hardness and to keep it long-term, it is necessary to connect a decalcification system that is suitable for the performance. An electronically controlled module will be connected to the main water pipe, which ensures the regulation of the desired water quality.

Rely on the right procedure

There are two methods on the market for descaling systems, but only one can be found to be helpful. According to scientific studies and Stiftung Warentest, the so-called physical process, which is supposed to change the structure of the lime crystals via magnetic or electrical fields, is to be regarded as doubtful. So far, no noteworthy results have been achieved with this method of water softening.
The second, effective method is called cation exchange. In this form of water softening, calcium and magnesium ions in the water are effectively removed – through so-called exchange resin. The ions are responsible for the lime production and can cause blockages especially in your water pipes. However, the reaction has no further effects on the remaining compounds in the water.

Over time, the exchange resin becomes saturated with the ions and has to be regenerated. This can be done by adding a saline solution. Overall, the form of water softening can be viewed as very gentle. The drinking quality of your water is not affected. Only the degree of hardness is reduced. In order for the replacement resin in your decalcification system to work optimally at all times, you must regularly refill the salt container.

Water softening systems: How to find your personal test winner

The decision for the best water softening system depends, among other things, on the degree of hardness, size, and possible additional costs. You decide which properties have priority with your test winner.

Degrees of hardness: soft, medium-hard to hard water

A large number of dissolved calcium and magnesium ions and other dissolved minerals are mainly responsible for the lime in the water. These minerals form residues from calcium carbonate and magnesium calcium carbonate – the visible lime that is deposited and is difficult to remove. Lime is only at a depositing temperature above 60 ° C. The hardness of the water is given in degrees of German hardness (° DH). A distinction is made between the following:

  • Soft water <8.4 ° DH
  • Medium-hard water 8.4 – 14 ° DH
  • Hard water> 14 ° dH

The ideal degree of hardness: 5 to 7 ° DH

You can inquire about the hardness of your drinking water from your local water supplier or determine it yourself using a test kit. The water softening system is set to this initial value, but should never completely soften the water. The goal is a degree of hardness of 5 to 7 ° dH.

Size: From small apartments to large houses

There are different water softening systems that are designed for a single apartment, for single-family houses and, of course, for entire apartment buildings. They also vary in the sizes of the water connection. This is usually 1 or 2 inches of pipe outside diameter. The correct size of the water softening system can be found out using a special computer. Correct design is very important to avoid unnecessary costs for salt, wastewater, and energy.

This is the best water softening system for apartment buildings:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Installation: Under the sink or on the main water pipe

A water softening system is either connected to the main water pipe in the basement or directly to the water connection under the sink in the kitchen. If the water softening system is to soften all the water in the house, it must be installed in one place before the water enters the main water pipe of the house. During installation, a power connection and access to the wastewater are usually required, since contaminated water must be disposed of when the system is being regenerated.

DVGW test: Exact examination of the water softening systems

The German Gas and Water Association (DVGW) test various materials and systems in the field of gas and water provision and has the status of an independent test center similar to the TÜV. Lifetime and user-friendliness are just as important in tests as the materials that have to meet high hygienic standards in the drinking water sector. An inspection of the water softening system by the DVGW means security for your purchase.

Possible additional costs: Higher costs for water, salt, and filters

Depending on the design of the system, you may have to expect somewhat higher water consumption and additional costs for salt or filters, which must be replaced at certain intervals. You should also follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and carry out appropriate maintenance. The overall operating costs are relatively low.

Salt: The right salt for the desired application

Ion exchanger water softeners regularly need salt to remove the bound lime from the resin of the ion exchanger. There are 3 types of salts that you can use:

  • Rock salt: Rock salt is very inexpensive and is particularly suitable for private households with lower usage rates. Due to its chemical composition, a minimal residue that can be deposited in the device always remains indissoluble in rock salt.
  • Solar salt: In the case of solar salt, the indissoluble components are even lower, which leads to its higher price.
  • Evaporated salt: Evaporated salt is completely soluble, which is why it is the most expensive. It is therefore recommended that salt is often required in large systems.

There are these differences in water softening systems

The benefits of soft water in the home are many. All devices and pipes are reliably protected against limescale and therefore have a longer service life. If electrical devices such as kettles, coffee machines, or water aerators are not calcified, they also require less energy. Incidentally, the cleaning effort also drops significantly since you no longer have to struggle with the annoying deposits.

Water softening systems have different functions. Basically, a distinction is made between water softening through cation exchange and reverse osmosis. The effectiveness of both methods has been scientifically proven. There is insufficient information about the actual effectiveness of water softening through electrical or magnetic fields.

Water softening through cation exchange

The water softener contains a resin, on the surface of which sodium ions are deposited. When the hard water is passed over this resin, the calcium and magnesium ions contained in the water displace the sodium ions from the surface and accumulate there: there is an exchange. When all the binding sites on the resin are occupied by calcium and magnesium ions, the resin is exhausted and can no longer soften the water.

This is the point in time when the plant goes into regeneration. The resin is rinsed with a salt solution, which displaces the calcium and magnesium ions from the resin and replenishes them with sodium ions. The salt solution with the calcium and magnesium ions is removed via the wastewater and the process cycle starts again.

These are the advantages of ion exchangers:

  • A reliable process with proven effectiveness.
  • No impairment of drinking water quality.
  • The entire water cycle of a house can easily be kept free of lime.

Unfortunately, these models also have disadvantages:

  • Salt must be added.
  • If the system is in the regeneration process, there is no soft water available, unless it has a second exchanger unit.
  • Water consumption will increase slightly.
  • Systems with high salt consumption cause additional costs.
  • The chemical processes can produce carbonic acid, which can cause long-term damage to the pipes.

This is the best ion exchange softening system:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Water softening through reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis is a filtration process that can be used to filter out even the smallest suspended matter in water. The water is pressed through a semi-permeable membrane, which allows the water molecules to pass through, but traps other ingredients in the filter. The pollutants accumulate on one side of the membrane and are separated from the wastewater. On the other hand, this creates completely clean water. Reverse osmosis systems also use different pre-filter stages.

So that the water can diffuse through the dense membrane, a certain pressure is necessary, which is usually generated by the water pressure in the pipe. However, sometimes this pressure is not sufficient and a support pump must be used. The higher the pressure at the membrane, the better the filtered water will be demineralized.

Another factor for the purity of the water is the amount of wastewater with which the filter is rinsed. The better rinsing, the longer the durability and filter function of the membrane. Therefore, the biggest challenge facing manufacturers of reverse osmosis systems is finding a balance between wastewater costs and the filter effect.

The advantages of reverse osmosis are:

  • Not only lime but also other pollutants are removed.
  • The process works without salt.
  • Easy handling and installation.
  • Available as a small device that can be mounted under the sink.

Unfortunately, these models also have disadvantages :

  • For cost reasons, only use with drinking water makes sense.
  • The water consumption increases slightly due to the flushing of the membrane.
  • Filters have to be replaced after a certain time, the membrane is usually longer-lasting.

Comparison of water softening systems: This model suits you

The water softening system for the family homeowner

If you want to protect the pipes and electrical devices from limescale in your family home, a water softening system based on the cation exchanger principle is recommended. If the system is installed right from the start, you will reliably protect your property from limescale damage in the future. It is also no problem to retrofit your house later. It would be an advantage if the system were to regenerate every 3 to 4 days. In the case of a family home, it can be assumed that the system will have paid for itself within 7 to 10 years.

This is the best water softening system for single-family houses:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

The water softening system for single households

For small apartments, water softening systems with salt are worthwhile, which are associated with very low purchase costs. The dimensions of the device are also an important factor in a small household. The easiest way to place it under the water connection in the sink. If the dishwasher and washing machine are also operated via this connection, these devices are also protected against limescale.
In principle, water softening systems based on the cation principle are suitable for smaller apartments, but systems based on the reverse osmosis principle are also possible. Note, however, that there is often not enough space under the sink. A connection to electricity and wastewater must also be nearby.

This is the best water softening system for homes

Judo
SOFTwell S

• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow rate 1.2 m³ / h
• Max. Flow rate 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 50 kg

Healthy water for toddlers, seniors, and health-conscious people

Drinking water in Germany is subject to very strict regulations, but ultimately only certain substances that can be found are searched for. If you want to be on the safe side and enjoy truly pollutant-free drinking water, you should opt for the reverse osmosis process.

Reverse osmosis is a very expensive process, but not only lime but also all other types of pollutants are reliably filtered out of the water. When you drink the water, you can be sure that you are drinking completely pure water. Pollutants that are not the focus of drinking water monitoring are also removed with this method.

Smart systems for technology enthusiasts

Smart technology is your hobbyhorse? – Then you certainly don’t want to cut back on your water softening system. Very high-quality water softening systems have a colored display that shows you the most important parameters.

Some plants come up with an intelligent system that adjusts the water consumption times to the regeneration times. With an Eco mode, you can also convert the system to, particularly energy-saving operation. Although these systems are more expensive to buy, you can save money by optimizing operating costs.

This is the best water softening system that can be controlled by an app
BWT
Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Water softening systems in the test: That’s what Stiftung Warentest & Co. say

The Stiftung Warentest has unfortunately not yet dealt with the subject of water softening systems, but some specialist magazines have dealt with individual softening systems. From there it should be emphasized that manufacturers such as BWT, Juno, and Grünbeck also produce good devices that are of interest to you. Some manufacturers also offer water softening systems using both recognized methods.

Water softening system: This is our buying tip

Grunbeck
softliQ: SD21

• suitable for max. 9 people
• Nominal flow 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 35 kg

Buy water softening systems cheaply: This is how much you have to spend

The price of a water softening system is not easy to determine because it always depends on the size of the system and the system behind it. It is therefore important to know in advance what water your household needs. Use an appropriate calculator to determine the size of the system.

Simple water softening systems: From 350 euros to 1,000 euros

You can get a simple water softening system with a cation exchanger for smaller households from around 350 euros. These are mainly ion exchangers, so you have to expect additional costs for salt. The simple devices still lack a little luxury, but you already get reliably soft water.

This is the best water softening system from 1,000 euros

Aquintos Water Treatment
MKC 40 TOP Line

• Ion exchange
• Max. Flow rate 1.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 50 kg

Medium-priced systems: From 1,000 euros to 2,000 euros

You have to budget around 1,000 euros for a good device for medium-sized households. For this, you get a solid system that you can enjoy for many years.

Smaller systems using the reverse osmosis process are somewhat more expensive. Here you should plan for a good entry-level device from as little as EUR 1,000. Larger plants using this method are correspondingly more expensive. However, the price can pay off, because you get healthy water from which most pollutants have already been filtered. You have never drunk so healthy before.

This is the best water softening system from 1,000 euros

Grunbeck
softliQ: SD21

• suitable for max. 9 people
• Nominal flow 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 35 kg

Premium class systems: From 2,000 euros

Plants from Grünbeck, for example, can cost between 2,000 and 3,000 euros. But you get high-quality water softening systems that make your life easier. Partly equipped with smart functions and provided with a colored display, you always have an overview of how the device works.

This is the best water softening system from 2,000 euros
BWT
Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

A water softening system has many advantages

The use of a descaling system primarily serves to protect your drinking water pipes. Deposits of just two millimeters on the surface are enough to record a sharp increase in energy consumption. Even with this small thickness, your consumption can increase by up to 15 percent. The decision to buy a water softening system can prevent these deposits and thus additional costs.

Descaling your system with a water softening system protects your fittings from limescale. In this way, you can not only prevent unnecessary repairs or, in the worst case, even new acquisitions, but cost savings through water softening are also possible on many levels. If you reduce the level of hardness by around 3, you can expect annual savings of 62 to 84 euros per person. In a four-person household, that’s already well over 200 euros.

At the same time, they protect your fittings with inexpensive water softening systems and thus ensure a longer service life for your facility. Water softening system tests show that lime does not only damage the appearance of your fittings, the deposited lime also becomes a load test for the material over time.

Advantages and disadvantages in the overview

Advantages

• Your clothes will cuddle longer and have a longer lifespan
• Less limescale also means less cleaning work
• If your household appliances do not calcify, the energy requirement drops
• You can look forward to softer skin and smoother hair
• Maintenance of water pipes and pipes is rarely necessary

Disadvantages

• With decalcification, the carbon dioxide content of the water increases, which increases
• Long-term damage to water pipes can result

Conclusion: The best water softening system for you

After comparing the various water softening systems and their properties, you have a good overview of your purchase options. Analyze your requirements in advance to dimension the system correctly. Once these key data and the decision for a certain procedure have been made, you can make the right choice. The most relevant information is summarized here for a better overview:

• Lime causes a lot of damage to pipes and electrical equipment, so you need a water softening system
• Water softening systems with ion exchangers also require salt
• Water softening systems with reverse osmosis, on the other hand, do not require salt, but you need regular regeneration times for this
• A water hardness between 5 and 7 ° DH is ideal
• A water softening system for the entire house is usually located directly at the house water connection in the basement
• The reverse osmosis principle is particularly suitable for drinking water in the kitchen
• You can get simple water softening systems from around 350 euros
• Large water softening systems can cost over 2000 euros

After this purchase advice, you will hopefully know which water softening system best suits your household. Here you will find a small selection of recommended models.

Bestselling Water Softening Products

 

Morton U26624S Pure AND Natural Water Softening Crystals, 40-Pound,White

  • Morton solar salt water softening crystals
  • Harvested naturally from salt water
  • Works in all water softeners
 

iSpring ED2000 Whole House Electronic Descaler Water Conditioner, Alternative Water Softener

  • Solves hard water problems without the need for chemicals, salt, or maintenance, while keeping healthy minerals in the water by preventing scale deposits from forming and allowing existing scale to break down
  • Descales your entire water system and prevents scale buildup in pipes. Reduces energy consumption with an average one year payback period. Great for your home and the environment, individuals on salt-restricted diets, and those looking for healthier skin and hair
  • Designed for very hard water areas (10-19 grains per gallon). Saves energy and extends the life of your appliances
  • No plumbing modifications required. Maintenance-free. Works on any pipe, even PEX and PVC. 1-year money-back and lifetime tech support from iSpring
  • Unlike salt water softeners, ED2000 does not change the chemistry of water
 

Morton Morton-40E Solar Salt Water Softening Crystals (40 lbs.), white

  • Morton U26624S Pure AND Natural Water Softening Crystals 40-Pound
 

Water Softener Shower Head - Hard Water Filter - Chlorine & Fluoride Filter - Filtered Shower Head - High Pressure Shower Head - 2 Replaceable Filters - Best Shower Filter for Low Water Pressure

  • HARD WATER FILTER: Our shower head filter removes chlorine, flouride, chloramine and softens well water by filtering up to 99.9% of rust iron, heavy metals, calcium and sediments
  • TAKES CARE OF YOUR SHOWER: Our filtered shower head is revitalizing your body and rejuvenates your hair, skin and nails. Reduces dry, itchy skin, dandruff, and eczema
  • WATER SAVER SHOWER HEAD: Save water without sacrificing output pressure even at weak or low flow water pressure conditions for hotel spa shower experience
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Our showerhead filter comes with 3 settings: rain, power rain, massage. Easily connects to any standard wall-mounted and fixed showers in minutes
  • PREMIUM GIFT & BONUSES: Our water softener shower head set includes 2 FREE replacement cartridges + Teflon tape + luxury gift box and 1 YEAR WARRANTY! For replacement filters search B07D99ZB4V. Buy together and get 30% OFF immediately!
 

Morton Clean and Protect II Water Softening Pellets, 40-Pound, 40 Pound

  • The product is bag of 40lb system saver pellet
  • Easy and simple use kit
  • The product is manufactured in United states
 

Water Softening Resin Softener Media 100% Ion Exchange Replacement - 1 CuFt Bag

  • High Quality Replacement resin
  • This quantity is perfect for 9" X 48" sized tanks
  • NFC Certified for use in treatment of food for human consumtion
  • High exchange and mechanical strength Uniform particle with good hydraulics characteristic
  • Good selectivity and thermotolerant characteristic Excellent physical and chemical stability
 

Modern Marvels:Salt Mines: Salt Mines

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Actuality Productions, Inc. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

The Definitive Guide To Well Water Treatment: Effective Treatment for Problem Well Water

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Bulfin, Gerry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 211 Pages - 04/14/2015 (Publication Date) - Clean Water Store (Publisher)
 

Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators: Water Treatment Operations

  • Spellman, Frank R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 248 Pages - 06/27/2014 (Publication Date) - CRC Press (Publisher)
 

KLAIRS Daily Skin Softening Water , Jumbo 16.90 Fl Oz, Skin Refining Cucumber

  • You can easily take care of dead skin cells daily with this toner as it contains sugarcane extract, a natural exfoliant, and a small amount(0.15%) of citric acid that causes the lowest irritation among AHAs.
  • It’s a water-like exfoliating toner with low irritation and no viscosity.
  • The toner also contains 45% of cucumber water that delivers rich hydration and refreshing sensation to soothe your dry skin the exfoliation might cause.
  • It is recommended to skin types that suffer from excessive dead skin cells and whiteheads, and also to hypersensitive skin as it causes no irritation or stickiness.
 

Water Softening Filter Cartridge | 10" Big Blue Universal Size | Ion Exchange Filter Softens Water | Great for Appliances and Washing Machines (10" Big Blue | 1 Pack)

  • 💧 STANDARD BIG BLUE FILTER SIZE - AMI Water Softening Cartridge is standard 10 Inch Big Blue Filter Cartridge Size for universal fit in a #10 BB Filter Housing
  • 💧 ION EXCHANGE PROCESS - Water Softener Hard Water Filter uses ion resin to reduce the Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron in tap water.
  • 💧 PREVENT HARD WATER SCALE - AMI water softener filters are a great way to soften the water before your espresso machine or washing machine, protecting your appliances from scale build up.
  • 💧 PROLONG THE LIFE OF APPLIANCES - Softening the water before your appliance optimizes performance and reduces the chance of damage due to scale buildup.
  • 💧 HIGH CAPACITY - Water Softening Capacity: 2250 Grains of Hardness | Maximum flow - 1.5 GPM
 

10% Strong Acid Water Softening Resin 1 cu. ft. Bag Replacement Media

  • 10% Strong Acid Water Softening Resin 1 cu. ft. Bag Replacement Media
  • for any 1 cu. ft. water softeners
  • Great for high Chlorine areas
  • Chlorine resistant media
 

Lime and Water Hardness - School Movie on Chemistry

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Fingerhuth (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

Amanzi FINE MESH Water Softening Resin FINE MESH-75-BOX

  • FINE MESH-75-BOX Fine mesh resin permits greater exposed surface area exchange sites resulting in higher kinetics than conventional resin yielding greater ferrous iron removal while providing the same softening capability
 

SpaGuard Trio Spa and Hot Tub 3 Month Pre Measured Water Softening Kit (2 Pack)

  • Pre-measured packets eliminate the guesswork and the easy step numbers let you know exactly when to add them
  • Includes enhancing water softener, weekly softener and clarifier, and restoring spa cleanser
  • Made for spas that hold 275-500 gallons of water, the majority of spas in the market today
  • Makes a discernible difference in how the water feels on your skin
  • Lasts for the entire three-month cycle
 

American Water Solutions HCRSN-10 softening resin

  • Brand Name: American Water Solutions
  • Product Dimension: 18 X 14 X 6 "
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Model Number: Hcrsn-10
  • Indion resin
  • NOTE: Actual brand or packaging may vary