If you live in an area of hard water, you are already well aware of the damage hard water does to your home. Creating hard limescale around the edges of the taps to clogging up pipes. Limescale can cause appliance problems and ‘fur’ the insides of pipework, potentially limiting the flow of water needed to flow through it.
In effect, a water softener reduces/eliminates the number of mineral deposits in the water.
A water softener is quite simple in principle where two cylindrical tanks, filled with thousands of minute ion exchange resin beads that detect and ‘grab’ any scale, magnesium, calcium, or any abject elements guilty of ‘furring’ up pipework or appliances.