Why block salt is best
As I mentioned in my first post, there are a few varieties of salt. Water softener salt was once only available as big bags of granules or tablets. These bags were awkward to load, very heavy and took up a large amount of storage space. Harvey invented block salt in the 1980s and it went to market in 1995. It changed the industry forever. In this post I’ll explain up why block salt is so much better than the old types.
Tablet Salt vs. Block Salt
Although tablet salt meant that spillage became less of an issue than with granular, these bags are still huge. Check out the blocks vs. tablets video on our homepage to see the size difference. To put this into perspective, a bag of tablet salt weighs 25kg whereas Harvey’s block salt weighs just 8kg.
Block Salt Benefits
Block salt has meant that our softeners are far more compact than ever before.
In addition, block salt itself is:
- Easy to load
- Easy to carry
- Easy to store
Our block salt is food grade, meaning that there are no anti-caking agents or other nasties in it. You can order our block salt from our block salt site. Any order placed before 9am will normally be delivered by the next day, so you’ll never get caught out without salt!
To keep your water softener running smoothly, you’ll need to replace the salt in your system regularly. Check the salt chamber – if your water softener salt is running out, stock up on pure Grade A / food quality salt for home delivery from our online shop. Buy now.