Protect your family from hard water

Around 50% of UK households suffer from hard water. Hard water is tough on your family’s skin and hair and builds up damaging limescale in your home. Switch to softened water with a Harvey Water Softener and you’ll feel the benefits for your family and your home.

Peace of mind for you and your family

Minerals in hard water leave a residue that can cause irritation, clog pores and contribute to itchy, dry skin in children and adults. Scientific research has proved the link between hard water and skin health –  2017 study by university researchers found that hard water can damage our protective skin barrier.

Hard water leaves deposits on hair and skin, but it also leaves limescale around your home. It causes those unsightly streaks and stains in your bathroom and kitchen, particularly on glass, taps and showerheads, while behind the scenes, hard water can clog pipes and damage essential appliances like washing machines, so they’re less effective and need replacing sooner.

Not only is a water softener an essential for homes in hard water areas to protect your home and family, but hard water also causes an extra 8.25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, so switching to softened water helps reduce your carbon footprint, safeguarding the future for you and your family.

Install a Harvey Water Softener and you can forget all your hard water worries. Get in touch to find out how your family could benefit from softened water, to get a quote, and to book a demonstration in your home.

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Benefits of softened water

  • Better for your family

Gentle on skin and hair, soothing sensitive skin and eczema

  • Better for your home

Our innovative softener removes existing limescale and stops new build up

  • Better for the planet

Increases energy efficiency, reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on bills

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Harvey water softeners are designed to tackle hard water in the UK’s toughest areas

If you live in the areas shaded red, your household water supply is likely to be hard or very hard.

A water softener is an essential household appliance in hard water areas

Have you ever noticed that strange film floating at the top of your tea? Hard water is the culprit, leaving limescale deposits across your whole home, including in that all-important cup of tea, impacting both the look and taste.

Limescale build-up from hard water also has an ugly and expensive impact on your household surfaces, appliances and pipes. It can shorten the life and reduce the performance of washing machines, dishwashers, showers, taps and water systems in your home, which means higher energy bills as well as costly repairs and replacements.

How a Harvey water softener works

  • Ion exchange uses sodium from softener salt to attract hard water minerals.
  • Harmful deposits are trapped in a chamber of tiny resin beads then flushed away.
  • Beads regenerate automatically for optimal performance.

Our product range


The HarveyArc

Designed for typical household use – up to three bathrooms

  • New ultra-compact, eco-friendly design to use least space under sink
  • Uses smaller sized Mini Curve Salt Block – easier to store, handle and load
  • Non-electric, regenerating only when necessary, saving energy and lowering costs
  • Advanced twin cylinder design for water softnening 24/7


Designed for use in larger homes – three or more bathrooms

  • Compact high-capacity water softener – fits under sink
  • Uses traditional block salt – easy to store, handle and load
  • Non-electric, regenerating only when necessary, saving energy and lowering costs
  • Advanced twin cylinder design for water softnening 24/7

The Big Blue

Extra high capacity for very large households and businesses

  • Installed in a service cupboard, outbuilding or maintenance area
  • Uses tablet salt
  • 65kg salt storage
  • Up to 10,600 litres of softened water per day

Advanced Harvey technology makes softening simple

The HarveyArc water softener uses twin cylinder technology so that while one resin chamber is regenerating, the other continues softening. You get maximum benefit from soft water on tap 24/7.

The HarveyArc water softener is designed to be maintenance-free. It doesn’t need a power source. All you have to do is keep the salt topped up for continuous, effective water softening.

The HarveyArc water softener is compact and ergonomically designed. Fit one under the sink or in any convenient space near the mains water supply. Handy-sized Mini Curve Salt blocks are lighter in weight than standard blocks and easy to insert.

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How much does a Harvey water softener cost?

We can give you an accurate cost once we know exactly what kind of installation you need.

Our expert will get in touch to confirm this. They’ll fix a virtual or in-person visit to assess how the water softener will be fitted in your individual home, give you an accurate price and make sure you have all the information you need about softened water.

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    Choose Harvey for exceptional quality, performance and service

    • UK’s number one manufacturer and installer of water softeners
    • Leading technology and expertise
    • Softeners designed and built in the UK
    • Free consultation and demonstration to understand your needs and answer your questions – online or in person
    • Full installation service available
    • Comprehensive three-year warranty included, with option to extend to ten years
    • Separate drinking water tap installed at no additional cost
    • Interest-free payment plans available

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does water hardness vary?

    Water hardness levels vary across the country and depend on the type of land you live on. Levels also vary from season to season as a result of the amount of rainfall. Water hardness is a measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water solution. So the types of rocks and the geological make–up of the ground beneath you will impact ...  Read More >

    Does it take long to remove scale when you start using softened water?

    You will start to notice the softened water removing existing scale from your home within two weeks. The time it takes to disappear completely will depend on the amount of scale you already had in your home.   Typically, you can expect   In 6 weeks, scale will be gone from your kettle. In 6 months, scale will be gone from your hot water cylinder ...  Read More >

    Is softened water safe to drink?

    Softened water is considered safe to drink in the majority of cases. How can water that contains salt be safe to drink? Softened water is safe to drink. There are a few precautionary exceptions but it’s a mainly a matter of preference whether you choose to drink it. Many people choose to have a drinking water tap installed at ...  Read More >

    How much sodium is added to water during softening?

    It’s a common misconception that the process of water softening increases the salt levels in your water. Even though physical salt is loaded into the water softener, the salt doesn’t actually enter the water supply.   The salt is used to clean and regenerate resin that acts on the water in a Harvey water softener. In the softening process, ...  Read More >

    Does my water softener need servicing?

    Our water softeners don’t need any servicing. We’ve designed them with easy maintenance and ownership in mind. To keep them running efficiently and performing to their best, all you need to do is keep them topped up with salt.  This isn’t typical of all water softeners, so we do recommend that if you’re comparing makes and models that you take maintenance and ...  Read More >