Our Water Softener

The UK’s number one selling water softener. Experience the benefits of softened water for your home, health and happiness with the Harvey™ Water Softener. Book a free, no obligation demo today.

The UK’s number one Harvey™ Water Softener has been developed over decades using the highest quality materials. Our founder Harvey Bowden invented the twin cylinder design, which is at the forefront of innovation. The Harvey™ Water Softener features technology that provides your home with softened water 24/7 and works at optimum efficiency.

Find out more about the features of the Harvey™ Water Softener below.

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    Life with a water softener​​ system

    Save money with softened water

    • Your heating system works more efficiently
    • You reduce your cleaning bills by over half
    • Your appliances will last longer

    Feel great with softened water

    • You have a lot less cleaning to do
    • Your hair and skin feels great
    • You get nice bubbly baths and showers

    Find out more about the benefits of softened water.

    Life With Water

    Features & specifications

    • Non-electric water softening system- powered by water pressure
    • Twin cylinder design guarantees softened water 24/7
    • No water is wasted thanks to our accurate metering system
    • Uses compact block salt for easy storing and re-filling
    • Manufactured by the UK’s #1 selling domestic water softener
    • Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approved to comply with current water regulations
    • Performance tested to 1 million cycles ( British standard is 5000 cycles )
    • Max flow rate: 56 litres per minute
    • Uses 250-350 grams of salt per regeneration
    • Regeneration takes approximately 11 minutes
    • Uses 17 litres of water per regeneration
    • 3000 litres capacity per day

    Dimensions: H:487mm x D:438mm x W:202mm

    Read about the features of a Harvey™ Water Softener here.


    A water softener unit is usually fitted under the kitchen sink, our installation experts will recommend a convenient solution for you and your home. Other common locations include:

    • the garage
    • the loft
    • on an outside wall
    • utility room

    Our installers are all trained to the highest standards and experienced in fitting water softeners in all of these situations. Installation is a fairly simple process – a little more complex than a washing machine, but much simpler than having a new boiler fitted. It usually takes no more than half a day, though our plumbers never rush – we make sure they have time to do a good, robust and tidy job.

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    Installation Technician

    Curved and Block salt

    A Harvey™ Water Softener needs salt to function. The salt is used to make a brine solution that cleans the resin in your softener to enable it to continue to trap minerals that cause limescale around your home. To date, our softeners have used block salt, invented by Harvey to make topping up easy.

    Today, our new HarveyArc™ Water softener uses the patented Mini Curve salt. A unique curved block that is even easier to use, lighter to handle and fits neatly into your softener.

    • Mini curved salt comes in light and convenient 4.25kg packs
    • Salt usage depends how much water you mostly use, but a good guide is around one pack per person per month
    • The transparent lid makes is easy to see when your salt is running low
    • Simply top it up when you have space for another block.

    Click here to order more salt.

    How water softeners work

    Water softening is the removal of magnesium and calcium minerals from your water supply through a process of ion-exchange. The softened water that’s then produced is kinder to skin, doesn’t leave limescale build-up on pipes, appliances or any surfaces around your home; meaning it shines for longer.

    At the heart of a water softener system are two cylinders containing resin. Millions of microscopic beads trap hardness minerals, softening the water as it enters your home. The resin requires regular cleaning (regeneration), which is a process a water softener performs automatically. This regeneration uses block salt, which is manually topped up when needed.

    The Harvey™ Water Softener has unique features that give you softened water everyday. Find out more here.


    Our product range

    The HarveyArc

    The NEW HarveyArc, the first eco-friendly water softener on the market. It’s new robust patented design uses 38% less plastic and is made from 62% recycled materials. Performance tested beyond British standards (5000 cycles) to over 1 million cycles, making the HarveyArc the reliable water softener in the UK.

    Using a unique twin cylinder design, the cylinders work together to supply your home with softened water 24/7. The NEW Harvey Arc is non-electric and only regenerates when necessary, saving energy and lowering running costs.

    More about The HarveyArc.

    The HVX

    The Harvey™ Water Softener HVX model is our slightly larger block salt water softener. It’s particularly suitable for homes with 3-4 bathrooms or more, built to fit under the kitchen sink like the HarveyArc.

    It’s the most compact high capacity water softener ever designed, using the same twin cylinder design as the UK’s number one water softener. It has been built to satisfy the water demands of a larger modern home. The HVX doesn’t need any programming or regular maintenance, simply fill it up with block salt when it runs out.

    More about The HVX.

    Blue Barrel

    The Big Blue

    The Harvey™ Water Softener Big Blue model is a mains water softener and is the largest model we sell. It’s perfect for bigger homes and businesses, using the same unique twin cylinder design as NEW HarveyArc. The twin cylinders ensure your home enjoys an uninterrupted supply of softened water.

    The Big Blue fits to the mains water supply. This model needs tablet salt to function, it comes in 10kg and 25kg bags, which simply need to be replenished when it runs out. The salt is dropped into the top of the water softener.

    More about The Big Blue.

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    Southampton, Hampshire