Still browsing the marketplace to find the right water softener? Here's our honest comparison so you can better understand the different brands and types.

A water softener is an investment in your home. There are many benefits to installing a water softener and having sold and installed them in homes across the UK since the 1970’s, we understand you want to be sure you’ve chosen the right one for you.

We’ve put together this water softener comparison to help. If you want a more detailed explanation, please don’t hesitate to book your free demonstration of softened water, during which we’ll show you how softened water can benefit your home and answer any queries you may have about comparing water softeners.

    Which Water Softener Is Best?


    Specification HV4   Benefit Kinetico HE Infinity HF
    Water efficiency 3.4% Less water used 3.95% 4.34%
    Salt efficiency 50% Less salt used 38% 35%
    Soft water capacity 500 litres Regen less frequent 430 litres 392 litres
    Bathrooms 1-3     1-3  1-3
    Peak flow rate 56 l/m Better water flow 41 l/m 51 l/m
    Regeneration time 10 mins Faster regeneration 11 mins 11 mins
    Regeneration volume 17 Less water used 20.5 20.5
    Salt used per regen 300g Less salt used 340g 340g
    Duplex parallel flow Yes Fresh water on demand No No
    Min meter performance 0.05 l/m Accurate water usage 0.25 l/m 1 l/m
    Min operating pressure 1 bar Works at low pressure 1.8 bar 1.8 bar
    Max hardness 635 ppm Softens more water 507 ppm 474 ppm
    Adjustable brine valve Yes Better salt accuracy No No
    Max operating pressure 10 bar More robust 6 bar 6 bar

    Our Water Softeners 


    We have been in business for over 35 years, the UK’s largest manufacturer and number one seller of twin-cylinder water softeners. Our factory trained specialist installers and surveyors help bring the British designed Harvey Water Softener into your home. 


    Our Products 


    Designed to fit under the kitchen sink, the advanced twin cylinder design requires no programming or maintenance. The water softener runs on block salt for ease of use and the displacement meter measures it to reduce salt usage. 


    Download Our Comparison Guide 


    For further information on the differences between a Harvey Water Softener and a competitor model, you can download our comparison guide.

    Back to top