Harvey Water Softeners Vs Kinetico

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.

Dimensions HarveyArc Kinetico
Height 487mm 498mm
Depth 438mm 468mm
Width 202mm 219mm
Specification HarveyArc HE HF
Water efficiency* 3.4% 3.95%
Salt efficiency** 50%
Soft water capacity 500 ltrs
430 ltrs
392 ltrs
Peak flow rate
56 l/m
41 l/m
51 l/m
Regeneration time
Regeneration volume
17 ltrs
20.5 ltrs
20.5 ltrs
Salt used per regen
300g 340g 340g
Duplex parallel flow
Min meter performance
0.05 l/m
0.25 l/m
1 l/m
Min operating pressure
1 bar
1.8 bar
1.8 bar
Max hardness
635 ppm
507 ppm
474 ppm
Adjustable brine valve
Max operating pressure
10 bar
6 bar
6 bar

*The lower water efficiency percentage means the water softener is more efficient . Water efficiency comparison is calculated using HarveyArc and Kinetico specification/performance data taken from Kinetico manufacturers instructions as of 25th September 2019.

**Salt efficiency comparison is calculated using the HarveyArc and Kinetico specification/performance data taken from Kinetico manufacturers instructions as of 25th September 2019.

Harvey Bowden Sketching designs for water softeners

Our Water Softeners

We have been manufacturing water softeners for over 40 years, making us 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.

a lady refilling her harveyarc

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.

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The UK’s #1 selling Water Softener

  • Stop limescale at the source and reduce your energy bills.
  • Keep your appliances running and lasting longer.
  • Soft on skin and hair, say goodbye to hard water irritation.

Once you submit your details, what happens next?

  • Submit your details using this web form.
  • We’ll contact you over the phone to understand your requirements.
  • We can provide a water softener demo, either in your home, or virtually online.
  • We then give you a personalised quote based on your household’s needs.
  • Start enjoying the benefits of soft water.

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