Does a Harvey Water Softener™ use a ‘backwash’?
Harvey Water Softeners™ do not use a backwash cycle to fit with British design criteria and save water.
A backwash cycle is a feature of American manufactured water softeners.
Many of the water supplies throughout the USA are from private boreholes, making the water quality extremely varied and unpredictable. Finding dirt in the water, or turbidity, is a constant problem.
American manufactured water softeners counter this by adding a backwash feature to their water softeners, which helps to remove particulate matter and flush it down the drain.
Adding this extra cycle makes American water softeners tall. It also increases the amount of water and salt they use.
English standards for water softeners:
Water supplies in the UK are of a very high quality and as there isn’t any dirt in the water, there isn’t a need for a backwash feature. By removing the backwash cycle, Harvey Water Softeners™ save on water consumption and make households more efficient.