If you live in the UK in a hard water area then you’ll know all about what a real nuisance limescale is, both in terms of extra cleaning work, it’s ugly on surfaces and destructive (read ‘expensive’) for your equipment and fittings.
For years the only well-recognised solution to this problem has been salt softeners, but that’s all changing.
Salt softeners have a very specific place in the hard water treatment market as they are most appropriate where there is zero tolerance for any visible residue or there are additional reasons for removing all minerals from the water. In this situation, a salt softener is the only option and they perform well.
However, increasingly people are questioning the impact of having a salt softener in their home, both on their pockets and time, and on the environment. Lots of people want to deal with the issue of limescale but fewer and fewer want to be involved in all the maintenance that’s necessary, the separate drinking water plumbing, the chemicals that salt softeners require and the space they steal, they’re looking for an effective but simpler solution.
Halcyan’s performance is up there with the very best salt softener options, but it simply lasts far longer than any other system, with absolutely no future costs or effort required on your part, so it’s a genuine, lifetime, fit and forget system.
We think it’s really hard to unpick the detail between the various systems on the market, so we’ve put together a short table that we hope you’ll find useful as a reasonable overview of the differences between fitting a Halcyan water conditioner in your home and a salt softener.