Imagine a world of soft water:
- Scale-free bathrooms and kitchens
- Save up to 12% on your water heating bills
- Enjoy luxuriously soft water 24/7
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Kinetico water softeners, brilliantly designed with outstanding performance
Kinetico Water Softener Features and Benefits
Unlike single tank water softeners, our unique twin-tank design guarantees you continuous soft water 24 hours a day. It doesn’t let hard water into your system!
Non electric water softener
With no plugs or using unnecessary electricity, our systems are easy to install as there are no programs to set. Kinetico machines use patented technology which powers the machine using the natural flow of the water.
10 year guarantee
Kinetico products are built to last and renowned for their quality and reliability. To give you peace of mind, all our Premier Compact and Premier Maxi water softeners come with a 10 year guarantee.
40 years experience in the industry
With 40 years experience in the water treatment industry, Kinetico invented the world-leading, twin-tank, non-electric system. We have all the expertise and knowledge of your local water conditions to find the right machine for you, and your family.
Kinetico Water Softener Range
Premier Compact Water Softener
Our most compact, non-electric, twin-tank softener now with e-max technology combines maximum performance and eco-efficiency.
For households with 1 - 3 bathrooms
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Premier Maxi Water Softener
Delivering all the same benefits as the Premier Compact, but designed for the demands of larger households.
For households with 3 - 6 bathrooms
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How a Water Softener Works
Kinetico water softeners use a process called Ion exchange to remove these calcium and magnesium minerals. There are many products on the market that claim to remove calcium and magnesium from your water through various different methods, however, ion exchange is the only proven way to remove these minerals from your water.
Kinetico softeners have two tanks filled with food-grade resin beads that are dosed with sodium ions. As the water passes through the tanks the resin beads attract and hold on to the magnesium and calcium minerals and ‘exchange’ the sodium ions. This process makes the water soft.
Throughout the day, the water softener needs to ‘regenerate’ which means it has to flush off the magnesium and calcium ions on the resin beads. The non-electric water meter will tell the softener when to regenerate based on your water usage so no need to worry about setting meters.
All water softeners need salt to assist with the regeneration process helping to wash off the calcium and magnesium ions from the resin beads. That’s why you’ll need to replenish the salt when it gets low, approx 1-2 times per month.
The unique Kinetico twin-tank softener means that you’ll receive continuous soft water 24 hours a day, as when the softener is regenerating one tank, you’ll still get beautiful soft water from the other. This is not the case with single-tank softeners where hard water can get into your system while the regeneration process is taking place.
Metered water flow
- Unique, patented Kinetico valve monitors the flow and usage of water so it only regenerates when it needs to
Service standby operation
- Prevents water pressure loss during re-generation cycles
Block Salt or Tablet Salt
- Easy to maintain - pop in a block of salt or tablet salt when it needs replenishing. Typically a family of four would use one block, per person, per month.
- Whilst the resin beads are being cleaned in one tank, you’ll continue to get soft water from the other tank
High capacity resin
- High efficiency, food-grade resin ensures maximum efficiency
What to look for when buying a water softener - water softener buying guide
An 'ion exchange' is the only water softener treatment solution that removes calcium and magnesium (limescale) from your water supply permanently!
There are many 'water solution' treatments on the market, many of which do not remove the calcium and magnesium from the water, they simply alter the chemical balance of the water.
The unique design and functionality of the Premier Compact softener makes it a superior product which will deliver you beautifully soft water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Buying a Water Softener - What you Need to Know
Electric vs Non-electric? Unlike most water softeners, Kinetico softeners are powered by the natural kinetic flow of the water. This saves you money as you don’t use your household electric supply. There are no fiddly timing meters to set, they’re easier to install and there’s nothing to plug in.
Single vs Twin-tank? Water softeners need regenerating daily with salt to clear the magnesium and calcium (limescale) from the cylinders flushing the residue down the drain. The beauty of having a twin-tank softener is that this process can happen in one tank, while you still get lovely soft water from the other. Kinetico invented the non-electric, twin-tank water softener, introducing this innovative product to the UK some 40 years ago. Single-tank softeners are not so efficient and let hard water into your system for the period your tank is regenerating. A twin-tank system is the only product that provide you with luxuriously soft water 24/7.
Warranty: You wouldn’t by a car or any other household appliance without the reassurance of having a warranty. For complete peace of mind Kinetico offers a 10 year warranty on its Premier Compact and Premier Maxi models, which few other manufacturers offer. With 40 years of manufacturing expertise we’re comfortable in the knowledge that we’ll always produce products that deliver a high level of quality and reliability, but the warranty is there should you need it.
Household water flow rate: Don’t be confused by numbers, we don’t expect you to know the flow rate of the water coming into your house; our qualified Kinetico engineers can tell you that by doing a test in your home. It is however important for us to know so we can suggest the best water softener product for you and your family.
Stamp of approval: When you’re presented with lots of different water softener products you’ll want to go with one that has been independently verified and has an industry stamp of approval. The Premier Compact is the only water softener in the UK that has been awarded the British Standard 14743 accreditation and has the WRAS (Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme) approved status.
How much Block Salt do I need?
We recommend that you’ll need one block of water softener salt for every member of your household per month. If you have four family members in the home, you’ll need approximately four blocks of salt per month putting in two at a time.
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Water Softener Installation
Your water softener would normally be installed at the point the external water supply enters your home. In most instances, it will be where your stop cock is located. This would normally be positioned under your sink but could be found under your stairs for example.
The softener will be fitted by one of our Authorised Kinetico Dealers who are professional and fully-trained with all the necessary plumbing experience to fit your softener at any location in the home. In order to assess the plumbing in your home, the Kinetico Dealer would visit your property beforehand ensuring the installation on the day is seemless.
Fitting would normally take approximately half a day depending on the complexity of the installation.
- Fits neatly under the kitchen sink
- Modern, sleek design
- Convenient salt loading
- Easy to open lid
- Simple to install
- Built to last