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Essential Water Softener

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Excellent value water softener which is easy to install and economical to run.

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  • Fits neatly in a kitchen cupboard
  • Suitable for up to 2 bathrooms
  • Non-electric operation for greater reliability
  • Installed by our experts or delivered within 48 hours
  • 2 year warranty

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The Kinetico Difference
  • AccuDial® Technology
    AccuDial® Technology

    Our patented AccuDial® technology enables the water softener to be calibrated to the exact hardness level of the water in your local area making it very economical and efficient to operate.

  • Single Tank System
    Single Tank System

    A smart single tank system delivers soft water the majority of time and only interrupted during a brief regeneration process.

  • High Flow Rate
    High Flow Rate

    Designed and manufactured to exceed water flow rates typically used by today’s demanding households.

    High performance.

  • Non-Electric

    Operates using the power of moving water for greater reliability and easier installation. There are no power cables to plug-in, no meters or timers to set, no electronic components to corrode over time - and no electricity costs.

  • Metered Regeneration
    Metered Regeneration

    Meters water use to accurately determine when it's time to regenerate with watch-like precision, resulting in less waste and greater savings. So when you go on holiday so does your water softener.

  • Countercurrent Regeneration
    Countercurrent Regeneration

    Unlike most other water softeners our patented countercurrent backwash regenerates from the bottom up for more even and efficient use of the resin.

How it Works
Why Kinetico

World’s no. 1 in water treatment

Over 45 years of innovation

UK’s largest network of expert installers

Unbeatable performance and warranty

Chosen for reliability and performance
  • Selected for the NHS Home Kidney Dialysis Programme

    Selected for the NHS Home Kidney Dialysis Programme

  • Installed in the Royal Suite at Buckingham Palace

    Installed in the Royal Suite at Buckingham Palace

  • Delivering soft water to London’s most luxurious hotel

    Delivering soft water to London’s most luxurious hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink soft water?

There is a slightly increased amount of sodium in softened water but to put it into perspective there is more sodium in a glass of milk than in a glass of softened water, the only times we advise against it is when making up formula for small babies or if you are on a prescribed low sodium diet then to consult your doctor otherwise it’s down to personal choice.

How much is tablet salt?

You can purchase tablet salt on our website which is £59.28 for 8 x 10KG bags.

Will there be pressure drop in the flow of water?

Having a water softener should not impact on the flow of water unless you have every tap in the house running at once. Then there may be a marginal drop in pressure.

What if I have a problem with my softener?

We're here to help so give us a call on 0800 056 86 86. If your Essentials softener is in warranty, if we can't diagnose the problem over the phone, we'll come out to you.

Will the softener fit under my kitchen sink?

Essentials is compactly designed to fit under most standard kitchen sinks.


  • Dimensions


    H 506mm x W 293mm x D 498mm

  • Warranty


    2 years (parts)

  • Salt Usage

    Salt Usage


  • Service Flow Rate

    Service Flow Rate

    36 L. per min

  • Regeneration Time

    Regeneration Time

    15 minutes

installation & maintenance


Adding salt to your machine is the only maintenance you’ll have to do.

Depending on usage, we advise that every week you simply open the front cover of the machine to check the salt replenishing when your tablet salt is low.


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.

Choose installation with one of our knowledgeable technical engineers for total peace of mind. We will guarantee the quality of the installation, as well as of course the product. The installation will take approximately 4 hours and should be completed within 7 days of your order. Should you have any problems, if we can't help you to identify the issue over the phone, we'll happily come out to you.

Should you wish to install yourself, please see our handy, easy-to-follow Installation Guide.

We will supply a 15mm installation kit worth £69 so you have all the materials needed for the installation.


Download a brochure, or receive one by email.

If you need further assistance, the Kinetico customer services team is always on hand to assist you with any support you may require. Call: 0800 056 86 86

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5 Professional and informative service Before purchasing my kinetico water softener from their 'essential' range I telephoned them to confirm the exact price and size of the unit - once my decision was made it was delivered within 48 hours as advised - my own plumber fitted it so can't comment on Kinetico's own fitters.
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5 Best value water softner! Excellent water softner with professional installation.
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5 Excellent service by Kinetico UK Ltd Excellent pre sales experience and excellent fitting service
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Essential Water Softener