Last Updated: September 9, 2020

This article will detail the water softener prices UK. I will list all the most popular water softener brands and models in the UK and let you know what they roughly cost.

Water is one of the most important things we need to consume in order to stay alive. But places like the UK suffer from something called hard water.

Hard Water Areas UKHard water is when water has a higher concentration of certain minerals like calcium and magnesium. This is what creates white flakes at the bottom of your kettle. It’s also the basis of limescale that covers your sink, taps and kitchen appliances – no matter how much you wash them.

The most effective and successful way to treat hard water is to use a water softener. Water softeners treat hard water by using salt to remove the problematic minerals.

Water softeners are very popular in the US, Australia and Canada. However, due to their effectiveness, they are now becoming more popular in the UK.

The price ranges for water softeners are different in different countries. This article will provide estimates of the water softener prices UK.

What Are Water Softeners?

Water softeners treat hard water by using salt to remove certain minerals from your water.

Monarch Midi Water SoftenerThey remove high concentrations of calcium and magnesium, which are the cause of limescale in your water supply.

The price for a water softener will depend on various different things.

For instance, the brand, make, model, capacity and technical specifications.

As with most technical equipment, the cost of a water softener will be higher if it has a higher capacity and higher level of specification.

Best Water Softener Prices UK Table

Brand & ModelPrice RangeBest Price
Harvey's Crown Softener
Crown By Harvey's Softener
£800 - £950mrwatergeek winner badge
Water2Buy Softener
Water2Buy Softener
£300-£450mrwatergeek winner badge
BWT Softener
BWT Softener
£500-£650mrwatergeek winner badge
Tapworks Softener AD11
Tapworks Softener
£400-£600mrwatergeek winner badge
Calmag CALSOFT MINI Meter UK
Calmag CALSOFT MINI Meter UK
£300-£500mrwatergeek winner badge

Best Selling Water Softeners UK

1. Water2Buy Water Softener £300 – £450
2. Fountain Softeners – Crown by Harveys £750-£950
3. Tapworks AD11 £450-£600

1. Water2Buy Water Softener £300-£450

This is by far the best selling water softener in the UK and around Europe because it is one of the cheapest. Despite it being super affordable it’s also known for being reliable.

Another major selling point is that it’s very small. Small enough to fit almost anywhere including under your kitchen counter.Water2Buy Softener

Pros

Green Plus ArrowIt is relatively easy to install and assemble. According to the manufacturers’ you can have it up and ready in about 1 hour. There is also an installation manual to help you install it.

Green Plus ArrowA popular selling brand and model that is known to be reliable.

Green Plus ArrowSmall enough to fit and install under your kitchen sink counter.

Green Plus ArrowDespite its compact size, it can generate enough water for the whole family (1-4 people).
Green Plus ArrowWorks around the clock. Therefore provides you with soft water the whole day and night.Water2Buy Dimensions

Cons

Red CrossSome customers have said that although it’s easy to configure you may need to buy extra items to make it work. This can cost a bit more and might make the initial price not look that good.

Red CrossOther customers talk about cheap quality materials that can sometimes get damaged. Especially if you don’t take care of it and maintain it properly. So if you do buy this, then treat it with care.

Suitable For?

  • Can provide soft water for a household of up to 4 people.See Customer Reviews Button
  • Anyone that is on a tight budget, there is almost no other water softener in the UK that’s at a cheaper price point. I’ve already covered its drawbacks, but if you are looking for something that is very affordable then this can be a good option.

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2. Fountain Softeners – Crown by Harveys £800 – £950

This softener is slightly larger as it has a double tank. The result of this is not only a higher price tag but a a higher capacity. This can provide soft water for a household of up to 7 people.

ProsCrown By Harvey's Water Softener

Green Plus ArrowComes with a double tank so able to provide a high amount of soft water for a large household of up to 7 people.

Green Plus ArrowHas countless features and is more advanced when compared to other cheaper models.

Green Plus ArrowIt has a compact design that makes it great for homes that don’t have a lot of space.

Green Plus ArrowThere is a simple configuration and set up with a full manual that is included. So, you can easily install this yourself if you have some DIY plumbing experience.Crown Softener

Green Plus ArrowComes with a 5-year warranty.

Cons

Red CrossParts of the device are made from plastic, despite the high price.

Red CrossTry to keep this device at room temperature to avoid possible condensation.

Suitable For?

  • A household for up to 7 people.See Customer Reviews Button
  • For those who have a slightly bigger budget and want a quality durable water softener for their water.
  • Also, ideal for those who live in apartments or small studio with no external drains.

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3. Tapworks AD11 £400-£600

The Tapworks AD11 is very popular because it uses smart technology that monitors how much water you use and then generates accordingly. It is able to produce more efficiency and therefore have lower operating costs.Tapworks Softener

It is also very effective at eliminating all limescale from the water in your home.

Pros

Green Plus ArrowVery advanced system that you can set and forget because it constantly monitors and self adjusts.

Green Plus ArrowLower on-going and operating costs as it’s so efficient.

Green Plus ArrowRelatively easy to install and configure with minimal DIY plumbing skills.

Green Plus ArrowRequires less space than traditional water softeners like Fleck SXT because this device can fit below kitchen sinks.mrwatergeek winner badge

Cons

Red CrossSome reviewers have complained about water leaks after self-installation so it’s always best to hire a professional plumber. Otherwise be sure to secure the pipes properly to prevent rust and leaks.See Customer Reviews Button

Suitable For?

  • Great for a larger home or office of up to 7 people in the household.
  • For people looking for space-saving items.

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Brand & ModelPrice RangeBest Price
Harvey's Crown Softener
Crown By Harvey's Softener
£800 - £950mrwatergeek winner badge
Water2Buy Softener
Water2Buy Softener
£300-£450mrwatergeek winner badge
BWT Softener
BWT Softener
£500-£650mrwatergeek winner badge
Tapworks Softener AD11
Tapworks Softener
£400-£600mrwatergeek winner badge
Calmag CALSOFT MINI Meter UK
Calmag CALSOFT MINI Meter UK
£300-£500mrwatergeek winner badge

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Water Softener UK Buying Guide

The most important thing to know when choosing a water softener is that it all depends on your needs.

Based on consumer reports, I suggest there are a few things you should look out for when choosing your next water softener.

Mr Water Geek ThinkingMy UK water softener buying guide suggests the following factors of consideration:

Features and capacity.

The most important thing you need to consider when buying a water softener are its features. What’s its capacity? Do you need it to filter water too?

Do you want a water softener that you can program so that it generates soft water on demand? Once you know exactly what you’re looking for, selecting the right water softener will be much easier.mrwatergeek winner badge

Customer reviews and feedback.

A water softener can have all the features in the world but if all the reviews online are bad, then don’t buy. Tapworks Softener

This is why I always recommend people buy their softener from somewhere like Amazon or a trusted brand like Pelican (ships to US, CA, UK and worldwide).

These types of places feature verified customer reviews to help you make an informed decision about your purchase.

Budget.

Of course we need to be able to afford whatever softener we decide is right for us.

See Customer Reviews ButtonHowever, make sure not to just look at the upfront price. Also consider things like the cost of installation from a professional plumber and on-going maintenance costs.

I'm a health author, science enthusiast and 100% certified geek. My passion is to help you take control of your health and well-being by understanding the true importance of good quality water and healthy hydration.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    Very informative article.

    Does installation reverse any build up of limescale that may have already occurred, please?

    • Hi Ken

      Unlikely.

      You should probably get a limescale removal agent / chemical to treat the existing limescale and a water softener will prevent it from returning.

      Stay hydrated,
      Luke

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