Do NOT Buy Until You Read This Water2Buy Review

Last Updated on March 15, 2021

Water2Buy is an Ireland-based water product manufacturer.

They have become a popular and well known water softener brand throughout the UK and Europe for providing some of the cheapest and most affordable water softeners.Water2Buy Softener

Even though they come at a very low price, numerous verified customer reviews attest to the fact that it works.

Not only do they provide water softeners, but they also provide a number of manuals. These documents simplify the system installation process.

They make it easy to do by providing you with easy-to-understand charts as well as online videos. The reviews also highlight the brands’ good customer service.

But should you really believe the hype? This Water2Buy review will investigate.

W2B200 Buying Guide

The W2B200 has a very basic appearance and is not too fancy. In very simple terms, it’s a white and blue plastic unit. The measurements come in at 44 cm deep x 23 cm wide x 64 cm high and weighs 18 kg.

This small size means that it can fit under the kitchen sink.

It is very compact and offers a good performance especially given its small size.

W2B200 Installation, Operation and Maintenance.

According to the manufacturers, it’s possible to install this without a plumber. This is the case if you have some basic DIY knowledge and awareness of connection hoses, understand drains and overflow sets.

Pelican Whole House Softener Filter ComboThe good news is that the Water2Buy (aka the W2B200) is compatible with most heating systems in the UK and parts of Europe. This means that you should connect it with a cold water supply near a power source and near a waste overflow.

Just note that it is an electrical system based on salt. So you will need to make sure it’s near an electrical source and need softener salt.

The regeneration of your resin is controlled by a meter and takes about 30 minutes. In general, this is considered to be the most efficient way to provide water softening for 24 hours as this is based on the actual water yield instead of being a time-based system.

You can use all types of softening salt for regeneration (block, granular, pellet, tablet or table salt). The salt can easily be added through the wide and removable lid.

W2B200 by Water2Buy Review

The W2B200 is sometimes also called the Water2Buy water softener. It is by far the best selling and most popular water softener because of its cheap prices.Water2Buy Softener

Although it is a very economical and affordable, it is a sturdy machine and very suitable for hard water.

It is an efficient and durable water softener that removes limescale deposits (the cause of the white stuff in your kettle). And softens your water supply completely without causing excessive noise.

The fact that it operates quietly should not be understated.

Not all water softeners work quietly in fact most of them a quite noisy. This water softener has an extremely quiet meter and the manufacturer guarantees “quiet and noiseless operation”.

This is also a great device if you don’t have much space. The compact design means that the Water2Buy water softener is small enough to fit under the sink in your kitchen. This is an important factor to consider when space is a concern. Or is appropriate when you do not want your water softener to occupy one of your kitchen counters.

Key Water2Buy Features

Here are some specific features and benefits of the Water2Buy:

It can soften an average of 1250L of hard water each day.Water2Buy Dimensions

This product is suitable for a household of 1-4 people.

It has a built-in mixing valve, with which you can adjust the water hardness.

Customers comment on the quietness of the system during execution and self-cleaning.

You can set the device to self-clean while you sleep.

One of the best features is that with Water2Buy you can use any softening salt.

This softener only takes about 30 minutes to soften hard water. The result of this is that if you start the process before falling asleep, you will have soft water when you wake up.

Summary of all features: Space-saving, compact, quiet, effective, easy to use, noiseless, treats 1250 liters of hard water a day.

7 year guarantee.See Customer Reviews Button

30 day warranty.

Free returns (within a 7 year time period).

Pricing: £££

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IMPORTANT Points To Know Before you Buy Water2buy

Although this is generally a good softener device according to customer reviews, there are some issues that you should make note of before you buy (MOSTLY GOOD THINGS).

Other more powerful options are available in this series. You can get one that has a larger capacity. Like Water2Buy options that can soften water for larger dwellings of up to 10 people, trip water yield and increase calcium / magnesium levels. Of course, they also have a slightly higher price, but still represent a great value.

There is also a timer-based model available in this series.

Is Water2Buy WORTH It?


It is extremely effective at removing limescale deposits caused by “hard” minerals like calcium and magnesium.

Mr Water Geek ThinkingCustomer reviews show that it is reportedly a reliable and robust product.

The main benefits are described as economic, efficient and compact.

And all of this come at a price of around £300-£400, which is among the cheapest softener prices in the UK.Water2Buy Softener

The right mixture of price-performance means that it’s often referred to as “Amazon’s Choice” for a water softener in the UK.

The Water2Buy water softener model is ideal for:

Green Plus ArrowDealing with hard water in a home with up to 4 people.

Green Plus ArrowA home that does not have a lot of space and needs a compact product.mrwatergeek winner badge

Green Plus ArrowCan soften water hardness of up to 400 ppm.

Green Plus ArrowTreats water capacities of up to 1250 liters per day.

Green Plus ArrowHas a 30-day warranty and a 7 year guarantee.See Customer Reviews Button

Green Plus ArrowIf you purchase this from Amazon then you also benefit from the standard Amazon guarantee and customer service.


  1. Hi everyone, just had these installed in 2 identical flats by the same plumber. One unit has an overflow pipe sticking out the back and hanging around. The other does not. When I asked, the plumber said 1 is an upgraded model and he can’t tell until he opens the box. He said I just need to get an ice cream box for the overflow. I’ve paid him now, but he’s coming back to do some other jobs next week. Just wanted to get some views from people on this if you don’t mind. Should I push him to change the machine with the overflow pipe? Thanks

  2. We’ve had the W2B200 for a few years. It worked great in the first year or so, then stopped working. They say the unit needs regenerating every couple of years, or even every year, and sell a cleaning fluid that costs £45 for small bottle. That’s a complete rip-off considering most other brands do not require this. They won’t publish any info about what’s in the cleaning fluid, but my own research indicates that it could be based on citric acid, or similar.
    I instead, drained the unit, cleaned out all the deposits in the bottom (no idea why there was so much sludge – mainly white with a hint of brown), then ran the regen/rinse cycle with just water in the tank (no salt) 3 times, filled with salt and recycled once more. After that it was good for another year or so. Next time around I repeated, the above step but added a spoon of citric acid to the first regen/rinse cycle. Again the unit has been fine for about a year, until just this week when it’s again stopped producing soft water.
    On the whole it’s only just cheaper than other brands, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
    We had a Monarch unit before that was smaller, and ran for 5-6yrs without any issue or need for maintenance. The W2B200 also consumes a lot more salt than our previous unit.
    We Iive in East Anglia, so have very hard water, and a family of 5.

  3. Thanks Mr WG!

    Wefre curently assessing a whole house system for Osmio, Harveys Arc and Kinetico softeners. Do yiu have any pointers, as they all seem a little different in their approaches (we want drinking water too). Harveys is super expensive, but are they worth it?

    1. Hi Hugh

      You are right, there are very little differences between them. However, Harveys TwinTec is non-electric, which is a big selling point.

      Unfortunately, the UK doesn’t have water softener filter combo options like the US, although I think companies like Pelican ship to the UK and they offer combination options that soften and provide drinking water at the same time.

      The most cost effective option would be to get a UK softener and an under sink filter to make the water drinkable.

      Stay hydrated,

  4. Hi
    i was about to buy this and the spotted a product in costco called Kinetico Kube
    i couldn’t see a referance to this on this website, have you had any experience with these, happy to send a link if you wnat

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