Why Choose Minimax?
The UKs no.1 water softener, at the forefront of innovation
Minimax water softeners – the UK’s number one choice
Always at the forefront of innovation, Minimax water softeners feature cutting-edge technology that provides your home with softened water 24/7 and works at optimum efficiency.
Below are just some of the many reasons people choose Minimax water softeners. To see for yourself what one could do for you and your home, please contact us to arrange a demonstration.
Softened water guaranteed 24/7
Single-tank water softeners can’t regenerate and soften your water at the same time, so there will be times that hard water flows into the system. If you’ve got loft tanks the softness of your water can be compromised for days afterwards. Twin-tank systems such as Minimax, manufactured by Harvey Water Softeners, don’t suffer from this problem. They keep softening your water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Better flow rate
Twin-tank water softeners often use a service / standby method, where one cylinder will always stand idle ready to take over when the other is exhausted. Minimax water softeners use a duplex parallel method that allows both cylinders to be used, except for when one is regenerating. This gives a better flow rate, meaning your water softener can cope with power showers, combination boilers, mega-flo systems and high water usage like multiple showers being used at one time.
Number of cylinders
All water softeners have either one or two cylinders to house the softening resin. Only those with two cylinders can guarantee softened water 24/7 as there is no downtime (known as ‘regeneration’ time) during the cleaning process. Those with two cylinders are also more efficient with salt usage – Harvey Water Softeners actually invented the twin-cylinder system
Compact size fits anywhere
Size does matter. At one point water softeners would stick out through a hole in the kitchen surface, these days they are a lot more compact. The Minimax, designed by Harvey Water Softeners, is created to fit under the kitchen sink, meaning it can fit into many other convenient places in the home such as in a garage, utility room or even loft if needed.
The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is a mark of approval that demonstrates an item complies with the high standards set by water regulations published in 1999 in the UK. Enforced by the UK water supply companies, it covers all plumbing systems, water fittings and equipment supplied with water from the public water supply. It is a legal requirement for products installed in the UK to comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.
No programming necessary
Electric water softeners will require setting up and programming for water usage, water hardness and some other settings. A non-electric water softener does the job for you with its factory preset, making it easier to use.
Type of salt
Water softeners either use tablet salt which comes in heavy, unwieldy 25kg bags or block salt which is supplied in handy 8kg bricks. Minimax water softeners use block salt, which is far more popular due to ease of handling, storage and loading.
Easy-check salt lid
Salt needs to be checked regularly, so a simple solution is best. Some water softeners require the unit to be opened whereas others, such as the Harvey, has a clear section that shows the level.
Monitors and adjusts automatically
Cheaper water softeners use a basic timer that needs regular programming. The advanced meters on Minimax water softeners constantly monitor your water usage and make adjustments automatically. So you get efficient water usage with no fiddly adjustments or wastage.
Most reliable meter available
The Harvey Water Softener uses a displacement meter that is also used by the water board for measuring household water supply. They are tried, tested and the most accurate and reliable type available
How the water softener works
A twin-cylinder water softener comprises two internal cylinders, each of which contains resin. As hard water from the mains supply passes through these microscopic resin particles, they trap the calcium and magnesium minerals, softening the water.
With no harsh minerals left in the water, you won’t get limescale build-up anywhere around your home. Your boiler and appliances will work more efficiently and cost less to maintain.
The resin requires regular cleaning to get rid of the build up of minerals. This process is known as ‘regeneration’ and happens automatically at regular intervals. Our softeners use block salt because it’s easier for you to handle than heavy bags and takes up less storage space.
TRY ONE BEFORE YOU BUY ONE
We’re so confident you’ll be convinced by the soft water difference, you can try one out for 3 months before you decide whether to keep it.
We’ll arrange a home demonstration to show you how the water softener works and how it will revolutionise your life
If you want to go ahead with the water softener trial, we’ll arrange an installation date and a payment rate
We’ll install your softener on the agreed date and your first monthly payment will be taken on the 1st of the following month
At the end of the 3 months you can decide to buy the unit in full, carry on renting or send it back