Compare Water Softeners
There are three different water softener systems available. The advantages, disadvantages and specifications are outlined below, helping you decide on the best system for you circumstances. Remember also, we offer free advice and consultations.
Simply call us on (087) 8122143 and we will advise you best.
- Transparent lid: More convenient so you can tell at a glance how much salt you have left.
- Uses block salt: No more 25kg bags to carry around or spilling of granular salt. Just drop in a couple of blocks and off you go.
- Parallel Flow for maximum efficiency: TwinTec uses two cylinders at the same time. This gives a much better flow rate through the softener
- Accurate Advanced Twin Metering: The most critical aspect of a water softener is to measure exactly how much water passes through it, to determine when it should regenerate.
- Adjustable Brine Valve: Since different areas can have differing levels of hardness, the TwinTec water softener has been designed to be optimised for every installation.
- Visit the TwinTec Manufacturers Website →
- Small & Compact
- Non electric water softener that fits under your kitchen sink.
- Twin Cylinder
- For a continuous supply of water 24hrs a day.
- Self Powered
- No wiring, no electricity, no hassle!
- Resin: The latest technology gives the finest granularity of all.
- Performance: Eco Elite out performs all other twin cylinder water softeners.
- Installation : Designed for all modern installations.
- Eco Elite only available to SoftWater.ie
- Download Brochure →
- The simplest unit operates on a timed basis.
- Depending upon the hardness of the water supply, the capacity of the softener and the number of people in the residence, the number of days that the unit will operate is calculated.
- The softener is set when it is installed, to regenerate at, say, 2.00 a.m. at this calculated frequency. To ensure that soft water is always available, the interval between regenerations will be underestimated rather than overestimated.
- The timer controlled softener will regenerate at the pre-set number of days regardless of the volume of water used. If water usage is low, because, for instance, one or more of the residents is away, there will be significant residual capacity at the time of regeneration, which is arguably wasteful of salt and regeneration water.
- Similarly, if there is an increase in usage of water, the capacity could be exceeded at the pre-set number of days and the water would go hard towards the end of the cycle. It is also advisable that the unit is switched off if no water is to be used for a period of time e.g. holidays.
Question: What makes a twin cylinder system better?
Answer: Twin cylinders ensure there is an uninterrupted supply of softened water available at all times, even during a regeneration/backwash cycle. A single cylinder system would give hard water, or even salty water to the household if water was used during a regeneration/backwash cycle.
Advantages of a Twin Cylinder Water Softener with Duplex Parallel Flow (from video above)
Water softening involves passing hard water through a tank containing resin beads. The hardness minerals are trapped in the resin and after a period of time the softener needs to regenerate. This involves passing a brine solution through the resin and down the drain. After a fresh water rinse the softener is ready to carry on servicing your needs.
Most softeners contain a single tank of resin and are operated by an electrical control head. When specifying a single tank softener we need to discuss your water usage to determine which size of tank you need to ensure a continuous supply of softened water. Typically, say a 10 litre tank for a few people, 17 litre for a family and 30 litres for a large family. With this in mind we also need to look at the space available for installation.
With a standard twin tank water softener space is not an issue as they easily fit under the kitchen sink. In addition a twin tank system is suitable for all sizes of family. This is because while the left tank is softening the other is waiting on standby. When it's exhausted it switches over with no interruption. Soft water 24/7.
The softener knows when to regenerate by using a water meter
The latest twin tank softeners use duplex parallel flow. Both tanks give you soft water and one will periodically go into regeneration and then straight back into service. The advantages are better flow rates and softer water.
The other main improvement with the latest twin tank softeners is that they use a water displacement meter. These incredibly accurate meters will measure down to just one drop ensuring superior performance.
So there it is. Easily fits under your kitchen sink.
No electrics, clocks, timers, adjustments or programming required.
Just top it up with salt from time to time. It really is the best softener available.