November 17, 2019

Pros and Cons of Getting a Water Softener for Your Home

The main purpose of a water softener is to reduce the high levels of minerals in water, also known as hardness in the water. An ideal water softener removes the minerals that you don’t need or are dangerous in high levels, leaving you with healthy, ‘soft’ water.

On the whole, hard water is water that contains unhealthy levels of dissolved minerals which are not ideal for domestic use. Many people wonder what causes hard water, but the main problem is the disadvantages that comes with hard water. From permanently stained laundry and dishes to damaged appliances and pipes; hard water is not meant for home use. This is why we have water softeners, to provide us with good, clean and healthy water.

Water softeners can be salt-based or salt-free, and it all depends on the one that is ideal for your home. This article compares salt-based systems to salt-free softeners but let’s focus on the benefits of using a water softener, and any disadvantages that you should look out for.

Pros :

  1. It Helps You Save Money :

Using a water softener would positively affect all your water appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, coffee makers and others; which can get damaged by the lime scale that is deposited by hard water. It would also prevent rust and corrosion in your pipes and pumps. With a water softener, you save money on repairs. You would also reduce your electricity bills when it comes to your water heater and boiler.

  2. No More Stains :

Hard water causes your dishes, clothes, and any other thing you wash or clean at home to get reddish-brown stains. Soft water would prevent this and you get longer lasting dishes, cutlery and brighter, cleaner fabric.

  3. Reduced Use of Soap:

Hard water doesn’t work up a lather with soap, which is probably why you use a lot of soap. Soft water on the other hand does not contain the minerals that prevent soap lather and so it works up a lather quickly; causing you to save soap.

  4. Healthy Skin and Hair :

Unlike hard water that causes dry hair and irritated skin, soft water makes your skin and hair look healthy and soft.

  5. Low Water Usage :

Because soft water is effective and easy to use around the house, you would reduce your water usage.

Cons :

  1. Maintenance :

Water softeners usually require a lot of maintenance, especially when using salt-based systems because they require salt replacements, cleaning of the resin bed and also proper maintenance. Water softeners can also cause your sewer bill to increase because some water softeners waste water, depending on how hard your water is, and send it down the sewer.

  2. Installation :

Water softening systems usually require costly installation by a professional plumber. It can also affect your water pressure if it is not properly installed.

  3. Environmental Effects :

Soft water is not easy to recycle, and needs more resources to do so by the treatment plants. Also, the waste water from the water softener, especially salt-based softeners, can affect freshwater areas and aquatic life.

Report: Home Water Softener System Market to Witness huge growth by 2025


HTF Market Intelligence recently did an industry research on Home Water Softener System market. This report included in-depth market analysis and potential global market.

As per the information, the latest trend in the market includes home automation to add-on Wi-Fi enabled systems. With tough competition and advanced technology, manufacturers are providing their best to customers for a comfy life. This will help consumers to operate the softener system with their Smartphone or Laptop. This home automation system is cost efficient and it has energy conservative approach.

Highlights of the Report:

The key feature of this report is the prologue of superior and augmented features. The product is tagged under the premium category. However, manufacturers are looking forward to this as the market is rising and divulging towards growth and expertise. Many features are inclusive of customization alerts and adjustment of water usage. As service providers are providing extended warranties prices will hike in the upcoming period.  This will gain loyalty points from their customers.

The scope of the Report:

The objective of this study is to identify and segment the Household Water Softener industry in terms of product type, client and primary regions.

Note: The Global Household Water Softener System is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% in the next five years and may reach to 1330 Million USD till 2024. (An approximate evaluation)

This Report is based on the following company’s sales, revenue and sales:

   Whirlpool Cooperation

  • Culligan
  • General Electric
  • 3M
  • Kinetico Incorporated
  • EcoWater Systems

Market Size:

The report focuses on the key regions like North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Central America, and South America, East and Middle Africa.

Also India, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, United States,  South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, France, UK, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Russia, GCC countries, Italy, Spain, and Vietnam.

Market Dimension By Product:

  • Household Salt Based Water Softener
  • Household Salt-free Water Softener
  • Market by End User
  • Houses
  • Apartments
  • Vacation Homes
  • Condos

This Research Study Offers:

  • This report offers a detailed report of top market players globally.
  • Opportunities and studies for new entrants
  • Upcoming five-year market forecast in all segments consisting of market trends and regional market scope.
  • Strategic recommendations for business
  • Mapping common trends
  • Profiling, strategies, finances etc
  • Getting through supply and chain management.

The objective of the Report:

The main reason behind this study is to estimate and forecast the imminent opportunities in the Water Softener System Market.  Also the breakdown data of topnotch companies leading the market from the year 2014 to 2018. The market size is majorly segmented into four categories: company, products, end user and key regions.

To get a more clear view the market is sub-segmented. The key factors are affecting market growth like opportunities, potential, threat and drivers all are analyzed thoroughly. Years considered in this study are:

  • Record year: 2014 to 2018
  • Base Year: 2018
  • Estimated Year: 2019
  • Predicted Year: 2019 to 2025

The report denotes the value and volume of the market (in-depth). For more information get the report of Water Softener Systems Market.