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The outstanding benefits of having a soft water supply at home are very well documented... they include significant financial gains from descaled pipes and much more efficient water heating, the convenience of permanently sparkling taps, shower heads, sinks and baths and the personal pleasures of bathing in soft water and experiencing "softer" feeling clothes, towels and bed-linen. Fox & Co can fit all types of Water Softeners, give us a call for more info.

See some of the benefits listed below:

  • Soft water will:
  • The removal of existing scale from your hot water tank and associated pipework (saves on repairs and maintenance).
  • Sinks, taps, toilets, shower--screens and bathrooms will keep scale free (no more ugly white stains to wash off).
  • Showerheads will never have to be unpricked again.
  • Softwater is a natural conditioner for fabrics, hair and skin and can help dry skin conditions such as eczema.
  • Reduction of soaps and detergents up to 75% 
    (use one tablespoon of washing powder for your washing machine).
  • Lovely rich lather and crystal clear water with very little soap required.
  • Softwater is also kinder to heating systems, washing machines and dishwashers making them last years longer.
  • No more messy scum, save on cleaning times.

It's easy to forget how important water is in our lives. Of course we need it in our diet, but in our homes, it's a tool--a fluid medium that carries material from one place to the next. And one of the reasons it does this job well is that it's very good at holding things, either by suspending them or dissolving them.

Unlike most tools, though, water doesn't come with an instruction manual. If it did, you'd know why the dishes you thought were washed are covered with spots when dry, why the water in your shower leaves a film on everything it touches, and why what you thought was clean water has clogged up your plumbing system.


Water passing through the mineral tank loses positively charged calcium and magnesium ions to negatively charged plastic beads. The brine tank holds a salt solution that flushes the mineral tank, replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium. A meter at the top of the mineral tank regulates recharging cycles. The valve assembly routes water flow for each phase of the regeneration cycle

The Solution Is The Problem
While water is in the ground, it picks up soluble bits of whatever it passes through. While this can mean contamination that makes the water unfit to drink, in many cases it simply means that the water contains minerals found in the earth. Of these, calcium and magnesium are of particular importance because they affect the water's ability to function in our homes. These minerals make our water hard.

In addition to affecting the actual washing process, insoluble soap deposits leave spots on everything you wash--from your dishes to the family car--and a soap film will build up in your bath and shower.

Another reason to be concerned about hard water is its effect on your plumbing system. Calcium and magnesium deposits can build up in pipes, reducing flow to taps and appliances. In water heaters, these minerals generate a scale build up that reduces the efficiency and life of the heater.

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