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UKh2o Are The South’s Premiere Water Softener Installer for 13 Years

Service for Customers in Our Local Area

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Service for Customers in Our Local Area

How does a water softener work?

A water softener will make a massive difference to your life, in fact, we are a bit evangelical about them here as once you have one, you can’t understand why everyone doesn’t have one. In this part of the country where most of our taps have hard water, they really are essential. Not only will they cut down on your cleaning time, detergent use and make your skin and hair feel nicer, they will save on energy costs, can help reduce the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis and make you the envy of your neighbours – it’s a real win win situation.

A water softener needs to be sited near your incoming water mains and once it is installed, the only running cost is salt – we say 1 block lasts per adult between 3-6 weeks so if there are 2 of you in the household with average water usage, you will use up about 12 packs (24 blocks) of salt per year which costs about £70.

The Kinetico water softening system is a twin tank, non electric machine and the BWT system is an electric single tank system. Both are designed to fit into a kitchen cupboard.

As a BWT and Kinetico dealer, we have a wealth of technical knowledge and are highly experienced and you always can be assured that you are getting expert advice and top quality service.

It is perfectly safe to drink softened water – it really is down to personal preference as to what you do.There is a very slightly enhanced sodium level in softened water, but to put this into context, there is more sodium in a pint of bottled mineral water or a pint of milk than in a pint of soft water. If you prefer not to drink soft water, we can install a drinking water system to suit your needs.

We will happily talk further about why our water softeners are the best, what the benefits are, why you need one and we will even reward you if you recommend us to friends and family. To find out prices please look at our online shop Products

Benefits of Softened Water

Sparkling home

No more watermarks or limescale on your taps. Less time spent cleaning an no more scrubbing with Viakal

Use less products

With softer water you use less of everything from shampoo and soap to washing detergent and fabric softeners

Shinier hair
Shiny, glossy, healthier, gorgeous hair with fewer tangles
Saving money
Soft water reduces limescale build-up making boilers and heating systems more efficient and less prone to breakdown
Smoother skin
Softer, fresher, silky skin, it even helps reduce eczema and dry skin
Home appliances last longer
Washing machines and dishwashers last longer, run better and don’t require Calgon


Could you pass on our thanks to the two people who fitted our water softener. They were very helpful, especially as our builders had not supplied the correct facility for the fitting of the softener. They made amendment to our system and gave instructions on how our builder should finalise the system. This was, we think, over and above what they usually need to do. Thank you.

David McV – Emsworth

Water Softener

We have recently had a Kinetico 2020c fitted by UKh2o who did a great , clean and professional job.
What a difference this little box has made to the water quality here in Portsmouth. The shower stays clean, the kettle and cups don’t stain and best of all I have managed to reduce the thermostat on our hot water because of better heat transfer so it’s a win win situation. I have recommended this unit to all my friends who will hopefully see the light and get one.
Could not imagine life without it.

Geoff N – Portsmouth

Water Softener

I’m blown away by the kitchen, it really is lovely! I know we still have a few finishing touches to go, but I’m already very impressed. I’ve already christened the new floor by breaking a glass ramekin full of crème brulee as it dropped from worktop height! Oops. Ovens currently on at full blast so they are ready for cooking in later….proper food, can’t wait.

Rachel B – Littlehampton


Very many thanks for your help over the last 24 hours, We returned from holiday on Wednesday to find our drinking water tap had broken, I rang you that afternoon and you made arrangements for your technician to come on Thursday. He, David, arrived first thing in the morning even advised me he would be 5 mins late. Did a great job very professionally and I was charged a very reasonable amount for absolutely first class service. Thank you very much a good experience on our return from a long flight home from Australia

John S – Selsey


But most of all, a big thank you to UKh2o for doing such a great job. We could not have asked for better. We were very well and patiently advised by Mark. Everything was done with the maximum consideration and the minimum disruption to us. We were grateful/relieved to return from holiday late at night both to the new boiler, heating and hot water working very efficiently and to a house which had been left clean and tidy.

Mark R – Ferring


Thank you for the excellent service and sorting out my smashed toilet so quickly.

Nicky G – Rustington


We are delighted with our new kitchen. It is the result I really hoped for, accessible with everything easily at hand. No more climbing on my little stool to reach top shelves & even better no more down on my knees to get to the back of cupboards. Many thanks to Jeannette for all her help sourcing our requirements, and her tireless planning and attention to detail that has made it so successful. It is a joy to work in.

Meg and Nick G – Findon


Softer Brighter Clothes

Longer Lasting Heating System

Cleaner Bathrooms

Longer Lasting Appliances

The Kinetico softener difference

Non Electric

Operates using the power of moving water for greater reliability and easier installation. There are no power cables to plug-in, no meters or timers to set, no electronic components to corrode over time – and no electricity costs.

Soft Water Rinse

One of the only twin-tank water softeners on the market to use soft water to rinse the tanks during the regeneration process.

Twin Tank Design

Unique and patented twin-tank design guarantees uninterrupted supply of soft water 24/7. When one tank is regenerating (cleaning) the other takes over ensuring you always have a supply of soft water. Single-tank systems cannot offer this. Guaranteed soft water 24/7. Highly efficient.

Easy to Maintain

A convenient cleaner that hides under your kitchen sink and is very easy to maintain. Simply load with Kinetico salt blocks when needed. On average, you’ll use one block per person, per month. The convenient salt viewing window also allows you to easily see when the salt is low.

Metered Regeneration

Technology that meters water use to accurately determine when it’s time to regenerate and clean the tanks meaning you waste less water. And when you go on holiday you don’t have to mess around with setting timers – you won’t use water so your softener knows not to regenerate.

Technically Advanced

A high performance softener designed to exceed water flow rates from demanding households even when in regeneration. Service flow rate (l/min): Flow rate @ 1bar pressure drop: 33.3 (HF); 16.6 (HE) Regeneration time: 11 mins (HF); 11 minutes (HE) Salt usage: 0.34kg (HF); 0.34kg (HE).

Compact Design

One of the smallest but smartest water softeners on the market. Small but powerful with an innovative cabinet design that will fit neatly under your kitchen sink. Dimensions: h 498 mm x w 219mm x 468 d mm.