Why choose for Hydro@Home?
Fits your home. Fits every home.
Hydro@Home water softeners and filters work without electricity and feature an extremely small environmental footprint. Our Hydro@Home water softeners are so compact that they offer a suitable solution in every situation and in every environment. *Fits your home. Fits every home.*
Hydro@Home is produced by Delta Water Engineering in Antwerp, part of Pollet Water Group, a leading company in the water treatment sector. This Belgian group has over 1.500 employees spread over 40 companies and 25 countries. Pollet Water Group companies are dedicated to developing solutions that improve the quality of water and enable a more efficient use of water. We are committed to offering intelligent and user-friendly products that purify the water in your homes, schools, buildings, factories, businesses, hospitals, … By applying the most advanced technologies, we take up the biggest challenge of our time: water. Discover the benefits of soft water and the Hydro@Home domestic range!
Read here how a water softener provides protection, savings, extra comfort and wellness.
Spend less time cleaning.
Claning is much faster without limescale. An average family needs up to 120 hours less for cleaning.
Whether by hand or with a dishwasher, doing the dishes is easier and without traces of limescale.
No more limescale in your pipes.
Limescale is deposited in the water pipes in your home. This leads to a narrowing of the pipe with a reduced flow rate as a result. Over time, the pipe will completely clog. Pipes do not clog with lime-free water.
Longer life span.
Some household appliances break faster due to limescale in the water, such as the heating boiler or your washing machine. This can be prevented by using only soft water, which means that the devices have a longer lifespan, which in turn is cost-effective.
The lime from your tap water is deposited on the heating element of many household appliances, such as your boiler, washing machine, coffee maker, dishwasher, kettle, … The lime forms an insulating layer around the heating element, which means that more energy is needed to heat the water. A water softener therefore reduces gas and/or electricity consumption.
Aqua Belgica, the Belgian federation for water treatment, calculated, based on figures from the national institute for statistics (Statbel), that a Belgian family of 4 people can save up to 650 € or more on an annual basis by using a water softener. This is similar in many other countries. And with the price increases since the research, this already rather became 750 €.
A study conducted in America by the independent Battelle Memorial Institute, an independent testing and research center for applied scientific and technological development, supports Aqua Belgica’s findings. This study was conducted in 2009 under the direction of the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).
Start the day with soft water.
You will have a unique wellness experience under the shower.
Softer skin and softer hair.
Skin and hair feel softer when you wash with soft water.
Less soap, less shampoo.
Soap and shampoo dissolve better in soft water, so you need to use less for the same result. Which is also better for your skin.
Clothes and towels feel softer.
Using fabric softener can be reduced by half or even eliminated. Your textiles will also last longer.
Less energy consumption, longer lifespan of appliances and textiles, less detergents in waste water … the environmental benefits are considerable.
With our range of Hydrosoft water softeners we can offer the appliance that is best suited to your personal situation. A water softener that gives you all the benefits of soft water: protection, comfort, wellness and savings. A water softener pays for itself and you will also have one of the most economical water softeners, both in terms of water and salt consumption. Read more below about the specific benefits of a Hydro@Home water softener.
Do you need a compact, but high-performance water softener? Then a device from the Hydrosoft 100 Simplex series is exactly what you need for normal average household consumption. Need a little more with higher water consumption? A higher peak flow rate, e.g. when you use several bathrooms simultaneously? Then a Hydrosoft 200 Duplex is probably a more optimal choice. Feel free to take a look below, but our specialists will be happy to advise you on the most suitable choice for your specific situation.
And in the filter systems section you can see how you can give your installation extra protection with a Hydroclean dirt filter or how you can produce tasty drinking water from the tap with a Hydropure drinking water filter.
Fits your home. Fits every home.
Here you can find a number of frequently asked questions about water treatment with a clear and substantiated answer (*)
Aqua Belgica, the Belgian federation for water treatment, calculated, based on figures from the national institute for statistics (Statbel), that a Belgian family of 4 people can save up to 650 euros or more on an annual basis by using a water softener. This is similar in many other countries. Click here for more details.
A water softener really removes the scale from the tap water before it is distributed in your home. This is done with the help of resins, which will retain the dissolved hardness minerals in the water. Such an ion exchange water softener is the only truly proven technology for residential water descaling to date. Click here and discover how a Hydro@Home water softener works.
Other types of devices and methods are known that do not soften the water, but would prevent the precipitation of the scale. The hardness minerals are therefore not removed from the water in this case. Their effectiveness is often limited in practice, sometimes even questionable or not really suitable for domestic applications. So inform yourself well if you would consider an alternative system. Feel free to contact our specialists for advice without any obligation.
Water softeners really remove the hardness minerals from the water. Other systems, such as polyphosphate dispensers, for example, neutralize the effect of limescale precipitation. Physical scale-avoiding devices (e.g. magnetic) are in turn assumed to prevent the scale from precipitating in the water. Tests of various physical scale-avoiding devices show that we can be critical of their proper functioning. In perfect (laboratory) conditions they sometimes achieve decent results, but in a practical environment the effect is rather unpredictable and limited. They usually only work at temperatures lower than those of a central heating system and at a limited flow rate. The constant quality of the water also plays an important role.
An ion exchange water softener is the only proven technology for domestic water descaling to date. Do not hesitate to ask us for advice without any obligation.
In the water softener, the tap water is sent through a resin tank, where the calcium and magnesium ions in the water (which cause the limescale deposit) are replaced by harmless sodium ions. This process is called ion exchange. When the resin is saturated with limescale ions, it is renewed again and again by rinsing the resin column with brine. This process is called regeneration. Click here and discover in more detail how a Hydro@Home water softener works.
Almost always, as the ideal soft water does not contain any lime and has a hardness level of 0°fH. This of course prevents limescale build-up, but you also get a maximum of savings (energy, soap, cleaning detergents and lime-removing products) and a significantly increased comfort (less maintenance and the wellness effect of soft water). All the benefits of soft water can be found here. That ideal should be achieved as much as possible. If a residual hardness is desired, this can be set.
The quality of our tap water depends on the layers of soil through which it seeps before it is pumped up. Water hardness is often expressed in French degrees (°fH), where 1 °fH corresponds to 10 mg of limestone (CaCO3) per liter of water. The levels of water hardness can be divided into the following categories:
Do you know the hardness of your tap water? You can request the hardness of the water in your area from the water distribution company, or we can measure it for you at your home. Click here to request a free water test.
During the regeneration of the appliance, the brine solution releases part of its sodium ions and replaces them with the calcium and magnesium ions that have attached themselves to the resin beads. These calcium and magnesium ions and the excess sodium ions are discharged to the sewer with the brine solution. View here how a water softener works.
Salt or sodium chloride is used for the regeneration process in water softening. Due to dilution with all the other waste water, the environmental polluting effect will be negligible. Moreover, all things considered, softened water is better for the environment. Why?
• due to the lower energy consumption when heating the water;
• due to less washing powder, soaps and other detergents in the waste water (up to 50% less use);
• due to the longer lifespan of household appliances and textiles.
Finally, we should also mention that modern softening systems already work efficiently with considerably smaller amounts of salt.
And if the water softener is combined with, for example, activated carbon filtration, the plastic waste mountain can be reduced because you no longer have to buy bottled water.
Only special salts for water softeners may be used for the regeneration of the resin. Only those salts guarantee a completely pure brine solution, without wastage.
The members of the Belgian water treatment federation Aqua Belgica, such as Hydro@Home and manufacturer Delta Water Engineering, only use resins that meet the imposed government standards of the respective countries of distribution. The consumer is therefore not in any danger when he calls on their services.
In several countries there are advantageous VAT rates. Contact our local distributor in your country for more details.
For instance in Belgium, if the water softener is installed by a professional in a home that is older than 10 years, you are entitled to the reduced VAT rate of 6% (as well for purchase, installation as maintenance). The VAT rate of 21% applies to homes that are younger than 10 years.
And in France, the VAT currently charged on the installation of a water softener as well as on the equipment is reduced from 20% to 10% if the home is over two years old and the installation is carried out by a professional.
When comparing the prices of water softeners, it is best to include the cost price of the water and salt consumption for regeneration in the calculation, as well as the price of maintenance. A device should last at least 15 years, so the operating costs of the device will become an important factor over that period.
Hydrosoft water softeners work volumetrically and therefore take into account the specific water consumption and the degree of softening. The calculation of the expected water and salt consumption is therefore relatively complex. So feel free to call on the Hydro@Home specialist in your area to help you with this, without any obligation. And for our Hydrosoft devices, the annual savings that a water softener brings will more than make up for these running costs.
(*) source: Aqua Belgica, the Belgian federation for water treatment