Equipment

Water Softening

Halpin & Hayward supply, install and commission softeners for all applications and sizes ranging from the smallest domestic model to the largest custom built industrial system. Our Dublin warehouse holds stock of our most commonly used products and what we do not have in stock can be quickly sourced.

We are in operation over 60 years and our experienced service and maintenance team are always available for call outs or over-the-phone assistance.

For further information and product brochures please click on the link to either domestic or industrial

Please click on the brochures below for more info …

Domestic Softener

Industrial Softener

For further information, please contact us.

WHY BUY HALPIN AND HAYWARD SOFTENERS ?

We are primarily and industrial water treatment company and as such our equipment is:

  • Robust and built for a industrial, continuous use and harsh environments.
  • Include BMS and alarm connectivity for remote monitoring on request.
  • Include digital screens allowing a better client interface showing remaining capacity, time to regen, duration of regeneration and more.
  • A 6 week internal battery to protect against power cuts and loss of programming.
  • Our domestic softeners are smaller models of our industrial units and as such benefit from a solid build ethos and a longer life than other models on the Irish market.
  • Backed up by a nationwide service and maintenance team available to clients for call outs or over-the-phone assistance at any time.
  • All softeners are supplied with a dropper hardness test kit for at-home testing.
  • We supply only pelletised salt to prevent fouling of our brine tanks.
WHAT IS HARD WATER?

Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Hard water is not a health risk, but a nuisance because of mineral buildup on fixtures and poor soap and/or detergent performance. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution. Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water “hard.”

WHY IS HARD WATER BAD?
  • Hard water causes limescale, a hard white deposit on appliances, showers and kettles.
  • Hard water leaves a stain on appliances and glassware.
  • Hard water interferes with detergents and soap reducing washing effectiveness.
  • Limescale causes blockages and loss of heat transfer. A kettle or immersion heater with limescale will take much longer heat water thus increasing energy use and costs.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS WITH HARD WATER?
  • There are no serious adverse health affects of hard water.
  • Hard water can contribute to dry skin and hair.
  • Hard water can affect the pH balance of your skin causing dryness and people with eczema can be particularly affected.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY WATER IS HARD AND DO I NEED A SOFTENER?

Best practice is to have your water tested by a laboratory to confirm hardness.

There are a number of ways to confirm whether your water is hard. 1 A simple hardness test can be performed which will determine the level of hardness in water, 2 certain area’s are known for being hard water area’s or 3 neighbors will advise whether the water is hard based on the condition of their tap, kettles or showers.

HOW DOES A SOFTENER WORK?

Hard water can be softened by passing the water through an ion exchange resin (water softener) where the calcium and magnesium are absorbed. Periodically the absorbed  hardness needs to be flushed away and the resin regenerated with salt. Most resin if maintained correctly will last 7 – 10 years. Halpin & Hayward Ltd are specialists in water treatment and will correctly size the water softener for your domestic, commercial or industrial application.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SOFTENED WATER?
  • A water softener will save you money. Less appliance repair and less blockages.
  • 1mm of limescale on an immersion element costs 10% more to heat the water.
  • Limescale is prevented from forming on taps, appliances, kettles and showers.
  • Soft water allows a much better lather when washing.
  • Soft water improves dishwasher effectiveness and cleanliness.
  • Soft water is better for skin and hair.