The other reasons why I installed a water softener are:
- I intend to install solar water heating, and I don't want its heat exchanger to be impaired by limescale.
- Less time cleaning the bathroom, and no money to spend on anti-limescale cleaners.
- The washing machine and other appliances should last longer. In my previous house the loo stopped working because of limescale building up!
Regular readers (hey don't snigger, there's at least one actually) will remember I talked about getting a magnetic water softener ages ago. I decided against that because although I think they can work in some situations, I wanted something that would definitely work for me.