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Read Our COVID-19 Update – May 2020

As of the 1st May 2021, our team are Lateral Flow testing for the symptoms of COVID twice a week, in order to keep our staff, customers and families safe.

Our team continues to follow all strict social distancing guidelines, including sanitising and now the wearing of masks in customer homes where customers are present and this is appropriate.

If we are working within your home, such as changing a filter or servicing a softener, or installing a new softener, we would ask that the area we are working be well ventilated.

The company policy is that we will sanitise our hands on arrival at your home, and on departure too. If we touch surfaces within your home, we will inform you which surfaces we have touched, and we will sanitise those surfaces too with a light bleach solution before we leave.

Our salt was manufactured and stored on pallets more than 30 days ago, and will only have been touched by the member of our team who delivers it, and their hands will be sanitised. We will deliver your salt to your home, and if safe to do so, will leave it in your desired location. If you would prefer your salt to be left outside your home, then we will ascertain beforehand where your preferred safe point is.

Lastly, we will confirm with you that no one in your home is experiencing symptoms or self isolating when booking the appointment to come and see you, plus when confirming the appointment the day before, Daniel will also confirm that no one in your home is self isolating or experiencing symptoms at that time too.

As a final precaution, when we are on our way to your home, the individual coming (Laurence, Alex, Paul or Pete) will also call you to confirm that not only are we experiencing no symptoms, but to ascertain that no circumstances in your own home has changed either.

We remain committed to the safety of our clients, and together we will get through this safely.

Any questions, please call Laurence on 07976 036101 or email the team on

So, you're considering having a water softener installed in your home?

You've probably been doing a lot of research on the internet, you may have spoken to friends or family who already have one, and it's likely you may have already had a couple of quotes.

So what are you finding out?

No doubt everyone is telling you that their softener is better than the rest, and, if I know my industry as well as I do, there is a lot of confusion being disseminated.

You may well appreciate some help to sift through the information you have received.

An area where we often find confusion filtering through relates to what is and is not true about the different brands sold by Harvey Softeners, including the claims that some of their softeners are better than others.

So we will attempt to give you all the information you need to answer any questions you may have, and enable you to make an accurate and fully informed decision.

This page covers the features and the benefits of Harveys top brand, Minimax.

Harveys Product Generations

In January 2020, Harveys launched the 4th generation of Block Salt Softener, and it really is packed full of very clever technology, and tremendous performance testing. To help clear up any confusion you may have about the Harvey top brands, I've written a page all about the differences between Harveys, TwinTec and Minimax. View our comparisons page.​

In the meantime, this quick and simple guide may help:

1st Generation

  • Crown Block Salt Softener​

2nd Generation

  • Minimax M1
  • TwinTec S2​
  • Dualflo

3rd Generation

These 3 softeners all feature the same flow rates, performances and efficiencies.

  • Minimax M2
  • TwinTec S3
  • Harveys HV3​

4th Generation

Launched in January 2020.

These 3 softeners all feature the same flow rates, performances and efficiencies.

  • Minimax M3
  • TwinTec S4
  • Harveys HV4

5th Generation

The elite brands launched in December 2020.

Harvey Softeners launched three exclusive named softeners. Each of these softeners is eco-friendly and operate on patented curved salt to guarantee purity, and all of these enjoy super high flow capabilities, best performance and best efficiencies. From over 200 companies within the industry in the UK, just 28 of the leading local businesses have been selected to market …the Minimax and TwinTec products. The Harvey Arc is available directly from Harvey Softeners via their sales reps.

  • Minimax Innova – available from selected Minimax Dealers (10-year parts guarantee)
  • TwinTec Cobalt – available from selected TwinTec Dealers (10-year parts guarantee)
  • Harveys Arc – available from Harvey Softeners directly (3-year parts guarantee)

The Harveys Minimax softeners are a real feat of British engineering. Each softener is hand-built, with batch pressure testing to an astonishing 1 million high-impact cycles – that's unheard of in the industry, and which not just exceeds British Standards many multiple times over, but guarantees you a softener that is better tested than any other softener in the market! It has a less than 1% failure rate too, another incredible industry-leading achievement.

Harvey Minimax M3

4th Generation – It led the way.

UK's No.1 Water Softener
Supplied and installed

The Minimax M3 saw the Harvey softener become the most advanced and most tested softener in the UK.

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Harvey Minimax Innova

5th Generation - British manufacturing at its finest.

UK's No.1 Water Softener
Supplied and installed

The Minimax Innova takes the Harvey to the next level. Exciting improvements make it the industry leader.

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Harvey Minimax Major

Best for larger homes or businesses.

UK's No.1 Water Softener
Supplied and installed

The Minimax Major is perfect for the larger home or small business, and comes in a block or tablet salt model.

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Harvey Minimax Big Blue

Perfect for the commercial sector.

UK's No.1 Water Softener
Supplied and installed

The Minimax Big Blue is very popular with large homes upto 6-bathrooms, plus hotels, launderettes and factories.

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Features and Benefits