Read Our COVID-19 Update - 02/11/20

The government have announced a new national lockdown, to start with effect from Thursday 5th November 2020.

The government have also confirmed that trade businesses that work in customer homes may continue as long as they are COVID Secure, which Hydroworks has been throughout the pandemic.

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

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 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 hello@hydroworks.co.uk


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Harvey Minimax Water Softeners

Harvey's premier brand of water softeners

The ultimate in Softened Water - nothing comes closer to "as soft" as the Harvey's Minimax

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So, you're considering having a water softener installed into 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 their top brand, Minimax.

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.  You can access our Comparisons page here

In the meantime, this quick simple guide may help:

1st Generation Harvey Softeners

Crown Block Salt Softener​

2nd Generation Harvey Softeners

Minimax M1

TwinTec S2​

Dualflo

3rd Generation Harvey Softeners

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

Minimax M2

TwinTec S3

Harveys HV3​

4th Generation Harvey Softeners (released January 2020)

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

Minimax M3

TwinTec S4

Harveys HV4

5th Generation - The Harvey Names - The Elite brands

Launched December 2020

In December 2020, Harvey Softeners launched three exclusive named softeners.  Each of these softeners are 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 these products.

Available from selected Minimax Dealers: Minimax Innova (10-year parts guarantee)

Available from selected TwinTec Dealers: TwinTec Cobalt (10-year parts guarantee)

Available from Harvey Softeners directly: Harveys Arc (3-year parts guarantee)

Minimax Water Softeners


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

water softener

Minimax M3

When released, the Minimax M3 saw the Harvey softener become the most advanced and most tested softener in the UK.

4th Generation - It led the way

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Minimax Innova

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

5th Generation - British manufacturing at its FINEST

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Minimax Big Blue

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

Perfect for the commercial sector

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Minimax Major

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

Best for larger homes or businesses

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Features and Benefits

Minimax Water Softeners

6 hours, 12 hours, 18 hours, 24 hours.

Luxuriously softened water

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Bumper flow rates

Perfect for multiple power showers in the modern home

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Block salt - Regular & Curve

Convenient and very easy to handle

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

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Non-electric

No programming to confuse, and no clocks to change

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Diagrams of up-flow and down-flow in water softeners.

"Up-flow" in-service

Much softer water and no internal riser tubes

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Best for metering

With the best metering ever, the Minimax softeners are amazingly accurate

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Twin-cylinder with Edge2Edge flow

Sparkling shower screens, taps and softer skin

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

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NO annual servicing required

Unlike other softeners, the Minimax requires no annual service

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Water at various levels.

Best for water efficiency too

With the lowest water usage per regeneration, the Minimax really is perfect for your pocket

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Harvey Water Softener in cupboard beneath sink.

Slim, compact design

Fits neatly under a kitchen sink

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Cardboard boxes in home.

Take it with you when you move

The Minimax is suitable for every home & every plumbing system too

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Less than 1% failure rate

No other manufacturer stress tests their softeners up to 1 million times

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

10 year guarantee

10-year parts guarantee

The most comprehensive manufacturer backed parts guarantee EVER

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Now Europe's best-selling softener

Made by the only British manufacturer in the industry, the award-winning Harvey Water Softeners

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2018

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Winner of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2018, the Minimax is made by the industry leader

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If you're upgrading your water softener from an older single cylinder softener or American twin cylinder softener, you are in for a real treat.

The Minimax range of softeners mastered the art of providing softened water, to a luxurious standard, consistently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year in, year out.

This means that you will enjoy spotlessly clear shower screens, sanitary ware and the feeling of smoothness on your skin will be amazing.

Read and Download Brochures

Minimax Innova Block Salt Softener Brochure

The Minimax Innova Brochure

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Minimax M3 Brochure

Minimax M3 brochure

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Minimax Major & Big Blue Brochure

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Meet our happy customers

We'll show you how their softeners were installed too!

Richard Cook - Herne Bay

Alison and Stuart Roberts - Herne Hill, Kent

Len Halsall - Eythorne, Kent

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Richard Cook - Herne Bay