A water softener changes everything, from the way the water tastes, to the way it feels. The reason many people are uninformed about the hardness of the water, is because they are used to it from living in the same area for a prolonged period of time. It becomes apparent when you visit a soft water area, and then go back to your hard water area. A water softener will not only make your daily shower make you feel cleaner, but also maintain the your taps, pipes and shower. This can help you save money in the long run, all the while giving you better water, so the small investment now can save big further down the line.
A water softener itself is not that expensive, and only costs a few pounds per year to run. Depending on the size of your household, you may need an LP1 (for a 1-4 bedroom house) or an LP2 (for a 5+ bedroom house) and this de-scales your current water supply, and prevents new limescale from forming. Once you have purchased and installed the water softener you will wonder how you ever lived without one.