Recently while delivering salt to a new customer they asked us to look at their new water softener as they did not feel the house had much water flow.
Looking in the boiler room we found some beautiful plumbing that had all gone wrong when they had got to the water softener. A really large water main had been reduced down to fit in a small domestic unit. The customer had 5 bathrooms and gym and a small water softener that just was not suitable.
Two days latter we had fitted a suitably sized unit with all the correct plumbing. When i tested the system, water flow had increased significantly. Infact the tap in the utility area had been giving 7 lt/min and now was producing 16lt/min. Hooray.
The softener that we put in was a Hague Maximizer which can give 90 Lt/min with incredible efficiency.