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Water softeners

Magnor’s water softeners are custom-built and can be made of different materials depending on your needs. Our water softeners use an ion-exchange resin and come with all the auxiliary equipment they require to function properly, including a control panel and a correctly sized brine saturator.

We customize the design of our equipment based on water hardness levels, required flow rates, and other inputs.

Flow rates

At Magnor, we provide this type of equipment with different flow rate capabilities and we customize the design to meet your flow rate needs.

Types of water softeners


Fiberglass water softeners are lighter than those made of steel. Fiberglass water softener tanks come in different sizes, with the widest measuring 1.6 m (63 in) in diameter.

This type of equipment is suitable for small municipal, institutional, industrial, and commercial facilities.


Painted steel and stainless steel water softeners are custom-built and much sturdier than fiberglass ones. They also come in bigger sizes, with tanks up to 3.66 m (12 ft.) in diameter.

Since they are bigger and heavier, these equipments generally meet the standards of larger municipalities and big industry players.

The purpose of water softeners

In addition to softening water, softeners also help remove contaminants like iron, manganese, and barium.

Drinking water

In drinking water applications, water softeners are used by municipalities, communities, worker camps, and recreation and tourism centres to meet aesthetic standards for water hardness as per provincial regulations in effect and Health Canada guidelines. Such standards are intended to facilitate the maintenance of the entire distribution system and municipal valves.

Municipalities need to have properly functioning water softeners to prevent clogging in residential equipment, as water hardness affects the performance of appliances such as hot water tanks, dishwashers, coffee machines, washers, and humidifiers.

Process water

In industrial applications, water softeners are used to eliminate the harmful effects of hard water in various processes. 

For example:

  • Laundry facilities use softeners to eliminate water hardness and save on the cost of soap.
  • In the energy sector, hardness is eliminated to control scaling in boilers.
  • Water hardness can affect any process that involves evaporation. 

Our Promise

Magnor manufactures custom-built water softeners specifically designed to meet your drinking water and process water needs. In addition to providing you with support at the design stage and delivering factory-assembled turnkey equipment, we also offer preventive and emergency maintenance services to ensure your softeners are operating at their best.