In the Bathroom:

  • Soap and shampoo will lather better.
  • Hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry.
  • No soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs and toilets.

In the Laundry:

  • Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter.
  • Using soft water and pure soap products increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 50%.

In the Kitchen:

  • Dishes will clean with ease and be spot free!
  • No gray film on glasses etched by mineral-laden water.
  • Plus hands will feel softer and look better.


Water-using appliances will last longer and run better with soft water because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers used with hard water can wear out 70% faster due to calcium that builds up over time.

Island H2O Systems

70 NE Midway Blvd.

Oak Harbor, WA



Water Softeners makes a difference

you can see and feel, all over the house!

Island H2O Systems Water Softeners

35% Less Salt Usage!

10 year parts and Labor!

Built to last 30 years!

We use products...

Solid state microprocessor with easy access front panel settings:

  • Time of day, days until next regeneration, volume remaining,
  • current flow rate and total volume used (Totalizer), and Tank in Service Indication.

• Double backwash feature offers optimum regeneration, cleaning ability and efficiency.

• Adjustable cycle times with 6-cycle control delivers controlled backwash, down flow brining/slow rinse, second backwash, fast rinse, refill and down flow service.

Most water softeners  are ion exchange systems. In these systems, hardness ions (calcium and magnesium) are exchanged for salt (sodium or potassium) ions.

  • The exchange takes place within the resin tank of the water softener. When water flows through the tank it comes in contact with small resin beads that are covered with salt ions.
  • As water flows through the resin beads, hardness ions trade places with salt ions. 
  • (Note: For those with health concerns there is more salt in a slice of bread than in a liter of water.)

As larger volumes of water are softened, the beads become exhausted and contain nothing but hardness ions .

  • The beads are recharged by adding bags of salt to the brine tank. Recharging works the same as softening but in reverse.
  • The hardness ions swap places with the salt ions in the brine tank and excess minerals are rinsed into the wastewater drain.

We sell Demand initiated regeneration (DIR) water softeners. 

DIR softeners meter water usage over time and only regenerate when needed.

  • Some softeners operate on a timer or schedule that regenerates at set increments.
  • This older technology can be very wasteful of both salt and water because the softener will regenerate even during periods of low household water use (e.g. vacation away from home).
  • At the same time, these models can leave you short of soft water if you have periods of higher water use (e.g. house guests).Type your paragraph here.