Water Softeners Market Forecast and Analysis by Size, Share, Growth, Trends 2031

Water Softeners Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Type (Salt-Based Water Softeners and Salt-Free Water Softeners), End Use [Residential, Commercial (Hotels and Lodges, Restaurants, Offices, Hospitals, and Others), and Institutional], Distribution Channel (Direct and Indirect), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003695
  • Category : Consumer Goods
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 172
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The water softeners market size is projected to reach US$ 10.94 billion by 2031 from US$ 6.18 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.4% in 2023–2031. The Increasing awareness regarding the harmful effects of hard water is likely to remain a key water softeners market trend.

Water Softeners Market Analysis

The water softeners market has witnessed significant growth in recent years, driven by increasing awareness about the detrimental effects of hard water on plumbing systems, appliances, and overall water quality. Hard water with high levels of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals poses challenges such as scale buildup and soap scum formation, lowering the efficiency of water heaters and washing machines. As a result, residential, commercial, and institutional consumers are increasingly adopting water-softening systems to overcome these issues.

Water Softeners Market Overview

Water softeners are gaining significant popularity due to their ability to remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from water, preventing scale buildup and improving water quality. Urbanization, industrialization, the need for clean water, rising disposable income, and changing consumer preferences are among the major factors contributing to the water softeners market growth. Government regulations promoting water softeners to reduce water wastage also contribute to market expansion. Salt-based water softeners are the most widely used type. Among all major regions, North America and Europe lead the market due to high hard water prevalence.

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Water Softeners Market: Strategic Insights

Water Softeners Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    7.4%
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 6.18 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 10.94 Billion

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • NA
FUTURE TRENDS
  • NA
OPPORTUNITIES
  • NA

Key Players

  • Rheem Manufacturing Co
  • Marlo Inc
  • Robert B Hill Co
  • Silverline UK Ltd
  • Hobart Corp
  • Water-Right Inc

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Type
  • Salt-Based Water Softeners
  • Salt-Free Water Softeners
End Use
  • Residential
  • Commercial
Distribution Channel
  • Direct
  • Indirect
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Water Softeners Market Drivers and Opportunities

Increasing Awareness Regarding Harmful Effects of Hardwater Bolsters Market

Hard water can lead to the buildup of limescale deposits in plumbing and appliances, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. Water-softening solutions are adopted to protect various equipment, plumbing systems, and human health from the detrimental effects of hard water. Water-softening systems allow residential users to prolong the longevity of their household infrastructure. Hard water can leave skin feeling dry and hair brittle due to the residual mineral deposits left on skin and hair surfaces. As individuals seek to address these personal care concerns, the demand for water softeners has increased in the last few years. Additionally, the potential health benefits of reducing the consumption of hard water, particularly in relation to cardiovascular health, further underline the importance of water-softening systems in households.

Rising Adoption of Water Softeners in Emerging Economies Creates Significant Growth Opportunities

Urbanization and industrialization are prominent trends in countries such as India and China. As urban populations grow and industrial activities expand, the demand for water softeners has risen to address the challenges posed by hard water in residential and commercial settings. A survey conducted by KentRO in Bengaluru, India, stated that 24% of areas in the city receive hard water, which resulted in increased water-softening system installation in households and commercial sectors.

Water Softeners Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the water softeners market analysis are type, end use, and distribution channel.

  • Based on type, the water softeners market is bifurcated into salt-based water softeners and salt-free water softeners. The salt-based water softeners segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • Based on end use, the water softeners market is segmented into residential, commercial (hotels and lodges, restaurants, offices, hospitals, and others), and institutional. The residential segment held the largest market share in 2023.
  • Based on distribution channel, the water softeners market is bifurcated into direct and indirect. The direct segment held a larger market share in 2023.

Water Softeners Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the water softeners market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America.

Asia Pacific held a significant share of the water softeners market in 2023. With the rising population, water consumption is rapidly increasing across the region. The burden on municipal water treatment plants across the region has significantly increased due to the need to fulfill the rising demand for drinking water and sanitary facilities. Due to infrastructure limitations, municipal corporations in countries such as China and India are unable to handle hard water efficiently. According to the Asian Development Bank, nearly 3,400 million people in Asia are estimated to live in water-stressed areas by 2050. Such stats emphasize the need to implement water recycling and reuse approaches, which would drive the demand for water softeners over the coming years.

Water Softeners Market News and Recent Developments

The water softeners market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. A few of the key developments in the water softeners market as mentioned below:

  • Organica Water is raising institutional funds to expand its operations. (Source: Organica Water, News, 2023)
  • SpringWell Water extended its sales to Canada to expand the reach of its product offerings to new geographies that present growth opportunities and reinforce its mission to provide every family with clean, refreshing, and contaminate-free drinking water. (Source: SpringWell Water, News, 2021)

Water Softeners Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 6.18 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 10.94 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 7.4%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2023-2031
Segments Covered By Type
  • Salt-Based Water Softeners
  • Salt-Free Water Softeners
By End Use
  • Residential
  • Commercial
By Distribution Channel
  • Direct
  • Indirect
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Rheem Manufacturing Co
  • Marlo Inc
  • Robert B Hill Co
  • Silverline UK Ltd
  • Hobart Corp
  • Water-Right Inc
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    Water Softeners Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Water Softeners Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Water softeners market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Water softeners market trends as well as market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Water softeners market analysis covering key market trends, global and regional framework, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments for the water softeners market
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Type and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Can you list some of the major players operating in the global water softeners market?

    The major players operating in the global water softeners market are Rheem Manufacturing Co, Marlo Inc, Robert B Hill Co, Silverline UK Ltd, Hobart Corp, Water-Right Inc, US Water Systems Inc, Kinetico Inc, Ecowater Systems LLC, and Culligan International Co.

    What are the opportunities for water softeners in the global market?

    Water softener manufacturers engage in mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and other strategic developments to expand their clientele and enhance their market position. In November 2022, Culligan International and Waterlogic Group Holdings joined forces to offer clean and sustainable drinking water solutions. Culligan is a provider of consumer-focused, sustainable water solutions and services, and Waterlogic is a globally operating designer, manufacturer, and distributor of purified drinking water dispensers.

    Based on type, why does the salt-based water softeners segment account for the largest market share in 2023?

    Based on type, the market is bifurcated into salt-based water softeners and salt-free water softeners. The salt-based water softeners segment accounted for a larger water softeners market share in 2023. Salt-based water softeners are a widely utilized solution for addressing the challenges posed by hard water.

    Based on the end use, which segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period?

    Based on end use, the water softeners market is segmented into residential, commercial (hotels and lodges, restaurants, offices, hospitals, and others), and institutional. The residential segment accounted for the largest and fastest water softeners market share in 2023. Water softeners play a vital role in residential applications, providing numerous benefits to households dealing with hard water.

    Which is the largest region of the global water softeners market?

    Asia Pacific is the largest region of global water softeners market. With the rising population, water consumption is rapidly increasing across Asia Pacific. The burden on municipal water treatment plants across the region has significantly increased due to the need to fulfill the rising demand for drinking water and sanitary facilities.

    What are the key drivers for the growth of the global water softeners market?

    Hard water can lead to the buildup of limescale deposits in plumbing and appliances, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. Water-softening solutions are adopted to protect various equipment, plumbing systems, and human health from the detrimental effects of hard water.

    The List of Companies - Water Softeners Market

    1. Rheem Manufacturing Co
    2. Marlo Inc
    3. Robert B Hill Co
    4. Silverline UK Ltd
    5. Hobart Corp
    6. Water-Right Inc
    7. US Water Systems Inc
    8. Kinetico Inc
    9. Ecowater Systems LLC
    10. Culligan International Co

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