The Global Residential Water Softening Systems Market is Projected to Register a CAGR of 5.04% and Reach a Value of USD 5,505.4 Million By 2027.
Water softening systems are filtration systems that remove high concentrations of calcium carbonate, magnesium, and certain ions in hard water that cause water flow blockage in hot and cold-water pipes, water heaters, boiler tubes, cooling towers, and any other surfaces it comes in contact with. A water softening system filters out hard water minerals and softened water. This soft water is more compatible with soap and extends the lifetime of plumbing and other appliances.
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Residential Water Softening Systems Market Dynamics
The global residential water softening systems market is driven by factors such as rising health concerns and awareness about water-borne diseases and ongoing smart city projects in developing countries. However, the high lack of awareness is expected to restrain the market growth. Nevertheless, the increasing technological advancement in water softening systems is expected to create growth opportunities for the market players.
In recent years, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been increasingly organizing many campaigns to raise awareness regarding health and safety among individuals. Such campaigns are often aimed at educating individuals regarding the causes of illness due to water-borne diseases. As per the WHO, unsafe drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene lead to approximately 4 billion cases of diarrhea annually across the globe. Furthermore, the consumption of impure water or contaminated water is directly linked to the occurrence of several diseases, including cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, and typhoid. The rising cases of cholera and other serious illnesses such as guinea worm disease, typhoid, and dysentery are increasingly prompting individuals to drink pure water.
The lack of awareness in rural areas in developing countries such as India and China is expected to restrain the growth of water softening systems. Most of the people living in these areas are less aware of the effects of hard water on electrical appliances. Therefore, the advantages of water softening systems are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, people still use old conventional methods such as chlorination, ceramic filtration, cloth straining, and slow sand filtering to overcome these methods; as a result, the growth of the demand for residential water softening systems is expected to be restrained.
The global residential water softening systems market is very competitive, mainly due to the presence of several players. These players focus on research &development for providing technologically advanced residential water softening systems to customers. Furthermore, the integration of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) in residential water softening systems is expected to boost the adoption of smart water softening systems, especially in residences.
Residential Water Softening Systems Market Segment Overview
Based on type, the global residential water softening systems market has been segmented into salt-based and salt free. The salt-based segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019, and is expected to record the highest CAGR of 5.29% during the forecast period.
By Sales Channel
Based on sales channel, the global residential water softening systems market has been segmented into retail, online, indirect and direct. The retail segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019 and is projected to exhibit a higher CAGR of 5.80% during the forecast period.
Global residential water softening systems market Share, by Region, 2020 (%)
Sources: MRFR Analysis
Residential Water Softening Systems Market Regional Analysis
By region, the global residential water softening systems market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & AFrica. North America accounted for the largest market share of 36.1% in 2019 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.70% during the review period. Europe was the second-largest market in 2019 the market is projected to exhibit CAGR of 5.12% during the forecast period.
North America is one of the largest markets for water softening systems during the study period. Factors that drive the regional market include the increased demand for household products, scarcity of clean water, and growing population. The rising awareness of water-borne diseases backs this. The US holds the largest share of the regional market. The rising concerns regarding ensuring optimal water use across all sections of society drive the market. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also set several standards and rules based on the contaminant type for drinking water. Furthermore, growing water usage in the residential sector, high GDP rate in the US, and growth in the per capita household disposable income fuel the growth of the residential water softening systems market in the US.
The growth of the water softener systems market in Europe can be primarily attributed to rapid urbanization in the region, which has increased the requirement for private water treatment to consider the increment popular for drinking water and disinfection administrations. Furthermore, the increasing use of wastewater treatment procedures, such as the ion-exchange resin method, lime softening, reverse osmosis, and washing soda method, is also expected to speed up the market development. Opportunities for major players to extend and present advancement in the residential water softener systems market for the arising economies are expected to give rewarding development to the market. Association between key public and private partners and presentation of energy proficient progressed water treatment advancements is likewise expected to offer development freedoms to the market.
Residential Water Softening Systems Market Competitive Landscape
Prominent players in the global residential water softening systems market include A.O Smith Water Technologies (US) , 3M(US) , Culligan(US) , MARLO(US) , Evoqua Water Technologies(US) , Kinetico Incorporated(US) , Eco Water Systems LLC(US) , Pollet Water group(Beligum) , Judo(Germany) , Clack Corporation(US) , FleckSystems(US) , and Cantaure Water Group(US).
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Residential Water Softening Systems Market Scope of the Report
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