The process essentially entails the removal of calcium, magnesium and other metals from the water; ensuring softer water is available for your requirements.
The process is suitable for household to industrial applications, as it creates the same effect, yet works on a much larger scale in an industrial application.
Softer water assists in the prolonging of plumbing, piping and certain devices which come into contact with water during your applications process. It is also more compatible with soap and therefore an excellent process to enforce in a household.
It is very important to note, that a complete water analysis of your water source , as well as the required flow-rate per hour that is desired is needed to determine what size water softener is to be used to ensure the correct application of the water softener.