AquaTru isn’t the only waterfilter on the market. Therefore we would like to explain the difference between the diffrent types of filters. Waterfilters can be divided into five categories. Pitcher filters
A pitcher filter is a pitcher with (often) just one carbonfilter inside. The filtered water that you get from these pitchers often tastes a bit better/smoother than tapwater. When it comes to the quality of your water, it’s a different story. In most cases, no more than 15% of the harmful compounds in your tap water are removed. Bottle filters
The name says it all: it’s a bottle, with a filter inside. In most cases, this will be a low quality carbon filter. Just like the pitcher filters, it will improve the taste, but doesn’t do much when it comes to water quality.
There are also bottles that use UV filtration. This means that there’s a UV lamp inside, which can be turned on to remove bacteria in your water (and your bottle). This form of filtration can be very effective against bacteria, but it doesn’t remove chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and medicine residues that are also present in your water. Built-in systems
These are installed on your water supply (for example under your sink). Most of the times you will need a plumber to perform the task.
These systems vary in price between £500 and £3000, excluding installation and maintenance costs. On average, they use 4,67 liters of tapwater to get 1 liter of clean water. That’s 3,67 liters of water down the drain. On average, these kind of filters remove around 70% of the harmful contaminants from your tap water. Gravity filters
There are some gravity filters that show some good results when it comes down to improving the water quality. Installation and maintenance aren’t much of a hassle in most cases either.
There’s one big drawback: they tend to filter really slow. It can take a couple of hours before you have just one liter of filtered water. In the long run this very often causes people not to use their filter anymore because they don't have any filtered water available when they need it. Powered filters
These filters have a lot in common with gravity filters:
- They are easy to install
- They are easy to maintain
- They can improve your water quality significantly
Where gravity filters rely on gravity (which is why it takes them more time to filter), powered filters are driven by an electrical pump. This means that they can filter quicker and more accurately than gravity filters. Overall, powered filters don’t use a lot of electricity to get this done, but it’s always good to check, just in case.
AquaTru is a powered filtration system. The unique thing about AquaTru (next to being very easy to use and maintain) is it’s four stage filtration system, which has been tested by an independent third party, IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials) This is an independent testing laboratory whose mission is to protect the public and continually improve the safety, performance and reliability of plumbing and mechanical systems.
AquaTru has been tested and certified to the NSF/ANSI Standards 42,53,58, and 401 by IAPMO for the reduction of the substances. The test results say it all: up to more than 99% of all harmful contaminants were removed by the AquaTru.
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