I recently had the chance to try out the AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System and was impressed by its performance. This countertop water purifier has been NSF-certified to remove 82 contaminants, including harmful substances such as lead, chlorine, and fluoride. The fact that it doesn’t require any plumbing or installation is a big plus in my book.
The AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System is a highly efficient and versatile water purification system designed for convenience and performance. It is tested and certified by IAPMO, compliant with NSF/ANSI standards, and removes 82 contaminants, making it 15 times more effective than leading pitcher filters. The system can filter 600 to 1200 gallons, with filter lifespans ranging between 6 months to 2 years, depending on water usage and contaminant levels.
Features of the AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System
One of the standout features of this system is its speed and adaptability. Users have the option to store filtered water in the Tritan tank, but it is not necessary. Many users, including myself, prefer to transfer filtered water to glass jugs or bottles for refrigeration, as the machine filters water quickly – within 20 minutes.
|Water Filtration Technology||Reverse Osmosis|
|Contaminant Removal||Sand & Sediment; Chlorine taste and odor; Lead; Cyst; Chemicals; VOCs and MTBE; Pharmaceuticals; Fluoride|
|Filter Cartridge Included||Yes|
|Filter Cartridge Life||24 months|
|Number of Cartridges Included||3|
|Filter Change Indicator||Yes|
|Number of Filtration Stages||4|
|Maximum Operating Temperature||100°F|
|Water Capacity||1 gallon|
|Warranty Length||1 Year|
|Full or Limited Warranty||Limited|
I’ve personally tested the water quality using the HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality Tester, and the results were impressive. Unfiltered tap water had between 650 to 800 ppm, while filtered water had only 14 ppm, significantly lower than other pitchers with readings between 50 to 100 ppm.
The AquaTru system is equipped with a change filter alert to notify users when it’s time to replace the filters. The dispensing tank is removable for easy storage and cleaning, and there is a dispensing button for filling glasses directly from the filtered water tank. The system incorporates two pre-filters – one for removing suspended solids and particles, and another carbon filter for eliminating chlorine and VOCs. Additionally, it uses a reverse osmosis membrane filter for removing most contaminants and a post-filter made of activated coconut shell carbon block material for further VOC removal and taste improvement.
The AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Water System is a convenient, fast, and highly effective water purification solution that caters to various user preferences. Its numerous features, such as the change filter alert, removable dispensing tank, and multiple filtration stages, make it an excellent investment for those who prioritize water quality and taste.
Pros and Cons of AquaTru RO Filtration System
As someone who values water purity, I was impressed with the performance of this RO system. Here are the relative benefits and limitations of this water purification filter.
|NSF certified for 82 contaminant removal||Relatively high price point ($491.00)|
|No plumbing or installation required||May not fit everyone’s budget|
|Patented Ultra Reverse Osmosis Technology||Requires electricity|
|Convenient, compact countertop design|
|Has a remineralization option|
|Easy to set up and use|
How Does the AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Filter System Work
The AquaTru Reverse Osmosis Filter System is a highly effective and efficient method of purifying water, ensuring clean and safe drinking water for you and your family. It employs a multi-stage filtration process, each stage targeting specific contaminants and particles. This comprehensive approach ensures the removal of a wide range of impurities, ultimately delivering pure and refreshing water.
Let’s take a closer look at the four filters included in this RO filter system and how they contribute to the purification process:
- Particle Filter: Removes larger particles such as dust, sand, and rust, protecting the subsequent filters and improving overall system performance.
- Pre-Carbon Filter: Reduces chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other chemicals to improve taste and odor, while also removing smaller particles.
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filter: Utilizes a semipermeable membrane to effectively remove heavy metals, fluoride, and other contaminants, providing purified water.
- Activated Carbon Filter: Further refines the water by reducing any remaining organic compounds, pesticides, and chemicals, ensuring clean, odor-free water.
Remineralization with AquaTru Perfect Minerals
I’ve always been conscious about the quality of water I consume, and recently, I decided to purchase the AquaTru Perfect Minerals drops. I’ve been using these drops for the past six months, and I’ve noticed a significant improvement in the taste and quality of my drinking water.
These mineral supplement uses a natural, ionic, low-sodium sea mineral formula derived from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, which is made through solar concentration and natural evaporation processes. This results in a mineral concentrate that has the same basic balance as seawater, but with nearly 99% of the sodium removed.
The AquaTru Perfect Minerals undergo rigorous testing for safety and quality by both in-house and independent labs. The minerals are also Kosher and Halal certified.
Contaminant Removal of the AquaTru RO Filter
The AquaTru filter removes a wide variety of contaminants. The following table summarizes the primary contaminant removal efficiency of this unit based on laboratory testing.
How To Install and Setup the AquaTru RO Filter
Here is a quick step-by-step guide to setting up your AquaTru Reverse Osmosis filter system.
Step 1: Unbox the AquaTru RO filter
Remove the AquaTru unit, QuickStart guide, owner’s manual, and three filters from the box.
Step 2: Prepare the filters
Cut open the plastic bags containing the filters (yellow, blue, and green) and set them aside.
Step 3: Remove the water tanks
Remove the filtered water tank and the tap water tank from the unit, and set them aside.
Step 4: Install the filters
Remove the cover from the side of the AquaTru unit.
Remove the stickers from the filter slots.
Wet the bottom of each filter.
Insert the yellow filter into the pre-filter slot, twist it clockwise until the colors line up and the arrows on the filter align.
Repeat the process with the blue (reverse osmosis) and green (VOC) filters.
Step 5: Replace the cover
Ensure the cover is flush with the surfaces of the unit, indicating proper filter installation.
Step 6: Install the water tanks
Fill the tap water tank with water from your tap up to just below the handle inside the unit.
Position the tap water tank at the back of the AquaTru unit.
Place the filtered water tank at the front of the unit.
Step 7: Plug in the unit
Plug the power outlet into the back of the unit and into a wall outlet.
Turn on the AquaTru unit.
Step 8: Run the filter four times
Fill the tap water tank four separate times to clean out the carbon in the filters.
After the fourth time, remove both water tanks, wash them with soap and water, and reinstall them on the AquaTru unit.
Step 9: Monitor the control panel
Observe the control panel on the front of the unit as it cycles through the filtration stages.
Wait for the unit to stop and the blue light to illuminate, indicating the water is ready to drink.
Step 10: Dispense water
Place a glass under the dispenser and press the blue button to dispense clean, purified water.
Step 11: Replace filters when needed
When a light flashes on the control panel, replace the corresponding filter by turning off the unit, removing the side panel, waiting 60 seconds, and twisting the filter counterclockwise to remove it.