Increased levels of water pollution and growing health awareness have increased the demand for point-of-use water purification and filtration systems.
Out of the myriad choices available in the market, the AquaTru Water Filter has risen to popularity amongst countertop water filtration and purification systems, and this isn’t without reasons.
This AquaTru Countertop Water Filter Review tells you precisely what makes this filter one of the most popular ones in the market. You will know if the product has any shortcomings, and how they affect the efficiency or the operability in any way.
AquaTru RO Overview
Now, first things first. This filter makes use of a patented Ultra-Reverse Osmosis process, which, hold your breath, removes 82 CONTAMINANTS from your tap water. Quite a significant number, isn’t it?
Being a countertop reverse osmosis water filter, it does not occupy space under your sink like the conventional bulky RO systems do. Instead, it sits neat and sleek atop your kitchen counter and adds to its aesthetics.
Further, the AquaTru water filter is one of the easiest to assemble. No need to book the plumbing service or installation experts, the filter parts can be assembled following the simple instructions that come with the purchase.
Once put together, the filter provides ¾ gallons of pure drinkable water from every gallon of tap water input.
Finally, the maintenance of the system is also simple. The only parts that you will ever have to replace will be the filters. As the company puts it, these are quick change twist and seal filters that last anywhere between 6 months to two years.
Advanced 4-Stage Purification System
The AquaTru countertop filter packs a quadruple filtration process within its compact cover. Its impressive ultra-reverse osmosis technology rids the tap water of 82 contaminants. It is 15 times the quantum of pollutants that any leading pitcher filter can remove.
Further, it is far more powerful than any traditional RO water filtration system. This increased efficiency can be attributed to its filtration method, where water molecules are pushed through a semi-permeable membrane, resulting in more contaminants being removed.
Diagrammatic representation of the four-step filtration process in AquaTru.
Sleek Design and Space Saver
AquaTru is the first and only RO water filter that sits pretty atop your kitchen counter. As opposed to the bulky RO purifiers that occupy space under the kitchen sink, this countertop version is elegant and can be accommodated on the kitchen counter.
Made from BPA–free, superior quality plastic, it is the kind of filtration kit that would enhance your kitchen aesthetics and not take away from it.
Easy DIY Installation
No tools, no plumbers, no calls to the installation experts!
All you need is the installation guide, and setting up the AquaTru will be a ten-minute job. However, ensure that each of the tanks – tap water and filtered water, is cleaned with soap and water before set-up and use.
One-Touch Water Dispensing
The filtered water reservoir comes with a gravity feed. Water comes flowing swiftly from it, at the press of a button. Alternatively, you can use the reservoir as a pitcher to store water in the refrigerator to be used when needed.
The AquaTru RO’s pre-filter needs a replacement every six months or 600 gallons of water, whichever comes first. Similarly, stage 3 RO filter calls for a change after 1200 gallons of water or every two years.
And you need no guesswork to know if it’s time to replace the filters. The in-built filter indicator lights are there to guide you.
Even better is the fact that all the filters demand is a bit of twisting and pulling out from the side-panel to be replaced by new ones. And you can manage all of this on your own without any professional assistance.
Annual Maintenance Cost: $80
The traditional under-the-sink RO filtration systems waste 3-5 gallons of water for every 1 gallon of filtered water produced. It is due to the backwashing of the RO membrane that the filters employ.
The AquaTru, on the other hand, produces ¾ gallons of water for every 1 gallon of tap water input. Since there is no backwashing that demands large quantities of water, hence no wastage.
Whatever residue sits in the tap water tank post-filtration, contains the contaminants and is all that needs to be discarded. And, that’s all the wastage that AquaTru creates.
In addition to the reduced water wastage, this countertop RO filter reduces the number of plastic water bottles that would otherwise be used, thus reducing the stress on landfills and oceans where the plastic ends up.
Users of AquaTru truly thus serve the environment in more ways than one.
Guarantee and Refund Policy
The makers of AquaTru Water filter want their customers to be 100% convinced with the choice they make. This is why the filter comes with a one-year limited warranty, excluding the filters.
Additionally, the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, just in case you decide not to use it further.
Though, these features can be convincing for anyone to try the AquaTru Water Filter, no review of a product is ever complete without discussing its faults.
So, here are the shortcomings of the AquaTru Water Filter for you to consider.
Well, yes. AquaTru Water filter is priced on the higher side as compared to its competitors, and we won’t deny that either.
But, this one-time expense will dwarf in comparison to the cost savings in terms of reduced bottled water consumption and minimal water wastage compared to its traditional peers.
And, that’s the only negative that we can think of after raking every corner of our brains and pouring over the web.
But beyond our words are the words from online reviewers that surely deserve a place in this AquaTru Water Filter Review. Take a look at what users have to say.
Pros and Cons
Here are the most talked-about pros and cons of this countertop water filter.
And now for some technical details
- Weight: 22.6 pounds
- Treatment Type: 4-stage filtration that includes Reverse Osmosis system
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 15 inches
- Each purchase includes: Instructional Guide and 800 number support for troubleshooting
- Filters: Particulate matter like rust, carbon, etc., chemicals like chlorine and chloramines, and mineral impurities like aluminum, arsenic, asbestos chromium (6), nitrates, prescription drug residues besides many others
Our Verdict: Recommended
With the power to remove 84 contaminants from tap water, this is one of the best RO system. The elegant design and space-saving compact structure wrap in itself an energy and water-efficient RO filtration system that is easy to use and maintain.
While this keeps you and your family safe from illnesses and damaging chemicals of tap water, it does look expensive at the outset. However, a bit of cost-benefit analysis will tell you that the savings come in the form of better health in the long-run, and the positive environmental impact that the filter has.