Water filtration systems come in different shapes, sizes, and installation methods. While it is true that under sink water filtration systems provide excellent drinking water, they come with the hassle of installation and maintenance. The fear of high water wastage, leakage, malfunctioning, and timely filter replacement is always lurking around.
Some people cannot handle all this fuss, and they want an easy to install, operate, and equally effective solution to their drinking water needs. If you are one of them, Aqua Tru has the best solution for you. Its countertop water filtration system comes in a beautiful design, employs 4 stages of water filtration with reverse osmosis. The result is pure water, just like bottled water, without any fear of plastic pollution.
In this review, we are going to evaluate all the features of this well water treatment system critically.
Some Quick Facts
- Model: AQUA TRU Countertop Water Filtration Purification System with Exclusive 4 – Stage Ultra Reverse Osmosis Technology
- Filtration Capacity: 1 Gallon
- Time Required for Filtration: 12-15 Minutes
- Number of Filters: 4
- Filtration Stages: 4
- Filter Lifespan: Depends on the usage (6 months-2 years)
- Warranty: 30-days money-back guarantee and 1-year limited warranty
- Wastage: 25 Percent
- Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 15 inches
- Weight: 22.9 pounds
- Color: White
- Material: Plastic
- Electric Power Needed: Yes
Now we will discuss every feature in detail
The system has a filtration capacity of 1 gallon in one go. The system wastes around 25 percent of water as compared to under sink filtration systems that have a wastage ratio of 3-4 gallons per 1 gallon of filtered water. Once you have filled the water container, all you have to do is to wait for 12-15 minutes for the filters to act on the water.
Now you have 0.75g gallons of water with the same quality as bottled water and without the fear of microplastic contamination. It is only suitable for individual use or a family of a maximum of 2 adults and one kid.
What does it Filter?
The system uses four stages of water filtration to give you 99 percent pure drinking water. It can filter out the following contaminants
- Lead – 99.1 %
- Chromium 97.2%
- Copper 95.2%
- Fluoride 93.5%
- Radium 96.4%
- Chlorine 96.6%
Apart from all the contaminants mentioned above, the system is equally effective in removing sediments, volatile organic compounds, bacteria, viruses, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, industrial solvents, pharmaceuticals, and odors from your water. On the whole, it filters over 1000 contaminants from the water.
The filtration process is based on 4 stages of filtration. All the 4 stages work together to give you the purest drinking water in comparison to bottled water without the risk of microplastic contamination. The first stage is the mechanical pre-filter stage. It removes sediments like dust, rust, sand, dirt, silt, and other particles in your water. It also removes cloudiness and turbidity in your water.
The incredible thing about this system is that it uses two reverse osmosis filters to provide you with the best filtration possible. The second filter is the reverse osmosis pre-filter.
It filters out chlorine and chloramines. The reasons to install a pre reverse osmosis filter are to enhance the life and efficiency of the 3rd filter. The third filter is the main reverse osmosis filter. It removes chromium, copper, fluoride, iron, lead, radium, selenium, and cysts. The last and 4th filter is the activated carbon filter. It is placed to remove any leftover contaminants and specifically bacteria, viruses, herbicides, insecticides, industrial solvents, and chemicals.
Filter Replacement: The filters have a user-friendly replacement with just a twist. All you have to do is to open the system, remove the filters, insert the new ones, and lock the system back. There is no need to use any spanner or tool to replace the filters. It will just take a couple of minutes to replace the filters. The digital display tells you the time to replace the filters, so you don’t have to assess the condition of your filters manually.
Waste Water Management
The wasted water is stored in the tap water tank. Once ¾ of the water in the filtered water tank is used, the tap water tank needs to be emptied and refilled. The waste-water and contains all the contaminants filtered from your water. It also helps wash away the filter and to refresh them every time you refill the tap water container.
Setup and Usage
The system is a countertop dispenser and does not require any installation. All you have to do is set it up, and it just takes 3 minutes to get the system up and running. The instructions come along the package. You will have to install the system at a place where electric connections are available.
All the materials used in the making of high-quality, are BPA free and tested by ANI/NSF.
One time purchase may seem expensive, but it is a high-quality product, and customers who have bought it are delighted with its working. It will last for 10-12 years and provide you with very economical pure water as compared to bottled water. You will be paying around 15$ per month for the first two years as the filters are included, and for the next years, you will only have to buy the filters. It will reduce the cost significantly.
Pros and Cons
- 99 % of water purity guaranteed
- 2-stage reverse osmosis filtration
- Easy to operate and setup
- Waste-water management is easy and consumes very less time
- Digital indication of filter replacement
- Consumes negligible electricity
- Dispenser button may get stuck sometimes
- Filtration capacity is very less
Our Opinion and Verdict
It is a very remarkable water filtration system for small families of a maximum of 3 people. Aqua Tru consumes very little space, has a beautiful design, and provides 99 percent pure water. It is highly recommended for small families and people who do not like under sink filtration systems. We give this product a rating of 8.7 out of 10.