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mostly good but not the best filtering system
on 1 March 2016
well, to start lets go over the negative points
- firstly i did allot of research before purchasing a filtering system, ( its good to be a smart buyer ) . i found overwhelming evidence to support that the tighter, solid granules if you like, in the filter itself do a vastly superior job at removing the desired chemicals from tap water, infact it removes around 90% + of chloride, chlorine, fluoride and so forth. i was under the impression aqua filters where of this system, however the filters i received with this product where actually loose granules, the same system as britta. this was misleading as many videos from aqua say there filter system is basically a solid mass of granules and thats why it is better than its competitors. perhaps this is the case with other products and this is a value based deal for a year supply and i have purchased the "wrong filters"
- the lid is not greatly desighned for manual cleanign however its not a huge issue, if you leave it in soak for a night it cleans itself really.
- in my opinion, the water has some effect at giving the water a cleaner taste but nothing substantially better, the higher bottled water brands such as evian or volvic are superior in that you feel more hydrated and imo, has superior tast. though it is worth the price if your tap water is really poor, but for thouse seeking a real improvement to their health lifestyle, like me, you would be some what disappointed.
- there was no clear marketing for the consumer to see how much chemicals are removed, what cartridge filters you are getting, and if the plastic you are using is any better for you than bottled water, i did email the company and did some research and ....the product is bpa free, and uses a stronger plastic in the way of temperature protection, though to be fair it is a product meant for a cold storage. i was reassured that the product is protected by eu laws and strong health legislation and not the basic and poor industry standards. which IS GOOD, but i shouldn't need to set about discovering these things away from the info displayed.
as long as you can purchase and fit better catridges to this system, i would recommend this product, now i am to go and hunt for such products, which i assume will take the over price to £40 when including P+P however i would recommend this product.