Aquatru Review...countertop reverse osmosis system!

As someone who loves filtered water from the fridge, I was disappointed with the heavy metals, and toxic chemicals in our tap water when we moved to California. It is very hard, and I do not like the taste. My initial fix for this was to buy a five gallons of bottled water. The bottle wasn't a great long term solution because we just don't have a perfect place to store it. If you are looking for a great countertop, or under-sink filtration systems unit for the best tasting water...keep reading! (There is a coupon code in this post!)  Read more for my aquatru water filter review!

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In MD we had a great under-sink filter (to get all of the PFAS and chemicals out, more on that in a minute) but we didn't have one here that made the water taste good. I turned to my friend Leah from Mamavation, and she had a recommendation for Aquatru. That is where I started my research.

Why use a reverse osmosis filtration system like Aquatru?

Ok so back to the PFAS and groundwater contamination...a few years ago, the Department of Defense (DOD) released a groundwater contamination report.  You should read it, but basically, if you live near ANY airport, it is likely that your water is contaminated.  Thus, my turning to Aquatru and their reverse osmosis water filter. 

Aquatru very kindly sent me an Aquatru countertop water filter unit to try for you guys until my under-sink unit was available.  This is the one that we have; it is the classic. I wasn't sure I would like it because it sits on the countertop, but I LOVE IT! We have had it for six months, and I have never gone back to my fancy 5 gallon water bottle. The clean water tastes amazing. All five of us use it every day (multiple times a day). If you have read my kiddo crazy constipation story, you know why.  They even make a glass water tank for this unit now!

Cost of the Aquatru system versus other reverse osmosis systems?

I did a quick cost analysis of the different options, and I found that the aquatru ro system is a lesser price option than some of the water purification systems.  The Aquasana unit is about $500, Nu Aqua is $471, some of them go well into a thousand dollars for the under sink units.  Our unit that is under the sink costs about $350 and my coupon at the end of this post is $150 off either type of unit.  The Aquatru compact countertop water purifier is $249 for the smaller unit, and $449 for the larger one.  If you can, consider the under sink unit.  You will not even need to make another hole in your countertop, with a simple faucet change.  This is similar to the one we got...

There are long-term costs associated with reverse osmosis technology, and that is buying new filters.  

Caring for your countertop reverse osmosis system:

It is very simple actually. Once a week, you have to wash the tap water tank and the water components with soapy water. They give very clear instructions on how to do that. I also use my Force of Nature cleaner (read more about that magic here) on the top, and any parts that get dusty/dirty.  If you don't keep it clean, they do have a descaling powder on the website that should reset the tank for your water supply.  The unit does have a digital display so that you can buy your replacement filters.  It will even tell you which filter stage needs replacing!

Filter replacement on your Aquatru:

We have had our unit for a long time, many months, and use it heavily. That said, we have only had to replace one filter on our countertop unit the entire time! It was simple, we ordered the parts online and popped them in. I have a video that explains it!

We are so happy with our under the counter aquatru product too. We have a faucet for our sink that is ready to go with the attachment for an under-sink unit. I think that I am going to put the counter unit upstairs in our bathroom!  The bottom line is that water quality matters.  Until we make permanent changes to the contaminants in our water supply it is up to use to find a better option for the overall health of our families.  The taste is also a factor, at least it was here until we found Aquatru!

Now for your coupon:  click this link for an automatic $150 discount applied to your unit.  

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this.  We love how the water tastes, I love not buying five gallon bottles, and also the reduction of contaminants in the water.

Reverse osmosis under sink unit

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