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When you make the decision to start a water filtration program, you are presented with two options: 3 stage water filtration, or 5 stage reverse osmosis. What are the differences? Let’s take a look at reverse osmosis vs. filtration:
This type of filtration is the base product for any customer that enjoys the taste of spring water. But, why is it called three-stage when only one filter is used? Good question. The sophistication of the filter performs the same duties as two carbon blocks and one sediment filter would. The filter that your water will go through is a compact, sanitary cartridge that delivers ultra-clear, fresh, premium drinking water.
This filter reduces possible health hazards such as asbestos fibers, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia Cysts. Everpure S101 filters also reduce lead, nitrates, arsenic, fluoride, barium, cadmium, mercury, TDS (total dissolved solids), and other heavy metals.
Lastly, the filter is NSF Certified under NSF Standard 58 and WQA Gold Seal validated. When it comes to reverse osmosis vs. water filtration, much of the difference takes place during the filtering process. The 3 stage option offers an anti-microbial filter that flows water through at a maximum of half a gallon per minute. It is a great filter for someone who wants to transform their tap water into safe, great-tasting drinking water (we recommend that you get this filter changed once a year.)
Our 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis filtration program is option two. Compared to any of our competitors’ reverse osmosis filtration, we keep it sophisticated and precise when it comes to reverse osmosis.
The water flows through the three stages discussed above, and as such, it is primed and already in excellent condition. Once the water passes through the first three stages, it is squeezed through a 1/10,000 micron semi-permeable membrane. Just to put into perspective, one hair follicle is considered to be 50 microns. This membrane is the meat and potatoes of your reverse osmosis water, as it completely removes any impurity and leaves your Total Dissolved Solids count at under 10.
Lastly, the fifth stage of your reverse osmosis process is the in-line taste and odor filter. This is a fine-tuning filter that improves the taste and smell of the water. At this point of the process, you have the highest quality of reverse osmosis drinking water.
In conclusion, either choice is excellent for making your tap water safe to drink and great tasting!
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