Last Updated: September 17, 2020
This AquaTru water filter review is necessary because this brand of filter has exploded in popularity.
It’s popular because of impressive capabilities when it comes to removing harmful contaminants. This is based on its ultra-reverse osmosis technology that can eliminate 74 kinds of impurities. Also bear in mind that this is only part of the four-stage filtration process that Aquatru filter makes use of. However, the main filtration method is the ultra-reverse osmosis technology.
This “ultra-reverse osmosis” is based on a filtration method where water molecules are pushed through a semi-permeable membrane. The result is that no contaminants end up in your drinking water.
This technology is used by water bottling companies and this gives you an idea how powerful this technology is. The power of this water filter is why it’s recommended by health professionals like Dr Hyman.
This AquaTru review will let you know if you should really believe the hype and whether it’s worth buying.
The first thing to note is that AquaTru is not the cheapest water filter that you can buy today.
The difference between the ultra reverse osmosis and regular reverse osmosis is that the former is more effective at eliminating impurities. For instance, AquaTru is able to remove more harmful chemicals. Chemicals that include lead, herbicides, drug residues, pharmaceuticals and chromium.
The ultra reverse osmosis works within 4 levels of filtration.
The first stage is the pre-filter. Stage 2 is activated carbon. And then the third stage is the ultra-reverse osmosis filter. The final stage is the activated carbon filter made of coconut shells.
- A powerful 4-stage filtration process that removes many bacteria and harmful chemicals.
- Very easy to install, set up and configure.
- It uses ultra-filtration through reverse osmosis.
- Compact design which means that it can fit under the kitchen counter.
- NSF certified to eliminate a long list of pollutants.
AquaTru’s Technical Specification
In general, the AquaTru filter is 14″ high x 14″ wide x 12″ wide and consists of the following parts:
- A frontal water tank containing clean and filtered water. Both tanks are made of Tritan BPA and BPS-free plastic and dishwasher safe.
- Power cable.
- 4 different filtration levels (in 3 interchangeable filters).
- Base unit housing electronics and filters.
How Does the AquaTru Work?
Stage 2: This is the activated carbon pre-filter that removes 99% of chloramines and chlorine. The water is already pretty safe to drink at this point but the stages don’t end here.
Stage 3: The third stage is the ultra-reverse osmosis filter. This stage eliminates toxic inorganic contaminants. This includes everything from chromium-6, trace pharmaceuticals and lead. In fact, this is really the stage that does all the “heavy lifting”.
Stage 4: COV filter coconut shell activated carbon. The final stage is responsible for eliminating toxic organic chemicals.All of these stages make it so powerful that it can become a “coke filter” as you can see in the video below:
Before using this water filter system, the manufacturer say that you must clean each tank with warm and soapy water.
- Once it’s clean, start by connecting your power cord to AquaTru.
- After lifting the side cover of the base, screw the three filters into their specific, color-coded spots.
- Replace the cover.
- Then place the filtered water tank on the front of the base. Remove the water tank without a back filter, fill it with tap water and put it back in the base.
- On the back of your AquaTru base, activate the red on / off switch.
- At this point, the device begins to filter.
- The company notes that bubbles and opacities may occur at first power up, even though this is simply the trapped air leaking from all three filters.
- The control panel indicates that each filter is performing its task while the water is circulating through it.
- Finally, just place your glass under the front of the filtered water tank, press the blue button and the water comes out.
AquaTru Filter Replacement – How Often?
The device itself will tell you when to replace the filters. But the following gives you a rough idea:
How Much Does AquaTru Cost?
Currently, the price of AquaTru is a few hundred dollars – check the latest price here.
These prices do not include the cost of replacement filters. However, remember it can save thousands of dollars over time.
This is because it will save you the on-going cost of having to buy bottled water.
Yes, it uses electricity but the AquaTru uses a 120-volt outlet. This means that it only consumes approximately $2.00 / year in electricity.
What’s AquaTru’s Refund Policy?
AquaTru offers a standard 30-day money back guarantee. There is also a full 1 year limited warranty (it states this directly on its website at the time of writing this review).
If you have any questions about the AquaTru warranty and guarantee then you should contact Customer Service via email at email@example.com
AquaTru Water Filter vs. Berkey
AquaTru Water Filter
Berkey Water Filter
|Available in various sizes.||Available in 1-size only.|
|Plastic materials.||Metal & plastic materials.|
|Number of filters: 3||Number of filters: 2 - 4|
|Filter methods: Mechanical, Reverse Osmosis & Activated Carbon filters.||Filter methods: Black microporous-filters & white Fluoride Filters|
|4-stage filter process.||2-stage filter process.|
|Holds a maximum water capacity of 3-quarts.||2.25 Gallons|
|45.7 x 45.7 x 38.1 cm||19" High x 8.5" Diameter|
|System: 1 year limited warranty.||Filters: 2 years; System: 1 year.|
|- Fluoride by 91.8%|
- Lead 97.5%
- Benzene 99.9%
- Chlorine 96.6%
|- Fluoride by 99.9%
- Lead 97.5%
- Benzene 99.8%
|Full Performance Data Sheet (AquaTru).|
Suitable for emergency situations because it doesn’t use or need electricity to work.
The Big Berkey can filter up to 6 gallons while the AquaTru can only do 3 liters. And it can do this in less than 15 minutes.
Berkey can be cheaper – depending on which option you take. At the time of writing this, the cheapest model of Berkey (1.5 gallons) costs $230+. However, compare this to the current listed price of $349 for the cheapest AquaTru.
The Berkey is a more established brand with lots of happy customer reviews.
AquaTru Water Filter Review: Is It WORTH It?
Maybe. I say this because it is a good water filter system that creates impressive results but I can’t ignore some customers highlighting potential issues with the quality of the materials.
Most comments and reviews seem to show that people are satisfied and happy with their purchase.
You can get an equally powerful portable water filter for around $100 – $150 with the Aquasana Clean Water Machine.
If you want a machine that does not need electricity then consider a Berkey Water Filter which is also cheaper than AquaTru.
It is also a better machine for emergency situations because you can still use it in a power cut.