Filtration is one of the most overlooked and under-considered components of any water ionizer. Most people do not understand that the first medium that the water comes into contact with then going through a water ionizer is the filters. If an ionizer has poor filtration, then you will essentially be drinking dirty and potentially harmful ionized water.
Here are a few tips for you to follow:
1. If a water ionizer has only one filter, cross it off your list. There are too many dual filter water ionizers on the market today to even consider a single filter unit.
2. Look for large filters. The physical size of the filter matters as much as what is inside the water ionizer filter. Since the water travels through the filter from top to bottom, we found that the longer the filter, the better the filtration.
3. Insists or ceramic. Ceramic filters were a game-changer for the water ionization industry. Ceramic filters were only made available in the last 5 years. Ceramic filters are effective against bacteria, protozoa, and microbial cysts.
4. Consider the filter price. While buying a unit with inexpensive filters may be seen appealing, inexpensive filters mean inexpensive filter media and less of it. Top brands are charging up to $30-$40 more for a set of replacement filters. There are justified reasons for higher filter prices, and in this particular case, you really do get what you pay for. Consider this, a filter that costs $30 more equates to less than .75 cents a week. Getting the best filters possible shouldn’t be much of a decision at all.
5. Use pre-filters when necessary. The top-rated companies have many pre-filter options that can help solve almost all source water challenges. From hard water to soft water and everything in between, a reputable ionizer company will have a solution for you. Be sure to discuss any concerns that you have regarding your water type and ask the ionizer company of your choice to run a water report so you can get the pre-filters that you need.