Tech Talk: Water Filter StagesRSS
Simply put: The number of “stages” refers to the number of things done to purify water within a filtration system. Some examples of water filter stages include size exclusion filters, granulated activated carbon, ion exchange … things like that. In theory, each water filter stage is present to improve the water’s quality.
With that said, It makes some sense that you would want the maximum number of stages to really clean up your water, right?
Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No.
If all stages are doing something useful… then “the more, the better”... but unnecessary or ineffective stages just slow down your filter's flow rate and drive up the price of the multi-stage water filter!
Because Hydroviv's Shower Filters are designed to handle "tough tap water" we use 4 stages of filtration. We use graduated size exclusion stages, and multiple stages that use advanced sorbent materials.
A lot of people are asking "stage-related" questions about our upcoming drinking water purification system. Let's just say... that we can't talk about it until the patent is filed... (Can you tell that we are excited?)
If you have any questions about water filter stages (or anything else), feel free to leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.