There are more factors to consider in choosing a reverse osmosis water purifier than traditional water filters. Since reverse osmosis (RO) filters are often made of highly advanced components, it can be hard to know all the little things to look out for to make the right choice as a first-timer.
In this article, we’ll delve into all the factors you need to consider and answer the question of how to choose a reverse osmosis water purifier in an easy-to-understand way. But before we get into that, let’s look at what reverse osmosis water purification is exactly.
What is reverse osmosis water purification?
Reverse osmosis is water purification that uses pressure to force water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. This removes impurities from the water, including dissolved salts, metals, minerals, and other contaminants.
One of the main benefits of RO purification is that it removes contaminants from water without adding chemicals or altering the taste or smell of the water. The combination of RO purification and a Pure Water Systems remineraliser can boost your water's pH balance to an optimal alkaline level.
How to choose the right reverse osmosis water system?
Now that you know what RO purification is, we can finally discuss all the factors you need to consider when choosing the right reverse osmosis water purifier. Although not all RO systems are built the same, the following are some key points that can help you make a more informed decision:
- Size - Ask yourself questions like how much water you will need a day. The size of the unit will determine how much water it can filter at one time. If you have a large family or plan on using filtered water for cooking and drinking, you may need to purchase a larger unit. If you live alone, then a smaller unit should suffice.
- Effectiveness -The effectiveness of an RO System is measured by the number of impurities it can eliminate. The more impurities a filter can remove, the better it is at purifying water. You also need to consider its flow rate. The flow rate is the amount of water that the filter can treat in a given period of time. A higher flow rate means more water can be treated in a shorter time.
- Alkaline or non-alkaline - While many people prefer to drink normal water, alkaline water can help you neutralise the acid in your body. This can be beneficial if you have a condition that causes your body to produce too much acid, such as gastric reflux disease. There are also several other health benefits associated with drinking alkaline water.
If you want normal, non-alkaline water, then a standard RO water purifier will do the trick. For alkaline water, you can use a combination of RO purification and a Pure Water Systems remineraliser to boost your water's pH balance to an optimal alkaline level.
The reverse osmosis membrane can last up to five years if the correct maintenance schedule is followed for the pre-filters.
If you’re looking for an RO System that ticks all the boxes, discover our range here at Pure Water Systems. We have high-quality filters to suit all budget ranges and size preferences. All items in our selection boast the latest in water filtration technology and are certified to remove contaminants from your drinking and cooking water.
Choose a new reverse osmosis water purifier easily at Pure Water Systems
Providing people with a way to get water is more than just a business for us - it’s a mission. Pure Water Systems is a family-owned Gold Coast company and one of Australia’s biggest and best water filtration and purification businesses. We have been helping Australian families experience the benefits of filtered and purified water for more than 30 years.
We believe good health begins with good water. Shop our range of reverse osmosis water purifiers now and get to experience the many health benefits for yourself