In this article, we are going to give you a snapshot of the 4 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System.
The 4 Stage RO system is popular, reliable and cheap.
The first great thing to mention is that the sediment and carbon cartridges are cheap to replace, so if you're looking at filtering bore water, this is a good choice.
The downside of this system here is that it's just a four-stage system.
The water goes through the sediment filter, removing the lumps and bumps. Then it flows through a carbon filter, taking out the chlorine and chemical. Now it’s ready for the membrane.
The water then flows through the membrane and is split, half goes down the drain, and half goes into your storage tank ready for drinking.
The system creates water at about 200 mils every minute.
Once the water is in the storage tank, it stays until the faucet is turned on. The bag inside the storage tank will then push the water back along the line, through the carbon cartridge on the top, and up to the faucet.
This system is effective; it does a fantastic job of removing all of the contaminants.
However, at the same time, it removes all of the vital minerals in the water, so the pH plummets.
The 4 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filters Makes Water At 6pH
We always recommend consuming water at a pH of 7 or above.
If you're drinking and consuming acidic water, as that water goes through your body, it's stripping mineral out of the body, slightly turning you acidic on the inside.
While this is a good water filter, you may like to raise the pH before drinking.
What You Can Do To Raise The pH
You can add an alkaliser on the top of your system, which deposits minerals back into the water again before consumption.
Unless you deliberately want to consume acidic water, we highly recommend upgrading to the Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis Water Filter, which includes water remineralisation.
Alternatively, you can take the cartridge off the top, and replace it with the calcite carbon cartridge. The calcite will dissolve into the water and elevate the pH in the water up to 7.
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