The quality of drinking water is critical to maintaining good health. A reverse osmosis water filter can purify drinking and cooking water for your family without much hassle. SpringWell’s reverse osmosis water filtration system is one of the best systems to treat well, city, or spring water.
SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System Review
Number of Filters
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Brushed Nickel vs. Oil Rubbed Bronze Faucet: There is no difference between the two faucet options. You can pick the one that looks better with your kitchen’s overall design. The filtration capacity, capability, and price are the same for both variants.
Filtration Capabilities – How the System Works
The system removes almost all the contaminants in well water and city water. The heart of the system is the RO membrane. SpringWell uses thin film composite RO membrane that can remove microorganisms, TDS, VOCs, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, and almost all the contaminants in water. It is equally effective against lead, mercury, arsenic, fluoride, aluminum, chlorine, and chloramines. Once installed, you no longer have to worry about drinking water quality.
The system uses 4 filtration stages.
- Stage 1: It is a 25-micron sediment filter that removes silt, dust, sand, dirt, rust particles, hair, or any other suspended particles from incoming water.
- Stage 2: The second stage is a carbon filter to remove chlorine, chloramine, herbicides, pesticides, and other VOCs. The 2nd and 4th stages use a 5-micron carbon block filter.
- Stage 3: The third stage is where most of the action occurs. The RO membrane removes heavy metals, TDS, bacteria, and almost all the contaminants found in water. The RO membrane is so small that it hardly allows water to pass through. This is why RO filtration takes more time than other filters.
- Stage 4: The last stage is another carbon filter that improves water aesthetics and removes leftover contaminants.
The unit has ample daily filtration capacity to meet a large family’s needs. It can store up to 3.2 gallons of water in the storage tank. The unit starts filtering again once you draw water from the tank. The daily filtration capacity is 75 gallons per day. Most household RO units only filter 40-50 gallons per day.
All RO units waste 1-3 gallons of water for every gallon of water they filter. The actual volume of water wasted depends on incoming water quality. This is why many eco-loving folks don’t prefer RO filters. However, there is always a way out. You can make alternate arrangements to use waste water for watering plants but don’t forget to dilute it by adding tap water, as RO waste water is high in TDS and contaminants.
SpringWell has not mentioned the overall flow rate of this unit. It depends on the volume of water in the storage tank. When the tank is full, water comes out fast. When the tank is empty, or the volume of water is low, the water may be slow.
The sediment filter’s flow rate is 0.5 GPM, and the carbon filter has a flow rate of 1.9 GPM. The overall flow rate is approximately 1 GPM. It is enough for drinking and cooking water purposes.
SpringWell offers UV purification and whole-house water filtration systems as upgrades. You don’t need to use SpringWell’s filters with the unit. Depending on water quality and budget, you can also install filters from other brands. Hence, getting your well water tested before buying filters is important.
The system is shipped with filter cartridges, housing, storage tank, and faucet. All the other things required to complete the installation, except connections and fittings, are included in the box. The user manual contains detailed instructions for DIY installation. The system dimensions are also mentioned in the manual. Don’t forget to compare the dimensions with the available space before buying the filter.
Maintenance and Warranty
All RO systems require filter replacement from time to time. SpringWell recommends changing the RO membrane every 24 months and all three other filters after 6 months. However, depending on water quality and usage, you may have to change the filters earlier. A visible decrease in flow rate and water quality usually indicates that you need to replace cartridges.
Other than this, the unit doesn’t have much maintenance needs. It works smoothly and doesn’t require servicing or troubleshooting. The filter is covered by a 1-year warranty and a 6-month money-back guarantee.
- 100% proven results
- Silent operation
- Large filtration capacity
- Removes 99.9% of contaminants found in well and city water
- Wastes water
- Doesn’t work if incoming water is not according to water quality parameters
- No remineralization stage
The buyers are happy with the unit’s performance. Some users tested the water after installing it; all the contaminants were removed, and the water’s taste was improved.
Most people installed it themselves; some had a few glitches, but the tech support quickly resolved the issues.
Homeowners mention that the system runs silently and doesn’t make bangs or loud noises, even when water pressure is low. One buyer installed the system with his refrigerator.
Final Words: Should you buy SpringWell’s Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System?
Overall, it is an excellent system for well and city water alike. However, it is costly and may not remove some contaminants. So, don’t forget to get your water tested before buying it. Its large filtration capacity, durable build quality, and high-quality faucet make it one of the best RO systems for well water.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to install any other drinking water filter along with the SpringWell RO filter?
No. SpringWell’s RO filter is a complete drinking water purification system. You may need to install a water softener or iron filter to improve the overall water quality of your home.
Can I Install the SpringWell RO system with Appliances?
Yes. You can install it with refrigerators or water dispensers. However, you may need to hire a professional to make alterations during the installation.