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Water filters

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:05am
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Juzal

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Hi, recently moved to PF. I have been looking into water filters and have seen two different types. One has a large tank under the sink and has a separate filtered water tap installed next to the main tap. The other just has two cylinders attached to the wall and all water that comes through the main cold tap is filtered. 

Both of these appear to cost around €150.

Does anyone know how these differ and ehich may be the best?

Thanks in advance.

Julie 

GrahamLynn

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:30am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:30am

Ours is different again, as we have  a drinking water filter in which a  small filter cartridge system under the sink and a separate tap. The water drawn from the tap is pulled via the filter to the drinking water tap.  Used for drinking water, filling the kettle, coffee machine, iron etc. We change the filter approximately every six months.

The other system is plumbed straight into your cold water mains, so that all your water is filtered from every tap including washing machine, dishwasher etc.  I presume you either have to change the filter more often or they are more expensive to replace on the whole house system.

I can’t say I’ve seen a plumbed in system with a water tank though.

Take a trip to Zoco Market, there’s a couple of stalls selling systems there. They’ll be able to explain what system is best for your requirements.

Lynn

Juzal

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:43am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:43am

GrahamLynn wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 9:30am:

Ours is different again, as we have  a drinking water filter in which a  small filter cartridge system under the sink and a separate tap. The water drawn from the tap is pulled via the filter to the drinking water tap.  Used for drinking water, filling the kettle, coffee machine, i...

...ron etc. We change the filter approximately every six months.

The other system is plumbed straight into your cold water mains, so that all your water is filtered from every tap including washing machine, dishwasher etc.  I presume you either have to change the filter more often or they are more expensive to replace on the whole house system.

I can’t say I’ve seen a plumbed in system with a water tank though.

Take a trip to Zoco Market, there’s a couple of stalls selling systems there. They’ll be able to explain what system is best for your requirements.

Lynn

Thanks very much. Perhaps the 'tank' I saw was just a very large filter. It took up half my neighbour's undersink cupboard though!

killjoy

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:59am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 9:59am

Depending on the amount of water needed for human use buying bottled water can ewsault cheaper.

Juzal

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:06am

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 10:06am

killjoy wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 9:59am:

Depending on the amount of water needed for human use buying bottled water can ewsault cheaper.

Thanks. I don't intend to have a car so carrying bottles is often a problem - and storing them if I bulk buy!

Cheryl

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:19pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:19pm

Tap water here is safe to drink but some people don't like the taste so the cheap and cheerful solution is a filter jug in the fridge.

Juzal

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:38pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:38pm

Cheryl wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 12:19pm:

Tap water here is safe to drink but some people don't like the taste so the cheap and cheerful solution is a filter jug in the fridge.

Thanks - that's my plan B 🙂

GrahamLynn

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:19pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:19pm

Juzal wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 9:43am:

Thanks very much. Perhaps the 'tank' I saw was just a very large filter. It took up half my neighbour's undersink cupboard though!

Mines around the size of a 750ml bottle

Lynn

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:54pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:54pm

Juzal wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 10:06am:

Thanks. I don't intend to have a car so carrying bottles is often a problem - and storing them if I bulk buy!

We also use these large bottles of water, including the 8 litre ones.  Fortunately, both Mercadona and Carrefour bring them to our door along with other heavier items. Both provide an excellent service and well worth the small delivery charge.

Martyn1986

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 4:24pm

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 4:24pm

Cheryl wrote on Sun May 15, 2022 12:19pm:

Tap water here is safe to drink but some people don't like the taste so the cheap and cheerful solution is a filter jug in the fridge.

That depends on the area of spain

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