PERFORMANCE - 82%
DESIGN - 61%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 88%
DURABILITY - 100%
Summary : This system is very efficient and removing water contaminants, requires very little maintenance and comes with an impressive lifetime warranty.
Bluefilters is a company that proves that German engineering can exceed in all fields of interest. Our modern society is currently dealing with a shortage of fresh water and though this problem is still manageable at the moment, it is important to come up with innovative filtration methods, so that this problem will never threaten our lifestyle. One of the company’s most successful products is the Bluefilters ARO-5-NL 5-Stage Molecular Water Filtration System, a very convenient stationary under sink filtration system.
The system uses the renowned reverse osmosis technology, that is also used by numerous bottled water distributors. It features a 3-stage prefiltration, a filtration stage and a carbon-based post filtration. The prefiltration stages use patented NewLine cartridges that posses an increased filtration capacity compared with the cartridges of similar filtration systems found on the market.
The system is designed in order to increase the quality of your water to the highest levels. The system uses sorption, a chemical process through which contaminant particles are attached to something, in this case, a filter. This system offers bacterial protection, protection against organic compounds while also clearing the water of chlorine and iron. It has a 12-liter accumulator capacity and a 0.5 l/min performance. Furthermore, the system ensures a 2000 ppm water salinity. Depending on the type of membrane that you choose, the maximum water flow per day can vary between 180 l and 560 l, supposing that the water has an average 25ºC temperature and a 60psi pressure.
Design and maintenance
The system is 13 inches wide and 16 inches tall. Furthermore, it has a 5 and a half inches diameter. The filters are designed in order to be easy to replace. You don’t even need a wrench for the filter cartridge replacement process as you simply unscrew the old cartridge and screw on the new one. No parts of the old cartridge are reused so you can be sure that the system will start a new safe, filtering cycle. As a general rule, the prefilter should be changed every 3-6 months, the GAC should be changed every 6 months, the membrane should be replaced every 2-5 years and the post filter should be replaced every 6 months. However, you needn’t worry about having to remember all these dates as the system features patented block cartridges that tell you exactly when they need to be replaced. For optimal convenience, the system comes with a mountable box that hides the unpleasant looking tanks while also ensuring that the tanks and the tubes are not in your way.
As you can see, this model poses no troubles whatsoever. It is not that big that you can’t find a place for it in the house, nor is it difficult to maintain. It is a simple and efficient way of making sure that your home is provided with clean and healthy water.
Warranty and durability
The system is not only very efficient but also very durable. While most water filter manufacturers offer warranty packages that cover up to 2 years of use, the Bluefilters systems are covered for 5 years. Furthermore, if you ever encounter a problem, simply address the Customer Support team which is very prompt in handling your requests and solving your problems in a convenient manner. Problematic systems will be replaced and you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the systems are regularly tested over a lifespan of over 10 years.