On the “Whole House Water Filters Reviews” page We began discussing the popular point-of-entry AquaOx system. However, since this is such an outstanding, well-made product, we’d be remiss if we didn’t shed a little bit more light on this system. We believe you’ll agree that this particular system is top-quality worth every double-take it gets.
Normally, when we see systems that have a similar look to the AquaOx, we don’t think in terms of “stages.” This is a school of thought normally associated with filters like Reverse Osmosis systems that have anywhere from 2-7 stages.
But the AquaOx is different, and uses 7 stages in its design.
Yes, you did read that correctly. 7 stages! This 7-stage filter process used by the AquaOx whole house water filtration system makes it stand out in the crowd and contributes to the predominate opinion that it’s simply the best home water filter on the market.
Why It Is Important to Remove Excess Chlorine
Excess chlorine may seem harmless, yet it is vital to remove this contaminant from your water. Michael Corcoran, the president of AquaOx, demonstrates how chlorine can be absorbed through your skin in this video (our discussion continues below):
Features and Benefits of the AquaOx Filtration System
This system’s performance is thorough and impressive, so it makes perfect sense that homeowners are gravitating towards it. Below, you’ll find a detailed outline of its performance, along with other characteristics that make this filtration system a favorite in filtration systems:
AquaOx Performance – Efficient and Reliable
When it comes to performance, the system is both reliable and efficient. Its 7-stage filtration process eliminates 99.9 percent of contaminants, toxins, and heavy metals from your water. Each stage is designed specifically to provide optimal water filtration: AquaOx 7-Stage Filters
- The pre-sediment filter eliminates larger sediments like rocks, dirt, or hair.
- The KDF 55 eliminates metals like chlorine and mercury and restricts the growth of fungi, algae, and bacteria.
- This stage eliminates limescale and mold, thereby increasing your shower and bathtub’s longevity.
- KDF 85 filters out hydrogen sulfide. This refines the water and helps remove any remnants of large solids.
- Catalytic Adsorptive Carbon removes hydrogen sulfide, VOCs and chloramines.
- An activated coconut shell carbon eliminates VOCs, chlorine and chlorinated solvents.
- Filter-AG eliminates turbidity and suspended material resulting in less water pressure fluctuation.
The unique design of this system makes it both a remarkable and plausible option for any home. However, because this system’s dimensions are larger than other models, homeowners should take into consideration the increased space it will need. Further, this is an American-made product with a system created in Ohio and assembled in South Carolina.
Features That Stand Out
The Aquaox point-of-entry water filtration system numerous features that set it above the rest. It has a 60-micron filter and decontaminates as much as 1.2 million gallons. The product is even self-cleaning; because it automatically washes itself to keep the layers clean, you are freed of another worry other models will place on you.
This system has Vortech plates which detached the media at two key points. They are used along with the sanitizing backwash, which minimizes the corrosion of the filter media. Furthermore, the Vortech plates is the special design that causes the water to find the fastest path through the filter media, which amplifies the effectiveness of the filtration. This is yet another remarkable facet of this product.
Ease of Installation and Maintenance
It is easy to install the AquaOx since the manufacturer includes detailed installation instructions in the package. Having said that, Mike Corcoran (the company president) has created numerous videos that discuss this. In one, he states that he would “prefer” if homeowners had licensed plumbers install it since plumbers are both familiar with the intricacies of installation, as well as prepared to address any issues that could arise (such as pipes being compromised, etc).
The beauty of this system is, after installation, you needn’t worry about maintenance; self-sanitation system renders cartridge replacement unnecessary. Having this type of system alleviates homeowners of the hassle and cost of replacing cartridges.
A common concern is how often the unit should be cleaned since it has an estimated 10 – 20 years of effective filtration. A demonstration of the lifespan of this machine is shown in the video from the original AquaOx post on the Whole House Water Filter page. You’ll hear Michael Corcoan, the company’s president, declare that an AquaOx system from 20 years ago is still going strong. The answer for this concern is simple: there is no cleaning requirement. During installation, the automatic “backwash” clock is set so that, every 4 days, the unit itself cleans the pre-sediment filter.
The only thing homeowners need concern themselves about is resetting the clock on the unit if their power goes out. Here is a quick video about maintaining the AquaOx unit:
Coming in at $2,999 (including shipping) for the most popular unit, the AquaOx is a bit more costly up front than some cheaper brands and models. Still, this unit is delivers the most bang for your buck. Consider this: how many other water filtration systems can honestly claim to last an average family 20 years of clean water with no replacement hassles?
(Spoiler Alert: None. This is the only model on the market able to make this claim.)
There are the two models:
Most Homes with 1- 3 1/2 Bathrooms: This model is fit for medium-sized homes and condos with 1-3.5 bathrooms. The flow rate is 15 Gallons per Minute (GPM), and the unit filters over 2 million+ gallons. Price: $2,999, including shipping.
Larger Homes or Commercial Spaces with 4+ Bathrooms: This model fits very large homes and commercial buildings with 4 or more bathrooms. The flow rate is 37 GPM, and the unit filters over 3 million gallons of water. Price Point: $4,499, including shipping.
AquaOx offers the option of paying through PayPal to homeowners who would prefer a payment plan. PayPal has an financing program called PayPal Credit where you can pay for your system interest-free, so long as the amount is paid within 6 months (see offer for details).
Any appliance in your home that is associated with water will last longer and need fewer repairs since the filtered water safeguards them against various damages; therefore, AquaOx is cost effectively in more ways that initially meets the eye.
Gone are the days when you had to settle for sub-par water for cooking, drinking, and doing the laundry.
Gone are the days when chlorine had free range to damage your skin.
Gone are the days when you were unsure about the dangers lurking in your water.
With NSF certification and a 7-year warranty, AquaOx will give you peace of mind every time you turn on the tap.