When to Change Your ZeroWater Filters

April 16, 2021
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When a water filtration system becomes backlogged with inorganics and other dissolved solids, there are usually a few clues indicating it’s time for a new ZeroWater filter. This includes a change in taste or smell or anything more than a 006 Total Dissolved Solids(TDS) reading on your water quality meter. 

Think of these indicators as check engine lights. Just like the mechanics of a car, the intricacies of a ZeroWater filtration system require maintenance now and then. Unlike a vehicle, however, fixing the mechanics of your ZeroWater filter is nothing to dread. A new filter will get you back to the purest looking and tasting water in no time. 

Here we’ll run through how to know when your ZeroWater filter needs replacement and how.

How Your Zero Water Filter Works

ZeroWater’s offers a variety cutting-edge technology including our five-stage ion exchange filtration process and our Ecofilter that delivers some of the cleanest water on the market.

This is achieved by water passing through five distinct sections of the filter that remove the visible solids, inorganic compounds, and contaminants in tap water. These five sections include:

  1. The coarse filter screen initially removes all too well-known contaminants in tap water like dust and rust.
  2. The foam distributor removes additional suspended solids.
  3. The multi-layer activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy removes organic contaminants such as pesticides, Mercury, and Chlorine, and prevents bacteria from growing.
  4. A dual comprehensive ion exchange resin removes inorganic compounds like metals.
  5. Finally, the ultra-fine screen and non-woven membrane layer remove any pesky suspended solids that are still lingering. 

These filtration membranes are loaded with ion-exchange beads that remove harmful ions and minerals to deliver the purest tasting and most balanced water. 

How Do You Know When to Replace Your ZeroWater Filter?

How long a ZeroWater filter lasts depends on the source of your tap water and the level of contamination before filtration. For example, moderate levels of contamination, with TDS tap water levels of 002-050 will yield 40 or more gallons of water per filter. Exceptionally high levels of contamination, with TDS tap water levels of 301-400, which we hope is never the case for our users, will yield approximately 8-15 gallons.

It’s important to note that the life of your ZeroWater filter will depend on your household water consumption. 

You will also know it’s time to replace your filter if you notice a fishy taste. This happens once you surpass the life of a filter and it’s no longer able to perform its job of filtering out the total dissolved solids. You will notice an almost lemon-like taste in which that the ion exchange resins have been exhausted or reached end of life.

Lastly, if you anticipate it may be time to change your ZeroWater filter, we recommend whipping out your handy TDS water quality meter. If the quality of your filtered water reads 006 or more, you know it’s time to replace your filter. 

In summary, the signs your ZeroWater filter needs replacement are:

  • Acidic taste
  • Water tastes like lemon
  • A meter reading of 006 or higher

How To Replace Your ZeroWater Filter

The steps to replace your ZeroWater filter are simple. 

  • Disassemble your pitcher by removing the lid and water reservoir and unscrew the blue protective cap. Note: You may notice condensation, this is perfectly normal. The contents inside the filter are rinsed with purified water before they are packed.
  • From below, twist your new filter into the bottom of the reservoir. Tighten until there is a complete seal with the reservoir. 
  • Fill the reservoir with cold tap water.
  • Once the water has gone through the filter and into the body of your pitcher, fill a glass with freshly filtered water. Unlike other popular filters, our filters do not need to be soaked, flushed, or otherwise prepared prior to using.
  • Test with your water quality meter for ultimate satisfaction.
  • Drink and enjoy!

Where To Get Replacement Filters

You can easily order replacement ZeroWater filters online. Replacement cartridges come in packs of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16 meaning you can get the right amount of filters you need for your home, office, or business.

Alternatively, ZeroWater products can be purchased at most big retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath and Beyond. 

The beautiful thing about ZeroWater filters is that under standard tap water conditions and depending on your household water consumption, filters can last many months. 

ZeroWater users enjoy exquisitely filtered water at an affordable price, without the hassle of needing to maintain an intricate filtration system. 

Once it comes time to change your filter, the process is seamless as ZeroWater filtration cartridges are designed to do the work for you. Our water filter pitchers sit on your countertop or fridge until you are ready to hydrate. To learn more about our water filter products or the benefits of ion exchange filtration technology get in touch with a ZeroWater specialist today. We love chatting with both returning customers and new ones!