AquaKinetic Drinking Water System ReviewBy John Davis - June 1, 2016
The AquaKinetic Drinking Water System is an under the sink Reverse Osmosis water filter. It has a similar design and list of benefits as other under the sink systems. However, it does have two features that set it apart.
One is aesthetic. Almost every other system on the market is finished with some shade of white. The AquaKinetic is black. This filter is likely to be tucked away out of site so you probably won’t see it that often, but it may be a consideration for some people.
The other feature is the outstanding warranty on the AquaKinetic Drinking Water System. It’s guaranteed for seven years, which is significantly higher than the one year warranty that most other Reverse Osmosis water filters have.
The AquaKinetic supplies drinking water through a dedicated faucet. This faucet is included with the system and it has a polished chrome color, large handle and a long spout which makes it ideal for filling up water bottles.
The AquaKinetic Drinking Water System uses a storage tank to hold filtered water until you’re ready to use it. In the tank a mechanism regularly stirs up the water which prevents it from going stale. This is a nice feature which ensures you’re always going to get the freshest tasting water.
Another beneficial feature on the storage tank is the inclusion of an automatic shut off valve. This valve automatically stops the system from filtering any more water after the tank is full. Surprisingly, despite its simplicity, some other Reverse Osmosis systems lack this feature.
It’s also worth noting that as this is a reverse osmosis system it doesn’t use electricity. That means that the long term operating costs are kept to a minimum.
However, you will need to change the filters on a regular basis. Unfortunately, unlike other filtration systems, the AquaKinetic doesn’t have an indicator light built in to remind you when to change the filter. If you install the AquaKinetic in your home you should be sure to mark the filter change date on your calendar.
The filters on the AquaKinetic Drinking Water System are easy to change. Simply depressurize the system, unscrew the old filters by hand, and reinstall the new ones. No tools required.
The Filtration System
A three filter system is used to purify your water.
The first stage is a 5 micron activated carbon pre-filter. This filter removes sediments and other small particulate matter from the water. It also filters out some chlorine, which reduces the load on the next filter.
The second stage is a Reverse Osmosis Membrane filter. This is where a majority of contaminants are removed. This strong filter removes minerals, cysts, chemicals and other unwanted compounds.
Finally, instead of flowing to the third filter, water actually flows to the reserve tank. Once you turn on the faucet, water comes out of the reserve tank and passes through the third stage post-filter. This removes unwanted tastes and odors and guarantees you the freshest drinking water possible.
Together, the filters are rated to remove arsenic, barium, cadmium, copper, cysts, fluoride, hexavalent chromium, lead, radium 226 / 228, selenium, TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) trivalent chromium, turbidity, chlorine, tastes and odors.
The filters are certified by NSF (The Public Health and Safety Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute). They have been found to meet the criteria set up in standards number 42 and 58. However, while the filters are certified, AquaKinetic points out that the system accessories are not certified.
You will need to change the pre and post-filters after every nine to twelve months. The exact amount of amount of time depends on your home’s water usage.
The Reverse Osmosis membrane will need to be changed when it stops properly filtering dissolved solids. You’ll need to have a plumber check your water to find out when the filter stops removing these compounds. Alternatively, you can also send in a water sample to AquaKinetic for testing. On average, AquaKinetic states that most filters last from 18 to 24 months.
Specification and Design
The AquaKinetic Drinking Water System is designed to fit under your sink without taking up too much room. However, you can also mount it in a remote location like a garage or basement. From there you can run a water line to the faucet in the sink.
It requires a water pressure range of 35 to 100 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). AquaKinetic states that the higher your water pressure the quicker the system will filter water.
The temperature of the water needs to fall between 35 and 100 degrees fahrenheit.
For every 6 gallons of water, 1 gallon of pure drinking water is created and five gallons of murkish water are discarded. The faucet has a service flow of 1 GPM (Gallon Per Minute). The average daily production of the system is 10.9 GPD (Gallons Per Day). However, under ideal circumstances that number may reach as high as 30 GPD.
AquaKinetic System Cost
You cannot buy this system from Amazon. In fact no prices are listed for it anywhere. In order to find the price of this system you need to contact AquaKinetic. You can do that through this webpage.
In addition, you will also need to order replacement filters through your local dealer, you cannot buy them online.
Installation of the System
In order to qualify for the warranty on this system a certified plumber must install it. This can cost anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on how complicated the job is.
Warranty and Support
The nicest feature of this system is its incredible 7 year warranty. This is significantly longer than the warranty on other systems and it will help you to rest easy. The Reverse Osmosis membrane has a separate 2 year warranty.
AquaKinetic has a 24 hour 1-800 support line. They also have an email address you can write them at and a physical office in Newbury, Ohio.
- Incredible warranty that is significantly longer than almost every other filter on the market
- Removes a high number of compounds from the water
- Filters have a long life
- You will need to have it installed by a plumber to get the warranty
- You cannot buy replacement filters online
As this filter is not listed on any third party websites there aren’t any customer reviews. Finding out information about this filter is difficult.
The AquaKinetic Drinking Water System is going to give you peace of mind because of the long list of compounds it filters and its outstanding warranty. It has several other nice features like an automatic shut off valve on the tank and a polished chrome faucet.
Without a price it’s difficult to assess the value of this system. However, we can assume by its long warranty that this filtration system is built to last and will provide you with high quality drinking water for years.
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