Remove the filter from the foil package. 2. Soak the new filter in cold water for 15 minutes. 3. Insert the filter into the bottom of the reservoir by screwing it clockwise until it is fully tightened. 4. Fill the reservoir with cold water and wait for the water to filter through into the pitcher. Pour out the (black) filtered water and repeat this process twice to rinse away the loose activated carbon particles. If needed, repeat this until water is filtering perfectly clear and ready for consumption. 5. Set the indicator.
Sometimes in the alkalising process some of the particles inside the filter stick together or form ice particles. The best advice to unblock a filter is to first remove the filter from the reservoir and shake it for around 15-20 seconds, and then bang the cartridge on a hard surface to remove any blockages at the exit hole. Then soak it in water for 10 minutes and do a full pass through without drinking the water. We estimate around 12-15 minutes for a 2.5L full reservoir to become filtered. Also, if you are ever in a situation where you are so thirsty but the filter isn’t done, we always lift the reservoir out of the pitcher while its filtering so we can pour out the filtered water for refreshment.
The Main elements that can be traced in small amounts are as follows: Calcium Magnesium Sodium Potassium Zinc Lithium Iron Copper Cobalt Molybdenum Selenium Iodine Chromium Phosphorus.
We have conducted a test to observe the decline of pH over a given time of 9.5 hours during which the water was stored in a refrigerator. The results were as follows: pH pre filtration- 7.2 pH Post filter (immediate)- 9.6 pH 9.5 hours after filtration- 9.1 As you can see the pH stays pretty static. The molecular structure of the water is fundamentally altered for the better leading to much easier hydration physiologically.
As you can imagine, when the water in the pitcher comes up to cover the outlet at the bottom of the filter the process slows down compared to when the water is well below the filter opening at the bottom. On average it takes 8-10 minutes for the reservoir (1.5L). Also, if you are ever in a situation where you are so thirsty but the filter isn’t done, you can always lift the reservoir out of the pitcher while its filtering so you can pour out the filtered water for refreshment. NOTE: Do not pour water from the pitcher if there is still unfiltered water left in reservoir, this will cause spillages!
Organic material in public water supplies comes from decaying plant life, which becomes more soluble in water over time, our filter effectively removes this. Rust and lime scale will also be removed. It also removes and destroys residual disinfectants (chlorine and chloramine). Heavy metals are reduced effectively – such as lead, aluminium, mercury – and the TDS (total dissolved Solids) count will swap metals for minerals. Ion Exchange resin is effective in reducing: Nitrate Perchlorate Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI) Colour Your water taste will be drastically improved along with the added minerals and anti-oxidant properties.
The trihalomethane element is usually a bi-product of chlorine and as such when the water Is chlorine free most of the substance is also absorbed by the filter. Activated carbon filters are quite good at filtering out the majority of oestrogen based substances but not to a degree of 100% removal.
Fluoride is very hard to remove from water and usually takes a large scale ceramic filter to do the job fully or a reverse osmosis system. Public Health England states that around 10% of people in England live in areas where fluoride is added, so it's best to check on your water supplier's website to see if you're affected. We can't guarantee that our filter removes fluoride fully. For effective fluoride removal a full Reverse Osmosis system would be advised which can be expensive.
The main difference is that Brita's products seem to remove minerals from water while making it slightly more acidic. Our filter adds electrolytes, anti-oxidants, minerals and alkalinity! Also the per litre filtering cost seems to be around the same, why not get more for your money?
We recommend cleaning the jug regularly with soapy water, tap water sits in the reservoir and we all know that can get smelly over time. Never let soap get into the filter, always unscrew it and place it to the side when washing the jug. Do not use a dishwasher with the Phox water filter, some soap and TLC are adequate.
When going on holiday the best thing to do is to keep the filter immersed in water, unscrew it and place it in the jug filled with water, keep the reservoir aside.
Our filter has Carbon and Ion exchange resin inside, as a team they are great at softening water. Our filter does however add in some essential electrolyte minerals for hydration meaning you might still get a build up in the kettle after time if you boil the water.