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Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter FAQ

Find some answers to our most frequently asked questions for our New Wave Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter here:

Do the Enviro Products Shower Filters work with well water?

The primary purpose of the Enviro Shower Filters is to remove chlorine.  If your well is treated with chlorine, you will see the same benefits from the filter as someone who has municipal water.  As untreated well water can contain bacteria and micro-organisms, we would recommend a different option for filtering your shower water.

How does the shower filter work?

The Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter uses a patented filter media called KDF-55 to effectively remove chlorine, sediment and bad odours. Unlike carbon, KDF is efficient for use in hot water and retains power for up to approximately one year. KDF also reduces fungus, algae and hydrogen sulfide. Its bacteriostatic characteristics inhibit the growth of new bacteria in the shower filter and help prevent mildew in your shower.

KDF works through a process called oxidation reduction.  As the water passes over the KDF, the KDF changes the molecular structure of the chlorine via an electro-chemical reaction in which electrons are transferred between molecules.  This results in an inert zinc chloride, which is harmless.  It can also remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals.

The Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter also contains crystal quartz, which is a natural water softener.  It acts as a mechanical surfactant, allowing for more and better lathering of your natural skin care and hair care products.

Are the Enviro Products Shower Filters BpA-free?

Yes.  All plastic for the Enviro Shower Filters and the shower filter replacement cartridges is made from BpA-free and phthalate-free polypropylene.

How often do I need to replace my filter cartridge?

The shower filter will last a typical family of four one year.  If there are only 1 or 2 users of the shower filter, as long as the water still does not smell like chlorine and you are not noticing any increased dryness of your skin and hair or decreased lathering, it is possible to use the filter for up to 18 months.  For maximum benefits, however, we do not recommend using the shower filter any longer.  

Please note that, under normal conditions, the water flow does not drop when the filter is ready to be changed, so do not use this as the sole marker to determine whether or not to change your filter.  Remember though, that the life of the filter can be limited by the water quality in your area, especially in areas whose tap water has high amounts of sediment. 

My filter will be unused for a while.  How should I store it?

If you will simply be away for a few days, there is no need to remove and store your filter.  However, if you will be travelling for weeks or longer, or your filter is in use at a vacation home, when you leave, we recommend removing the shower filter from your pipe and shower head, placing it in a sealed plastic bag (be sure to get all of the air out) and storing it in a refrigerator.

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