How do I know when my water ionizer filter needs to be replaced?
All water ionizers that use this filter have either a digital numeric readout or a progressive bar indicator. When the numeric readout reaches 9999 (or 999 on 3-digit readouts) or if all of the water ionizer filter bars are lit up, generally a water ionizer filter light will begin to blink letting you know that you’ve reached the maximum capacity of the water ionizer filter. This can also be accompanied by the water ionizer playing a constant tune. This can happen anywhere between 6 to 12 months, depending on the amount of filtered water your family uses. When that occurs, it’s time to change the water ionizer filter. Also, you should change the water ionizer filter at least every 12 months, whether the filter use light is blinking or not.
It has been two years since I changed my water ionizer filter last, but I don’t use the water ionizer that often. Do I still need to change the water filter?
Yes. Even though you may only be using the water ionizer once in a while, the water ionizer filter media and housing is filled with water. The integrity of the internal water filter media will begin to diminish over time, and the inside of the water filter will degrade. Therefore, it is imperative that you change your water ionizer filter at least once every 12 months
Has this water filter been laboratory tested for contaminant removal?
Yes, UltraWater filtration technology has undergone extensive lab testing at Silverstate Analytical Laboratories (http://www.ssalabs.com) – an NELAC/EPA accredited lab – to EPA/ISO government standards. You can view the laboratory test result
How can such a small water filter remove so much?
Water filtration technology has advanced to the point where we can remove more contaminants in water using a smaller footprint because of the greater “surface area” of the internal water filter media. The proprietary media used inside the AlkaViva UltraWater filters are much “finer” than any previous traditional water filter media, and its proprietary design forces ALL the water through the water filter media before it can enter the water ionizer. Other water ionizer filters contain “gaps” that allow water to pass through the water ionizer filter with making any contact with the water filter media – allowing contaminants to pass untreated. This is NOT true with the AlkaViva UltraWater filters. ALL water MUST pass through the water filter media before it can exit the water filter housing. That is why it took AlkaViva two years of production to get the incredible results, inside of a water filter small enough to go inside your water ionizer.
Does this water filter remove fluoride?
Fluoride is one of the hardest contaminants to remove from drinking water, and requires its own very specific media for removal. There just wasn’t enough room inside the regular UltraWater filters to fit the fluoride media as well as the other media. Therefore, AlkaViva created an UltraWater Fluoride-Arsenic Shield, which is an internal and external water filter that can be used in conjunction with the regular UltraWater filter, in water ionizers that have two water filters. If you have an Athena JS 205 water ionizer , you would purchase the Fluoride-Arsenic Shield for INSIDE the Athena JS 205 water ionizer , and there is another INTERNAL water ionizer filter Fluoride-Arsenic Shield for INSIDE the Vesta GL 988 water ionizer (the Vesta GL 988 water ionizer has its own water filter size). If your water ionizer has only one water filter, then you would use the AlkaViva UltraWater filter as the main water filter in your water ionizer, and then add the EXTERNAL fluoride-arsenic pre-filter between your water source and your water ionizer.
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