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Aquatru Vs Royal Berkey Water Filter Systems Review

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aquatru vs berkey water filter systemsBoth Aquatru and berkey are some of the best countertop water-filters that can help you purify and store filtered water until it can be used. In fact, this water filter systems will provide you high-quality drinkable water at all times without any hassle yet they are very economical, easy-to-use and require minimal maintenance. So, in this article we are going to look at the similarities and differences between the AquaTru and berkey water filter systems in-order to help make the right buying decision.

 

SUMMARY: – We recommend the AquaTru over  Royal Berkey water filter systems simply because of the following reasons:

  • AquaTru water filter systems can filter a gallon of water to a higher degree of purification in under 15 minutes while berkey water filter systems may take hours to filter a gallon of water.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems use a 3-filter (4-Stage Reverse Osmosis) system that is more effective at purifying water than the 2 or 4 Black Berkey filter elements used by Berkey water filter systems.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems are equipped with an Ultra Reverse Osmosis Filter that removes toxic inorganic contaminants including; lead, chromium-6 and drug residue.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems can remove 3-types of contaminants which include; organic-contaminants, inorganic-chemicals and biological-contaminants.

COMPARISON BETWEEN AQUATRU AND BERKEY:

FEATURES AQUATRU BERKEY
Size 1-size Available in different sizes
Body material Plastic metal & Plastic
Fluoride-removal Filter Yes Yes
Filters 3-filters Yes (2 or 4)
Filter-type Mechanical, Reverse Osmosis & Activated Carbon filters. Black microporous-filters & white Fluoride Filters
Filtration Stages 4-stage purification process 2-stage purification process
Design countertop countertop
Easy Installation Yes (no-tubing) Yes (no-tubing)
Easy Maintenance Yes Yes
Portable Yes Yes
Pathogen Removal Yes Yes
Removing organic contaminants Yes Yes
Removing heavy metals Yes Yes
Mechanical/Electric Powered Electric (Operates on a 120-Volt AC wall plug) Mechanical (Uses gravity to filter water)
Water Capacity Held Hold a maximum water capacity of 3-quarts. Hold a maximum water capacity of 3.25 gallons.
Pricing A bit expensive Affordable
Replaceable Filters Yes (After a year or so) Yes (After a year or so)

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AQUATRU AND BERKEY:

  • Berkey water filter systems can purify and store huge-amounts of water because they are designed in-form of large containers while the AquaTru water filter systems can hold only hold average amounts water.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems use a 4-stage purification process to remove virtually all toxic chemicals from tap water while Berkey water filter systems use a 2-stage purification process.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems use Reverse Osmosis technology to remove toxic inorganic contaminants and chemicals in-order to provide great tasting water while the Berkey water filter systems lack this technology.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems are made of Tritan BPA and BPS-free, dishwasher safe plastic while most Berkey water filter systems are made of stainless-steel although they feature one model made of plastic (berkey-light).

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems are designed to remove of 3-types of contaminants which include; Organic, inorganic-chemicals and biological-contaminants while Berkey water filter systems are designed to reduce on heavy metals, bad taste/odor and harmful-contaminants within water.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems operate on a 120 Volt AC wall plug with minimal electricity while Berkey water filter systems feature mechanical filters that use gravity to filter water.

 

  • AquaTru water filter systems are available in only 1-size while berkey water filter systems come in different sizes and capacity in-order to cater for all activities ranging from camping, emergencies to small-offices usage.

Aquatru water filter

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN AQUATRU AND BERKEY:

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems are conveniently designed whereby they feature a simple and compact countertop-design that is perfect for everyday use.

 

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems feature washable and replaceable filters that can be changed after filtering several gallons of water.

 

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems feature pre-filters that can help remove organic contaminants, heavy-metals, bad smell and taste of chlorine from water.

 

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems are very affordable compared to advanced Undersink water filter systems which are highly priced.

 

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems are very easy-to-install because they don’t require any connections to pipes and no tubing is attached to the system. In fact, they only require simple filter installation thus making them perfect for home and office use.

 

  • Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems are very easy to maintain because they feature a re-cleanable body and filters in-order to ensure long-lasting performance.

 

PERFORMANCE COMPARISON BETWEEN AQUATRU AND BERKEY:

 

Filtration Stages:

Filtration Stages

The Aquatru water filter systems use a 4-stage purification process to remove virtually all toxic chemicals and contaminants from tap water while the Berkey water filter systems feature a 2 Stage Filtration System that helps to remove water contaminants in the 1-stage and then remove fluoride and arsenic elements in the 2-stage.

Bottom line:- The Aquatru water filter system gets the highest rating here because it features a 4-stage purification process that helps to thoroughly remove all contaminants and heavy-metals compared to the Berkey water filter system.

 

Reverse Osmosis technology:

The Aquatru water filter systems are equipped with reverse osmosis technology in-order to remove all kinds of contaminants including; toxins, Arsenic, lead, chromium, drug residues, Hormones, Micro-plastics and Cancer-linked Carcinogens so as to provide you with pure drinking water. On the other hand, the Berkey water-filter systems lack this reverse osmosis technology and can only remove a few contaminants from water.

Bottom line:- The Aquatru water filter systems gets the highest rating because its equipped with Ultra Reverse Osmosis technology.

 

Design:

Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems feature a simple and compact countertop-design that is just perfect for everyday use. However, the Aquatru water filter systems can purify around 1-gallon water in less than 15 minutes because they are electric-powered while the Berkey water filter systems take hours to purify water because they feature mechanical-filters.

Bottom line:- They both get the same rating because they feature a simple countertop design that is very convenient and efficient.

 

Size and Capacity:

The Aquatru water filter systems are available in 1-size whereby their upper-level tank can hold about a gallon of water while the clean water tank can hold about 3 quarts of purified drinking water. On the other hand, the Berkey water filter systems come in different sizes and capacities in-order to cater for all user needs ranging from hiking, camping, emergencies and use in small-offices.

Bottom line: – The Berkey water filter systems get the highest rating because they come in different sizes in-order to help you meet your needs.

 

Pathogen Removal:

The Berkey water filter systems can remove pathogenic bacteria up-to 100% without using UV-light while Aquatru water filter systems can only reduce on these organic and biological contaminants in water by using an Activated Coconut Shell Carbon VOC filter.

Bottom line:- The berkey water filter systems are the winner because they can remove pathogenic-bacteria from water up-to 100%.

 

Filter-Types:

The Aquatru water filter systems feature 4 Different Stages of Filtration within 3 replaceable filters which include; A Mechanical Pre-Filter that removes sediment and cloudiness (turbidity) from the water, an Activated Carbon Pre-Filter that removes 99 percent of chlorine and chloramines, an Ultra Reverse Osmosis Filter that removes toxic inorganic contaminants and an Activated Coconut Shell Carbon VOC filter that removes toxic organic chemicals and ensures great tasting water.

On the other hand, the berkey water filter systems come with 2 water filters which include; a black microporous filter that contains pores with purifier element which help to filter-off bacteria such as pathogen and virus from the water while the PF2 Fluoride Filter helps to absorb fluoride, arsenic and some of the heavy metal-ions within the water. Additionally, these filters are expandable to 4-filters each in-order to increase on the water purifying capacity.

Bottom line:- The Aquatru water filter systems get the highest rating because they use more advanced filters to thoroughly purify your drinking water.

 

How Are They Powered?

The Aquatru water filter systems operate on a 120 Volt AC wall plug with minimal electricity in-order to help purify 1-gallon of water in just 15-minutes. On the other hand, the Berkey water filter systems feature mechanical-filters that use gravity to purify water although this takes some hours to purify 1-gallon of water.

Bottom line:- If you are looking for a quick purifying waters-system then the Aquatru water filter systems will get the highest rating. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an efficient water-filter that doesn’t require electricity to operate then the Berkey water filter systems will get the highest rating.

 

Fluoride-Removal:

Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems can remove fluoride from water. However, the Berkey water filter systems use 2 PF2 Fluoride Filters that help to absorb fluoride, arsenic and some heavy-metal-ions in the water while the Aquatru water filter systems can remove up-to 93.5% using Ultra Reverse Osmosis technology.

Bottom line:- Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems get the same rating here because they can thoroughly remove fluoride from tap water.

 

Body-Materials:

Most Berkey water filter systems are made of stainless-steel although berkey also feature one model made of plastic (berkey-light). On the other hand, the Aquatru water filter systems are made from Tritan plastic that is BPA & BPS free, free of estrogenic and androgenic activity and its dishwasher safe.

Bottom line:- If you’re looking for a durable and long-lasting water-filter-system then consider taking the Berkey water filter system. But in-case you are looking for lightweight and high-performance water-filter system then consider getting an Aquatru water filter system.

 

Installation:

Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems are super easy and quick to install compared to advanced Undersink water filter systems. In fact, the Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems don’t require any drilling and connection-pipes but they just require filter installation which are very simple.

Bottom line:- Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems get the same rating here since they are very easy install and don’t require any complicated tools to install the filters.

 

Maintenance and Filter Replacement:

Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems feature re-cleanable housings and filters that are replaceable so as to facilitate for easy maintenance. In fact, a pair of Black Berkey filters can filter about 6000-gallons and a pair of PF2 Filters can filter up-to 1000-gallons before requiring a replacement and this means that the filters can work for approximately 2-years and above before making a replacement. On the other hand, the 3-filters of the Aquatru require replacements twice a year which is a bit costly for some people.

Bottom line:- Both Aquatru and Berkey water filter systems will get the same rating in-terns of cleaning but the berkey water filter systems gets the highest rating when it comes to duration it takes before making filter replacements.

 

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THE AQUATRU?

  • They can remove 15X more contaminants from water than leading pitcher filters.
  • They feature a filter-indicator that alerts you when filter replacement is required.
  • They can remove 15 times more contaminants than the best-selling water pitcher filters.
  • They are very lightweight and compact in-order to facilitate for easy transportation.
  • It is designed to remove about 1000 pollutants that could be lurking in your tap water.
  • They provide better tasting and odor-free water compared to other water-filtration-systems.
  • They can purify around 1-gallon of water in less than 15 minutes because they are electric-powered.
  • They feature Ultra Reverse Osmosis technology that helps to remove all kinds of contaminants and chemicals from water.
  • They are cost-effective and easy to maintain because they are re-cleanable and require filter replacements twice a year.

 

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THE BERKEY?

  • They feature a complete, highly polished stainless-steel body for optimum durability.

 

  • They feature an upper chamber that nests within the lower-chamber in-order to reduce on height in-order to ensure easy transportation.

 

  • They can remove fluoride from water up-to 4 PF-2 Berkey or 2 PF-2 and also Arsenic Elements can be installed in the lower chamber if desired for greater water purification.

 

  • They can serve 1-to-4 People with regular-use & 85-to-170 people during an emergency.

 

  • They can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals that your body needs.

 

  • They can purify 1.5-to-4 Gallons per hour under regular use coupled with a Maximum Filtration Flow Rate up to 7-Gallons per hour with (4-elements).

 

  • They can remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and even extract harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic-solvents, radon-222 and trihalomethanes from water.

 

CONCLUSION:

If you are looking for a high-performance, lightweight and compact water-filter-system that can provide you with more purified drinking-water in the shortest time possible, then you should consider buying the Aquatru water filter system.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an efficient, durable and gravity fed water purifier that can provide several gallons of purified water for your family or during emergency situations, then you should consider buying the Berkey water filter systems.

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