Looking for the best Shower Filter Technology for your home? There’s a big difference between shower filters. Some claim 7-stage or even 11-stage but do they work? How do you know that the shower filter you are considering buying actually lives up to the claims?
We’ve previously provided an overview of the 3 best shower filters available today. In this article we will provide an overview of the technology used in ShowerPro, why it’s unique and how you know it works.
ShowerPro 4-stage filtration technology
ShowerPro uses 4-stage filtration optimised for the purest water possible without compromising water pressure.
The 4-stage system includes:
Copper-zinc water filtration is a high-purity brass water filtration process that relies on the redox potential of dissolved oxygen in water in the presence of a zinc anode and copper cathode. The main advantage of KDF is that it manages to reduce Chlorine and some fungi with hot water under high pressure. We buy KDF-55 directly from KDF Fluid Treatment Inc in the US.
CaSO3 shower filter balls can remove 90% of chlorine from shower water with a surface time of as little as 0.8 seconds. This works in combination with KDF-55.
Mineral balls (Crystal quartz)
Crystal quartz mineral balls with negative ion mineralisation are claimed to provide smoother skin, reduce oil secretion and increase cell viability. Although there is some evidence that it works there is no independently verified research.
Our proprietary formula that reduces limescale by 80% by inhibiting the limescale from forming. Note: It does not reduce water hardness or TDS.
What makes ShowerPro unique compared to other filters?
We’ve compared ShowerPro to Dupont, Royaltech, Philips, Stonestream, pH Energize, SparkPod, Ionic, Meko and various other products. See our best shower filter blog for a summary.
What makes ShowerPro different?
- Independently tested and certified to support claims
- Highly efficient with hot water and high pressure
- Replaceable cartridges lasting 3-6 months.
- Works on all showers with a hose or shower head
- Recyclable refill cartridges
Don’t trust the claims of 11-stage, 14-stage and 20-stage filters unless they have lab reports to support all claims.
How do you know that the filter works as claimed?
Always ask for independent tests and certifications that support the claims of the filter. TAPP Water is the only company that transparently shares all quality testing reports.
Download the ShowerPro filter lab tests from this page.
How ShowerPro Works
It’s super simple. Buy, install and use. You will instantly experience smoother skin and hair.
You can install ShowerPro on the shower mixer, the shower head or rain shower top:
What are the benefits of using ShowerPro?
The main benefits are:
Soft skin and healthy hair: Bid farewell to dry skin and fragile hair. Reduce eczema, fragile nails, dandruff and hair loss.
- Removes 95% of chlorine under high pressure. Reduces limescale and mould and 30+ other contaminants.
- Easy installation, without tools. Fits on all standard faucets between faucet and hose or between hose and shower head.
- Removes cancergenic chlorine by-products reducing the risk of e.g. colon cancer.
Read more about myths and facts about shower water.
What is the best shower filter technology?
KDF-55 is the only proven filtration technology to remove chlorine and other unwanted substances with hot water and high water pressure. Tapp Water combines KDF-55 with 3 other stages for the best filtration.
Does the ShowerPro shower filter fit my faucet?
Yes, ShowerPro by TAPP Water fits all standard handshowers and rain showers with a shower head that you can screw on and off.
How often do I need to change the refill cartridges of my shower filter?
Many shower filters claim to last 6 months or longer. Based on our testing of the average shower water consumption in Europe the ShowerPro refills typically last 3-6 months. If you are uncertain then use a simple chlorine test strip to test if the filter still works.
What is the capacity of ShowerPro refills?
The capacity of each refill is about 20,000 liters but depends on the water quality. Based on a daily shower of 100 L each refill will last up to 6 months. In the case of very hard water and high chlorine content the lifespan may be closer to 3 months. You can track the shower filter through MyTapp on web or the app.
How does the ShowerPro shower filter KDF technology work?
KDF-55 imported from the US and used by TAPP Water is designed specifically for removing or reducing chlorine and water-soluble heavy metals. It controls scale, bacteria and algae, even in hot water. The process medium received NSF International Certification and is certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 – Drinking Water Treatment Units – Aesthetic Effects. This medium is also in compliance with California’s Health and Safety Code Section 166875 (or commonly know as AB1953) and Vermont Act 193.
KDF 55 Process Media can remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals. All KDF Process Media forms are effective in controlling the buildup of bacteria, algae, fungi and scale, making them ideal for use in shower filters.