What differentiates EcoPro (TAPP 2) from other water filters?
EcoPro (previously known as TAPP 2) is a unique faucet mounted water filter, designed to be sustainable and to give you the best filtering experience, both in terms of quality, but also quantity, at the most affordable price.
Faucet mounted filters (Like EcoPro): These filters can be easily mounted on any standard faucet. Within 30 seconds you are ready to filter water right out of your tap.
Pitchers / Carafes: These are probably the most common water filters. Made popular by Brita, they are simple to use and will meet most organoleptic properties (taste, odor, color). They need to be filled up before they can start filtering. The PitcherPro glass water filter jug by TAPP Water provides a great alternative.
Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis is one of the most efficient ways of filtering contaminants from water. This is the same technology that desalination plants use. They are pricey and require heavy installation and maintenance. Reverse Osmosis (often shortened to RO) outputs pure water, which needs to be re-mineralized for human consumption.
Unlike pitchers, both RO and EcoPro take water right out of the point of entry. This means you never need to wait for a pitcher to fill up, and subsequently slowly filter. Moreover, EcoPro regulates its own pressure, so that water always flows at the optimal rate for filtering.
Microplastics of 2-microns and larger have now been found in most tap waters around the world. RO and TAPP 2 (Carbon Block), use mechanical filtering, meaning microplastic particles greater in size than the pore diameters of the filtering device will be removed. Pitcher filters on the other hand mostly use Granulated Activated Carbon (G.A.C), which are efficient at adsorbing most organoleptic contaminants but will not filter particles based on their size.
Keeps Essential Minerals
Activated Carbon – as a block, or as granules – let’s healthy mineral through. These minerals, such as Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium, as essential to a healthy diet. They can be found in food, but also in most tap waters. RO, on the other hand, removes them as it removes everything else from the water.
RO is a heavy installation. First of all, it often needs to be installed by a plumber, but then needs to be maintained annually – also by a plumber. Pitcher filters and Faucet mounted filters like EcoPro, only require the replacement of the filter cartridge. These need to be changed regularly, to reduce the risk of bacterial grows.
Smart Monitoring & Reminders
EcoPro refills need to be changed every 3 months from the first time the carbon block enters contact with water. Both EcoPro, comes with an Android, iOS and web app which lets you register filter and track your consumption, as well as reminding you of when you need to replace the cartridge. TAPP 2 Click (the Bluetooth version of EcoPro) has a button at the top, which triggers a notification on your smart device.
1200 Liters (400 Gallons) per Refill
Reverse Osmosis has the greatest capacity of all, but at a price. In comparison, at a much lower price range, Pitchers and EcoPro refills need to be changed multiple times a year. EcoPro was designed to give you the most out of each refill. Unlike most activated carbon refills on the market, EcoPro can go up to 1200 Liters (400 Gallons VS 50-100 Gallons for PUR, Brita and Culligan). With EcoPro, you’ll most probably never need to replace your refill because it’s reached capacity, simply because the 3 months are up.
Easy to Install
Reverse Osmosis is a heavy installation, often found under-the-sink. It requires good DIY skills or the help of a professional. Pitchers don’t require any installation, while EcoPro requires 30 seconds to mount on any standard faucets. EcoPro comes with 2 adapters out of the box, and we will send you alternative sizes for free, should those not work.
EcoPro is the world’s first faucet water filter with eco-friendly plastic free refills. When you are done using them, you can easily dispose of them with organic waste, so they end up at your city’s industrial composting plant. See more details on EcoPro, and how we came about to building the world’s first biodegradable water filter.
No Water Wastage
Being able to filter everything out of water comes at a price. And that price is water wastage. A reverse osmosis system wastes about 4 gallons of water per gallon made. ie. If you use 3 gallons a day for drinking, cooking, e4tc.. you will waste 12 gallons of water!
Summary – how TAPP Water filters compare to other filter?
In summary TAPP Water filters such as EcoPro, EcoPro Compact, PitcherPro and BottlePro easily beat other water filters available. Read more about the best water filter.