Do you experience dry hair or skin after showers? This could be due to impure water in your pipelines. Water can become “hard” with contaminants such as sulfur, chlorine, and hard metals which can be bad for you overall. Chlorine can be dangerous for you and during showers it is easily absorbed by the body. The easy solution to hard water is to install a water filter in your shower. Shower filters helps filter out these contaminants, making the water safe for you to shower in. In this article, we will review the 8 best shower filters of 2017.
How to Choose a Shower Filter?
- Number of Filtration Process
- Design and Cost
When you set out to buy a filter, the first thing you need to check is the compatibility of the filter with your shower. Can it be attached as an overhead or handheld shower or not? Some even attach to a shower head, so be sure to check to see how it would work with your shower.
Next, check the number of stages in the filtration process. The stages usually vary from 3-7 and the more stages it has, the more contents are filtered out.
Then, you need to see the lifespan of the filter. Most filters have their lifespan displayed in respect to how many gallons of water is filtered. If you take daily showers you use about 15 gallons of water per shower of about 10-15 minutes. You can get the actual calculation by looking out how many gallons of water per minute (gpm) your shower head outputs and multiply that by the minutes you typically have it on for.
The last two factors to consider are design and cost. You should make sure the design of the filter match with your shower head. If it doesn’t then it would stick out like a sore thumb, running the aesthetics of your shower. Cost is also important but do note that the filters with more stages do tend to cost more due to a more elaborate filtration process.
Comparison of the 8 Best Shower Filters of 2017
|1||Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mounted Filtered Shower Head with Massage||4.8 out of 5||$$|
|2||CaptainEco 5-Stage Shower Filter with 2 Replacement Cartridges||4.75 out of 5||$$|
|3||AquaBliss High Output Universal Shower Filter with Replaceable Filter||4.65 out of 5||$$|
|4||Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System||4.5 out of 5||$$$|
|5||Cropal Shower Filter with Replaceable 7-Stage Filter Cartridge||4.4 out of 5||$|
|6||AquaHomeGroup Universal 8-Stage Water Shower Filter||4.25 out of 5||$$|
|7||AIDOUT Shower Filter with Replaceable 5-Stage Filter Cartridge||4.2 out of 5||$|
|8||Limia’s Care Shower Filter with 2 Replaceable Multi-Stage Filters||4.0 out of 5||$$|
8 Best Shower Filters of 2017
The Culligan WSH-C125 is the best shower filter in the market. It is top of the line quality that helps get rid of chlorine along with other harsh toxins. It has a lifespan to filter 10,000 gallons.
It is easy to setup and acts as a overhead or handheld shower. The WSH-C125 has five spray settings and is EPA water sense certified. Once the filter is used, you can easily replace the filter cartridge. The best part is the filter is reasonably priced so you don’t have to think twice.
- Reasonably priced
- Filters chlorine, sulfur, and scale
- Easy setup
- Made from plastic material
The CaptainEco 5-Stage is a premier filter that checks all the boxes when it comes to water filtration. It filters most containments like sediments and chlorine ensuring to protect your skin and hair.
During the filtration process, the CaptainEco 5-Stage also gets rid of algae and bacteria really improving the quality of water. It is easy to install, attaches to your shower pipe and can easily screw an overhead or handheld shower to it. It’s low in cost and comes with 2 replacement filter making it a steal.
- 5-stage water filtration process, removes sediments and chlorine
- Chrome plated
- Design is a little bulky
The AquaBliss High Output Universal Shower Filter will help purify your water and keep your skin healthy. It employs a multi-stage process for filtration and included different filtration media known as KDF 55. The process works great in both hot and cold water ensuring to get most contaminants out.
You can easily install the AquaBliss yourself and can then easily attach a handheld or overhead shower to it. It has a bulky body and comes with a chrome finish.
- Removes chlorine, pesticides, and bacteria
- Works will all showers
- Bulky design
The Aquasana AQ-4100 has become quite popular for its dual-stage filtration process. Due to which it can eliminate up to 90% of chlorine along with other hard metals. It has two sets of filters, a coconut shell and a combo of zinc/copper.
With normal daily usage, the filter should last you about 6 months and comes with a 90-day guarantee. The design of the filter is rather obtrusive. It has a big body where the filtration system is and a shower head stems out from it. It may not appeal to everyone but it really gets the work done.
- Removes up to 90% chlorine
- Improves pH balance of water
- Can filter up to 2.5 gpm
- Long body where the filtration system is
The Cropal Shower Filter uses a 7-stage filtration cartridge which ensure to get chlorine out of the water leaving you with healthy, glowing skin. It uses KDF 55 to remove chlorine along with heavy metals.
The filter should last you about 6 months and fits with any shower. Some users have complained about the filter lowering the pressure of water in their shower. If that happens with you then you can replace the filter cartridge and should no longer have an issue.
- 7-stage filtration system
- Easy to install
- Removes sulfur door along with chlorine
- May result to lower water pressure
The AquaHomeGroup Universal 8-stage Water Shower Filter is the only filter we have on the list that has 8 stages. The filter performs well in eliminating hard metals and chlorine but doesn’t really do a good job at getting most bacteria or algae like other filters on the top of this list.
One of the great advantages to this shower filter is the fact that it doesn’t really impact your water pressure. Most filters tend to lower water pressure but you shouldn’t have a problem with the AquaHomeGroup Universal. It is easy to setup and fits on your shower arm, you can easily attach a handheld or overhead shower to it. Even though it is lower on our list, this shower filter will still get the job done.
- Low cost
- Great water pressure
- Easy to install
- Bit bulky
The AIDOUT Shower Filter, like the name suggests, has a 5-stage filtration system. This includes filter media such as the KDF55, activated carbon, and calcium sulfate to ensure impurities are removed. Depending on how many individuals use the shower, it should give you anywhere from 6 to 9 months filtration. You can easily fit any type of shower to it.
The filter is low priced and if you are not satisfied with it, you can return it and get your money back. But we highly doubt that you will have any problems with it as it delivers on all promises.
- 5 stage filter process
- Prevents mold, algae, and scale
- Easy to install
- Short lifespan
The Limia’s Care Shower Filter comes well equipped with everything you need in a shower filter. It even includes a plumber’s tape so you can easily install the filter to your shower arm. The installation should take you about 5 minutes.
The filter is affordable and comes with a chrome finish so doesn’t really mess with the aesthetics of your shower. The box includes two additional filter cartridges, one lasts for about 5-6 months so you can easily replace it.
- Chrome design
- Includes 2 additional filter cartridges
- We felt the filtration process wasn’t as good as the other filters listed above it
So as you can see, we have a range of different shower filters you can go with. All eight of these filter deliver on their promise to remove chlorine along with other impurities so in that sense you can go with anyone. The top four: Culligan WSH-C125, Captain Eco 5-Stage, AquaBliss Universal, and Aquasana AQ-410, however, do this at a greater level and we felt were of better quality overall. There isn’t a substantial difference in prices only the Aquasana jumps out as far as prices go. So we hope we have helped narrow down a shower filter for you and contributed to a more healthy lifestyle.