Why Do I Need a Shower Filter?
Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect water. Municipal water suppliers use chlorine and its derivatives to effectively destroy micro-organisms in drinking water. Chlorine is also a familiar bleaching agent, most homes use a chlorine based bleach. To be an effective bleach it is necessary that a substance be able to attack organic matter – chlorine does this.
Chlorine can bond with the proteins in the body and make hair dry, and can cause sensitive dry skin to flake and itch. When showering, the heat of the water causes your pores to expand thus absorbing chlorine instantly. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions, such as asthma and eczema to be aggravated. Symptoms of chlorine exposure are dry and/or flaking skin, dry brittle hair and red irritated eyes. Filtering the shower water reduces these symptoms.
Some authorities feel that we accept more chlorine from showering than from drinking chlorinated water. Consumers are usually aware of the health benefit drinking filtered water can provide, however, it’s surprising for some people to learn that 50% of their daily exposure is in the shower. The other 50% comes from their drinking water. Therefore, filtering shower water is equally as important, as filtering drinking water.
Installing a Shower Filter is very simple it takes just a few minutes and will ensure the removal of the unpleasant effects of residual chlorine from tap water. Further, it removes/reduces impurities such as organic materials, heavy metals, iron, rust, mouldy odours, etc. It also protects your skin and hair by providing you with clean, safe shower water leaving your hair stronger and healthier and with your skin feeling soft and luxurious.
“Sprite” Shower Filter (ASF-HO) is a high output shower filter. It is easy to operate and maintain. It contains a reversible filter cartridge, and has ultra-high strength housing, in fact it is the strongest replaceable shower filter available on the market today.
The cartridge (ASFC-HO – for use with the ASF-HO “Sprite” Shower Filter High Output Model) has a life rating of 1 year. The replacement cartridge is recyclable.
Only the ASF-HO Sprite’s patented filtering technology offers exclusive shower filtration media containing Chlorgon.
Chlorgon is the only non-carbon filtering media to remove:
- Free Chlorine (Cl-)
- Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
- Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell)
- Iron oxide (rust water)
- Dirt, sediment
- Plus, its pH balanced
- No more dry flaky skin
- Better respiratory health
- Softer, younger looking skin
- Reduce appearance of wrinkles
- Reduce risk of asthma and bronchitis
- Better air quality throughout your home
- Chlorine is a leading cause of fatigue, get higher energy levels and better overall health!
How it works:
The ASF-HO “Sprite” uses a redox reaction to convert chlorine into a harmless chloride. It contains Chlorgon, which is a type of Redox filtration media (containing Zinc, Calcium and Copper) and it works well with temperatures ranging from hot to cold.
You might ask, why not Carbon? We need to take account of temperature, rate and volume of water:
Temperature wise — Carbon is a cold water filter and is most effective at temperature ranges of 10-27 degrees Celcius. At higher temperatures, carbon becomes ineffective and will “off-load”, releasing contaminants into the water. Chlorgon as a filtration media was designed for hot water, becoming more efficient as the water temperature increases.
Flow Rate wise — The flow rate of most drinking water filters is less than 1.89 Litres per minute (Lpm). Shower water flows at a minimum of 9.46 Lpm which is 5x greater – even using cold water, a minimum of 5x the amount of carbon would be necessary to filter the shower water.
Volume wise — Most drinking water produce 3.9 – 11.36 Litres per day. Shower usage ranges from 47-189 Litres per day (12x greater). Even with cold water and a 5x larger carbon filter, the filter would have to be an additional 12x larger, or a total of 60x the size of the original tap water filter.