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This is my first post so please be gentle.
Seems like a good deal, I almost bought the other Optima filter jug priced at £5.99 at Argos but when you add a years supply of filters that goes to over £20. This is £20 and delivered to your door for free :) it has great reviews and a decent capacity so I have just purchased mine.
Thanks for reading, hope this helps somebody :)
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Here's a little challenge for you damonoog. When you get yours, can you do a blind taste test on the water and see if you or friends/family can tell the difference?

I spend a small fortune on bottled water. I've done the blind tests and my tap water is nasty. I pick my preferred brand of water every time, as does my family. I'd love to know that something like this could improve the water enough that you actually can taste a difference.
3 Likes #2
dont have this one but I recently bought a very similar filter jug (cheapo from Wilkinsons). I HATE the taste of the hard water where I live now (oxfordshire, brought up in the north) and I can definitely taste a difference. I actually drink it now! Wish I'd bought one years ago.

Funnily enough a friend/neighbour recently had a drink at ours, and (without knowing it'd come from a filter jug) asked how come our water tasted so differently to his.
#3
crashtestmonkey
dont have this one but I recently bought a very similar filter jug (cheapo from Wilkinsons). I HATE the taste of the hard water where I live now (oxfordshire, brought up in the north) and I can definitely taste a difference. I actually drink it now! Wish I'd bought one years ago.

Funnily enough a friend/neighbour recently had a drink at ours, and (without knowing it'd come from a filter jug) asked how come our water tasted so differently to his.

That's exactly what I wanted to know. I'll check out the Wilkinsons one first. OK, Wilkies ones are £7 for the jug and it works out at £30 a year for cartridges. However it doesn't state how much they filter and the Aqua Optima ones state 80% reduction in chlorine and limescale. Their Aqua filters cost £22 a year, so this is a good deal including the jug if 80% is indeed a good amount of filtering (something I have no idea about yet)

Need more input on how much and how well others filter :)
1 Like #4
Ordered thnks
#5
certainly wasnt recommending the Wilko, I pretty much bought it on a whim and comparing it to Brita etc it uses the less sophisticated fllter design the older ones used. Just after I bought it I saw the Brita in sainsburys reduced to the same price :|

Having previously been a cynic (I bought it more for the ability to have a jug of cold water in the fridge than for the filter effect) I'll probably replace it with a better one when the filter dies, rather than "invest" in filters for it. Possibly this one (_;)
1 Like #6
Ordered! Thanks :)
2 Likes #7
Just got this jug from argos with only 6 months of filters for £12.99.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/AQUA+OPTIMA+GALIA+WATER+FILTER+JUG.htm

I like the taste of the water from this jug so will be ordering the 2 year pack from aqua direct as you get AQUA OPTIMA 12 PACK 60-DAY DOUBLE LIFE FILTERS
BUY THIS 12-PACK & GET A 6-PACK FREE! which is a 3 year pack for £35.00 less than a £1.00 a month.

http://www.aqua-optima.com/index.php?action=product_category&product_id=15
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#9
After a lot of reading up. I'm happily going to take advantage of bigwheels and mrjoez's advices.

Ordered the jug from Amazon, just because I'm an Amazon addict
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001ISKGL6

And the Amazon deal 12 for £27.90

These seem to be superior to the Brita brand which was removed from American Consumer reports listings due to lack of reporting accurate listings of how well the filters perform. In their own testing they said they weren't very good but adequate.

Thanks everyone for the great info!
1 Like #10
Ooh and don't forget the android app for this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gryphondigital.waterfilter:D

"Keep track of your filter changes with this app. Simply select your type of filter and the app will remind you when it needs changing. No more guessing "when was the last time I changed the filter?" The app will do the work for you. This is the full version and it is ad free - your benefit for drinking Aqua Optima filtered water."

There's one for iphone too.
1 Like #11
techpops
Here's a little challenge for you damonoog. When you get yours, can you do a blind taste test on the water and see if you or friends/family can tell the difference?

I spend a small fortune on bottled water. I've done the blind tests and my tap water is nasty. I pick my preferred brand of water every time, as does my family. I'd love to know that something like this could improve the water enough that you actually can taste a difference.

[quote=techpops]Here's a little challenge for you damonoog. When you get yours, can you do a blind taste test on the water and see if you or friends/family can tell the difference?


I will definately take you up on that, I too spend way too much on bottled water so anything that cuts the cost without compromising on quality would be awesome. Fingers crossed it does the job, will post results once I've received the jug :)
#12
techpops

These seem to be superior to the Brita brand which was removed from American Consumer reports listings due to lack of reporting accurate listings of how well the filters perform. In their own testing they said they weren't very good but adequate.

Just as a note, Brita in USA is called Mavea, the Brita there now splintered off from the parent company a long time ago and sells different products.
#13
I wish it came with a years supply of water.
1 Like #14
I had a jug that uses these filters when I lived in London, to water from London taps it makes a HUGE difference, but the filters wont last you a year with such hard water, they are really cheap to buy on ebay tho if you buy a few at a time.

I'm up north now and I cant really notice any appreciable difference in the taste, it probably helps with the scale however.
1 Like #15
I've always used the Wilko one and found them to be very effective and improves the taste. I initially bought one to try and reduce the amount of limescale in kettle / Iron etc. and it does that very well. This is a great deal for the jug and a years supply of catridges. Heat
1 Like #16
I use a water filter for my home brew and it makes a real difference. I can't notice it for normal drinking water though. - Voted hot for my Home Brew Brethren!
1 Like #17
I got this nearly two months ago its always been this price. First filte more or less needs replacing now but I have been more than satisfied with the products. You may get a better saving by using flubit
1 Like #18
I have this same one and use double life filters(2 for £6) our water tastes Crap, this makes it taste nice.
We have one in fridge and one on kitchen side as different temp water has different effect (room for digestion, chilled for hydration).
I just fill up my bottle and take it with me, there is 100% noticeable difference between water straight from tap and filtered
#19
crashtestmonkey
dont have this one but I recently bought a very similar filter jug (cheapo from Wilkinsons). I HATE the taste of the hard water where I live now (oxfordshire, brought up in the north) and I can definitely taste a difference. I actually drink it now! Wish I'd bought one years ago.

Funnily enough a friend/neighbour recently had a drink at ours, and (without knowing it'd come from a filter jug) asked how come our water tasted so differently to his.

I live in rural area of Oxfordshire, and i can't stand the nasty hard tasting water here.

I have had to replace taps,shower heads, kettles because of how bad the water is.
#20
I've been using these for donkeys years same as Brita but much cheaper.
1 Like #21
I'm very curious about the science of these filters.The surface area of one of these activated carbon refills,I think is about the same surface area of roughly 100 football pitches.I don't know what causes them to need to be replaced so often . The only thing I can imagine, is that they clog up with calcium carbonate deposits in hard water areas, otherwise,Theoretically each filter cartridge should last for yearsConsidering how pure tap water is and how small the impurity Level is.
#22
I'm very curious about the science of these filters.The surface area of one of these activated carbon refills,I think is about the same surface area of roughly 100 football pitches.I don't know what causes them to need to be replaced so often . The only thing I can imagine, is that they clog up with calcium carbonate deposits in hard water areas, otherwise,Theoretically each filter cartridge should last for yearsConsidering how pure tap water is and how small the impurity Level is.
#23
Jimbo123
I'm very curious about the science of these filters.The surface area of one of these activated carbon refills,I think is about the same surface area of roughly 100 football pitches.I don't know what causes them to need to be replaced so often . The only thing I can imagine, is that they clog up with calcium carbonate deposits in hard water areas, otherwise,Theoretically each filter cartridge should last for yearsConsidering how pure tap water is and how small the impurity Level is.
You need to get out more.
#24
Mine clogged up in 20 days.
#25
antf
Mine clogged up in 20 days.

Did you contact Amazon/Brita?
1 Like #26
" get out more..." cheeky sod:)

Can I make a suggestion,water in England is incredibly pure generally. what makes it taste disgusting is the chlorine in the water,But chlorine disappears from water if it's left in a jug for about eight hours.Try the experiment yourself, you may not need any filters at all, don't forget to cover the jug toPrevent dust.
#27
cooold,reposted :)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aqua-optima-galia-water-filter-jug-with-6x-60-day-filters-20-amazon-1614029
dont know why is expired when the price is the same since ages and still avilable...


Edited By: staronthebluesky on Sep 08, 2013 19:21
5 Likes #28
staronthebluesky
cooold,reposted :)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aqua-optima-galia-water-filter-jug-with-6x-60-day-filters-20-amazon-1614029
dont know why is expired when the price is the same since ages and still avilable...


Maybe people didn't know about the price? No need to vote it cold, like you said the other thread was expired so maybe people were unaware of the price and have now gone on to purchase it
1 Like #29
Got mine today and started doing some taste tests. Compared to my tap water which Would make me feel sick after one glass, when filtered it tasted so much better. I've now tried it chilled, at room temperature and compared it to the brand of bottled water I normally drink all in blind tests heh!

I'm now quite happy to stop buying bottled water and use this exclusively for all our drinking water, tea and coffee.

Cheers OP!
#30
Good deal just ordered where is the cheapest place to get the filters

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