“Water Eggs” and Weekend Deals…

Aquaovo egg shaped water filter systemThis weekend’s discounted product feature is the Pentek QC10-SED Water Filter Cartridge. This inline filter cartridge reduces sediment down to the 5 micron level in your drinking water and is compatible with any Pentek Q10 system that uses a quick change, 10-inch water filter system. We will be selling it this weekend only for $14.99 (regularly $17). The sale will start this afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Since the specifications on that filter cartridge are pretty simple, we have also decided to highlight another product line that was recently featured in the news: the Aquaovo egg-shaped water filter.

While we don’t currently carry any filtration systems quite like this, we thought the design concept was worth talking about. Aquaovo vessels are made of chemical-free porcelain with lead-free glazing. The filter cartridge, which contains filter media made of carbon, quartz crystal and ceramic pellets, is made from hand-blown, lead-free Pyrex glass. Very little plastic is contained in the unit, itself, making Aquaovo an environmentally-friendly alternative to bottled water (which, as you know, we fully support). What’s more, the system is aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, and effective at reducing most impurities. While I’m not sure I’d use it as an everyday home water filter, it is the perfect water dispenser for special events such as weddings or corporate parties; it requires no plumbing attachments, using gravity as a filtration mechanism, and it is able to hold up to 11 liters of water at a time.

Aquaovo is currently on sale in Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. The concept for this four-stage filtration system was inspired by the idea that when liquid is stored in an egg-shaped vessel, it encourages the water molecules to move, and when water moves, it apparently tastes different. I’m not sure I’m sold on that idea, but if it’s true, it could be an inspiration to water filter manufacturers and designers worldwide.  If you’re interested in having us test out this theory in one of our upcoming Filters Fast YouTube videos, let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime, let all your friends know about our weekend special on Facebook and Twitter!