Guide: How to Buy A Shower Water Filter
In This Buyer's Guide:
- Why Should You Buy a Shower Water
- What Contaminants Do
Shower Water Filters Reduce/Remove?
- More About Shower
Filter Media Technology
Degradation Fluxion (KDF)
- Shower Filter
- Sprite Shower
Should You Buy a Shower Water Filter?
There are many advantages to owning a shower water filter. Since
most municipal water is treated with chlorine, the environment of a
shower can be detrimental to one's health if the water is not filtered.
This is especially true when the shower is hot, as the steam contains
chlorine in vapor form. This chlorine is breathed in and absorbed
through the skin, which is the body's largest organ. Over time, daily
exposure to chlorine can cause respiratory illness, asthma, and even
certain types of cancer. Chlorine may also dry out your skin and hair;
a shower water filter can soften the texture of skin and hair that has
been consistently exposed to chlorine in the past. (For more
information on the benefits of using a shower filter, see our article,
"The Advantages of Shower Water Filters.")
Contaminants Do Shower Water Filters Reduce/Remove?
Chlorine is the major concern for people who are in the market for a
shower water filter. However, shower filters utilize various filter
media to reduce other harmful contaminants such as: chloramines (which
many water treatment plants are now using as a disinfectant alternative
to chlorine), VOCs, scale, rust, sediment, iron oxide and hydrogen
About Shower Filter Media Technology
Shower filters may use one or a combination of two or more of the
following types of filtration technology:
filters remove chlorine, chloramines, VOCs and other synthetic
chemicals often used in water disinfection, by the process of carbon
adsorption, in which the chemicals stick to activated carbon. These are
the most comprehensive shower filters, but since the adsorption process
requires a lot of surface area, they are typically larger than other
filters. Moreover, carbon filters are typically made for use with cold
water (i.e. drinking water) and will not be as effective in a hot
Degradation Fluxion (KDF)
is an oxidation-reduction media made from copper and zinc. KDF shower
filters work electrochemically, converting chlorine into soluble
calcium chloride, which is harmless. However, KDF alone will not remove
chlorine or VOCs and is often combined with Chlorgon filter technology.
was specially developed and patented by Sprite Industries, and is only
found in Sprite shower filters. It is made to work more efficiently
with hot water temperatures, and is therefore an ideal media for shower
Crystalline Quartz is added to some shower water filters to maximize
lathering for a more "energy-enhanced feel."
Here are some of the most popular water filters we carry, grouped by
brand or type:
is a popular leader in the shower filter industry, having been in
business for over 30 years. This company features the largest variety
of shower water filters to compliment your individual needs and style.
All Sprite shower filters feature a combination of KDF and Chlorgon
filter media for the effective reduction of chlorine. Sprite filter
replacement cartridges are reversible and may be turned after six
months for an extended, year-long filter life.
come in two styles, contemporary and traditional. Eight spray massage
settings make for a refreshing and relaxing shower. These
heads may use the Sprite ARC filter replacement cartridge or the Sprite
SLC Slimline shower filter cartridge for longer filter life.
filter comes in three color options: white, chrome, and white &
chrome. Though it accommodates any standard shower head, it may be
ordered with a specially-designed massage head.
Sprite Baby Shower uses a special adapter to attach to the kitchen sink
faucet, making it the ideal way to bathe your infant in clean filtered
water that will leave him or her with smooth, soft skin. Later, it can
also be moved to any existing shower arm with the enclosed bracket.
manufactures a variety of high output filters, including the Sprite
HO-WH-M with water-saving massage head, and the Sprite HOB shower
filters in several different color finishes: brushed nickel, polished
brass, chrome and oil rubbed bronze.
This shower handle with built-in filter features five adjustable spray
Sprite Shower Falls Filter is one of the highest quality shower filters
on the market, featuring a beautiful chrome finish. It's easy to
install and perfect for taller men or women.
Sprite bath ball faucet filters come in three colors - white, chrome
and trasnparent blue. These utilize a universal harness that attaches
to your bath faucet, in order to reduce the amount of chlorine in your
FiltersFast carries the following AquaPure shower filters:
filter installs onto your existing shower head, extending it no more
than 1.5 inches. The cartridge should be changed every six months for
This shower filter is one of the most durable in the AquaPure category,
with a longer filter life of one year.
filter attachment is meant for use with your existing handheld shower
head. The housing is available in two colors - polished chrome and
polished gold tone. The filter should be replaced every three months
for optimum performance.
AquaPure handheld shower filter system is white with chrome trim and
features a 5-way adjustable spray, a triple-plated metal trim finish
and a reinforced nylon hose. The filter cartridge should be changed
every three months for optimum performance.
combination showerhead/filter offers five adjustable spray settings,
with a high flow and large capacity filter cartridge. The filter should
be replaced every six months for optiumum performance.
filters feature crystalline quartz technology to enhance suds and
lather. The following shower filters will install easily onto any
existing shower head or arm:
For best results, use with the Rainshow'r Bernoulli Power Shower Head.
This filter should be changed every 12 to 15 months.
This filter may be purchased with Massage Head.
These filters typically use the Rainshow'r RCCQ Replacement Filter
Cartridge, which lasts about six to seven months
This bath dechlorinator circulates in your bath water to reduce
These Culligan shower water filters install on any standard shower arm.
shower head filter provides better diffusion of water to allow for a
more gentle, thorough cleansing. For greater adjustment for height and
different water angles, you may want to add this compatible accessory
to your purchase: the Culligan RainDisc Hi-Lo Adjustable Showerhead
These shower filters feature a chrome finish, 5 spray settings, and
rubber spray nozzles equipped with anti-clog mechanisms.
This shower filter comes in two color finishes - white plastic and
polished chrome. Showerhead is not included.