(This post was created in collaboration with Hypro Water from Hytecon and contains placed advertising. Nevertheless, all statements, my own and also given in exactly the that way ❤️)
Water filter – Pro & Con
Buying a water filter is always a weighing of pros and cons. Although I think that here the pros predominated strongly.
Let’s take a closer look at this:
Tap water in Germany is not just water. It is subjected to strong controls in order to be allowed to be called such. Similar to other countries all over the world. Nevertheless, you always end up with the same question:
How “pollutant-free” is tap water actually? When we consider that all water, ALL WATER, is somehow connected with each other and together results in a global water cycle. That’s why I started thinking like that.
Water is not just rain. But also fertilizer that goes into the groundwater. Medicines in the form of urine, impurities, of all kinds are included here. All of this enters the water cycle and is leaked to it.
Sewage treatment plants filter and treat water so that it is safe to drink and harmless. Nevertheless, these systems also have limit values. The water is not 100% “free-from”. It is below the limits. By the way, this is called the Drinking Water Ordinance in Germany. This is from 2001 and is divided into chemical, microbiological and radiological requirements. This may vary from country to country
There are therefore limit values for a number of around 50 pollutants. But why are there such? Shouldn’t pollutants just completely disappear from drinking water? Even the rest, in my opinion, have no business there. Go ahead and search Google yourself.
So it quickly became clear to me: clean water is a MUST. Still, I didn’t want to buy packaged water at first. Because here you not only have the aspect of lugging the bottles back and forth, but also that the whole thing is not very environmentally friendly.
Driving, storage, transport, plastic. You know what I mean ?.
In short: a water filter came here. And not just one. A very great model from Switzerland. The Hypro Water from Hytecon.
From the filter to the glass
But now about the filter: what does it look like, what can it actually do and how do you actually get the water from the tap into the glass?
I tested it in more detail for you and uploaded it to Instagram once. That’s why I’ve saved a story highlight for you there. You can find it here. Take a closer look at it. It went very quickly from installation to commissioning.
What the filter can do
Hypro Water doesn’t just filter in any way, it filters water so it’s free from:
- VIRUSES AND BACTERIA
- HORMONS AND DRUGS
- HEAVY METALS
There is no limit value for pollutants here, as discussed above. The pollutants are completely eliminated by Hypro Water. End off.
In addition, the CO2 emissions are lower than with purchased bottled water and it combines activated carbon filtration and UV disinfection in one device:
It is the current industry standard for purified water.
Developed by the most experienced specialists in the UV LED sector
Internationally patented and certified
made in Germany
Incidentally, installing the Hypro Water couldn’t have been easier. The instructions were very easy to understand and everything was connected quickly.
We decided to let the water run through the normal tap. So you can use the tap as normal. Only when you turn it to completely cold will filtered water come out. Very convenient. Of course, this could have been set up using a double tap. If you want to do that, nothing stands in the way.
There is also an app for the system. You heard right! This allows you to see how much water was used every day, how much water flows per minute, the lifetime of the filter, filter status and disinfection status. There is also a connection to the shop where you can quickly and easily reorder new filters or the like.
So far we have had the filter in daily use for a month. It’s easy and hardly noticeable because it has already been integrated so much into everyday life. I would not have thought that. If you want warm or hot water, you simply turn the lever on the tap accordingly. If you want filtered water, you put it on completely cold. You can tell how the water filter starts up and you have wonderful drinking water ready. As easy and simple as it should be. I also like to use it for cooking rice or the like. It is impossible to imagine life without it.
Do you also have a water filter? If so, which one do you use? And if not, what exactly are your thoughts on that? Feel free to write them in the comments. I look forward to your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.
Thank you for looking. Have a wonderful day.
Author: Marie Dorfschmidt