POU Water Filters vs POE Water Filters
We’ve run through the various types of POU (Point of Use) methods in a previous post (click here to check it out) – but what’s the difference between a Point Of Use system and a POE (Point of Entry) system?
A point of use system allows municipal water to normally through piping and plumbing systems , while a Point of Entry filtration method ensures the water is filtered before it reaches it’s dispensing destination.
These types of systems are usually employed to treat the water of an entire household, in reducing contaminants in water used for showering, bathing, washing dishes, clothes, flushing the toilets and even filling pools.
The various types of POE filtration systems are as follows:
- Water Softeners such as ion exchange systems can be used and are generally regarded as the most effective type of whole-house water filtration methods.
- Sediment and tank filtration systems are able to remove the contaminants as water enters the home. Microbial and pathogenic contaminants remain untouched when employing this system.
- Large inline filtration systems are fitted similarly to those discussed in POU inline systems (LINK), button a much larger scale. The system is fitted where water enters the home plumbing system.
- Final barrier systems are more often than not used by municipalities to supplement the main water treatment facility. The systems carry out treatment on site of the end-user, ensuring any contaminants picked up from the aquifer to the home are removed entirely.
These types of systems are generally far more costly to the end user than POU systems, which is probably why they remain less popular.
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