Aqua Cooler Water Dispenser – A 2020 Review

The AquaCooler water dispenser range is a bestselling one for a reason. These floor standing water coolers have done their rounds in offices and homes around the country since they were first released, and have remained competitive in the market due in large to affordability, dependability and longevity. How does this iconic water cooler shape up relative to others on the market in 2020? Today, we’re revisiting our initial review, to get a better idea of why this is still one of the most popular water coolers on the market. 


Second First Impressions

At (second) first glance, the AquaCooler is still a very modern looking water cooler, especially because of all the smooth edges in its design. At the time of release, it had been crafted with an innovative mindset relative to others in a similar price range on the market, and engineers worked hard to make it as accessible to the general consumer as possible. The AquaCooler  still looks professional and classy enough to fit into a work or home environment, and a key feature that we can all still appreciate are the child-safe taps, which come in handy at home if you have a young family, and can also avoid unnecessary accidents in the workplace too. 


The “Need To Know’s” About The AquaCooler


The AquaCooler is a bottled water cooler, meaning it does not tap into the main line of water and will need to be managed by buying large bottles of purified water from your local suppliers. Companies like Aquazania sell bottles with unique hygienic sealing caps, providing consumers with peace of mind that they won’t run the risk of ingesting contaminated water. The AquaCooler can provide up to 4.5 litres per hour, and when we tested it, it did the job without a hitch. This machine does not need an instruction manual (even though it comes with one), which is useful if it is in a high foot-traffic environment, and if you’re not looking to expend more of your time on training people how to use it.

Modern Day Pricing

When it comes down to it, a good watercooler should be dependable and easy to use, but also shouldn’t put you out of pocket. Our biggest question when revisiting our review of this machine was whether it still shapes up in terms of pricing, and being a competitive option to explore in 2020. The AquaCooler retails for around R4500 these days, with rental options starting for as low as R150 per month. Keep in mind that you’ll need to budget for a few bottles a month, which can set you back a couple of hundred bucks too. If you’re opting to buy the machine outright, you can rest easy knowing that it will last for many years to come. The rental is also cheap enough for you to test it out, and to upgrade at a later date, perhaps when cashflow is better. 

Final Thoughts

As you can tell, the AquaCooler still shapes up as a great option to consider when you’re looking to buy a water cooler or two for your home or office. This beautifully designed machine is dependable, affordable and worth considering if you’re looking to get a water cooler for the first time. In 2020, many companies are doing their best to add a lot of bells and whistles to their water coolers, especially in light of technological advancements and a very competitive market. Sometimes, less is more. The AquaCooler has shown that you can still get a dependable water dispenser without having to break the bank, that will continue to provide you with healthy drinking water for many years to come. 

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