The Wiser Choice: Homemade vs. Store Bought Water Filters

It’s an age old question in the water industry. What’s better to do when you first move into a new home: getting a store-bought water filter solution, or trying your hand at a DIY filter? If you’re setting up a man cave or bachelor pad for yourself, it might be one of your ambitions to take on some home projects rather than just going to a store to buy something ready-made. If you’re not exactly the most handy person on the planet, it should be a no-brainer. We’re here to give you some insight into both, so you can make the right decision for your personal circumstances. 

The Good News…

We should start by saying that no matter which one you choose, you’ve already shown that you’re ready to take the quality of the water you’re drinking each day more seriously. This is a great sign, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, when everyone is looking for more ways to be healthier and careful about how they look after themselves. Whether you go for one or the other, having a water filter at home is a great idea, and one of the best ways to give you added peace of mind each time you pour yourself a (pure and clean) glass during the day. 

The Benefits of a Homemade Water Filter

Homemade water filters can be a great option, especially as there are so many different variants available online. Recently, we even wrote a piece about making your own filter with some basic supplies and in just nine simple steps. The benefits of going this route include saving on costs, and having a quick turnaround time. Remember that these DIY filters often require you to boil the water you’ve filtered after, so this is something to keep in mind if you like having access to cold water. Another benefit of doing it yourself is personal pride. You might be happier using a filter you made yourself. Keep in mind, that DIY filters can be more fickle than manufactured ones, and will likely break more easily than something that comes straight from the factory line. 

The Pros of Store-Bought Water Filters

Store-bought water filters are ideal if you’re set on consistent quality control. With these filters — which have typically been designed and created with years of trial and error — you’re unlikely to have too much set-up to do, and even less hassle when it comes to the actual purification of the water. These water filters are designed to match and meet your lifestyle, and if you’re willing to invest a little bit more money, can even plug directly into the main line at home. You’ll also have the added benefit of a guarantee in case it doesn’t work, plus the peace of mind that the maintenance will be taken care of, especially if you have a reputable supplier. 

Turning To An Expert For Advice

Speaking of reputable suppliers, you can always bank on Aquazania to help out if you need a bit of extra advice on both kinds of water filters. They have decades of experience in the water industry, and are always happy to use their expertise to offer the best, personalised advice based on the needs of their customers. If you’re keen on something a little bit easier to manage, talk to them about their watercooler solutions. The best part is that they offer purchases and rentals, which means that even if your budget is a little bit tight right now, you can free up some cashflow by considering the latter. You’ll be drinking purified water from the comfort of your new home space in no time at all. 

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