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In this review, we’ll take a look at the NU Aqua 3 Stage Whole House Water Filtration System. It’s a 20″ x 4.5″ cartridge unit a.k.a. big blue which delivers filtered, refreshing water throughout your entire house, from your kitchen sink to your shower(s). Above that, it’ll protect your appliances from sediment, extending their life.
But what we like most is the price. Sure, whole house water filters that work with multiple cartridges instead of one large media tank are always more affordable upfront. And yet the Nu Aqua 3 Stage is surprisingly cheap when you consider all the extras it comes with. Are you hooked? There’s more!
NU Aqua 3-Stage Whole House Water Filter
|Filter Capacity:||100,000 Gallons or 6 Months|
|Water Flow Rate:||15 gpm|
First of all, what exactly does the NU Aqua whole house water filter do?
Plumbed into your home’s main water line, it features 3 filter stages:
All in all, the NU Aqua 3 Stage Whole House Water Filtration System is ideal for tap water treatment – tap water containing chlorine. It’s less effective against chloramine, and if you’re on well water you’ll likely require a different approach, too.
That said, you’ll get great-tasting water to drink and cook with. On top of that, you can enjoy chlorine-free showers for less irritated skin.
Water flow rate? 15 gallons per minute which is perfect for small to large homes.
The NU Aqua – learn more on nuaquasystems.com
Are you handy with tools? If so chances are you’ll be able to install the Nu Aqua whole house filter yourself. Reviewers said the included instructions are easy to follow.
Also, the system is shipped preassembled and already mounted in its stand.
One drawback: There’s no built-in bypass so you have to create one manually if you want one.
Changing one or more of the filters is as simple as removing the housing, taking out the old cartridge, and inserting a new. Now you can put the housing back on and carefully tighten with the wrench.
If a housing is stuck you can use the button on top to release any pressure. This makes the whole process so much more convenient.
How long will each filter last? It depends on your water quality, but somewhere around 100,000 gallons or 6 months should be realistic. If you’re not sure about when to change, check the pressure gauges. The pressure drop before vs. after each filter stage should be small. If the difference becomes too big it’s probably time for a replacement.
By the way, NU Aqua replacement filters are highly affordable. Annual cost: About $150. Still, because everything is standard-sized you can opt for even cheaper off-brand models if you want.
We couldn’t find a link to the manual. Sorry!
From 2 customer ratings we learned that there might be a problem with the GAC filter causing low water pressure. The only solution was to buy a replacement.
And there’s no built-in bypass.
People reported they saw a drastic improvement in their water quality after installing the Nu Aqua whole house filter: Free from chlorine smell and an amazing taste overall from every outlet. All things considered, this is our go-to whole house cartridge water filter for municipal water with basic filtration needs. 4.5 stars!
This completes our review of the NU Aqua 3-stage whole house water filter. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!