Water - Filters?

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  1. scotwannabethin

    scotwannabethin Back to the grindstone!!

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    Hiya Folks,
    I buy water in bulk as my tap water has a very earthy taste to it and is pretty awful.
    My question is this.
    I see water filter jugs advertised and I wonder if anyone has tried this instead of buying bottles of water?
    Will it remove the taste I get on my water do you think?? I am in a soft water area by the way.
    I wouldn't mind forking out for a jug if I thought it would work and I could just use tap water and buy filters every now and again!!
    Save me a fortune in the long run!!!
    :D
     
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  3. lighterlifeclaire

    lighterlifeclaire Silver Member

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    I live in a hard-water area... and I have a BRITA water filter but to be honest, its only handy if you're at home. I tend to buy multipacks of 500ml bottles of water so I can take them out with me etc, but the filter is good for when I'm at home. It doesn't seem to change the taste, but then I don't think my tap water tastes like anything weird anyway :rolleyes: water is hardly the tastiest thing in the world!! ;)

    Get one, but you'll be surprised... I think the filters need changing after a certain number of litres run through it, (my mum does mine so i dont know!) so if you use it for all of your daily intake, you could end up spending a fortune on filters rather than bottles of water!
     
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    I've got a water filter/cooler thing that you plug into the mains. The make is 'Solartronic' and I bought it reconditioned off ebay, although I'm not sure you can still buy them. I love it, and refill my empty volvic/evian bottles every day before I go out.

    The one I have takes the old style filters rather than the new Maxtra ones, which are much cheaper when you buy the supermarket's own brand.

    We live in a hard water area, and I think you can taste the difference, although if I keep the filtered water in a bottle for a few days it definately loses it fresh taste, even after being filtered.

    I've also found that since having it my son only drinks water now, so it saves me a fortune on squash as well!
     
  5. scotwannabethin

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    Thanks guys, I will have a look and see how much it will cost me.
     
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    i have a brita maxi thing, you change the filter once a month, tesco have had them filters on offer so have stocked up on them. You can get a cheaper one with cheaper filters though. It is still cheaper than bottled, unless you go for the tesco value at about 17p per bottle.
    i have never liked tap water as it has a funny smell and taste to it (no matter where I have lived) but the brita takes it away.
    You can also refill your bottles to take to out.
    I am glad I have got mine.
     
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    Deb G Silver Member

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    I use tap water, but I think most of ours comes off the fell with little treatment. In fact, I think mineral water tastes funny now - almost like it is 'thicker' than water?!
     
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    I have a Brita filter jug in the fridge at all times and use that for my water for shakes and general drinking water.

    It tastes much nicer than tap water IMHO.
     
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    I also have Britta water filter jug which is special for the fridge door. It also has like a indicator on top to tell you when it needs changing.

    I also buy bulk tesco sparkling water 17p a litre and use my flavourings really nice.:)
     
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    I think we have the same jug :)
     
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    I use filtered water in the kettle (very hard water here) but nobody in the family likes the taste when we use it to drink cold. The cat loves it though...
     
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    I can't srink tap water as it makes me wanna puke.

    I use water filters , but I find the Asda water filters give the best tasting water ..... trust me :cool:
     
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    Fantastic folk, I will go shopping tonight!!!!
     
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