|Item Weight||6.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.5 x 9.2 x 8.3 inches|
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|Item model number||WP531130|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
Watts Premier 531130 Filter-Pure UF-3 3-Stage Water Filtration System
|Price:||$175.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Drilling through sink or countertop to place faucet
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- Reduce your environmental impact: Using this Watts UF-3 system can save over 2,500 half liter bottles going in to land fills per filter change out
- System comes equipped with everything needed for installation
- Valve-in Head shuts water off automatically for easy filter changes - no tools needed
- High end ceramic valve Euro style brushed nickel non-airgap faucet for easy filling of glasses, pitchers, and coffee pots
- WQA Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53
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The Watts Premier Filter-Pure UF-3 Water Filtration Device utilizes three-stage filtration to ensure you get cleaner, healthier drinking water straight from the tap. In addition to reducing lead, chemicals, and chlorine taste and odor, the UF-3 uses Hollow-Fiber technology to trap and remove even the tiniest particles from your water. Featuring a patented space-saving design that is perfect for houses and apartments, the UF-3 can be installed in a matter of minutes.
3-stage filtration and Hollow Fiber Technology provide cleaner water
straight from the tap.
During the lifecycle of a single filter, you can save up to 16,000 plastic bottles from being deposited in landfills.
The Watts UF-3 filters drinking water in three stages. Once the system is connected, water from the tap passes through a five-micron sediment filter, followed by a heavy-duty one-micron carbon block filter that reduces lead and chemicals.
The third stage of filtration involves a state-of-the-art UF Hollow Fiber Technology membrane. Hollow Fiber Technology uses standard home water pressure to push water through a semi-permeable membrane. Suspended particles and materials of high molecular weight are unable to pass through the 0.2 micron UF membrane, leaving you with only fresh clean water and dissolved minerals.
This specially formulated filtration process is capable of reducing cryptosporidia, giardia, entamoeba, and toxoplasma, as well as a long list of chemicals--from herbicides and pesticides to disinfection byproducts and gas additives.
Cleaner Water Straight from the Tap
It is estimated that VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) are present in one-fifth of the nation's water supplies. These contaminants can enter ground water from a variety of sources, including herbicide and pesticide runoff, gasoline or oil spills, leaking underground fuel tanks, disinfection byproducts, septic system cleaners, and chemicals used in the dry cleaning industry.
The UF-3 keeps you safe from these and other VOCs with its three-stage filtration, so you can turn on the tap with the assurance that you're getting cleaner, healthier drinking water.
Simple Operation for In-Home Convenience
Thanks to technological advances, the UF-3's sophisticated filtration process, which was commonly used only in municipal water treatment plants and hospitals, is now available for home use. The UF-3 is capable of running at low water pressures, and it won't alter the pH of your water. For added convenience, the filtration system doesn't require electricity or a separate holding tank.
Easy Assembly and Filter Replacement
The UF-3 features unique swivel-valve, push-button assembly that allows for easy initial installation, as well as simple and sanitary one-step filter changes that don't require you to shut off your water source.
The Importance of Drinking Clean Water
Water is critical to proper food digestion, kidney health, brain function, blood health, joint functionality, and more. It's important to make sure that the water you drink is devoid of contaminants. Thankfully, using a Watts water filtration device will ensure consistent quality for all of your drinking and cooking needs. In fact, when you use Watts' high-quality certified water treatment devices and filters, your water will be free of chlorine taste and odors, particles, and many other contaminants that can be detrimental to your health.
*Please refer to the Performance Data Sheet for the complete list of claims for which this system is certified.
Not only is the UF-3 filter a healthy choice for you, but it's also a healthy choice for the environment. This filter helps you minimize the harmful environmental consequences of buying bottled water. Incredibly, if a mere ten percent of North America's bottled water intake were reduced by switching to home-filtered water in reusable containers, we could eliminate:
The Watts Premier Filter-Pure UF-3 Water Filtration Device is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Filter-Pure (UF-3) module (complete with filters), parts bag, faucet bag, and manual.
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|Replacement Filters||5-Mic Carbon Block||Purifier Filter Pack||560088||560039||560017||Annual Filter Pack|
From the Manufacturer
Watts Advanced 3-Stage Water Filtration System provides your family with clean, safe, great tasting water. This system utilizes high performance sediment prefilter, lead and Chemical reducing carbon block followed by our advanced technology Ultra Filtration Membrane filter. System is WQA Tested and Certified for the reduction of chlorine taste and odor, lead, chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, as well as the removal of cysts, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba, Giardia and Toxoplasma. System also reduces particulates, sand, silt sediment and rust. Patented design with auto shut off valve and push-button filter changes makes it easy to install and maintain.
Top customer reviews
The bad: The 'T' junction fitting that connects the filter to the cold water line is a piece of garbage. Throw it away. Don't even try. When I finally did get it hooked up, after running out to HD for extra o-rings, I turned on the valve to allow H2O into the filter and water started spurting out of the valve. Water was not coming out around my connections, mind you. The water was coming out around the "dial" you turn to open the flow to the filter.
I'm not a plumbing novice. In the just the last three months I've installed a toilet, a faucet, a garbage disposal and a dishwasher. This should have been the easiest of those jobs, by far (it wasn't). This valve is a tragedy.
So, my recommendation is to go ahead and get this filter. However, if you receive the plastic fitting instead of the brass, just throw it out and buy a brass fitting instead. It's the same fitting you would use to hook up a fridge/ice-maker to your cold-water line. If I'd just done that from the beginning, this would have been a 40 minute job. Instead, it took several hours over two days, including all the re-work and the two separate trips to HD.
I purchase it in September last year and probably install it almost immediately. installation is not complicated (to me), because I installed water filtration system many times(at least 8) and had preexisting condition from previous water filtration (GE). still consider it easy for homeowner. I expend the water filtration to also feed my ice maker in the fridge, which wasn't used, until now 4-17-17.
I will say,that performance is poor based on previous water filtration's I owned (GE from the home depot,which was discontinued and ever pure water filtration).
Will compare it to Ge only; i had only two stage filtration and family of 2 adults, 3 kids=using water for drinking, cooking, tee, coffee.... and GE lasted almost 5 months before I pronounce that water has funny taste.
Now, this water filtration DO NOT LAST. I have it 7 months from the date of purchase and I already had to change water filters 3 times, which is about 2 months and one week for one set of filters.
This unit has 3 cartridges, but they do worse job than old GE did. GE had 2 charcoal filters, this one has one charcoal ,one paper and one rubber strings filter.
Personally I will be replacing it for something else soon, it is very expensive to maintain/buy filters too often.
I would buy this again in a heartbeat.
This system consists of a filter housing unit that mounts under the sink and holds three filter cartridges. The filter and housing are fairly compact compared to the previous generation of water filters. For routine filter changes, no tools are required. Each filter is removed by turning the water off at the shutoff valve and pushing a button above each filter. The filters are proprietary and not readily available in local stores. My previous system used screw on filters that were difficult and messy to remove and required a proprietary wrench.
The water tastes OK from this system, but in my case the tap water already tastes fine. I'm using the filter for added safety.
The dedicated drinking water faucet looks nicer than average. It's heavy and has an upscale nickel finish.
Perform a pre-assessment of your sink before you buy this product. If the answer is "No" to any of the following questions, then you should consider the additional difficulty of the project:
1. Does a shutoff valve exist under your sink for the cold water line?
If no shutoff exists, you will need to turn off your main house water line.
2. Turn on the cold water, and turn off the shutoff valve under the sink. Does the water flow completely shut off? If not, you will need to turn off your main house water line.
3. Does the faucet connect to the shutoff valve using flexible hose (common in newer installations)? If not, it may connect with hard copper tubing which will need to be cut, with additional fittings possibly required.
4. Does your kitchen sink already have a hole where the faucet can be mounted (such as an unused sink spray or lotion dispenser hole)? If not, then you will have to drill or punch the sink or the counter (depending on the material).
1. The instructions say to place a brass insert into the blue plastic tubing that connects to the bottom of the faucet. However, the installation kit has one brass insert and one plastic insert. The brass insert is used at the shutoff valve on the green plastic tubing that at the other end connects to the input of the filter housing. The plastic insert is used at the connection to the bottom of the drinking faucet on the blue plastic tubing. I verified this with the manufacturer.
2. The instructions say to place the plastic sleeve over the tubing, with the tapered end toward the end of the tube. However, the two plastic sleeves in the kit are of different design. The one with the green tubing fittings (water supply) is tapered on one side. However the other plastic sleeve is identically tapered on both sides (like a normal brass compression sleeve). This end leaked until I tightened the connection (carefully, due to the all-plastic design of this end, see below).
3. The plastic insert connection to the bottom of the faucet requires a bit of adjustment to get tight enough without crushing the plastic tubing (since this tube has the plastic insert instead of the brass insert).
4. The faucet is geared toward right hand installations, and my faucet hole is on the left rear corner of the sink. My choices were to mount the faucet so that the handle is on the left and rotates away from me to turn on (my choice) or mount with the handle on the right which requires reaching over my current faucet in the middle of the sink. My old drinking faucet had a push lever instead of a rotating handle for the shutoff, and was universal vs. this right-handed design.
Another good idea when starting this or any other plumbing project: Locate a plumber ahead of time and know their hours. Start your project on a weekday morning if possible so if anything goes wrong, you can call a plumber during their normal working hours.
The filter system continues to work fine. The push button cartridge system still works well without leaking. The weak point is the faucet which has minor seepage at the rotating handle point. So far, this has just resulted in a few drips and mineral deposits not warranting changing the faucet.