We've been hearing some questions from the community about the mineral content in the water that our filters put out. Many have addressed some concern about whether or not our pitchers remove the mineral content from water. We're happy to report that Aquagear removes dangerous tap water contaminants, while retaining all the good minerals that are necessary for your health!
Here are a few questions and answers that might help clear up any confusion:
What are "healthy minerals?"
Natural mineral content in water is fundamental for sustaining health. Chlorine, lead and other contaminants are not. Aquagear removes tap contaminants but keeps minerals like calcium and magnesium which are crucial for maintaining optimal health.
What is the "pH" of water that's been filtered with Aquagear?
Water from our filters has a relative ph of 7, or neutral. The pH of filtered water isn’t necessarily 7. It’s the same or slightly higher than the tap—tap pH varies. Unlike some filters that can acidify, or lower the pH of your water, ours maintains water's natural pH balance.
Why does reverse osmosis remove minerals in water?
Reverse osmosis requires an external pressure to force water through a semi-permeable membrane. This membrane allows only pure water to pass through. Bacteria and contaminants and all other dissolved solids are filtered out. Although the water is pure, it means that all the healthy minerals have been left out as well.
Is water with trace minerals good for making coffee?
YES! Soft water, or water without minerals, is not great for making coffee. Making coffee with soft water often results in a flat, or tasteless cup.
An ideal cup of coffee is made using water with natural minerals.