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How to Choose the Best Shower Filter

Posted On 06/10/2020 By iSpring Water Systems

Taking a shower is such a calming, refreshing experience. Nothing beats the peace that a shower brings at the end of a hot, stressful day. Unfortunately this experience can be ruined by hard water and water with too many contaminants. Not only will your shower get clogged from time to time, but you may also encounter dry skin and hair loss due to the chemicals in your water. A shower filter is an inexpensive but effective way to solve these issues and bring back the joy of a worry free shower.

A good shower filter should be able to remove harmful contaminants like rust, chlorine, sulfur, and other micro particles while delivering an efficient flow rate. Many brands and companies claim that they have the best shower filter, however they still use old technology in their products that lack vital features. So how do you know which filters are worth the money? The following information will help you understand both the benefits of shower head filters as well as what to look for when shopping for a shower filter. Follow these tips to avoid buyers’ regret.

Purpose and Benefits of a Shower Filter

Shower filters are not just a fad. They play an important role in keeping you healthy. Here are a few advantages of owning a good shower filter:

Say Bye-Bye to Bacteria

Your bathroom is a breeding ground for microorganisms. Some can be harmless but many cause diseases and infections. According to the Biology Lab of the University of Colorado, an unfiltered shower head is dangerous and could be covered in a biofilm layer that is inhabited by millions of bacteria! The most common of which is the Mycobacterium avium, which is the leading player in pulmonary infections. But don’t worry, the right shower filter can clean this nasty gunk out.

Prevents Cancer

Chlorine in your water can cause more than dry skin and frizzy hair. Studies have shown that when it comes into contact with organic material, like your body, it can produce byproducts such as trihalomethanes. Trihalomethanes are proven to be cancer-causing chloroforms. Inhalation and oral ingestion of such chemicals can lead to the contamination of your bloodstream.

Cleaner Lungs

Poor ventilation in your bathroom plays a significant factor in spreading sinus infections. The pathogens and chemicals that come from your shower head can latch on to the vaporized water. Inhalation of the contaminated vapor can lead to asthma attacks, allergies, and coughing fits. Toxins and allergens can stick to any damp surface, including your shower head. Shower filters eliminate those toxic chemicals and keep the air you breathe in your bathroom fresh and clean.

Glowing Skin and Healthier Hair

Substantial traces of chlorine are inevitable in your water because water providers use the chemical to eliminate germs from your water. While it may have a cleaning effect on the water, too much chlorine is harmful to your skin and hair. Being in contact with high amounts of chlorine can cause dryness and itchiness of the skin and it also strips the natural oils found in your hair, removing the natural shine of healthy hair. Shower filters are there to neutralize and lessen the adverse effects of these chemicals. A quality shower filter will give you a youthful aura and moisturized look.

What Should You Look For in a Shower Filter?

You have so far learned many of the benefits associated with using a shower filter, but what qualities does a good shower filter possess?

Filtration Technology

There are many different types of filtration technologies that solve a variety of specific and general shower related issues. We suggest doing a bit of research regarding specific problems you may be encountering with the water in your shower. Make a list of your most pressing concerns and the features and designs that will best meet your needs. If you aren’t targeting a specific chemical for removal you may want to consider an all-in-one filtration solution, such as iSpring SF series shower filters. You can also speak to an iSpring Filtration Expert by calling our customer service line or speak to a professional plumber if you have any questions or concerns about the best solution for your shower’s water.


How long will a shower filter last? How many gallons of water can it filter? Although it largely depends on your water quality, you should not purchase a filter that needs to be replaced every month. A good shower filter should be cost effective and provide you with spa quality water for a relatively long period of time, ideally around 6 months.

Installation and Pressure

Convenience and comfort should be the motto of your shower head filter search. Check either the product description or directly with the manufacturer to see if the filter is easy to mount. You should also check its peak flow rate to see if it will cause any pressure loss to your shower.

iSpring Shower Filters

iSpring shower filters are a one-product-fits-all solution to most of your shower water problems. The iSpring SF series shower filters quickly remove up to 99% of chlorine, sediment, hydrogen sulfide, and water-soluble heavy metals with its scientifically formulated process of 12 different filtration media in 15 stages. Water quality is further improved with nurturing elements such as Vitamin C released from the filters to be added back into your shower water.

The filters come in 3 sizes:

  • SF1S: Filters up to 14,000 gallons of water; equal to about 800 showers or 350 baths.
  • SF2S: Filters up to 12,000 gallons of water; equal to about 700 showers or 300 baths.
  • SF3S: Filters up to 16,000 gallons of water; equal to about 930 showers or 400 baths.
  • Final Thoughts

    Wash away the stress of the day with a relaxing a shower. With a shower filter you will no longer worry about any hazardous toxins entering your body. Protect and treat yourself by investing in high quality shower head filters equipped with the latest technology. Shower filters are not just a passing fad, they are an essential feature to better health and an improved lifestyle.

    If you have any questions about any of our products, or if you need a personalized product recommendation, please feel free to contact us at 678-261-7611 (M-F, 8:30 - 5:30 EST) or email us at support@123filter.com. We are happy to help!

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