A: Hi Taylor, AquaTru will remove approximately 90% of all salts in the water, including the sodium that is still left in the water after the softening process. In fact, for anyone with extremely hard water, we recommend using a water softener prior to purifying with AquaTru.
A: There's no issue with leaving water in both tanks at the same time. Just be sure to always empty the remaining waste water in the tap water tank before refilling it.
A: Yes, AquaTru requires electricity. The power of AquaTru to filter out so many contaminants comes from its high-powered pump. It is not just a simple gravity-feed filter. AquaTru uses a carbon block pre-filter, an RO membrane, and a VOC filter. The water is fed through the filters by a high-pressure 80 PSI internal pump. Using high-pressure water makes it possible to use filters with much smaller water paths to push the water through the filter. This way AquaTru can capture many more contaminants. It would be impossible to get any water through the AquaTru filters with gravity alone.
A: AquaTru reduces TDS by about 90% of the starting TDS level. Everyone’s municipal water systems have different TDS levels, even on a daily basis, and some areas experience much more hard water than other areas, so it is difficult to say what would be typical for any one person. However, if someone starts with a TDS level of 250, their water should be around 25 after filtering through AquaTru.