|Brand||Brita||Sprite Showers||Sprite Showers||Aquasana|
|Name||In-Line Shower Filtration System - Chrome||Filtered Hand Shower||5-Spray Filtered Hand Shower in White||Premium Shower Filter with Massaging Shower Head|
|Features||No additional features||No additional features||No additional features||No additional features|
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Sprite's manufacturers warranty is for 1 year with proof of purchase.
You can clean the filter housing, like the shower head or casing in hot soapy water, but not the replacement filter. The replacement filter should be replaced, cleaning them won't prolong the filter life.
Check out our website to watch a video. Spritewater.com > Knowledge Base > Instructions & Maintenance. Go to the hand held videos, bottom of the page. It's not the exact model you're asking about, but they are hooked up the exactly the same! Feel free to call Sprite Showers 1-800-327-9137 for further assistance.
Very easy! The threads are standard / universal .5 inch NPT. No tools required, just a lot of twisting!
Following are the answers to your questions in the order asked: 1) Yes, you are able to replace the filter... in theory! More on that below. 2) It really depends more on how many people are using it and how long their showers are. But, based on my observations, their 3 month estimate is only if one person is using it for about 20 minutes per day. If you're using it longer than that OR if more people are using it then you'll need to replace it sooner. 3) No, you don't need tape. But you do need a strong grip. It's quite difficult to twist open the hand shower, pull the old filter out, push the new one in until it's fully inserted, then twist the hand shower completely closed again. Most of the time my 40-something wife can't manage it despite the fact that I've seen her open many jars/bottles that other women (and even some men) couldn't open. So, if you don't have a VERY strong grip it can be a struggle to replace the filter.
Just to clarify. It has SPRAY settings but it does not have FLOW options. In other words, you can adjust the spray pattern but you can't adjust the flow rate of the water to, for example, make it do more than the 2.5gpm maximum. In fact, you probably won't even get that unless you already have VERY strong water pressure because the filter is going to restrict the flow.
To clarify, don't expect it to remove minerals. I can tell you from experience that if you have hard water it's going to still be hard on the other side of the filter and you're still going to have to regularly remove mineral deposits from the shower head to prevent it clogging. As far as chlorine, I have actually had it tested. I will say I do believe it substantially reduces chlorine because my skin goes from itching without the filter to not itching with it. That being said, I am dubious of Sprite's claim that it's still filtering "75-50%" even when close to the replacement date. Also be aware of the important qualifying word Sprite used in saying "removes up to 99% of the free chlorine". Free is the important word there. If the chlorine molecule is freely flowing in the water (i.e. not affected by other nearby molecules) then it can be removed by the filtration media. In other words, you're likely never going to achieve 99% removal of ALL chlorine with this so don't expect to. Lastly, everything I've seen here talks specifically about chlorine removal. However, from my research, I've discovered that much municipal water treatment is now done with chloramine. And following is a quote of information I found regarding the filtration of chlorine vs chloramine: "Chloramine, on the other hand is much harder to filter, and most “big name” water filters are not designed to remove it." Therefore, before even buying this, you might want to ask your local water authority if they use chlorine or chloramine.
Sprite Shower filters have not been tested on its effectiveness in removing Boron.