You already know that chlorinated water is not good for your health and it smells bad. But, did you also know that your skin absorbs the same amount of chlorine in one shower as drinking 8 glasses of chlorinated water? Because of all these reasons, it makes good sense to install a shower filter so you can truly enjoy your morning ritual. It is an easy solution. Choosing the right shower filter can be a little daunting and showerfilterstore.com can help you make the right choice. Ranging from the height of your shower arm (pipe) and whether you rent or own to water pressure and the ease of installation and cartridge replacement. Here are some of the questions that arise:
Q: Is my water treated with Chlorine or Chloramine?
A: This is the first question you should have answered as it will determine which
shower water filter you should choose. Call your city, municipality or water
provider and they will immediately be able to tell you. If they do treat the water
with chloramine, you will need to purchase one of our chloramine shower filters.
Q: What do shower water filters remove?
A: All Shower Filter Store models reduce harmful chlorine, chlorine vapors, iron
oxides (rust water), hydrogen sulfide (sulfur smell), dirt, odors and traces of
heavy metals from the shower while also helping to pH balance the water.
A lot of people are concerned about fluoride absorption through the skin however
we have not found any studies to support this. If someone has information to
support this we would love to hear from you.
Q: I rent (an apartment or house). Can I still install a filtered shower head without
A: Yes. Whether you rent or own your home / apartment, a chlorine free shower
head easily installs in minutes with no tools necessary, except maybe a pair of
pliers to remove the existing shower head. A plumber is not required. And,
removing a shower filter from the shower arm in the event of moving is just as
easy as the installation. All shower filters have standard ½” pipe thread that fit
almost all shower arms in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Q: Which filter model is appropriate for my shower?
A: The height of the shower arm, measured from the bottom of the tub or stall will
shower arm is relatively high, like it is in most newly built homes, then choosing
a stationary model may be more appropriate (click here for stationary models), as a hand-held model may touch
the ceiling and the extra height dissipate the power of the spray. If your shower
arm is medium or low, a hand-held model may be a better choice as it raises the
height of the showerhead by 7”, a better fit for tall people (click here for hand-held models).
Q: What are the benefits of hand-held shower filters?
with their 6 ft. hose can be lifted out of the cradle, bringing the spray close up to
where it is needed, making it well suited for children, seated showers, pets and
cleaning tubs and shower stalls.
Q: Do shower filters have replaceable cartridges? Are they easy to replace? What
can I do with the old cartridges?
A: All Shower Filter Store models come equipped with replaceable shower filter
cartridges, ready-to-use. They are easily replaceable, without tools, every 3, 6 or
12 months, depending upon the model you choose. The old cartridges may be
disposed of in the normal trash or, the filtration media may be easily removed
and composted in soil (not recommended for composting in vegetable gardens).
The plastic casing may be recycled, depending upon your local recycling
Q: My water pressure is low. What model(s) do you recommend?
A: If your water pressure is low, a stationary shower filter is recommended over a
hand-held shower filter, preferably an OXY Model, as it has a water-saving, self-
pressurized showered (click here for water saving Oxy Models).
Q: I’m on a well and rust water or sulfur is my problem, not chlorine. What model is
the high-output cartridge, is recommended.
Q: What is special about the OXY Model filters?
A: In addition to filtering chlorine and other chemicals mentioned above, the Oxy
Model oxygen shower heads, using the same principle as a jet engine,
continuously draw in oxygen through 16 intake ports and infuse it into the
filtered water creating a revitalizing oxygen-rich spray. The Oxygenics self-
pressurizing system gives the feeling of a powerful spray with less water usage
thereby saving up to 70% water and energy.
Q: Are there models with versatile spray patterns?
A: Yes. Our many filtered shower models feature single to multiple spray patterns,
up to 8 sprays. Please see each model filter in our catalog for details.
Q: What are the benefits of choosing a shower filter with a casing made of metal as
opposed to plastic?
A: Choosing one of our Metal Shower Filters with a metal casing offers two benefits. First, you
are guaranteed more durability against possible cracking or breakage. Second,
the metal shower filters offer a wider variety of finishes that include polished
chrome and brushed nickel as standard and gold or oil-rubbed bronze as a
special order. Note, the metal cased shower filters offer the exact same filtration
as those with a plastic casing.
If you still need help in choosing the right shower filter you may call www.showerfilterstore.com at 479-521-7786.