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Watts Premier 531130 3-Stage Water Filter Review

Drinkable Water from Your Tap AND You’re Helping the Environment

You might be looking at this review because you were attracted by the name Watts, and who can blame you. Among the many months of research I have done in order to bring this website to the internet, their name has consistently come up and with good reason.

I could go on about the company, but then this would be a review on the manufacturer and not the product they sell. What I will do before I start to tell you about the Watts Premier 531130 3-Stage Water Filtration System is that I am at last pleased to come across a company that doesn’t baffle you with science.

Watts Premier 531130 Filter-Pure UF-3 Water Filtration System
Watts Premier 3-Stage Water Filtration System
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Choosing a water filter has turned out to be one of the most difficult tasks I have undertaken (which is just one reason why you have the benefit of my website today).

There is so much information to take in, it feels like you’re head is spinning before you’ve even got started.
Because of this, I’ve found that it’s hard to know which type of filter will suit you best.

So here it goes.

Below you will find some no nonsense information that’s too the point and easy to understand.

What This Water Filter Will Do

This model has 3 stages of filtration.
Now don’t worry, I’m not going to get all technical on you.

Stage 1
When you’re filter is connected (we’ll get on to that in a moment), the water from your system will first pass through a filter that’s responsible for removing sediment as small as 5 microns in size. For those of you that don’t know, this means particles you cannot see, but can make your water look “muddy”.

Stage 2
Next, your unit will move the water on to a heavy duty carbon filter which will remove chemicals like lead among others that are as small as one micron in size (even smaller than those you can’t see).

Stage 3
I will have to get a little bit technical here in order to give this product the credit it deserves. At the final stage, the manufacturer has used hollow fiber technology in the form of a membrane. This is actually pretty unusual in a water filter that doesn’t use reverse osmosis. To cut a long story short, any particles heavier than water which can be considered as contaminants are removed.

The end result is clear, fresh and tasty water straight from your tap.


I have to say, based on my research this might not be the easiest job in the world to do. This filtration system has been designed to fit under your sink, and it’s worth noting it will only cleanse water that comes through the included faucet. If you’re looking for something for the whole house, I have a section elsewhere on my site you can take a look at.

Back to the installation; some have mentioned it takes time to get this right because the manual isn’t that clear. However, bear in mind this 3 stage system is much cheaper than many other models like it on the market so paying for a plumber to do it for you won’t hurt your budget.

Finally – How This System Helps the Environment

Imagine this. Currently, you’re probably buying bottled water and quite frankly I don’t blame you. However, if you install this unit you will be helping to stop over 2,500 ½ liter bottles from making their way into landfill. And that’s just based on each filter change!

Think about the amount of waste you’ll be saving? Let alone the number of greenhouse gases released into the air so all those bottles can be transported to landfill!

A Couple of Other Considerations

– This product is WQA (water quality association) certified to ANSI and NSF standards.
– Everything you need for the installation is included in the box you receive.
– The valve head will automatically shut-off the water when it’s time to change a filter, which means no messing around with turning the water off and you won’t need any tools.

If you’re looking for a way out of buying bottled water but don’t want to compromise your health, this is the water filtration system for you.
Of course, price is always important, and you can find more about that here at Amazon.

For the price, this may be the best model you can get.
But I have to be honest, personally I would pay $20 to $30 more to get the iSpring 5-Stage water filter which also includes reverse osmosis filtration (You can read my iSpring review here).

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