Water filtration devices come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and applications, and they can target a variety of contaminants. One application is the point-of-use (POU) shower filtration unit. Typically these units have been designed to replace or add a filtration module to an existing shower or they can be installed as inline filters for water from both city water systems or private water supply systems. A few terms: Point-of-Use Device - "POU” can refer to several different types of units: plumbed-in units; plumbed-in units with separate faucets for the POU device; faucet-attached units; and faucet-connected countertop units (Source). The shower head units are typically used when individuals have a sensitivity to chlorine, there is a nuisance odor to the water, difficulty with hair discoloration (hardness, calcium, magnesium), skin and scalp drying, hydrogen sulfide, radon, lathering and sudsing issues, scale build up in the shower, and sediment, but some units can remove volatile organic compounds, pesticides, and metals.
We recommend that, prior to installing a Shower Filter you Get Informed by gathering as much information as possible, and Get Tested by conducting multiple levels of testing depending on your needs: Level 1 Observational Testing using our Self Test Web App, Level 2 Do-It-Yourself Testing, Level 3 Informational Lab Testing and, if needed, Level 4 Certified Testing conducted by a water professional.
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Prior to implementing a treatment solution, we recommend the following tests:
The following are recommended Shower Filters: