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RO Water Recharged: How to Remineralize for Taste

Ever wondered how to remineralize RO water? You're not alone. RO water, while pure and clean, may have less of the essential minerals taste so many people love. Let's start quenching your thirst with water that nourishes you, enhanced with nature’s minerals.

Remineralizing RO water doesn't have to be a complex process. With the right tools and information, you can easily add back the minerals for your preferred taste. You'll not only enhance the taste of your water but also boost your body with the essential minerals it craves. 

Let's enter your personalized water era and make your water work for you. Read on to learn more about how to remineralize your RO water and optimize taste starting from your very next glass of water. 

What Is an RO Water System?

An RO water system, also known as Reverse Osmosis filtration, is a powerful tool that purifies your water. Imagine it as a super-sieve that filters out unwanted substances from your water. 

It functions by pushing water through a semi-permeable membrane, which allows water molecules to pass but holds back larger, potentially harmful particles. This process effectively removes trace minerals, among other impurities.

While this might sound great, some people prefer the taste and benefits of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. While reverse osmosis systems give you clean water, it leaves you without the taste of adding these important minerals back in. 

Benefits of Remineralizing RO Water

RO systems are great for removing anything harmful from your tap water. However, many people prefer remineralizing their water and adding these minerals back in for taste and mineral preference. It makes the water taste more like natural spring water. We’ve entered the personalized water era, fine tuning your tap to your wants and needs. 

How to Remineralize RO Water

Remineralization is a pretty straightforward process that even a beginner can grasp. Imagine your reverse osmosis system is like a super-efficient net, catching and removing even the tiniest impurities from your tap water, including trace minerals. 

Now, remineralization is like adding a handful of those good minerals back into the water after it's been cleaned. This can be done using a specialized remineralizing filter, pitchers that do the job for you, or an alkaline pitcher.

Just like adding salt to your food after it's cooked, these systems sprinkle minerals back into the purified water to give it a more natural taste, similar to spring or tap water. It's a simple tweak to your filtration systems that brings a whole host of benefits unique to your and your hydration needs. 

How Alkaline Water Pitchers Work

Alkaline pitchers are handy devices that add minerals back into your water. Think of them like a magic wand that turns your RO (reverse osmosis) cleaned water into a mineral-rich drink. Here's how it works: 

The magic happens when you pour RO water - water that has had most things including minerals removed by reverse osmosis - into the pitcher. Inside the pitcher, there's a special filter. As the water passes through this filter, it gets a mineral boost.

The filter is filled with mineral beads, each one like a tiny treasure chest of beneficial minerals. When the water comes in contact with these beads, it unlocks the chests, and these added minerals are released into the water. 

In simple terms, while reverse osmosis removes nearly everything from the water, including harmful contaminants and beneficial minerals, the alkaline pitcher puts the good guys - the minerals - back in.

So, by using an alkaline pitcher, you get to enjoy the benefits of pure, clean water with the bonus of essential minerals. It's like having a mini spring in your kitchen! 

Other Types of Filters You Can Add to Your RO System

Many people ask about what other types of filters they can add to their RO system. The answer is there are several options you can explore. 

Each of these filters aims to improve upon the process where reverse osmosis removes unwanted and harmful contaminants from your water. Choose one or a combination based on your specific water needs.

By combining an alkaline pitcher with other types of filters, you can get the most out of your RO system. Plus, it's a great way to make sure you and your family are getting all the essential minerals they need. 

Remineralization Filters

These filters are perfect for adding back the minerals that reverse osmosis removes. They reintroduce essential minerals like calcium and magnesium into your water, enhancing its taste, tailored to your specific preference. 

Carbon Filters

If you're looking to improve the taste and odor of your water, this filter is a great addition. It removes chlorine and other chemicals that can give your water an unpleasant taste. 

Carbon filters work like a super sponge that soaks up all the impurities in your water. When the water flows through the filter, all the bad-tasting and smelly stuff, like chlorine and other chemicals, stick to the carbon. This process is called adsorption.

The water that comes out of the filter is free from all those unwanted chemicals, making it tastier and giving it a better smell. In simple words, a carbon filter helps make your water cleaner and more enjoyable. 

UV Filters

If you're worried about bacteria and viruses in your water, a UV filter can be the solution. It uses UV light to kill these microorganisms, making your water safer to drink. 

They work by using a special kind of light, ultra-violet (UV) light, which you can't see with your naked eyes. This light is super powerful. It can zap away harmful stuff like bacteria and viruses that might be in your water.

When water passes through the UV filter, it's exposed to this UV light. This light affects the DNA of harmful bacteria and viruses, and without their DNA, they can't function or reproduce. They are effectively stopped in their tracks! 

In simple words, UV filters use the power of light to make your water safer to drink.

Deionization Filters 

If you need ultra-pure water, perhaps for a specific appliance or healthcare use, a deionization filter might be the way to go. It removes any leftover ions that the reverse osmosis process might have missed.

Imagine having a super magnet that can attract all the tiny unwanted particles in your water. That's basically what a deionization filter does. It's all about using special resins to remove ions from your water. 

When water runs through the deionization filter, it meets a mix of positive and negative resins. These resins act like magnets. They attract and catch the ions (the unwanted particles) that are still in the water.

The positive resin sucks up the negatively charged ions, and the negative resin attracts the positively charged ions. 

After the water goes through this filter, what you get is ultra-pure water. All the tiny particles that you don't want in your water are gone. They've been caught by the resins.

The deionization filter acts as a last line of defense to make your water as pure as it can be. 

Hurdles in Selecting a Water Filter

Choosing the right water filter for your home can pose some challenges, not least of which include budget constraints and compatibility issues. 

Cost can be a significant barrier. Water filters range from inexpensive pitcher filters to high-end whole-house systems. Not everyone can afford higher-end filters, even though they might offer superior filtration.

Not all filters are compatible with all types of water systems. Some filters may require substantial plumbing changes, which not only cost more but could also be impossible in some homes. 

Ready to Remineralize Your Water?

You've just learned how to remineralize RO water and the range of benefits it brings. It might seem a bit overwhelming process at first, but with the right guidance you can take advantage of remineralized water in your home. 

In need of guidance? Look no further than Parker and Sons. At Parker & Sons, we genuinely care about your needs.  With years of experience in the industry, we are well-equipped to help you navigate these tricky waters. We make it our priority to respond quickly and efficiently, providing timely solutions for all your home maintenance needs. 

Don't let your water quality questions go unanswered. Schedule an appointment with Parker & Sons today. 

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