I went to my local BJ’s Wholesale Club and purchased the new easy attach (Quick Connect) Pur water filter system. I also bought an extra pack of six stage III water filters. This came to about $100 for all of it. It was very easy to install it and start using it. The new filtered water tasted pretty good and all went well for a week – then I started having problems with the Pur water filter system.
It seemed to get clogged up at times and the flow through of the filtered water apparently got slower and more reduced as each day went by. I didn’t think that these filters only lasted one week before needing to be replaced. At that kind of rate this Pur water filter was far too expensive of a water filtration system.
If I had known that I was in the go through one of these water filter cartridges every week I would have gone with a under sink mount water filtration system with larger filters that can last from 3 to 6 months before requiring replacement. And when I diddle research I found out that I could’ve gone to Home Depot or Wal-Mart and bought an under sink mount water filtration system that was far better for less money!
Anyways, I replaced the water filter and put in a new one. And guess what? The exact same thing happened again. It didn’t even last one week before barely any water was trickling out of the Pur water filter system. In three weeks time I went through 4 filters and then to top it off the actual Pur quick connect system cracked and started leaking out water everywhere.
There was water coming out the back of the unit and the front of the unit and it was a mix of both filtered water and tap water. This crack was huge and was not something that could’ve been re-sealed or glued or fixed. It was too late to return the item to BJ’s wholesale club – I tried it and called the store manager, but he said it had been too long since I had purchased the product to return it.
I have since replaced the quick connect Pur water filtration system with one from DuPont that mounts underneath my sink. The DuPont unit works perfectly and has better tasting water and far better flow through of filtered water. It costs less then the price I paid for both the pur water filter system and the six stage III replacement cartridges. It works far better and is far more reliable.
If you’re looking to get a water filtration system for your house stay far away from anything with the Pur water filter brand or name on it – their products are pure crap!