Water Purifiers Comparison

Water filtration systems have skyrocketed in popularity in the last twenty years, especially as there is a push to “Go Green” in our society. Since its humble beginnings in Germany in 1966, Brita has been a leader in the water purification business. Born under a pear tree, the business was started by Heinz Hankammer, who named it after his daughter Brita.

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Today, based out of Oakland, California, Brita is firmly the number 1 brand in water filtration systems.

Since 1986, PUR has been another leading water purification company. It started out trying to turn seawater into drinking water, and began producing water filtration systems in 1994. They have consistently produced filters that perform well and create clean water.

Having been in the business for 15 years and selling over 9 million products, Aquasana is yet another company that has had success in the water filtration market. They rival Brita as one of the top companies in America.

Each of these brands of water filters has many options available with some options including faucet filters, pitcher filters, under the counter faucet filters, and refrigerator filters. With strengths and weaknesses for each, it is important to do the research before deciding which is best for you and your home.


Brita has established itself as the leader among the many different companies by always offering cleaner, better tasting water at a cheaper cost and with less waste than using bottled water. Brita’s faucet filter comes in two types: a basic and an advanced model. The advanced model includes an LED change filter indicator to prompt you to change the filter when necessary. These range in price from $18.99 to $29.99.

One of the obvious strengths of Brita is the wide variety of products, including refrigerator filters. They offer enough different types to almost fit every refrigerator on the market. These can be yours for $29.99 to $39.99 and provide an efficient way to keep your water clean and cold. One obvious downside to this line of products is that the replacement filters are a little bit more expensive because of the quality you are guaranteed with a Brita product.


PUR has gained popularity through simple consistency. Time and time again they have created new, innovative water filters that always prove reliable. The PUR faucet filter is brand new and therefore they only have one option available. Since it is relatively young, they are still in the stages of improving it and the current style can be a bit bulky to have in your sink. Depending on the retailer, the price for this product will run from $44.99 to $49.99 making it almost double the price of Brita’s.

While offering fewer pitchers to choose from, PUR does boast that they produce the only pitcher on the market that is able to remove microbiological cysts from the water. The pitchers start at $23.99 and run to $30.99. PUR produces fewer refrigerator filters as well and only have filters that work with a few of the major refrigerator models. While PUR offers fewer options that Brita, each of their products does include a filter indicator so that you will always have the purest drinking water available.


Aquasana literally means “water to heal” in Latin, and the company believes in that as their motto. Aquasana doesn’t follow the government guidelines, which allow for small traces of chemicals in drinking water. They have set themselves apart by setting a high standard to produce the absolute cleanest and purest water in the world. One downfall to Aquasana is that they have fewer options available in terms of drinking water filters. However, they have many more water filters available than Brita and PUR, including showerhead filters and an option to buy a combo of each.

To compare with Brita and PUR, let’s just look at the drinking water filters. The two options that are available are the countertop filter and the under the counter faucet filter. Easy to install, the countertop filter provides thirty gallons of perfect drinking water every hour. The price is a little steeper at $124.99, but it comes with a sixty-day guarantee. If you are looking for a faucet filter that is much less obtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, then perhaps Aquasana’s under counter water filter is the best choice. Easily installed out of sight, this filter shows itself simply through another faucet next to the existing one. In a stainless steel finish, this filter will look great in any kitchen and offer clean water without the obvious filter look. Listed at $178.98, it is the most expensive of the filters discussed, but also the highest quality and best appeal.

Brita, PUR, and Aquasana are three of the leading water filter providers and have proven their quality time and again.

  • If you are looking for a standard water filter that will do the job for the lowest price, then Brita is your choice. They also are able to offer you the most options to fit almost any family or home’s need.
  • PUR has fewer choices and is a younger business but they give options for filtering out certain things that other brands cannot. Perhaps one of their biggest selling points is that they do not produce a product without a filter indicator on it, which helps you keep your water at its purest.
  • Aquasana offers the high-end water filter product. Although the prices are much more expensive, Aquasana prides itself in a technology of water filtration that cannot be beat.

Whatever your budget, situation, or need, one of these three brands is sure to produce the perfect water filter for you.

19 Responses to Water Purifiers Comparison

  1. Rajan Jagannath Patil says:

    I am a grapes gardener. I have taken a borewell in my field to make the land irrigable and want to grow crop of grape. I have checked borewell water sample for agriculture use. The water quntity is sufficient for my land of one hactor, but water quality is very bad s to use for aggriculture. water analysis is as below,
    1)pH = 6.91
    2)EC = 3.298
    3)Carbonates = Nil
    4)Bicarbonates= 225 mg/lit
    5)Hardness as CaCo3 = 1380 Mg/lit
    6)Sodium = 214.26 mg/lit
    7)Calcium = 301.23 mg/lit
    8) Chlorides = 624.80 mg/lit
    Bacterial count 8 MPN/100ml
    Please tell me is there a waterpurifer to treat water of above sample for aggriculture use? The quantity of water 20,000 lit / day will require for my crop to grow.

    • Yoichi Saito、Export Manager of Natural Water Co., Ltd. says:

      Dear Sir,

      We are the manufacturer of Seawater desalination and purification system, in Japan.

      We wish to introduce you this system, please let us know your Email address

      so that we may send you the Catalogues for our system, which we hope,

      will meet to your requirement.

      Yoichi Saito

  2. Mark Pitrone says:

    I was looking for water PURIFIERS, and chasing your link for one, I get all these filters.

    Water filter ≠ water purifier.

    Another website to ignore.

    Just tell the truth, OK? You won’t piss people off that way.

  3. Liv Gunvor Backman says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am writing from Environmental Protection Campaign (EPC) -project, based in Uganda, and we are in the beginning of a solar water pumping project. We will have solar water pumping system at boreholes and with water purifier. I am looking for information regarding price and type regarding water purifier for this kind of use. I am grateful for any information you can provide.

    Best regards
    Liv Gunvor Backman

    • Natural Water Co., Ltd. says:

      Dear Mr. Liv Gunvor Backman,

      We wish to introduce you our Seawater Desalination and Purification
      Plant, which we hope, will meet to your country.

      Please let us know your email address, we will send you the catalogue.

      Yoichi Saito
      Email: iichanotias@gmail.com

    • wayne says:

      fcubed.com.au manufacture a solar desalination panel which sounds ideal for your needs.
      lifesaver water filters – bottles or jerry cans might be suitable.

  4. Henrik hegedus says:

    Hello i would like to know more about this system

  5. Rosy Le says:

    Dear Brita,

    our family (in Vietnam) have been using Brita for quite a long time & really see this product perfect & ideal.

    As per our vision, the demand for this kind of product is huge here & we would like to ask if you have plan to expand the market to Vietnam.. If you’re interested, we would be happy to coordinate with you in all ways to make it.

    Hope this email finds you well & please get back to us at your earliest convenience.

    Rosy / +84.903.886.123
    Email: rosy_le@yahoo.com

  6. Wahid ali Brohi says:

    Can u please email me the cost of a small size water purification plant…..thank you

  7. marinko says:

    My name is Marinko, I worked in a famous company Nobel corporation that sells water filters. Many people are selling incomplete deceives. People are giving coverage to 200 Euros because they ware afraid of being sued if you give up. People have paid the 1000 euros and do not have cleane water as they promised. In my area there are 75 families who were tricked. About all this I have proved myself with because I worked for a Nobel. I ve seen too much so I got fired.

    Think carefully breaker let them into the house to trich you? As my family and many others. I decided to tell this whole world

  8. Phillemon Soko says:

    Need water purifyers tht can remove smell and bacterias. Need quite a number for the neighborhood. We have a serious water problem in a community of around 15 000 people.

    Please help

  9. amirah says:

    Dear sir,

    My name is Amirah and i am a student at university of orléans in France.

    I am working on a project concerning the distribution of water filter in South-Africa and i wish you could help me with more informations such as the main​ consumers of these filters, the main purposes of these device, the main companies that produced the filters in south africa and the main distributor and also the price of differents filters . i will be glad if you can also provide me any other information which​ can be usefull to me in this project very important to validate my master degree.

    i look forward to your reply,

    yours faithfull,


  10. reda dagher says:

    i need mor information

  11. Rex Arseculeratne says:

    I am a deep thinker of different types of new products. At the moment I have an idea
    to make a Water Filter similar to what you are making but the application is different
    So far no one has made something like this. This is something that will sell in very big volume not only in U.S. but all over the world. If you are really interested I would like to communicate with a very responsible officer. All I am expecting for giving my idea is a small percentage to help my charities in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. If you have any interest please respond to this mail at your earliest. If I don’t hear from you within a reasonable time period I will contact some other company. It is needless to say that your company can make quite a lot of money as you will be the only company making something like this.
    Sincerely yours,

    Rex Arseculeratne, 512 310 7180.

  12. nancy kuczinski says:

    These arent water PURIFIERS. Stop lying to people! So sick of all the BS when it comes to water in this country. What a scam!

  13. mya cowins says:

    i would like to know more about this system, and how it works

  14. Yahannah Yisrael says:

    I believe that I have some oil in my water as a well I had drilled first did strike oil and it is just 900 feet away. You cannot see the oil on the water but it tastes and smells of it. How can I filter out this oil? My goats drank the water and then they ALL had still births! Thank you, Yahannah

  15. Perry atherton says:

    I am looking for a system to remove sulphur smell from water coming into a travel trailer. Can you recommend anything?

  16. naty says:

    is there any good water purifier that have a re-usable filter?thanks

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