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Water Purification Systems Available at Leroy Merlin

In certain areas of South Africa, concerns about water quality have led to a sense of unease among residents.

It is crucial to stay well-informed about the local water conditions and take necessary steps to ensure access to clean and safe drinking water.

When faced with the decision of selecting a water purification system for your home, Leroy Merlin provides a range of quality options that cater to your various needs and budget.

With their expert advice, you can make an informed choice and feel confident about the water purification system you choose.

Joburg’s favourite Hardware store offers various types of water purification systems, including whole house units, under counter systems, and countertop filters.

The choice depends on whether you need filtration for the entire household or just drinking water.

The systems offered can effectively address a range of contaminants. These may include particulates, sediment, rust, sand, chlorine, odours, and some organic matter.

Each system utilises different filtration technologies to ensure clean and great-tasting water.

The flow rate or capacity of the water purification systems depends on factors such as input pressure. It is recommended to consider your household’s water usage to select a system that can meet your needs effectively.

The ease of installation varies among the systems. For example, The Under Counter Pure Slim UF White may require professional installation, especially for plumbing adjustments.

However, the replacement of filter cartridges can be easily done by anyone in a few seconds.

The Big Blue system can be installed by a layperson with good plumbing understanding, but professional consultation is recommended if uncertainties arise.

The Red Rhino Double Countertop Filter is considered a DIY product, implying that installation can be done by you as the homeowner.

The Under Counter Pure Slim UF White and the Red Rhino Double Countertop Filter do not require additional plumbing or modifications to your existing setup.

However, the Big Blue system needs to be plumbed into the main line after the pressure-reducing valve.

Regular maintenance is essential for optimal performance. The purification systems typically require filter cartridge replacements as needed. The recommended replacement intervals may vary depending on water quality.

The first and second stages of the Big Blue system, for example, may require replacement every 3-9 months, while the Red Rhino system suggests replacements every 3-6 months on average.

Replacement cartridges for all systems are readily available in-store or online.

Considerations for water quality vary depending on your area. If your water is hard or not very clean, it may require more frequent cartridge replacements.

In case of any doubts about water safety, professional testing is recommended to determine appropriate measures for making it suitable for drinking.

The lifespan of the water purification systems varies from 1 to 3 years depending on the brand.

It is important to note that the longevity of the system depends on proper maintenance and cartridge replacements rather than a fixed lifespan.

The initial upfront costs for systems range from R1,400 to over R3,000 depending on the size and type of system.

Ongoing expenses mainly include filter cartridge replacements depending on water quality and the specific system.

Whether you want to increase the filtration capacity, add additional stages of purification, or incorporate advanced technologies, the systems are designed to be adaptable and upgradeable.

The Under Counter Pure Slim UF White system can be integrated with other fixtures, such as a fridge with a water dispenser.

Leroy Merlin also stocks reverse osmosis water purification systems.

The Red Rhino 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter is available in both pump and non-pump versions, with the pump version requiring 220-230V power.

These use advanced filtration technology that uses pressure to pass water through a semipermeable membrane, effectively removing impurities and contaminants.

By leaving behind larger particles, dissolved solids, minerals, and various pollutants, the system produces clean and purified water.

Expert installation is recommended, and regular replacement of filter cartridges, including Poly Propylene, Granular Activated Carbon, CTO carbon block, and Reverse Osmosis Membrane, is essential.

The systems have a long lifespan, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and can be integrated with the Red Rhino Big Blue Filter for comprehensive whole-house water quality improvement.

To minimise the spread of Cholera, it is essential to boil water or treat it with chlorine or bleach.

However, it is important to note that water purification systems available in-store do not provide any guarantee of eliminating this disease. Contact The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information.

To explore the range of water purification systems available at Leroy Merlin, click here or visit in-store at Greenstone, Fourways, Boksburg and Little Falls.

The experts are on standby to provide detailed pricing information and guide you in selecting a system that fits your budget and requirements.

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Water Purification Systems Available at Leroy Merlin