Many of today’s best reverse osmosis systems use a membrane that is produced by Dow Filmtec. You’ll also find that many of the best reverse osmosis systems are priced at $300+ to give you clean water. The EcoSoft Premium 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Filtration System uses many of the same materials of other models, including the Dow Filmtec membrane, but at a price that is half of what the competition offers.
Because this is an entry-level priced product, does it also offer entry-level benefits? Does it really do a good job at filtering out sediment and other contaminants?
Features of the EcoSoft Premium RO System
- It offers a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, 1-year full warranty, and a 30-day money back guarantee to make sure homeowners are satisfied with this product.
- The Dow membrane is rated to remove up to 99% of harmful water contaminants that may be in a local supply, with the 5 stages of filtration helping to ensure the water is cleaner and safer.
- There is a standard undersink installation that is rather simple to follow, but does take up enough space that some cabinet areas may not have enough room to accommodate this system.
- A 3.2-gallon clean water tank comes with this system to help avoid user delays at the faucet when cleaner water is desired.
This is easily one of the best pound-for-pound reverse osmosis systems that is on the market today. Although it does run a little loud compared to other systems, it also fills its tank quickly and gives you immediate access to better water. It is powerful enough to reduce contaminant levels from 250 ppm to less than 5 ppm for many homeowners.
Our Thoughts About the EcoSoft Premium RO System
It’s a system that is remarkably easy to install. The instructions were thorough and virtually everyone will be able to get the job done. Expect the entire process to take between 30-60 minutes. If you need to drill a hole for the faucet installation, it may take an additional 15-30 minutes.
The water availability with this unit is incredible, but it is a single-fixture unit. The tank will give you about 1 full gallon of water access at a time without a delay. If you need more than that, expect the unit to slow down considerably with your demands. It’s a system designed for cooking needs and drinking water.
You will need to leave the last filter loose when installing the system so that it flushes. If you don’t follow this step, the water can taste a bit like charcoal and have a bit of grit in it.
Our Grade: 9.5/10
We knocked off a half-point because it is less effective at removing fluoride than some other systems that are available today. Otherwise, for the price, you’re not going to find a better option on the market today than the EcoSoft Premium 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Filtration System. It gets the job done effectively and provides every home with a reasonable quantity of cleaner, fresher water.