Alexapure Pro Frequently Asked Questions
Alexapure Pro: The Affordable Gravity Water Filter
It’s a stainless steel gravity filter that ranks right up there with Berkey and Propur, but it costs less to buy, and it costs less to maintain.
What is the Alexapure Pro made of?
This water filter system appears to be made of high quality materials.
First, you’ve got the housing. The upper and lower chambers and the lid are made of stainless steel.
Then you’ve got the actual filter element. It’s made of a carbon block core encased in a ceramic shell infused with silver, which acts as an antibacterial agent.
The other parts – spigot, washers, plugs, etc. are made of plastic or rubber.
Where are Alexapure water filters made?
The filter elements are made in USA, and the stainless steel housing is made in India.
How does Alexapure water filtration work?
The Alexapure Pro is a gravity water filter, and the way it works is simple.
There are two chambers. The upper chamber holds the filter element, and this is where you pour the water that you want to filter. The bottom chamber holds the purified water.
Although the system comes with one filter element, you can use up to four filters at one time to speed up the filtration process.
The Alexapure filter has a ceramic exterior and carbon interior.
The ceramic exterior shell blocks large molecules of contaminants. Silver in the ceramic prevents the growth of bacteria in the filter.
And the carbon block filter filters out microscopic contaminants like viruses.
Gravity pulls the water downward through the filter(s) and into the collection chamber at the bottom. There’s a spigot in the bottom chamber to dispense the purified water.
It doesn’t need electricity, and it doesn’t need water pressure to work. So you can use it at home, when you’re camping, traveling, or just about anywhere!
What kind of water can I put in the Alexapure Pro?
You can put any kind of fresh water into the Alexapure.
That means city water, well water, or even water straight out of a stream or lake. So, it’s great for everyday use or for emergency preparedness.
The only water you should never put in it is salt water. It’ll ruin the filter.
What contaminants does the Alexapure filter remove?
Alexapure does an excellent job of removing or reducing more than 200 different contaminants from water.
Here’s just a partial list of what it reduces, most up to 99%:
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
- Glyphosate (sold as Roundup and other herbicides)
- e. Coli
- Bacteria and viruses
- Radioactive substances
Does Alexapure remove fluoride?
Yes! It reduces 97.6% of sodium fluoride, 95.2% of hexafluorosilicate, and 95.1% of fluorosilicic acid. These are all forms of fluoride.
Does filtering the water change the pH?
It may raise the pH slightly, which means the water will be a little bit more alkaline. This is because some contaminants can make the water more acidic. When you remove those contaminants, it becomes more alkaline, but only by a little bit.
Other factors like the quality of the water you put into the filter can affect the pH level as well.
Does it remove beneficial minerals?
No. This type of filter does not remove healthy minerals from the water.
That means that if you have hard water with lots of minerals in it, you can still get a buildup of minerals in appliances, even with filtered water.
It also means that if you do a test of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), you’re probaby not going to see much difference before and after filtering the water. But that’s okay, because these minerals are not contaminants.
The only ways to remove the minerals from your water are with a water softener, reverse osmosis, or distillation.
What’s the size of the Alexapure Pro and how much does it hold?
When it’s assembled, it stands 21-1/2 inches tall. At its widest, the diameter measures 8-7/8 inches.
For long term storage, the two parts nest together, and it stands just 14 inches tall.
Each chamber holds 2.25 gallons, so that’s a total of 4.5 gallons.
What does the Alexapure Pro filter system include?
Here’s what you get when you buy an Alexapure Pro:
- Stainless steel upper and lower chambers
- Stainless steel lid with knob
- 1 Alexapure filter element
- Rubber non-skid base ring
- Plastic spigot
- Rubber plugs
Are there any accessories are available for the Alexapure Pro?
Alexapure has a 6-inch tall stainless steel wire stand for their system.
The main advantage is that you don’t have to put the system at the edge of the counter or table in order to use the spigot.
How long does it take Alexapure to filter water?
It can filter one gallon of water in about an hour.
That is, if the top chamber is full of water.
When it’s filled, the water pressure helps to push the water through faster. You’ll notice a slow down as the water level in the top part goes down.
If you want it to work faster, keep the top chamber filled. One way to do that is to always replace the amount of water that you just dispensed. So, for example, if you take out a half gallon to make iced tea, put a half gallon into the top.
You can also speed it up by adding more filter elements to the system.
What kind of maintenance does the Alexapure Pro require?
The Alexapure Pro doesn’t require much maintenance at all.
Buildup on the outside of the filter element can slow down the filtration rate. So, you should take the filter out and scrub it every now and then. Just use one of those scratchy green pads and plain water.
If you notice the rate of flow starting to slow down, the first thing you should do is scrub the filter. You should see an improvement, unless the filter has reached the end of its life. In that case, you’ll need to replace it.
You’ll also want to clean the inside of the bottom holding chamber every few weeks. Dish soap and a sponge will do. Just make sure to rinse it thoroughly.
And wipe off the outside of the unit as needed.
How long does the Alexapure filter element last?
It’s good for up to 5,000 gallons. That’s about 2-1/2 to 3 years for an average family of four.
Of course, if you add more filter elements, you won’t need to replace them as often.
What’s the cost per gallon for filtered water using the Alexapure Pro?
The lowest price that I can find for the replacement filters is $94.50. When you divide $94.50 by 5,000 gallons, you get about 2¢ per gallon.
That doesn’t include the initial cost of the system. It’s the ongoing cost for the filters.
What are the pros of the Alexapure Pro?
What People Like
- Long filter life
- Doesn’t require electricity or water pressure
- Makes water taste great
Where can I get Alexapure replacement filters?
You can find Alexapure replacement filters over here! Alexapure Replacement Filters.