Arguably the best shower filter currently available!
- The company claims that this unit reduces or removes over 200 potential contaminants
- This system has been independently tested and the results are published online
- This shower head also helps control scale, algae and bacteria and meets EPA WaterSense efficiency criteria
- Stainless steel, ABS plastic with chrome finish (BPA-free), proprietary filter technology
NSF ANSI Standard 42, NSF ANSI Standard 53, EPA WaterSense
Country of originUSA
The Propur ProMax is our ecoHome top recommendation for shower filters. One of the best shower filters available today, the Propur ProMax is NSF certified to filter water so it is good enough to drink. The company claims that this unit reduces or removes over 200 potential contaminants, including volatile oil compounds (VOCs), lead, fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, DBPs, chloramines, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, and micro-organisms, among other things. This system has been independently tested and the results are published online here.
Unlike most showerhead filters, the Propur ProMax is certified to NSF 42 and NSF 53, which means it has been shown to reduce at least one contaminant with a health effect. Each filtration stage is based on a unique proprietary formula of filtration media designed to target a specific group of contaminants. These help to protect skin from the unhealthy effects of contaminants in shower water.
This shower head also helps control scale, algae and bacteria and meets EPA WaterSense efficiency criteria. The filter is made from ABS plastic with polished chrome finish and is BPA free. It is best operated at 80 psi and 115º F.
There are several options for this filter system, including a standard white plastic model, a chrome filter, and a wall-mounted or wand style set-up. Filter changes are recommended every 6-9 months and it’s easy to install. The Propur Chrome Shower Filter is a 5-function massage swivel shower head rated at 2 gallons per minute (GPM). It fits half-inch NPT, ISP and BSPT pipe thread standards, includes a 48″ Stainless Steel Flex Hose that is not plastic coated. The filters can last up to 9 months and contain no resins or beads.
Unlike carbon block and ceramic composite filters, ProMax™ filters do not require cleaning to help maintain flow rate and contaminant reduction.
Propur ProMax vs. Culligan, Raindrops, Berkey and OPUS
The Propur ProMax™ is the top pick by far for an effective showerhead water filter. The Propur is not only EPA WaterSense certified, it also carries NSF 42 and 53 standards, meaning that you could drink the water coming out of the showerhead (if you wanted to). The Propur is also BPA-free, unlike Culligan, Berkey, Raindrops or OPUS and is very reasonably priced with filters that last up to 9 months.