How Many Different Types Of Water Filters Can You Have In Your Home?

Water is essential for a healthy, happy life.

But unfortunately, not all water is safe for you and your family.

That’s why water filters are an excellent way of making sure your family have clean, clear water to use.

AND, with the wide range of different types of water filters available today, you have the power to take control of your water quality!

That means ensuring every drop flowing from your tap, shower or hose is clean, safe, and refreshing.

So, let’s explore how many different types of water filters you can have in your home and you can decide which is the best option for your family.

How Many Different Types Of Water Filters Can You Have In Your Home?


A benchtop water filter system is a filtration device designed to be placed on your kitchen bench or any suitable flat surface. An alternative to under-sink or whole-house filtration systems, it provides convenient access to filtered water for drinking and cooking purposes.

As it is a stand alone unit that does not need to be permanently fixed, it is the ideal solution for people who are renting, caravanning, or are currently in a temporary living space. They are super easy to install and provide virtually instant access to clean, filtered water.

Under Sink

Just like it sounds, an under-sink filtration system is installed under the sink in your kitchen and filters the water supply before it reaches your tap. As it connects to the cold water supply line, it provides on-demand access to clean, filtered water.

The system uses filtration technology to remove impurities and contaminants from the water before it comes out of your tap. It is an aesthetically pleasing option as the parts are installed out of sight, usually in your sink cabinetry. There is some regular maintenance to undertake, with the filter cartridge needing to be replaced every 6 months to a year.

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Many modern fridges come with built-in water dispensers and ice makers. Part of that system will be the fridge water filter. It is installed within the refrigerator and can work as a stand alone unit or can be connected to your main water line.

As water flows through the filter, it undergoes purification to remove impurities like sediment, chlorine, bacteria, hard minerals and other contaminants. The filtered water is then dispensed through the fridge’s water dispenser or is used to create ice cubes in the ice maker.

Like other filter systems, you will need to replace the cartridge on your fridge water system every 6 months (or potentially sooner if it is used heavily). Most fridges have a red indicator light that flashes when the filter needs attention.

Whole House Systems

A whole house system is a comprehensive water filter that is typically installed at the main water line entering your home. It is called a whole house system as all water entering your home passes through the system and it provides filtered water to every tap, shower and appliance in your home. These systems can remove a wide range of contaminants, including sediment, chlorine and bacteria, improving the overall water quality throughout your home.

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the system continues to operate effectively. The filters will need to be replaced periodically, typically every 6 months to 1 year, depending on the type of filter used and the quality of the incoming water. Some systems may also require periodic cleaning or maintenance of other components, such as UV lamps or membranes.

Garden Hose

Adding a filter to your garden hose will help to improve the quality of your water outdoors by removing certain impurities. That can mean activities like gardening, washing your car, watering plants, or filling your pool can be done with less contaminants.

We offer a Garden Hose Tap filter that includes 4 different filtering options to accommodate various water sources.

  1. Sediment: Capturing particles like sand, silt and rust, this filter improves the quality of the water and protects watering equipment like sprinklers and hose nozzles from becoming clogged.
  2. Chlorine: Most town water supplies contain chlorine which is used to kill any bacteria and organisms present in the water. While harmless to humans in these small doses, there are some varieties of plants or soils that are more sensitive. By filtering out the chlorine, you can protect the health of your plants during irrigation and watering.
  3. Hard Minerals: Over time, scale buildup from hard water can lead to clogged pipes and plumbing fixtures, reducing water flow. They can also impact the paint finish on your vehicle when washing it, reducing the presence of the hard minerals protects pipes and paint alike!
  4. Bacteria: Water contaminated with bacteria can pose significant health risks, but it can be common in untreated water sources such as rainwater collection tanks or wells. Removing these bacteria makes the water safer, preventing the spread of pathogens to your plants or causing health issues for your family.

Pool or Spa

Pool and spa filters work in conjunction with chemical or salt treatments to keep your water clean, clear and safe for swimming or soaking in. Designed to remove debris, contaminants and impurities from the water, pool or spa filters draw water in, pass it through a filter, then return that water to the pool or spa.

Like other filter systems, maintenance is required to ensure it continues to run efficiently. Regular checks of the pump and filter system, along with cleaning and changing the cartridges will keep your system operating as it should.

All Your Filter Needs

No matter what kind of filter you have in your home, we are sure to have the necessary components to keep it running smoothly. Browse our range of filter systems and replacement cartridges right here on our website or chat with our friendly team about any questions you might have.