Springwell vs Aquasure: Which is Better in 2022?

SpringWell and Aquasure are two popular water filtration brands – but which offers the best products?

In this guide, we’ll be comparing SpringWell and Aquasure’s whole house water filters, salt-based water softeners, and reverse osmosis systems. This comparison is based on our own experience testing these water treatment systems in our homes, and our extensive research conducted into the capabilities of the systems.

If you’re looking for the short answer, our testing found that SpringWell is superior to Aquasure in design, durability, and maintenance.

🏠 Whole House Water Filtration Systems

SpringWell

SpringWell’s has a city water filter system in thee sizes:

ModelFlow Rate (GPM)# of Bathrooms
CF191-3
CF4124-6
CF+207+

SpringWell also has a well water filter in two sizes:

ModelFlow Rate (GPM)# of Bathrooms
WS1121-4
WS4204+

Aquasure has two main water filter systems for city water:

  • The Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System, in 600,000-gallon, 1,00,000,000-gallon, and 1,500,000-gallon capacities
  • The Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter With Sediment And Carbon, in 10-inch and 20-inch sizes

⚖️ Comparison Chart

SystemSpringWell CF1
SpringWell CF Series
 Fortitude Pro Series AS-FP1000
Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series
Springwell WS Whole House Well Water Filter
Springwell WS Series
Fortitude V Series 20 inch
Aquasure Fortitude V Series
Best forCity WaterCity WaterWell WaterCity Water
ProcessCatalytic Carbon + KDFActivated Carbon + KDFAIO + GreensandPleated Sediment + Carbon Block
# of bathroomsUp to 7+Up to 7+Up to 4+Up to 2+
Contaminants removed20+15+Iron, Hydrogen Sulfide, Manganese+10+
Testing/ Certfications
Flow Rate 9-20 GPM12 GPM+12–20 GPM10-12GPM
Filter Capacity1,000,000 gallons600K, 1M, 1.5M gallonsn/a100,000 gallons
WarrantyLifetime5 yearsLifetime1 year
Buying Options
Discounts
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💡 Media Comparison

SpringWell CF1

The SpringWell CF1 combines catalytic carbon and KDF media – two popular media options for tank-based filtration systems for city water. The media traps and adsorbs contaminants like chlorine, chloramine, herbicides, pesticides, and PFOAs. Upstream of the main tank, a sediment pre-filter traps contaminants larger than 5 microns, preventing them from damaging the filter media.

The CF1 has a 4-stage proprietary design that extends the contact time between water and the filter media. We were impressed with how thoroughly the system filtered our water, thanks to its anti-channeling technology.

Read the full review 👉 SpringWell CF Series Whole House Water Filter System Review

Springwell cf whole house water filter catalytic carbon and kds media

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System removes iron and similar contaminants with a natural, chemical-free process called air injection oxidation. AIO technology uses a media-based tank that contains an air pocket at the top.

Water is sent through the air pocket as soon as it enters the tank. This introduces oxygen into the water, converting contaminants like iron into a soluble form. Water then travels down through the tank, and the impurities are trapped in the media. Periodically, the system backwashes, removing the accumulated contaminants from the media.

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System comes with a 100-micron spin-down sediment filter that should be installed upstream of the main tank, preventing damage to the media.

Read the full review 👉 SpringWell WS Series Whole House Well Water Filter System Review

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

The Aquasure Pro Series uses a “mix media” that combines granular activated carbon (GAC) and KDF filtration to adsorb and trap contaminants like chlorine, chloramine, herbicides, pesticides, and VOCs.

The KDF media prevents the growth of bacteria, providing safely-filtered water for years. The media is further protected by a 30-micron pleated sediment filter, which traps large particles and prevents them from damaging the later filtration stages.

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Media

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter is a cartridge filter that comes in two sizes: 10-inch and 20-inch.

The system consists of a pleated sediment filter cartridge and a carbon block filter cartridge. There’s no new, untested technology here – pleated sediment and carbon block filters are two of the most reliable and commonly-used filters in whole-home cartridge-based systems.

The carbon block filter adsorbs contaminants like chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, and herbicides, while the sediment filter traps large particles of 30 microns or smaller in size.

🧫 What Contaminants Do They Remove?

SpringWell CF1

The SpringWell CF1 filtration system uses different filter media to target common city water supply contaminants:

  • The sediment filter targets clay, sand, and silt
  • The catalytic carbon media targets chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, herbicides, and VOCs
  • The KDF media targets chlorine and harmful chemicals

The CF1 is designed to thoroughly remove a small set of the most common drinking water contaminants, rather than target hundreds of contaminants.

Springwell cf1 contaminants removed

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System filters three common well water impurities:

  • Up to 8 PPM hydrogen sulfide
  • Up to 7 PPM iron
  • Up to 1 PPM manganese

If your water has an orange tinge and you have reddish stains in your toilet bowl and bathtub, or your water has a rotten egg smell, you’re dealing with the contaminants that the SpringWell Well Water Filter is designed to remove.

The SpringWell Water Filter’s 100-micron spin-down sediment filter removes another common well water contaminant: large particles of sediment.

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

The Aqusure Pro Series targets virtually the same contaminants as the CF1:

  • The sediment filter traps dirt, dust, rust, silt, and sand
  • The GAC and KDF media target chloramine, chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, taste, odor, and VOCs, and inhibit scale and bacteria growth

Like the SpringWell CF1, the Aquasure Pro Series isn’t designed to remove as many contaminants as possible. Instead, it removes the most common impurities in a city water supply.

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series removes a similar selection of city water impurities:

  • The sediment filter traps dust, rust, dirt, silt, and sand
  • The carbon block filter greatly reduces chlorine, chemicals, and impurities affecting water’s taste and odor

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series isn’t quite as capable as the Fortitude Pro Series, which removes more contaminants thanks to its KDF media.

Contaminansts removed by aquasure fortitude v series

🚦 Performance Comparison

SpringWell CF1

We were very pleased with the SpringWell CF1’s performance – and, in fact, the filtration system is one of the best whole house water filters we have tried to this date.

The CF1 targets all of the common impurities that are likely to affect the quality of your city water supply. It does this quickly, with a decent flow rate of 9 GPM, which shouldn’t affect your water pressure.

We noticed an improvement in the taste of our water after installing the CF1. The system removed virtually all chlorine, eliminating the chemical flavor and giving our water a fresher taste.

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System’s flow rates start at 12 GPM for the smallest system. That’s more than enough to maintain your current water flow, and our water pressure barely dropped at all after installing this system.

We were impressed with the SpringWell Well Water Filter System’s contaminant removal, too. Most air injection systems on the market are only effective in removing one contaminant, while the SpringWell system removes high levels of both iron and hydrogen sulfide, and low levels of manganese.

If you’re looking to address iron or manganese (or both) in your water, the SpringWell Well Water Filter System is the only system you need.

Springwell versus aquasure

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

Considering just how affordable the Aquasure Pro Series is, we were skeptical about the system’s performance. But we were pleasantly surprised with its ability to reduce a wide range of contaminants with virtually no impact on our water pressure.

The smallest system (for homes with 2-3 bathrooms) has a flow rate starting at 12 GPM, so you shouldn’t notice a decrease in water flow after installing this unit. Our water tasted better after we’d installed the Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series, although we didn’t see a complete elimination in chlorine taste.

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

Cartridge filters are known to have slow flow rates, so we were impressed by the Aquasure Fortitude V Series’ fast-flow sediment and carbon filter. The system is advertised to have a flow rate of 12 GPM, but we’d say it was closer to 10 GPM – still good for a cartridge-based system.

Our testing found that the V Series did its job and removed contaminants affecting water’s taste and odor. Our water tasted much cleaner, with no lingering chemical aftertaste, after installing this system. Being able to change each filter separately also meant that we could maintain our water quality more consistently.

💲 Models & Upfront Cost

SpringWell CF Systems

The CF systems start at just $1600 – a more affordable price than most whole house water filter systems. If value for money is your top priority, you won’t get better than the SpringWell CF models.

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter Systems are priced slightly higher than the average air injection oxidation system, costing around $4,000 to $5,000. Considering you get a guaranteed quality performance from a top brand, we think the price is fair – but probably still out of some people’s budgets.

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

The Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series is one of the most affordable whole house water filters we’ve seen, starting at just $900 for the 600,000-gallon model. Even the biggest 1,500,000-gallon model costs $1,200 – that’s the same price as the smallest SpringWell CF1.

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter comes in two sizes: a 10-inch system (costing around $250) and a 20-inch system (costing about $300). If you’ve been doing your research into whole-house cartridge filters, you’ll know that this is great value for money.

ModelCost
SpringWell CF1, 1-3 bathrooms$1643.00
SpringWell CF4, 4-6 bathrooms$2070.00
SpringWell CF+, 7+ bathrooms$3225.00
SpringWell Well Water Filter System 1-4 bathroom$4068.00
SpringWell Well Water Filter System 4+ bathroom$4998.00
Fortitude Pro Series As AS-FP600$899.99
Fortitude Pro Series As AS-FP1000$999.99
Fortitude Pro Series As AS-FP1500$1199.99
Aquasure Fortitude V Series 10 inch$249.99
Aquasure Fortitude V Series 20 inch$299.99

📆 Filter Lifespan & Replacement Costs

SpringWell CF1

The SpringWell CF media lasts for about a decade, with a lifespan of 1 million gallons. The sediment filter is the only part of the system that needs semi-regular maintenance – it has a lifespan of 6-9 months.

The CF replacement media is currently priced at around $335. Considering this is a payment you’ll only need to make once every 10 years, we think this is fair.

The SpringWell 1-inch sediment filter is about $80, and you’ll need to buy replacement filters up to twice per year.

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System uses a greensand media that lasts for 18-25 years. The system itself apparently lasts this long, too – so you shouldn’t have to perform maintenance at all during the system’s lifespan.

The spin-down sediment filter is self-cleaning, which is another maintenance bonus. It should last longer than a standard cartridge sediment filter; usually around 12-24 months. You can buy a new spin-down filter from SpringWell for around $100.

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

The Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series’ carbon and KDF media last for 8-10 years. Replacement media isn’t available to buy online. This probably means that you need to buy a completely new system when the media runs out – but contact Aquasure to be certain.

The sediment filter has a long lifespan of 12 months, as long as it’s washed out frequently. The filter costs about $28, which is a fair price for a sediment filter.

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series only has two filter cartridges to worry about: the sediment filter, which lasts up to 12 months, and the carbon block filter, which lasts up to 12 months. Note that the exact filter lifespan depends on whether you buy the 10-inch or 20-inch system – the 10-inch filters only last for 6 months.

The replacement 20-inch sediment filter costs around $28, and the replacement carbon block filter costs $40. A total annual cost of around $70 isn’t bad, but keep in mind that cartridge filters don’t always last as long as they’re advertised to – it depends on your water usage.

ModelConsumableCostReplacement Schedule
SpringWell CF1 (For City Water)Sediment filter$809 months
SpringWell CF1 (For City Water)Media$3355-10 years
SpringWell Well Water Filter SystemSpin-down filter$100 If it breaks
Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Sediment filter$281 year
Aquasure Fortitude V SeriesSediment filter$281 year
Aquasure Fortitude V SeriesCarbon filter$401 year

💬 Customer Reviews & Complaints

SpringWell CF1

Most customers were pleased with their improved water quality after installing the SpringWell CF1, and reviews for this while house filtration system are largely positive.

Customers mostly agreed that DIY installing the CF1 was easy enough, and one customer said that they’d started drinking tap water again after 30 years of bottled water, thanks to the improvements to their water quality. Customers were also pleased with the support they received from SpringWell.

Some customers said that installing the CF1 themselves was too difficult, and they had to arrange for a professional installation.

Springwell CF whole house filtration system

SpringWell Well Water Filter System

The SpringWell Well Water Filter System has also received mostly positive reviews from customers.

Reviewers agreed that the filter noticeably reduced the effects of iron and manganese in their water, including bad smells and staining. Customers agreed that this SpringWell system improved their well water’s clarity and quality.

Some customers complained that the filtration system performed backwashing cycles too frequently, which is common when treating poor-quality water supplies.

Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System

The Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series isn’t as widely reviewed as SpringWell’s filters, but customer feedback is largely positive. Customers agreed that the system is priced right for what it offers, and that the Aquasure sales and tech support team was helpful. Some reviewers shared reviews after using the system for several months, and said that they were impressed with the filtration results.

There are currently no negative reviews on the Aquasure website, which seems a little unusual to us – but some people said that installing the system was quite difficult.

Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter

The Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter has a more mixed range of reviews across various platforms.

Customers were pleased with the solid build of the system, and agreed that installation was “very easy”. Most customers said that the system was worth the money or “good value”.

A few reviewers had issues with leaking threads, and some were disappointed that the system couldn’t remove chloramine.

☑️ Pros and Cons

👍 SpringWell CF1 Pros

  • Filter media lasts for up to 10 years
  • Uses certified, long-lasting components
  • Doesn’t affect water pressure

👎 SpringWell CF1 Cons

  • Some customers found it difficult to install the system themselves

👍 SpringWell Well Water Filter System Pros

  • One of the most effective systems for removing iron and hydrogen sulfide
  • No maintenance required aside from replacing the sediment filter
  • Supported by a 6-month guarantee and lifetime warranty

👎 SpringWell Well Water Filter System Cons

  • Expensive

👍 Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System Pros

  • One of the most affordably priced whole home water filters
  • Media lasts for up to 10 years
  • Good technical support

👎 Aquasure Fortitude Pro Series Whole House Water Filter System Conss

  • The 2-year warranty could be better

👍 Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Affordable upfront cost and maintenance
  • Improves the taste of water

👎 Aquasure Fortitude V Series 2 Stage Whole House Water Filter Cons

  • Doesn’t remove chloramine

🚿 Water Softeners

SpringWell

SpringWell offers a single water softening system:

  • The SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System

Aquasure

Aquasure offers two water softener systems:

  • Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System, in 32,000-64,000 grains
  • Aquasure – Harmony Lite All-in-One Cabinet Style Water Softener

We’ll be reviewing the Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System in this guide, with this being the most popular Aquasure softener available, and the most similar system to the SpringWell SS.

⚖️ Comparison Chart

SystemSpringWell SS <br data-lazy-src=Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener
Aquasure Harmony Series
Whole House Water Softener
Aquasure Harmony Lite Cabinet Style Water Softener<br data-lazy-src=
ProcessIon ExchangeIon ExchangeIon Exchange
Grain Capacity32K, 48K, or 80K32K, 48K, 64K34K
Flow Rate Up to 20 GPMUp to 15 GPMUp to 15 GPM
Regen MethodMeteredMeteredMetered
WarrantyLifetime5 years (valve & electronics)
10 years ( tanks)
5 years
Buying Options
Discounts
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🚦 Performance Comparison

SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System

Our testing has found that the SpringWell SS Salt Based Water Softener System is one of the most capable, reliable, and durable water softeners available today – and that’s why it’s number one in our best water softeners review.

The SpringWell SS softens more than 99.9% of hard water with the traditional, effective ion exchange process. This water softening system almost completely eliminates water hardness minerals, and regenerates automatically based on water usage, cutting down on salt and water waste.

Read the full review 👉 SpringWell SS Ion Exchange Water Softener Review

Performance comparision of springwell ss and aquasure harmony series

Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System

The Aquasure Harmony Series is a decent water softening system for water that’s moderately hard to very hard. There are three models available: the AS-HS32D (32,000 grains), AS-HS48D (48,000 grains), and AS-HS64D (64,000 grains). We purchased the AS-HS32D for this review.

The AS-HS32D is a traditional two-tank salt-using water softener, consisting of a brine tank and a resin tank. The unit can remove up to 110 grains of hardness minerals, and can be used for both city and well water. If your water contains iron, the AS-HS32D can remove a small amount of this mineral (up to 2 PPM).

We were impressed with the system’s fast flow rate of up to 15 GPM – your water pressure shouldn’t be affected by this softener.

💲 Models & Upfront Cost

SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System

The SpringWell SS ranges in price from around $2,700 to around $3,500, and is available in three different sizes.

Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System

The Aquasure Harmony Series Softeners are priced from $900 to $1,380 depending on the system size (there are three to choose from).

ModelCost
SpringWell SS1, 1-3 bathrooms$2699.00
SpringWell SS4, 4-6 bathrooms$3199.00
SpringWell SS+, 7+ bathrooms$3550.00
Aquasure Harmony Series 32K$1279.97
Aquasure Harmony Series 48K$1379.97
Aquasure Harmony Series 64K$899.99
Aquasure Harmony Lite$459.99

📆 Resin Lifespan & Replacement Costs

SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System

The SpringWell SS has resin that lasts for around 8 years, which isn’t the best we’ve seen – some water softener resin lasts for up to 20 years. The system itself should last 15-20 years, though, or longer with good care. SpringWell doesn’t currently sell a replacement resin online, but you could buy resin from another manufacturer when a replacement is needed.

Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System

The AS-HS32D’s resin also has a lifespan of around 8 years, depending on your water usage and quality. Replacement resin costs $80 for a 16,000-grain bag – you’ll need to buy multiple bags depending on the capacity of your softener’s resin tank. The total spend is about $160-$320, which isn’t a bad price considering you only need to pay it once every 8 years.

ModelResin Replacement Cost
SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener SystemPrice unavailable
Aquasure Harmony Series Water Softener System$80/16K-grain bag

💬 Customer Reviews & Complaints

SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System

Customers mostly praised the performance of the SpringWell SS.

Most reviewers were pleased with their water softening system, and enjoyed the benefits of soft water instantly after installing the unit. Customers appreciated the convenience of using the optional Bluetooth app, and many customers said that installing the system was relatively easy.

Some reviewers complained that they’d had to make adaptions to the system to install it at their water line. The ease of installation depends on the complexity of your current plumbing system.

Springwell SS salt based ion exchange water softener new install

Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System

Customers were impressed with the “pro quality” of the Aquasure Harmony Water Softening System, given its affordable price. One customer noted that the softener dropped their 44-grain water hardness to less than 1 GPG.

Some customers complained that the user manual was lacking important information for the installation process. Others complained about leaking and issues with the quality of components.

☑️ Pros and Cons

👍 SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System Pros

  • Highly capable water softening system
  • Instantly provides soft water, greatly improving water quality
  • Tackles water hardness minerals with effective ion exchange process

👎 SpringWell Salt Based Water Softener System Cons

  • Some people will find it difficult to install the system themselves

👍 Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System Pros

  • Effectively tackles moderately hard to very hard water
  • Affordable price
  • Easy-to-use control valve

👎 Aquasure Harmony Series Whole House Water Softener System Cons

  • Some customers had issues with installation and poor-quality components

⚗️ Reverse Osmosis Systems

SpringWell

SpringWell offers one reverse osmosis system:

  • The SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

Aquasure

Aquasure offers a range of reverse osmosis systems:

  • Aquasure Premier Elite Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System w/ Electric Pump | AS-PR100E
  • Aquasure Premier Pro Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System w/ LED Faucet Indicator | AS-PR100P
  • Aquasure Premier Advanced + Alkaline Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System | AS-PR75AK
  • Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System 75 GPD | AS-PR75A

An easy way to confuse customers is to provide too many options, and we think that’s what Aquasure has done here. Essentially, though, you’re getting the same system – the Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System – and some of them come with extras, like an LED faucet indicator, an alkaline filter, or an electric pump.

We’ve reviewed the AS-PR75A, but keep in mind that you can buy this system with a few extras if needed.

⚖️ Comparison Chart

SystemSpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System
SpringWell
Reverse Osmosis System
Aquasure AS-PR75A Premier <br data-lazy-src=Aquasure AS-PR75AK<br data-lazy-src=Aquasure AS-PR100P Premier Pro RO System
Aquasure AS-PR100P Premier
Pro Reverse Osmosis System
Aquasure  AS-PR100E <br data-lazy-src=
Efficiency Ratio1/41/31/31/31/3
Stages of Filtration44444
Production Rate75 GPD75 GPD75 GPD100 GPD100 GPD
Testing/ CertificationsNSF CertifiedNSF CertifiedNSF CertifiedNSF Certified
TDS Reduction96.3% 99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
WarrantyLifetime1 year (limited)1 year (limited)1 year (limited)1 year (limited)
Buying Options

🧫 Contaminants Removed

SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

The SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System removes all salts, minerals, ions, sediment, and contaminants from drinking water.

Some of the impurities this system can remove are:

  • Chlorine
  • Chloramine
  • Lead
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury
  • Iron
  • Arsenic
  • Aluminum
  • Disinfection byproducts

We’d love to see a report or datasheet online that told us exactly what the SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System removes, and to what percentage, but this isn’t available at the moment.

Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A

The Aquasure AS-PR75A removes up to 99.9% of drinking water contaminants, including chlorine, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fluoride, and “thousands more”, according to Aquasure (again, there’s no datasheet available online to validate this claim).

Each stage of filtration targets a different set of contaminants:

  • The sediment filter targets dirt, dust, and rust
  • The 5-micron carbon block filter absorbs chlorine, VOCs, tastes, and odors
  • The RO membrane removes 99.9% of total dissolved solids
  • The post-carbon filter polishes water and adds sweetness

🚦 Efficiency Ratio & Performance

SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

The SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System offers the thorough performance you’d expect from a reverse osmosis system. In our testing, the unit greatly improved our water quality by decreasing our TDS. The combined performance of the sediment filter, a carbon filter, a semi-permeable membrane, and carbon post-filter removed the majority of contaminants from our water supply.

We can’t share efficiency ratio information for this system because it isn’t available online, but the user manual states that the efficiency rating of the membrane is 23.16%. This doesn’t explain how many gallons of water are wasted for every gallon produced.

We were pleased with the speed of filtration in this RO system. The unit can filter up to 75 gallons of water in a single day. It’s a traditional reverse osmosis design, with a storage tank that holds purified water and gives instant access to this water when the faucet is switched on. We were able to fill a glass of water in under 10 seconds after installing this unit.

Performance comparision of springwell ro system and aquasure as-pr75a

Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A

The Aquasure AS-PR75A is another impressively-performing reverse osmosis system. Our testing showed that the system completely removes impurities contributing to salinity, poor taste, and turbidity. The speed of filtration was good, too, and the unit provides 75-100 gallons of filtered water per day, depending on the size you buy. The storage tank ensures you always have instant access to purified water.

The water waste ratio of this system is 1:3, meaning that 3 gallons of water are wasted for every 1 gallon produced. This isn’t the best wastewater ratio available today – some systems have a 1:2 or even 1:1 ratio – so keep in mind that a lot of water will be wasted during filtered water production in the AS-PR75A.

💲 Models & Upfront Cost

SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

The SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System costs just under $500, which is a good price for an under-sink RO unit – especially given that SpringWell is a trusted brand with two decades of experience in the water treatment industry.

Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A

The Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems are priced from $270 to $530, depending on whether you choose to buy the system with add-ons. You’re getting a better deal with the Aquasure than with the SpringWell, but we don’t think you get the same quality.

ModelCost
SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System$442.23
Aquasure AS-PR75A Premier Advanced RO System$269.99
Aquasure AS-PR75AK Premier Advanced + Alkaline RO System$289.99
Aquasure AS-PR100E Premier Elite RO System$399.99
Aquasure AS-PR100P Premier Pro RO System$531.99

📆 Filter Capacity & Replacement Costs

SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

The SpringWell RO has several filter stages with different lifespans:

  • The sediment filter has a lifespan of up to 6 months and costs around $20
  • The carbon block filters last for about 6 months and cost around $30 each
  • The RO membrane has a 2-year lifespan and costs around $100

In total, the annual maintenance for the SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System is $160-$260 – on the lower end when the RO membrane doesn’t need to be replaced.

Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A

The Aquasure AS-PR75A also has several filter stages, each with its own expected lifespan:

  • The sediment filter lasts around 6 months
  • The carbon block filter has a 6-month lifespan
  • The RO membrane lasts up to 2 years
  • The post-carbon filter has a 6-month lifespan

A 4-pack of filters costs $100-$110, depending on whether you buy the 75 or 100 GPD filters.

ModelAnnual Filter & Media
Replacement Cost
SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System$160 - $260
Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis$100 - $110

💬 Customer Reviews & Complaints

SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System

Most customers were happy with the performance of the SpringWell RO drinking system, giving praise to the improved taste of their water supply and the system’s ease of installation.

One customer said that their 250 PPM tap water was improved in quality and taste after installing the SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System. Reviewers agreed that the customer service offered by SpringWell’s staff was helpful.

Some customers struggled to follow the “confusing” installation instructions in the user manual, and others said complained that the system made occasional “gurgling” sounds.

Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A

Customers reviewed the Aquasure AS-PR75A positively.

Most reviewers agreed that the system was easy enough to DIY install, and the small footprint of the unit didn’t take up too much under-sink space. Some customers measured their pH and TDS after installing the system and said that they were greatly reduced.

Installing the aquasure ro system

Again, finding negative reviews on the official Aquasure website is difficult, but on Amazon, some customers said that the system was a bit flimsy and had small leaking problems.

☑️ Pros and Cons

👍 SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System Pros

  • Traditional storage tank design prevents delays to water access
  • Greatly improves water taste and quality
  • Fairly priced for a system of its kind

👎 SpringWell Reverse Osmosis Drinking System Cons

  • Some customers struggled with installation

👍 Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A Pros

  • Affordable system
  • Easy to install
  • Greatly reduces TDS

👎 Aquasure Premier Advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System AS-PR75A Cons

  • Design could be sturdier

You might also like: Our list of the better RO systems worth your investment in this post.

🥇 Springwell vs Aquasure: Who is the Winner?

Although Aquasure is a promising brand, it just doesn’t have the same reputation as SpringWell. Our testing found that SpringWell’s water softening system, whole house filtration system, and reverse osmosis system fulfilled their intended purposes more effectively than Aquasure’s products.

When it comes to reliability, durability, and performance, SpringWell is a hit with customers – and we can see why. In our testing, we were pleased with the instant improvements to the quality of our water supply, with more noticeable results than Aquasure’s systems.

The Aquasure products are still capable, and they are cheaper, but their value for money doesn’t compare to SpringWell’s. Some customers also complained about quality issues with Aquasure’s systems. We noted that SpringWell’s products were better-quality, more durable, and more positively reviewed by customers on the whole.