Aecodune Shower Head Water Filter Review
The Aecodune Shower Head Water Filter features a five-step water filtration process that consists of calcium sulfite, Zeolite, Maifan stone, Tourmaline, and Vitamin C aroma blocks.
The water that you shower with impacts the beauty of your skin, hair, and nails to a great extent. Having known this crucial fact, it is only necessary that you take the right measures to ensure that each shower session is a dip in clean, refreshing, and nourishing water that leaves your body cleaner and healthier.
Having the right shower head filter is the first step towards making your shower water clean and improving its quality. Most of the harm we cause to our skin when showering is due to contaminants in our water supply, and we can easily get rid of them by installing a showerhead filter.
But, what are those exceptional features that you need to look for when it comes to picking the right shower head filter for your bathroom? To answer that, we will look at one of the best options in the market, the Aecodune Premium Shower Head filter.
This is a very effective shower head filter that offers a comprehensive water treatment solution consisting of multiple filtration media that gets rid of contaminants and does so well to significantly improve the quality of the water. It comes with a Vitamin C block filter and different ceramic stones that add beneficial properties to the water, which in turn help improve the health of our skin and hair.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at this impressive showerhead filter and share our view about its performance and the benefits it offers. We’ll also highlight some of its setbacks so that you can have an idea of what to expect should you consider getting it. Let’s start right away.
The Aecodune Premium Shower Head filter features a five-step water filtration process that consists of calcium sulfite, Zeolite, Maifan stone, Tourmaline, and Vitamin C aroma blocks.
These five stages make up a comprehensive water treatment system that removes a broad range of contaminants from the shower water and also enhances its quality by giving it certain beneficial properties. It increases the pH of the water, adds essential minerals, and generally improves it to promote healthy skin and hair.
The calcium sulfite (the little white pebbles in the handle) works to remove chlorine from the water. It’s a highly effective filtration media and eliminates more than 99% of chlorine content in the water. It’s able to remove chlorine at high temperatures, which means you can use the Aecodune Premium Shower Head filter with cold and hot water.
Calcium sulfite also effectively removes chloramine and heavy metals like aluminum, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Moreover, it clears out unpleasant smells in the shower water and as well helps promote skin elasticity.
Zeolite (the small black stones) are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals that further help remove contaminants from the shower water. They remove fluoride, ammonia, and most of the remaining heavy metals, including lead, aluminum, mercury, tin, and cadmium. They equally remove free radicals in the water and retain beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium, which help balance the pH.
The maifan stones (orange in color) are also contained in the handle of the showerhead, and they help remineralize the water by adding trace amounts of beneficial minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, calcium, sodium, and over 20 other kinds of trace elements.
These amazing stones also activate the water, increase its pH alkalinity, improve ion exchange, and increase the oxygen concentration to improve the water’s biological activity. They equally help to inhibit mold and bacterial growth within the filter system.
The fourth element is tourmaline which sits just above the mineral blend in the handle of the showerhead. These stones promote stronger mineral and vitamin synthesis, thereby helping boost the overall absorption of the beneficial nutrients contained in the water.
The tourmaline stones also help to further make the water alkaline, and they produce negative ions, which are quite beneficial – they help increase oxygen content in the blood as well as boost the immune system. The stones equally filter out airborne pollutants such as dust and pet dander.
Before the water touches your skin, it goes through the yellow Vitamin C aroma block, the final filter media situated in the showerhead itself. It serves a myriad of purposes, including filtering out any chlorine and chloramine remnants in the water and promoting healthier hair and skin.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) released into the water helps boost collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dry skin. It generally rejuvenates the skin, increasing its firmness while giving it a healthy glow and a more youthful appearance. Moreover, collagen helps improve your hair’s health and structure, making it grow faster, stronger, and look better. It does as well make the nails stronger and healthier.
The Vitamin C block also infuses the shower water with natural lemon oils. It also releases refreshing scents that, together with the lemon oil, have an aromatherapy effect that helps you feel relaxed and invigorated, thereby reducing fatigue, stress, anxiety, and even insomnia.
In general, the filtration performance of the Aecodune Premium Shower Head filter is very impressive. It clears all the chlorine, chloramine, heavy metals, and other common contaminants present in shower water. The best part is that it improves the water quality, beyond just removing contaminants, making it much healthier for the skin, hair, and generally, the whole body.
Users across the board were really pleased with the filter. They mentioned that the water leaves their skin and hair feeling so soft and smooth. Many also liked the natural fragrance given off by the Vitamin C block, plus the manufacturer has included additional rose and jasmine-scented cartridges, which users mentioned that they equally smell very good.
Using the Shower Filter
This Aecodune Premium shower filter is quite easy to use. It has an ergonomic shape that allows its neck to fit perfectly into the hand. It’s comfortable to hold and not that heavy (weight around 1 pound), hence it’s not likely to cause fatigue when using it.
You can use the showerhead holder/cradle to set it in a fixed position if you don’t want to use it as a handheld showerhead. The handle is pretty long, such that it sets the showerhead high enough to create sufficient headroom to accommodate tall people.
The water pressure is great. The sprayer plate features fine and tapered micro-perforations that are almost cone-shaped – they are large on the inside and narrow on the outside of the plate (they narrow towards the outside). This design helps boost the water as it flows out of the showerhead. It’s able to increase the normal water pressure by up to 200%.
Many users reported that their shower water pressure significantly increased after installing the unit, plus the jets are very soft. It comes out like a spray, which many found both relaxing and massaging. The only downside is that you can’t adjust the strength of the jets because it’s just one setting, which is full spray – you can only adjust the strength by opening either your taps or your mixer.
On the upside, though, the fine and tapered micro-perforations of the spray plate help enhance the efficiency of the unit as it cuts down water wastage by preventing drippings around the plate when the water flows out. They cut down water consumption by up to 40%.
Setting up the Aecodune Premium shower filter is simple and requires no special skill or tools to do it. The package includes just the handheld showerhead. There’s no hose or any kind of brackets included, so you have to attach it to your existing shower hose or buy a new one if you don’t have one already.
The showerhead is designed to fit any standard shower hose, and the installation instructions are included in the package. They are very clear and take you through the whole process, which is pretty straightforward. With the shower hose connected to your shower arm or previous showerhead bracket, you just screw the unattached end of the hose to the handle of the Aecodune Premium showerhead, and you are done. The whole process takes not more than 5 minutes.
The Vitamin C block is not installed in the showerhead. So, you’ll have to set it first before attaching the showerhead to the hose, which is also a simple process. You just unscrew the silver cover ring and remove it along with the spray plate. From there, you set the Vitamin C block and screw in the silver cover ring together with the spray plate.
There’s an “Open” sticker on the block that you have to remove to allow it to release the fragrance. The hole has to face the filter beads in the neck of the showerhead while the teeth go towards the outside.
The scent can be discreet at first, or even take a few showers before you can smell it. However, if it is still mild even after a few showers, you can enlarge the hole with a needle or nail – this will make the fragrance strong. The showerhead seemed to work just fine after the installation, as there were hardly any cases of leaks.
You’ll have little to do when it comes to maintenance. Unlike most other showerhead filters, the filter media of the Aecodune Premium have a long lifespan. They can work effectively for up to 9 to 10 months (with moderate daily use and fairly clean water) before requiring replacement. Most Vitamin C filters tend to last for only 3 to 4 months.
There’s no filter life indicator to alert you when it’s time to change them. Fortunately, from the showerhead to the handle, the whole unit is see-through, so you’ll get to see when the Vitamin C block wears out.
Apart from replacing the filter media, the unit will require regular cleaning to keep it working optimally. One of the parts that will need great attention is the spray plate. Several users reported that the jets start to go astray after using the unit for a few months, and this happens when the fine micro-perforations of the spray plate get blocked.
The manufacturer recommends cleaning the plate every month using a brush and then leaving it to soak in white household vinegar for around 30 minutes. Doing so will help clear fine holes and allow the water to flow out smoothly.
The design of the Aecodune Premium showerhead filter is not only aesthetically appealing but also ergonomic. Measuring 9 x 4 x 3.15 inches and weighing just around 1 pound, it’s a fairly compact and lightweight unit, and the handle is soft with a solid grip that’s comfortable and easy to hold while taking a shower.
Compared to other competing products in the market, it is a suitable fit for both adults and kids. Even for kids who are just learning to take baths on their own or learning how to wash their pets – it presents no challenges while using it.
The entire unit is also solidly built. It’s made using a thick ABS plastic that feels strong and is not likely to break quickly. The silver cover ring is durable too and does well to accentuate the overall transparent design of the unit, which displays the yellow Vitamin C block and differently-colored ceramic stones, all of which make it look beautiful and very attractive.
The Aecodune Premium showerhead filter offers a great combination of filter media that effectively clear out almost all the common contaminants present in shower water, including chlorine, chloramine, fluoride, and heavy metals.
The best part is that it does more than just removing contaminants. It increases the pH of the water and enhances its quality by adding healthy minerals and other beneficial properties. It’s a great option for those looking for a showerhead filter that’s capable of cleaning the water and improving the health of their skin and hair.
The Vitamin C block releases a nice fragrance that has an aromatherapy effect, which also makes the Aecodune an ideal choice if you are struggling with a foul bathroom smell. It will help clear out any unpleasant odor and leave your bathroom smelling clean and fresh.
We couldn’t find any information about the warranty, but Aecodune offers great customer support, and you can reach them via the company’s website should you have any questions or need assistance.
Things we like
- Designed with an eco-friendly and nice package
- Delivers pure water through a 5-stage filtration
- No hassle installation with the clear instruction
- Features an ergonomic handle for comfortable use
- Reasonable price and responsive customer service
- Relieve fatigue with the refreshing scents of vitamin C blocks
Things we don't like
- May leak if the connectors are not tightened properly
- The scents may disappear after a period of use