Alpenforce Shower Head Reviews [Versatile ECO]

Key Features:
  • Relatively easy and simple to operate
  • Fitted with 3 different spray modes for flexible use
  • Removes most chlorine, heavy metals, and bacteria

Alpenforce Shower Head Reviews [Versatile ECO]

The AlpenForce shower head is a very effective filter suitable for removing chlorine, heavy metals, and heavy metals from your shower water.

As we all know, shower water like tap water can have heavy metals, water-soluble minerals, chlorine, and other chemicals that can cause issues to your skin, hair, and overall health in different ways.

That’s precisely the reason shower head filters were introduced.

These filters are able to so effectively get rid of various harmful elements from the shower water and even improve its quality by adding other beneficial elements or properties.

Today, we will share a comprehensive review of the AlpenForce shower head filter [Versatile ECO model] manufactured by AlpenForce, an American company based in Grapevine, Texas.

This showerhead filter utilizes several filtration media to remove contaminants from the water, including chlorine, bacteria, and heavy metals.

It works so effectively to purify the shower water and enhance its quality by softening it and making it slightly alkaline.

It also adds beneficial elements like negative ions, and vitamin C and E, all of which have positive effects on the hair, skin, and body.

The other special thing about it is that it offers a strong water pressure and three different spray modes, plus it significantly cuts down water consumption.

Installing and maintaining it is also simple.

In general, it’s more than a regular shower head, and as you continue reading, we’ll look at all of its pros and cons so that you get to know what it offers and what to expect.

Filtration Performance

The AlpenForce shower head handle features two chambers filled with a collection of mineral beads that include clay and tourmaline mineral pearls.

The clay, which sits in the lower chamber of the handle, comprises infra-red mineral and Vitamin C and E.

The tourmaline pearls in the upper chamber of the handle comprise tourmaline and amethyst.

These mineral stones eliminate chlorine and other contaminants that are damaging to the skin and hair.

They also have antibacterial, softening, and PH-neutral effects.

When the water enters the shower head, it first goes through the clay beads in the lower chamber, where residual chlorine and heavy metals get removed.

They filter out lead, chromium, and other common heavy metals and help kill bacteria present in the water.

The stones also release infra-red radiations in the water, which have healing and detoxifying effects on the body. They help improve skin health and metabolic functions, as well as increase blood oxygen capacity.

These stones are able to soften the water too.

They trap a substantial amount of the lime often found in hard water, making the water feel softer and preventing scale buildup in the shower head itself and the bathroom walls.

Moreover, they infuse the water with Vitamin C and E. Vitamin C, in particular, helps further remove all the remaining chlorine in the water, which is especially damaging to the skin and hair.

Together with the Vitamin E, it also rejuvenates the skin by boosting collagen production, which helps reduce skin dryness and as well increase its firmness.

They equally reduce scalp irritation and improve hair health, making it stronger and smoother.

From the clay, the shower water enters the second filtration chamber, where it goes through the tourmaline stones. Here, residual heavy metals present in the water are removed.

The stones also adjust the pH of the water, increasing it to a slightly alkaline level, which is healthier for the body.

They also produce negative ions, which are equally quite beneficial as they help increase oxygen concentration in the blood and as well boost the immune system.

The tourmaline and amethyst also lead to silky hair and clear, less oily skin.

In general, the AlpenForce Versatile ECO showerhead offers a very effective water purification process that delivers clean water which is free of chlorine, heavy metals, and bacteria.

It will protect you from all these harmful contaminants, which are the most common in municipal water and tend to have a negative effect on the skin, hair, and the entire body.

The feedback from users is overwhelmingly positive. Many reported that the water becomes noticeably cleaner, softer, and feels pretty gentle on your skin.

They mentioned that it lathers easily, and the residue/scale often left on tiles and shower walls are significantly reduced after using the shower head for just a few months.

Users also reported noticing their skin and hair getting better and healthier over time.

The skin becomes softer and less itchy and dry – it has a healthy glow and looks firm.

The hair, on the other hand, is softer too and much stronger. It becomes shiny and less frizzy.

So, beyond just purifying the water, the natural stones of the AlpenForce Versatile shower head are able to rejuvenate the skin and hair, making the unit ideal for those having skin and hair problems due to the poor quality of their water.

Moreover, it will eliminate the unpleasant smell in your bathroom that’s often caused by chlorine and other chemicals in the shower water.

Using the Shower Head

There are no complicated functions that make using this AlpenForce Versatile ECO showerhead confusing or difficult.

It’s a simple unit that just attaches to a hose to allow you to use it as a handheld shower head, and if you have a shower head holder/cradle, you can set and use it as a regular fixed shower head.

One of its major highlights, though, is the excellent shower pressure it provides.

The spray plate has 140 micro-holes that are cut with a precision laser.

These tiny holes drastically increase the pressure of shower water – it shoots through them at high speed.

They work much like a garden hose, where the smaller the nozzle, the higher the pressure.

Therefore, as your low-pressure water flows through the shower head, it’s forced through the super tiny holes, and as such, its pressure increases drastically, causing it to come out of the spray plate at high speed.

The unit is able to increase the shower water pressure by up to 200%, which is simply fantastic because it allows you to get your entire body properly cleaned. It’s also slightly atomized, so the water spray feels very soothing when showering – it almost feels like a tropical rain shower.

The best part is that it offers three spray modes, whereas most showerhead filters only have a single spray setting (full spray). You can choose rainfall, jet, or massage mode.

The rainfall mode (also known as the relaxed mode) is equivalent to the tropical drizzle/rain shower.

The water comes out of the outer ring only, which with sufficient pressure, feels super gentle and very pleasant on the skin – it leaves you with a wonderfully refreshing feeling.

The jet mode (known as the spa mode) is basically a powerful jet of water that comes out of only the middle ring.

It clears all the shampoo residues in the hair. It’s powerful but still gentle on the skin, making it great for relieving tension, especially around the shoulders and neck.

The massage/mixed-mode combines both rainfall and jet modes as the water comes out of both the outer and inner rings.

It’s suitable for daily showering and relieving the stresses of the day or aching muscles after exercising.

Only a few shower head filters offer such versatile spray settings that allow you to customize your shower experience depending on your preference or needs.

Changing between the three settings is also very simple.

There’s a switch just behind the spray plate that easily slides from one setting to another – it isn’t stuff that you need great force to move it.

Many users liked this AlpenForce shower head, too, for the fact that it provides a strong shower pressure without really using a lot of water.

Due to the super tiny micro-holes of the spray plate, less water flows out per second, and there’s also less dripping.

The flow rate is actually decreased to about 1.5 gallons per minute, despite the high pressure.

This helps cut down your water consumption by up to 30%, plus the high pressure means you get to shower faster, further reducing the amount of water used compared to when the water pressure is low.

Installation

Installing the AlpenForce Versatile ECO is very easy, and it doesn’t really require any tools other than maybe an adjustable wrench.

To set it up, you first remove your old handheld shower head by unscrewing it from the hose by hand or using the adjustable wrench.

You then clean the threads of your shower hose by removing any old Teflon tape and wiping them off with a clean rag or an old toothbrush, which is more effective as it can get right in between the grooves of the threads and remove any built-up rust and grime.

From there, you tape the threads of the AlpenForce shower head using the provided Teflon tape, applying around two to three turns in a clockwise direction.

You have to make sure you wrap the tape tightly so that it’s embedded in the threads properly and won’t come undone when screwing on the hose.

Once that’s set, you attach the AlpenForce showerhead onto your shower hose and then twist it clockwise using your hand in order to secure it into place.

Using the adjustable wrench, you tighten the shower head onto the hose, ensuring that you do not over-tighten it.

With everything set, you turn on the water and the shower and check to see if any leaks are coming from the connection point.

That’s all you need to do to set up this shower head.

It’s a straightforward process that takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

The package comes with only the showerhead and the Teflon tape – no shower hose or adapter/bracket is included.

They are sold separately. However, the shower head has a universal connector that can fit any standard hose and adapter, so you can use your old shower hose and adapter.

If you don’t have a holder attachment, then you’ll need to get one since it’s not included either. The minerals beads are provided with the showerhead, though.

Maintenance

The only maintenance you’ll need to do is change the filtering beads, which you won’t be doing frequently.

On average, the beads can last about 6 to 8 months in a house of around three people who take a single shower in a day.

The process of replacing the beads isn’t challenging as it’s just a matter of opening the lower and upper chambers of the showerhead handle to access and remove the used beads and then replacing them with new ones. It’s a process that won’t take more than 3 minutes.

Both chambers are transparent to allow you to view the beads so that you get to know when it’s time to replace them since there’s no indicator.

The pearls in the shower head handle turn slightly gray when they get exhausted and require changing, while those in the upper chamber thin out when they get depleted, indicating it’s time to change them.

Unlike numerous shower heads, the tiny holes on the spray plate of this AlpenForce Versatile ECO shower head don’t get clogged by the lime in the water.

Therefore, it never stops functioning because of limescale, even when the water is extremely hard.

Build Quality and Design

This unit is made of dense plastic, whereas its spray plate and the connector that attaches the top part of the showerhead to the handle are made of metal.

Almost every user mentioned that the entire unit is quite durable and can even withstand a drop from a height of about 1.5 meters.

It’s very light and handy too. It weighs about 0.5 pounds, so it doesn’t cause any fatigue as a handheld showerhead. It’s also not bulky. It fits in the hand very well, and it’s comfortable to hold.

The design is pretty simple, but the transparent plastic material, which showcases the colored mineral stones, makes it look stylish and will no doubt fit in with the other bathroom fixtures.

Alpenforce Shower Head Reviews Final Remarks

Overall, this is a very effective shower head filter suitable for removing chlorine, heavy metals, and heavy metals from your shower water.

It’s a great option, too, if you are looking to soften your shower water and improve the health of your skin and hair, especially if you are struggling with dry skin, itchy scalp, and frizzy hair.

If you also want a showerhead filter that can help boost your shower water pressure or reduce your water usage, this would also be suitable.

It comes with a 1-year warranty, plus a 30-day money-back guarantee. However, you can only purchase it from the company’s official website.

Things we like

  • Relatively easy and simple to operate
  • Fitted with 3 different spray modes for flexible use
  • Removes most chlorine, heavy metals, and bacteria
  • Save water consumption with 1.5 GPM water flow
  • Both installation and maintenance are hassle-free
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee

Things we don't like

  • Plastic material might not be as sturdy as some other devices
  • Requires separate purchase of shower hose and adaptor/bracket

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