5 Best Water Filtration Products For Dog Owners


Snuggling In Bed With Dog(If it’s late August, the so called ‘dog days’ of summer are officially upon us.  In today’s case, though, this is meant to be taken literally – as August 26th is officially recognized as National Dog Day.

For more than ten years, dog owners and lovers have used today to celebrate all the good that dogs bring into our lives every day, while also recognizing the need to bring comfort to those that live in our homes, while also rescuing so many more that are at risk.

Today, we celebrate National Dog Day with the post below, originally published earlier this year.  This post is both a great list of gifts to give your four-legged family member today, or a great wish list to hang onto as we get closer to the holidays.  All products are guaranteed to bring that pooch of yours just a little bit more comfort.

If you are able, we also encourage you to make a donation in your dog’s name to the organization of your choice that helps at-risk dogs, including the Animal Humane Society or ASPCA, or smaller organizations like the Police K9 INvest Project, a non-profit that raises funds to buy bulletproof vests for police dogs.  Feel free to share your favorite organization in the comments below!)

As we approach the weekend, dog owners everywhere rejoice just a bit.  Rather than forcing ourselves out of a warm bed where our pup is ready and willing to snuggle, we can allow ourselves to remain in furball heaven for hours.  This is followed by a leisurely day of playing, eating and sleeping – and not necessarily in that order.

With the love that we have for our dogs, it’s no wonder that there are so many products available now specifically designed to ensure your dog always has easy access to the cleanest drinking water possible.

At DiscountFilterStore.com, we’re big time advocates for keeping your dog as healthy and hydrated as possible.  Fortunately, the same type of water filtration products that keep you and your two-legged family members hydrated with clean water are just as useful when caring for your dog.

Five water filtration products we recommend for dog owners appear below:

ZD-010 ZeroWater Water Pitcher1. ZeroWater Pitcher – Any guess on why dogs seems so insistent on drinking toilet water?  Many dogs would prefer filtered water free of chemicals commonly used to clean tap water, including chlorine, that can impact the taste and smell of water.  This is just one of the reasons that a ZeroWater filtered water pitcher, like the one shown to the left is a perfect water filtration solution for dog owners.

This pitcher will remove virtually all chlorine and sediment that can lead to a finicky yet healthy dog turning up its nose at your tap water in favor of more questionable sources, while also reducing sediments and minerals that can compromise an older dog’s immune system.  Better yet, this pitcher is great for humans, too!

Sprit HR5-WH Shower Filter2. Handheld Shower Filter System – Chlorine in shower water can cause a whole host of issues, from dry skin to split ends.  This is why we recommend a good shower filter for nearly all of our human customers.  But a good shower filter is just as important for your dog.  After all, that chlorine can have just as itchy an impact on his or her skin and fur as it does on your skin and hair.

Of course, since most dogs seems to hate bath time – yet ironically love water – we would recommend the handheld shower filter, like the one pictured to the left, to make bath time a little bit more manageable.

Instapure F8 Faucet Filter3. Instapure Faucet Filter – Let’s move back into the kitchen.  When it comes to the source of your dog’s drinking water, most critical is ensuring that what you are pouring is as clean as possible, whether this means pouring from a filtered water pitcher or pouring from your tap.

The Instapure faucet filter system pictured helps reduce up to 99% of more than a dozen contaminants, including chlorine, mercury, lead and more.  Installing this faucet filter will help ensure that whether you are pouring a glass for yourself or a bowl for your furry friend, your drinking water will be virtually free of some of the more nasty contaminants.

Katadyn Personal Water Purifier Bottle4. Katadyn Personal Water Purifier Bottle – Mike Sagman at DogFoodAdvisor has a great post where he describes water as the most ‘neglected of all canine nutrients.’  Quite simply, drinking water must be provided for a dog on-demand, in large part because canines pass through much water through their system and lose so much moisture through the panting that is akin to a human sweating.  Sagman also very rightly points out that tainted or contaminated water poses the very real risk of intestinal disease.

Some of the more challenging situations when it comes to keeping your dog hydrated with the cleanest water possible come when you’re on the road or in the great outdoors.  For either situation, we would recommend hydrating your pal with the Katadyn water purifier bottle to the left.  This bottle is currently the only EPA registered sports bottle with complete multi-stage anti-microbial protection that is designed to reduce more than 99% of bacteria and viruses.

Tier1 Green Funbottle5. DiscountFilterStore.com Funbottles – Here’s a secret about dogs.  They like to chew.  Here’s a secret about water bottles.  Sometimes, quite frankly, they can be a bit of a pain to lug on short trips to the dog park or the beach.

Our funbottles are light and easy to bring just about anywhere after filling up with clean drinking water from your home.  And at just about $3 per funbottle, your dog is free to destroy this bottle all he or she likes without breaking your bank!

What other water filtration products have you found useful for keeping your dog hydrated?

We encourage you to share via a comment below.

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Celebrating 10,000 Live Online Chats With Our Air & Water Filter Customers!


DiscountFilterStore.com Customer Service Rep Helps 10,000 CustomersThis week marked a huge milestone for one of our Customer Service team members, in addition to our air and water filter customers, that I just have to share with you.

At about the mid-week point, Heidi, pictured to the left – hit the mark for 10,000 live online chats with our customers!

Obviously, this is a huge personal accomplishment for a very dedicated team member, but it’s truly something much more.  It’s a sign of our commitment to providing you with easy access to air and water quality experts, when you need them.  It’s proof positive that when you enter your question into that live chat box at our online store, your question isn’t being routed to goodness-knows-where, or simply getting lost in no man’s land.  And finally, it’s a symbol that we’re never too busy to help walk customers like you through questions either large or small.

When congratulating Heidi yesterday, she shared that not only did she hit her 10,000 mark, but she also successfully completed 60 live online chats with our customers in under two hours!

10,000 Online Customer Chats At DiscountFilterStore.comEverything about today’s announcement makes me well up with pride, both in our team and in the loyalty of thousands of customers who trust us to be their air and water filters provider.  And, of course, to answer their questions quickly whenever an issue arises.

I thank you on behalf of everyone on our team for allowing us the opportunity to serve you, and I hope that if you do find yourself on the phone or in a live chat with Heidi, you’ll join me in extending a heartfelt congratulations!

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Tackle Thirst & Dehydration By Adding ZeroWater Filters To Your Tailgating Gear


Tackle Thirst & DehydrationThis past week and weekend was the kickoff of the NFL Pre-Season, an exciting four-week period where we spend our time arguing, jumping to conclusions and preparing mentally for the season ahead.

For many of us, this means that we lock down all of our tailgating gear so it’s ready to go every Sunday morning, afternoon, or evening – depending on the schedule that weekend.  Fortunately, our online store has just expanded its line of ZeroWater filters, perhaps the most powerful filtration products in the field today.

Here’s why ZeroWater filtration products, including water filter pitchers and filtered tumblers, need to be a part of your tailgating gear.  All products mentioned below may be found by visiting the ZeroWater category at our online store:

Runs Your Water Through Five Complex Filtration Stages
There’s only a handful of tailgating opportunities all year.  Why go half-way, whether that means the size of your RV or the spiciness of your wings?  Well, we feel the same way about keeping you hydrated.

All ZeroWater products, including pitchers and tumblers, run your water through five powerful filtration stages using activated carbon, ion exchange and more.  In the video posted below, you’ll even see ZeroWater filters taking the color out of red wine!  Bottom-line, if your drinking water needs to be powerful enough to stand up to a day of tailgating, it better run through a ZeroWater filter first.

Kick Out Unpleasant Taste & Odors
It’s one thing to filter drinking water, but sometimes, quite another to make sure that water still tastes great.  Fortunately, the use of high-powered activated carbon in ZeroWater filters will reduce virtually all unpleasant taste and odor, leaving you with the cleanest tasting drinking water imaginable.  In other words, ZeroWater products are heavy hitting filtration systems at a low-impact prices.  When it’s time to switch to a safer beverage on game day, you’ll be glad to have ZeroWater on-hand.

Block Nearly All Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) From Your Drinking Water
ZeroWater filters will block 99.99% of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) ranging from lead, to pharmaceuticals to fluoride.  ZeroWater can both make this claim and back it up – again and again.

ZeroWater Filtered Water Pitcher & Tumbler (ZB-626)Pass All Tests For Performance Enhancing Chemicals
BPA, or Bisphenol A, is an industrial epoxy that has been used in the production of plastic since the 60s.  While it can make plastic stronger, some research has shown that BPA (especially BPA used in plastic water bottles) can seep into beverages.  Over-exposure to this chemical, per the Mayo Clinic, can result possible health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.

Unlike plastic water bottles or other types of portable drinking water containers, ZeroWater filtration products contain no performance enhancing BPA.

Build Your Ordinary Water Into A Championship Caliber Beverage
Every new season brings with it the promise that – if nothing else – you’ll see something remarkable you’ve never seen before.  (Think: our own Adrian Peterson coming 8 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s rushing record just one year recovered from a torn ACL and MCL.)

Similarly, the taste of drinking water filtered through a ZeroWater product will taste unlike any water you’ve ever had before.  If you don’t have the ability to enjoy this beverage all throughout the season, your tailgating experiences will simply not be built up to be all they can be.

If you need help getting the right ZeroWater filtration products to prepare for tailgating all throughout the NFL season, visit our online store or call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.  If you are a current ZeroWater user, I also invite you to leave your thoughts via a comment below.

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8 Heavy Hitting Filtration Systems That Will Knock The Impurities Out Of Your Water


Minnesota Twin Brian Dozier In Home Run Derby
Brian Dozier, Second Baseman For Our Minnesota Twins, Will Be Competing In Tonight’s Home Run Derby

Tonight, baseball fans will tune into the 2014 Home Run Derby, part of the All-Star Game festivities happening just down the road from our Bloomington, Minnesota headquarters.  In this time-honored tradition, eight sluggers enter a three-round competition to see who can knock the most balls out of the park.

Just as Major League Baseball showcases eight of its heaviest hitters tonight, we’d like to take the opportunity to do the same, by offering you a quick look at eight of the most powerful water filtration systems and housings we are proud to offer.

Each of these water filtration systems or housings are ideal for those seeking a way to hit contaminants and impurities hard, knocking them as far out of their water as possible.

If after reading this post, you decide that one of the systems or housings below are right for you, please note that some additional parts and accessories may be required for proper installation and set-up.  Please feel free to connect with our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458 if you have any questions regarding all of the components you will need.

BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System1. BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System  – Also referred to as the ‘Triple Big Blue,’ this system will filter the water used throughout your entire home using three separate cartridges.  Triple filtration power makes this system ideal for use with water heavy in both sediment and unpleasant tastes or odors.  Best yet, this system comes completely pre-assembled, making installation quick and easy.

4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter2. 4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter – Providing a flow rate of 5 gallons every minute, this system will help ensure dirt, sand and rust particles 40 micron or larger are captured before making it into the water in your home.  Better yet, this system comes complete with a filtration media pack that can go years before it needs to be replaced.

Pentek ST-1 Filter Housing3. ST-1 Pentek Water Filtration System Housing – Another offering from Pentek, this housing is made from stainless steel and is ideal for use in high temperature and high pressure applications.  This housing is just as comfortable in commercial settings, including restaurants and spas, as it will be in your home.

SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System

4. SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System – This is a great system that comes complete with Filter-Ag Plus, a unique and eco-friendly filtration media capable of reducing sediment particles as small as three micron at a flow rate of up to 15 gallons per minute.  Better yet, this system is covered by a 5-year manufacturer warranty.

W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System5. W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System – This affordably priced water filtration system from Doulton features a reusable ceramic filter cartridge, capable of reducing 99.99% of lead, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli and more.  Ideal for homeowners and renters living in areas with questionable water quality or contamination issues.

IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System6. IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System – A UV disinfection system ideally suited for residential use – both in terms of price and in regards to the impurities it helps to reduce (ie this disinfection system will also reduce both sediment and chlorine taste from your water.)  Because they so effectively kill-off virtually all microbes they encounter, UV disinfection systems like this model are ideal for use in any home or business that relies on well water.

W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing7. W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing - Built from durable food grade plastic, this reasonably priced housing will fit any ceramic water candle from Doulton, all of which are designed to reduce more than 99% of harmful pathogens from your water.  This housing even comes complete with Built-In Push Fit Connections, making installation virtually trouble-free!

RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filter System

8. RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filtration System – Finally, we reach the gold standard in terms of heavy hitting water filtration systems – the reverse osmosis.  This tankless model from Hydrologic is powerful enough for light industrial applications and compact enough to fit beneath your kitchen sink.  Just as impressive, this system will reduce virtually all contaminants and impurities from up to 1500 gallons of water daily, or about 50 times the output of competing reverse osmosis systems.  Made in the USA!

All water filtration systems above ship FREE – and if ordered by 4pm CST – ship same business day.

If you have first-hand experience with either of the water filtration systems above, or other types of hard hitting systems, we’d love to hear what you think.  I invite you to leave a comment below.

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American-Made Tier1 Air Filters Are A Breath of Fresh Air!


Tier1 Air Filters - American Made[Find the air filter you need, and take 20% off, through Monday, July 7th, by using the discount code Air21 at checkout.

For help finding the air filter you need, visit our Air Filter Finder, read our Air Filters Buying Guide, or call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.]

Buying American can be easier said than done.  Despite our best efforts to keep money close, sometimes, we just can’t find a domestically made version of that product we most desperately need. Continue reading

Tired Of The Refrigerator Water Filters Bait & Switch?


Your Lane Should Be Shady - Not Your Water Filters Provider
Your Lane Should Be Shady…Not Your Refrigerator Water Filters Provider

[Through midnight on Monday, June 23rd, get FREE shipping on all orders – including orders containing the refrigerator water filters below – by using the code ‘June1’ at check out.]

Earlier this week, we shared information that is probably not incredibly surprising to anyone that has ever purchased refrigerator water filters online: It’s just a little bit cutthroat out there. Continue reading

Stop Getting Overcharged For Refrigerator Water Filters At Lowe’s & The Home Depot


Why Pay More For Refrigerator Water Filters At Home Depot[Through midnight on Monday, June 23rd get FREE shipping on all orders – including orders containing the refrigerator water filters below – by using the code ‘June1’ at check-out.]

Every day, and this is meant to be taken literally, our team is out there on your behalf analyzing refrigerator water filters prices offered by our competitors.  Just between us, it’s a little bit cutthroat out there.

Fortunately, with every search we do, we find that our prices typically match or beat those offered by our bigger competitors, whether online or brick & mortar.  And in the instances where we somehow aren’t the lowest, we’re happy to offer you a price match as part of our No Worries Guarantee. Continue reading

5 Ways Dirty Water Can Deflate Your Summer Plans


Dirty or Chlorinated Water Can Impact PlantsSchool buses are boarding up.

Birds are chirping as early as 4am.

And even in our Minnesota-based headquarters, we can finally safely say that there isn’t a speck of snow mixed into all that lush grass and healthy dirt.

While not official until later this month, the summer season has arrived, and with it, the near daily reminders of the importance of good hydration. Continue reading

5 Drinking Water Week Add-Ons You Can Add-Into Your Cart For Less


WaterSafe Well Water Test KitWe are currently in the midst of Drinking Water Week, an occasion marked by the American Water Works Association as a time when water professionals forge closer connections with those they serve.  While this is undoubtedly an important occasion, our team at DiscountFilterStore.com already adheres to this idea every day.

So rather than using Drinking Water Week to remind you of what you likely already know, we’re instead taking this opportunity to bring you closer to some of the lesser known products you may not be aware that we offer.

Better yet, all through Drinking Water Week, we’re offering the products below – and all products on our site, in fact – for 5% off!  Just use the code ‘DrinkWater’ when you place your order online.

3M Filtrete Whole House Filtration System O-Rings1. Water Test Kits – if you are a well water user or have running water in a cabin, a water test kit should be in your hands at least twice per year.  We offer water filters that can deal with nearly any type of contaminant or impurity.  But unless we know exactly what you are dealing with in your water, there is only so much we can do.

On our site, we are happy to offer water test kits that range in price between around $20 (for quick DIY measurements) all the way up to kits that go for closer to $200 and include formal lab testing.  See our full selection of water test kits here.

Frigidaire PAULTRA Refrigerator Air Filter2. O-Rings and Lubricant – we can’t count the number of times that a leaky filter or filtration system we’ve troubleshot with a customer  has hinged on one simple and inexpensive part: the ubiquitous O-ring.

O-rings, O-ring lubricant and dozens of other types of critical yet affordable accessories are proudly offered on our site as a complement to each of the filters and systems that we offer.  If you are ever unsure of all the components you will need to properly install or maintain your system, please feel free to call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.  See our full list of parts and accessories, including O-rings and lubricant, here.

Rid O Rust Rust Stain Remover3. Refrigerator Air Filters – foul taste and odor coming from your refrigerator can come from more than just the water you dispense.  A refrigerator air filter, the most popular of which is the Frigidaire PAULTRA pictured, partners with your water filter to effectively manage the cleanliness of two major elements within your refrigerator.  See our full selection of refrigerator air filters here.

4. Rust Stain Remover – we offer a fairly comprehensive selection of cleaning products on our site, but Rid O Rust stain remover is by far one of the most popular.  Formulated to be biodegradable, Rid O Rust will quickly remove rust from nearly any surface, from the inside of your sink to the outside of your boat.  For well water users that live with water heavy in iron, this should always be beneath your sink or in your garage.  Buy Rid O Rust stain remover here.

5. Coffee Machine Water Filter – fact: you can’t have great coffee without great water.  Built for Bosch and Siemens automatic coffee machines, the Claris water filter cartridge we offer ensures only the cleanest water makes it through your coffee machine and into your cup.  A must have for anyone using an automatic coffee machine from one of these two brands.  Buy our Claris coffee machine water filter, for Bosch and Siemens automatic coffee machines, here.

Are there other water filters or filtration products that you know you need but have had trouble finding?  Connect with us directly, either via a comment below or by calling our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458, and we’ll help you find them!  And when we do, we’ll remind you to use discount code ‘DrinkWater’ so you can get what you need for 5% off!* (Through Monday, May 12th.)

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See How Many New Water Filters We Just Added!


Easy To Buy Air & Water Filters OnlineFor as long as we’ve been in business, our focus has been on providing you with clean drinking water and fresh indoor air for less – by offering thousands of the hard to find air filters and water filters your home needs.

Every day, this list of hard to find filters continues to grow, as new technology is developed,  new suppliers join our family or models are discontinued and/or assigned a new model number (check out our new Filter Finder for help in these situations.)

If we didn’t do everything possible to continue offering you the largest and most diverse selection of filters online, at the price and service level you deserve, we simply would not be doing our job.  This means that whether we partner with more suppliers or launch our own affordably priced filter brand, our selection will always be expanding.

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to just a few new or expanded brand offerings in our ever-growing selection.  We hope these filters help you to support the healthy home and lifestyle you deserve.  If you have any questions or need help selecting a product below, please feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

Sterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer SystemsSterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer Systems – If you depend on well water, or if you have had significant water quality issues in the past, a UV disinfection or water sterilizer system from Sterilight is definitely something you’ll want to consider.  These systems are designed to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and cysts – including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.  Our selection of Sterilight products includes both UV disinfection systems and the replacement lamps, parts and accessories you will need for proper installation and maintenance.  Shop our selection of Sterilight UV disinfection systems here.

Rusco Sediment FiltersRusco Sediment Filters – Spin-Down water filtration and sediment trapper systems from Rusco are built to reduce all types of sediment from your water, including sand, silt and scale.  Rusco filters come in polyester or steel, depending on the level of sediment in your water, and provide added economic value by allowing you to clean and reuse them multiple times.  Shop our selection of Rusco water filters and filtration systems here.

Pro Products Water TreatmentPro Products Water Treatment & Cleaning Products – Pro Products offers everything from the Potassium Permanganate that helps to maintain the performance of your greensand iron filter, to the water test kits trusted by service professionals and homeowners to measure water hardness, iron, pH and more.  Our expanded Pro Products selection has grown to include several of the manufacturer’s cleaning products, including rust stain remover that is as safe to use on your ceramic appliances as it is to use on any rust stained white shirts!  See our expanded selection of Pro Products here.

Trojan UVMax Water FiltrationTrojan UVMax Ultraviolet Filtration Products – Another great offering of UV disinfection and filtration products now available on our site comes from Trojan.  On our site, you’ll find everything from full systems, to the parts and accessories your existing Trojan system needs.  We even offer power supplies or controllers built for Trojan systems manufactured prior to 2008Shop our Trojan products here.

Are there any air filters, water filters or filtration systems you are having trouble finding that you would like to see on our site?  Please feel free to offer any suggestions or requests via a comment below.

You may also call our customer service team with any questions at 1-800-277-3458.

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