The Osmio Ultra-Soft 3 Way Tap Filter Kit is both a scale-inhibitor and contaminant removal water filter that can be used with any 3-way kitchen tap. It’s a convenient alternative for when you need to deal both with water hardness issues and common tap water contaminants, but you don’t want to install a water softener in addition to a water filter. This 3 way tap filter kit has a dual action by reducing water hardness and removing contaminants.

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In this review, we’re going to discuss the mechanism behind the dual action of this Osmio 3 way tap filter kit and analyse whether you should consider this filter for your kitchen.

Features and action

This filter kit contains a Watts 2.5 x 10 GAC/Phosphate & De-Alk Filter, which removes chlorine, improves taste and odour, reduces water hardness, and removes certain heavy metals as well (e.g. lead). The granular activated carbon filter is responsible for dealing with chlorine and taste and odour removal, while the phosphate and de-alk resin media is responsible for inhibiting lime-scale and temporarily reducing water hardness levels.

The filter has a service life of about 3 to 6 months since the actual service life largely depends on the water hardness level in your area and usage. This means that in areas with high levels of water hardness, the filter may need to be replaced more often, while in areas without severe water hardness issues, the filter will last longer. If you notice that your tap water taste strange or if you notice a decrease in the flow of your filtered water, you most probably need to replace the filter.

The filter kit is dispatched with a white filter housing (2.5 x 10 inch), the Watts chlorine removal and scale inhibiting filter cartridge, 1/4″ Tubing (2 metres), tap connector, and feed-in valve. The installation of the tap does require some DIY skills, however, it’s not a difficult process. The filter is suitable in environments with a flow rate that is not above 4 litres per minute, since proper contact time is needed for a thorough filtration.

Is this filter a good match for you?

The great advantage of this Osmio filter is that is not a proprietary filter, meaning that you can use it with any filter element that fit a 2.5 x 10 inch filter housing. It can also be used with any 3-way tap on the market, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues.

If you’re in the market for a simple chlorine and heavy metal reduction filter with the added benefit of lime-scale removal, and you don’t want to install a water softener to deal with hard water issues, then this Ultra-Soft Osmio filter kit is a suitable alternative.