it’s probably not the best forum for my topic, but I can’t really find one, plus you all seem very well rounded around the water topic
I purchased a Zero water system 5 stage.
I live in UK and my water hardness is 250 on the TDS meter that they sent me, but with third party stickers I actually get around 400.
From what I know, TDS doesn’t mean anything, it could be simply only calcium or only mercury, or a set of all the metals and other pathogens etc… Please correct me if I’m wrong.
In the end, I’ve seen that the rest of metals is beyond the eatery level with the stickers, but that was not a news.
With the zero system, I can’t believe but it removed all the garbage inside, the sticker shows good levels of each metal and the TDS meter shows 000.
Casually, I used an empty water bottle of spring water to store the filtered water.
It turns out that the water becomes 005 max, not bad considering that it was carbonated plus with the addition of other minerals.
The TDS showed 140 for the bottle water previously………….. Mostly related to the fact that it was carbonated water, but I don’t have that color in the sticker so I could not verify. The rest of the metals were kind of ok.
My biggest concern is that basically I’m drinking distillated water from the metals point of view, there is basically no track of metals…
During the day I should get all the vitamins I need through the food, plus some mineral, but not all of them…
The water is a big part of the metal absorption, so, shall I diluite my filtered water with minerals tablets or similar solution?
I need to mention that I take Multicentrum a couple of times a week, just to make sure that I get what I need, but not every day…
If I exclude Multicentrum, do I need to be concerned by the missing minerals in the water?
2nd topic, this filter costed me 27 pounds, it’s the first purchase, does the reverse osmosi system actually clean better?
Looking online, absolutely not, that’s quite scary , 000 against 50-70 TDS of reverse osmosi systems that cost 450 pounds here…
I rent my apartment so I can’t drill here and there, I would need a table top or portable solution.