What’s your water type?

What’s your water type?

Kent Atherton
4 minute read

Would you swipe right on Distilled or Purified?

Maybe you don’t know your type, but we do know that all water is not created equal.

Think about it – when we go to the beach to hang out with family and friends on the weekends, we swim in the ocean, but we sure can’t drink that water when we get thirsty. When we take our kids to the park to play, do we allow them to sip water from the water fountain? Maybe, but that fountain water is definitely not as clean as it needs to be and probably contains a lot of nasties.

These days it feels like whenever you shop at the grocery store, there are a multitude of options on what “type” of water to buy. There’s alkaline water, spring water, mineral water, distilled water, and purified water (are we missing any?). Let’s take a breath and focus on distilled water and purified water. 

What exactly does Purified water mean?

Purified water is the result of water that has been filtered to eliminate harmful impurities such as algae, parasites, fungi, bacteria, or metals like copper and lead. Generally speaking, depending on where you live, tap water is safe to drink but it still may contain trace contaminants. Therefore, many people choose to buy a water filter.

Water filters go that extra step to ensure the water you drink that comes out of your kitchen faucet is safe and clean. There are several types of at-home water filters on the market. The most common and simple filter is a carbon block. Others include reverse osmosis, UV light, and alkaline ionizers. These work great, but we found a technology that really works overtime to purify your water. The GOpure Pod uses a ceramic core with diatomaceous earth to attract and neutralize contaminants that’s present in the water. Our Pod’s purification process also improves how the water tastes, as it eliminates any trace chemical treatments, microplastics or metal plumbing bits that can get into tap water. Can you imagine?!

There are downsides to some purified water. If you aren’t using a water purifier at home (which you definitely should), you may be getting your purified water at the store. Purified water often comes in single-use plastic bottles, and the environmental costs that come with creating plastic bottles is unsustainable. They may be convenient and good to keep in case of an emergency, but overall they are terrible for the environment (and your wallet) when used on a daily basis. 

That’s a global problem that GOpure Pod was born to help solve. For every Pod, 264 gallons of water can be filtered, and save 2,000 plastic bottles in a six month period. You can save money in your bank account and practice a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Now, what exactly is Distilled water?

Like purified water, distilled water also goes through a type of filtration process. It’s suitable for drinking, medical sterilization, and processes where mineral build up needs to be avoided. A common way to distill tap water at home is to simply boil it. Although harmful impurities like bacteria are withered away, and the water can be safe to drink, key minerals and electrolytes found in water that are beneficial for humans are also removed. Because distilled water lacks minerals or dissolved gases, it has a very flat taste that many people do not enjoy.

We recommend distilled water for your car’s cooling system, houseplants and steam irons, but probably not as a main source for your water intake.

And the best match is…

After comparing purified and distilled water, both have their benefits in specific uses. Our focus is to highlight important information about water, and why certain water can be good or bad for your body (and harm the planet!). But, if you’re looking for the best-tasting purified water to match your busy lifestyle, the GOpure Pod is here to bring you clean, delicious water everywhere you go.

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