Stuck deciding between the AquaBliss SF100 and the Sprite Shower Filter? In today’s article, we’ll compare these two shower filters, look at their benefits and drawbacks, and ultimately help you decide which one is right for your home and needs.
Here’s a table that highlights the key differences between the AquaBliss SF100 and the Sprite Shower Filter:
|Feature||AquaBliss SF100||Sprite SL2-CM|
|Filtration Media||13 stages||3 stages|
|Filtration Capacity||4-6 months||6 months|
|Flow Rate||2.5 GPM||2.5 GPM|
|Warranty||12 months||12 to 6 months – depends on part|
|Finishes||Chrome||Chrome, White, Chrome & White, Brushed Nickel|
One of the most important features when deciding between shower filters is the filtration media used. The AquaBliss SF100 uses a 13-stage filtration system consisting of KDF-55, calcium sulfite, tourmaline, redox media, and activated carbon. This filtration system removes chlorine, lead, rust, iron, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, and other common contaminants from your water.
On the other hand, the Sprite Shower Filter uses a 3-stage filtration system. While the number of stages is lower than the AquaBliss SF100, the Sprite Shower Filter’s filtration media is well-designed and can remove many of the same contaminants, including up to 99% chlorine from your water. Sprite can achieve this by relying on a proprietary Chlorgon filtration media, which we found to be very similar to KDF-55. While not as thorough as the SF100, this filtration system is still very effective at reducing chlorine and other common contaminants.
The SF100 and SL2-CM should roughly last 4-6 months for a family of four. This is fairly typical for shower filters on the market today.
With both filters from Sprite and AquaBliss, you won’t experience any noticeable loss in water pressure. The SL2-CM and SF100 have a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute.
AquaBliss SF100 falls short when it comes to finishes. You can only pick up the SF100 in chrome, while the Sprite Shower Filter is available in chrome, brushed nickel and white. So, if you are looking for a specific finish to match your bathroom’s style, the Sprite Shower Filter may be a better option.
Both the SF100 and SL2-CM are designed to be easily installed without needing any tools. With a standard 1/2″ threading, both filters can quickly be attached to most shower heads and arms in just a few minutes. Additionally, whether you live in an apartment, trailer, house, or high-rise, these filters will work just as well.
We always love to see a manufacturer stand behind their product with a strong warranty, and both Sprite and AquaBliss offer great coverage. The AquaBliss SF100 comes with a 12-month limited warranty. While the Sprite Shower Filter is a bit more specific about what is covered, it does offer a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship of the plastic filter housing, while the cartridge is only covered for six months.
One feature that the Sprite has that the AquaBliss does not is a date indicator. The date indicator is a small feature that helps you keep track of when it is time to replace the filter cartridge. This is a nice feature to have, but not a make-or-break difference between the two filters.
Finally, let’s take a look at the price. If you want to save a few dollars upfront, the Sprite Shower Filter will be your best bet. Retailing for $22.98, the SL2-CM is about $13 cheaper than the AquaBliss SF100.
So, which one should you buy? If you are looking for the best filtration possible, we think the AquaBliss SF100 is going to be your best bet. However, if you are looking to save a few dollars up front, the Sprite Shower Filter is also a great option that will still provide you with adequate filtration.