My first teardown in forever. For years, my family relied on Diamond Energy Water, after having put the water through various tests which showed the benefits of drinking Diamond (instead of drinking directly from the tap).
The time came for us to change almost all of the six filters embedded within the system. We decided not to, mainly due to cost and the age of the system. The white cabinet is no longer white.
For me, I have always wondered why manufacturers don’t encase their filters in transparent materials. A water filter system is defined by its filters. Show off what your filters are made of. Be proud.
So, for you guys, here’s a teardown, a look into – and inside – the filters. We put them filters under the knife, for you. You can then make a decision on whether to get a Diamond system, or not.
Official description: The world’s best impregnated ceramic filter, which has been awarded NSF Certification, thoroughly removes bacteria and impurities like dirt, silt and rust.
The ceramic filter inside Filter A, when new, is pure white.
Official description: Activated carbon removes unpleasant odours and colours, while natural mineral stones regulate mineral content.
Official description: Composed of Grade A activated carbon and a KDF metal ion converter (meeting the standards stipulated by the FDA and EPA of the United States), this filter completely removes heavy metals, chlorine, and other chemical contaminants.
Official description: The CE3000PI Energy Conversion technology of Japan effectively breaks water molecules into the smallest possible clusters; making it easier for our body to absorb. It also increases the dissolved oxygen content in the water.
Official description: A high-tech ID3 energy stabiliser with far infrared technology stabilises energy in the water to keep water molecule clusters at the smallest size for a prolonged period of time.
Official description: High-density activated carbon combined with natural magnetic stones help balance the water to a mild alkaline level and increase the number of calcium ions to further enhance health.
After dissection, filters B, C, E and F look similar + Black material plus some stones, just in different colours. Filter C comes with an additional thingy – KDF-55. Filter D is filled with whitish balls in two sizes. Filter A is expected and required in water filtration systems, just implemented differently.
And you may have noticed the different filter label designs – Older design = the blue and white ones labelled Diamond. Newer design = the green and pale yellow ones labelled TDM (I don’t know what is TDM).
I’m just glad we moved away from this bulky, costly 6-stage system, which to some is filled with (activated) carbon and only carbon.