January 9, 2011

Lotus Water Treatment System {review & giveaway}

If you read my review of the Lotus Cleaning System, then you know how ozone works with water to sanitize and destroy bacteria and germs and chemicals and other nastiness that you don't want in your home.

Tersano, the company behind the Lotus Cleaning System, is light years ahead when it comes to providing consumer products that exceed expectations.

If one of your New Year resolutions was to keep a cleaner, safer home, then you should really look into the Lotus Cleaning System. But did you know that your drinking water could harbor contaminants that you weren't even aware of?

Filtering is a good step toward cleaner drinking water. But filtering alone doesn't remove everything that could be harmful to you and your family. Some chemical contaminants and most pathogens pass right through the filter and into your drinking water.

Bet that comes as a surprise, doesn't it?

Filtering doesn't remove bacteria from drinking water. You have to kill bacteria to make the water safe to drink. And ozone is one of the most efficient and safest way to do that.
The Lotus Water Treatment System may look complicated, but it's really a simple concept. Water is actually treated twice - once with ozone to kill bacteria, and then with carbon filtration to remove impurities.

It also has different filtration modes depending on your water source. The factory default mode is municipal water - what most of us will have. But you can also set it for lake or well water, which takes a bit longer to process but certainly helps give you peace of mind that the water you are drinking in your vacation cabin is the purest available.

One word of caution, though... the Lotus Water Treatment System is not designed to make just any water drinkable. You can't put contaminated water in it and expect it to miraculously make it pure. This is a home consumer product after all, not a municipal water purification system. Same goes for salt water. If your water supply is deemed fit for human consumption, the Lotus system will work for you to give you clean, delicious drinking water.

The Lotus can eliminate up to 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses, then employs a custom formulated carbon-block filter to capture any remaining contaminants and excess ozone. I'm certainly no scientist and I think I slept through chemistry class in school, so let me just grab some tidbits for you from the Tersano website which explains a little about how ozone works in this system to purify your water:

Ozone’s power as a sanitizing agent comes from its unstable molecular structure, creating a powerful sanitizing force. In fact, ozone is over 50% stronger and 3,000 times faster acting than bleach and reverts back to oxygen once the sanitizing is done.

When you expose bacteria in water to ozone, they begin absorbing ozone molecules immediately. Those ozone molecules break apart within seconds, and when they do the bacteria literally explode, leaving only oxygen and purified water behind.

And the Lotus Water Treatment System is remarkably easy to use. Simply install the carbon filter (an easy 1/4 turn to lock it in place) then fill the processing carafe to the fill line with tap water. Place the processing carafe on the base and give it a slight twist to lock it in place. There are even visual guides to help you get this right.
Turn the unit on. A green light will illuminate during the whole process. You can readily see bubbles in the water, which is ozone being put into the water to kill bacteria.
The sanitizing process takes about six minutes for municipal water, and about twenty minutes for lake or well water. Once the sanitizing is complete, the process light goes off and the manual dispense button turns green.
At this point, the water is ready to pass from the processing carafe through the carbon filter, which removes any remaining contaminants. It's all so easy and simple to use. Simply place the clean water pitcher next to the unit so that it is snuggled up against the button at the bottom, and the unit will automatically send the sanitized water from the processing carafe through the carbon filter and out into the clean water pitcher. It also automatically shuts off when done. Simple!
If you want to manually dispense water, you can do that too by simply pressing the dispense button. Put a glass or container under the spout before you do this, however, or you will dispense water onto your countertop. Like I did. :)

I love drinking water and I can honestly say that I'd rather have water than soda or tea any day. And now I can get rid of my old-fashioned water filter pitcher with the expensive charcoal filters, because the Lotus system makes me feel better about the water I'm drinking. That filter pitcher system is better than nothing, of course, but does it remove bacteria? No, it doesn't. And those expensive filters have to be replaced too often.

With the Lotus system, the filter is good for 365 gallons. Three hundred and sixty-five gallons! And it automatically alerts you when the ticker is counting down, letting you know that you have 100 more gallons to go, then 50 more gallons to go, then time to replace. I love this feature! Instead of buying pitcher filters every few months, I only have to buy one Lotus filter maybe - maybe - once a year.

I couldn't be happier with the Lotus Water Treatment System! It is a bit bulky and takes up quite a bit of counter space, but that's a small price to pay for a system that makes me feel so much better about my drinking water.

Get your own Lotus Water Treatment System from Tersano by visiting their website for more information and to place an order. If your home filtration system is sufficient for your needs, consider getting one for your vacation cabin or weekend hideaway. It would also make the perfect gift!


~~GIVEAWAY~~


Want to win a Lotus Water Treatment System? Then you're in luck! One lucky Shady Lady reader will win the same system I reviewed! Lucky you!! This giveaway is open to US residents only please.

Entering is easy. Please do the mandatory first step before doing the extra entries. Winner will be determined by using Random.org. Entries will be verified before winner is contacted, so please make sure you use the same username, name, and/or email address for each entry, or tell me how to identify you. And PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it is not publicly visible on your blog! Thank you for adhering to these giveaway rules.

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Disclaimer: I was provided a Lotus Water Treatment System gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Melissa!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.

66 comments:

Ruth said...

I have been buying bottled water for a year or more .Not anymore since I went to Lotis website and learned that a lot of bottled water they tested was contaminated.Thank you I follow you thru gfc

supermom said...

i am so afraid to drink our water we go a hour away from our home just to get wayer becoming very expensive following everything on fb google email subcribers i would certainly put it to use

Melissa said...

The sanitizing feature looks awesome! I read that it is 50% MORE effective than chlorine bleach! That to me is amazing b/c I sanitize EVERYTHiNG in clorox!

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Flufferwuffer said...

I learned that the filter on the system lasts about a year, or a gallon of water a day! Also, if any sooner than that, the system will let you know when the filter needs changing. Much more high-tech than Brita!

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Sarah said...

I learned that they not only have this water filter, they have products you can use on your fruits and vegetables

Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls said...

Even some organic fruits and veggies are washed in chlorine before they get to the grocery store so the Tersano products on this webiste to wash veggies and fruits are essential to avoiding chlorine poisoning. Chlorine is lethal!

hbucket said...

I would like to win the LOTUS water system I follow you on Facebook.etude37@gmail.com

moonsword said...

I learned the lotus Home device adheres to strict EPA regulations with regard to labeling, production, record keeping, packaging and import/export requirements.

Medifast Recipes said...

My mom has one of these Lotus systems, she swears by it. I just don't think I am sold on it yet, a lot of money to put out. But if it works I guess it would save in the long run.
Good review you have done though.

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Laurie Harrison said...

Stage 1 uses high concentrations of ozone, produced in a miniature, cost-effective format using low energy output to kill certain harmful bacteria and viruses. Ozone is one of the most powerful oxidants available for water treatment and kills harmful bacteria, such as Ecoli and Salmonella. In stage 2, the water passes through a custom-formulated carbon-block filter, removing things such as chlorine, asbestos and heavy metals like mercury and lead. The water retains the desirable minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, leaving great tasting water. The filter, combined with ozone, eliminates 99.9999% bacteria, viruses and protozoa and reduces numerous other contaminants.
This unit sounds great. Our water is baaad. We have to buy it, no other choice. (unless I win)
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Milena said...

I like that it is a 2 step system that removes 99.9% of bacteria and toxins

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Mac said...

I would love to use the Lotus Wetmop because it doesn't use chemicals and would be cheaper since you can wash and re-use the pad.

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