Pureit vs Aquaguard Water Purifiers | Which is Better?

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Water purifiers from various brands are available online and offline. Therefore, consumers can get confused about which brand to purchase. Various factors go into choosing the ideal water purifier for your home. Therefore, a comparison between different brands becomes essential.

This article compares India’s top two best-selling water purifier brands, HUL Pureit Eco Water Saver and Sure From Aquaguard Delight NXT.

HUL Pureit Eco Water Saver vs Sure From Aquaguard Delight NXT

Pureit vs Aquaguard water purifiers

This comparison table should explain things better and put them into proper perspective.

ParametersHUL Pureit Eco Water SaverSure, From Aquaguard Delight
ManufacturerHindustan Lever LimitedEureka Forbes
PricingRs 13,999Rs 8,999
Water Purification technologyRO + UV + MFRO + UV + UF + Taste Adjuster (MTDS)
Ideal forPurifying all types of water sourcesPurifying all types of water sources
Can handle TDS levelsUp to 2000 ppmUp to 2000 ppm
Purification stages7-stage purification8-stage purification
Storage Tank capacity10 liters6 liters
Special featuresPatented Eco Recovery technology with a recovery rate of 60%Superior technology saves up to 60% of water (as claimed by Eureka Forbes)
Mineral enrichmentMineral enhancer cartridgeMTDS – inbuilt taste adjuster
LED indicatorsTank fullService dueGerm Kill Cartridge replacementTank fullService dueCartridge replacement
WarrantyOne-year product warrantyOne-year comprehensive domestic warranty on all parts excluding consumables
InstallationWall mount + CountertopWall mount + Countertop
AMC CostsApproximately Rs 6000, including Germ Kill kit costing Rs 3000Approximately Rs 4500

Water Wastage

All RO water purifiers waste a lot of water, depending on the TDS levels in the water source. HUL has introduced an innovative technology, Eco Recovery Technology, that uses advanced mechanisms to reduce water wastage by 60%.

We have tested this machine and found that it wastes less water than conventional RO water purifiers.

Sure From Aquaguard also uses a similar technology and reduces water wastage considerably. However, our tests showed that this water purifier wasted two liters of water for every liter of water purified. In comparison, the HUL Eco Water Saver model is better. Still, a lot depends on the water source and the quality of the RO membrane used in the machine.

water wastage in aquaguard

Water Taste Change

All RO water purifiers remove TDS and provide pure water which tastes bland. It is because the RO water purification process removes essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and others, along with TDS and heavy metal impurities.

HUL Eco Water Saver machine uses a mineralizer cartridge inside the appliance that adds the essential minerals to RO purified water and enhances its taste.

Sure from Aquaguard Delight budget model
Water Taste in HUL Pureit ECO Water Saver is almost similar to Bisleri water

The Sure From Aquaguard Delight NXT uses a different mechanism, Taste Adjuster, to improve the water taste. This process allows raw water from the water source to bypass the RO purification process and mix with the RO-purified water to replenish lost minerals.

This feature, MTDS, can be adjusted to suit your demands. The technician tweaks the controls and sets the TDS levels according to your requirements.

TDS levels in water source for an RO water purifier

The Taste Adjuster facility is like the TDS controller facility used by Kent RO. However, since it involves mixing raw water from the water source with the RO-purified water, there are chances of re-contamination. Therefore, people living in areas having water with high concentrations of heavy metal impurities are advised to be careful when setting TDS levels. Therefore, the HUL product is a better option.

Maintenance Costs

RO water purifiers are expensive to maintain. The maintenance activity involves the replacement of RO membranes, UF membrane, sediment filters, and carbon filters.

Generally, they cost around Rs 4000 annually. Besides, the HUL Eco Water Saver appliance has a mineralizer cartridge that requires replacement. The cartridge costs around Rs 500 to Rs 600. It increases the maintenance costs to more than Rs 5000 annually.

Aquaguard water purifier budget model

Sure From Aquaguard Delight NXT does not require any mineralizer cartridge replacement. Hence, the Sure From Aquaguard Delight machine maintenance costs is less. The maintenance costs of the HUL model are Rs 5000 to Rs 5500, compared to the Aquaguard model’s Rs 4000 per annum.

Storage Tank Capacity

The HUL Eco Water Saver machine has a 10L storage tank to cater to medium to large-sized Indian families. On the other hand, the Aquaguard model is suitable for small to medium-sized families because of its 6L capacity.

Installation Issues

Both Aquaguard and HUL offer free installation. Therefore, installing these machines is not an issue.

However, users might have to install an additional water pressure enhancing pump if the input water pressure is less than 5psi. On the other hand, people living in high-rise apartments need a pressure-reducing valve because the water pressure can be more than 30 psi.

HUL Pureit Eco Water Saver Mineral RO+UV+MF review

Budget

The Sure From Aquaguard Delight NXT is priced considerably lower than the HUL Eco Water Saver model. Therefore, it is a suitable appliance for budget-conscious users.

Final Thoughts

The HUL and Aquaguard water purifiers offer similar performances with water purifying. However, water wastage is less in the Eco Water Saver model, whereas the Aquaguard appliance wastes more water.

Both these machines can handle TDS levels up to 2000 ppm. Hence, they are suitable for purifying all kinds of water sources. Budget-wise, the Aquaguard model is better, whereas the HUL appliance has the edge on water savings.

If budget is not a constraint, it is better to go with the HUL Pureit ECO Saver Water purifier.

Geetha Srinivasan
Geetha Srinivasan
Geetha Srinivasan, a retired homemaker, holds a Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology From Anna University. She is a culinary and kitchen appliance expert with an impressive 30 years of experience in testing kitchen appliances like Mixer Grinders, Juicers, Food Processors, Air Fryers, and Ovens, Beyond appliances, she excels in kitchen organization, cleaning, and cooking, delighting family and friends with her culinary skills. At 55, her passion for all things culinary burns bright.

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