Q. What's the difference between this and a carbon and small micron filter?
A. The Apapure 2 comes with a carbon filter built into it. That means it will do everything a carbon filter does (improved taste, get rid of chlorine and chloramines, etc.) along with eliminating 99.999999% of bacteria and viruses. Bacteria and viruses are too small to be removed by most carbon filters. Most carbon filters also do not last very long and need to be changed much more often than the Apapure 2, which needs to be changed on average once a year or 10,300 gallons.
Q. How does this compare to a UV filter?
A. The ApaPure12 filter replaces UV filters and chlorinators. Not only is the ApaPure unit more effective at destroying microorganisms than a UV light, it also doesn’t use electricity so you are safe to use your water in case of an emergency or boil water alert.