Gravity Water Filter

Nikken Aqua Pour Gravity Water Filter

Counter Top Gravity Water Filtration

The Nikken Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe have been discontinued and are sold out. I am leaving this page up because the replacement parts are still available and should remain available for another 4 years or so. The Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour has been replaced with the PiMag Waterfall that you can see here.

Since you are here then I don’t need to tell you how important it is to have clean, alkaline water to drink and cook with. You already know that chlorine isn’t safe to drink, at least not in the amount of water your body requires to stay health. After all, it was put there in the first place to kill things that may be in your water.

Alkaline water is also important to help balance the pH in your body. Our diets tend to by very acidic and alkaline water and vegetables are about the only things that we get to help maintain the slightly alkaline pH that we need.

The Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour Gravity Water System and the Aqua Pour Deluxe Gravity Water System, or more simply known as the Nikken Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe, are inexpensive gravity water systems that do a great job of filtering your water and making it taste great. You simply pour your tap water in the top and let gravity do the work.

The newer Nikken Waterfall works the same way and does it better.

Maintaining Your Nikken Aqua Pour

The Aqua Pour is an easy system to maintain. The manual recommends changing the carbon filter cartridge every 6 months and the mineral rocks every 12 months. When you set up your system initially, you decided whether to use the microsponge pre-filter or the ceramic pre-filter. If you chose the ceramic pre-filter, Nikken recommends replacing it every 24 months. The microsponge pre-filter is good for up to 5 years.

I also recommend that you clean the system every few months to keep it looking good. We take ours apart every 2 or 3 months and rinse out both tanks. It is also a good idea to clean off the pre-filters to keep them in good working order. To clean the microsponge just hold it under running water and rub it with your thumb to loosen up any discoloration. If it doesn’t go back to mostly white then it is probably time to replace it.

To clean the ceramic pre-filter don’t use anything more abrasive than a soft cloth. When I was using the ceramic pre-filter I found that holding it under running water and rubbing it firmly with my bare hand was enough. Do NOT use anything very abrasive like a wire brush on the ceramic dome because you will scrape away the ceramic material and drastically shorten its lifespan.

The Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour and PiMag Aqua Pour Deluxe both use the same replacement components and the replacement schedule is available in the Aqua Pour Manual and Aqua Pour Deluxe Manual.

What if Your Nikken Aqua Pour Stops Working

If your Aqua Pour stops working then it usually means that there are air bubbles trapped under the pre-filter. This is easy to correct if you are using the microsponge pre-filter. Take the lid off and set it aside. Reach your hand into the top tank and use a finger to pull up one edge of the microsponge to let the air bubbles out from beneath it.

Be careful when you do this to not spill any water out of the top tank. You may have to do this 2 or 3 times after you first assemble the system or replace the carbon filter. You may also have to do it once after you reassemble it after cleaning.

If you are using the ceramic pre-filter dome then it takes a little more time to fix. What I have found works well is to submerge a new ceramic dome upside down in water and let it soak over night before installing it. This allows the dome to soften to let water through easier and to fill up with water. When you install it in the Aqua Pour try to let out as little water from inside as you can.

I have put together a list of tips for the Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour and Nikken Aqua Pour Deluxe. You can find it here.

How to Buy the Aqua Pour or Aqua Pour Deluxe Replacement Parts

If you are in the US or Canada then you can order and any of the Nikken water filter replacement parts by clicking the image below.

If you live in another country and don’t know a distributor in your country, email me at the address at the top-right corner of this page. I’ll find the contact info for Nikken in your country and they will find a local distributor for you. If are interested, you could join my team and I’ll send anyone needing parts in your country to you.

When you order replacement parts for you Nikken Aqua Pour or Aqua Pour Deluxe, you will see two options for pre-filter. You only need to choose one. They won’t both fit in your system at the same time. If you don’t absolutely need the ceramic dome, then save yourself the potential hassle and just get the sponge pre-filter.

Disclaimer

As independent Nikken wellness consultants we do not represent or speak for Nikken. The contents of this website represent my opinions based on my use of these incredible products or those of my customers who are using the products. Also, none of these statements have been reviewed or approved by the FDA. I am a massage therapist and therefore unable to diagnose, treat, or prescribe specific products for specific conditions.

20 Responses to Gravity Water Filter

  1. jack veth says:

    I have an Aqua Pour Deluxe that has never been used. My problem is that I do not have a base to place it into. What brands of bases with hot/cold dispensers are compatible with the AP Deluxe and where can they be purchased?

    Thank you.

    • Ben says:

      Any base should work and you can get them at places like Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Lowes. The only requirement is that the ring inside the top needs to be removable. With HD or Lowes you can probably take the bottom with you to the store and make sure it fits before you buy it.

  2. Adah Challenger says:

    Does it get rid of flouride out of the water?

  3. Steven says:

    I had noticed that my Aqua Pour ceramic prefilter had gather green fungus. It stated here that every 24 months I need to get it changed, but it is only 16 months into it’s use, I tried to wash it away, but after 1week or two, the fungus came back again. Should I get it change fast?

  4. Ann DoQui says:

    can you tell me the difference, in terms of filtering contaminants, between the Acqua pour and the new waterfall model? I just purchased the Acqua pour on eBay (cant afford the new one yet) and just need to know if I need to pre-filter the water for any reason (like it doesn’t remove everything that is harmful). Thanks.

    • Hi Ann. The main difference in filtering capabilities between the Aqua Pour and the Waterfall is that the Aqua Pour hasn’t been tested and certified to remove everything that the Waterfall has. The Aqua Pour is a great system and will remove most of the contaminants that should be in a normal municipal water supply. The Waterfall has documentation to prove that it does.

  5. Kailyn says:

    I have the Aqua Pour Deluxe with the ceramic filter. Recently the water isnt filtering through, I cleaned it but still it’s not working. What should I do?

    • Kailyn,

      My guess is that there is something going on with the ceramic filter. It is usually the cause of problems like this. You can verify that by taking the ceramic pre-filter out and seeing if the water flows through the system without it.

      Assuming that you have proven that the issue is the ceramic pre-filter, now we just have to deal with it. You said that you have cleaned it, so that should be OK. The problem is probably air trapped inside the ceramic dome. That sometimes happens after you replace your filter cartridge, like within a month or so. What has worked for most people is to turn the dome upside down and fill it with water. You can run a thin stream of water from your faucet into the hole in the bottom to fill it. If you have a new ceramic dome it is a good idea to soak it in water overnight too. Keep it full and re-install it into your Aqua Pour. You will lose some water but that’s OK. The idea is to get as much air out of the system as you can.

      Feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have more questions. My contact info is at the top of this page next to my picture.

  6. Barbara White says:

    I bought my Aqua Pour Deluxe in 2005. That was before the big awareness of BPA. Are those systems also BPA free? Thanks.

  7. Lisa says:

    Hi Wayne –
    I bought the Pimag Aqua Pour a few months ago – I didn’t check at the time, and now I’m concerned about the plastic components. Do you know if they are BPA free?

    • They are BPA-free. Nikken got rid off any BPA a few years ago when it came out that BPA was a hazard. The only product that affected was the water bottle, which was discontinued immediately. The new water bottle is BPA-free too.

  8. Peggy Lewis says:

    I have the Aqua Pour Deluxe with ceramic filter. How often do I need to change the rocks.(and all other parts too.) Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Peggy. The Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe use the same parts and have the same part replacement schedule.
      Filter cartridge every 6 months
      Mineral rocks every 12 months
      Ceramic pre-filter every 24 months or Microsponge every 5 years

      Also, just to make sure you are aware, the Aqua Pour and Aqua Pour Deluxe were discontinued in October. The replacement parts should be available for another 4 years or so before they are discontinued too.

  9. Sandra Schexnayder says:

    Is the container plastic or glass?

  10. Elena Daraban says:

    i nid to order 1 Filter Cartridge 1 Silver Stone Cartrige 1 Ceramic Filter 1Mineral Stone

    • Hi Elena. I am a Nikken distributor for the US and Canada so I cannot have product sent to Australia. Also, we don’t have the silver stone cartridge in our Aqua Pour, so I don’t have access to that part. If you know anyone who would like to be a distributor in Australia and make the products available online like I do here, I would love to talk to them.

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