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- The Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour
- How to Clean and Maintain Your Aqua Pour
- What if Your Aqua Pour Stops Working?
- How to Buy Your Aqua Pour Replacement Parts
Counter Top Gravity Water Filtration
The Nikken Aqua Pour Gravity Water System and Aqua Pour Deluxe Gravity Water System have both 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 few years. 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.
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.
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.
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.