For the uninitiated, the world of water filtration systems and gadgets might be confusing. While the overall purpose (to make your water cleaner and safer) may be the same, there are a variety of devices available that work in different ways to accomplish distinct tasks.
When people talk about water filters, they usually divide them into two types:
Point-of-use (POU) and Point-of-entry (POE).
The terms "Point Of Use" and "Point Of Entry" are abbreviated as POU and POE, respectively. They explain the situations in which a water treatment system is employed. A POE system is capable of handling larger flow rates than a POU system.
1-POU Water Treatment
POU treatment systems are compact and designed to handle low flow rates in a single place. A POU system, for example, is a system designed to purify water at the kitchen sink. POU systems are designed to handle flows of less than 5 gallons per minute. POU systems, like as reverse osmosis (RO) units, only produce 20 to 50 gallons of water per day.Your water is filtered right where you use it using POU systems. It could be a single tap, faucet, or showerhead. Filters that link to a water line under the sink, filters that attach to your faucet, and even filtration pitchers that you fill with water are all included in POU systems.
POU treatment systems are also used for a variety of other purposes.
- Protection for appliances, such as a tankless or on-demand hot water heater, can be found right in front of it.
- Drinking water from the ice machine and the refrigerator
- Refrigerator-stored specialty filter pitchers
2-POE WATER TREATMENT
In comparison to a POU system, POE treatment systems are substantially larger and are designed to treat higher flow rates. These systems are designed to treat all water entering the home or business at the point of entry.
Because they filter all of the water that enters your house or office, POE water filtration systems are also known as "whole home" systems. These systems connect to your home's main water supply and filter all of the water before it reaches any sinks or showers.
POE systems as an example:
- 1. Softeners are devices that soften water.
- 2. Filters for water
- 3. Sterilizers that use ultraviolet light
SO, WHICH ONE DO YOU REQUIRE?
There is no right or wrong response to this question. Depending on what you want to do, both sorts of systems are useful.Several factors influence the decision:
- 1. What issues need to be addressed?
- 2. What is the required flow rate?
- 3. What is the total amount of water that needs to be treated?
- 4. How much room do you have?
- 5. Do you want treated water to be available everywhere?
- 6. How much does it cost?
A POU system will probably suffice if all you want to do is improve the drinking water from your kitchen tap. A POE system may be the better option for you if your home has specific water difficulties or you simply want better water to drink and bathe in throughout your home.
And it's not always an either/or scenario. In your home, you may have both a POE and a POU system, with the POE system filtering some things and the POU system filtering others. It all depends on the amount of water you have, your needs, and your budget.