Yes. All you need to do is ensure the filter is wet through and flush once to activate it. We suggest the first time you use a new filter you fill the bottle up and turn it upside down, submerging the filter for 15 minutes. Then gently squeeze out the contents until the water runs clear.
To activate your Timer, press the red button against a hard surface. The button should ‘pop’ and a red strip appear in the small box on left hand side. This is now activated. Put it in the bottle strap and after two months the larger box will slowly fill up red. When it’s completely full, it’s time to replace your filter.
No. The filter is good for 130 litres when using the GO! Water bottle or 200 litres for the 75cl water bottle. In practical terms this means that you can fill up the GO! Water bottle 3-4 times a day, every day and the filter will last 2 months. Using the 75cl water bottle 2-3 times a day the filter will last for 3 months. If you stop using your Water-to-Go filter it will dry out and will need to be re-activated.
To reactivate it just fill the bottle up and turn it upside down, submerging the filter for 15 minutes. Then gently squeeze out the contents until the water runs clear.
There are three ways: –
1) If you have a GO! Water bottle, and you have set the timer when you began using it, the timer will remind you to replace your filter after two months.
2) If you have a 75cl bottle and have registered with Water-to-Go, an email will be sent to remind you after three months.
3) One of the three technologies in our filter (the one which controls the taste and the smell) is carbon. We programme just enough carbon into the filters to expire at either 130 litres or 200 litres. The filter will still be filtering bacteria, cysts and harmful contaminants; the water after this time will gradually start to taste and smell as it did before using the Water-to-Go bottle. This is a ‘sensory’ prompt for you to change the filter.
Water-to-Go uses three different technologies forged together in one filter to filter over 99.9% of all contaminants in water. The medium used in the filter was designed for the NASA space programme and consists of:
A) Filter medium with one of the smallest pores sizes ever developed for water filtration
B) The traditional technology of activated carbon particles (that reduce bad taste and odours) used within the filter medium so that it is much more effective as there is less adhesive holding the carbon in place thereby providing a greater surface area for the carbon to work
C) The medium releases a positive hydrostatic charge when it comes into contact with the water
No other water filter technology combines these three technologies and delivers results at low cost.
When we talk about pore size we refer back to standard technology. The mechanical restriction of the size of the pores has been the traditional measure of what a filter will eliminate. This is not the case with Water-to-Go. We have a unique combination of three technologies, each performs individually but it is the combination that makes us unique. We have a combination of two nano technologies, which not only reduce the pore size to 0.7 microns, but also create a positive hydrostatic charge in the membrane which attract and traps even the smallest of viruses like polio (which can be as small as 0.03 microns). Have a look at our testing page to see our tests for the Polio Virus – Testimony to the fact that we achieve substantial results by the combination of technologies rather than depend on just the mechanical calculation via a limited pore size.
Yes. Recent tests show that Water-to-Go filters reduce the amount of chlorine in the water to below detectable levels. You can taste the difference when you drink from a Water-to-Go filtered water bottle.
By choosing a Water-to-Go bottle you reduce plastic pollution and save resources. Pollution caused by millions of plastic water bottles floating in our oceans damages wildlife and the planetary ecosysytem. Making just one Water-to-Go water bottle instead of a hundred single-use plastic water bottles preserves valuable natural resources. Huge quantities of oil, water and other materials are used in the manufacturing and shipping process of single-use bottles. At the end of their lives, only 12% of plastic bottles are recycled!
We do not recommend using anything else but water with our filters. This may reduce the efficiency and lifespan of the filter; however if you want to use your Water-to-Go bottle to carry other liquids, you could simply unscrew the filter, take it out, and use the bottle as a standard sports drink bottle.
This noise is caused by the ‘breather valve’. Simply unscrew the lid, turn upside down, gently move the bottom part of the breather (a mushroom shaped dome) up and down, two or three times. This will cure the problem.