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How to Change your Zero Water Filters? Step by Step Process

Published by: Paulo Baker

How to Change your Zero Water Filters

Zero Water filters not only provide clean and healthy drinking water but also ensures the removal of carbon from the water. Each Zero Water filter jug comes with a filter pre-installed in it. But after some time, the filter gets clogged and should be changed.

So how to change the Zero water filter? In this guide, we will assist you with the steps to change your Zero water filter and tell you about its other crafty features. 

How To Change Zero Water Filter

Follow these steps to change your Zero water filter:

  1. Remove the lid and canister of the Zero water filter. Get rid of the packaging of the new filter and loosen the blue cap, if necessary.
  2. Ensure that the silicon ring is tight against the filter. Remove the old filter and position the new one. Tighten the filter firmly to ensure an absolute seal. Make sure that you don’t place the filter into the canister from above.
  3. Discard the old filter. Now, put the canister back into the pitcher. Fill the top part of the canister with cold tap water and place the lid back.
  4. Give yourself clean and filtered water from your Zero water filter.

You can also watch this video to change your Zero water filter…

When to Change Zero Water Filter

If there is a sudden change in the taste of the water, it is the first sign that you need to change your water filter. The water may feel acidic in taste after few months, and a fishy smell starts to build up. In this case, you should change your Zero water filter immediately. 

But, if you don’t find any change but suspect the impurities in your drinking water, test the water using the TDS meter. According to the Zero water filter, if your TDS meter shows a reading of “006”, it is time to change your filter. 

How Does a Zero Water Filter Work

Unlike other water filters, Zero water filters use ion exchange technology in the 5-stage filtration process. These filters use activated carbon to remove contaminants from the drinking water. 

In this ion exchange technology, water flows through beads of resin filled with functional ions (generally sodium) that remove unwanted impurities from it. The beads of resin soak up the impure ions. 

It may sound a little complex, but we can consider it as changing some unwanted impurities with a more practical solution.

One of the most regular uses of ion exchange for the purification of water is softening hard water. It can be done by reducing the concentration of magnesium and calcium. Zero water filters lower the dissolved solids in water. These water filters typically have a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) meter in their jugs, pitchers, and dispensers. You can use them to measure the effectiveness of the water filter.

The Zero water filters claim to remove 99.6% of the dissolved solids from the water. These filters are also efficient in eliminating lead as per the US EPA protocol, which permits a maximum of fifteen parts per billion in tap water. 


Zero water filters give complete control over your water consumption. You are responsible for everything, from testing to filtering and testing it again. 

It is not difficult to change your Zero water filter as long as you follow the guidelines and change the filters when needed. You will surely relish fresh drinking water for the rest of your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen if I don’t change my Zero water filter?

If you don’t change your Zero water filter, a layer of gunk will build up after a few months. It will clog the system and decrease the flow rate of the water eventually. The filter will become a breeding ground for germs, leaving a fishy smell. Moreover, the pathogens in the water system will cause kidney problems, stomach disorders, or even death. Hence, it is advisable to change your Zero water filter as and when required.

Is zero water reverse osmosis?

No, zero water is not entirely reverse osmosis, but it has a similar purity level. Moreover, Zero water filters don’t waste any water and have a gravity-based operation. Unlike reverse osmosis, you don’t need to install it to your plumbing.

Do zero water pitchers need to be refrigerated?

Yes, you should refrigerate zero water pitchers as there is a greater chance of bacteria or microorganisms buildup when left outside. Thus, the water can be harmful to the body. Alternatively, you can keep the water pitcher in a chilling and dark area if you don’t want to keep it in the fridge.

How long does a zero filter last?

The life of a Zero water filter depends on the usage and the number of dissolved solids that it is filtering. Mostly, Zero water filters last for about 2-4 months, but the exact time may vary.

Does a Zero water filter reduce the pH of water?

No, Zero water filters do not change the pH of water. If you use the filter continuously, it will only minimize the ion beads after it expires. It may cause a reduction in the pH level. Although the depletion in pH level is not dangerous, it may cause a change in taste under extreme filter exhaustion. Moreover, the reading may fall below 1 or 2. Thus, it is advisable to change the Zero water filter upon exhaustion and not try to overuse it.

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Paulo Baker

Paulo is a senior writer at Dash Appliances, where he research, writes, and reviews home and commercial water filters. Paulo is covering home-related things like water filters, vacuum cleaners, and more since 2019. When he's not researching and testing, he's traveling and playing golf.

1 thought on “How to Change your Zero Water Filters? Step by Step Process”

  1. Be sure to wash all parts carefully and look for black mole/ mildew in ridges.I had to use a toothpick to get it all out.


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