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Freezing Water Filters and Cleaning?

Question:
In your filter reviews, you say that the Sweetwater models can be frozen to retard bacteria growth... Is this also true for the Pur Filters? I have an older Pur Scout, and it clogs between seasons. What is the cleaning procedure for this filter, anyway?

Answer:
Here's the answer from Shawn at PUR:

"PUR purifiers do not need to be treated between use, however a mild bleach solution can be run through the purifier before long term storage. Since PUR purifiers use iodine resin to disinfect bacteria and viruses after the larger microorganisms are removed by the filter, there is no need to treat the media for bacterial growth. This is another advantage of owning a purifier over a microfilter."

"New PUR Scout models have pleated filter media which requires much less maintenance than older models. The new Scout replacement cartridges are compatible with the old Scouts. Both the old and new models can be cleaned using a toothbrush and clean water."

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Steve Mann
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