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Apec Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Ro Water Filter System Review

Having a good filter system is not only desirable but necessary- there’s no better way to vouch for the quality of water in your home. It will not only make clean water available to the whole family but also save you from frequent visits to the physician.

Although there are multiple filters currently available in the market, reverse osmosis systems seem to be preferred by most people due to their superior performance and ability to provide users with naturally refreshing safe drinking water.

So just in case you want to install a new filter system in your home or replace the existing one, and you are looking for a good reverse osmosis system that will give you the best value for your money, you may want to consider the APEC Top Tier 5-Stage Ultra Safe Filter System (ESSENCE ROES-50).

Built in the US with loads of valuable features, this high performing reverse osmosis system comes with one of the latest water filtration technologies that can remove up to 99% of contaminants and pathogens in your drinking water. It is also designed to correct the mineral imbalances often present in our municipal supplies, thereby providing your whole family with refreshing, quality and good tasting water. And to top it all, the system is neither noisy nor subject to frequent breakdowns, which is a major problem with most conventional filter systems. It is no surprise the product was featured in our list of the best reverse osmosis systems currently available.

Special Features

As earlier indicated, there are certain features that will make you fall in love with this filter system. Having an idea of some of these features will help you know what to expect especially if you plan to purchase the product online.

Easy Installation

Installing the APEC ROES filter system is quite a breeze and anyone who can read should be able to get the job done. Although the product comes with all the necessary components you need for the installation, you still need to provide your own drill, screwdriver and wrench to get started.

Depending on whether you have some previous experience with DIY projects or not, you should be able to finish the installation within one to two hours. The step-by-step instructions are well laid out with graphical illustrations and an online tutorial video is available to help you out in case you get stuck.

The use of custom polypropylene fittings is another added advantage that makes installation and replacement of parts easier.

Compact design

Another special feature of the APEC ROES is its chic and smart design which makes it one of the easiest models currently in the market. This is one of the major reasons why so many people are in love with the product.

Its compact design makes it both easy to maintain and operate. Installing it under your sink is quite a breeze and you don’t have to worry about any part not fitting in. A manual is provided to make everything effortless; all that is needed is a little time and patience and you have a working system.

Affordable Price

Compared to its impressive features, the APEC Top Tier is available at a very affordable price. The unit has everything you can expect from a top notch RO water filter system.

Durable Quality Filters

The filters that come with the APEC ROES do not only have a high capacity but are also long lasting. This ensures you have access to quality drinking water over an extended period of time without any worries. However, the filters need to be replaced once after a year while the reverse osmosis membrane can be changed after two to three years, to ensure the optimum performance of the unit. Of course, these replacements depend on your water source and whether you use the system continuously or not.

Another good thing about the APEC ROES filters is that they are affordable and very easy to change. You don’t need to hire anybody to change them for you.

The Pros

  • Requires low maintenance
  • Removes up to 99% contaminants in water, as well as hormones and pharmaceutical drugs
  • Doesn’t run on electricity
  • Very easy to set up
  • Provides refreshing, clear and good tasting water
  • Employs an advanced QC process
  • Automatically shuts off at full capacity
  • Noise and leak free
  • Extra filters are provided
  • Great customer service
  • One year guaranty and full time tech support

The Cons

  • Long filling time
  • Certain pressures need to be reached before system achieves optimum filtration

Frequently asked Questions

Q: Does this filter remove hormones?
A: Yes, it removes high levels of hormones and pharmaceutical drugs from water.
Q: When the tank is full, does it stop using water?
A: Yes, once the tank is full and pressurized, it stops filling automatically. As water is dispensed from the system, it refills automatically as well.
Q: Does the tank have to be cleaned at any time?
A: No, there’s no way to clean the tank. Instead, you can flush it.
Q: Does the system include an air gap on the waste line?
A: No, the system does not have an air gap on the waste line as this is not required.
Q: How much are is the filter set?
A: The Pre-filter set is $20 while the complete filter set is $59.95.
Q: Does it remove arsenic?
A:Yes, it removes arsenic as well as other contaminants like sodium, lead and bromine.
Q: Does the system remove coliform bacteria from well water?
A:The 2 Carbon Block filters on the 2nd and 3rd stage will remove up to 99.9% of coli-form bacteria such as e-coli.
Q: Does the system remove coliform bacteria from well water?
A:The 2 Carbon Block filters on the 2nd and 3rd stage will remove up to 99.9% of coli-form bacteria such as e-coli.
Q:What is the tank capacity?
A: It is a 4 gallon pressurized tank. It holds approximately 3 gallons of water when it is full.
Q: Are the components BPA free?
A: Yes. All of our RO systems are BPA free.
Q: Can I get smaller tanks?
A:Yes, the manufacturer do offer smaller sized storage tanks in 2 or 3 gallon capacities.
Q: Does this unit re-mineralize the water?
A: No, It only filters it.
  • 9.6/10
    Our Rating - 9.6/10


The APEC Top Tier is great for its price and will offer the best value for your money. Although waiting for the tank to fill up in certain situations may not be convenient, but aside that, this system has everything you may need from a water filter system. If you are looking for an RO system you can trust, then you should go for this one.

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