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Drinkwell Fountain Premium Replacement Filter 3 pack
The Drinkwell® Premium Filters feature six compartments of charcoal. This evenly distributes the charcoal for a longer lasting, deeper water filtration. More charcoal is added to each compartment to maximize water filtration. This filter will work with ANY Drinkwell® Fountain (except the Drinkwell® 360) and should be changed every 2-4 weeks to maintain water freshness. There are three filters per package.
Keep the water in your pet’s Drinkwell fountain tasting fresh
6 compartments evenly distribute charcoal for long-lasting filtration
Compatible with Original, Platinum, and Big Dog fountains
Replace filter every 2 to 4 weeks
3 filters to a package
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73 of 75 found the following review helpful:
Premium Filters - No problemsJan 17, 2008
By Sarah Grover
I disagree with M&M's review about the filters lasting no more than 1 day. That hasn't been my experience at all. Make sure they get loaded with the black side facing the front of the fountain, and the narrower edge goes in first. Also, it's important to rinse the filter with cold water before inserting. This will get rid of any loose carbon dust. The manual explains all this.
According to the manual, 1 filter should last 6-8 weeks, depending on your pump speed and how quickly your animal(s) go through the water. I change mine every 2 months, sometimes longer. Now, I *clean* the whole fountain every 5-6 days, taking apart the whole thing, dumping out the old water, giving it a good scrubbing with soap and hot water. I take the lid off first, clean it, and rest the filter on the lid while I clean the rest of the fountain. Then I put the same filter back in, unless it's due for a change.
$10 for a 3-pack that lasts 6 months is a good deal to me. Don't know how the other user had such problems with grime and slime. It's important to clean the fountain regularly is all I can think of.
25 of 27 found the following review helpful:
These Filters Are A Step-Up From The Older Version!Aug 19, 2008
By Shawn Kovacich
"Author and Creator of numerous books and DVD's."
Since I already posted a review for the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain, I am going to keep this review focused on the product itself, which is the new and improved filter.
I can't say that I was all that thrilled with the previous filter for use with the older version of the Drinkwell Pet Fountain. It was always producing a lot of charcoal in my cats water and although it didn't hurt him, I still didn't like the site of all that "garbage" in the bottom of his water dish. Also, the old filters didn't seem to do that good of job of filtering out the water. I don't know if it was just me, but I didn't like them all that much.
Now we jump forward to the other day when I got the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain for my cat's eighth birthday, which he was simply overjoyed with and stuck his entire face in the stream to get the first drink.
These new filters seem to do a much better job at filtering out the water as it circulates throughout the system. I have yet to see any charcoal in the bottom of his dish, nor anywhere else for that matter. I would definitely recommend that you buy several of these three-packs of replacement filters and be sure and change them frequently depending upon the condition of your local water. Some places have a harder water than others and therefore should replace the filters more often.
100% Cat Lover
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Improved FilterOct 02, 2007
By Cooking&Pet Lady
The premium version of the Drinkwell filter keeps the charcoal spread out, allowing it to be more effective than the standard model.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Drinkwell Platinum Fountain/ Use ONLY Drinkwell FiltersJan 11, 2010
For our two cats we have a Platinum Drinkwell Fountain. We also live in a VERY hard water area.. There is nothing about the fountain or the filters that will "soften" the water, that is not what they're for. The idea is to get cats--descended from North African Desert animals---to drink more water. Its better for their kidneys; they'll likely live longer. ( A high percentage of older cats die from kidney failure, it is very common. Many veterenarians now are encouraging the use of some canned or "wet" cat food in a cat's diet to provide more moisture, since most cats aren't big on drinking....thats in part what all this is about.)
As other posters have commented, my former cats always wanted the tap water on a "thin" drip or flow of water. It had to be "just so"...not too much, not too little...but they preferred drinking that water over their water in bowls, no matter how often the bowls were changed/cleaned. (Yes, I tried glass, ceramic, stainless steel, every recommendation about what type of bowls cats are said to prefer...)
When the cat water fountains first came out I was skeptical at first...but it made sense, obviously this re-created what the cats preferred. The running water, the sound....so I got one.
The critical element after buying the fountain is maintaining it. READ the directions! Change the filters "every 2-4 weeks depending on the size and number of pets using the fountain". Thats from the back of the Drinkwell filter package. And please use Drinkwell filters if you have a Drinkwell fountain! They are made to work together.
Also follow the directions regarding rinsing off the excess charcoal off the filters with cold water before insertion into the Drinkwell machine. It is a good filter, but you must follow the directions.
CLEAN the fountain...including the little parts around the motor. We take it apart about every other week and put the entire fountain, minus motor, in the upper section of the dishwasher, and run it, with the usual dishwashing detergent, which works great. The motor area can be cleaned with q-tips or the special brushes sold by Drinkwell. If the fountain is not kept clean and the fiilters are not replaced, the whole thing will stop working, though long before that your cats will be drinking recycled dirty water.
This isn't hard, just a bit of reminding yourself. Just like with your car, there is basic cleaning and maintenance required.
Also, reading some other posters: please don't use BLEACH to clean the fountain...plastic of all kind (think Tupperware) absorbs odors, I can't imagine a cat with his/her sensitive nose drinking water after the unit the cleaned w/ bleach, no matter how dilute. Also the vinegar and water thing....thats better than bleach but are you really cleaning the unit? Not that it has to be sterilized....just cleansed the way you would your family's dishes and glasses.
BTW we also keep a bowl of water available too, "just in case".
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Great water capacity but louder then other brandsOct 04, 2007
By Anne Parson
When I was in the store buying this, someone stopped by and mentioned that it was loud. I was more concerned with not having to fill it every day like I did with the small Petmate version.
It is definately large enough. I fill the water every 4 days now instead of every day. However, the pump does have a larger vibration to it which is slightly annoying but not terrible.
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