Drinking Water Filter
2-stage Under Counter

Designed to be the best performing drinking water filter on the market.

5300 water filter

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Select a faucet finish: Brushed Nickel
  • all-metal brushed nickel faucet
  • all-metal chrome faucet
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2-Stage Under Counter Water Filter - Brushed Nickel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 843.
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  • MSRP: 199.99

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Whole Health

Ultimate Purity*

Instantly transform ordinary tap water into clean, extraordinary water.

NSF Certified Claryum® filtration technology independently tested and proven to remove over 97% of chlorine and chloramines. Also reduces:

  • Heavy metals like lead and mercury
  • Chlorine resistant cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • Pharmaceuticals like estrone and ibuprofen

For a complete list of contaminants reduced please see our Performance Data Sheet.

Aquasana filters 10 times more contaminants

Whole Health

Ultra Delicious

Claryum®'s selective filtration technology retains naturally occurring beneficial minerals in your water like Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium for healthier, more delicious water!

Whole Health

Eco Friendly

Designed with the environment in mind! Intelligent system design reduces plastic waste by minimizing disposable plastic parts.

Pure Performance

Claryum® Technology

Activated Carbon Reduces pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs and MTBE.

Catalytic Carbon Targets chlorine and chloramines.

Ion-Exchange Filters heavy metals like lead and mercury.

Absolute Sub-Micron Mechanical Filtration Captures asbestos and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.

The result: 10x more contaminants reduced than the leading pitcher plus healthy minerals retained for purely delicious filtered water.

Pure Performance

Easiest filter Replacement

Replacements engineered for ease. No need to disconnect hoses or water lines. Eco-friendly filter housing easily twists off so replacing your filters is a snap!

Pure Performance

Convenience & Value

Fewer filter replacements. More clean, great-tasting water.

One Aquasana Claryum® filter gives you 12x the capacity of the leading gravity-based pitcher at only 10¢ per gallon with Water for Life.

Pure Performance

A Smarter System

The Aquasana AQ-5200 alerts you when it's time to change your filters. No more guessing if and when you need to replace your old filters.

Pure Performance

Stylish
Designer Faucet

Match your kitchen d├ęcor with a designer faucet featuring all metal construction.

How It Works

Superior Filtration

Selective Claryum® Filtration

Reduces 77 contaminants while retaining beneficial minerals for optimal hydration.

Easy to install, replace & maintain

Filter lasts up to 6 months and features easy twist-off design.

certified by NSF

NSF Certified

Full system tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401 + P473 for the claims specified on the Performance Data Sheet.

  • 500 gallons
  • 6 month filter life
  • 1 year warranty
  • 90 day guarantee

Help & Support

Video Help

  • How to install the 2-stage under counter system
  • How to replace the 3 AQ-5200 under counter filters

Installing the 2-stage water filter

Replacing the AQ-5200's filters

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs! Straightforward, easy install for a separate drinking water faucet at the kitchen sink. Filter assembly fit perfectly in the space available, and provided tubing was enough to get the filter out close enough for easy filter changes. Very happy with the filter and service. Excellent product info and support available on website.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install We have enjoyed our new Aquasana water filter system. Our local water often had high chlorination levels which really affected the taste of our water. Our filtered water tastes fantastic.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean water at my sink. I am enjoying the clean water in my kitchen. We now do all our coffee, tea, soup, and pasta boiling with clean water from our Aquasana filter. It was so easy to install. Just followed the directions. My wife really likes it.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this filter and company We used a filter that cost 6x this price prior to buying this one and it was really not that much better so when it broke down we looked for a better solution at a better price. We've been using Aquasna for many years now. The Company has always stood behind their products. We upgraded to this new system when it came out about 3 years ago and it's super easy to change the filters. Love the water for life program as it takes the thinking out of it and the added discount makes it a no brainer. The water tastes great and we wouldn't be without it. We've referred several friends who have bought one since we got ours. :)
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good Haven't had it installed a long time but like the small faucet that allows use of the regular faucet while getting water. Have used a filter for a long time, so can't speak to a difference in taste, but definitely like the convenience of this vs a faucet mount filter that needs more frequent replacement
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy We replaced our previous aquasana counter water filter with this newer model. The handle works much better and the filter system is much more user friendly. We love it and it’s used A LOT between drinking water, humidifier water and now the dog has been prescribed to be on filtered water due to a kidney condition
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquasana filter: nice The filter init was delivered on time; fairly easy to install and is working fine. It fits into the overall scheme of the sink/counter/ kitchen very nicely.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tasting water two stage under counter water filter is excellent product and filters water as advertised and as recommended on many reviews. easy install.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall impression of our Aquasana Our water tastes great! We love our Aquasana water filter!!
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquasana a very nice product. Fits perfect under my kitchen counter.Faucet looks great.Water taste wonderful ,no odor.
Date published: 2018-11-02
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Aquasana FAQs

  1. Do I have to pay for a plumber to install the system?

    Our under counter drinking water filter systems are very easy to install, and it only takes a few minutes to do; no plumber is necessary. If you have any questions or need assistance, our technical support representatives at 866-662-6885 can walk you through the installation process.

  2. How often do I have to replace the cartridges and how much do they cost?

    We recommend replacing the cartridges after six months or the specified gallon capacity to prevent the growth of bacteria in the system. The AQ-5100 Single Stage has a capacity of 200 gallons, the AQ-5200 Two-Stage has a capacity of 500 gallons, the AQ-5300 Three-Stage has a capacity of 600 gallons and the AQ-5300+ Three-Stage has a capacity of 800 gallons. Replacement filters cost $29.99 for the AQ-5100, $59.99 for the AQ-5200, $64.99 for the AQ-5300 or $79.99 for the AQ-5300+, but you can save 15%, get free shipping, and extend your product warranty by signing up for our no-contract auto-ship filter replacement program, Water for Life. The performance indicating device on the AQ-5200, AQ-5300 and AQ-5300+ systems will sound a beeping alarm and flash red when it is time to change your cartridges. The AQ-5300+ also contains Bluetooth connectivity so you can download our iPhone App and get alerts for when it is time to change your cartridges and even order new replacements straight from the App!

  3. Is this purified water?

    No, and actually, purified water is not as healthy as filtered water. Purified water undergoes reverse osmosis or distillation, which strip everything out of your water - not only the contaminants, but also the healthy, natural minerals. Our system uses selective filtration designed to reduce contaminants from the water and leave in the natural healthy minerals like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

  4. How do I recycle the replacement filters?

    We have designed this system to minimize the environmental impact of our replacement elements, which are over 95% biodegradable carbon. Our company will recycle the filters for you, but we do not cover the shipping cost to return the filters back to us. In reality, the environmental impact of shipping the filters back to us outweighs the good of recycling. To recycle the drinking filters yourself, remove the ends of the filters, recycle the plastic parts (which are appropriately numbered) and put the carbon either in your compost pile or garden (carbon is good for plant life), or just throw it out (since the carbon degrades quickly, and is a positive component in a landfill).

  5. I'm a renter, so I can't drill or modify the plumbing. What should I do?

    To install an under counter system, you can remove the existing sprayer or soap dispenser on your sink and install our faucet in its place. This option will not damage or permanently modify your plumbing. When you move out, you can easily remove the system and reconnect your plumbing back to normal. If you do not have an existing hole in your sink from a sprayer or soap dispenser, we also have a countertop drinking water filter that conveniently screws on to most kitchen faucets.

  6. What is the size of the brass T-fitting for under counter and premium under counter unit?

    The most common size is 3/8" which originally comes with the system purchase. In rare cases some customers may need a 1/2" T-fitting which is sold separately and is available for purchase through technical support.

  7. What size hole do I need in my sink for the under counter and premium under counter systems?

    The faucet that is included with our systems requires a 1/2" hole.

  8. What does TDS mean?

    TDS is the acronym for Total Dissolved Solids, the amount of dissolved minerals and metals present in water. TDS meters tell you the concentration of dissolved minerals and metals, but are not an accurate measurement for contamination. Aquasana products reduce and remove harmful TDS like lead, but selectively retain or replace healthy dissolved solids like calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

  9. What is BPA? And why are people concerned about it?

    BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, a contaminant found in most plastics. BPA can adversely affect your health if consumed at high levels. Aquasana drinking systems do not contain BPA, and our filtration process reduces existing BPA.

  10. Does having hard water mean it is contaminated?

    Hard water is more of a nuisance than a health risk, and is not necessarily contaminated. Most water sources in the USA are considered hard. Hard water is generally safe to drink, after it has been properly treated.

  11. What is soft water, and is it safe to drink?

    Having soft water just means you have a lower concentration of dissolved minerals in the water (primarily calcium and magnesium). Soft water does not mean clean water. Your water can be soft and still contain contaminants.

  12. What is selective filtration, and how do Aquasana systems filter drinking water?

    Selective filtration is the process of sub-micron filtration, micron filtration, adsorption and ion exchange, all of which selectively reduces chemicals, heavy particulates and most dangerous heavy metals from the water while maintaining healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.

  13. What is the difference between the single-stage, 2-stage and 3-stage under counter systems?

    All of our drinking water systems use the same Aquasana Claryum® filtration technology. The single-stage system lasts 6 months or 200 gallons before the cartridges need to be replaced. Our 2- Stage system has a higher capacity than the single-stage, giving you 6 months or 500 gallons of clean, filtered water. The 3-Stage system includes a 20 micron pre-filter before the two Aquasana Claryum® filters. This pre-filter increases the capacity of the system from 500 gallons to 600 gallons. In addition, it improves flow rate in high sediment areas. The 3-Stage Max Flow system adds even more capacity to 800 gallons, a 44% increase in flow rate at .72 gallons per minute and Bluetooth connectivity for filter tracking.

  14. I have an existing side faucet from a previous system. Can I use that with my new Aquasana water filter?

    We recommend that you use the faucet provided. We have extensively tested the system with the faucets included. The faucets are NSF Certified to have no lead content. In addition, they will not impart any unwanted chemicals into your water. If you choose to use another faucet, we recommend that you have a plumber install the system to ensure no leakage occurs. We also recommend that you install an NSF Certified faucet to ensure the health benefits of your new Aquasana water filter.

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User Q & A

Will the original hot/cold water faucet work as normal with the addition of the 2-stage water filter to the cold water line?

Asked by: VanL
Yes it will!   I love my Aquasana.  
Answered by: Mark Jackson
Date published: 2019-04-17

We have well water from private well.  Does under sink filter also work using well water.

Asked by: Debbie in NC
The water comes into your sink it can be connected to the well water and filtered.
Answered by: outfishing
Date published: 2019-03-27

I understand this system reduces chlorine. Does it reduce fluoride?

Asked by: Bruce P
Hello Bruce, Thank you for your question. Fluoride removal requires special filtration through a membrane. Our Reverse Osmosis System is NSF certified to remove over 95% of fluoride in your drinking water, as well as 87 other contaminants. For more information, please visit: https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum If you have any further questions please contact us at Support@aquasana.com. Thank you, -Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-03-11

Hi, Can I use the aq 5200 in combination with a saddle valve for 1/2 inch copper piping, will the hose connecting the filter fit the valve? We draw our water from a dug well. Thanks. Claudio

Asked by: Claudio
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-03-01

We have had the two stage under counter filter for a few years. Recently I hear a ticking clock type noise. What is this from, and can I correct it?

Asked by: Donna and Ken
Just installed a new 5200 2-stage filter. Pulled the battery tape out and now the filter is ticking and the red light is flashing. Called CS and they had me reverse the battery and put it back in. Solved the problem. CS also advised that in the future if we hear the ticking again it could mean a low battery.
Answered by: RichardS
Date published: 2019-03-02

Can this filter system also be used to supply water to a refrigerator ice maker.

Asked by: Flathead Joe
Yes, my friend did it.  
Answered by: Knewthoughts
Date published: 2019-01-30

I have under then counter AQ5200 - I accidentally inserted the the supply line into the out port, got stock and damaged the sleeve. How can I get a replacement?

Asked by: NENE
Hello, Im sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your filtration system. We certainly want to help resolve this as soon as possible. Please contact us at Toll free 866-662-6885 to help further assist. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-01-22

What is the smallest size particle ( in microns) that the two-stage under-counter filter will remove?

Asked by: Steverbeaver
Hello, Thank you for your question. Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment. While there is some contention over their size, the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration classifies microplastics as less than 5 mm in diameter. They can come from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes. 5mm = 5000 microns. Aquasana drinking filters are certified by the NSF to remove contaminants down to 0.5 microns, and the Reverse Osmosis system reduces to .001 microns. However, while our filters remove many of the known contaminants that make up various microplastics, our systems have not been certified specifically for the term “microplastics". Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-02-18
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