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
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2-Stage Under Counter Water Filter - Brushed Nickel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 831.
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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

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter system We have been using the Aquasana 2-stage filter system for over 8 years. The water quality and taste has been outstanding. We are water for life subscribers which is a good value, we receive new filters every six months at a fair price. We would always forget to replace them, now that's not a problem. Over the years they have improved the filter installation process and have made it so easy, I never have a leak. As water for life subscribers, if any part of the system fails they will replace it free of charge. The only failure I've had was the faucet. The new faucet doesn't appear to be the same quality as the old one, which was disappointing. Overall I recommend the filter system because of the water quality and taste.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fantastic, easy to install and looks great! My husband is the one who wanted it. I didn't think our water was that bad. But, he was told our town's water was heavily chlorinated and it was important to him. We purchased the two stage filter system. It was easy to install and looks like a matched set to our faucet. I was shocked at the difference in the taste of the water. It really made a difference. Now I can't imagine drinking the water straight from the tap! We also opted for the auto-ship of the new filters and would recommend doing so. It's really convenient.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have been extremely impressed! This is my third 2-stage under counter water filter from Aquasana! Installation was a breeze and the results as always have been absolutely fantastic.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice looking faucet, and filter system We’re really using the new filtered water system a lot more than the sink one. I used to get my water from there till recently, now I don’t want regular water anymore. It’s not tasteful anymore. Can’t believe I used to drink that. Now my coffee and tea are even better. It was easy to install, all the parts you needed came with the kit. I’m glad I spent the money on this water filter system. Because I was tired of buying bottles and jugs of water. Now I can Just open up the valve when I want great water.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected We bought this system with a bit of skepticism - we hadn't heard of Aquasana until we started shopping for an under-counter filter system, and the price was very cheap compared to other systems we were looking at. We figured we'd get what we paid for, but I have to say this system is great. We're now five years in and we've never had a leak, the system works perfectly and changing the filters is pretty easy. The water tastes great, markedly better than the tap. The filters are pricey but not outrageous. We are glad to have found Aquasana and have purchased their other products for family members, who are also impressed.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great water! We have had our Aquasana about two weeks now. We love it! The water taste great, the installation was a breeze and it shipped to us very quickly. I installed it myself - just follow the directions! It was a great addition to our kitchen.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from two stage filter The filter arrived promptly and was easy to install. We're enjoying all of benefits of having this filter in our house.
Date published: 2018-05-10
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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

How many gallons a day does this filter?

Asked by: RARA
I guess as much as you want it to. You turn it on when you want water - it fills up a container quickly. It fills up a gallon container in a few minutes.
Answered by: cjstauffer
Date published: 2018-12-09

Have used the two stage for a few years.After a month or so, there is a black substance that forms that slowly blocks the spout. What is it, and why does this happen?

Asked by: tomh
The buildup coming out of the faucet is airborne bacteria that is making its way into the faucet from the spout because the chlorine is stripped out of the water. What you can do is pull from the neck of the faucet up (it will slide out of the base), fill a baking sheet with half water and half vinegar and soak the faucet overnight. Flush thoroughly afterward and this will clean any bacteria inside the faucet. The faucet will slide back in and lock into the base.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-16

Only 3rd filter change and yellow filter leaks. I've assembled with and without filter inside and upper connection leaks

Asked by: Vinny Frenchette
Vinny, Thank you for your question. We would like this inquiry to be handled by a Tech Specialist. Please contact our team at 866.662.6885 or email support@aquasana.com for assistance. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

the manifold of my 5200 is leaking at the input. Is the only choice a replacement. The system is almost 2 years old.

Asked by: Manfred
Manfred, Thank you for your question. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing a leak! We certainly want to help resolve this soon. Kindly contact our service team at 866.662.6885 and a team member will be glad to provide the replacement parts needed. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

Do the filters remove silt?

Asked by: Homeowner in lava zone
We recommend a 3-stage system with pre-filter to guarantee the removal of silt and other sediments so your filters do not clog. You may view our 3-stage filters at https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-12-07

Hi, I have this filter and I was hoping that it was NOT reverse osmosis...is this the case? Thanks!

Asked by: Lara
The 2-Stage Under Counter system is not Reverse Osmosis.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-10-02

What is the difference between the 2-stage and 3-stage systems, besides gallons filtered?

Asked by: DebD
The 3-stage system includes a pre-filter designed to catch the rust, dirt and sediment in your water resulting in longer filter life.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-29

Does the Stage 2 Under Counter filter remove plastic particles, and if so, down to what size?

Asked by: Collins
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! 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 Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15
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