Under Counter Water Filter
3-stage Max Flow

The best performing water filter now with 44% faster water flow, 800 gallons of filter life capacity and Bluetooth® connectivity for filter tracking.

Select a faucet finish: Brushed Nickel
  • all-metal brushed nickel faucet
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3-Stage Under Counter Water Filter Max Flow - Brushed Nickel is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 120.
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  • MSRP: 349.98

Save 20% + free shipping with Water for Life $279.98

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Convenience & Value

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

One set of Aquasana Claryum® filters gives you 20x the capacity of the leading gravity-based pitcher at only 8¢ per gallon with Water for Life.

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Increase Performance

Extend the life of your system. Improve effectiveness.

Three Stage System features a 20 micron pre-filter to capture rust, sediment and silt that can clog your system. Extends filter life capacity to 800 gallons!

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A Smarter System

The Aquasana AQ-5300+ alerts you when it's time to change your filters. No more guessing if and when you need to replace your old filters.

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Stylish
Designer Faucet

Match your kitchen décor with a designer faucet featuring all metal construction.

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Now connected with Bluetooth®

  • Track Gallons Filtered
  • Measure Environmental Impact
  • Estimate Dollars Saved by not buying bottled water
  • Alerts You When your filter is low
  • Order Replacement FIlters
  • Apple App Store for iOS
  • Bluetooth device

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.

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

Help & Support

Video Help

  • How to install the 3-stage Max Flow water filter
  • How to replace the AQ-5300+-R under counter filters

Installing the Max Flow under counter system

Replacing the 3 filters in the AQ-5300+

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from AquaSana vs Clear2O pitcher, a big improvement We started filtering our water after an incident with the town water system a few years ago when VOCs were out of control. (The water company actually issued bottled water to the town's 25,000 residents.) That is when we started using a Clear2O pitcher solid carbon filter but hooking up to the faucet was a pain. Just recently we decided to replace our kitchen faucet, partly because repeatedly hooking up the Clear2O pitcher was damaging the faucet itself. Since we were eliminating the separate sprayer with the new faucet we decided to use the hole for a separate filtered faucet. I evaluated 6 water purification systems before choosing AquaSana. The installation was easy and, since I was replacing the kitchen faucet, the connection for the AquaSana filter was just one more step. I saw some other reviews that included a comment about the hoses popping loose. The installation instructions include a step to measure the insertion depth for the two hoses on the filter base which should eliminate any issues. Mine does not leak and the hoses have not popped off. The biggest problem was finding a place to mount the filter base without intruding in the under sink space and still leave enough room the change the filters. The water quality, taste and appearance equals or exceeds the Clear2O filter and the convenience is 10 times easier. I'm actually filling the now defunct Clear2O pitcher from the filtered faucet and storing in the refrigerator. I just sold my (small) inventory of Clear2O filters on eBay.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Water Ever! This filter system works beyond my expectations. I have use faucet filters for years, and when I tasted the water from the Aquasana system, I couldn't believe the difference (and was mortified at what I must have been consuming in water with the faucet filters). Installation would have been much easier if we hadn't had the garbage disposal to work around (we weren't confident enough to drop it and try to reattach after the filter system installation), but installation was just as the video demonstrated - simple and quick. I'm an Aquasana fan for life!
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent filter that does what it claims to do. Installed very well - all sink installations differ and this filter seemed to accommodate the closeness of our sink.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water system We are very pleased with this system,will like the idea of receiving filers when they are due to be changed,was easy to install,would recommend this system.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so good! The installation process and video were excellent. MY installation was more complicated because of the sunken sink so I needed to hire a professional to assist. However, this was a personal issue as I'm 73 and could not do under sink connection to the dispenser unit. Otherwise everything was simple.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall impression Love it!!!! Introducing water to my 6 month old son is a peace of mind now :)
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product great company We purchased this a few weeks ago and have been satisfied with its service. Installation was fairly easy although I think instructions could be a Bit better and hoses a little bit longer. The company was great to deal with when I had an issue with color of a faucet.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy installation with great tasting water Under counter installation was straightforward. The resulting water taste from the Aquasana exceeds that of the name-brand bottled water I was consuming.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Install I am impressed with the quality of the product and made in America. Was easy to install and love the taste of the water, flows fast as advertised, thank you Aqusana
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, clean, fresh tasting water! I recently ordered our under counter water filter directly from Aquasana, and we finally have clean and fresh tasting water available anytime! The installation was fairly simple if you have some basic plumbing knowledge. I also hooked up the icemaker line to the water filter, which required one additional T-connection, but really no big deal. Some people complain about the slow flow from the faucet. Yes, the filtered water does not run like the normal kitchen faucet, but waiting 30 seconds for the kettle to fill to make a great tasting pot of tea is definitely worth it. For the sake of our own and our families health, can't we wait 5 seconds for a glass of water to fill? The one negative for us was the fact that the filter system only comes with three choices for the faucet: brushed nickel, chrome or oil rubbed bronze. Since we have a white sink and kitchen faucet we needed a white faucet for the water filter as well. We ordered it separately (not available from Aquasana) online for about $35, and now we have our filter system perfectly the way we wanted it. No more buying drinking water! Ever!
Date published: 2018-04-14
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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

I HAVE BEEN USING AQUASANA 3-STAGE MODEL AQ5300r. cAN I ORDER THE FILERS FOR AQ5300+ AND THEIR HOUSINGS TO BE USED IN THAT OLD MODEL ? I THINK AQ5300 r AND aq5300+ CAN USE THE SAME BASE, EXCEPT FOR THE FILTER SIZES.

Asked by: BAO TA
Unfortunately, no. The 5300+ housings are not compatible with the 5300 manifold. The 5300+ housing are We recommend calling our Customer Care at 866.662.6885 to see if we have upgrade discounts available.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-14

I have one of these filter systems at my kitchen sink. Do you have one that can be used as an in line ice maker filter?

Asked by: ssrrb
Most water lines for ice makers will originate from the cold water line under the kitchen sink, where your water filter system is as well. The easiest way is to just get a water line "tee" and tap off of the filtered water output of your water filter system instead of getting a separate one.
Answered by: TCV2013
Date published: 2018-07-29

Can we use this water filtration system with our current faucets? 

Asked by: Nathan
You could use it but it would be very, very slow and you would need additional adapters. But if you use it with the faucet that they send with the filter, the water pressure is fine. Also I don't know how the hot water would be on the filters, these were designed for cold water.
Answered by: Thomas in Denver
Date published: 2018-06-19

how much do replacement filters cost?

Asked by: josephine
Filter replacements for the AQ-5300+ system are $79.99 MSRP. If you opt into our Water For Life program, we do offer a 15% discount + free shipping, which brings the price down to $67.99. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Do you have a system that removes disnfectants and their by products such as: Haloacetic Acids, TTHM, Chloramines. If so and you offer a under the counter design, what are the dimensions?

Asked by: dgnsb
Yes, our under counter systems are all designed to reduce these contaminates. Dimensions and exact percentages will depend on which system you are interested in. Please contact our sales team at 866.662.6885 and we can help you find the system that will work best for your home and water quality. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Can this system be mounted away from under the sink? Realizing that standard tubing lengths would need to be modified.

Asked by: Gill
Hello, this is certainly possible. However, we would not suggest doing so because of the risk of reducing the water pressure to the faucet. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Got a Whole-house filter system which removes these contaminants:1)Chromium hexavalent/ 2)Fluoride/ 3)Chlorine/ 4)Chlorate/ 5)Nitrate & Nitrite/ 6)Nitrate/ 7)Strontium/ 8)Manganese/ 9)Dichlorodifluoromethane/ 10)Chlorate/ 11)Barium/ 12)1,4-Dioxane

Asked by: CED!
Our whole home systems are only certified to reduce chlorine, since NSF is limited in the testing they offer for Whole Home systems. We do know that the media used can reduce volatile organic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds. We add a pre-filter to help reduce rust, sediment and silt and a .35 micron post filter to remove particulates 60 times smaller than the eye can see. For the reduction of Nitrates, Chromium 6, fluoride, and many other contaminants, please see our under counter RO system - https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Ionized hydration and the separation of water molecules to increase hydration is scientifically verified by CLARYUM® TECHNOLOGY?

Asked by: Lee Greene
Hi Lee, I'm not sure I understand your question. Please send us an email at 866.662.6885 and let us know how we can help. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-02
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