Drinking Water Filter
3-stage Under Counter

The best performing water filter plus an increased capacity pre-filter.

5300 Plus under counter faucet

Get 44% faster water flow plus 200 more gallon capacity
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3-Stage Under Counter Water Filter - Brushed Nickel is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1582.
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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 15x the capacity of the leading gravity-based pitcher at only 9¢ per gallon with Water for Life.

Pure Performance

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 600 gallons!

Pure Performance

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.

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.

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

Help & Support

Video Help

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

Installing the 3-stage 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 Review Great product easy to intall..........,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little System We have treated city water and replaced our old R.O with a 3 stage filter almost 4 years ago. No complaints, no problems, no issues with leaks. We subscribe to the filter replacement program so we don't have to worry when the system beeps to be changed.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two months installed and my impression The water taste much better than straight out of the tap or buying it from a convenience store. It does not have the plastic taste that is common with some bottle water. This was easy to determine. I am assuming the water quality is better. I have not tested the water. The appearance of the water is same as buying water from a convenience store.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious I am renting an apartment and was concerned with mounting the filter underneath my sink (ie: having to drill holes into the cabinet). I called customer service and they said it was fine to just set it down as it is; that it didn't have to be mounted. It has worked out great! I was also concerned with reviews stating it leaked. Mine does not, altho I found out that when installing the lines into the filtering unit you have to really push the lines in! I thought I had it in all the way into the filtering unit because it didn't seem to be able to go in any further but when I turned the water on it leaked. I looked at the directions again and saw that the line had to be pushed in nearly an inch (mine was less than half an inch). I marked the inch line on the tube and it took a bit of finessing and muscling but I was finally able to push it in the full inch. Overall (even with the tube issue) I would classify the installation as easy (especially since I did not have to drill holes in the cabinet and mount it). I have had the unit for almost three months now and I have been happy with it. The only thing I would like to see differently is an increase in the flow rate of the water; it is not bad but I would like to see it faster.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product for the price Installed in Sept. 2018. Installation was simple, in my opinion. Tap is a little short compared to our last one but the flow is very good compared to our last filter system. Water has no taste and looks crisp and clean. At this point we are very happy with the product.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquasana Installed at our overseas apartment (Jordan ) to stop buying bottled water. Installation was very easy and water quality was excellent. Everyone liked the taste and it was as good as the bottled water. Used it for one month.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Owner/Individual Absolutely enjoy our new Aquasana filtration system. Water tastes very good so we have the confidence that water is free of most contaminates. Was easy to install (did not install brushed nickel tap). Staff at Aquasana very friendly and caring. Even called and offered a free gift !! Would recommend anyone to try Aquasana for clean refreshing water.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Really like my new filter, water taste great and is very clear
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impression of aquasana water filter We're definitely enjoying the quality of the water we're getting from our filter system, and it was a breeze to install. I'm a little disappointed with the dispenser, it leaks (bought 2 units and both have a drip) an upgrade would be nice. Overall very pleased with the taste and quality of the water.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, Clear, great tasting water! Love the peace of mind that comes with contaminant-free water
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tickled Pink with my filters After my filters were installed by my handyman I could not wait to taste it, and it tastes just totally delicious. Phoenix water is very hard and does not taste good, plus I do not know what is all in it, sometimes you can smell the chlorine, YIKES! So yes, I am so happy I am now drinking real water without any misery in it, straight from the little tap in my kitchen and one in my bathroom. It is a sure delight to have these filters, that have a great flow, and make no noise.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tasting water, ever Love this new system. I have such hard water here and it's undrinkable. Now it is the best tasting water ever! Love it.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting water. I just had this filter installed. I love it! Good quality, and the water tastes great!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THRILLED! Couldn't be happier with our new Aquasana water filter. Tastes amazing and so pleased with the knowledge that their product works so well.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied It has made our tap water smell and taste good. 123
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicious water bought this a month ago after researching different options from aquasana, and we're very glad we did. we now have absolutely clear and delicious water, and, no doubt, clean on the most microscopic level. we had a plumbler install it, and it took about 45 minutes. at the end of the day, it has transformed our water drinking--we live on Long Island, and the shift in taste was immediate. it is actually delicious water--nothing sulfuric or cloudy about it. thank you!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now Clean Safe Water that tastes GOOD ! Received the product the triple filter unit directions were clear easy to follow, installation took very little time. works flawless, No problems since better than i expected.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I see a difference I had a GE 2 stage water filter and after a few days of being cleaned, my electric kettle showed sediment build up on bottom and something floating in the water. I would need to clean the kettle with CLR every 2-3 weeks. I switched to the Aquasana 3 stage filter and it was been 3 weeks with nothing on the bottom of kettle and I do not see anything floating on the water. Clear proof this filter works well and certainly better than the GE filter.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy to install and the water quality is excellent!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At last good drinking water! Since our water has a high amount of minerals, it is necessary to use a water softener. Even though the softener is set as low as possible, the water from the faucet as well as the refrigerator has a salty taste. We have been using the water filter for almost a month and are very happy!! Installation was a breeze even with additional hoses for the hot water recycling system. We have not replaced the filters yet but don't expect a problem.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy installation The filter was easy to install and worked well. No leaks and plenty of room under the sink.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting water! Fairly easy to install per my husband. Working good and best of all tastes so good!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water tastes great This unit is easy to install, and works great. We have this unit at work, and it sold me on the quality.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my life easier Love my new Aquasana! So easy and water is delicious.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the h2o now Have used Aquasana filtration at my other home. Now moved, just installed the three under counter filtration system. Installation was quick and easy. Water taste is great, love it, wife loves it and that is important to her (me as well ;-)) We use a lot of water in many forms, cooking, tea, coffee, and of course just water. Before this installation we used Refrigerator filtered water, that turned out to be expensive Wish there was more options with the faucet design to choose from. Would recommend to anyone as it definitely made a water taste difference at our home.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the cost I purchased this filtration system last month. After receiving it, I realized I needed help to install it as I needed to cut a hole in my stainless steel sink to mount it. I am glad I did because it took 1 1/2 hours for him to install it. The supplied water hose was too short for the required run so fortunately he supplied it. Despite the added cost of installation we are thrilled with the end result. And the bottles are wonderful as well.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Filter system. Bought this about a month ago. Easy to install. Love being able to give my cat and dog filtered water and have good water to cook with and wash fruits and vegetables.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Been an aquasana customer for years and never been disappointed. Love their filters.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tasteing Water After a friend’s recommendation and a lot of online research, I purchased and installed the under sink 3-stage filter system (about two months ago). Filtering out the most contaminates was my top priority, followed by price. This system easily met those criteria. The surprise was how good the water tastes; it’s very clean tasteing and actually tastes sweet. I drink more water now (and stopped drinking the filtered water at work and began taking two bottles of my own water to the office every day).
Date published: 2018-02-18
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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

Hello. This is my 2nd Claryum 3 stage and I loved my first one. However i'm having trouble with the new one - the water flow is very low, almost a trickle in comparison. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated? Thank you.

Asked by: Tia L
Hello, Thank you for your question. 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 at 866-662-6885. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-01-11

Does this filter remove giardia?

Asked by: Willy Nelson
No, this is a carbon filter. You need to boil contaminated water. Or if it is a constant, steam distillation might be what your looking for. That strips the minerals out of your water though, and it is slow and costly. Boiling is more practical.
Answered by: Celeste
Date published: 2019-01-07

On this system, does the change filter warning sound after a certain period of time, or after a certain number of gallons of water have passed through the system?

Asked by: Mark W
There is no warning sound. I change the filters when the flow of water gets very slow which indicates to me that the filters are clogged
Answered by: AquasanaFan
Date published: 2019-01-06

I have an Aquasana that I love as drinking water (above the sink). Can I use this for an ultrasonic humidifier as well?

Asked by: wendy j.
Do you mean by filtering the water into a pitcher and pouring it in to the humidifier or by plumbing it to the humidifier? I would assume both would work fine either way. I use mine for my ice maker and my dogs get filtered water as well!
Answered by: Sphere360
Date published: 2018-12-07

Do you have a recycle program for the used water filters?

Asked by: PO Ho
No, not to my knowledge. However I live in a rural area in West central Indiana and none exists in my area.
Answered by: Old pipefitter.
Date published: 2018-11-30

What is the measurement of the system?  We have very little space to under our sink.   Thanks!  Kim

Asked by: KBM1863
You'll need 12 inches in length and it is 4 inches wide. Ours is in a small space too.
Answered by: Lily's Mom
Date published: 2018-11-09

Faucet is dripping. It is ~4 years old.  How do I fix it??? 

Asked by: GatorLuis
Hello! I'm sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your filtration system! We certainly want to help you resolve this as soon as possible. Please contact our customer service representatives at 866-662-6885 and, we will be happy to assist. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

Does this remove fluoride?

Asked by: Danielleb
Danielle, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the AQ-5300 will not help to reduce nor remove fluoride from the drinking water. The Aquasana OptimH2O is NSF Certified to remove over 95% of fluoride from your drinking water. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06
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