Berkey Shower Filter (Without Showerhead)

(15 reviews) Write a Review

Product Overview

The Berkey Shower Filter unit will typically last 20,000 gallons or one year, whichever comes first. While testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary. The Berkey Shower Filter unit contains a new and improved shower filtration media, which is most effective in reducing free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale and iron oxide (rust water). The Berkey Shower Filter process media works in a wide range of temperatures with a maximum operating temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • BPA Free.
  • Reduces Free Chlorine.
  • Eliminates dirt and odors.
  • Reduces damage to hair and skin.
  • Effective for both hot and cold water.
  • Reduces chemical absorption and vapor inhalation.
  • Back Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging.
  • Also available with massage shower head already installed.
  • Easy installation. Use with your exisiting shower head.
  • "Full Flow" filter insures even distribution of water throughout the media.


In the shower environment, chlorine can either be in liquid or gas state. At higher water temperatures in the enclosed shower stall, free-chlorine moves from the liquid to the gas state, where it vaporizes and subsequently is inhaled. The United States regulates all showerhead flow at 2.5 gallons per minute. Thus, the science behind shower filtration must take into account the unique situation in the shower, including temperature, flow rate and volume.

Since chlorination is a long established public health practice necessary for the disinfection of drinking water, consumers are aware of the health benefit drinking filtered water can provide. However, it's surprising for some people to learn that 50% of their daily exposure is in the shower. The other 50% comes from their drinking water. Therefore, filtering shower water is equally as important as filtering drinking water.

Documented scientific studies conclude that taking long hot showers is a potential health risk. In the enclosed shower stall, chlorine vaporizes where it is inhaled. To a lesser degree, dermal absorption also occurs. Chlorine is added to kill pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria. The highly reactive chlorine combines with fatty acids and carbon fragments to form a variety of toxic compounds. Medical studies suggest a link between absorption and inhalation of chlorine in the shower environment with elevated risks for diseases and serious illness. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions such as asthma and eczema, to become exacerbated.

In addition to the benefits of filtering water, there are cosmetic benefits. Symptoms of chlorine exposure are dry and/or flaking skin, dry brittle hair and red irritated eyes. Filtering your shower water reduces these symptoms.

Using a patented blend of high-purity calcium, copper and zinc; the Berkey Shower Filter unit works on a similar principle to a Catalytic Converter in an automobile. In shower filtration free-chlorine is converted into a harmless chloride. The scientific name for this chemical reaction is known as "Reduction-Oxidation", commonly referred to as Redox. Redox reactions can be chemically complex. Simply stated, during a Redox reaction electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new elements. For instance, when free-chlorine comes in contact with the filtration media, it is changed into a benign water-soluble chloride. This reaction changes free-chlorine to a larger chloride element. This is too large to evaporate or be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly through the water supply.


NOTE: If possible do not use the Berkey Shower Filter unit with a shut-off valve. If a shut-off valve is absolutely necessary, please make sure it is installed inline above and before the Berkey Shower Filter unit. Use of a shut-off valve after the Berkey Shower Filter unit may result in excessive pressure buildup inside the Berkey Shower Filter unit causing the filter to be damaged and voiding your warranty. For more information on the proper installation of a shut-off valve, please contact us.

WARNING: GetBerkey assumes no liability should you decide to use a shut-off valve in conjunction with your Berkey Shower Filter unit.


(15 reviews) Write a Review

15 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 4
    Review of Berkey Dechlorinating shower filter

    Posted by Unknown on 8th May 2013

    Delivered as promised. Well packaged. Instructions clear for installation. asy to install. Margin on first sheet of instructions cut off-redo on larger sheet to include cut off sentences. Too early to judge effectiveness of product. Happy & pleased with purchase

  • 5
    The smell is great and they are easy to use

    Posted by Rick on 5th Mar 2013

    My wife put these on by herself and said it was easy. We noticed a big difference in the smell. It no longer has the smell of "pool" water in our bathroom. I am also looking forward to my skin not being as dry.

  • 5
    No more chlorine odor

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Nov 2012

    Was easy to install and I feel safer now.

  • 5
    Skin and lung salvation!

    Posted by Cassandra on 30th Sep 2012

    Our city has begun to use more chlorine than usual due to our drought conditions in West Texas. Showering is supposed to be a cleansing experience but I found myself feeling contaminated inside and out. My skin has been itching to the point of distraction. After one shower under this filter, I feel clean, refreshed and I'm not all choked up. Best of all, I'm not itching! My hair feels and looks cleaner. Now if I could put this filter on my whole house, at the very least, my washing machine!

  • 5
    Water smells Good

    Posted by Olene on 17th Aug 2012

    I live by myself in a 4k ft house and don't use enough water to keep the pipes clean, so the filter is perfect to filter my shower water. So easy to install and to know the water is clean is great.

  • 5
    easy to install

    Posted by penny wilson on 25th May 2011

    love it, in just a few minutes I had it on and ready to go