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We offer our customers high quality and beautifully designed 3 way taps using the highest quality components. 

Browse our extensive range of Acquapuro 3 way taps for your kitchen. 

The care that has gone into the manufacture of these 3 way taps and the simplicity of their installation is second to none. 

Yes, you can buy cheaper 3 way taps for your kitchen, but they won't be a patch on these in terms of longevity of operation. 

All of our Acquapuro 3 way taps come with three separate flexible hose connections so they can be used with either a drinking water filter, reverse osmosis system or one of our water softeners.

If you need advice about any of our 3 way taps please call 01352 838 281 or send us a message HERE.

What is a 3 way tap?

Often called mixer taps, tri-flow taps, water filter taps, three way taps or 3 way kitchen taps. Essentially, a 3 way tap allows you to enjoy unfiltered and filtered water from the same tap, which saves you from having to install a separate tap on your kitchen sink for filtered water. 

It's a much more efficient way of doing it and we think it makes your kitchen sink look way less cluttered. 

Triflow taps come with 2 levers; one for hot and cold and the other for filtered water.

The 3 lever  3 way taps have a lever for each type of water - hot, cold and filtered. 

Do I need a 3 way tap when I buy a Drinking Water filter?

No, but see above!

What are the benefits of 3 way taps?

Our drinking water filters come with a choice of single lever taps, which you'll see on each water filter product page. You can select the 'no tap' option and instead purchase a 3 way tap to compliment your new drinking water filters.

Installing 3 way taps is convenient, economical and environmentally friendly. They also look great in your kitchen.

3 way taps are convenient because you don't have to keep buying and carrying home expensive bottled water from the supermarket or remembering to fill up your jug filter. Yes, even the cheapest bottled water is more expensive than the water that comes out of your filter tap at home! You and your family can therefore have fantastic tasting water all year round.

3 way taps are economical. It's recommended that we should drink 2 litres of water a day as it’s crucial to our overall health and well-being. That could prove expensive if you're purchasing bottled water. How many times have you bought expensive bottled water, drank half of it and left the other half somewhere, such as your bag, back seat of your car or desk? And then when you do have a tidy up, you throw it out! That's not only a waste of water but it’s another plastic bottle that has to be thrown away or recycled.

If you live in a hard water area and choose to buy our hardness filter, the reduced limescale content of your filtered water will mean that your cookware, kettles and coffee makers won't get all furred up, which means they're more likely to last longer and run more efficiently.

3 way taps are environmentally friendly. Just think of how many plastic bottles you won't have to buy and throw away. When you install one of our taps you'll dramatically reduce the amount of household waste you accumulate. You can fill a hard wearing plastic bottle time after time with your own filtered water; doing your bit to save the planet!

You might save money on car fuel as filtering your own water may reduce the number of times you visit the supermarket. And, your refrigerator doesn't have to work hard to keep your bottled water cool thereby reducing household equipment running costs!

Are 3 way taps easy to install?

YES, our 3 way taps are easy to install. Each tap is delivered with fitting instructions and on each of our tap product pages you'll find an exploded diagram which gives dimensions and a clear picture of how all the component parts fit together, making installation even easier. Remember that we're just at the end of the telephone if you get stuck! We also sell spare parts for many 3 way taps.

Your 3 way tap shouldn't take up any more room on your kitchen sink than a standard single lever tap. The water filter housing is usually installed under the sink and doesn't take up excessive amounts of space. You need to leave enough room to loosen the housing when you want to replace the filter cartridge.

Filtered water improves the taste of food and drinks

When you cook with filtered water it can help improve the overall taste of whatever you're preparing. So, if you want better tasting vegetables, pasta and fish for example, install a drinking water filter from Fountain-Filters. This is especially true if you live in a hard water area as increased levels of limescale impact negatively on the taste of cooked food. The Pearl-H is the filter for you if this is the case.

You'll know whether or not you live in a hard water area as your cups of tea will have an ugly scum lying on top of them! 

If you need advice about how to reduce limescale in your water then please call 01352 838 281 or send us a message HERE.

At Fountain Filters we only supply high quality 3 way taps. Beware of the cheap 3 way taps out there. If you put one of our 3 way taps alongside the cheap ones you'd notice a difference in weight, quality of finish, flexibility of the levers and much more. Our 3 way taps also come with a decent 2-5 year guarantee depending on which tap you go for. 

Our 3 way taps are compatible with our full range of drinking water filtersreverse osmosis systems and water softeners.

Understanding your Water Pressure before buying a 3 Way Tap

Understanding your home’s water pressure will help you when it comes to choosing your 3 way tap. 

As tempting as it is you'll be disappointed when your tap arrives and ends up not delivering your water the way you'd expected. 

The type of water system you have will determine your choice of kitchen tap.

If you fit a 3 way tap that requires a high-pressure system, and your home has a low-pressure system, then you will have a very low hot water flow rate which isn't ideal. A way around this would be to install a hot water booster pump. We've had a few customers in this situation.

If you have a low-pressure water system, then you will need to choose a 3 way tap that's designed to work at a low pressure to ensure a steady flow of water.

A high-pressure system will work with any 3 way tap, so you benefit from have a much bigger choice.

Low pressure systems – (also known as gravity fed systems) have a cold-water tank in the loft and a hot water cylinder elsewhere (most likely in an airing cupboard). You'll need to choose a 3 way tap that’s designed to work with a low-pressure system.

High pressure vented system – this means your home will have a combination boiler, which is most likely to be fitted to the wall in the kitchen. 
They'll be no cold or hot water storage tank. Combi boilers are fed directly with mains pressure cold water, which is quickly heated and pumped around your home. If you have this kind of system, then you can choose any 3 way tap.

High pressure unvented system – this is where you’ll have a hot water tank but no cold-water tank. 
The water is stored at mains pressure in a hot water tank and is heated by immersion heaters, that are attached to the side of the tank or a central heating boiler usually located in an airing cupboard. Most 3 way taps can be used with this system.

Types of Kitchen Taps

Sorrento, Monza, Verona, Milano, Aquila, SQ...

2 lever, 3 lever, square body...

So many choices. Here's a brief summary of the different types and styles of kitchen taps we offer. 

SQ
A 3 lever square body with seven spout options that's available in chrome and brushed steel. 
The SQ 3 way tap features three circular handles. The edges have been gently machined resulting in a sophisticated and professional look

Aquila
Contemporary styled professional mixer featuring a tightly wound spring spout with pull-out two way spray.
Black and white silicone hose options.
The Aquila offers the same practicality as the Milano 3 way tap, but includes a treated water outlet neatly hidden in the underside of the spray holder. 

Milano
A functional professional mixer with a industrial style spring spout. Two way pull-out shower spray.
Two and three lever models available.
The Milano is highly desirable, it combines contemporary styling with functionality thanks to the professional spring spout. The detachable spout end will ensure water can reach all the areas a normal tap cannot and with the press of a button deliver a shower spray for washing down your sink.

Verona
A highly desirable product which features the classic Swan-neck dual flow spout.
Two and three lever models available.
The Verona combines functionality with timeless styling. A curved swan-neck spout is a popular feature, making the Verona one of our best sellers. The swivel spout is dual flow, a dedicated tube ensures treated water remains separate all the way from the connections to the dual opening aerator.

Monza
A super contemporary double curved quad spout which features dual flow technology.
Two and three lever models available, only availble in chrome.
The angular design, combined with dual flow technology, which is unusual for this spout design, means the Monza will compliment any modern kitchen.

Sorrento
An beautifully proportioned super trendy mixer, popular in Europe due to its elegant design.
Two and three lever models available, only availble in chrome.
The Sorrento features a single curved, flat topped spout which ends with two one dual flow aerator located in the underside of the spout tip. 

The Technology of Acquapuro 3 Way Taps

Acquapuro 3 way taps have some amazing features. 

  • Intelligently designed with practicality and problem free ease of use at the forefront of the manufacturers minds.
  • Spouts on all styles have anti-wobble technology and the swivel spouts have been fitted with a nylon guide ring ensuring smooth spout rotation and a solid connection to the main tap body.
  • All spouts have a double pair of o-rings to ensure leak free connection. Alongwith the guide ring these o-rings should last a minimum of 10 years.
  • Filtered water remains separated until it reaches the dual opening aerator at the spout end. The only exception to this is the Milano, which has a mixed water outlet.
  • Our 3 way taps have a faster solid fix installation method. A large nut spins up a threaded shaft which is then tightened by two screws. This offers support over the full circumference of the base. A stronger installation even on the thinnest of stainless steel sinks.
  • Ceramic cartridges, valves and aerators to ensure trouble free operation.
  • Each style of 3 way tap has three separate flexible hose connections (450mm long with a 3/8ths connection) which means they are compatible with drinking water filters, reverse osmosis and water softeners.
  • A 3/8" x 1/2" non return valve is included, which connects to a 15mm compression fitting.

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