18 reasons why you need a water dispenser at home

By Bob Fear

18 reasons why you need a water dispenser at home

There are a hundred great reasons why you should have a Virgin Pure System in your home. As we thought that listing all one hundred reasons would get boring quite quickly, we decided to just focus on our top 18.

Top benefits of filtering water: from better taste to more fuel for exercise

1) Tastes better than normal

When the Virgin Pure System dispenses your water for you, we also triple-filter and purify it for you - which means it'll taste very good indeed. Some people think water has no taste but maybe that's because they haven't tasted decent, pure water the way it should be (shame!). Better tasting water will magically make everything else you add it to so much better as well - everything from your tea and coffee to your cooking.

2) Better for your health

Virgin Pure's filtration and purification process reduces lots of the chlorine, bacteria and other naughty contaminants that sneak into your tap water - therefore ensuring that it's healthier to drink. Unlike this fancy-sounding 'reverse osmosis' gubbins, we don't remove the naturally occurring minerals found in water (such as potassium and calcium), so having a Virgin Pure System is just like having mineral water on tap. Nice.

3) Makes it easy to drink more water

90% of our customers say they drink more water since they had their Virgin Pure System installed. We all know that we should drink more water, but actually doing something about it seems to be such a challenge. It makes it far easier when you have hot or cold, great-tasting purified water on tap... really, it does.

4) Helps your sugar free diet

The main sources of added sugar that regularly cause us to exceed our recommended daily limit are fizzy drinks, squashes and fruit juices. A diet of sugary drinks, even though counting toward your daily water intake, will counteract any benefits of hydration. How will a water purifier benefit you on the quest to cut down on sugar? To break this unhealthy habit, start by switching out one sugary drink a day with a glass of the pure, fresh stuff straight from the water dispenser.

Having a purified water dispenser makes it so much easier to ditch the sugary drinks and top up your fluid quota with lots of the good stuff. (Buying less sugary drinks will also save you money, bargain...)

5) Helps kids consume less sugar as well

Kids are consuming too much sugar - it's official. Following a report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, both Public Health England and the World Health Organisation are warning parents about the dangers of tooth decay and obesity that children having too much added sugar in their everyday diet face.

The latest advice is that children should have no more than the equivalent five teaspoons of added sugar in their food and drink a day. Many soft drinks, juices and smoothies have much more than this in one individual can or carton - some over twice as much.

But how do we make it cooler for the kids to drink water? How do we get them to go sugar free and lure them away from the bright and colourful bottles, cans and cartons of the sweet stuff marketed in their specific direction? One of the benefits of drinking filtered water is that it’s so convenient, tempting and tasty. That’s true for kids too!

6) Saves you money

The benefits of a home water filtration system might even extend to your bank account. If you buy lots of bottled water then it should work out cheaper to join Virgin Pure. At a cost of around four pounds a week you get all the triple-filtered, purified, hot and cold water you want. The more you drink, the cheaper it gets - it's not magic - it's just maths! Plus, this is one of the best ways to save water too! Find out more with our easy water-saving tips here.

7) Saves you space

If you store lots of water in the fridge to keep it cold, joining Virgin Pure will also save you a bit of valuable space. Our System will ensure your water is always nice and chilled any time you want, so no need to stress. You'll also save a bit of space by finally ditching that dusty old water filter jug you never use...

8) Instantly right for tea or coffee

Our System dispenses water at 92-96 ° - the perfect temperature for tea and coffee, apparently. So no more burned beans, leaves or tongues and no more waiting for a crusty old kettle to boil. Instant hot water at the touch of a button. Because when you want your caffeine, you want it NOW (or is that just us?).

9) Boiling hot water on tap

The Virgin Pure System's extra-hot button will boost your water to boiling in a flash - because we know that some people like it really hot, really quick. This is very handy indeed for filling pots and pans when you're cooking - so you can boil that pasta or those potatoes in super quick time...

10) Adapts to mugs and glasses

One of the nattiest water purifier benefits is how much easier it is to prepare our favourite drinks. Our super smart water dispenser puts you in proper control. You can set the Virgin Pure System to dispense exactly the right amount of hot or cold water for your favourite glass or mug. It even allows you to allow a little room for that dash of milk (clever, eh?).

11) Keeps it chilled or ambient

No more storing huge bottles of stale water in the fridge or running the tap for ages before it gets anywhere near cold. You can set the Virgin Pure System to dispense your water at exactly the temperature you prefer - anything from 10 to 50°. If you prefer your pure water at somewhere near room temperature then there's even a 'mix' button which lets you choose your ratio of hot and cold to create your own perfect mix.

12) Makes you look cool

It's not just our water that's super cool. The Virgin Pure System has won an International Design Excellence Award, so we think we're justified in saying we look cool. And if we look cool, then you look cool too by having us in your kitchen.

13) No Chlorine

You know that stingy, pongy stuff they use to disinfect swimming pools? Yup, that's also used to disinfect your drinking water.

That's why your tap water might taste a bit bitter and have a slight whiff that really shouldn't be there. We really don't fancy too much chemical disinfectant in our daily drink.

One of the benefits of drinking filtered water is that you can get rid of all of that. A decent carbon filter will reduce the chlorine by 99%.

14) No nasty bits

Your drinking water may be relatively free of loads of dirt when it leaves the water treatment works, but it travels a fair old distance before it gets to your taps.

It could be travelling miles through rusty old pipes, and that's even before it has to go through the pipework in your building, which could also be donkey's years old.

Even though you can't always see bits of rust, sand and other dirt coming out of your tap, it's there. Here’s what Virgin Pure's filters pick up in a typical home:


●Volatile organic compounds


●Dirt and sediment

15) No bacteria

Aside from the chemicals and dirt that can get into your water, perhaps the scariest of all is the thought of microorganisms. Ee-euw, actual living little beasties lurking around stored water that can grow and breed.

One of the benefits of water purifiers is that ultraviolet purification zaps these little germs and stops them reproducing. This needs to be done once any chlorine has been removed.

Think about it - if you haven't got chlorine in your drink then you can't store it for too long or else bacteria will grow.

So, you really don't want to be storing opened bottles of water or old jugs of filtered water because they could be swimming with germs.

16) Prevents scale build up

Our Water System uses clever technology to stop the white flakes associated with scale, without removing the healthy minerals which form them.

17) Plenty of essential minerals

You don't want absolutely everything taken out of your water, because natural, filtered water is healthy, right? It's healthy because it’s packed full of essential minerals like Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium that your body needs.

Some people are going crazy right now for 'reverse osmosis' - but this method of purification takes everything out of the water - even the essential minerals, so where's the good in that?

Purifying your mains water on demand the Virgin way and leaving in the essential minerals means it's like having mineral water on tap.


Calcium helps you maintain strong bones. It also helps your body carry out many important functions related to your muscles, nerves and blood vessels.


Magnesium helps regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It’s also involved in making protein, bone, and DNA.


A high-potassium diet can reduce blood pressure and water retention. Potassium also helps protect against strokes, osteoporosis and kidney stones.

You can find out more about the minerals in other types of water, including purified, distilled and mineral with our article.

18) Purified water is the best exercise fuel

Filtered water benefits can extend to your workout routine too. If you're exercising as much as you should be (at least around 2-3 hours a week according to the NHS) then you need the right fuel to help keep you active.

You lose a lot of water while undertaking vigorous exercise, so you need to keep your body's water balance on an even keel to prevent debilitating dehydration.

It's pretty logical that you should at least be replacing whatever water you sweat out. But there's a scary and confusing plethora of radioactive-looking sports drinks and supplements out there that seem to promise to turn you into an Olympic-class athlete. They must be good for you right?

In a previous article about the benefits of drinking water, trusted expert and online fitness coach, Joe Wicks, puts us straight about this:

"I'm not a big fan of sports drinks or fizzy drinks. I think people rely far too much on sugar energy than real energy derived from macronutrients (fats, protein and carbohydrates). Sugar just causes the body to crave even more junk food as blood sugar levels take a nose-dive.

Nothing is better than purified water for hydrating before, during and after a workout so skip the sugary energy drinks and give your body what it really needs - H2O."

Crisp tasting and refreshing water is a perfect pick me up after a hard workout. Stick to the simple solution, and you'll be on to a winner.

As you can see, there are plenty of filtered water benefits you can enjoy. Having a water dispenser to hand could be the key to a healthier lifestyle. Staying healthily hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of lovely purified water, rather than endless amounts of sugary drinks, will help keep mind and body in good shape. A hot water dispenser will give you the added benefit of variating from the chilled option, while still serving you with the best tasting triple-filtered water.

If your regular tipple is tea or coffee, then a hot water dispenser will have you chucking out your tired old kettle. Instant hot water on tap will mean no more flat-tasting scaly water - and no waiting around for it to boil. As well as saving time, a hot water dispenser will use less electricity and cut down on water waste. The best quality water will improve the taste of your favourite brew, which is helpful if you need encouragement to drink a little more water every day. Just remember to keep your caffeine intake in check. Try decaffeinated drinks, or adding fresh lemon, ginger or mint to hot water for a quick and easy health boost and taste kick.

Next, discover the amazing skin benefits of drinking water with our handy guide.

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