If you have just installed a new pull-out faucet in your kitchen and are now looking for ways to improve the quality of your water, you may be wondering if it’s possible to put a water filter on your pull-out faucet.

After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy the convenience of filtered water without having to install an entirely new fixture? The good news is that yes, you can install a water filter to go with your pull-out faucet.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a water filter to work with your pull-out faucet:

Types of Water Filters for Pull-Out Faucets

There are three types of water filters for pull-out faucets: inline filters, under-sink filters, and countertop filters. Each type has pros and cons, so it’s important to understand which one will work best for your needs.

Inline Filters

Inline filters attach directly to the end of your existing pull-out faucet and provide filtered water with the twist of a small knob. This kind of filter is usually smaller than the other two types and is best suited for those who have limited space under their sink. However, inline filters typically don’t have a large capacity, so they need to be replaced regularly.

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They require no installation other than attaching them directly to the end of the faucet.

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Inline filters are great if you don’t have room under your sink or countertop for another filter system and they don’t take up much space either. However, they do have some downsides – they are not a one-size fits all solution, so you will need to make sure that your faucet is compatible with the inline filter you choose.

Under Sink Filters

Under-sink filters are more involved than inline filters because they require some installation work. On the plus side, once your under-sink filter is installed they provide an unlimited supply of filtered water with very little maintenance required.

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Under sink systems typically use carbon block or reverse osmosis filtration technology which removes most contaminants from tap water including chlorine and lead as well as sediments such as sand and rust particles.

These systems are also much cheaper than inline filters in the long run because they don’t require frequent cartridge replacements as inline filters do.

Countertop Filters

Countertop filters are perhaps the easiest way to get filtered water from your pull-out faucet but they come with their own set of drawbacks – namely, they take up valuable counter space and may not fit in small kitchens or bathrooms where counter space is limited.

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You will need to pull your faucet towards your countertop filters to fill up the water reservoir and then you access your filtered drinking water from your countertop.

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Countertop filters are an ideal alternative for those who have plenty of counter space and seek a cost-effective way to get filtered water from their tap. Of course, this solution may not be the best fit for everyone.

Some models can only accommodate small-sized filter cartridges, their filtration capabilities may not be as effective when compared to larger under-sink systems or even inline models depending on which one you choose.


If you’re looking for an easy way to make sure that your drinking water is free from contaminants while also saving money and reducing plastic waste, then installing a water filter could be the perfect solution for you.

Depending on how much room you have under your sink or countertop and how much filtration power you need from your filter system, there are several options available for homeowners looking to get clean, filtered drinking water from their existing fixtures without having to replace them completely.

Whether you opt for an inline filter for convenience or prefer something more permanent like an under sink or countertop model; adding a quality filtration system will help ensure that your family has access to clean drinking water all year round.

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About the author

I started working as a quality control manager with the Water Authority of Nassau County in 2005. After a few years, I moved into Water Waste Prevention, where I currently work as the production supervisor. I love my job and the people I work with, but most of all I love spending time with my family.