How-To Clean

Routine maintenance for your BOROUX water filters. Cleaning instructions and helpful tips for washing the stainless steel chambers and scrubbing the black filters.

How to Clean your BOROUX legacy.™ Water Filter System

Routine maintenance ensures the maximum longevity of BOROUX water filters. Sediment and minerals can accumulate in the upper chamber which may lead to visible white residue and clogged filters. Follow these steps to clean your BOROUX legacy system effectively.

We recommend cleaning the stainless steel chambers and spigot monthly. The foundation filters should be scrubbed every three to six months or when you notice a slower flow rate.

Remove the Filters

Take out the filters and place them in a safe spot to avoid any damage.

Wash the Chambers

Using warm water and a mild dishwashing soap, scrub the chambers, parts, and pieces. Rinse.



Place the stainless steel chambers in the dishwasher. 

If needed, remove the spigot from the lower chamber for cleaning.


Once dry, reassemble your BOROUX legacy system and reinstall the BOROUX foundation filters. Enjoy your clean system and refreshing water!

How to Clean the BOROUX foundation.™ Filters

Cleaning the filters can improve filtration speed and filter lifespan. The micropore structure of the filters can become clogged over time. Scrubbing the exterior reopens pores removes any residue that can accumulate on the filters. For best practice, the filters should be cleaned every three to six months, or if the filters are much slower than usual.

Remove Filters

Remove the filters from your water filter system.

Scrub the Filters

Hold the filter under clean, running water. Using a new abrasive sponge (we recommend a 3M Scotch Brite pad), scrub the surface of the filter for several minutes. 


How to prime and setup the BOROUX foundation water filters

Prime and Reinstall

Prime the filters before use.

Mold or Mildew

Deep Cleaning

If you spot mold in your system, take immediate action to clean it thoroughly. Scrub the foundation filters with an abrasive sponge under cool running water for 2-4 minutes. After cleaning, prime and reinstall the filters. Run a batch of pre-treated water through the system to remove any remaining mold and prevent future growth.

For a deeper clean, add 16 drops of household bleach to each gallon of water used for cleaning. After washing with bleach, rinse thoroughly with warm water and mild dish soap.

White Residue

Removing Mineral Buildup

White residue on your filters or in the lower chamber is likely due to ionized minerals present in hard or heavily mineralized water. While the BOROUX foundation filters do not remove minerals, wiping off the residue with a damp sponge should resolve the issue. This white material, often referred to as "white floaters," is harmless and simply indicates visible minerals that were previously invisible in the water.

To remove mineral build-up on the stainless steel spigot or the lower chamber, create a mixture of half white vinegar and half water. Scrub the affected areas with this solution and let them soak for at least 30 minutes to dissolve the residue effectively.

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