What you need to know before buying a water cooler


Once an office icon, water coolers provide significant benefits in the workplace. 

If you're considering buying a water cooler, there are four key things you need to know before purchasing.

Bottled coolers or built-in coolers?

Bottled Coolers are built to last and are made from durable materials.

Bottled coolers are a good choice for family homes, renters, small offices as low volume applications.

They are a cost-effective solution available in a variety of designs.

Plumbed-In Coolers are better suited for use in higher volume situations such as homes, offices or gyms.

Aqua Cooler’s wide range of high-quality built-in contemporary water coolers is a great investment for keeping your family, staff or members hydrated all year round.

Freestanding or wall-mounted?

Free-standing drinking fountains supply an endless flow of water suitable for various applications.

The sleek mains-connected water bubblers with a heavy-duty build are perfect for gyms, worksites, schools and small offices.

Whereas, wall mounted drinking water fountains are specifically designed for smaller spaces with limited floor space like worksites, gyms, schools and more.

Wall-mounted designs are also well suited for people needing easy access like children and people in wheelchairs.

Benefits of a water cooler

Many businesses, households and offices alike buy water coolers over other alternatives. Here are just some of the benefits of investing in a water cooler:

Better tasting water

Especially if you opt for a water cooler with a filter.

Cooler water simply tastes better.

It also ensures you have a good supply of cold drinking water on hand, encouraging you to stay hydrated throughout the day.

For managers - adequate hydration can make all the difference between tired and unmotivated employees and a productive workplace.

Less plastic pollution

Every year, over eight million tonnes of plastic finds its way into our oceans, harming wildlife and important ecosystems.

As companies continue to push the topic of corporate social responsibility, it is important that everybody does their part to reduce their impact on the environment.

Buying a water cooler can be a great way to transition to a plastic-free office or home.

Low administrative costs

After the initial installation, water coolers require very minimal upkeep.


Keeping your water supply clean and healthy is now easier than ever with Aqua Cooler Directs water cooler filter and accessories

We offer a diverse range of replacement filters including green housing, carbon and sediment filters, filter kits, brackets, Tri-Stage Replacement Filters and more.

When it comes to choosing filters and accessories, we recommend speaking to one of our professionals so you get the most suitable fixtures for your needs.  

Contact us today and invest in an endless supply of healthy, clean, pure water.