This post is sponsored by Primo®, and the thoughts expressed here are our own.

Tracking PixelAs summer heats up, so do our family activities. Sometimes it seems like each of us is going in 20 different directions. Days at the beach, basking in the sun on the deck, working in the yard or hanging out in the park – no matter which direction we choose, there’s tons of action at our house. That’s why we’re digging our new Primo ® Water Dispenser. It’s a convenient way to stay hydrated throughout the summer, and really all year around.

girl pouring glass from Primo Water Dispenser

Clean, Pure Water

We live in San Diego, and the drinking water from our taps is notoriously nasty. Since it travels so far to get to our arid climate, I think our water loses its pristine mountain flavor along the way or something. Whatever the reason, our tap water tastes like minerals. Water should taste refreshing; not like you are drinking iron and calcium. The experts call it hard water – it’s safe, but not delicious. Our family calls it undrinkable.

This is one of the many reasons why we love our new Primo Water Dispenser. We can immediately tap its clear, pure tasting water from a super easy kitchen dispenser. Primo water tastes so good because it goes through a multi-step purification process that includes filtration and reverse osmosis. No worries – I don’t understand that either except to know that the end result is healthy and delicious.

Refilling is Easy

Getting our Primo water bottle refilled is as easy as a trip to the store, and a lot less expensive. Think about it – we can fill a 5-gallon bottle of clear, purified water from a water dispensing station located throughout our neighborhood. Or instead, we could spend a fortune on bottled water from the grocery store.

To fill our Primo water bottle with the “elixir of life”, we go online to the Primo Water website. On their homepage, there’s an easy button in the top navigation bar called “Find Water”. Clicking on that, all we have to do is enter our zip code and all the refill locations near us pop up. We found so many within a really short distance of our house.

And by really short distance, I mean less than a 3 minute drive.

Man with empty water bottle

How to Refill

At the refill station, there are easy directions printed right on the kiosk itself. We simply open the clear plastic door and set our bottle inside on the shelf underneath the water spout. After paying a very reasonable $1.75 (35-cents per gallon) by cash or credit card, we push the button and the water pours out of the spout and into our bottle.

man refilling Primo Water bottle at station

The whole process takes about 2 minutes flat. When it’s filled, we remove the bottle by its easy side-handle and affix the cap.

The first time I did this, I worried the cap would come loose while I was carrying the bottle. From the Primo website, you can order their special cap for this very purpose. And let me tell you, that cap isn’t going anywhere – it held firmly as I loaded the bottle into the car and drove home. No fuss, no muss.

man at refillable water station

Back at home, I loaded the bottle back into the Primo Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser. Again, the loading directions are super simple. The kids even do this for us, and they can even lift the water bottle into place.

man installing bottom load water bottle in Primo Water Dispenser

Here’s the easy steps we follow:

  • Open the dispenser door
  • Place the probe into the opening of the water bottle and fasten cap
  • Put the bottle inside the dispenser and close the door
  • Make sure the unit is plugged in, and the switches are flipped for hot and cold water on the back of the dispenser
  • Wait about an hour for the dispenser to chill and heat the water
  • Fill our cups with cold or hot water and enjoy

It’s that easy.

man drinking water bottle at gym

We love water in our house, and we’re now going through about 5 gallons per week.

Plus, Primo is running a special promotion right now. Use WATERGOALS25 at check-out, which provides for 25% off dispenser, FREE fast shipping + a FREE coupon will be mailed for a 5-gallon bottle of Primo water and another will be in the box when delivered. With that great offer, we were up and running in no time flat.

Primo Water Dispenser savings coupons

Affordability over Single-Serve Bottles

OK, so it costs $1.35 to fill a 5-gallon bottle.

In contrast, an average size single serving water bottle is about 59-cents per 16.9-ounce bottle, or approximately $5 for a bulk purchase of 24 bottles (amounts to about 21-cents per bottle). There are 128 fluid ounces in one gallon, or 640 fluid ounces in 5 gallons. At that rate, purchasing individual bottles would cost about $7.90 for 5 gallons of water.

You do the math – $1.35 or $7.90. We’ll fill our individual reusable water bottles using the Primo dispenser, thankyouverymuch.

Maybe this is why the Primo brand tagline is “Drink Big. Drink Healthy”.

Primo Bottom Loading Water Dispenser

Environmental Impact

Not to mention what all those empty little plastic bottles of water do to our environment and natural resources. Our family is as much in favor of convenience as any other, but we are also conscious of where we can contribute to the planet. Avoiding single-serving plastic water bottles is one strong way to make a difference.

Primo Water is good for us, good for our pocket books and good for the planet!

We’re good to go!

girl presenting glass of cold water