Aquapurr Cat Water Fountain – Full Review

Aquapurr water feeding systemAquapurr is a great invention created by Steven Chalmers, a Computer science programer and inventor at heart. He suddenly overnight became a cat owner of 2 cats.

He had to deal with water fountains and the frequent task of cleaning them, dealing with the pump noise and so on.

He wanted to create something that would supply fresh running water for his cats that they could drink at their convenience, without dealing with all the cleaning and maintenance of an electric water fountain.

He gave me a free sample to make this review and I fell in love with this idea, it’s simply genius!


My First Impression When Unboxing the Aquapurr

The box comes with serveral pieces of cardboard holding the items that comes with the Aquapurr.

The water feeding system doesn’t come with very many pieces, when unboxing the Aquapurr you will find:

Aquapurr panel

Aquapurr panel

The platform with the hose and hardware connections attached to it. This is the biggest piece of the system.

All the connectors of the Aquapurr are made from stainless steel so they won’t rust overtime.

The panel is thin but solid and firm, it has a “L” shaped connector with the hose attached in one end, leaving the other end opened for the pivot to be inserted. The panel is aluminum faced so it won’t rust.

Spring at the bottom

Spring at the bottom

The bottom of the panel has a spring type button that creates the pressure in the pivot for the water to come out when the cat stands up on the panel.

The adaptor with its gasket. You will need these two pieces if your faucet’s threads don’t match the ones of the connector.

The standard gasket: This piece goes inside the connector.

The pivot: it’s from where your cat drinks water. This piece gets inserted in the connector and you need to push firmly because if you don’t a little water might leak from the pivot.




How to Assemble It

Aquapurr system

Aquapurr system

The assembling couldn’t be easier. Place the Aquapurr’s platform on the side of the faucet where you want your cat to stand when drinking. Don’t use the velcros to attach the panel on the surface yet until it’s all connected.

"L" shaped connector

“L” shaped connector where pivot goes inserted

Then, you need to remove the aerator from your faucet, then put the gasket inside the Aquapurr’s connector and screw it on the faucet. The last step is inserting the pivot inside the connector of the panel. Push it down firmly.

Now that is all connected you will see a valve tab in the faucet’s connector that you need to switch from vertical to horizontal, you may find that is little hard to do this in the beginning but just do it, you won’t break anything.

Then you need to pressure the panel with your hand simulating your cat’s weight and open the water so this way you will see how much water you want for the stream to come out.

In the beginning the water is going to squirt a little but then the stream you adjusted will come out.

Now the last step is peeling the velcros on the bottom of the panel to stick them on the counter so this way the panel doesn’t move around when your cat is on top of it.




Once I installed the Aquapurr I made my cat Sophie to test it and I must say the product approved 100% the test. Every time my cat stood on the panel the stream I adjusted came out just in the amount I chose, the only thing is that little squirt in the beginning but that really didn’t bother my cat at all.

I made a video of my cat looking at this fountain almost fascinated and you can see she leaves the panel and the water stops immediately. If you want to use the water from the faucet just switch the tab vertically and when you’re done, switch it back into cat position adjusting the stream again using your hand on the panel and the fountain it’s ready to go again!

Here’s the video I made of my cat looking at the Aquapurr almost hypnotized :-):






  • Traveling without worrying about water supply for your cat
  • Very easy to assemble, no tools needed
  • No need to change the water from the bowl every day
  • Always fresh water
  • No cleaning plastic fountains with nooks and crannies
  • No worry about power outages that could stop the system from working
  • No risk of your cat drinking bacteria in still water
  • Excellent to prevent feline chin acne
  • All connectors are made from stainless steel so they won’t rust overtime
  • Panel is aluminium faced so it won’t rust either



  • You can’t filter the water your cat drinks
  • Some sinks don’t have enough room to put the platform
  • Some squirt from the pivot in the beginning could scare some cats (most of them get used to it)
  • You will need to give up some room on the side of the sink to place this system.



Aquapurr is an excellent invention for cats that insist on drinking from the faucet. If you have a cat like that, you don’t need to open and shut the faucet anymore, this system is the best invention that does work.

After examining the whole system and proving it several times with my cat on and off the panel, I must say that the water never stopped from coming out the pivot every time my cat stood on the panel.

My cat Sophie doesn’t drink from faucets so that’s why on this video she is just staring at the stream, almost fascinated, but I wanted to make an honest review with videos because after all the investigations and reviews I’ve done regarding automatic water fountains for cats I’ve read tons of cat owners complaining that their cats never took to a water fountain and kept drinking from the faucet. That’s why I was so excited to make a good review of this product because I know it will help a lot of people with their cats.

I highly recommend the Aquapurr water fountain for cats that insist on drinking water from the faucet.



Lorena Avila is a Marketing Engineer, Writer, cat figures collector, cat lover and cat owner as well but above all a very passionate investigator of felines. She started investigating cat products 5 years ago when she couldn’t find reliable reviews on the internet to buy an automatic feeder for her own cat and since then she has been helping others providing honest information online.

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6 Responses to “Aquapurr Cat Water Fountain – Full Review”

  1. Thanks for a wonderful review Lorena.

    Your article made me realize I need to work on the packaging a bit! I already made one change to the packaging for the AquaPurr I shipped this morning.


    Steven Chalmers

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      You’re welcome Steven! all the items arrived in perfect condition anyway! Thanks for the wonderful invention you created for cat owners!

  2. bumpusd says:

    Another thing that I would list on the Cons side is that you have to be willing to allow your cats on the kitchen counter. I would be more likely to install this in a bathroom or laundry room if there was a longer tube between the faucet adapter and the base plate.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      That’s a good suggestion bumpusd, I’ll make sure to pass this idea to the manufacturer, he is a really nice guy.

  3. Fred says:

    Just wanna’ make sure Filters do not have 2 continually have 2 B replaced w/this product!!!