This is a Shower Filter Chlorine or Chloramine. Photo shown with showerhead, which is not included.
ALL KDF AND CARBON ARE NOT EQUAL. PATENTED PROCESS INCREASES THE EFFECTIVENESS AND LENGTH OF TIME THEY STAY EFFECTIVE.
USES PATENT-PROCESSED FOAM ADVANTAGE KDF AND PATENT-PROCESSED FOAM ADVANTAGE POWDERED ACTIVATED CARBON!
YOU CAN GET THE VERSION TO REDUCE CHLORAMINES EFFECTIVELY AS A RESULT OF THE FOAM ADVANTAGE.
TYPE OF FILTER
Shower filter chlorine or chloramine. SEARCH “your town, state Annual Water Quality Report” to see if they list chlorine or chloramine. Or call the number on your water bill. We can help you if you email us.
If your muncipality uses chloramine or both, getting the chloramine version is better for you.
The thread size is standard in the US and will fit any shower pipe. As long as there is room for it on the pipe, it will fit any US shower. If you are out of the US, you may need an adapter.
FOR WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES?
For any US shower with a normal water pipe. In other countries you may need an adapter.
WHAT IS FILTERED?
Chlorine is eliminated at roughly 95% level. With the chloramine filter, removal rates are lower. but the majority will be filtered out in most cases. Slower flow rates means more filtration. Customer experience has been very good.
It is the FOAM ADVANTAGE that makes it possible to greatly reduce chloramines in a shower filter.
Shower filters are primarily designed to filter out the disinfectants. This top-quality shower filter also has the right media to reduce herbicides, pesticides, chlorination byproducts, lead, copper, mercury and other heavy metals. It works against odors and lime scale. Somewhat softens water naturally. Showers however have a fast flow rate and small filters. They will not do everything a kitchen or whole house filter will do.
For information on chlorine, click on: Chlorine .
For information on chloramine, click on: Chloramine.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Unscrew your existing showerhead, screw the filter onto the pipe, and then screw your showerhead onto the filter. Fits any showerhead. Yes, that includes your showerhead. If there is room to screw this onto the pipe that your showerhead, you can use this filter.
This special patented process for the kdf shower filter removes chlorine or chloramine and the filter disks last a full year. This is the latest model in a shower filter line made and sold in the US since 1991.
Kdf works great in hot water. The carbon used in these filters was tested at 102 degrees, which is the standard protocol for NSF testing.
Water flow is strong. The patented process increases porosity, which means better contact between water and filter material while maintaining a strong water flow.
FILTER MEDIA FACTS: Kdf is the best media for the shower. The TurboShower uses a patented powdered and shaped porous kdf block. The kdf makes the carbon more effective. Other kdf filters use granulated material. This FOAM ADVANTAGE technology dramatically increases the filter surface area and the contact time with water and therefore delivers greater filtration.
The use of the patent-processed FOAM ADVANTAGE carbon means some reduction of pesticides, herbicides, disinfection byproducts and other organic contaminants.
Media prepared in this way will do far more than a comparable amount of the same media. See chlorine chart.
For chlorine, kdf-55 and activated carbon are used.
For chloramine, kdf-85 and catalytic carbon are used.
For more information on the patented filter media process, see Foam Advantage.
We’ve read that carbon doesn’t work in hot water. Is this true?
This carbon stops working at a temperature between 115 and 120 degrees. Shower water is typically below 104 degrees, so the carbon in this filter is fully effective. The specific tests were done at 102 degrees, as called for by the NSF protocol.
Is this filter certified by NSF?
The filter materials used inside are. It’s wasteful to get the same filter media tested over and over in different configurations. See more info here: Certifications.
“Works great. As always your service and prices can’t be beat. Thanks and I’ll be in touch when it’s replacement filter time!”
Dr. Jess Baldwin. Baldwin Family Chiropractic, Aurora, CO
“I appreciate all the information your website provides. I’m glad we decided to purchase, so we don’t breathe in and absorb the chlorine. The added benefits to my tub and shower tiles staying cleaner is a great benefit.
- Removes chlorine at about 95% for the life of the filter at the rates normal in a shower. Lower flow rates (as with a lower-flow showerhead) will deliver higher levels of filtration.
- Chloramine, much harder to remove, will have the majority filtered. Slower flow will increase filtration.
- Connector is made of sturdy stainless steel for ease of installation without risk of stripping the threads.
- Connector is free-spinning for easy and tool-free installation
- Good for 10,000 gallons or once a year, whichever comes first.
- The showerHEAD shown in some photos is not included