TYPE OF FILTER
Whole House Filter: 2-tank, 2-media wide-spectrum filter system with backwash lasts 500,000 gallons!
FOR WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES?
This is a great filter generally used on municipal systems where chlorine is the disinfectant (not chloramine). If you have fluoride, you can combine with a kitchen Fluoride Plus filter . Could be right for well water, but that should be judged by what is in your water.
WHAT IS FILTERED?
Chlorine, heavy metals, chromium, lead, chemically-based contaminants, organic-based contaminants, scale and hundreds of other contaminants. These materials work on all the categories of contaminant. This includes asbestos, arsenic, hydrogen sulfide and hard scale leaving great tasting natural water. The filtered water will be noticeably softer and will taste great, without the addition of salts or chemicals.
To see an indicative sample list of contaminants removed by these filters, see What Is Filtered?
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Water flows over and through the filter media. Water is not stored. Water flow is strong. Dads always worry about that – and are always happy after installation.
Filter media have been certified by the NSF.
Kdf, the media in the first tank, is great for filtering chlorine, chemically-based contaminants, heavy metals and more. This tank has a backwash head on a timer. It back-washes – perhaps twice a week at night, but you can choose – to ‘fluff’ the filter material to keep it from compacting. You have the option to run that water down a drain or use it to water your yard. It averages about 40 gallons backwash.
Carbon, in the second tank, is best for organic-based contaminants. Most everyone agrees carbon leaves good-tasting water.
This system uses 40 pounds of KDF COPPER-ZINC material AND 27.5 pounds of granulated carbon – that’s a lot of quality filtering.
Installation results in clean and polished water for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing and gardening. Plumbing and appliances are protected from staining, corrosion and scale, adding life to your household appliances.
SPECS AND DETAILS
An automatic back-washing head IS INCLUDED
- Capacity is 500,000 gallons
- Water flow up to 10 gallons a minute
- Tanks are 10 x 47 and 8 x 38 inches
- Fittings are standard 3/4 inch for the inlet and outlet.
“Yayyyy! Just spoke to the plumber and he is out and done. He said there is no change in pressure!
K.E. Westport, Connecticut
For more on Whole House Water Filters, click on: Whole House Filters.
To see an FAQ, click on: Frequently Asked Questions.
Can be installed by any competent plumber, normally takes a few hours, but depends on your situation.
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