WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER ADVANCED UPGRADE. Large Size
Whole House Water Filter Advanced Upgrade has a breakthrough configuration. This state-of-the-art whole house water filter systesm delivers exceptional wide-spectrum filtration and excellent water flow. See below with multiple media details. This is not a 2-stage filter system, it is a 5-stage filter.
For large houses and/or optimal water flow. If you have a giant house, there is an even larger water system filter available.
Media lasts for 600,000 gallons for Chlorine version!
350,000 gallons for Chloramine!
The Whole House Water Filter Advanced Upgrade can be configured for chlorine or chloramine. The chloramine version also filters out chlorine. Get the right filter for what is in your water! Look on the web for “(your town + state) Annual Water Quality Report,” or call the number on your water bill and ask them if they use chlorine or chloramine. Or email us with your town and state and we’ll check for you.
Atlanta/Fulton County: Please add the “Atlanta Pre-filter.” If you are not in Fulton County, you don’t need it. See more info at the bottom of this description.
Whole House Water Filter Advanced Upgrade System
This is an exceptional filtration system for many reasons. It combines six top filter media that are effective on a wide spectrum of contaminants, including heavy metal, organic, chemical, odor and taste. It includes specialized media targeting pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, and fluoride.
Capacity: 600,000 gallons for chlorine! 350,000 gallons for chloramine.
Standard Pre-Filter Dimension: 7 3/4″ X 14″ (with a 10″ canister)
Tank Dims: 10″ x 35″ per tank Chlorine Version
Tank Dimensions Chloramine Version:
Tank #1: 10″ x 35″
Tank #2: 10″ x 47″
- No maintenance contract required
- Flow rate is up to 15 gpm
- Temperature Ratings: 35 to 130 degrees
- Pressure Ratings: 5 to 125 psi
- Fittings: 3/4″ OR 1″ inlet/outlets
- Delivered to your home for any plumber to install
- Install instructions are sent with the unit. It is basic plumbing to cut the filters into the water line, and create a bypass line. It takes some hours, but it’s not complicated.
- 10 Year Warranty on Housing
You can return any Friends of Water purchase within 90 days for a full refund
- All components & media are NSF Certified
- Provides pure, filtered water while leaving essential trace minerals
- Virtually no drop in water pressure
- Requires no electricity
- No backwash, no wasted water
- Bacteriostatic! Prevents the growth of bacteria, mold & algae
- Filters a wide spectrum of contaminants from your water source including disinfectants, lead, heavy metals, trihalomethanes (THM’s), disinfectant byproducts (DPBs), sulfur, iron, hydrogen sulfide, herbicides, pesticides and many types of pharmaceuticals
- Earth Friendly! Features include biodegradable or recyclable medias, no waste water, no backwashing, chemical free, salt free & refillable
The process begins with a micro sediment pre-filter to remove any physical, undissolved particles out of the water. Although your water looks clear, you will be amazed by how much dirt & grime this filter captures.
In the Whole House Water Filter Advanced Upgrade, the main tanks combine a proprietary patent-processed KDF-55 mineral media (copper-zinc), high purity coconut shell carbon, zeolite (clinoptilolite), calcium-based carbon (bone char) & Rx Filtration media, all of which have been tested to NSF standard 42 and 61.
KDF is a great REDOX (oxidation/reduction) filter media. It delivers a unique natural process of electrochemical oxidation/reduction and adsorption. KDF-55 targets the dissolved inorganic contaminants. It filters up to 98% of soluble cation heavy metals including mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, etc.
Powerful KDF-55 redox media creates a bacteriostatic environment that prevents the growth of bacteria, mold & other microbial contaminants.
KDF-55 also prevents corrosion and eliminates hard scale by transforming hardness minerals into crystalline structures that do not adhere to plumbing & appliances. Effective up to 8 grains. (We have other units for higher hardness.)
The KDF in this filter has been processed using the FOAM ADVANTAGE patent, which means you get more filtration from less media.
SNRF Ion Exchange Coconut Shell Carbon is an adsorbent media that target the volatile organic compounds (chlorine, THMs, disinfection by products, herbicides, pesticides, etc). This carbon is supercharged with an internal modification for ion exchange properties. This delivers soluble lead adsorption (Ion Exchange Capacity is 130mg/g). The heavy metal reduction capability is additive, given that FOAM ADVANTAGE KDF-55 is also incorporated in to the system design. Together they assure 99% removal of soluble lead, even at high flow rates.
In the case of Chloramine treated water, SNRF Catalytic Carbon is capable of adsorbing the entire ion – both the chlorine and ammonia simultaneously.
Media Added to this Advanced Upgrade System
The Calcium Based Carbon (BRIMAC), also known as Bone Char, has a unique porous matrix of ions created by heating a raw material in an oxygen rich vessel at 1,292 °F. The result is a unique type of Calcium-Based Activated Carbon with properties that are very different than the more common Coconut Shell Activated Carbon. While coconut shell carbon is great for organic contaminants, it is not effective for inorganic contaminants. However, Calcium-Based Carbon is selective for filtering inorganic contaminants.
Fluoride filtration is the most common application for Calcium-Based Carbon. It is also used in applications for radionuclides reduction including radium, uranium & arsenic present at levels below the MCL.
Fluoride is one of the more slowly-adsorbed contaminants. Lower water flow permits more fluoride filtration. A large quantity of high-quality fluoride-filtering media is required for whole house reduction of this contaminant. 90+% removal of fluoride (as you get with other contaminants) is not generally feasible for Whole House Water Filtration Applications. However, this stage of the dual tank system will reduce exposure to fluoride significantly. If you want to remove more fluoride than is possible at the whole house level, we can do so with a 2-Canister kitchen filter. The biggest risks of fluoride are from ingestion.
Zeolite Filtration Media is a great filtration material with both adsorbent & ion exchange properties. The most prominent application for Zeolite is ammonia removal. This comes into play when there is some unbonded ammonia. Zeolite compliments activated carbon’s adsorption of volatile organic compounds. It tends to offer greater efficacy with the removal of some organics that activated carbon. It also has shown promise for the removal of various radionuclides with its unique ion exchange properties.
Rx Filtration Media is a mesoporous (nano-level) organosilica media that possesses a flexible and hydrophobic pore structure. Rx media is able to remove nearly all forms of pharmaceutical contamination found in potable water supplies. Testing shows 99% removal of antidepressants, antibiotics, birth controls & 75% removal anti-inflammatory drugs and antihistamines). Rx media can also be used for the extraction of organic species, including hydrocarbons, all forms of oil, chlorinated solvents, esters & glycols.
REFILLS (click the links below)
SEDIMENT FILTERS once a year or if needed: $15.95
10″ pre-filter media after 70,000 gallons $99.00
20″ pre-filter media after 140,000 gallons $190.00
ALL MEDIA FOR TWO TANKS
CHLORINE VERSION after 600,000 gallons $1149 for new tanks with new media
OR CHLORAMINE VERSION after 350,000 gallons $1689 for new tanks with new media
Uses the FOAM ADVANTAGE for kdf, increasing effectiveness and extending media life.
To see a sample list of contaminants filtered in addition, see What Is Filtered?
To see an FAQ, click on: Frequently Asked Questions.
To see certifications of media and tanks, click on Certifications.
Atlanta & Fulton County GA Residents: In spring and again in fall, your municipal water supplier changes sources. They open up pipes that haven’t been used for half a year. The first surge of water – and for a little while – has very heavy organic concentration that is above normal and acceptable levels. (If you were to bypass the filter during this time, the water would smell better because the chlorine covers it. But the organics and other contaminants are still in your water.) To address this, you need to get a special kdf pre-filter. A 20-inch filter will last about 140,000 gallons.
Email us at [email protected] or call us with questions toll-free at 866-482-6803. If we don’t pick up, leave a message and we’ll be back to you soon. Sometimes we’re just on another line. At the latest, we’ll be back to you the next business morning (Pacific time).