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Benefits of a Filtration and Softener Combo System
Chlorine and hard water can cause double the trouble for the water in your home and water-using appliances. Common effects of one or both of these common problems are: dry, itchy skin when you get out of the shower, soap scum and scale build up on your appliances, premature breakdown of water-using appliances, and more. With the dual-tank action of the Carbon Filter and Water Softener Alternative Combo System, we’ve set the new standard for home water management in every room that your water flows. This easy-to-use, all-in-one system reduces the chemical taste and odor of chlorine and also reduces hard water effects. And, unlike traditional salt-based softeners, this salt-free alternative improves your water experience without the hassle or maintenance of salt refills. Pentair recommends that you test your water for hardness levels before purchasing a salt-free softener alternative, to be sure the NaturSoft technology is right for your home water. Other benefits of this combination system include:
- Generates zero waste water and requires no electricity to operate
- Comes with a 5 micron prefilter to reduce sediment and debris from your water
- Help the environment by never needing to buy bottled water again with great tasting water right in your home
- Dual Certified Performance: NSF/ANSI
- Durable stainless steel design
- DVGW certified to be 99.6% effective at reducing hard water effects
Reduce Chlorine Taste and Odors
Enjoy Softer Skin & Shinier Hair
Reduce Scale Buildup
How it works
5 Micron Prefilter System
The prefilter system reduces debris, sand, silt, and sediment in the water supply down to 5 microns in size (that’s 20 times smaller than a human hair). The prefilter helps protect plumbing and appliances from excess sediment, increasing their effectiveness. With average use, the prefilter will last approximately 6-9 months before needing to be replaced.
Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon Media (GAC)
Pentair uses a high-grade mesh blend of coconut shell based activated carbons in its whole house carbon filters. The carbon media is designed to filter common water contaminants like chlorine, chloramines, industrial solvents, and many more.
Copper and Zinc Oxidation Media
Reduction chlorine and extends the GAC carbon’s life.
Water Softener Alternative
The final stage conditions hard water without the use of salt, making it virtually maintenance free. These softeners neutralize the mineral ions causing your hard water, instead of removing them, which keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out, and reduces the formation of scale on appliances. The media contains nucleation sites that initiate formation of calcium and magnesium crystals on the media reducing the dissolved “hard” minerals from the water and as a result, the scaling potential. The movement of water and friction among the media granules rubbing against each other cause fragments of the newly grown crystal structures to be fragmented off the media and released into the passing water.
Water Softening Solutions Comparison
|Carbon Filter with Prefilter||Carbon Filter & Water Softener Alternative Combo System||Carbon Filter & Water Softener Alternative + UV Combo System|
|Whole home solution||X
|Ideal for water coming from city (or municipal) water supply
|No water waste||X||X||X|
|No electricity required
|Multiple sizes available
for any size home
||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Reduces foul taste and odor associated with chlorine||X||X||X|
|Neutralizes hard water causing ions, leaving in beneficial minerals
|Includes UV System
|Explore Products||Carbon Filter with Prefilter||This Product||Carbon Filter & Water Softener Alternative + UV Combo System|
PC600/PC1000 – IAPMO tested and certified to NSF/ANSI 42 for Chlorine Taste and Odor, and Structural Integrity
Limited Warranty Coverage
For Pentair product(s) Softeners and Tank filters. The products are warranted to be free from defects in material and/or workmanship under normal use and service for the following:
Pentair Pelican Water tanks (13" and smaller), valves, in/out non-electric heads, bypass's, fittings and housings for POE systems will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a limited lifetime of twelve (12) years from the date of original purchase.
Which model is right for me?
The PSE1800 is ideal for homes that have one to three bathrooms and standard daily water usage. The PSE2000 is the right choice for homes with four to six bathrooms and standard daily water usage.
What comes with the system?
The system includes a prefilter with mounting bracket, the whole house water filter, the salt-free water softener alternative, bypass valves, and fittings.
How does this system not use electricity or create wastewater?
The up-flow design means there are no moving parts in this system. This design eliminates backwashing, so no wastewater needs to be flushed.