Benefits of a Carbon Water Filter System
Chlorine is commonly used chemicals in municipal drinking water treatment disinfection to kill microbes like bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and endospores. Chlorine can leave behind its recognizable foul taste and odor in your drinking water. Or you might also experience dry, itchy skin when you get out of the shower. With a Pentair Whole House On-Demand Carbon Water Filter System, you can receive high performing and long-lasting filter media for peace of mind, with every turn of the tap. This whole home water filter can transform your chlorinated incoming water into chug-worthy, worry-free water without the telltale odor and taste of chlorine.
- Coconut shell-based carbon for highly effective chlorine reduction and long filter life
- Automatic bypass for uninterrupted water flow to the home during reactivation
- Singular, rotary disc seal means less maintenance
- Simple electronic system for easy programming
- Maintains settings during power outages
Reduce Chlorine Taste and Odors
Enjoy Softer Skin and Shinier Hair
Better Water With Fewer Byproducts
Enjoy Peace of Mind
How it works
Occurs when water passes through the media tank that is filled with activated carbon media. This reduces chlorine in a chemical reaction that oxidizes the carbon surface. It reduces the chlorine taste and odor from the water, delivering fresh water to the home. The carbon media will need to be cleaned and reactivated on a regular basis through engaging the backwash cycle.
Periodically the system will go through a backwashing cycle where water is flushed through the system and up through the media, then discharged to the drain. Backwashing lengthens the life of the media and maintains the performance of the filter.
Backwashing cycles are controlled by the electronic meter on the top of the system’s tank. The backwash cycle can be set to a specified number of days or as the electronic head recognizes that a certain amount of water has been used.
Water Softening Solutions Comparison
|Whole House On-Demand Carbon Water Filter System
||Whole House On-Demand Carbon Water Filter System
||Carbon Water Filter & Water Softener Combo System
|Whole home solution||X
|Ideal for water coming from city (or municipal) water supply
|Ideal for treating well water
|On-demand water regeneration reduces wastewater
|Multiple sizes available for any size home
||Fiberglass||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Reduces foul taste and odor associated with chlorine||X||X||X|
|No electricity required to operate||X||X|
|Models available to reduce bacteria and microorganisms with UV disinfection
|Neutralizes hard water causing ions, leaving in beneficial minerals
|Explore Products||This Product||Whole House On-Demand Carbon Water Filter System||Carbon Water Filter & Water Softener Combo System|
Systems tested and certified by WQA under NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 61 for material safety and NSF/ANSI 372 for lead free compliance only.
Limited Warranty Coverage
Pentair Filter Tanks and Valve Bodies are covered for ten (10) years; Filtration Media is covered for five (5) years on municipal water and one (1) year on well water; and Electrical Components are covered for five (5) years by a limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship for the applicable period after date of purchase.
The following are specifically excluded from the Limited Warranty coverage provided herein
- Defects or problems not reported to Pentair during the applicable warranty period.
- Any products manufactured by other companies that are used in connection with Pentair product.
- Problems resulting from the alteration, modification, misuse, abuse, neglect, improper care, maintenance or negligent use, including but not limited to unprotected outdoor installation of any Pentair product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I install the Whole House Carbon Filtration System outside?
We recommend the water filter and control valve not be exposed to outdoor elements like direct sunlight or atmospheric precipitation. We offer an outdoor weather cover accessory that will help protect the valve head from elements. This system can also be installed in a covered, open-air structure like a carport or basement.
What is the difference between the three models?
Each model has a different volume of carbon media to best suit your household water usage and needs. The three models contain 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 cubic feet of carbon media, respectively.
How much maintenance is required?
Little maintenance is needed to keep your water softeners functioning smoothly. Salt does need to be refilled as it is depleted and filters and media should be replaced as indicated in your owner’s manual.
Does this system reduce microorganisms?
No. If you are concerned about microbial contaminants like viruses and bacteria, we recommend installing a Pentair UV Disinfection System.