Whole House Carbon Water Filter with Prefilter

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Whole House Carbon Filter System with Prefilter

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Whole House Carbon Filter System (4-6 Bath)
Whole House Carbon Filter System (4-6 Bath)
SKU: PC1000
Home Size (number of bathrooms): 4-6 Bath
Whole House Carbon Filter System (1-3 Bath)
Whole House Carbon Filter System (1-3 Bath)
SKU: PC600
Home Size (number of bathrooms): 1-3 Bath


The Pentair Whole House Carbon Water Filter with Prefilter is the low-maintenance, whole house filtration system you need to reduce treatment chemicals, like chlorine, from your home water. This model comes fully equipped with a sediment prefilter to reduce sediment and debris down to 5 microns in size from ever reaching your tap, giving you the peace of mind you deserve and more refreshing, better-tasting water you want.
  • Certified filtration performance – reduces up to 97% of chlorine
  • Better tasting and smelling water throughout your whole home
  • 2 models to choose from to meet the unique demands of your home's size and number of bathrooms
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Benefits of a Whole House Carbon Filtration System 

Chlorine is a commonly used water treatment method to kill things like parasites, bacteria, and viruses. But, when used in higher doses, chlorine can leave behind its signature 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 Carbon Water Filter with Prefilter, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your filtration system is reducing sediment, dirt, and debris from your water while also reducing levels of chlorine or other disinfection byproducts (DBPs). This water filter is ideal for those on city water supply.

  • Requires no electricity and does not waste water
  • Prefilter prevents sediment, dirt and debris 20x smaller than a human hair, from reaching your water-based appliances, reducing clogs and appliance issues
  • Durable stainless steel design

Enjoy Better Tasting, Smelling Water


Softer Skin and Shinier Hair


Hassle-Free Maintenance


Enjoy Peace of Mind

How it works

carbon water filter, 1 on the sediment prefilter, 2 towards top of carbon filter tank, 3 in the middle of the tank

5 Micron Prefilter

The prefilter system reduces debris, sand, silt and sediment in the water supply down to 5 microns in size. 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 replacement.

Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Media

Pentair uses a high-grade mesh blend of coconut shell-based activated carbons in its whole house carbon filters. The carbon media filters common water contaminants like chlorine, chloramines, and industrial solvents, among many more.

Copper and Zinc Oxidation Media

This stage aids in the removal of chlorine and extends the GAC media’s life.

Water Softening Solutions Comparison

  Whole House Carbon Water Filter
Whole House Carbon Water
Filter System with Prefilter

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
Electronically programmable
On-demand water regeneration reduces waste water
Multiple sizes available for any size home
Indoor/Outdoor Installation
Fiberglass Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Reduces foul taste and odor associated with chlorine X X X
No electricity required to operate   X X
Includes prefilter   X X
Models available to reduce bacteria and microorganisms with UV disinfection
  X X
Neutralizes hard water causing ions, leaving in beneficial minerals
Explore Products Whole House Carbon Water Filter This Product Carbon Water Filter & Water Softener Combo System



Item #ImageFlow Rate {gpm}Diameter {in}Diameter {in}
PC1000 12 9 9
PC600 8 9 9

What’s Included

  • Prefilter / Mounting Bracket
  • Bypass Valve/Fittings
  • Carbon Series Filter System
  • Owner’s Manual / Installation Guide

Additional fittings may be needed to adapt to your plumbing.

Installation Information

Location: Indoor/Outdoor. Do not install outdoors if you live in an area exposed to freezing temperatures. See Owner’s Manual for details.


Prefilter: Every 6-9 months

Tank Carbon Media Replacement:

  • Every 5 years or 650,885 gallons (Model #PC600)
  • Every 5 years or 1,301,770 gallons (Model #PC1000)

Untap an even better water quality experience with the Carbon Filter & Salt-Free Combo System

carbon filter & water softener combo system

Amplify your home water experience by pairing a salt-free water softener alternative with a carbon filter to help reduce offensive tastes and odors associated with too much chlorine. This can give you softer, tastier, and more refreshing water throughout your whole home.

  • Certified filtration to reduce 97% of chlorine
  • Water treated without salt makes this product virtually maintenance-free
  • Scale reduction helps improve the efficiency and lifespan of appliances and plumbing

Water Education Center

Beyond taste and odor, the volatile chemical nature of chlorine means it can react and form potentially harmful byproducts. But, how much chlorine is ‘safe’?

Learn about Chlorine

Chloramine is a disinfectant that consists of five parts chlorine and one part ammonia. So, in a sense, it’s kind of “chlorine plus.” Find out how it gets into your water and how you can treat it.

Learn about Chloramine

Soft water doesn’t have to be hard. Learn about what causes hard water and identify solutions to help reduce the related water woes.

Learn About Hard Water

Learn more about common water problems and how to tackle them in our Water Education Center.

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Limited Lifetime Warranty

Select systems and products include a limited lifetime warranty under normal use and service.

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