Dual housing system to eliminate more contaminants, pollutants, and impurities from your tap water through the use of a sediment filter as the first stage and a carbon filter as the second stage. Promotes superior filtration – more effective than a single filter. Diverter not included.
Sediment Filter – Stage 1
Acts as a sieve to reduce solid particles such as rust flakes from water pipes, sand grains, small pieces of organic matter, clay particles, or any other small particles in the water. Average filter life span: 9-12 months.
Fluoride Filter – Stage 2
There are plenty of good reasons for installing a fluoride water filter. The fluoride that is added to water also contains other toxic materials and pollutants, which may include lead, mercury, and arsenic. Hundreds of renowned scientists and researchers around the world condemn or refuse to endorse fluoridation of the water supply. The fluoride water filter is a simple solution to a vexing problem. You may not have any control over what goes into your water, but this simple device can easily take it right back out.
Activated alumina filter media and carbon filtration are EPA and WQA recommended methods for removing fluoride from drinking water. A full cartridge of 100% activated alumina is needed to allow proper contact time for effective fluoride removal! Activated alumina is aluminum oxide, the same chemical substance as sapphire and rubies, but without the impurities that give the gems their color. (This is not aluminum, which is a more highly-processed metal made from activated alumina.) Activated alumina has a very high surface-area- to- weight ratio, with a lot of tunnel-like pores that run all through it. This means that there is a lot of surface area against which the water interacts, thereby removing fluoride (and arsenic). Through the attraction of the metals, 90% to 98% of fluoride (and arsenic) is normally removed. The fluoride coats the surface of the alumina over time and eventually the cartridge needs to be replaced (usually once a year for a family of four). We have been selling this activated alumina fluoride water filter for a long time and have many satisfied customers!
Pre-filters are water filters that are installed before the water enters the tap or the water ionizer. They require either counter-top housing or under-the- sink housing depending on your exact conditions, volume of use and desire. Average filter life span: 9-12 months.