This 3-stage reverse osmosis unit is ideal for fresh water applications, drinking and more. Comes with 1-micron sediment filtration, a carbon block for VOC reduction and a TFC membrane. Also includes quick connect fittings, a shut-off valve, a filter wrench for easy cartridge replacement, and hose bib feed adaptor. 1-year limited warranty. Made in the USA.
- Reduce PPM by up to 99%
- High efficiency 5-micron sediment pre-filter
- High capacity carbon block pre-filter
- High flow/high rejection Reverse Osmosis membrane
A minimum of 40 psi is required to properly operate the system.
Is tap water bad for my garden?
Tap water is not necessarily bad for the garden, however it may contain chlorine and possibly chloramine which are very detrimental to organic gardening and beneficial microbial activity. If using beneficial organisms or organic nutrients in your garden, it is recommended that you filter your water source with either a dechlorinating filter or reverse osmosis system.
How do I determine if my water source is considered "hard"?
Hard water is generally considered anything that registers above 300 PPM on a TDS reading, before nutrients are added. If your water is within this range by + or - 10 PPM, it is recommended that you filter with a reverse osmosis system.
Do the Active Aqua Humidomes inhibit UV light penetration?
No, the Active Aqua Humidomes are made from a specific type of plastic that does not block UV light bandwidths.
Why is my new RO system not lowering the ppm of my water?
Double check the membrane insert(s) are pushed all the way into the plastic membrane housing(s). This can be a little tricky and you have to push hard.
Why does the drain water continue to flow after the float valve has shut?
If this is happening, there are three probable causes: 1) The float isn't shutting off the product flow sufficiently. Hold up the float with your hand--if it shuts off within one minute, the float is not shutting off the flow, and should be replaced. 2) Low pressure: if the unit is running at 35 psi or less, the valves have a hard time building pressure and shutting off. You will need higher pressure. 3) Lack of flow restrictor then the unit again, has difficulty building pressure. The flow restrictor is either a white cylinder inline (clearly visible) on the drain line, or a small black tube inside the drain line (remove drain line from housing elbow QC fitting to inspect).
How do I remove the cap to the membrane housing?
First remove the tubing from the Quick Connect fitting. To do this, make sure all pressure is off the fitting, then press on the collet with your thumbnail (or a similar tool). Then pull the tubing out. To reinstall, make sure tubing is cut flat, then just push it in until you feel it hit the bottom.