Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Designing a Whole House System With Chlorinator, Softener, Carbon Filter, and Reverse Osmosis System


I need a chlorinator system, active charcoal w/auto backwash, water softener, and an under sink RO system.


Hello Rod,

Thank you for contacting us.

45MHP10 Stenner w/ 15 gal tank 220V
45MHP10 Stenner w/ 15 gal tank 220V
For chlorinator systems, we recommend a Stenner pump with 40 gallon contact tank.  The Stenner pump uses liquid chlorine bleach, and is very reliable, easy to install, and easy to use.  The contact tank provides optimal contact time for the chlorine to disinfect your water; it also means you can use less chlorine, and be sure that the chlorine you inject is thoroughly mixed and dissolved in the water.  And since the pump can be adjusted to get just the right amount of chlorine needed for your application, you can be sure that your water will be clean, but free of unwanted chlorine tastes.

Of course, using an auto backwash carbon filter and reverse osmosis water system in addition to the chlorinator will all but guarantee clean, tasty water.

For the carbon backwash filter and softener, we recommend a 2.0 cubic ft. carbon filter, and 2.0 cubic ft. water softener (also rated as 60k grain capacity).  These would effectively soften your water and completely eliminate odors, iron, and manganese.  

Coconut Shell Carbon Filter Plus 2.0CF (12x52)
Coconut Shell
Carbon Filter
Plus 2.0CF (12x52)

Our CWS Plus carbon backwash filter systems use a bed of high-grade activated carbon, meaning there are no filters to change, and are backwashed and rinsed clean automatically.  The carbon media inside typically lasts 3-5 years and is easily replaced.  These systems will surely save you hundreds of dollars, since you won't have to buy expensive filter cartridges or perform frequent maintenance.

Softener Plus 60K 12x52
Softener Plus 60K 12x52
Our CWS Plus water softener is equally well-designed, reliable, and easy to use.  The NSF-certified Electronic Meter-Demand Valve is easily programmed to suit your application, and will monitor the amount of water used in your house and regenerate only when necessary, making it a very salt efficient system.  The CWS Plus Softener also uses an electronic clock that tells the drive motor to run only during regeneration, saving energy and prolonging the life of the motor compared to standard timer motors.

Finally, for the reverse osmosis water system we recommend the high-flow Pro Grade 75.  The system is compact, easy to install, and very easy to maintain: simply discard the quick connect disposable cartridge and replace with a new one - no tools required!  

Pro Grade 75 Gallon Per Day RO System
Pro Grade 75 Gallon Per Day RO System
Here's a diagram of a typical installation of the whole house water filtration system you've described:

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We hope this information has been useful.  Let us know how your installation goes - if possible we'd love to see pictures of your system once it's installed and running.  You can send them, as well as any further questions or comments, to  Thanks, Rod!