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.

For chlorinator systems, we recommend a J-Pro-22 pump with 40-gallon contact tank. The J-Pro-22 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.                                                   J-Pro-22 Chlorinator

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.  

Carbon Backwash Filter
 2.0CF (12x52)

Our 5900-BT carbon backwash filter systems use a bed of high-grade activated carbon is a filter-less system that backwashes and rinses 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.

5900-BT Softener 48K 10x54
Our 5900-BT water softener is equally well-designed, reliable, and easy to use.   Advanced 5900-BT Salt-Saver Control Valve automatically monitors water usage and only regenerates based on actual demand in the home. This heavy-duty softener has Blue Tooth enabled backwash control valve features fully adjustable backwash and rinse cycles, saving water and allowing maximized performance.

Finally, for the reverse osmosis water system we recommend the USA high-flow four-stage 100GPD.  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!  

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!