Wholehouse Activated Carbon Filter System
This system uses the Pentair 268 control for dependable and reliable service.
Q. How do the Backwashing Carbon Filters remove chlorine and sediment from water?
A. The Carbon Filter is a large filter canister filled with activated carbon media. Activated carbon removes chlorine in a chemical reaction that oxidizes the carbon surface. Chlorine tastes and odors are removed. Sediment down to 30 microns in size is also removed by mechanical filtration.
Q. What maintenance is required with these backwashing filters?
A. Depending on the level of chlorine in the water, the carbon will need to be changed every 2 to 3 years. This is easily done without any special tools.
Q. How can I tell when it is time to change the carbon?
A. You can use a simple chlorine test kit to determine when chlorine is leaking through the carbon and change it when the media starts to wear out.
Q. Will the Backwashing Carbon Filter reduce or remove other chemicals?
A. Possibly. If organic compounds, such as chloramines or other disinfection byproducts are present, they are removed in a process known as "adsorption." The Carbon Filter is sold only as a general-purpose de-chlorinator and water polishing system.
Q. Is chlorine harmful or toxic?
A. Chlorine itself is poisonous but not in the levels found in municipally treated water. The huge benefit of chlorination which is the disinfection of our water supplies far outweighs the health risks associated with using chlorinated water over a lifetime. Many people prefer to shower in de-chlorinated water, to avoid the taste, odor and irritation that chlorine can cause. Some of our customers report allergic reaction to chlorinated water, or that they have sensitive skin and found dramatic results after putting in a whole house carbon filter.