We obviously need water to live, but how we know the water we are using and drinking every day is pure and free of harmful contaminants? Common impurities in drinking water are dirt, dust, chlorine, chloramine, microorganisms (like bacteria and algae), viruses, and more. While some contaminants aren’t particularly harmful, others are, and it’s important to understand 1.) what is in your water and 2.) how to remove harmful pollutants that may cause issues. The easy solution is a high-quality water filter. However, with so many water filters on the market today, which ones are the best?
As a market leader in the water filter and softener industry, Pentair Pelican is known for its state-of-the-art products that are not only effective at removing water impurities but are cost-effective and eco-friendly. Pelican’s Premium Whole House Filter System is a high-quality, low-maintenance solution to remove roughly 97 percent of chlorine up to 1.301 million gallons, and its bacterial static media inhibits bacterial growth. In addition, it does not use electricity or produce water waste during its filtration process, which sets it apart from some of its competitors.
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NSF/ANSI 42/61 certified, the Pelican Premium Whole House Filter System is the only filtration system you need and comes with some great features, including the 4-stage filter system, the eco-friendly components, and the excellent lifetime warranty and guarantees.
In this system, water filters through four stages. During the first stage, the 5-Micron Pre-Filter removes sand, silt, sediment, and debris down to 5 microns (20 times smaller than a human hair!)
The second stage and third stages are the Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon Media (GAC), which utilizes a high-grand blend of catalytic coconut shell based activated carbon, which removes chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, industrial solvents and hundreds of other contaminants. The Pelican Carbon is manufactured from coconut shells and is environmentally friendly.
The patented Pelican Media Guard – Copper and Zinc Oxidation Media (KDF-55), the fourth stage, removes bacteriostatic copper and zinc to prevent and reduce potential bacteria and algae growth.
This system eliminates the need for an electric head for backwashing because of its up-flow design. Not only is no electricity needed, Pelican believes not a drop of water should be wasted, which is why they design their products with no water waste. The up-flow design ensures that no water is wasted during the filtration process, and since there is no drainage, there is no drain!
The Pelican Premium Water Filter is designed with premium stainless steel to ensure durability and quality. Even though the filter will be out of sight, it does feature a sleek and modern look.
This system will work to protect your appliances and other water-using fixtures while delivering cleaner, better-tasting water, superior to bottled water.
This filtration system is guaranteed to remove the following:
- Industrial solvents
- Hundreds of other contaminants.
This system does not filter fluoride, but Pelican offers fluoride filters separately.
The Pelican Premium Whole House Water Filter comes in two models: the PC600 is designed for 1-3 bathroom homes, while the PC1000 is for 4-6 bathroom homes. According to the manufacturer specifications, the maximum flow rate is 8-12 GPM for the PC600 and 12-16 GPM for the PC1000. Both models recommend an operating pressure and temperature of 25-80 PSI and 36-120 F. The PC600 tank width is 9 inches, and measurements are 18 x 18 x 29.5 inches, while the PC1000’s tank width is 11 inches with measurements of 19 x 21 x 59.5 inches.
This cost-effective system comes with everything you need to install the filter on your own. When the package arrives on your store step, you will receive the following:
- Sediment Pre-Filter with mounting hardware
- Pelican Carbon Series pre-loaded and ready to install
- Bypass Valve/Fittings
- 90-day money-back guarantee
- Installation Guide
The water filtration system comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, a five-year performance guarantee, and a limited lifetime warranty on the tank and parts.
Pelican designed this product for simple installation and maintenance in mind. Most customers reported easy installation; however, others said that they needed to hire a plumber to install it for them. If you have basic plumbing knowledge, you should be fine installing it on your own. This filter is a Point-of-Entry (POE) system, which is typically installed in your garage, basement, or water heater closet. It can also be installed outside or buried in the ground if your climate does not reach a below-freezing temperature. Once installed, you will start enjoying the benefits of fresh, clean water immediately.
With this system, you will save money in the long run. The Sediment Pre-Filter needs replaced every 6-9 months, and while there is no indicator on the product, you can tell it needs to be changed if the water pressure starts slowing down. However, the Tank Media only needs replacing once every five years or 650,855 gallons (PC600)/1,301,1700 gallons (PC1000). The replacement costs are minimal compared to the cost of some of Pelican’s competitors.
You will also receive the support you need if you need it! Pelican says that “there is no such thing as a silly question!” and provides a team of water treatment specialists to help via telephone (So you will be talking to a real person, not an automated system!)
In addition to clear, clean drinking water and great-tasting coffee and tea, cleaner clothes and dishes, and softer skin and hair!