Our Pure & Clear filters use a "selective filtration" process rather than a mechanical one for a couple of very important reasons. This advanced technology helps remove harmful contaminants such as THMs and lead, but retains beneficial minerals including potassium and calcium. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily present in your water.
The exclusive five stage dual cartridge system removes contaminants based on their level of prevalence, eliminating the most competitive compounds first, such as chlorine and sediment, and allowing the latter stages to focus on the more difficult task of removing lead and synthetic chemicals.
The patented dual filter system uses a combination of carbon filtration, ion-exchange and sub-micron filtration to produce great tasting, healthier water.
The first, "A" cartridge filters out the largest contaminants – down to 5 microns in size. This includes particulate matter (turbidity) and chlorine. Getting the larger, concentrated substances out of the way allows the second, "B" cartridge to go to work on the more difficult, toxic contaminants.
» Lead is reduced by a complex ion-exchange process that replaces harmful lead ions with healthy potassium
» Herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents and other synthetic chemicals are removed through absorption.
» Chlorine byproducts and chlorine resistant organisms, such as THMs, and cysts like Giardia Cryptosporidium
are physically filtered by the 0.5-micron absolute filter.
Clogging is a common problem found with single filter systems. A dual cartridge system eliminates that problem by allowing a separate, first filter to remove the larger debris. Not only do you greatly extend the life of your filter cartridge, you get a faster flow of pure and clean water. Please remember that it is very important to maintain this water treatment device according to the manufacturer's instructions, including replacement of filters.
Also, systems that attempt to remove contaminants with a single cartridge or a single stage do not perform as well under real life conditions where more than one contaminant may be present at a time.
Now the purest, cleanest water is available to you at the touch of a button. Are you ready to take the plunge?