Whole House Water Softener & Acid Neutralizing Filtration System - Stainless Steel
The Crystal Quest® Whole House Acid Neutralizing Water Filtration System contains naturally occurring, crushed and screened white marble, calcium carbonate media. It is used to neutralize acidic or low pH waters to a neutral, less corrosive effluent. Acidic water can leach unhealthy levels of copper from pipes and cause greenish-blue stains on fixtures. It can cause many other corrosion problems as well and drastically shorten the life of all water using equipment, including dishwashers, washing machines, hot water heaters as well as fixtures. When acid pH water (below 6.8) is passed through the filter, calcium carbonate is slowly dissolved into the water, increasing the pH to a neutral level. An automatic backwashing cleans the bed and prevents compaction. will normally last approximately 3 years. The media slowly dissolves over time and will need to be re-filled about every 2-3 years, depending on the amount of water you use, and the pH of your raw water entering the unit.
This whole house water filter system is simple, user friendly, dependable, and shipped ready for installation with filtration media already in the tank. Unlike other makers, Crystal Quest DOES NOT ship filtration media separately for the customer to pour in. Ships to you complete and ready to be plumbed in.
The system connects to the main line of your home and filters all the incoming water to it. It requires a nearby power outlet and drain source (usually the washing machine drain). Specifications
Capacity / Resin Cu. Ft. Options
- 1 Solid 316-Stainless Steel Tank filled with Acid Neutralizing removal media.
- 1 Solid 316-Stainless Steel Tank filled with water softening high capacity ion exchange resin.
- Brine exchange mineral tank.
- Riser style 1" internal flow distributor.
- Solid state microprocessor with LED display electronic control valve.
- 11.0 gallon-per-minute flow rate.
- 3/4" or 1" Stainless Steel Bypass Valve.
- NSF certified component.
- 5 year warranty on all computer-monitored control valves.
- 10 year Warranty on resin tank.
|Model ||Grain Capacity ||Resin/Cu. ft. ||Tank Size |
|WH-1253 ||48,000 ||1.5 each tank ||10"x54" |
|WH-1254 ||60,000 ||2.0 each tank ||12"x52" |
This system uses a self-backwashing solid state microprocessor with LED display electronic control valve that automatically removes the trapped contaminants within the filter bed and washes them down the drain.
Four-Stage Water Softening & Filtration Process
In stage 1
, water flows through a 20" sediment filter cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand and dirt. Also extends the life of water softeners and water filters and prevents damage to control valves or pumps.In stage 2
, water flows through an ion exchange mineral tank and brine water conditioner. The mineral tank contains CQ-WSR-1000, which is a high capacity premium grade bead form conventional gel polystyrene sulphonate cation exchange resin designed for use in industrial or household water conditioning equipment. It removes the hardness ions, e.g. calcium and magnesium, replacing them with sodium ions. When the resin bed is exhausted and hardness ions begin to break through, capacity is restored by regeneration with common salt.In Stage 3
, water flows through an Acid Neutralizing Filter media mineral tank filled with CQ-Ca®. CQ-CA® is a naturally occurring calcium carbonate media. One of the advantages of CQ-Ca® is its self-limiting property. When properly applied, it corrects pH only enough to reach a non-corrosive equilibrium. It does not overcorrect under normal conditions. Upon contact with CQ-Ca®, acidic waters slowly dissolve the calcium carbonate to raise the pH, which reduces the potential leaching of copper, lead and other metals found in typical plumbing systems. Periodic backwashing will prevent packing, reclassify the bed and maintain high service rates. Depending on pH, water chemistry and service flow, the media bed will have to be periodically replenished as CQ-Ca® is depleted. As the CQ-Ca’s calcium carbonate neutralizes the water, it will increase hardness and a softener may become necessary after the neutralizing filter. Click here for more information on Acid Neutralizing filtration media. In stage 4
, water flows through a 20" solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.
Not All Water Filter Systems Are Created Equal!
Crystal Quest® water filters remove hundreds of contaminants and LAST A LONG TIME. The unique high capacity and multi-stage design means no more over-priced and less effective water filters with replacement filter cartridges that have to be replaced every 100 to 500 gallons!
Pure Water Essentials offers Crystal Quest® water filtration products because Crystal Quest utilizes the latest technologies in the water industry coupled with 30 years of manufacturing expertise to provide you with high capacity, the most effective, healthiest and great-tasting water conveniently and at the most affordable price. Crystal Quest products are attractive, easy to install and use.
Crystal Quest Water Filter Reviews
The CRYSTAL QUEST® Pitcher Water Filter and Shower Filter were awarded "Best Buys" in the August 2006 issue of Consumers Digest magazine.
The CRYSTAL QUEST® Pitcher Water Filter, Shower Filters, Faucet Mount Water Filters, Countertop Plus Water Filter, Reverse Osmosis Filters, Refrigerator Filters, and Travel Water Filters have been recommended in "The Drinking Water Book - How to Eliminate Harmful Toxins From Your Water" (second edition 2006) by Colin Ingram, on pages 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 134 and 160.