How Does a Whole House Water Filter Work to Remove Chloramines
A backwashable filter or media filter, uses a tank that’s filled with Centaur Carbon to remove the Chloramines. These are a much lower maintenance and lower cost long term alternative to cartridge type filters that need to be replaced several times a year. These automatic backwashing filters can go up to 20 years without maintenance.
Untreated water flows into the tank through the valve and passes through the media, which removes the Chloramines from your water and traps them in the media. Cleaner, treated water flows into your home for your family.
After a pre-programmed period of time, usually about 5 days, the automatic backwash cycle begins and lasts for about 6 to 15 minutes. Water is forced down through a tube in the middle of the tank and then upwards through the filter bed, causing the media to expand, and as it does, the water carries the Chloramines we have been filtering out of the water to the drain. At the end of the backwash cycle, the valve changes the direction of flow through the filter and the water flows quickly downward to rinse and settle the media bed so that it is ready to go back into service to remove the Chloramines from your family’s water.
No chemicals to add or replenish and very long media life.
- Gary Beutler