Under the counter Ultra Filtration (UF) -Click For More Info

The under the counter UF has a capacity of 120 Litre Per Hour and will filter water down to 0.2 Microns
Manufacturer: FIlterShop.co.za
Under-Counter Ultra Filtration (UF) System
The Under the counter Ultra Filtration system filters water down to 0.2 Microns, removing small particles, chlorine, bacteria and parasites. The UF system does not have any water wastage and preserves the mineral content of the source water.
 
Benefits: 
  • Maintenance is easy and low cost
  • Filtered water tastes and smells great
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Hidden away out of sight, only a chrome tap is visible.
  • No electricity needed
  • Preserves the natural Mineral content of the source water.
  • Unlike RO and Nano systems, there is no water wastage.
  • Delivers up to 120 Litre per hour of filtered water

  Keep in mind: 
  • Ultra filtration will not remove smaller than 0.2 micron contaminents, such as viruses, heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides. If these are of concern to you then we recommend you look at the under the counter RO systems.
  • The filters all have a certain life span and must be replaced to ensure that the system works effectively, specifically the Sediment filter, Granular Activated Carbon, Carbon block and T33 Carbon (Taste and odour filter) which must be changed every 6 months, and the UF Membrane has a 1 year (12 month) life span. 
  • The UF system can handle a minimum water pressure of 1 bar, however ideally there should be a water pressure of 3 to 4 bar for the system to work effeciently. Keep in mind that the UF system can handle a maximum water pressure of 6 bars, if the water pressure exceeds the 6 bar limit there is a risk of the system's filters and housing being damaged. If your water pressure is above 6 bars then we recommend installing a pressure regulator before the UF system. 

How does it work?       
 

Below is an outline of each filter and what exactly it removes from the water.

 

 
 What’s in the box?

 Here are the items and components that are included in the price:

  • Mounting bracket
  • 10” Sediment filter
  • 10” Granular Activated Carbon
  • 10” Activated Carbon Block with 5 micron filter
  • Ultra Filtration Membrane (100 LPH)
  • 1 Plastic housing spanner (special tool for replacing the filters)
  • ¼ inch  White tubing
  • 3 x  10” filter housings
  • Chrome tap
  • T33 taste and odour filter
  • Pipe Fittings ( Joins, Elbows, T – joints, valves)
 
Maintenance Costs

 

  
Total
 
 
6 Monthly Maintenance:
 
 
 R 285.00 
6 Month Filter Set (Sediment, GAC, Carbon Block, T33)
 R 285.00
 
Individual Unit Prices:
 
 
10 Inch Sediment Filter 5 Micron
 R 50.00
 
10 Inch Granular Activated Carbon
 R 75.00
 
10 Inch Activated Carbon Block
 R 75.00
 
T33 Taste and Odour Filter
 R 85.00
 
Once every 12 or 24 Months:
 
 
Ultra Filtration Membrane (120 LPH) - 12 Months
 R 299.00 
 
Ultra Filtration Membrane (120 LPH) - 24 Months
 R 399.00
 
 
 
Not included in the price:
  • Plumbing and installation costs
  • Delivery costs (i.e. a courier service)
  • Replacement filters  

 

Additional Options
Flushable UF Membrane

The Standard Under the counter UF comes with a non flushable membrane which has a 12 month life span. There is an option of a flushable membrane for the under the counter system. 


The non flushable membrane has a 12 month life span as the contaminants caught inside cannot be removed from the membrane. The flushable membrane means that the contaminants inside can be flushed out and down the drain, extending the Membranes life span to 2 years.

Keep in mind that the flushable membrane will only have a 24 month life span if the the membrane is flushed, failure to fush the membrane will result in the membrane lasting about the same amount of time as the non flushable option.
 

Premium KDF instead of carbon filters:

 

 
Changing the carbon filters for Premium KDF filters will change the maintenance of the carbon filters to every 24 months, thus only the 1st and the 5th filter will need to be changed every 6 months. For more information on KDF and its benefits click here. 
If you have Bacteria in your Source Water:
 
 
If you have bacteria in your source water:

 

 
If the bacteria builds up in the system it will result in biofouling of the membrane, this will then result in getting worse water out of the filter system than you actually had before it. Therefore we highly recommend changing the system into a double barrier system if you suspect that you have bacteria in your source water. This can be done by replacing the second filter (the GAC) with a Premium KDF that will prevent a build-up of bacteria in the filter. We then add a physical barrier to bacteria by replacing the third filter (the Carbon Block) with a Ultra Filtration Cartridge. This filter will need to be changed once a year but will greatly improve the system's ability to handle contaminated source water at a fraction of the cost of a custom small industrial system.  


 Leak Detector:

The Leak detector is installed on to the under the counter unit, and serves to protect against damage that may be cause by any leakage of the filter system.

The leak detector will cut off the source water if there are any leaks coming from the main unit.

Keep in mind that the leak detector will not stop leaks from the unit's source connector and faucet.

Pressure Reducing valve:

The system and its housings are rated for a maximum pressure of 6 bars, higher than that and the housing will crack or "bulge". If you have very high water pressure or you know that your source pressure is prone to sudden pressure spikes then it is strongly recommend that you get a pressure reducing valve. 

The Pressure reducing valve will keep the incoming pressure from exceeding 6 bar and so prevent the unit from being damaged.

Ultra Violet (UV) Light Filter:

The UF membrane is very effective at removing bacteria, however in situations where there is a high level of bacteria, the membrane may struggle to capture all of the bacteria. So for additional peace of mind that all the bacteria and viruses have been removed, you can have a Ultra Violet (UV) Light filter added to the Triple under the counter system.The 10 Watt stainless Steel UV light with its own power source.

  • The UV light's Bulb has a life span of One Year.
  • Keep in mind that the UV light addition will require an electrical source in order to operate.
  • The 10 watt UV Bulb would be R 450.00 to replace.

Chilling and Heating options

Are you looking to have your filtered water chilled and heated then there are several options avaliable:

Plumbed in water dispenser

We have several variations of plumbed in water dispensers avaliable, all of which can be connected directly up to the filter system allowing you to chill and heat the filtered water. 

Ideal for office, commercial and domestic situations. 

You can find more information on the plumbed in water dispensers at the following link.

Picture of Under the counter UF - Non Flushable Membrane
Under the counter UF - Non Flushable Membrane
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R 1 550,00
Picture of Under the counter UF - Flushable Membrane Option
Under the counter UF - Flushable Membrane Option
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R 1 850,00