50GPD RO Membrane and 6 Month Filter Set Bundle Special
This Bundle Special includes a 50GPD Reverse Osmosis Membrane, and 6 Month* Filter Set for an Under the Counter Reverse Osmosis System.
For R 625.00 Incl. VAT (Normally R 830.00), save R 205.00.
Please note that this Bundle Special is only avaliable while stock lasts.
Stage 1: 5um (Micron) Sediment Filter:
This removes particles from the water down to 5 micron.
Stage 2: Granular Activated Carbon Filter:
This filter contains granular activated carbon, which absorbs chlorine and organic molecules, reducing bad odours.
Stage 3: Activated Carbon Block Filter:
This filter contains an activated carbon block, which absorbs chlorine and organic molecules, reducing bad odours. It also includes a 5um (micron) filter to catch any carbon particles which may break off during filtration.
Stage 4: 50 GPD RO Membrane
Removes Bacteria, Viruses, Heavy Metals, pesticides, Herbicides, and Reduces the Mineral Content (TDS) buy up to 96%.This filter has a life span of 2-3 years. This is an optional extra.
Stage 5: T33 Filter
Removes any smells or taste left in the filtered water. It will also absorb the preservatives found in the RO membrane after new installs.
Add Mineral Injector
The Mineral Injector serves to carefully replace the essential organic minerals that are removed in the Reverse Osmosis process. Our Mineral Injector inserts traces of potassium, calcium, magnesium, germanium and iron.
- POTASSIUM: Potassium is vitally important for the functioning of all the cells in the body, especially in the maintenance of neurons (nerve and brain cell). It is also an essential micro nutrient that - together with sodium, chlorine, magnesium and calcium - plays an important role in maintaining the body’s electrolyte balance.
- CALCIUM: All the muscles, bones and cells in the body require calcium to function. Calcium is also needed to facilitate the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
- MAGNESIUM: Magnesium improves the functioning of the muscles, heart and kidneys, by promoting the circulation of blood in the body. It also helps to strengthen bones and teeth.
- GERMANIUM: Germanium is a plant-based mineral that has the property of being toxic to bacteria, but harmless to humans and animals. When ingested, it has also been found to stimulate metabolism of the body. It also has the ability to absorb heavy metals and impurities from water.
- IRON: Iron is one of the main components of haemoglobin, the substance that enables your red blood cells to transport oxygen around your body. It is also part of myoglobin, which enables muscles to store oxygen that is used for cellular respiration.
KEEP IN MIND:
- The Mineral Injector should be replaced once every year.
- The Mineral Injector only replaces some of the minerals removed during the process of Reverse Osmosis.
- If your Reverse Osmosis (RO) system has never had a mineral injector before, then you will require the installation fittings. Please check the box next to "Installation fittings" before adding the mineral injector to your cart.
- If your RO system already has a mineral injector, then you will not need to order the fittings.
Please note that the colour of Plastic Shell for the Mineral injector can change from batch to batch (yellow, blue, clear, or green), however the minerals inside of the cartridge remain the same. Please keep this in mind when recieving the Mineral Injector, it should be stated on the filter's label.
Add Alkaline Filter
One of the more complicated things to change and manage in water pH. Our Bodies want to maintain a pH of 7.8. So if we consume food or drink with a lower pH such as something very acidic (pH less than 7 is an acid) like a sparkling cold drink we have to use some of our reserves of calcium from our bones to maintain a steady pH level.
Water in general isn't one of the major contributors as normally water has a very low buffer. Buffer is how easily the solutions pH is changed. However water is very often a relatively low pH such as 5 due to CO2 from the atmosphere being absorbed.
The water alkalizer aims to address this problem by slowly dissolving minerals into the water that acts as a buffer and increases the pH. It will vary with flow rate but the aim is to get Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to a pH of over 8. This will eliminate the contribution of water to an acidic diet as the water will not be alkaline.
Please note that the colour of Plastic Shell for the Alkalizer can change from batch to batch (yellow, blue, or green), however the minerals inside of the cartridge remain the same. Please keep this in mind when recieving the Alkalizer, it should be stated on the filter's label.
Add Additional 6 Month Filter Set
The Pre-filters need to be replaced every 6 months*, where as the membrane only needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 years. So you add an additional 6 month filter set, for when you need to replace them in 6 months time.
The additional 6 Month Filter Set would include:
- Additional 10" Sediment Filter (5 Micron)
- Additonal 10" Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
- Additional 10" Activated Carbon Block
- Additional T33 Taste and Odour Filter
Standard Housing Spanner
When changing the Pre-filters, it can be difficult to open the housings as they can become tight over time. While they can be open simply by hand, it can make getting a "purchase" on the housing easier with a housing spanner.
If you do not have one, or the original one from your system has been lost then you can add one to your order.
Installation of the Filters
Flushing the system:
This is done by running water through the system until the preservative cannot be detected in a sample glass of water. The preservative leaves a film on the water and also has a bitter taste. If you are seeing this in your water after a new installation, flush and test until no hints of the preservative can be detected. Please note if there is a white colour to the water that settles out towards the top of the glass, this is most likely caused by tiny air bubbles in the water. This should subside over time as excess air in the system is removed. The air bubbles in the water will not effect the quality of your drinking water.
How to remove / replace your filter:
Start by unscrewing the filter housing from the filtration unit. This is done by rotating the filter housing in a clockwise direction (see diagram below). The filter housing will separate from the filtration unit, and you are now free to remove the filter cartridge from the filter housing. To replace your filter: insert the new filter into the filter housing. Be sure to remove any protective plastic wrapping from the filter cartridge before placing them into the filter housing. Check that the black rubber O-rings are in place and fit well on the filter housing. If they seem perished or loose you may want to purchase new O-rings to ensure a good seal. As an option you can add a little bit of Vaseline on the O-rings to make them seal better, this will make it easier to open next time. Take note of the single rubber seal on the one side of the Granular Activated Carbon Filter (GAC). This will need to face upwards to connect and seal at the top of the filter housing. It is important that this is done correctly as the system will not work optimally if the filters are installed incorrectly. Now that your filter is in the housing, bring the housing to the filtration unit and begin to screw the two together. This is done by rotating the filter housing in a anti-clockwise direction. We recommend you tighten by hand as this is usually sufficient to maintain a good seal. If however, leaks are detected, the housing spanner can be used to tighten the filter housings until a good seal is achieved. (Check O-rings are correctly in position before tightening with the spanner) Please take care not to over-tighten the filter housings. This could strip the housing thread and cause your system to fail. It will also make it more difficult to replace filters in the future if they are over-tightened.
How to Change the T33 Cartridge:
With these cartridges you will have one of two connectors used; the Jaco Connectors, which unscrew, much like your standard hose pipe fittings. And the Quick Connectors, these use a small blue safety clip to keep the pipe in place. The cartridge connector may vary from time to time due to product availability at different suppliers. So you may find yourself with a cartridge that has different connectors to your current setup. Do not fret, they are both compatible with the flex-hose used on the RO Systems. If you have a different connector on your new cartridge, you may remove the old connector from the old cartridge, and fit them to the new cartridge. This is a simple process of unscrewing the old connector and screwing it onto the new cartridge. Thread Sealing tape is a must when refitting connectors. This tape is available at most hardware stores. Once you have your desired connectors installed you can now assemble the system. With Jaco fittings the “Nut” is placed over the hose, the hose is inserted into the connector, then the “nut” is pulled towards the connector over the hose and screwed tightly. With the quick connectors, the blue clip is removed to allow the hose to be inserted or removed. Once the clip is off, you can push the hose into the connector. You should feel the hose slide in slightly at first, this is only in half way, more pressure must be applied to the hose to nest it fully in the connector. Once the hose is pushed into the connector tightly, the blue safety clip can be replaced. Please take note of the blue safety clips position on the connector. It must sit behind the movable part of the connector. This will secure your hose. If you have trouble fitting the hose into the connectors, this could be caused by previous connectors having damaged the hose. Simply cut the hose so that the end does not display any signs of use. This should aid in installation.
When to change your filters:
Filter life span is determined by the quality of the source water that runs through them. So if your source water is of a very bad quality, your filters will be doing more “work” to clean the water that is flowing through them. Thus depleting sooner than filters running under good water conditions. So in short each end-users filter requirements will be different as their source waters are different. We advise you check your filters on a monthly basis after initial install to get a feel for the quality of the water in your area. You will see for example, that the stage 1 filter (1um Sediment) is turning brown from the outside towards the centre over a period of 12 months. If this is the case your water quality is exceptionally good as these filters generally only have a life span of 4 - 12 months filtering average South African water. If your water quality is very poor you may be replacing the 1um sediment filter every 2 months. So visual inspection of your filters is the best way to determine when to change your filters. For the Carbon filters the “symptoms” are a little different. These filters are depleted once bacteria has colonised them completely. So in testing you will want to see if any traces of bacteria can be detected. This is done by physically inspecting the filter cartridges. You want to check for a “slime” on the filters. This is a slippery substance and will feel similar to a mucus of sorts. If this is present on your filter cartridge then bacteria has colonised the filter and a replacement cartridge is required.
How To Install The Filters