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{"id":3954995200094,"title":"Crystal Quest SMART Whole House Water Filter (9-13 GPM | 4-6 people)","handle":"crystal-quest-smart-whole-house-water-filter-9-13-gpm-4-6-people","description":"\u003ch2\u003eClean Water from Every Faucet in Your Home \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGreat tasting, healthier water for drinking and cooking\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrystal clear ice cubes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlavorful coffee, tea, mixes, and meals\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIdeal for baby formula, pasta, and soups\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGreat for pet and plant water, aquariums\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnlimited pure water supply to your kitchen and bath\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNo heavy cooler bottles to lift\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClean water for steam irons, humidifiers, and household cleaning, such as windows\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt is a well-known fact that people should drink eight glasses of water a day to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. With a Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters you get delicious, refreshing, safe, top-quality drinking water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCrystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Determine Capacity \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCapacity is the amount of water your filter creates clean water for your home. An easier way to think of it is how many bathrooms you have.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1,000,000 capacity equals 1-3 bathrooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1,500,000 capacity equals 2-4 bathrooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePre-filtration\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through a 20” sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePost-filtration\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through a 20\" solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), \u0026amp; any remaining insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSMART Water Filter\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard \u0026amp; Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys®  6500 \u0026amp; 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead \u0026amp; mercury, chlorine, chloramine, \u0026amp; inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum\/pharmaceutical by-products\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWater Softener (optional)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHomeowners who have hard water normally complain of scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters and appliances and, when hard water reacts with soap, it can form a sticky residue on surfaces.  It is important to note that hard water is not a health concern.  The only concern with hard water is the deterioration of plumbing, plumbing fixtures and appliances due to scale buildup.  Also, the scale buildup inside a water heater will increase the power or gas required to heat the water.\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Traditional Softener\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater is softened by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions.  This means that the magnesium and calcium ions are actually removed from the water.  This is done by an ion exchange resin.  Ion exchange happens when the hard water passes through a bed of beads or zeolite, which is a chemical mixture.  Water softeners must be regenerated regularly with the use of the brine tank, renewing the medias ability to remove hardness from water.  This regeneration is accomplished with a sodium or potassium chloride and water solution which can increase the salt content of your water slightly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA traditional softener, while \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eremoving\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e the calcium and magnesium, will prevent further limescale build up in your appliances and pipes, but \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ewill not remove existing buildup\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e.  Additionally, the water will have a somewhat slippery or slimy feel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaintenance of the traditional softener systems requires refilling the brine solution or backwash solution periodically with the sodium or potassium chloride salt.  Potassium chloride is the healthier choice but is more expensive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Salt-Free Conditioner\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eUnlike the traditional softener, the salt-free conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003edoes not remove the calcium and magnesium particles\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e.  The media in the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003echanges the calcium\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e so that it cannot leave limescale and becomes harmless to pipes and appliances.  Instead of ion exchange, it works on a nano-molecular level.  It takes the mineral, under a microscope, it appears as a crystal, and transforms it into a nanoparticle.  When minerals are in a nano-particle form, they dissolve in the water and stay there.  Also, the typical +2 charge on the molecule is removed which takes away the calcium and magnesium particle’s ability to attach to pipes and appliances, thereby prevention scale buildup.  In addition, the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ewill remove existing buildup\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e in pipes and appliances and apply a protective layer to help prevent additional buildup.  Since the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003edoes not require backwashing\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, no salt product is added to your water and you still have the health benefits of calcium and magnesium minerals.    \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eImportant Note:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt is important to understand that if a hardness test is done after using a traditional softener, you will have reduced hardness reading.  If a hardness test is done after conditioning, you will have the same hardness reading.  This is because, again, the calcium is still in the water after conditioning.  It is simply rendered harmless to your plumbing and appliances.  If water spotting on dishes is a major concern, you will still have this with the conditioner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMore on Hard Water\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat is hard water? Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that more than 80% of homes across the country are affected by hard water. What is more staggering, however, is that many homeowners do not know if they have hard water or how to detect it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe “hardness” of water is determined by the combined number of calcium and magnesium grains present. The higher the number of grains per gallon, the “harder” your water is. These minerals are picked up by “soft” rainwater as it travels down through the soil to the underground water table. Water that comes into contact with limestone (calcium and magnesium rock) has a much higher content of these hard minerals. Hard water has a negative impact on you, your household, and your pocketbook.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWater heater efficiency is increased up to 29%\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSave up to 70% on household detergents and soaps\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSoap and shampoo will lather better, resulting in softer skin and more manageable hair\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSave up to 25% on personal care items such as hair products and shaving cream\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUp to 30% longer life for washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, water heaters, and household plumbing systems\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFabrics will be whiter, brighter, and last up to 33% longer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDishes come clean more easily, without spots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBath and kitchen fixtures will have less soap\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou probably have hard water. If left untreated, here is what can happen:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers by up to 30%. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard water dulls your hair and dries your skin. Shaving is more difficult in hard water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard water can leave unsightly film buildup on glasses and dishes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard water leaves a filmy soap ring around bath and kitchen faucets, which makes cleanup more difficult.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAdditional Product Options\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLeak Detector Valve: Used to detect a water leak within a water filter system and shuts down the water supply to prevent flooding.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e12 GPM UltraViolet Water Sterilizer: Specifically designed to meet the demanding microorganism control concern. These microorganisms can range from bacteria and viruses to algae and protozoa. A major advantage of UV treatment is that it is capable of disinfecting water faster than chlorine without cumbersome retention tanks and harmful chemicals to your drinking water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tg-wrap\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"tg\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eHome Water Usage\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1-3 Bathrooms\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2-4 Bathrooms\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eFilter Media Volume\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e1.5 + cubic feet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e2.0 + cubic feet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-wm6t\"\u003eCapacity (gallons)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-nrw8\"\u003e1,000,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e1,500,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eService Flow (GPM)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e9-11\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e10-13\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eTank Dimensions\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e10\" x 54\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e12\" x 52\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eMaterial\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eStainless Steel or Fiberglass\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eStainless Steel or Fiberglass\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eBackwash\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eAutomatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eAutomatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eBrine Tank Dimensions*\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e18\" x 33\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e18\" x 33\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eGrain Capacity*\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e48,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e60,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2019-08-23T01:57:52-04:00","created_at":"2019-08-23T02:01:09-04:00","vendor":"Crystal Quest","type":"Water Filter","tags":["Whole House Water Filters"],"price":149375,"price_min":149375,"price_max":401029,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":209125,"compare_at_price_min":209125,"compare_at_price_max":561441,"compare_at_price_varies":true,"variants":[{"id":29484487442526,"title":"Add Softener \/ Fiberglass \/ 1000000 Gallons","option1":"Add Softener","option2":"Fiberglass","option3":"1000000 Gallons","sku":"CQE-WH-01127","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":12079140077662,"product_id":3954995200094,"position":1,"created_at":"2019-08-23T02:07:58-04:00","updated_at":"2019-08-23T02:07:58-04:00","alt":null,"width":480,"height":480,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0019\/8079\/2944\/products\/add-softener-fiberglass-1-000-000-gallons-smart-whole-house-water-filter-crystal-quest-whole-house-water-filters-2517757100146_large_0fc00e29-0f2b-4991-8503-a7ee203a3466.jpg?v=1566540478","variant_ids":[29484487442526]},"available":true,"name":"Crystal Quest SMART Whole House Water Filter (9-13 GPM | 4-6 people) - 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With a Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters you get delicious, refreshing, safe, top-quality drinking water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCrystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Determine Capacity \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCapacity is the amount of water your filter creates clean water for your home. An easier way to think of it is how many bathrooms you have.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1,000,000 capacity equals 1-3 bathrooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1,500,000 capacity equals 2-4 bathrooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePre-filtration\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through a 20” sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePost-filtration\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through a 20\" solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), \u0026amp; any remaining insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSMART Water Filter\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard \u0026amp; Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys®  6500 \u0026amp; 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead \u0026amp; mercury, chlorine, chloramine, \u0026amp; inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum\/pharmaceutical by-products\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eand Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWater Softener (optional)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHomeowners who have hard water normally complain of scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters and appliances and, when hard water reacts with soap, it can form a sticky residue on surfaces.  It is important to note that hard water is not a health concern.  The only concern with hard water is the deterioration of plumbing, plumbing fixtures and appliances due to scale buildup.  Also, the scale buildup inside a water heater will increase the power or gas required to heat the water.\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Traditional Softener\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater is softened by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions.  This means that the magnesium and calcium ions are actually removed from the water.  This is done by an ion exchange resin.  Ion exchange happens when the hard water passes through a bed of beads or zeolite, which is a chemical mixture.  Water softeners must be regenerated regularly with the use of the brine tank, renewing the medias ability to remove hardness from water.  This regeneration is accomplished with a sodium or potassium chloride and water solution which can increase the salt content of your water slightly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA traditional softener, while \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eremoving\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e the calcium and magnesium, will prevent further limescale build up in your appliances and pipes, but \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ewill not remove existing buildup\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e.  Additionally, the water will have a somewhat slippery or slimy feel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaintenance of the traditional softener systems requires refilling the brine solution or backwash solution periodically with the sodium or potassium chloride salt.  Potassium chloride is the healthier choice but is more expensive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Salt-Free Conditioner\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eUnlike the traditional softener, the salt-free conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003edoes not remove the calcium and magnesium particles\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e.  The media in the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003echanges the calcium\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e so that it cannot leave limescale and becomes harmless to pipes and appliances.  Instead of ion exchange, it works on a nano-molecular level.  It takes the mineral, under a microscope, it appears as a crystal, and transforms it into a nanoparticle.  When minerals are in a nano-particle form, they dissolve in the water and stay there.  Also, the typical +2 charge on the molecule is removed which takes away the calcium and magnesium particle’s ability to attach to pipes and appliances, thereby prevention scale buildup.  In addition, the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003ewill remove existing buildup\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e in pipes and appliances and apply a protective layer to help prevent additional buildup.  Since the conditioner \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003edoes not require backwashing\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, no salt product is added to your water and you still have the health benefits of calcium and magnesium minerals.    \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eImportant Note:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt is important to understand that if a hardness test is done after using a traditional softener, you will have reduced hardness reading.  If a hardness test is done after conditioning, you will have the same hardness reading.  This is because, again, the calcium is still in the water after conditioning.  It is simply rendered harmless to your plumbing and appliances.  If water spotting on dishes is a major concern, you will still have this with the conditioner.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMore on Hard Water\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat is hard water? Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that more than 80% of homes across the country are affected by hard water. What is more staggering, however, is that many homeowners do not know if they have hard water or how to detect it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe “hardness” of water is determined by the combined number of calcium and magnesium grains present. The higher the number of grains per gallon, the “harder” your water is. These minerals are picked up by “soft” rainwater as it travels down through the soil to the underground water table. Water that comes into contact with limestone (calcium and magnesium rock) has a much higher content of these hard minerals. Hard water has a negative impact on you, your household, and your pocketbook.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBenefits\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWater heater efficiency is increased up to 29%\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSave up to 70% on household detergents and soaps\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSoap and shampoo will lather better, resulting in softer skin and more manageable hair\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSave up to 25% on personal care items such as hair products and shaving cream\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUp to 30% longer life for washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, water heaters, and household plumbing systems\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFabrics will be whiter, brighter, and last up to 33% longer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDishes come clean more easily, without spots\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBath and kitchen fixtures will have less soap\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou probably have hard water. 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Shaving is more difficult in hard water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard water can leave unsightly film buildup on glasses and dishes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard water leaves a filmy soap ring around bath and kitchen faucets, which makes cleanup more difficult.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAdditional Product Options\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLeak Detector Valve: Used to detect a water leak within a water filter system and shuts down the water supply to prevent flooding.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e12 GPM UltraViolet Water Sterilizer: Specifically designed to meet the demanding microorganism control concern. These microorganisms can range from bacteria and viruses to algae and protozoa. A major advantage of UV treatment is that it is capable of disinfecting water faster than chlorine without cumbersome retention tanks and harmful chemicals to your drinking water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"tg-wrap\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"tg\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eHome Water Usage\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1-3 Bathrooms\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2-4 Bathrooms\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eFilter Media Volume\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e1.5 + cubic feet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e2.0 + cubic feet\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-wm6t\"\u003eCapacity (gallons)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-nrw8\"\u003e1,000,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e1,500,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eService Flow (GPM)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e9-11\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e10-13\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eTank Dimensions\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e10\" x 54\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003e12\" x 52\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eMaterial\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eStainless Steel or Fiberglass\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eStainless Steel or Fiberglass\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eBackwash\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eAutomatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-ecrz\"\u003eAutomatic\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eBrine Tank Dimensions*\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e18\" x 33\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e18\" x 33\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-1d7g\"\u003eGrain Capacity*\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e48,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"tg-yw4l\"\u003e60,000\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Crystal Quest SMART Whole House Water Filter (9-13 GPM | 4-6 people)

Product Description
$2,330.85 $3,263.19
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Clean Water from Every Faucet in Your Home 

  • Great tasting, healthier water for drinking and cooking
  • Crystal clear ice cubes
  • Flavorful coffee, tea, mixes, and meals
  • Ideal for baby formula, pasta, and soups
  • Great for pet and plant water, aquariums
  • Unlimited pure water supply to your kitchen and bath
  • No heavy cooler bottles to lift
  • Clean water for steam irons, humidifiers, and household cleaning, such as windows

It is a well-known fact that people should drink eight glasses of water a day to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. With a Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters you get delicious, refreshing, safe, top-quality drinking water.

Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance.

How to Determine Capacity 

Capacity is the amount of water your filter creates clean water for your home. An easier way to think of it is how many bathrooms you have.

  • 1,000,000 capacity equals 1-3 bathrooms
  • 1,500,000 capacity equals 2-4 bathrooms

Pre-filtration

Water flows through a 20” sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.

Post-filtration

Water flows through a 20" solid carbon cartridge for removing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), & any remaining insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.

SMART Water Filter

Water flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys®  6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury, chlorine, chloramine, & inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum/pharmaceutical by-products and Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. 

Water Softener (optional)

Homeowners who have hard water normally complain of scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters and appliances and, when hard water reacts with soap, it can form a sticky residue on surfaces.  It is important to note that hard water is not a health concern.  The only concern with hard water is the deterioration of plumbing, plumbing fixtures and appliances due to scale buildup.  Also, the scale buildup inside a water heater will increase the power or gas required to heat the water.

The Traditional Softener

Water is softened by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions.  This means that the magnesium and calcium ions are actually removed from the water.  This is done by an ion exchange resin.  Ion exchange happens when the hard water passes through a bed of beads or zeolite, which is a chemical mixture.  Water softeners must be regenerated regularly with the use of the brine tank, renewing the medias ability to remove hardness from water.  This regeneration is accomplished with a sodium or potassium chloride and water solution which can increase the salt content of your water slightly.

A traditional softener, while removing the calcium and magnesium, will prevent further limescale build up in your appliances and pipes, but will not remove existing buildup.  Additionally, the water will have a somewhat slippery or slimy feel.

Maintenance of the traditional softener systems requires refilling the brine solution or backwash solution periodically with the sodium or potassium chloride salt.  Potassium chloride is the healthier choice but is more expensive.

The Salt-Free Conditioner

 Unlike the traditional softener, the salt-free conditioner does not remove the calcium and magnesium particles.  The media in the conditioner changes the calcium so that it cannot leave limescale and becomes harmless to pipes and appliances.  Instead of ion exchange, it works on a nano-molecular level.  It takes the mineral, under a microscope, it appears as a crystal, and transforms it into a nanoparticle.  When minerals are in a nano-particle form, they dissolve in the water and stay there.  Also, the typical +2 charge on the molecule is removed which takes away the calcium and magnesium particle’s ability to attach to pipes and appliances, thereby prevention scale buildup.  In addition, the conditioner will remove existing buildup in pipes and appliances and apply a protective layer to help prevent additional buildup.  Since the conditioner does not require backwashing, no salt product is added to your water and you still have the health benefits of calcium and magnesium minerals.    

 Important Note:

It is important to understand that if a hardness test is done after using a traditional softener, you will have reduced hardness reading.  If a hardness test is done after conditioning, you will have the same hardness reading.  This is because, again, the calcium is still in the water after conditioning.  It is simply rendered harmless to your plumbing and appliances.  If water spotting on dishes is a major concern, you will still have this with the conditioner.

More on Hard Water

What is hard water? Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that more than 80% of homes across the country are affected by hard water. What is more staggering, however, is that many homeowners do not know if they have hard water or how to detect it.

The “hardness” of water is determined by the combined number of calcium and magnesium grains present. The higher the number of grains per gallon, the “harder” your water is. These minerals are picked up by “soft” rainwater as it travels down through the soil to the underground water table. Water that comes into contact with limestone (calcium and magnesium rock) has a much higher content of these hard minerals. Hard water has a negative impact on you, your household, and your pocketbook.

Benefits

  • Water heater efficiency is increased up to 29%
  • Save up to 70% on household detergents and soaps
  • Soap and shampoo will lather better, resulting in softer skin and more manageable hair
  • Save up to 25% on personal care items such as hair products and shaving cream
  • Up to 30% longer life for washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, water heaters, and household plumbing systems
  • Fabrics will be whiter, brighter, and last up to 33% longer
  • Dishes come clean more easily, without spots
  • Bath and kitchen fixtures will have less soap

You probably have hard water. If left untreated, here is what can happen:

  • The minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers by up to 30%. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
  • Hard water dulls your hair and dries your skin. Shaving is more difficult in hard water.
  • Hard water can leave unsightly film buildup on glasses and dishes.
  • Hard water leaves a filmy soap ring around bath and kitchen faucets, which makes cleanup more difficult.

Additional Product Options

  • Leak Detector Valve: Used to detect a water leak within a water filter system and shuts down the water supply to prevent flooding.
  • 12 GPM UltraViolet Water Sterilizer: Specifically designed to meet the demanding microorganism control concern. These microorganisms can range from bacteria and viruses to algae and protozoa. A major advantage of UV treatment is that it is capable of disinfecting water faster than chlorine without cumbersome retention tanks and harmful chemicals to your drinking water.

 

Specifications

Home Water Usage 1-3 Bathrooms 2-4 Bathrooms
Filter Media Volume 1.5 + cubic feet 2.0 + cubic feet
Capacity (gallons) 1,000,000 1,500,000
Service Flow (GPM) 9-11 10-13
Tank Dimensions 10" x 54" 12" x 52"
Material Stainless Steel or Fiberglass Stainless Steel or Fiberglass
Backwash Automatic Automatic
Brine Tank Dimensions* 18" x 33" 18" x 33"
Grain Capacity* 48,000 60,000
Sku: CQE-WH-01127

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