Pentek R50 Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today we’re looking at the Pentek R50. This is an industry standard size cartridge approximately 10 inches long by 2 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into a vast array of industry standard size filter housings, like for example, the popular Pentek 158642, that you see here.

Now, the R50 is a 50 micron, pleated polyester sediment filter. That polyester is extremely durable and appropriate for untreated water sources, because it’s bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on this media. And, the durability factor is very high, making this filter reusable and washable. Simply remove it from the filter housing, put it under running water and gently scrub the pleats. Then reinstall; and you’re back in business. Now, you can’t continue to do this indefinitely, you’ll probably get three to five reuses out of a filter like this. As I indicated it is appropriate for untreated water because it’s bacteriostatic, and at 50 microns it’s not going to be the best choice for fine sediment capture. Fifty microns is about twice the size of a speck of milled flour, meaning that you really want to use this as a pre-filter, and follow up with something more dense, like a 5 micron or a 1 micron to capture the fine particles if you want to do that.

Now, filter life is difficult to determine because it’s going to depend on your unique circumstances. I would love to sit here and tell you this filter will last for ‘x’ number of gallons, but if I did that, I’d be lying to you because it’s going to depend on your unique circumstances. Someone who has a high load of sediment and uses a great deal of water, is certainly going to go through this cartridge much faster than someone who has a low level of sediment and is not using that much water. You simply need to install it and learn from experience approximately how long or how many gallons it’s good for. Again, this is the Pentek R50, and I’m your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek R50 here.