Pentek WP5BB20P Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today we’re looking at the Pentek WP5BB20P. This is an industry standard size cartridge approximately 20 inches long by 4 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into many standard whole house filter housings. One of the most common is the Pentek 20 BB, commonly known as the Big Blue.

This is a polypropylene string wound cartridge making it perfect for untreated water sources, because polypropylene is bacteriostatic, meaning microorganisms cannot live and grow on this filter media. It’s also an excellent choice for industrial and commercial applications for three reasons. One, it has a very high loading capacity, two, it’s resistant to hot water up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and three, it’s highly resistant to chemicals which are commonly used in those industrial and commercial applications. Now you have to be careful when purchasing it, it’s not usually sold individually. It’s usually sold in a case in a quantity of six at a time. So just make sure you pay attention to that when purchasing it.

Replacement life on this cartridge is difficult to estimate because it’s going to depend uniquely on your circumstances. If you have a lot of contaminant and you use a lot of water you might only get one month out of this cartridge, but on the reverse, if you don’t have a lot of contaminant and you don’t use that much water; who knows, you might get 6 to 9 months out of this cartridge. It depends a lot on your unique circumstances. So again, this is the Pentek WP5BB20P, and I’m your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek WP5BB20P here.