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Water University: 5. Choose your Filter


1. Why Water? | 2. Why Filtered Water? | 3. Why WaterFilters.NET?
4. Evaluate your Water | 5. Choose your Filter | 6. Find your Filter | 7. Water Quiz
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You can find the impurities or contaminants in your water within the left column. The right column will present filtration options to reduce the impurities or contaminants.

Impurity Water Filter System:
Sediment (extra-fine dirt, sand, sediment, silt, rust particles, scale particles)

Point of entry (whole house)
Residential (10 inch housing)
a) in. Standard or in. Valve in Head Filter Housing with sediment filter cartridge (eg. S1 or P5); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with sediment cartridge (eg. S1-BB or DGD-5005).

Commercial (20 inch housing)
a) in. Standard Housing with sediment filter cartridge (eg. S1-20, P5-20); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with sediment cartridge (eg. S120-BB or DGD-5005-20).
Sediment (extra-fine dirt, sand, sediment, silt, rust particles, scale particles)

Point of use (eg. faucet, shower, ...)
Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, US-600, and easy change under sink system SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 and FM-15.

Water pitcher - eg.OP-1.

Inline/Icemaker - eg.IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. US-316, RV-750, and RV-1000.

Sport Bottle - eg.SB-2.
Bad Taste and Odor, and Chlorine

Point of entry (whole house)
Residential (10 inch housing)
a) in. Standard or in. Valve in Head Filter Housing with carbon filter cartridge (eg. GAC-10); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with carbon cartridge (eg. RFC-BB).

Commercial (20 inch housing)
a) in. Standard Housing with carbon filter cartridge (eg. RFC-20); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with carbon cartridge (eg. RFC-20BB ).
Bad Taste and Odor, and Chlorine

Point of use (eg. faucet, shower, ...)
Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, US-600, US-550 and easy change under sink system SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 and FM-15.

Water pitcher - eg. OP-1.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750, IC-100, and IC-1000.

Refrigerator Filters - eg.FXRC, and FXRT.

Shower - eg. SR-115.

RV/Marine - eg. US-316, RV-750, and RV-1000.

Sport Bottle - eg. SB-2.
Asbestos Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, D-40, and D-30.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5.
Atrazine and Lindane (herbicides and pesticides) Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, easy change under sink system SY-1000.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Bacteria (Lindane, Atrazine, herbicides, and pesticides) Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, US-600, and easy change SY-1000.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 and FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Chemicals Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, and easy change under sink system SY-1000.
Chlorine: Taste and Odor

Point of entry (whole house)
Residential (10 inch housing)
a) in. Standard or in. Valve in Head Filter Housing with carbon filter cartridge (eg. GAC-10); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with carbon cartridge (eg. RFC-BB).

Commercial (20 inch housing)
a) in. Standard Housing with carbon filter cartridge (eg. RFC-20); or
b) 1 in. Big Blue Filter Housing with carbon cartridge (eg. RFC-20BB ).
Chlorine: Taste and Odor

Point of use (eg. faucet, shower, ...)
Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, US-600, US-550 and easy change under sink system SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 or FM-15.

Water pitcher - eg. OP-1.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750, IC-100, and IC-1000.

Fridge - eg. FXRC, and FXRT.

Shower - eg. SR-115.

RV/Marine - eg. US-316, RV-750, and RV-1000.

Sport Bottle - eg. SB-2.
Copper Water pitcher - eg. OP-1.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia Cysts Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, and easy change SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 or FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Giardia and Cryptosporidium Cysts Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, and easy change SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 and FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Hard Water: (Calcium, magnesium, Lime deposits, Clear-Water, or Ferrous Iron) Water Softener Filter or Water Softener
Lead Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, and easy change SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-5 and FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Lindane and Atrazine (herbacides and pesticides) Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, easy change under sink system SY-1000.

Faucet mount - eg. FM-15.

Inline/Icemaker - eg. IC-750 and IC-1000.

RV/Marine - eg. RV-1000.
Mercury Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, and easy change SY-1000.

Counter top - eg. CT-2.

Water pitcher - eg. OP-1.
MTBE Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, and SY-2300.
Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) Under sink - eg. 3/8 in. SY-2650, SY-2500, and SY-2300.
Zinc Water pitcher - eg. OP-1.


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