Welcome to the GE Merlin Reverse Osmosis System Video. The GE Merlin has been discontinued, and replaced by the Evolution-RO1000. The Evolution-RO1000 is the next generation of tankless RO system and improves upon the Merlin in many ways. 

GE Merlin Reverse Osmosis System Video Transcript

Welcome to Water Wisdom sponsored by WaterFilters.NET. I’m your host Aquaman, and we’re back again today to focus on the GE Merlin. What you’re seeing right here next to me is the most highly advanced, technologically superior, reverse osmosis system for the residence available today. It has a number of really great features; let’s see if I can list them. For starters, it is a tankless system, you won’t find any other RO system that is tankless, that means, what you see here is all it is. It fits underneath your kitchen sink or perhaps even under your bathroom sink without taking up a huge amount of space. You are probably familiar with that propane size looking tank that many RO systems have, some of them are like this big, you don’t have to worry about that with the Merlin.

It is the only RO system available for the residence that has two membranes, extra low energy, high efficiency membranes something never before accomplished with residential RO. It has two of them so it is capable of producing water on demand to the tap without producing water ahead of time that is why it doesn’t need the storage tank. In the green environment that were living in now a days and the awareness that people are having of that, the best waste water to good water ratio available on the market, 2 to 1. Every other system is going to be at least 4 to 1 and many systems are 5 to 1. What that means is for every gallon of good pure ultra pure reverse osmosis water the Merlin makes, it only wastes two gallons, other systems waste four gallons and many five gallons for every one gallon made. It is also capable of producing a massive amount of that water; 750 to 1000 gallons per day can be produced by this system. 

The Merlin is super easy to install, it has all quick connect fittings, if you are not familiar with those that’s a friction fit fitting, no wrenches, no screwing together with Teflon tape and plumbers putty and all that, no, just stick the water line in the fitting, friction fit, done, moving on, super easy to install. Basically, the only plumbing necessary for this system is the installation of the supply valve from the main water supply. You can see here we have the supply valve plumbed into our copper water line, there is on/off shut-off valve here, with that quick connect fitting that I mentioned earlier. The supply line comes down, comes into the system. We have this pressure gauge here because it is vitally important that your Merlin have a minimum of 40 psi on the supply side and 50 is better, in fact upwards of 90 it would be great, but 40 is the bare minimum you’ve got to have that for the Merlin to work. There are booster pumps available for those who have well water situations or whatever the case may be and you’re just not quite at that 40 psi level. The water comes in and it enters the stage 1 pre-filter, it’s basically a high end carbon filter, its removing chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, and various other contaminates, some voc’s, but it’s main duty really is to protect the vital component, which is stage 2 and stage 3, here and here, which are the membranes. Membranes are allergic to certain contaminates and if not protected from those contaminants their efficiency will fall off the charts rapidly, making the system produce really, just regular tap water even though you have these fancy expensive membranes in here. So, the carbon filter is really, really an important component and needs to be changed every six months like clockwork, no matter how much you use the system. Then the water goes out of the pre-filter and into stage 2 and also into stage 3 where we have the dual membranes that make it possible for it to produce water on demand, and then the reject water, and it’s rejecting two gallons for every one gallon it makes because there’s a lot of garbage in the water that it’s rejecting, that goes to the drain. 

The final place the water goes is out through this polishing carbon filter to just give it one last brush through carbon and then we send it to the faucet. Now, in our case, we split the line and we’re sending it, and you can’t see where it goes here, but it goes through this wall behind me into our kitchen area where it goes to a multi-use faucet and a dedicated reverse osmosis faucet. You could send one line to the refrigerator for example for your ice making, it is important that you check and make sure that your refrigerator does not have metal or copper water lines because reverse osmosis water is so pure that it is also a highly aggressive solvent and it is really only appropriate for plastic tubing, that is if your refrigerator has plastic tubing, really important point there. So we send it through these two water lines into our kitchen area and that’s where we drink it. It’s great water, 

I love this water, I drink a lot of this water, it tastes great, has no odor, virtually no taste, and it is ultra, ultra pure water, I don’t have to sweat any contaminants. 95 plus percent of everything is removed from the water with this RO system. It is great stuff. My name is Aquaman and this is Water Wisdom sponsored by WaterFilters.NET. Thanks. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Evolution-RO1000 here.