Pentek ECP1-BB Pleated Cellulose Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with Today we’re looking at the Pentek ECP1-BB. This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 10 inches long by 4 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 HD-950 that you see here. Now, the ECP1-BB is a 1 micron, pleated, polyester reinforced cellulose. Now, this polyester reinforcing makes the cartridge slightly more durable than other manufacturers that use a straight cellulose. Cellulose is not appropriate for untreated water sources because microorganisms can live and grow on this media. So it’s only appropriate for water that’s been chlorinated, ozonated, uv’ed or that you’re otherwise confident does not have microorganisms living and growing in it. Now, 1 micron is extremely tight. That’s twenty five times smaller than a speck of milled flour, so it’s the perfect choice for extra fine sediment. Though, be warned, you should probably be pre-filtering before this with something like a 25 or a 50 micron cartridge, otherwise the large particles will tend to clog the filter long before it otherwise would need to be clogged. Now, determining filter life is difficult, because it really depends on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, you’re certainly going to go through the cartridge faster than someone who doesn’t have much sediment and isn’t using much water. You’re probably going to have to install one and simply learn from experience approximately how long they’re good for or how many gallons they last. Again, this is the Pentek ECP1-BB, a 1 micron, pleated, polyester reinforced cellulose sediment filter. I’m your host Aquaman with Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek ECP1-BB here.