5 Stars By Mazi Sarahang on 2016-12-03
Got so bad we felt we had just come out of a ...
Our home water always had a scent of chlorine in it but had increased significantly in the last 6 months. Got so bad we felt we had just come out of a public pool after taking a shower. Installed this unit one week ago with a Watts WH-LD sediment pre filter. There is zero smell or feel of chlorine throughout our water system. Pretty amazing. I spent almost a year researching and reading reviews on various filtration and softening systems. Very very satisfied with this system! Our water also has a lot of sediment in it and in only one week the Watts 5 micron pre filter has started to brown, so I can confidently say it's working. Don't know if the brown staining of the toilets and fixtures will be solved but I'm optimistic about it. The 3M aquapure AP903 comes with the AP917HP cartridge which is designed to reduces particulates and chlorine. We will probably try the AP917HD-S cartridge when the current unit is due for replacement. AP917HD-S also reduces particulates and chlorine but also scale. Those looking in to the AP903 assembly might check out the AP904 assembly which comes with the AP917HD-S cartridge for another 50 dollars or so. Install was fairly straight forward but time consuming with the addition of the pre fiter and recommend bypass line. I opted not to install pressure gauges before and after the filtration systems. My first time sweating copper joints but it's not all that difficult. Overall very happy with the system.
By Shelly Ponch
on 2015-08-13 Filter works great, lasted my family of four 23 months with a proper sediment pre-filter
-This filter works great and will make your water look, smell and taste great
-Place a sediment filter in front of it so you don't clog this filter with large particulates
-You sediment filter should allow for cheap replacement cartridges or use a spin-down filter that never needs replacement
-I have well water and this lasted my family of four 23 months with a proper sediment pre-filter
This is a 5 micron filter, which will clog up if you don't place a sediment filter in front of it. I recommend the Rusco Spin-Down type of filter e.g. Rusco 1-1/2-250-F Polyester Screened Spin-Down Filter System
. If you have lots of sediment (high turbidity level from a water test--well water can have high turbidity depending on your water supply) a spin-down filter is the way to go as you don't have to pay for replacement filters. The spin-down filter is made of clear plastic, so it's easy to see when it's getting dirty. When I see that it's dirty I open up the drain at the bottom of the filter and it cleans the majority of the sediment off of the filter. Periodically, about every 3-6 months, I end up taking the filter screen out of the spin-down filter, washing it out, and blowing it out with my air compressor. With this setup the Aqua-Pure AP917HD Whole House Replacement Filter, Quick Change Water Filter for the AP903 Water Filter System
filter has lasted my family 23 months! Your mileage may vary, but I can promise it will last much longer than 6 months, as some of the bad reviews have stated, even with high sediment well water.
I have attached pictures highlighting my system layout as well as a close-up of the spin-down filter. This picture was taken not long after I cleaned it out and you can clearly see that it's already brown from my high sediment well water.
The other thing to note, as others have pointed out, is that you really want a shut-off valve before and after the filter so you can close off both valves and change the filters without a problem.
2 Stars By lc on 2018-01-24
Choking my pressure
Choking my water pressure.
2 Stars By Steve Landry on 2018-01-10
Not reliable, do not buy.
Product lasted 2 months, then started leaking... Poor Quality
5 Stars By SUSAN ROSHER on 2017-11-29
Great price and came quickly!
5 Stars By Ivan Baudendistel on 2018-01-17
Does a great job
5 Stars By weili gong on 2017-07-24
My house always use this, very good!
5 Stars By Rodolfo on 2018-01-19
Pure clean water
5 Stars By Kevin on 2017-12-21
5 Stars By Joe on 2016-02-28
Amazing system for the price!
The water here was terrible, it stunk like public pool water, tasted like it too. I spent the weekend getting this installed and what an amazing difference! I think my tap water now tastes better than bottled water. I put a rusco particulate filter before the 3m filter to help extend the it's life, since I used to get clogged screens in the sinks. Only time will tell how it will hold up.