I moved recently to an area with very hard water. So bad my tea kettle grows crystals that clog parts within a week of use. I got away with just using distilled water on my collection but am ready for an RO unit. Many of the home units have a remineralization feature which adds back calcium for taste. It doesn't look like much and I'd imagine is lower than the levels in the tap water I used in Georgia.
There is a lot that bothers me about the way many companies market their products, but I'll hold back ranting on it. I'm just curious what systems others here use and whether the remineralization is much of a problem?
I use the Merlin 720GP Garden pro which is the same type of RO unit. The Evo-RO1000 is just the simplified redesign after hydrologic bought the rights to the product from GE.
*Works great, produces water as low as 10 to 15 ppm's.
*Dependable up to 4 years with out changing filters. I change pre-filter ever 2 years. It depends on tap water.
*Unit is NOT Cheap; $600 to $700.
*Filters are expensive. Membrane elements are $100 plus but that's every four to five years, two per unit.
*Unit is susceptible to heat and UV rays. I place mine in a garden box place under shade and feed input output line to the box.
*Functionality depends on house water pressure, 40 psi is needed to make the system work.
*The manifold and membrane filter canisters are brittle. Extra care is need when handling. I dropped one canister and it cracked on impact. I now conduct maintenance over rubber flooring. Parts are expensive.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2020 15:14:23 GMT -5 by Bristol
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