8 Heavy Hitting Filtration Systems That Will Knock The Impurities Out Of Your Water


Minnesota Twin Brian Dozier In Home Run Derby
Brian Dozier, Second Baseman For Our Minnesota Twins, Will Be Competing In Tonight’s Home Run Derby

Tonight, baseball fans will tune into the 2014 Home Run Derby, part of the All-Star Game festivities happening just down the road from our Bloomington, Minnesota headquarters.  In this time-honored tradition, eight sluggers enter a three-round competition to see who can knock the most balls out of the park.

Just as Major League Baseball showcases eight of its heaviest hitters tonight, we’d like to take the opportunity to do the same, by offering you a quick look at eight of the most powerful water filtration systems and housings we are proud to offer.

Each of these water filtration systems or housings are ideal for those seeking a way to hit contaminants and impurities hard, knocking them as far out of their water as possible.

If after reading this post, you decide that one of the systems or housings below are right for you, please note that some additional parts and accessories may be required for proper installation and set-up.  Please feel free to connect with our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458 if you have any questions regarding all of the components you will need.

BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System1. BBFS-222 Pentek Three Housing Water Filtration System  – Also referred to as the ‘Triple Big Blue,’ this system will filter the water used throughout your entire home using three separate cartridges.  Triple filtration power makes this system ideal for use with water heavy in both sediment and unpleasant tastes or odors.  Best yet, this system comes completely pre-assembled, making installation quick and easy.

4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter2. 4002124 American Plumber Whole House Sediment Filter – Providing a flow rate of 5 gallons every minute, this system will help ensure dirt, sand and rust particles 40 micron or larger are captured before making it into the water in your home.  Better yet, this system comes complete with a filtration media pack that can go years before it needs to be replaced.

Pentek ST-1 Filter Housing3. ST-1 Pentek Water Filtration System Housing – Another offering from Pentek, this housing is made from stainless steel and is ideal for use in high temperature and high pressure applications.  This housing is just as comfortable in commercial settings, including restaurants and spas, as it will be in your home.

SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System

4. SED-100DM Tier1 Sediment Reduction Backwash Water Filter System – This is a great system that comes complete with Filter-Ag Plus, a unique and eco-friendly filtration media capable of reducing sediment particles as small as three micron at a flow rate of up to 15 gallons per minute.  Better yet, this system is covered by a 5-year manufacturer warranty.

W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System5. W9331208 Doulton Countertop Water Filtration System – This affordably priced water filtration system from Doulton features a reusable ceramic filter cartridge, capable of reducing 99.99% of lead, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. Coli and more.  Ideal for homeowners and renters living in areas with questionable water quality or contamination issues.

IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System6. IHS12-D4 Trojan UV Disinfection System – A UV disinfection system ideally suited for residential use – both in terms of price and in regards to the impurities it helps to reduce (ie this disinfection system will also reduce both sediment and chlorine taste from your water.)  Because they so effectively kill-off virtually all microbes they encounter, UV disinfection systems like this model are ideal for use in any home or business that relies on well water.

W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing7. W9330229 Doulton QT Water Filtration System Housing - Built from durable food grade plastic, this reasonably priced housing will fit any ceramic water candle from Doulton, all of which are designed to reduce more than 99% of harmful pathogens from your water.  This housing even comes complete with Built-In Push Fit Connections, making installation virtually trouble-free!

RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filter System

8. RO1000 Hydrologic Evolution Tankless Reverse Osmosis Filtration System – Finally, we reach the gold standard in terms of heavy hitting water filtration systems – the reverse osmosis.  This tankless model from Hydrologic is powerful enough for light industrial applications and compact enough to fit beneath your kitchen sink.  Just as impressive, this system will reduce virtually all contaminants and impurities from up to 1500 gallons of water daily, or about 50 times the output of competing reverse osmosis systems.  Made in the USA!

All water filtration systems above ship FREE – and if ordered by 4pm CST – ship same business day.

If you have first-hand experience with either of the water filtration systems above, or other types of hard hitting systems, we’d love to hear what you think.  I invite you to leave a comment below.

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See How Many New Water Filters We Just Added!


Easy To Buy Air & Water Filters OnlineFor as long as we’ve been in business, our focus has been on providing you with clean drinking water and fresh indoor air for less – by offering thousands of the hard to find air filters and water filters your home needs.

Every day, this list of hard to find filters continues to grow, as new technology is developed,  new suppliers join our family or models are discontinued and/or assigned a new model number (check out our new Filter Finder for help in these situations.)

If we didn’t do everything possible to continue offering you the largest and most diverse selection of filters online, at the price and service level you deserve, we simply would not be doing our job.  This means that whether we partner with more suppliers or launch our own affordably priced filter brand, our selection will always be expanding.

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to just a few new or expanded brand offerings in our ever-growing selection.  We hope these filters help you to support the healthy home and lifestyle you deserve.  If you have any questions or need help selecting a product below, please feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458.

Sterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer SystemsSterilight UV Disinfection & Water Sterilizer Systems – If you depend on well water, or if you have had significant water quality issues in the past, a UV disinfection or water sterilizer system from Sterilight is definitely something you’ll want to consider.  These systems are designed to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and cysts – including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.  Our selection of Sterilight products includes both UV disinfection systems and the replacement lamps, parts and accessories you will need for proper installation and maintenance.  Shop our selection of Sterilight UV disinfection systems here.

Rusco Sediment FiltersRusco Sediment Filters – Spin-Down water filtration and sediment trapper systems from Rusco are built to reduce all types of sediment from your water, including sand, silt and scale.  Rusco filters come in polyester or steel, depending on the level of sediment in your water, and provide added economic value by allowing you to clean and reuse them multiple times.  Shop our selection of Rusco water filters and filtration systems here.

Pro Products Water TreatmentPro Products Water Treatment & Cleaning Products – Pro Products offers everything from the Potassium Permanganate that helps to maintain the performance of your greensand iron filter, to the water test kits trusted by service professionals and homeowners to measure water hardness, iron, pH and more.  Our expanded Pro Products selection has grown to include several of the manufacturer’s cleaning products, including rust stain remover that is as safe to use on your ceramic appliances as it is to use on any rust stained white shirts!  See our expanded selection of Pro Products here.

Trojan UVMax Water FiltrationTrojan UVMax Ultraviolet Filtration Products – Another great offering of UV disinfection and filtration products now available on our site comes from Trojan.  On our site, you’ll find everything from full systems, to the parts and accessories your existing Trojan system needs.  We even offer power supplies or controllers built for Trojan systems manufactured prior to 2008Shop our Trojan products here.

Are there any air filters, water filters or filtration systems you are having trouble finding that you would like to see on our site?  Please feel free to offer any suggestions or requests via a comment below.

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New York City Tap Water: High Quality or E Coli?


New York City tap water quality holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many.

Described as one of the most pristine beverages on the planet – New York City’s drinking water is considered by most as more than just tasty – but also healthy and safe.  Many even consider it the primary reason that food ranging from Brooklyn Bagels to a slice of New York City pizza is so hard to replicate anywhere else.

So why is it that when drinking water was tested in twelve buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, eight buildings tested positive for coliform bacteria, and five tested positive for E. Coli – making the water unfit for human consumption?  The answer lies not in the water’s source, but in the journey that tap water must take before it pours through a faucet to become drinking water.

This week, The New York Times published the results of a troubling investigation, a video of which you can see above.  The investigation, which provided the results of drinking water tests from the aforementioned twelve buildings, shared the path that water must take before transforming into hydration for residents.

While New York City’s tap water may begin as a high quality beverage when it is gravity pumped from crystal clear waterways upstate, it still must travel through miles of pipes – some of which are the pipes in classic New York City apartment buildings.

“Lead is the most common reason that you run into a water problem in New York,” says occupational medicine specialist Marc Wilkenfeld, M.D., director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola.  For those that live in older buildings, with plumbing to match, lead is a clear and present danger every time a water faucet is turned on.

WS-425W WaterSafe Water Test Kit
Tests tap water for lead, bacteria and more

Lead is one thing, but E. Coli is a completely different matter.  As shared in the video above, fecal matter from animals is the one and only way for E. Coli to exist.  Everything from deteriorated roofs on water tanks – the most common way for larger apartment buildings to store drinking water – to infestation by animals and even squatting by humans can all be contributors to this problem.

Here’s the frustrating part – to rid most New York City tap water from significant contamination risk would cost as little as a few hundred dollars.  This is the approximate cost of cleaning and disinfecting an apartment building’s water tank, which by regulation, should be happening at least once per year.

Instapure F8 Faucet Filter
Instapure F8 Faucet Filter – reduces lead

So what should New York City residents do?  It may seem like a small cost for the city to clean and disinfect water tanks (and it is) but demanding that the work be done is not something that will happen overnight.

Fortunately, there are several drinking water filtration options that are open to you – including faucet filters and refrigerator water filters – that we are happy to offer on our site.  And just so you don’t think we are veering into self-promotion, both types of solutions were endorsed in the article linked to above featuring Dr. Wilkenfeld’s insight.

Before you make a decision on the drinking water filtration system you need, we would recommend first investing a small amount in a Water Test Kit.  While Dr. Wilkenfeld suggests that the results of these tests can be inconclusive, the kit pictured above represents a small investment (under $25) that will provide you with, in the experience of our team and our customers, enough actionable data to guide your filter decision.

If the only element of concern in your drinking water is lead, perhaps the most common impurity in New York City tap water, either a faucet filter system – like the Instapure F8 faucet filter above – or even a consistently changed refrigerator water filter – a common Samsung replacement filter from our Tier1 line is pictured below – will meet most of your needs.

DA29-00003G Samsung Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter Replacement By Tier1
DA29-00003G Samsung Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter Replacement By Tier1 – reduces lead

On the other hand, if your drinking water comes back positive for bacteria – or just comes out of the tap yellow – a slightly bigger investment is strongly recommended.  The Doulton countertop water filter system below is proven to reduce all but the smallest trace of E. Coli, while sitting tucked away in its own small part of your counter.  If countertop space is at a premium, the right combination of undersink water filtration system and filter – including this ceramic filter cartridge and ceramic filter housing from Doulton – can also help to reduce this harmful contaminant.

When deciding on a water filtration system, remember that all systems – and even all water filters – are built differently.  Always read through all of the specs offered on a system or a filter before you purchase to ensure it helps to reduce the impurities found in your own drinking water supply.  All packaging will include details on these specs, as will product pages on DiscountFilterStore.com.  If you suspect that your water could be unsafe to drink – whether due to smell, taste or odd yellow coloring – we recommend that you have it tested before and after installing a drinking water filtration system or filter.

Of course, if you have trouble finding what you need, you are always welcome to call our customer service team at 1-800-277-3458 with any questions.

W9361122 Doulton Countertop Water Filter System
Doulton Countertop Water Filter System – reduces E. Coli

If you live in New York City, we would love to hear your thoughts on the quality of your drinking water, especially in light of the recent investigation by The New York Times.  We would also welcome hearing any solutions you may have already implemented to combat some of the more common impurities in your drinking water.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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