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Old 01-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
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You can find water filters today made from many different technologies with many different claims. So how do you know which one is best for you? Let's look at some facts. Most consumer oriented water filters sold today are in a form of activated carbon. Carbon makes for a relatively inexpensive filter but with only a few benefits and some drawbacks. Typically carbon filters will address taste, odor, and chlorine reduction. The problem is since carbon is an organic material, bacteria love to feed off of it. That's right, bacteria can actually grow on the surface of a carbon filter within a short period of time (usually within 24-48 hours). That is why most carbon filter manufacturers require changing the filter every 3-6 months. Now since carbon does do some good things, Hydro Life does indeed use it in our filters. How then, you ask, can we keep the bacteria from growing? Hydro Life filters have gained world wide recognition because of an additional ingredient used in our filters called KDF. KDF is a bacteriostatic filter media that has some wonderful benefits. Bacteriostatic means that bacteria cannot exist in its environment, so the carbon is free to do what it does best at without being contaminated by bacteria. Hydro Life filters containing KDF and carbon address many contaminants including bacteria, heavy metals, lime/scale formation, chlorine, taste, and odor. All this while lasting up to 4 times longer than typical carbon-only filters. Unlike competing filters, we tightly pack our filters forcing all of the water to interact with the media. This allows better water-to-media efficiency giving you much better performance. All these things combined equal unsurpassed quality in the water you depend on, providing clean, clear water like you've never had before.

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What is KDF media ?

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It is an NSF certified, very high purity copper/zinc alloy, which is bacteriostatic and can reduce a variety of contaminants and heavy metals from the water.

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What is GAC ?

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GAC is short for "Granular Activated Carbon". Activated carbon comes in a variety of sizes & shapes. It is a very porous material with a large surface area. According to MSU water quality extension bulletin WQ239201, one ounce of GAC has an estimated 30,000 square yards of surface area. Certain contaminants accumulate on the surface of the AC. This is called adsorption.

Question:
How long do these filters last?

Answer:
Water quality plays the biggest role in how long your filter will last. Typically under full time use, you should expect to get a years worth of use from the filter. You could get more or less depending on water conditions and usage.

Question:
What do I do with the filter while winterizing my coach or if I don't plan on using it for a while?

Answer:
Always take the filter out of the coach under these conditions and put in the winterizing bypass hose which was included with your original system. We suggest you put the filter in a large Zip-lock bag with some water in it. Seal it up and store it in a cool environment (refrigerator, not the freezer). Your filter will be fresh and ready to use again whenever you're ready.
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Old 01-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #2
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Question:
Why Hydro Life?

Answer:
You can find water filters today made from many different technologies with many different claims. So how do you know which one is best for you? Let's look at some facts. Most consumer oriented water filters sold today are in a form of activated carbon. Carbon makes for a relatively inexpensive filter but with only a few benefits and some drawbacks. Typically carbon filters will address taste, odor, and chlorine reduction. The problem is since carbon is an organic material, bacteria love to feed off of it. That's right, bacteria can actually grow on the surface of a carbon filter within a short period of time (usually within 24-48 hours). That is why most carbon filter manufacturers require changing the filter every 3-6 months. Now since carbon does do some good things, Hydro Life does indeed use it in our filters. How then, you ask, can we keep the bacteria from growing? Hydro Life filters have gained world wide recognition because of an additional ingredient used in our filters called KDF. KDF is a bacteriostatic filter media that has some wonderful benefits. Bacteriostatic means that bacteria cannot exist in its environment, so the carbon is free to do what it does best at without being contaminated by bacteria. Hydro Life filters containing KDF and carbon address many contaminants including bacteria, heavy metals, lime/scale formation, chlorine, taste, and odor. All this while lasting up to 4 times longer than typical carbon-only filters. Unlike competing filters, we tightly pack our filters forcing all of the water to interact with the media. This allows better water-to-media efficiency giving you much better performance. All these things combined equal unsurpassed quality in the water you depend on, providing clean, clear water like you've never had before.

Question:
What is KDF media ?

Answer:
It is an NSF certified, very high purity copper/zinc alloy, which is bacteriostatic and can reduce a variety of contaminants and heavy metals from the water.

Question:
What is GAC ?

Answer:
GAC is short for "Granular Activated Carbon". Activated carbon comes in a variety of sizes & shapes. It is a very porous material with a large surface area. According to MSU water quality extension bulletin WQ239201, one ounce of GAC has an estimated 30,000 square yards of surface area. Certain contaminants accumulate on the surface of the AC. This is called adsorption.

Question:
How long do these filters last?

Answer:
Water quality plays the biggest role in how long your filter will last. Typically under full time use, you should expect to get a years worth of use from the filter. You could get more or less depending on water conditions and usage.

Question:
What do I do with the filter while winterizing my coach or if I don't plan on using it for a while?

Answer:
Always take the filter out of the coach under these conditions and put in the winterizing bypass hose which was included with your original system. We suggest you put the filter in a large Zip-lock bag with some water in it. Seal it up and store it in a cool environment (refrigerator, not the freezer). Your filter will be fresh and ready to use again whenever you're ready.
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