Tier1 Precision Series Whole House Water Neutralizing System, 1-3 People
- Requires specific delivery conditions, including ability to receive a lift gate delivery, low to moderate drive way pitch, ability to receive a 48-inch x 40-inch palletized delivery.
- NSF Certified System and Valve with 3/4-inch and 1-inch fittings. Depending on the point-of-installation plumbing, the purchase of reducers or couplers may be necessary.
- Raises pH to neutralize acidic water to protect fixtures, pipes and appliances from corrosive water.
- Convenient package includes installation components for most consumers' needs.
Raising the pH of Your Water
Highly acidic water corrodes piping and plumbing at a faster rate than more balanced pH water. By having a system like this which raises the alkalinity of your water you are taking a preemptive approach to protecting your home and plumbing. The action of protecting your plumbing also helps reduce the amount of contaminants that would otherwise leach into your drinking water. Deliver clean and clear more alkaline water to every room in your home with Tier1.
High Quality Media Blend
This system utilizes a mixture of both calcium carbonate and and magnesium oxide, two neutralizing agents that will raise the pH level of your water while not producing a solution that becomes predominantly basic. In the system, this media blend will sit on top of a fine gravel support bed, backwashing will ensure that the bed wont become packed and keeps the system running at a high service rate. These two media sources will deplete with use, depending on the acidity of the water and the frequency of backwash cycles, and will need to be replenished or replaced after the filter life of the system has been reached.
How Backwashing Filters Work
Backwashing is a process which reverses the flow of water to rinse and resettle the media of the tank to prevent channeling, retain the effectiveness of the media, and remove trapped contaminants. To begin the backwash process, water flow is reversed and sent down the riser tube which normally carries the filtered water out of the tank. The water entering the media tank actually lifts the media bed, swirling it and lifting contaminants trapped in the media upward, this water is then funneled out the drain line. This process of cleansing the filter media usually lasts for around 10 minutes. Following the backwash phase there is a rinse cycle which replicates the normal flow of water through the media, this rinses the media again and allows it to settle into its serviceable position. With the media resettled and cleansed, water filtration may resume.
Channeling is a process caused by a liquids natural tendency to follow the path of least resistance. Over time water will find a path it can flow the fastest through and will carve a path or channel following its flow. This process causes a lowered system effectiveness because water will begin to flow around the filter media instead of flowing through it as intended. To fight this process and remove suspended contaminants a backwash and rinse cycle will mix up the media and then resettle it, counteracting the channeling process and providing maximum contact between the water and filtering media.
Experience the Tier1 Difference
Tier1 manufactures high-quality filtration and household products. We take creating and maintaining a healthy home seriously. Products must undergo rigorous testing and meet demanding quality expectations in order to earn the Tier1 badge. Every purchase is backed by the Tier1® Guarantee:
- Guaranteed Fit
- Guaranteed Quality
- Guaranteed Price
|Used In Brands||Tier1|
|Actual Size (in)||52-1/4 inches (length) x 9 inches (outside diameter)|
|Actual Size (cm)||132.72 x 22.86|
|Primary Filter Media||Calcite|
|Filter Life (months)||60 months|
|Operating Pressure (psi)||20 - 125|
|Operating Temperature (°F)||40 - 100|
|Flow Rate (gpm)||4.6|
|Flow Rate (lpm)||17.41|
|Fitting Size (inches)||3/4 inch|
|Power Requirements||Input 120V 60 Hz - Output 12V 650mA|
|Tank Dimensions||9 inches x 48 inches|
|Certifications||NSF/ANSI Standard 42|
|Warranty Guarantee||Tier1® Whole Home Solutions 'Protect Every Drop' Guarantee|
|Includes||9 inch x 48 inch pre-filled resin tank, control valve, power cord and 3/4 inch and 1 inch fittings|
|Primary Filter Media||Calcite|
The TIER1_T1W_WH_CALCITE_BW_948 fits the following model numbers