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The Pelican PC1000 whole house water filtration system provides refreshing water at every outlet in your home, including your bathroom(s) so that you can wash your body with filtered water for softer hair and skin.
The main focus is chlorine/chloramine removal in tap water for improved taste and smell. But it doesn’t stop there. Lots of other contaminants, some with health effects, will be reduced, too. The price? It’s fair – all details below!
|Filter Capacity:||1M Gallons or 5 Years|
|Water Flow Rate:||12 gpm|
Okay, what exactly does the Pelican PC1000 do? It features 4 filter stages to trap sediment, chemicals, and some soluble heavy metals:
The water flow rate is 12 gallons per minute, so enough for larger homes with 4-6 bathrooms. →The smaller Pelican PC600 is for homes with 2 to 3 bathrooms which you can learn more about here.
Min/max water pressure: 25-80 psi.
The Pelican PC1000 – learn more on pelicanwater.com
We have a built-in bypass valve which makes the installation a lot easier. Also, the system is pre-assembled when shipped and the tank comes pre-loaded. This will save you a lot of time.
Pelican offers an optional installation kit. Alternatively, you can visit the hardware store to get everything you need like pipes and fittings (connection size is 1 inch).
By the way, both inside and outside installation are possible, as long as you have access to your main water line.
Priming the Filter Media
The catalytic carbon has to soak for 48 hours prior to first use. A location suitable for water flow is required.
Pelican walks you through the setup process in this video:
Properly maintaining the Pelican PC1000 whole house filter system is key. But don’t worry, not much work is required. You just need to remember to replace the sediment pre-filter (about $20 per piece) every 6 months or so, depending on your water usage and quality.
Regular cartridge replacements will keep filtration performance up to standards and extend the life of the entire unit.
The carbon media needs to be renewed every 5 years or 1.0 (1.3) million gallons. What’s great is that you can do this yourself – no need to call a plumbing professional if you don’t want to which saves you up to a couple hundred dollars. And you can continue using the tank. This is not only cost effective, it’s also environmentally friendly. Cost for the replacement media: About $300.
You can find a manual here.
Nothing serious; a few people found the filter media priming to be difficult.
We think metal instead of plastic fittings would have been nice.
Customer feedback for the Pelican PC1000 whole house water filter is outstanding. Naturally, one particular highlight is how much more refreshing and clean the water tastes before and after installing the system.
All things considered, this is one of our go-to whole house water filters for city water and basic filtration needs. 4.5 stars!
This completes our Pelican PC1000 review. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!