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Pelican’s shower filter with the model number PSF-1 might be your solution to dry, flaky skin and brittle hair that’s hard to manage caused by too much chlorine in your shower water!
|Flow Rate:||1.5 gpm|
|Filter Capacity:||15k gal|
The Pelican PSF-1 shower filter features 3 filtration stages:
Lab tests according to NSF 177 standards for the reduction of free available chlorine have shown that the total dechlorination is still about 90% even after 15,000 gallons of filtration (approx. 80% reduction after 30,000 gallons).
Pelican also says that the PSF-1 will take care of some of the chloramine + disinfection byproducts that may be present in your water, but does not provide any test data as proof.
Total filtering life: 6 to 9 months for a 2-person household.
What’s more, the product comes in 3 different configurations:
All three are available in a white or chrome finish to match your existing bathroom fixtures.
By the way, the PSF-1 fits ½” standard connections. Due to its design, you should make sure that there is enough space between shower head and ceiling to accommodate the filter.
Here’s what we like:
The Pelican PSF-1 – learn more on pelicanwater.com
Don’t worry, the Pelican PSF-1 shower filter is super easy to hook up:
In case you prefer video over written instructions, watch this:
Filter changes are fast thanks to the quick connect feature. That’s all you need to do for maintenance.
Link to the official manual: https://www.pelicanwater.com/pdf/ShowerFilter_PSF-1.pdf
The main disadvantage of the Pelican PSF-1 is that replacement cartridges are costly. In fact, sometimes they are even more expensive than a brand new unit including shower head + filter. This really doesn’t make any sense.
Our second issue is that the shower pipe to filter connection is prone to leaking, apparently no matter how many wraps of Teflon tape you use. The sheer weight of the unit cannot be handled by the rather flimsy washer so that the whole assembly loosens at the side. The result: Leaks.
Other than that, you should be aware that the filter will reduce your water flow rate to 1.5 gallons per minute (1.0 gpm for water-saving spray setting). On the one hand, this is good for the environment as it saves water. On the other hand, rinsing shampoo out of your hair may become more difficult (although Pelican promises that pressure will be maintained).
While the Pelican PSF-1 shower filter has the potential to drastically improve the health of your hair and skin, it does not come without flaws.
More than 90% dechlorination effectiveness, a high filtering capacity and convenience of use are up against issues with leaks and low water flow as well as overpriced replacement cartridges. Our rating: 3 stars!
This completes our review of the Pelican PSF-1 shower filter. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!