2019’s Pelican Water Filter System Reviews – All Pros & Cons

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    Pelican Water Systems, or simply Pelican Water, is an Enviro Water Solutions, Inc. company. Established back in 2007, the headquarter is located in Deland, Florida.

    Pelican Water provides a number of home water treatment solutions for hardness and other issues such as high chlorine content, fluoride contamination or bacterial infestation.

    The goal: Help families enjoy cleaner, safer, better tasting H2O in their homes in an environmentally friendly way.

    For this Pelican water system reviews series we are going to take a close look at:

    Why Pelican?

    To ask why choose Pelican and not go with one of the competitors seems like a legitimate question. Here are a few good reasons:

    • Guaranteed Performance – Some (not all) Pelican filters were tested and certified according to NSF Standards. For instance, the PC600 and PC1000 whole house filters have earned an NSF Standard 42 certification for chlorine taste and odor reduction as well as structural integrity. In addition, Standard 61 guarantees material safety. The Pelican PRO-RO reverse osmosis system is certified to reduce arsenic 5 (99.0%), chromium 6 (98.3%), fluoride (93.8%), lead (96.8%) and radium 226/228 (98.8%) among other potentially harmful contaminants (Standard 58). And lastly, lab tests according to NSF Standard 177 for the reduction of free available chlorine have shown that the Pelican PSF-1 shower filter is capable of eliminating 90% of the halogen even after 15,000 gallons of filtration.
    • DIY – Pelican filters are easy to set up and use – no need to call a plumber. This is going to save you quite a bit of money obviously.
    • Easy Maintenance – Apart from cartridge replacements here and there, Pelican systems are maintenance-free for the most part.
    • Receive Replacement Filters Automatically – If you join Pelican’s Water Shield Autoship Club replacement filters for your Pelican system will be shipped to you on full automation. You can also order replacement parts for your drinking water unit, shower filter and UV/RO system. Additional benefits fits are that you get a 15% discount on all filter cartridges and free shipping on all orders over $49.

    Pelican Water Filter Reviews

    ModelOur RatingPriceTypeFlow RateFilt. Capacity
    Pelican Water Filter Reviews - PC600

    Pelican PC600 Whole House Filter System

    3 and a half stars ratings


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    $$$$Whole House System8 gpm660k gal
    Pelican PC1000

    Pelican PC1000 Whole House Filter System

    3 and a half stars ratings


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    $$$$$Whole House System12 gpm1.3M gal
    Pelican PSF-1

    Pelican PSF-1 Shower Filter

    3 stars ratings


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    $Shower Filter1.5 gpm15k gal
    Pelican Water Systems Reviews - PRO-RO 6-Stage

    Pelican PRO-RO 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System

    3 and a half stars ratings


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    $$$Under Sink RO Drinking Water Unit15 gpd-
    Pelican EZ-Connect Compact

    Pelican EZ-Connect Compact Water Filtration System

    3 and a half stars ratings


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    $$Whole House System5 gpm3 to 6 months

    1. The Pelican PC600 Whole House Filter System

    Best For:

    • Chlorinated city supplies
    • Mainly to improve taste and odor
    • Small to mid-sized homes

    In a Nutshell:

    Pelican’s PC600 whole house filtration system was designed for water dechlorination with the goal to improve the taste and smell of tap water.  But not only that, it also lets you enjoy cleaner showers for softer skin and hair that’s easier to manage.

    The catalytic granular activated carbon reduces 96 percent chlorine (certified) and possibly helps with other contaminants like pesticides, herbicides and industrial solvents that may be present in your water supply.

    The copper-zinc oxidation media (KDF-55) inhibits bacterial growth.

    8 gallons per minute is the service flow rate which is sufficient for small to mid-sized homes.

    All in all, the system has a filtration capacity of 662,400 gallons over five years which is exceptionally high.

    Everything is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    Pelican PC600

    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Clean water and air in your entire home
    • Very high filtration capacities
    • Bacteriostatic filter media
    • Sediment pre-filter increases system longevity
    • Tested and certified according to NSF Standard 42 for chlorine taste & odor reduction + structural integrity
    • NSF Standard 61 certified for material safety
    • Media tank made from durable stainless steel
    • Built-in bypass valve for easy installation
    • Maintenance is a breeze and inexpensive
    • Includes limited lifetime warranty

    Cons
    • Not all fittings included (might be hard to get by)
    • Carbon media pre-soaking can be a real pain
    • Overpriced compared to similar whole house models
    • Carbon might leach into your plumbing

    Read our full review here or

    2. The Pelican PC1000 Whole House Filter System

    Best For:

    • Chlorinated city supplies
    • Mainly to improve taste and odor
    • Small to larger homes

    In a Nutshell:

    The Pelican PC1000 whole house system is identical to the PC600 above, except that it’s a bit bigger and therefore has an even higher filtration capacity of 1,324,800 gallons over five years.

    It, too, was designed for the elimination of chlorine from municipal water supplies for aesthetic reasons – think taste and odor.

    Again, the catalytic GAC reduces 96% of the disinfectant and the blend of copper-zinc media (KDF-55) prevents bacteria from growing inside the system tank.

    This time we have a flow rate of 12 gpm, so enough even for larger households with up to 3 bathrooms.

    Limited lifetime warranty? Check!

    Pelican PC1000

    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Clean water and air in your entire home
    • Very high filtration capacities
    • Bacteriostatic filter media
    • Sediment pre-filter increases system longevity
    • Tested and certified according to NSF Standard 42 for chlorine taste & odor reduction + structural integrity
    • NSF Standard 61 certified for material safety
    • Media tank made from durable stainless steel
    • Built-in bypass valve for easy installation
    • Maintenance is a breeze and inexpensive
    • Includes limited lifetime warranty

    Cons
    • Not all fittings included (might be hard to get by)
    • Carbon media pre-soaking can be a real pain
    • Overpriced compared to similar whole house models
    • Carbon might leach into your plumbing

    Read our full review here or

    3. The Pelican PSF-1 Shower Filter

    Best For:

    • Chlorinated water
    • Dry, flaky skin and brittle hair

    In a Nutshell:

    Are you suffering from dry skin and brittle hair because there’s too much chlorine in your shower water? The Pelican PSF-1 shower filter might be just what you are looking for.

    It uses 3 different types of media (KDF, granular activated carbon, Far Infrared balls) to reduce about 90% of free available chlorine for 15,000 gallons of water – all according to NSF Standard 177 lab testing for guaranteed performance.

    Chloramine, disinfection byproducts and other synthetic chemicals will also be partially removed, says  Pelican (no test data provided).

    What’s more, the Far Infrared balls are supposed to alter the water’s surface tension “for better hydration of hair and skin“.

    By the way, you can choose from 3 different configurations:

    • PSF-1 (standard version) – Includes shower head
    • PSF-1NH – Without shower head (use your own)
    • PSF-1W – With 5-foot hand-held massaging wand

    They all fit ½” industry standard connections. Just make sure that there is enough space between shower head and ceiling to accommodate the filter.

    Total filtration capacity: 6 to 9 months in a 2-person household.

    Pelican PSF-1

    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Available in white and chrome
    • High-flow and water-conserving spray settings
    • NSF Standard 177 certified
    • Does not lower height of shower head for comfortable standing
    • 100% BPA-free
    • 1-year limited warranty (requires product registration)
    • Handy accessories clip
    • Optional Ocean Breeze aromatherapy scent bar for spa-like shower experience
    • Easy installation
    • Fast filter changes

    Cons
    • Expensive replacement cartridges
    • Connection prone to leaking
    • Will reduce water flow rate to 1.5 gallons per minute (1.0 gpm for water-saving spray setting)

    Read our full review here or

    4. The Pelican PRO-RO 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System

    Best For:

    • (Heavily) contaminated tap water
    • Making water ready for drinking
    • Small to larger families

    In a Nutshell:

    The Pelican PRO-RO 6-stage reverse osmosis system delivers refreshing, pure drinking water free from unpleasant odors, harmful chemicals and other impurities straight to your kitchen faucet.

    A 20-micron sediment pre-filter followed by granular activated carbon (GAC), the actual RO membrane and a second GAC filter stage reduce:

    • Arsenic 5 – 99.0%
    • Cadmium – 98.3%
    • Chromium 6 – 98.3%
    • Fluoride – 93.8%
    • Lead – 96.8%
    • Radium 226/228 – 98.8%
    • Turbidity – 98.7%
    • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) – 93.1%

    *All according to NSF/ANSI Standard 58 tested and certified by the Water Quality Association.

    A second activated carbon post-filter combined with a remineralization stage gives your water the finishing touch. The carbon removes any residual tastes while the calcite adds beneficial calcium and magnesium minerals back into the water that were lost during filtration.

    What’s more, the system produces a maximum of 15 gallons of purified per day at a recovery rate of roughly 26%. This means that for every gallon of filtered water, 3 gallons of wastewater will go down the drain. We know, this sounds like a lot, but it’s just how the reverse osmosis treatment process works.

    Did we mention that you get a 1-year limited warranty?

    Pelican PRO-RO 6-Stage Under sink Reverse Osmosis System

    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Provides clean and delicious drinking water
    • Tested and certified against NSF Standard 58
    • Remineralizes your water for natural taste and balanced pH
    • Good recovery rate
    • Compact design will leave plenty of room in kitchen sink cabinet (great for smaller apartments and condos)
    • Select from 3 faucet finishes to match your kitchen decor
    • System + membranes made in the USA
    • Low in maintenance
    • Easy filter replacements
    • Includes 1-year warranty (limited)
    • Free biannual water sample testing to ensure that RO membrane works properly

    Cons
    • High initial cost
    • High annual maintenance cost
    • Issues with leaking faucets

    Read our full review here or

    5. The Pelican EZ-Connect Compact Water Filtration System

    Best For:

    • Chlorinated city water (PC100)
    • Water treated with chloramine (PC200)
    • Mainly to improve taste and odor
    • Small homes

    In a Nutshell:

    The Pelican EZ-Connect Compact water filtration system delivers chlorine/chloramine-free water to every outlet in your home. Water that feels and smells clean for the best shower experience and that also tastes great – although the EZ-Connect is not a drinking water filter.

    You can choose between 2 versions:

    • The PC100 features 10″ industry standard housings and reduces 99% chlorine using a carbon block filter.
    • The PC200 features 20″ industry standard housings and reduces 99% chlorine as well as chloramine making use of catalytic carbon. (Nowadays, chloramine is being commonly used as a chlorine alternative for water disinfection in municipal supply systems.)

    FYI: Both come with a 5-micron pre-filter that traps sediment.

    A flow rate of 5 gpm is enough for small homes and families with 1 or 2 bathrooms.

    And lastly, everything is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    Pelican EZ-Connect Compact

    Pros & Cons

    Pros
    • Very effective at chlorine/chloramine reduction
    • Clean water throughout your entire home
    • Sediment pre-filter increases system longevity
    • Clear sediment pre-filter housing allows for timely replacements
    • Housing cover connects both filter stages to prevent leaks
    • Easy to hook up
    • Low in maintenance
    • Lifetime warranty (limited)

    Cons
    • Pricey considering the relatively small size and simple build
    • High maintenance cost
    • Missing NSF certifications for chlorine/chloramine reduction

    Read our full review here or

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