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SpringWell’s whole home house water filter series includes 3 systems: The CF1, the CF4 and the CF+. They are for use on chlorinated tap water supplies or for city water containing chloramines.
All 3 systems will deliver filtered water throughout your home that will taste and smell significantly better from the start. But apart from aesthetic effects, your water will also be much cleaner under the microscope – for a decent price. Interested to learn more?
|Filter Capacity:||1 Million Gallons or 6 Years|
|Water Flow Rate:||12 gpm|
First of all, what’s the difference between the SpringWell Water CF1, CF4 and CF+?
It’s their size and consequently the maximum amount of water they can filter at any given time:
Regardless of which version you choose, this is what the filtration process looks like:
Min/max required water pressure: 25-80 psi.
If you’re handy with tools, you can install a SpringWell whole house water filter yourself. The same goes for system maintenance which is kept at a bare minimum.
What’s more, if you’re not satisfied with your results, you’re free to return the filter within the first 6 months of use for a full refund. You also get a limited lifetime warranty. And SpringWell’s customer support is said to be helpful and cooperative.
The SpringWell CF4 – learn more on springwellwater.com
SpringWells are not any more difficult to install than other whole house water filters. There are just a few additional steps required because the systems don’t come preassembled.
Most importantly, there’s a bypass valve so you don’t have to worry about that, and the included step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, also thanks to a great number of images.
If you want you can purchase the optional installation kit. Otherwise, you’ll probably need to make a trip to the hardware store.
Is outside installation possible? Yes, as long as temperatures are above freezing.
Filter Media Priming
The carbon bed has to soak for 48 hours prior to use. A location suitable for water flow is required.
Like we said, maintenance is kept at a bare minimum, and it’s simple. All there is to do is replacing the sediment pre-filter every 6-9 months. Cost: $40 per year with biannual replacement.
The media bed in the large tank lasts a full 6 years or 1,000,000 gallons. The good news is, you can renew it yourself. There’s no need to call a plumber and since you can continue using the old tank it’s the most cost-effective solution.
Installation instructions for the SpringWell CF1/CF4
Installation instructions for the SpringWell CF+
Our only complaint is that the provided fittings are plastic so there’s a chance of accidental cross-threading. No biggie but we would have preferred metal pieces.
People are very happy with their SpringWell Water whole house water filter system. Even with the nastiest feed water results seem to be great. We don’t have much to add to this. All in all, it’s our favorite whole house water filter for municipal water treatment. Our verdict: 5 stars!
This completes our SpringWell CF series review. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!