Aquatrol Backwashing Catalytic Carbon Filter

Sku: 075-AQF-CX

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The Aquatrol Catalytic Carbon Filter is designed to remove hydrogen sulfide (with the use of H2Os), chlorine, chemicals, pesticides and CHLORAMINES, utilizing Calgon Centaur Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon

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Aquatrol Catalytic GAC Backwashing Filter Reduces Chloramines, Chlorine, and Most Other VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals)

The US Water Aquatrol Catalytic Carbon Filter is designed to remove chlorine, chemicals, pesticides and CHLORAMINES, utilizing Centaur Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon. This is one of the most effective methods for removing chloramines from municipal water supplies which use them. If your city doesn’t use chloramines, the odds are they will soon, simply because it cuts their costs.  That’s why we no longer sell just a GAC carbon filter.  Your city will likely switch to chloramines, so why not be prepared to remove both chlorine AND chloramines?

  • Chlorine is an oxidizer which is commonly used to reduce organic matter and/or disinfect water by municipalities.
  • Chloramine is made by mixing chlorine and ammonia together which stabilizes the effects of the chlorine, resulting in much less being used
  • Chlorine is objectionable for bathing and drinking in concentrations as low as .5 PPM - A swimming pool may be 2.0 to 3.0 PPM.
  • Once the water has been disinfected and arrives in your home, there is no further need for the chlorine or chloramine, and prolonged contact can be detrimental, according to many experts
  • The EPA states that chlorine combines with organics in the water to form THM's (trihalomethanes) which are known carcinogens.
  • Read more about the Dangers Of Chlorine

The Aquatrol Catalytic Carbon Backwashing Filter is fully automatic and uses all NSF and FDA approved components, including the catalytic granular activated carbon (CGAC). The electronic computer control cleans the GAC of accumulated contaminants while delivering clean, clear, fresh, chlorine and chloramine-free water throughout your home. It also reduces chemicals, trihalomethanes (THM's), pesticides, heavy metals, tastes and odors. The electronic control center is easy to set, and incorporates an automatic backwash which removes accumulated contaminants by automatically backwashing the filtration media. Typically, on municipal water, the system only needs to backwash every one to two weeks for just a few minutes.

The carbon used is Calgon Centaur Catalytic Granular Activated Carbon, which is a catalytic, high activity granular activated carbon manufactured by steam activation of select bituminous coal. The catalytic activity of this activated carbon makes it highly effective for the removal of chloramines from potable water. Its large micro-pore volume makes it particularly well suited for the removal of low molecular weight organic compounds and their chlorinated by-products such as chloroform and other trihalomethanes (THMs). An important feature of this material is its superior mechanical hardness and the extensive de-dusting during its manufacture ensures an exceptionally clean activated carbon product.

Who would be a candidate for a Aquatrol Catalytic Carbon system?
People who live in areas where the hardness is not a factor and simply want to remove the chloramines, chlorine and chemicals from the water supply or someone who already has softened water and wants to remove the chlorine, chloramines and chemicals. Granular activated carbon is the most effective way to dechlorinate water.


  • Electronic controller has only one internal moving part - simple to set. No complicated programming.
  • Includes built-in bypass valve
  • 12 Volt Electrical system uses less than $2.00 electricity per year
  • No danger of electrical shock
  • Long life catalytic carbon typically lasts 5+ years 
  • Extremely user friendly
  • Low maintenance due to automatic operation
  • Lifetime Tank Warranty – 5-Years on Valve & Electronics


  • Removes chlorine, chloramine and other chemicals
  • Great tasting water from every tap in your house
  • No bad tastes
  • No foul odors
  • Crystal clear water for drinking, bathing and cooking
  • Long carbon life due to backwashing feature
  • You'll notice the difference in your skin and hair after just one bath or shower
  • Reduces chlorine, chloramine & other VOC contaminants

Not sure what size filter you need?  Bigger is usually better but remember, a system should be sized according to flow rate that is available for backwashing.  A system must be backwashed at the specified flow rate to ensure it is flushed properly.

075-AQF-CX-100 5 GPM 4 GPM 9" X 48" 1.0 cu/ft
075-AQF-CX-150 7 GPM 5 GPM 10" x 54" 1.5 cu/ft
075-AQF-CX-200 10 GPM 7 GPM 12" x 52" 2.0 cu/ft

Water Temperature - Minimum of 39˚F, Maximum of 100˚F  |  Water Pressure - Minimum of 20 psi, Maximum of 125 psi

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Manufacturer US Water Systems
Filter Type Catalytic Carbon
Media Tank Size 5 GPM - 9" x 48"
10 GPM - 12" x 52"
Warranty Tank: Lifetime
Valve & Electronics: 5 Years

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  • Looking at the catalytic backwashing carbon filter. In terms of maintenance, what is needed? When backwashing, what releases the chloramines? Salt? Is regeneration involved? How long will this last? And once it's done, do I replace the whole tank? or just the CGAC that's in it?

    The catalytic carbon adsorbs the chloramines.  It needs backwashing no more than once a week.  You just replace the carbon in the tank – typically 4-7 years.

  • Filter requires 12V power. Does unit have an internal transformer? Is unit powered by 120VAC or by 12V battery?

    It has a transformer that plugs into the wall and connects to the softener control