GE Merlin IssuesUPDATE: The Merlin membrane problems have been resolved and we now have plenty in stock.
No distributors have been getting GE Merlins for about a month from Pentair Water Treatment (the manufacturer) due to some manufacturing issues. Us Water has had Merlins on back-order for several weeks. It is now believed that we will get a shipment on July 27, 2009. While Merlins are not our favorite system (expensive to operate, and inherently troublesome), they do have their place, especially if you require several hundred gallons a day on occasion.
If you are considering a Merlin for general residential use, my advise would be to consider somethong else. Merlins have issues with shutting off (continual flow to the drain), the membranes and filters are expensive and the water quality is not as good as a typical undersink RO.
My advise? Check out the permeate pump RO
- it's the best thing since sliced bread.