What About a Media Guard?

What About a Media Guard?
By Mark Timmons
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What About a Media Guard?

Marc asked why US Water does not offer Media Guard filters. [caption id="attachment_735" align="alignright" width="162"] Photo compliments of CitySprings[/caption] The Water Doctor Replied: We used Media Guards by Canpro for about a year 6 or 7 years ago (a drawing of how the Media Guard integrates into a water softener system is pictured to the right.  The fact that we REFUSE to use it anymore speaks volumes.  It's a great sales gadget, but it's not very practical in my opinion.  Additionally, it's not very durable - we found many broken apart and not working within a year.   It is made of very fragile plastic and is not a durable product. To make it work effectively, it needs to backwash between 7-10 GPM.  This means that you will waste typically over 150 gallons per regeneration (not very efficient).   It does reduce pressure as well, and to top it off, KDF-55 has risen dramatically in price. I know that the Media Guard sounds good in practice, but it's not very practical in application.  That's why we sell the Fusion Hybrid: https://www.uswatersystems.com/synergy-twin-alternating-metered-water-softener.html It does a much more effective job of removing the chlorine and is sustainable.
March 5, 2011
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