What About a Media Guard?
Marc asked why US Water does not offer Media Guard filters.
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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:
It does a much more effective job of removing the chlorine and is sustainable.