The HALO 5 Whole House Water Filter Removes Micro Contaminants
How does the HALO 5 whole house water filter get water absolutely clear? It uses a four-stage filtration process to deliver ultra-clean and refreshing water for the entire house.
First, water passes through an acid-washed carbon media filter. Because it is high in microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area of over 5000 square feet. What does that mean? It means that even a small amount of filter material can clean a huge volume of water. This filter, made of granular activated carbon, removes general pollutants, including:
- Heavy metals
- Man-made pollutants
- TTHM (chlorine byproducts)
- Sodium hypochlorite
- Volatile contaminants
Once water is cleaned of these contaminants, it enters the second stage of filtration.
The second filter is the Centaur® HAC, which additionally removes free chlorine from the water supply. It gives the water a polished taste. Why is there so much chlorine in our water? Chlorine and bleach are used to disinfect general water supply. Unfortunately, they leave behind their own byproducts, which is why we recommend that you still filter your drinking water if you are not using the HALO 5.
Once free chlorine particles are removed, water enters the third stage of filtration. The HALO 5 whole house water filter uses the Filter-AG Plus®, which is composed of natural and environmentally safe media. It is excellent at capturing suspended matter less than 5 microns in size. Just how small is 5 microns? It is roughly the size of dust and powders invisible to the human eye. Any filter designed to capture particles of 5 microns or less removes up to 99.9 percent of all particles.
Finally, water reaches the fourth and final stage of filtration. The high density garnet filter media acts as the base support for the three previous filters. The garnet filter delivers overall stability and because of its unique design, allows for better water flow. It works to capture solid particles in the 10 to 20 micron range.
Once water has passed through all four filters, it is supremely clean. But, it doesn’t end here. After water has been thoroughly filtered, it is conditioned.