Thanks Arrowwind09, I looked at the system but want to learn more because the idea of no filter seems radical.
Originally Posted by Mad Scientest
Yes these are the typical small replacement filters about 2 inch in diameter and 10 inch long.
I use a sediment filter as a pre-filter for the water softener and then that water is what is used for the majority of the house. My well water is quite hard and has a rotten egg smell, other then that it not too bad.
Once I tried using a carbon filter in place of the sediment filter, it lasted about two weeks. Obviously a 40 lb filter will last longer but my gut feeling is the 5 year life that the salesman quoted is how shall we put it, a bit optimistic.
Also what is the cost of replacing this 40lb filter?
A typical filter can only remove solid material that is dispersed in the water it will not remove something that is dissolved in it like fluoride.
People will pay a lot of money to soak in sulfur springs but they smell like egg. You could be filtering out some good stuff.
The replacement carbon is $250.00. I'm going to watch the install and see how it's done. It may be easy to exchange the media myself.
I know it won't remove everything and this has caused me to drag my feet on making a decision. It's time to take action and do something. Something is better than nothing.
I found these nice shower filters that I'm getting too. http://livesuperfoods.com/hydration/...held-wand.html