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Water Filter - Install under the sink

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By installing a filter inline with the water supply a far higher standard of filtration is achieved than with a jug type filter.
 
Easy to install with D.I.Y. skills. (See the further reading tab and FAQ tab)
 
 
The purified water emerges from its own tap connected by your sink. Each filter is rated at 4,000 litres. So for a household of 4 people each consuming 3 litres a day the filter will last a year.
 
The filter employs a six stage filtration system. Removes 100% chlorine 99.99% bacteria and sediment.
 
 
 
Water Filters
 
Drinking unfiltered tap water has been scientifically shown to turn essential nutrients into toxic chemicals and it is essential for your health regime to drink sufficient quantities of pure water every day.Water makes a vital contribution to your overall health, fitness and life expectancy and plays a role in nearly every bodily function.Many of us are chronically dehydrated without even realising and this has been shown to be a factor in many degenerative diseases. Bottled water is used widely to avoid the health risks of tap water, but European standards for bottled water are actually lower than those for tap water in the UK!
 
For an in-depth article about the dangers of Chlorine, please Click Here
 
Aluminium sulphate, chlorine and fluoride are added deliberately at the waterworks - numerous studies have linked these substances to a variety of health conditions.However our tap water is exposed to even more toxic substances in its journey to our taps - studies have reported up to 700 different contaminants in our drinking water including fertilisers, chlorine, fluoride, antibiotics, nitrates and an array of harmful bacteria.Water filters are the only way to avoid exposure to such chemicals and offer a cost effective alternative.
 
Shower Filter
 
Daily washing with chlorinated water causes a high level of absorption of chlorine into the blood, and can be as much as one would absorb by drinking chlorinated water. To protect against this it is advisable to use a separate shower filter.
 
GS2 Stand Alone Water Filter
 
A free standing unit consisting of two stainless steel containers with lid, tap, base ring and 2 ceramic filter candles. Produces up to 50 litres of water per day and is far more effective at removing contaminants than jug filters. The upper container is filled with mains water which percolates through the filter candles into the lower container. The water is purified and free from bacteria, parasites, heavy metals and chemicals.Healthy minerals such as calcium and magnesium are retained. The crystal-clear water is ready for immediate use or storage in the frige. Unit measures 209mm x 486mm, replacement cartridges (1 years use / 4,000 litres)
 
Under the Sink Water Filters
 
Imagine the benefits of having purified water straight from your tap - giving you the freedom and convenience to drink, wash and cook with pure water at very little cost. Both water filters are easy to fit with basic DIY skills - full installation instructions are provided.
 
The MP1K Fountain Fresh Water System
 
This removes virtually all harmful contaminants from water yet retains essential minerals for good health and taste. The MP1K removes more pollutants than any other single cartridge system. The unit is complete with fountain tap, tubes and fittings, all certified and complying with UK Water Bylaws. It is built to last with all stainless steel systems carrying a 10-year guarantee; the remainder of the system has a 12 month warranty.Replacement Cartridges (Approx 1 years use / 4,000 litres)
 
MP2K Fountain Fresh Water System
 
This system has all the benefits of the MP1K but with an additional housing giving a higher flow rate and capacity and a longer replacement cartridge period.Delivers up to 4 litres of pure fresh water per minute.
 
In addition to the MP1K cartridge (described below) with its world-beating, six-stage, ceramic filtration process, the second cartridge brings additional performance and even purer water. Replacement Cartridges (Approx 1 years use / 4,000 litres)
 
Six Steps to Clean, Clear Tap Water
  • Stage 1: A ceramic barrier filters 99.99% of all particles larger than one micron (not visible to the naked eye). This includes bacteria, parasites, metals, organic matter and other chemicals. As deposits accumulate on the filter's outer surface, they can be easily removed, allowing the cartridge to be re-used again and again.
  • Stage 2: A premium grade Granular Activated Carbon filler eliminates organic pollutants such as agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Silver impregnation reduces the build-up of any remaining bacteria.
  • Stage 3: A different type of Carbon filter removes chlorine and improves taste and smell. Silver impregnation provides a second barrier to bacteria.
  • Stage 4: Special flow baffles improve the efficiency of the filtration process.
  • Stage 5: This ion exchange resin takes out dissolved metals such as cadmium, lead, copper and mercury.
  • Stage 6: A pure polypropylene layer prevents the escape of any carbon or resin particles.
How does the MPIK system work?
 
By lifting or pressing the 'touch-flo' lever on the tap body, cold water is diverted through a non-return valve to the purification unit located under the sink. The housing of this unit contains the replaceable Fresh Water 1000-25-SM cartridge. The cartridge is constructed in six stages:
 
a) An outer shell of microporous ceramic that removes harmful bacteria, protozoa cysts and all particles above 0.9 (microns). The ceramic element is proven to remove 99.99% of particles between 0.6 - 0.7 (microns). For comparative purposes a red blood cell is approximately 5 (microns) in size while the lower field of human vision is estimated at 20.
1) Question: What does the filter remove?

Answer: The 'Fountain' removes a broad range of contaminants from water. Contaminants found in water can essentially be placed in three different categories - microbiological, chemical & aesthetic. Impurities within these categories that are removed by the Pearl filter include - harmful bacteria, protozoa organisms, chlorine, trihalomethanes, volatile organic chemicals (VOC), synthetic organic chemicals (SOC), foul tastes & odours, rust particles, sediment, aluminium sulphate and numerous other undesirable elements including dissolved and particulate metals.

2) Question: What does the filter leave in the water?
 
Answer: The ‘Fountain' is designed to remove virtually all harmful contaminants from water while leaving minerals essential to good health and taste intact. Calcium for example contributes to the overall taste of drinking water, is a major component of bones and teeth and is essential for various bodily processes such as blood clotting. The minimum required concentration of calcium in drinking water has been set by the EEC at 60 mg per litre. While some products such as distillers and reverse osmosis systems remove calcium and other beneficial elements, the ‘Fountain' system has been designed to remove only harmful contaminants while leaving in essential minerals.

3) Question: Will there be a noticeable difference in the quality of water from the filtered supply?

Answer: Yes. Most people immediately notice a significant difference in the overall quality of purified water when they install a ‘Fountain' system. The extent of this depends largely on the level of contaminants in the water and individual sensory thresholds. Most complaints relating to the taste and odour of tap water are due to the presence of chlorine. As the system also removes wide range of impurities and contaminants, people often notice a marked improvement in the clarity and taste of the purified water. Pure water enhances the flavour of tea, coffee, soups and cooking in general.

4) Question: How does the ‘Fountain' system work?

Answer: By lifting or pressing the lever on the tap body, cold water is diverted through a non-return valve to the purification unit located under the sink. The housing of this unit contains the replaceable Fresh Water 1000X-25-SM cartridge. The cartridge is constructed in six stages:
a) An outer shell of microporous ceramic that removes harmful bacteria, protozoa cysts and all particles above 0.9µ (micron). The ceramic element is proven to remove 99.99% of particles between 0.6 - 0.7µ (micron). For comparative purposes a red blood cell is approximately 5µ (microns) in size while the lower field of human vision is estimated at 20µ.
b) A premium grade anthracite based Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) to complement Stage (d) for the elimination of organic pollutants. These include chlorine, pesticides and other organic chemicals, foul tastes and odours and numerous other undesirable impurities.
c) Separation baffle to counteract channelling and improve contact time.
d) Another type of premium grade coconut G.A.C e) Selective ion exchange resin to especially remove dissolved heavy metals such as lead, copper, cadmium and mercury.
f) A pure polypropylene sinter to prevent escape of any filtration media. After purification the water continues through its own separate channel and is dispensed via a dedicated or three way tap.

5) Question: How will I know when I need to change the cartridge?

Answer: After six months use the filtration media begins to lose its effectiveness, usually coinciding with a significant decrease in the pure water flow as the ceramic outer section begins to clog with contaminants. We will automatically contact you via email or traditional post to let you know when the filter is due to be replaced.

6) Question: How difficult is it to change the cartridge?

Answer: The procedure for replacing the cartridge is very simple and takes only a few minutes. The company does provide a call out cartridge replacement service thought this is very rarely required. Full Instructions explaining how to change the cartridge can be found in the installation Instructions and also come with every Replacement Cartridge.

7) Question: How much space does the system require?

Answer: The system takes-up very little space: the purifier, which is only 31cms high, will fit neatly under the sink in any size base unit.

8) Question: Does the ‘Fountain' require the use of chemicals or electricity?

Answer: No. The system has been designed to work from mains water pressure, does not require the use of any chemicals and the cartridge is constructed entirely of natural.

9) Question: What is the operating pressure of the ‘Fountain' system?

Answer: The system works on normal mains pressure. The maximum pressure that the unit should be subjected to has been calculated at 75psi (5 bars), and the minimum recommended pressure is 25 psi (1.7bars). Average mains pressure falls somewhere between the above while the pressure from a header tank in a bungalow is likely to be lower than the recommended minimum. Small pumps are available to deal with low pressure situations and pressure limiting valves can be supplied for households experiencing a higher than average water pressure.

10) Question: What is the flow rate from the pure water supply?

Answer: On normal water pressure the average flow rate of the pure water supply can go up to around 3 litres per minute. For optimum chemical removal performance, the service valve can be adjusted to provide a flow rate of around 1.5 litres per minute.

11) Question: What are the minimum and maximum temperatures the system should be subjected to?

Answer: The purifier should never be subjected to freezing temperatures as this can damage the unit. Damage can also occur if the purifier is connected to a hot water supply. 

12) Question: Does the ‘Fountain' system soften water?

Answer: No. The ‘Fountain' is not a water softener but can be used in conjunction with a household softener thereby supplying hot soft water, cold soft water and hard pure drinking water. Hard water is good for drinking while soft water is beneficial for bathing and other uses that do not involve the actual consumption of water. 

13) Question: Do I need to purchase a separate purifier for the water dispenser in my American style fridge or for my instant hot water unit?

Answer: No. A special fixing kit incorporating a tee piece is available, thereby allowing two separate supplies of purified water to be drawn from a single unit. 

14) Question: Will the purifier stop my kettle from scaling up?

Answer: To a degree the answer is yes, though this reduction will be limited and depends on the overall chemistry of the water. The ‘Fountain' is not a water softener, and unlike some filters, does not remove the minerals essential to good health and taste. Calcium and magnesium, perhaps the most essential of these minerals, are the cause of scaling. Some contaminants combine with these minerals and by removing the contaminants the scaling effect can be reduced. When water is boiled, some of the temporary hardness (in the form of calcium carbonate) precipitates into the water. In extreme cases this results in the appearance of white flecks in the boiled water or as a surface film on tea and coffee. A convenient remedy for this problem is to use one of the new generation of kettles now available. These kettles incorporate a fine mesh screen that remove the precipitate but not the dissolved minerals, thereby complementing the use of the ‘Fountain' system. 

15) Question: How do I clean the tap without damaging the finish?

Answer: Care should be taken not to damage the plated or painted finish of the tap. To clean, all that is required is to gently wipe over the surface with a soft damp cloth. You should not under any circumstances use abrasive liquids, powders, or scouring pads to clean coloured taps. 

16) Question: Does the ‘Fountain' system remove nitrates?

Answer: The ‘Fountain' system is not designed to remove nitrates and while it will remove a certain percentage, this can be regarded as accidental. The actual amount removed depends on whether or not any of the nitrate present is organically bound. However the FW2000 can incorporate a second cartridge for special needs such as the removal of nitrates. 

17) Question: Will the ‘Fountain' fit a sink with a standard size hole?

Answer: Yes. The base of the ‘Fountain' tap conforms with European standards relating to the diameter of the tap base and the diameter of the fixing hole. The thread size of our standard tap is only 12mm so an additional drinking tap on any work surface or in the corner of any sink is very easy to install. 

18) Question: I have heard that water filters breed bacteria, is this true?

Answer: Yes, but it does not apply to the ‘Fountain' system. Certain carbon filters have in fact been criticised for their ability to breed bacteria. However, in fairness to the manufacturers of these, the situation has been widely exaggerated and only applies to heterotrophic opportunistic bacteria. By comparison the ceramic shell of the 1000X-25-SM cartridge was originally developed for its bacteriological removal capability.
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