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EdFNJ 01-03-2019 03:32 PM

Do water filters help? See photo.
 
Do water filters help? You decide!

Just changed my filter set after about 11 months. Just 2 of us with relatively low water use (other than lots of flushing!). The bright white one in front is obviously the new one. The one on right is 1st in line (25micron, the 2nd is 10micron and the final filter is 5micron carbon block.). All that gunk would have been in our clothes, food & hair. Yuch. I cut open the first one and the dirt goes about 95% through it. This is not an advertisement for any particular filter so brand is not listed.We live in Amelia near Colony if it matters.

https://i.ibb.co/gwSHPmM/2019-01-03-13-34-19.jpg

Kahuna32162 01-03-2019 08:27 PM

We've had Nova water filtration systems in both of the homes we've owned here in TV. Wouldn't be without them.

vintageogauge 01-03-2019 08:34 PM

They do the trick. We have the Nova filters as well as their softener system which really made a difference in the water quality.

Garywt 01-03-2019 09:32 PM

Where is your filter located, in the garage? Are they easy to connect? Would this go before or after a water softener. Thanks

eweissenbach 01-03-2019 09:43 PM

Check out Skip Smith on YouTube. Skip just did a video in the last couple days with the owner of Nova changing his filters and discussing them as well as the water softener.

EdFNJ 01-03-2019 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Garywt (Post 1613060)
Where is your filter located, in the garage? Are they easy to connect? Would this go before or after a water softener. Thanks


I would assume before (why would you send dirty water to the softener?) but not sure. Mine is in my garage where main water valve is located. It could be anywhere BEFORE the first faucet.

CFrance 01-03-2019 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by vintageogauge (Post 1613040)
They do the trick. We have the Nova filters as well as their softener system which really made a difference in the water quality.

We do too. Just had both installed a few weeks ago. We've used water softeners since the mid '80s, and also a water filter in our first TV house, but the Nova system with water softener (we use potassium chloride, not salt) is a huge improvement over anything we've ever had.


The water tastes amazing. Showering with the potassium chlorided water as opposed to the salt leaves you feeling squeaky clean.

Rango 01-04-2019 07:07 AM

Has anyone sent a used filter to a lab to see what is in it?

bonrich 01-04-2019 07:48 AM

We have used Nova system for the last two years and are very happy. Had difficulty getting past the taste and now, no problem. Also,do not need to have a water filter in our refrigerator since all our potable water is filtered as it enters the house. Did not see a need for water softener system at this time.

graciegirl 01-04-2019 07:56 AM

I have heard good things from friends who have a Nova Water Filter.

My question is does it get rid of (what I think is) Calcium that leave residue and deposits on everything?

photo1902 01-04-2019 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by graciegirl (Post 1613108)
I have heard good things from friends who have a Nova Water Filter.

My question is does it get rid of (what I think is) Calcium that leave residue and deposits on everything?

Nope.

vintageogauge 01-04-2019 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by photo1902 (Post 1613109)
Nope.

I have to differ with that. the main reason we wanted the softener was to get rid of the white residue around our bronze fixtures, it ended immediately and have not had a calcium build up or iron stains anywhere since installing the Nova softener and filter system, it has been well over a year since the installation. We too use the potassium pellets and noticed the difference as soon as we used the shower for the first time. Water tastes great, ice cubes are clear and the Nova system is so much less expensive than the others brands that are offered around town. we have no regrets whatsoever.

rtime 01-04-2019 09:33 AM

Those look exactly like the one they pull out of ours. I called the water department to see why there is so much sediment in the water and they told me that was normal. They were going to have a manager call, but that has happen after a week.

Really glad we have ours, no stinky water and you can actually drink it.

Skip's video was great.

CFrance 01-04-2019 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vintageogauge (Post 1613128)
I have to differ with that. the main reason we wanted the softener was to get rid of the white residue around our bronze fixtures, it ended immediately and have not had a calcium build up or iron stains anywhere since installing the Nova softener and filter system, it has been well over a year since the installation. We too use the potassium pellets and noticed the difference as soon as we used the shower for the first time. Water tastes great, ice cubes are clear and the Nova system is so much less expensive than the others brands that are offered around town. we have no regrets whatsoever.

But you won't get rid of all the calcium deposits with just the water filter. It takes the softener along with it to get rid of the calcium deposits.

jimbo2012 01-04-2019 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by graciegirl (Post 1613108)
I have heard good things from friends who have a Nova Water Filter.

My question is does it get rid of (what I think is) Calcium that leave residue and deposits on everything?

Quote:

Originally Posted by photo1902 (Post 1613109)
Nope.

I get this question almost every day.

Here's the breakdown of the spots, 10-15% calcium, 85-90% sediment.

The sediment sticks to the calcium, without a softener the Nova WHF will remove the all the sediment the remaining calcium is almost hard to see with the naked eye.

So two choices, clean it up 6-12 months with CLR for $3
or add a softener in addition to the WHF.

85% of of the homes in the main part of TV use only the WHF 15% added a softener, so it is not mandatory it is an option.

In Fenney the water has a higher calcium level there about 45% have our softener.

Again many are satisfied with just the WHF @ only $575+tax

A softener added to the WHF is $899

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