Crystal Quest Whole House Water Filter


O ne of the most highly regarded manufacturers of water filtration systems, Crystal Quest produces systems for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets, and it has been doing so for over 30 years. The vast experience of the company and the respectable name it has earned throughout the years by manufacturing only quality water filtration products that customers are pleased with making it a top seller. However, it is the reasonable price range of their products which puts Crystal Quest on the market as quality without consideration when it comes to pricing don’t go well one in the absence of the other. Without further ado, we would like to present you with the whole house systems the company has to offer at the moment, selections we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest as the promise of clean drinking water after their installation is a give.

Guardian Series Systems

Depending on the size of your home, you can pick between a 750,000-gallon model and a 1,000,000-gallon model. Evidently, there is a difference in pricing between the two, the bigger capacity system coming at a more expensive price.

Specifications:
Picture Spec 750,000 gal. 1,000,000 gal.
Flow Rate 9-11 GPM 10-13 GPM
House Size Compatibility 1-3 bathrooms 2-4 bathrooms
Backwash Upflow Upflow
Filter Media Volume 1.5 cu. ft. 2.0 cu. ft.
Filtration technologies:
  • Stage 1: Premium and catalytic GAC media are used to remove contaminants like heavy metals, chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceutical by-products.
  • Stage 2: The GAC media is infused with Eagle Redox Alloys 6500 to ensure that bacteria and algae growth won’t occur.
  • Stage 3: A 10-inch carbon block cartridge is used to remove VOCs and improve the water’s taste.

High Flow Series Systems

You have quite a wide range of choices to make when it comes to the High Flow system as, in addition to being available in 3 size options to suit differently sized homes, you can pick between Eagle and SMART media tanks for filtration, and you have the option of adding a water softener to it or not.

Specifications:
Picture Spec 15 GPM 20 GPM 35 GPM
Peak Flow Rate 22 GPM 41 GPM 60 GPM
House Size Compatibility 1-3 bathrooms 4+ bathrooms 6+ bathrooms
Backwash Flow 5 GPM 7 GPM 12 GPM
Required Space 15” W x 16” D x 75” H 17” W x 18” D x 75” H 23” W x 24” D x 84” H
Features:
  • Backwash controller self-adjusts to spare you of any labor in this sense.
  • Features a useful flow controller which limits the backwash flow.
  • Control valve with fully adjustable backwash cycles.

SMART Series Systems

Models from the SMART series use a special blend known as SMART multimedia to rid your water of harmful contaminants. What it consists of are 2 types of coconut shell GAC media infused with 6500 and 9500 redox alloys proprietary to this company, as well as an ion exchange resin.

  • Compact 1-3 GPM|1 Person

General presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Pressure Range Temperature Range Height
1-3 GPM 30-60 PSI 40-85°F 10”
Filtration stages:
  • Stage 1: One-micron filter pad is used to remove suspended particles, including cysts, rust, silt, dirt, and sediment .
  • Stage 2: Coconut shell granulated activated carbon filter is used to absorb odors, bad taste, and a wide variety of organic contaminants.
  • Stage 3: Ion exchange resin is used to reduce heavy metals, including aluminum, copper, and water hardness.
  • Stage 4 & 5: During both stages a media bed made with a high-purity alloy blend of copper and zinc is utilized.
  • Stage 6: A 1-micron filtration pad is used to further reduce unwanted particles for enhanced water purity.
  • Slimline, Compact, and Big Blue

All three systems share identical filtration stages, as well as cartridge and configuration options, so we will analyze them together.

Slimline general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Pressure Range Temperature Range Configurations
3-6 GPM 30-60 PSI 40-85°F Single, Double, Triple
Compact general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Backwashing Cartridge Dimensions Configurations
3-6 GPM Not Required 5” x 10” Single, Double, Triple
Big Blue general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Backwashing Cartridge Dimensions Configurations
6-8 GPM Not Required 5” x 20” Single, Double, Triple
Filtration stages:
  • SMART cartridge: Passes the water through 3 filtration media. First it goes through a GAC media which removes bad taste and odors, while eliminating VOCs. It then goes through an ion exchange resin for heavy metal removal. Lastly, a high-purity allow blend of copper and zinc media bed is used.
  • Sediment cartridge: Removes silt, dirt, sand, and sediment.
  • Carbon block cartridge: Removes VOCs, industrial solvents, pesticides, insecticides, and more.
Cartridges and configuration options:
Single Double Triple
SMART Cartridge
Sediment Cartridge
Carbon Block Cartridge
  • SMART 9-13 GPM

There are two size options you can pick between with this system – a 1,000,000-gallon capacity model and a 1,500,000-gallon capacity model.

Specifications:
Picture Spec 1,000,000 gal. 1,500,000 gal.
Flow Rate 9-11 GPM 10-13 GPM
House Size Compatibility 1-3 bathrooms 2-4 bathrooms
Backwash Automatic Automatic
Tank Dimensions 10” x 54” 12” x 52”
Filtration technologies:
  • 20” sediment pre-filter cartridge: Removes dirt, silt, sediment, and sand.
  • 20” solid carbon post-filter cartridge: Removes VOCs, pesticides, insecticides, and industrial solvents.
  • SMART multimedia: It includes a standard GAC media and a catalytic GAC media that are both infused with proprietary redox alloys, as wekk as an ion exchange resin which reduces heavy metals and inorganic products.
  • Optional water softener: If you have problems related to water hardness, then you should spend the extra money for the water softener to be added to the system. To reduce hardness, it uses a brine water conditioner and an ion exchange resin.

Eagle Series Systems

The Eagle series is basically an expansion of the SMART series as it uses the same SMART multimedia, but it combines it with the proprietary ionizer blend that includes white ceramic, natural minerals, infrared balls, and tourmaline to create the Eagle multimedia.

  • Slimline, Compact, and Big Blue

Slimline general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Cartridge Dimensions Backwashing Configurations
2-4 GPM 2.5” x 20” Not Required Single, Double, Triple
Compact general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Backwashing Cartridge Dimensions Configurations
2-4 GPM Not Required 5” x 10” Single, Double, Triple
Big Blue general presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Backwashing Cartridge Dimensions Configurations
4-6 GPM Not Required 5” x 20” Single, Double, Triple
Filtration stages:
  • Alkalizing cartridge: A bed which is composed of a blend of calcium carbonate media is employed to ionize and remineralize the water while raising the pH level for it to be superior in terms of hydration – the water clusters are smaller in size, so your cells absorb them quicker and easier.
  • SMART cartridge: Passes the water through 3 filtration media. First it goes through a GAC media which removes bad taste and odors, while eliminating VOCs. It then goes through an ion exchange resin for heavy metal removal. Lastly, a high-purity allow blend of copper and zinc media bed is used.
  • Carbon block cartridge: Removes VOCs, industrial solvents, pesticides, insecticides, and more.
Cartridges and configuration options:
Single Double Triple
Alkalizing Filter
SMART Cartridge
Carbon Block Cartridge
  • Eagle 1,000 Mid-Size

General presentation:
Picture Specifications
Flow Rate Capacity Tank Build Backwash
6-8 GPM 350,000 gal. Stainless steel/Fiberglass Manual/Automatic
Filtration stages:
  • Stage 1: A 20-inch sediment filter media is used to remove silt, sand, dirt, and sediment.
  • Stage 2 & 4: During both filtration stages, two beds of proprietary Eagle Redox Alloy media composed of a high-purity copper and zinc blend are used.
  • Stage 3: An ion exchange resin is used to remove heavy metals and reduce water hardness.
  • Stage 5: A coconut shell GAC media is used to eliminate bad odor and taste, as well as remove a wide variety of VOCs.
  • Stage 6 & 7: A blend of natural calcium carbonate medias is used to ionize and remineralize the water.
  • Stage 8: A bed of quartz is used to improve taste and provide support for the backwash process.
  • Stage 9: Two magnets are used to provide a magnetic resonance activation of the water and increase solubility and absorptivity.
  • Stage 10: A 20-inch solid carbon filter media is used to remove insecticides, pesticides, VOCs, and industrial solvents.
  • Stage 11: A 20-inch 0.2-micron UF membrane is employed.
  • Eagle

A 1,000,000-gallon capacity model and a 1,500,000-gallon capacity model are put at your disposal to pick between depending on the size of your house and specific needs.

Specifications:
Picture Spec 1,000,000 gal. 1,500,000 gal.
Flow Rate 9-11 GPM 10-13 GPM
House Size Compatibility 1-3 bathrooms 2-4 bathrooms
Salt-Free Media 48,000 grain 60,000 grain
Tank Dimensions 10” x 54” 12” x 52”
Filtration technologies:
  • 20” sediment pre-filter cartridge: Removes dirt, silt, sediment, and sand.
  • 20” solid carbon post-filter cartridge: Removes VOCs, pesticides, insecticides, and industrial solvents.
  • UF membrane: A 20-inch 0.2-micron ultrafiltration membrane is used to remove remaining small-sized contaminants.
  • Alkalizing filter: A bed made of a calcium carbonate media blend is used to ionize the water and restore healthy minerals while raising its pH level. Then, it passes through a blend of infrared balls and natural minerals, after which it is filtered by a coconut shell GAC media for odor and taste removal, and finally passed through 2 beds of Eagle Redox Alloy to remove all remaining contaminants.
  • Optional salt-free water softener: If water hardness is an issue, you can opt for the salt-free softener to tackle the problem using an anti-scale media to neutralize the minerals so that the water flows naturally through the system without anything sticking to the pipes or dishes.

Specialty Systems

  • Lead removal: High-quality resin beads which are covered with sodium ions are used for filtering the water. As the lead-filled liquid passes through, the beads attract hardness causing agents and lead and replace them with sodium ions. You can pick between 2 different capacity options, a 750,000-gallon model, and a 1,000,000-gallon model. The material of the casing is customizable as well as you can pick between fiberglass and stainless steel.
  • Acid neutralizing: Filters contain naturally occurring, crushed marble, calcium carbonate media which is used to neutralize low pH water and bring it to a neutral effluent that is less corrosive. Depending on the filter media volume, you have your pick between 2 size options, a 1.5 cubic feet model, and a 2.0 cubic feet model. There are two options when it comes to the casing material as well, more precisely fiberglass and stainless steel.
  • Fluoride removal: A fluoride reducing mineral tank which features the Eagle activated charcoal fluoride removal media is used to specifically target fluoride, as well as lead and arsenic.
  • Arsenic removal: A strongly basic hybrid anion exchange resin is used for the removal of this particular contaminant, resin which is not affected in its performance by the water’s varying pH level.
  • Turbidity removal: A natural Zeolite mineral tank is used to remove suspended matter and sediment down to 5 microns in size There are 2 options to choose between when it comes to casing material – stainless steel and fiberglass – as well as 2 options when it comes to filter media volume – 1.5 cubic feet of resin or 2.0 cubic feet for resin.
  • Nitrate removal: Effective even when there are high concentration of sulfate present, the media employed by the system specifically targets nitrate removal. You have your pick between stainless steel and fiberglass when it comes to casing material, and between the 1.5 cubic feet model and the 2.0 cubic feet of resin model when it comes to filter media volume.
  • Tannin removal: An automatic backwash cycle is used to clean the filter bed of tannins. You can pick between fiberglass and stainless steel for the casing, and between 1.5 and 2.0 when it comes to the cubic feet of resin volume of the filter media.
  • Iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide removal: A specialized mineral tank is used that reduces these contaminants from the water to prevent discoloration, bad odors, bitter taste, and other accompanying “symptoms” of water which contains high traces of iron, manganese, or hydrogen sulfide.

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