Pelican Water Whole House Filter PC600 Review
Designed with the express purpose of treating city water that is rampant with excess chlorine as well as other contaminants that can be damaging, the Pelican PC600 Whole Home Filtration is a great option for consumers hoping to safely clean their water.
The Pelican provides clean water everywhere in your house, which means that you can enjoy tastier drinking water, cleaner showers, as well as improved water quality which lacks many contaminants.
Even the air inside the home will be of a higher quality! All of this is in addition to better-tasting water at every faucet your home has to offer.
So, how does the PC600 operate? It has 3 filtration stages:
- As a measure to protect the system from dirt and debris damage, a standard 10″ sediment pre-filter (rated at 5 microns) removes larger particulates.
- To improve water aesthetics, 2 stages of catalytic granular activated carbon filter chlorine at a whopping 96%. Contaminants such as herbicides, pesticides, industrial solvents, pharmaceuticals, and other contaminants are no match for this filter that eradicates any issues that may be present in your water supply.
- The Pelican PC6000 is also loaded with bacteriostatic copper-zinc oxidation media (KDF-55) inhibits bacterial growth to further protect your health. This blend may even drop chlorine content and water-soluble heavy metals to some degree.
With the capability to filter 662,400 gallons over five years, the Pelican will be sure to last for as long as you may need it. It also moves at the rate of 8 gallons per minute which is a bit slower when compared to other systems like the SpringWell CF1. This means your water pressure might drop after installation.
Made from durable stainless steel sleeve wrapped around a tank, the media tank is built for longevity and is quite attractive to boot; the Pelican PC600 has a clean design that further improves a number of features. As it is also loaded with a limited lifetime warranty, the system will be easily replaceable if any parts fail or break during its lifetime. For an additional $600, waterborne pathogens can be eradicated as the Pelican water filter system can be upgraded to include a UV-light stage that is proven to destroy huge amounts of destructive microorganisms. It can kill giardia, E. Coli, and cryptosporidium.
Pelican PC600 Installation
Because this filter has a built-in bypass valve, the installation process is super easy, fast, and not hard at all! As an added bonus, everything is shipped pre-assembled and all of the pieces are easy to locate and identify. Furthermore, the tank also comes pre-loaded which makes the installation process much simpler! This will help you save time and money, and it further allows you to enjoy the benefits of the filtration system as quickly as possible.
Pelican Water Filter Maintenance & Cost
Along with installation, it is also fairly simple to perform routine maintenance on this system to ensure that it continues running smoothly for the foreseeable future. All it requires is replacing the sediment pre-filter cartridge every 6 months, depending on the amount of sediment that rests in your system as well as the amount of water you use in a given month.
Want to increase product life and filtration effectiveness? Simply replace the pre sediment filter in this product to accomplish both! The prefilter will set you back $22 + shipping which to California was an additional $10.
The carbon media must be renewed every 600,000 gallons or five years. The Pelican has an upflow design which allows consumers to replace the media which costs $211 as I’m writing this review.
The cost can be higher than that of some of it’s competitors with the water filter media needing to be replaced more often. The Pelican is easy to maintain and easy to install.
What We Don’t Like
Now that you know the positives, what are some of the downsides of this product?
First of all, the PC600 is expensive, particularly in light of the fact that it only removes chemicals from water and is ineffective against other elements, such as heavy metals. This price does not take into consideration the many reviews seen across the internet from their own customers saying the PC600 has leaky connections. Plus, it is difficult to get the carbon media to begin working properly, and users have reported extensive difficulties in getting it to begin filtering water if not flushed properly.
We don’t like the flow rate of their system. At 8 gallons per hour your home could lose water pressure and this is a system that you plumb into your main water line so it would affect your showers & faucets.
The one other draw back other than some of the more common negative reviews they have is the high price to maintain the system when compared to others.
The masses have answered: most consumers who have installed the Pelican PC600 whole house filter in their home appreciate the immediate difference it makes in their water. It eradicates dry skin and that awful chlorine-y smell– it’s a crowd pleaser!