The King of Water Softening Systems
All RO systems work in the same way, they all look alike, and they all have the same components.
The system has been used for years to desalinate water by way of a high pressure pump according to the expert of Water Softeners Now!
RO was developed in the late 1950s with U.S Government funding to find a way of desalinating seawater. It works using pressure to force the solvent medium of water through a membrane which retains the contaminants on one side and allows the water through.
You will find a difference in the quality of the filters and membranes inside the RO. You will need to do your homework and check online reviews to find the best system for you.
The membrane is semi permeable something like cellophane allowing the water through but trapping any impurities or contaminants. These will be flushed away; the minutest particles can be trapped.
RO can remove asbestos, bacteria, chlorine, sodium and viruses and much more.
If you want rid of the impure water, clean water to drink and clean water for hygiene then a good quality RO is for you.
This is a guide to fitting an RO system under the sink, a small unit with its own tap.
Whole House RO System you will probably need to think about a professional installation.
It is not something to be tackled by DIY.
For a start you will need a 300 gallon holding tank, extremely large pumps and a delicate balance of membranes
You may also need to comply with building codes which your local town hall can confirm.
For example all RO systems will have
Not to mention the tools and weight of some of the components.
Just because of the finer details it is a good idea to check that your RO system complies with NSF (National Safety Foundation).
Having an RO system may be initially expensive, however, by keeping appliances and pipes and hot water systems from scale build up will be a long term investment. Not to mention the benefits of drinking healthy clean clear water. Health is the first wealth, so if you are thinking along the lines of having a complete system without having to add salt and bypass that for drinking then RO is for you.