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An Affordable Reverse Osmosis System Will Provide You With Safe And Delicious Water
A reverse osmosis system is one of the most popular methods for effective home water filtration. This is due to the RO Systems ability to deliver bottled water levels of taste and safety. We offer a wide range of cost-effective reverse osmosis water systems for home use at an affordable price.
Table Of Contents:
- Reverse Osmosis 101
- Pre-Treatment Summary Chart
- RO System Diagram
- Reverse Osmosis Benefits
- How Does Reverse Osmosis Work
- What Do Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove From Water
- Is It Ok To Drink Reverse Osmosis Water
- Why Is My RO System Making Noises
- Why Is My RO Water Cloudy
- Why Is My RO System’s Drain Water Running All The Time
- How Do I Re-Pressurize My RO Tank
- How Long Does It Take To Fill A Reverse Osmosis Storage Tank
- How Long Does A Reverse Osmosis System Last
- Whole House Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Under The Sink Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Why Choose Florida Water Analysis
- RO System Gallery
Reverse Osmosis 101
Reverse osmosis is the movement of water through a semipermeable membrane when pressure is applied to a solution on one side of the membrane.
RO water is water that was purified by the use of reverse osmosis. The filtered water is pure and is perfect for drinking.
Pre-Treatment Summary Chart
|Recommended Feed Water Range||Potential Effect||Pre-Treatment Solution|
|TDS ( < 2000 ppm )||Reduced production rate. Increased salt passage||Contact Florida Water Analysis/ Replace water source|
|Hardness( < 6 grains/gal )||Scaling of the membrane surface. Reduced production rate||Automatic Softener|
|Total Iron ( < .05 ppm )||Reduced production rate. Fouling of the membrane surface. Iron deposits in equipment||Iron remover ( > 5 ppm ). Softener ( levels < 5 ppm )|
|Tannins ( < .5 ppm )||Reduced production rate. Fouling of membrane surface||Softener with organic scavenger resin|
|Chlorine ( < .1 ppm )||Permanent membrane damage. Increased salt passage||Carbon filter|
|pH ( 5.5 – 9.5 )||Internal corrosion. Lime scaling in equipment. Plumbing damage||Replace the water source. Adjust pH|
|Organic or Microbiological Activity ( 0 )||Reduce production rate. Fouling of the membrane surface. The sliming of pre-treatment equipment, odor||UV Disinfection by 1-micron filtration. Well chlorination|
|Manganese ( < .05 ppm )||Reduce production rate. Fouling of membrane surface||Manganese Greensand Filter|
|Hydrogen Sulphide( < 0 )||Rotten egg odor. Internal corrosion||Iron remover ( < 1 ppm ) Manganese Greensand Filter ( > 1 ppm )|
RO System Diagram
Reverse Osmosis Benefits
- Reverse osmosis water tastes better – Without all of the chemicals and debris in unfiltered water, it is going to taste better than it ever had.
- No more contaminants – Reverse osmosis removes bad chemicals such as lead and arsenic.
- Low maintenance – They usually require maintenance once a year. There are simple to take care of. Filter replacements are one of the few things that you have to take care of.
How Does Reverse Osmosis Work
A reverse osmosis system uses a water treatment process that removes undesirable suspended particles from your water by using pressure to force the water molecules through a membrane. When the suspended particles pass through the membrane the contaminants are filtered out and flushed away. The result is clean and delicious drinking water for you and your family to enjoy. A reverse osmosis system is capable of removing up to 99 percent of contaminants. This includes lead, fluoride, chlorine, and dissolved salts.
What Do Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove From Water
RO systems will remove common chemical contaminants, including sodium, chlorine, copper, chromium, and lead. Reverse osmosis system may reduce arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, and phosphorous.
Is It Ok To Drink Reverse Osmosis Water
Yes, RO water is devoid of minerals, but ingesting mineral-free purified water is not harmful to your body. Minerals are essential to our cellular metabolism, growth, and vitality, and we get the majority of them from eating food, not drinking water.
Why Is My RO System Making Noises
Your reverse osmosis system will make some slight noises as it processes your water. This is perfectly normal, even though your RO faucet is off. This is due to the pressure change inside your unit as it begins to process more water. Light dripping or gurgling noises from your sink are normal.
How Long Does A Reverse Osmosis System Last
If you have your reverse osmosis system services and maintained as the parts wear out, your system can last for many years, 10 to 15 years is very possible. Just make sure that you follow the membrane filter schedule and sterilize and clean the system annually (See below).
Why Is My RO Water Cloudy
The cloudiness of your RO water is a normal occurrence.
The cloudiness is generally caused by air that is trapped within the RO system. There are tiny air bubbles that have gotten stuck in the microscopic pores of new filters and RO membranes. The bubbles will disappear once all of the air has been replaced by water. Don’t let the cloudiness fool you. This a normal occurrence with a newly installed system or after a filter change. The quality of your water is not affected.
The cloudiness should disappear with a few minutes after the water sits in a glass.
Why Is My RO System’s Drain Water Running All The Time
Your RO system was designed to shut off automatically when the tank is full. When your RO system fails to shut off after the tank is full, drain water will continue to run. This can deplete the pre-filters, the RO membrane, and cost you more each month on your water bill.
If the drain water is running continuously, the input water pressure may be too low (below 40psi). When the feed water supply is below 40psi then there is not enough pressure to shut off the RO system.
Another cause why the drain water is constantly running may be due to a defective shut-off valve. Do a shut-off test to determine which valve is defective.
There are 2 valves that control your RO systems shut off function. If either of these valves fails, the system cannot shut off.
How Do I Re-Pressurize My RO Tank
- Turn off the feed water supply to your RO system
- Drain the tank completely thru the spigot
- Close the tank’s ball valve
- Disconnect the yellow line from the tank valve
- Locate the pressure valve under the blue cap on the tank
- Use an air pressure gauge to check the current air pressure
- Use an air compressor or a bicycle pump to re-pressurize the 4-gallon tank to 5psi and 7psi for the 14-gallon tank
- Reconnect the yellow line to the storage tank
- Reopen the tank ball valve
How Long Does It Take To Fill A Reverse Osmosis Storage Tank
It typically takes 2 to 4 hours to fill a standard RO tank.
Since the reverse osmosis filtering process takes time, storage tanks are a necessary component of any RO system. Without a storage tank, you probably will have to wait 5-10 minutes just to fill a glass of water. With a storage tank, you can quickly fill your glass, pot, or water bottle in no time.
Reverse Osmosis System Installation
Your reverse osmosis system installation can be installed under the sink or in a basement. The unit should not be installed in any places where it is exposed to freezing temperatures. Connecting it to your icemaker can also be made only if the distance from the icemaker to the RO system is less than 12 feet otherwise a delivery pump will be needed.
If you are a do it yourself person then you may be interested in our reverse osmosis system installation guide.
Reverse Osmosis System Maintenance
If properly maintained, your RO System will last for many years. In fact, we have seen many of our RO systems that we installed 10 years ago still working today. Our reverse osmosis system maintenance service will replace your filters. The filters include the sediment filter, carbon filter, reverse osmosis membrane, and polish filter. Failure to change out these filters per their replacement schedule can not only damage the system but will also decrease the water production. If you notice a decrease in water flow from your RO faucet, that may be an indicator that your filters have reached the end of their lifespan. Call Florida Water Analysis today for our reverse osmosis system maintenance service so you can get your RO system back in tip-top shape.
If you are a do it yourself person then you may be interested in our reverse osmosis system maintenance guide.
Reverse Osmosis System Repair
If your RO faucet has a low volume of water coming out of it or you think you are in need of our reverse osmosis system repair service, call us today. We can troubleshoot your RO System to see what kind of repair you are in need of. Repairs can range from pressurizing your RO tank to replacing valves within the RO system. Call Florida Water analysis today to get your RO system back in working order.
If you are a do it yourself person then you may be interested in our reverse osmosis system repair guide.
Whole House Reverse Osmosis Systems
Our whole house reverse osmosis systems provide pure, clean water to you and your family at every faucet at your home. At Florida Water Analysis, we believe that water should be good for your skin, hair, and appliances and it should not break the bank either!
Improve your drinking water with a whole house RO system. A regular RO system can only produce about 50 gallons of water per day. On the other hand, a whole house reverse osmosis system can produce up to 20 gallons per minute.
Wow, that’s a lot more water!
It gets even better.
Whole house systems tend to be more durable and require far less maintenance than a regular point of use systems.
Under The Sink Reverse Osmosis Systems
If you are looking to get a smaller inexpensive RO System then our under the sink reverse osmosis system is what you need. These RO water systems will provide you and your family with clean drinking water at a great price. Plus they are under your sink so you are not giving up to much space for it. Call us today so you and your family can start enjoying great tasting water!
Why Choose Florida Water Analysis
For the best RO system installation in Florida, the name to call on is Florida Water Analysis. Our water treatment company offers only quality results by investing in workmanship and utilizing superior water treatment products.
We can restore and improve the taste and quality of your drinking water by removing contaminants from your water that causes taste and odor issues. Give us a call today and let us tackle your water problems today.
If you are looking for a water filter that will give you outstanding drinking water for your home, reverse osmosis filtration is one of the most popular water filtration methods available. Basically, you get reverse osmosis water by forcing water across a semi-permeable membrane. This process will leave the contaminants behind to be flushed down the drain and the clean drinking water collects in a holding tank for later use.