PERFORMANCE - 88%
DESIGN - 100%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 90%
DURABILITY - 82%
Summary : This reverse osmosis system is different from other RO systems as it remineralizes the water after filtering all the contaminants.
Most reverse osmosis water filters for home use are quite alike, except for the Pelican Pro 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis, which is a newer and improved water filter. You may be wondering what makes this system special. For starters, this is the most compact reverse osmosis filter on the market. Furthermore, as you are about to see, this is also the most efficient RO system and the one with the lowest maintenance requirements of them all.
The system produces 50 gallons of fresh, clean water per day. It has a water flow of 0.75 gallons per minute. That water flow is about 30% better than the water flow of any competitive product on the market. With its combination of various filtration methods, this system is 50% more efficient than other home reverse osmosis systems.
The system has two filters: one located in the back and another one located between the tank and the faucet. The first filter is in charge of the first four stages of the filtration process and contains the following elements: the 20 micron sediment prefilter which removes debris and sediment, the granular activated carbon filter which reduces chlorine’s unpleasant taste and odor, the reverse osmosis membrane which reduces lead, fluoride, arsenic 5, cysts and other dissolved solids, and the fourth stage, the granular activated carbon post filter which reduces all odors in the water. The second filter is in charge of the last two stages of the filtration process: the granular activated carbon postfilter which enhances the water’s taste and the remineralizer. The last stage is one of the biggest advantages that this filter has over similar models. As you may have noticed, a reverse osmosis filtration strips the water of virtually any contaminants, even the good minerals. Well, this is where the last stage of the Pelican RO system comes in handy as it infuses the water with vital minerals in order to balance the pH. levels. Overall, this system can remove dozens of water contaminants. The numbers speak for themselves: a 97.8% reduction of arsenic 5, an over 99.99% reduction of cysts, a 96.30% reduction of fluoride, a 98.0% reduction of lead, a 96.50% reduction of total dissolved solids and much more.
Design and maintenance
As you may have noticed by now, RO filters are rather bulky. In most cases, they occupy most of the storage space under a medium sized sink. However, this is not the case of Pelican Pro 6-Stage which can neatly fit even in the smallest under sink space, leaving plenty of free space around it. The system comes with a tank that is about as big as a standard 2-gallon tank, having a depth pf 14 inches. Overall, the system has the following dimensions: 14.5” H x 12” W x 4.75” D. It also comes with hygienically sealed filter cartridges as well as with color-coded fittings which make the installation process quite simple. The product is also rather low maintenance. The filter cartridges are durable enough in order to only need replacement twice per year. The replacement process is very simple: all you have to do is remove the cover and replace the filter cartridge. For this process, you don’t need to disconnect any water pipes and you won’t even make a mess. The RO membrane is even more durable as it only needs to be replaced every 18 months. The system also comes with some stylish faucet choices. You can choose between chrome, brushed nickel and bronze faucets.
Durability and warranty
The system can be acquired for $379.00. This is a rather average price for a RO system. We have to say that we were pleasantly surprised by the system’s price as we were expecting it to be a lot more expensive considering its advantages over similar products. We also like the fact that the product is manufactured in the USA, meaning that if anything were to ever go wrong, you will be able to find replacement parts with minimum effort and costs. Furthermore, the product comes with a 1-year warranty that covers the parts and the factory labor. While this warranty is unimpressive, being the standard warranty for all water filter suppliers, we will give this system some extra points for its environmental awareness, as this filter reduces the amount of water which is wasted down the drain by 50%.