SMART Whole House Water Filter (9-13 GPM)

SKU: CQE-WH-01127
Regular price $2,794.00

Our flagship system for whole home protection.

  • Comprehensive Filtration: Utilizes a multi-stage filtration process for superior water quality throughout your home.
  • Resin Capacity: Options for 1.5 cubic feet (Filters 1,000,000 Gallons) or 2.0 cubic feet (Filters 1,500,000 Gallons).
  • Contaminant Removal: Efficiently removes chlorine, chloramines, VOC's, THM's, pesticides, sulfur, heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide, and iron oxides.
  • Eco-Friendly: Aligns with sustainable practices and is BPA-free.
  • Quality Certified: ISO-certified.
  • Optional Add-Ons: Offers optional UV sterilizer, leak detector, and oxidation systems for enhanced performance.
  • Easy Installation: Designed for quick and hassle-free setup.
Configuration
Casing
Cubic Feet of Resin
Rendering loop-subscriptions

Filtered water with a balanced pH

Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance.


 

SMART Water Filtration

Water flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) which will remove or reduce inorganic products such as PFAS, PFOS, herbicides, pesticides, petroleum and pharmaceutical by-products, and chlorine/chloramine with the GAC by-product of the four trihalomethanes.

The four trihalomethanes

Trichloromethane (chloroform) CHCl3
Dibromochloromethane CHClBr2
Bromodichloromethane CHCl2Br
Tribromomethane (bromoform) CHBr3

Crystal Quest Eagle Redox Alloy® 6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin are infused with the GAC to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury while extending the life of GAC drastically and make the bed of media bacteriostatic. Ceramic and Tourmaline balls are included to oxygenate and enhance the water alkalinity and achieve a balanced pH. The recommended drinking-water pH is 6.5-8.5

Benefits

  • Water heater efficiency is increased up to 29%
  • Save up to 70% on household detergents and soaps
  • Soap and shampoo will lather better, resulting in softer skin and more manageable hair
  • Save up to 25% on personal care items such as hair products and shaving cream
  • Up to 30% longer life for washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, water heaters, and household plumbing systems
  • Fabrics will be whiter, brighter, and last up to 33% longer
  • Dishes come clean more easily, without spots
  • Bath and kitchen fixtures will have less soap
  • Fresh taste and smell
  • Crystal clear ice cubes
  • Flavorful coffee, tea, mixes, and meals
  • Ideal for baby formula, pasta, and soups
  • Great for pet and plant water, aquariums
  • Unlimited pure water supply to your kitchen and bath
  • No heavy cooler bottles to lift
  • Clean water for steam irons, humidifiers, and household cleaning, such as windows

Multistage Filtration

Pre-filtration

Water flows through a 20” sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.

Post-filtration

Water flows through a 20" solid carbon cartridge for removing or reducing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), & any remaining insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.

SMART Water Filter Media 

Water flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys®  6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury, chlorine, chloramine, & inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum/pharmaceutical by-products and Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. 

Water Softener (optional)

Homeowners who have hard water normally complain of scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters and appliances and, when hard water reacts with soap, it can form a sticky residue on surfaces.  It is important to note that hard water is not a health concern.  The only concern with hard water is the deterioration of plumbing, plumbing fixtures and appliances due to scale buildup.  Also, the scale buildup inside a water heater will increase the power or gas required to heat the water.

The Traditional Softener

Water is softened by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions.  This means that the magnesium and calcium ions are actually removed or reduced from the water.  This is done by an ion exchange resin.  Ion exchange happens when the hard water passes through a bed of beads or zeolite, which is a chemical mixture.  Water softeners must be regenerated regularly with the use of the brine tank, renewing the medias ability to remove hardness from water.  This regeneration is accomplished with a sodium or potassium chloride and water solution which can increase the salt content of your water slightly.

A traditional softener, while removing or reducing the calcium and magnesium, will prevent further limescale build up in your appliances and pipes, but will not remove existing buildup.  Additionally, the water will have a somewhat slippery or slimy feel.

Maintenance of the traditional softener systems requires refilling the brine solution or backwash solution periodically with the sodium or potassium chloride salt.  Potassium chloride is the healthier choice but is more expensive.

The Salt-Free Conditioner

 Unlike the traditional softener, the salt-free conditioner does not remove the calcium and magnesium particles.  The media in the conditioner changes the calcium so that it cannot leave limescale and becomes harmless to pipes and appliances.  Instead of ion exchange, it works on a nano-molecular level.  It takes the mineral, under a microscope, it appears as a crystal, and transforms it into a nanoparticle.  When minerals are in a nano-particle form, they dissolve in the water and stay there.  Also, the typical +2 charge on the molecule is removed or reduced which takes away the calcium and magnesium particle’s ability to attach to pipes and appliances, thereby prevention scale buildup.  In addition, the conditioner will remove existing buildup in pipes and appliances and apply a protective layer to help prevent additional buildup.  Since the conditioner does not require backwashing, no salt product is added to your water and you still have the health benefits of calcium and magnesium minerals.    

The Salt-Free Water Softener

 Crystal Quest® Saltless Water Softener is a new technology that transforms the calcium (hardness) of the water into mechanically stable and heat resistant calcite crystals (nanometer size) which no longer cause lime deposits. The calcium is simply rinsed away. Calcium (hardness) creates scale in pipes, on appliances, and other plumbing surfaces. This leads to higher heating and energy costs and expensive repairs to appliances. Scale can also be a source for bacteria to grow, which can be a health concern in drinking water applications. It also removes or reduces the already existing scale from pipes and heat exchanger surfaces (descaling effect) and further protects the system from the future formation of scale (scale protection effect). When hardness levels appear at 25 gpg (grains per gallon) or higher pre-treatment or additional media may be required. Please consult a specialist for this condition.

 Important Note:

It is important to understand that if a hardness test is done after using a traditional softener, you will have reduced hardness reading.  If a hardness test is done after conditioning, you will have the same hardness reading.  This is because, again, the calcium is still in the water after conditioning.  It is simply rendered harmless to your plumbing and appliances.  If water spotting on dishes is a major concern, you will still have this with the conditioner.

More on Hard Water

What is hard water? Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that more than 80% of homes across the country are affected by hard water. What is more staggering, however, is that many homeowners do not know if they have hard water or how to detect it.

The “hardness” of water is determined by the combined number of calcium and magnesium grains present. The higher the number of grains per gallon, the “harder” your water is. These minerals are picked up by “soft” rainwater as it travels down through the soil to the underground water table. Water that comes into contact with limestone (calcium and magnesium rock) has a much higher content of these hard minerals. Hard water has a negative impact on you, your household, and your pocketbook.

You probably have hard water. If left untreated, here is what can happen:

  • The minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers by up to 30%. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
  • Hard water dulls your hair and dries your skin. Shaving is more difficult in hard water.
  • Hard water can leave unsightly film buildup on glasses and dishes.
  • Hard water leaves a filmy soap ring around bath and kitchen faucets, which makes cleanup more difficult.

Additional Product Options

  • 12 GPM UV Water Sterilizer: Specifically designed to meet the demanding microorganism control concern. These microorganisms can range from bacteria and viruses to algae and protozoa. A major advantage of UV treatment is that it is capable of disinfecting water faster than chlorine without cumbersome retention tanks and harmful chemicals to your drinking water.
  • Leak Detector Valve: Used to detect a water leak within a water filter system and shuts down the water supply to prevent flooding.
  • Vacuum Breaker: Recommended to be installed inline ahead of water filter systems as a precaution against the rare occurrence of negative pressure (a vacuum) in the water line which can cause damage to the filter tanks and housings.
  • Metered Valve: The systems come standard with a timer valve which runs the backwashing schedule on a set number of days. (For example, every 7 days). The metered valve will run the backwashing based on a set number of gallons. (For example, 3,000 gallons).
  • Oxidation System: Utilizes ozone for efficient water oxidation, improving water quality.

 

Important to Know

Pinholes or rust may occur on stainless steel tanks in environments with high humidity, when salt is present or if condensation remains on tank without being routinely wiped down. If your system will be exposed to one of these factors or you are unable to perform the needed maintenance, we recommend a fiberglass tank.


Experience The Crystal Quest Difference

 

Specifications

Home Water Usage 1-3 Bathrooms 2-4 Bathrooms
Filter Media Volume 1.5 + cubic feet 2.0 + cubic feet
Capacity (gallons) 1,000,000 1,500,000
Service Flow (GPM) 9-11 10-13
Tank Dimensions 10" x 54" 12" x 52"
Material Stainless Steel or Fiberglass Stainless Steel or Fiberglass
Backwash Automatic Automatic
Brine Tank Dimensions* 18" x 33" 18" x 33"
Grain Capacity* 48,000 60,000

*When you have a softener selected

How to Determine Capacity 

Capacity is the amount of water your filter creates clean water for your home. An easier way to think of it is how many bathrooms you have.

  • 1,000,000 capacity equals 1-3 bathrooms
  • 1,500,000 capacity equals 2-4 bathrooms

Replacement Media

Product Name SKU
SMART Multimedia CQE-RM-05017
Eaglesorb Water Softeners CQE-RM-05002
Eaglesorb Anti- Scale CQE-RM-05013

Our special house blend of 2 types of coconut-shell GAC (including Catalytic) with 2 types of Eagle Redox Alloys® (9500 & 6500) & anion exchange resin. This blend effectively reduces & removes heavy metals, chlorine & chloramine, pesticides & herbicides, pharmaceutical by-products & other inorganic substances such as petroleum byproducts. Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. To read about how GAC's work, click here. To read about the ERA® Oxidation/Reduction Process, click here.

Replacement Cartridges

Product Name SKU
Sediment Cartridge (2-7/8"x20") CQE-RC-04015
Carbon Block Filter Cartridge (2-7/8"x20") CQE-RC-04014

Protect your water system. Protect your investment.

Crystal Quest uses the latest technologies to prevent water leaks. Products are built rugged and have been tested for dependability, but to guarantee that damage from a water leak incidences doesn’t happen, a leak detector valve must be installed.
Each product has been individually tested and has passed our quality inspections, but in the rare instance of a system failure, a leak detector valve must be installed with all of Crystal Quest under sinks, water coolers, inline and point-of-entry systems to avoid accidental water damage.

Filtered water with a balanced pH

Crystal Quest Smart Whole House Water Filters are engineered for maximum filtration and maximum performance with minimum maintenance.


 

SMART Water Filtration

Water flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) which will remove or reduce inorganic products such as PFAS, PFOS, herbicides, pesticides, petroleum and pharmaceutical by-products, and chlorine/chloramine with the GAC by-product of the four trihalomethanes.

The four trihalomethanes

Trichloromethane (chloroform) CHCl3
Dibromochloromethane CHClBr2
Bromodichloromethane CHCl2Br
Tribromomethane (bromoform) CHBr3

Crystal Quest Eagle Redox Alloy® 6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin are infused with the GAC to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury while extending the life of GAC drastically and make the bed of media bacteriostatic. Ceramic and Tourmaline balls are included to oxygenate and enhance the water alkalinity and achieve a balanced pH. The recommended drinking-water pH is 6.5-8.5

Benefits

  • Water heater efficiency is increased up to 29%
  • Save up to 70% on household detergents and soaps
  • Soap and shampoo will lather better, resulting in softer skin and more manageable hair
  • Save up to 25% on personal care items such as hair products and shaving cream
  • Up to 30% longer life for washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, water heaters, and household plumbing systems
  • Fabrics will be whiter, brighter, and last up to 33% longer
  • Dishes come clean more easily, without spots
  • Bath and kitchen fixtures will have less soap
  • Fresh taste and smell
  • Crystal clear ice cubes
  • Flavorful coffee, tea, mixes, and meals
  • Ideal for baby formula, pasta, and soups
  • Great for pet and plant water, aquariums
  • Unlimited pure water supply to your kitchen and bath
  • No heavy cooler bottles to lift
  • Clean water for steam irons, humidifiers, and household cleaning, such as windows

Multistage Filtration

Pre-filtration

Water flows through a 20” sediment cartridge that removes sediment, silt, sand, and dirt.

Post-filtration

Water flows through a 20" solid carbon cartridge for removing or reducing volatile organic carbon compounds (VOC's), & any remaining insecticides, pesticides and industrial solvents.

SMART Water Filter Media 

Water flows through our SMART Multimedia, which includes 2 types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons (Standard & Catalytic GAC) infused with our Eagle Redox Alloys®  6500 & 9500, and ion exchange resin to reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, i.e. lead & mercury, chlorine, chloramine, & inorganic products such as herbicides, pesticides, petroleum/pharmaceutical by-products and Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. 

Water Softener (optional)

Homeowners who have hard water normally complain of scale buildup inside pipes, water heaters and appliances and, when hard water reacts with soap, it can form a sticky residue on surfaces.  It is important to note that hard water is not a health concern.  The only concern with hard water is the deterioration of plumbing, plumbing fixtures and appliances due to scale buildup.  Also, the scale buildup inside a water heater will increase the power or gas required to heat the water.

The Traditional Softener

Water is softened by replacing hard ions like magnesium and calcium with softer sodium or potassium ions.  This means that the magnesium and calcium ions are actually removed or reduced from the water.  This is done by an ion exchange resin.  Ion exchange happens when the hard water passes through a bed of beads or zeolite, which is a chemical mixture.  Water softeners must be regenerated regularly with the use of the brine tank, renewing the medias ability to remove hardness from water.  This regeneration is accomplished with a sodium or potassium chloride and water solution which can increase the salt content of your water slightly.

A traditional softener, while removing or reducing the calcium and magnesium, will prevent further limescale build up in your appliances and pipes, but will not remove existing buildup.  Additionally, the water will have a somewhat slippery or slimy feel.

Maintenance of the traditional softener systems requires refilling the brine solution or backwash solution periodically with the sodium or potassium chloride salt.  Potassium chloride is the healthier choice but is more expensive.

The Salt-Free Conditioner

 Unlike the traditional softener, the salt-free conditioner does not remove the calcium and magnesium particles.  The media in the conditioner changes the calcium so that it cannot leave limescale and becomes harmless to pipes and appliances.  Instead of ion exchange, it works on a nano-molecular level.  It takes the mineral, under a microscope, it appears as a crystal, and transforms it into a nanoparticle.  When minerals are in a nano-particle form, they dissolve in the water and stay there.  Also, the typical +2 charge on the molecule is removed or reduced which takes away the calcium and magnesium particle’s ability to attach to pipes and appliances, thereby prevention scale buildup.  In addition, the conditioner will remove existing buildup in pipes and appliances and apply a protective layer to help prevent additional buildup.  Since the conditioner does not require backwashing, no salt product is added to your water and you still have the health benefits of calcium and magnesium minerals.    

The Salt-Free Water Softener

 Crystal Quest® Saltless Water Softener is a new technology that transforms the calcium (hardness) of the water into mechanically stable and heat resistant calcite crystals (nanometer size) which no longer cause lime deposits. The calcium is simply rinsed away. Calcium (hardness) creates scale in pipes, on appliances, and other plumbing surfaces. This leads to higher heating and energy costs and expensive repairs to appliances. Scale can also be a source for bacteria to grow, which can be a health concern in drinking water applications. It also removes or reduces the already existing scale from pipes and heat exchanger surfaces (descaling effect) and further protects the system from the future formation of scale (scale protection effect). When hardness levels appear at 25 gpg (grains per gallon) or higher pre-treatment or additional media may be required. Please consult a specialist for this condition.

 Important Note:

It is important to understand that if a hardness test is done after using a traditional softener, you will have reduced hardness reading.  If a hardness test is done after conditioning, you will have the same hardness reading.  This is because, again, the calcium is still in the water after conditioning.  It is simply rendered harmless to your plumbing and appliances.  If water spotting on dishes is a major concern, you will still have this with the conditioner.

More on Hard Water

What is hard water? Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that more than 80% of homes across the country are affected by hard water. What is more staggering, however, is that many homeowners do not know if they have hard water or how to detect it.

The “hardness” of water is determined by the combined number of calcium and magnesium grains present. The higher the number of grains per gallon, the “harder” your water is. These minerals are picked up by “soft” rainwater as it travels down through the soil to the underground water table. Water that comes into contact with limestone (calcium and magnesium rock) has a much higher content of these hard minerals. Hard water has a negative impact on you, your household, and your pocketbook.

You probably have hard water. If left untreated, here is what can happen:

  • The minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers by up to 30%. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
  • Hard water dulls your hair and dries your skin. Shaving is more difficult in hard water.
  • Hard water can leave unsightly film buildup on glasses and dishes.
  • Hard water leaves a filmy soap ring around bath and kitchen faucets, which makes cleanup more difficult.

Additional Product Options

  • 12 GPM UV Water Sterilizer: Specifically designed to meet the demanding microorganism control concern. These microorganisms can range from bacteria and viruses to algae and protozoa. A major advantage of UV treatment is that it is capable of disinfecting water faster than chlorine without cumbersome retention tanks and harmful chemicals to your drinking water.
  • Leak Detector Valve: Used to detect a water leak within a water filter system and shuts down the water supply to prevent flooding.
  • Vacuum Breaker: Recommended to be installed inline ahead of water filter systems as a precaution against the rare occurrence of negative pressure (a vacuum) in the water line which can cause damage to the filter tanks and housings.
  • Metered Valve: The systems come standard with a timer valve which runs the backwashing schedule on a set number of days. (For example, every 7 days). The metered valve will run the backwashing based on a set number of gallons. (For example, 3,000 gallons).
  • Oxidation System: Utilizes ozone for efficient water oxidation, improving water quality.

 

Important to Know

Pinholes or rust may occur on stainless steel tanks in environments with high humidity, when salt is present or if condensation remains on tank without being routinely wiped down. If your system will be exposed to one of these factors or you are unable to perform the needed maintenance, we recommend a fiberglass tank.


Experience The Crystal Quest Difference

 

Specifications

Home Water Usage 1-3 Bathrooms 2-4 Bathrooms
Filter Media Volume 1.5 + cubic feet 2.0 + cubic feet
Capacity (gallons) 1,000,000 1,500,000
Service Flow (GPM) 9-11 10-13
Tank Dimensions 10" x 54" 12" x 52"
Material Stainless Steel or Fiberglass Stainless Steel or Fiberglass
Backwash Automatic Automatic
Brine Tank Dimensions* 18" x 33" 18" x 33"
Grain Capacity* 48,000 60,000

*When you have a softener selected

How to Determine Capacity 

Capacity is the amount of water your filter creates clean water for your home. An easier way to think of it is how many bathrooms you have.

  • 1,000,000 capacity equals 1-3 bathrooms
  • 1,500,000 capacity equals 2-4 bathrooms

Replacement Media

Product Name SKU
SMART Multimedia CQE-RM-05017
Eaglesorb Water Softeners CQE-RM-05002
Eaglesorb Anti- Scale CQE-RM-05013

Our special house blend of 2 types of coconut-shell GAC (including Catalytic) with 2 types of Eagle Redox Alloys® (9500 & 6500) & anion exchange resin. This blend effectively reduces & removes heavy metals, chlorine & chloramine, pesticides & herbicides, pharmaceutical by-products & other inorganic substances such as petroleum byproducts. Ceramic and Tourmaline balls to enhance the water and maintain a more alkaline pH. To read about how GAC's work, click here. To read about the ERA® Oxidation/Reduction Process, click here.

Replacement Cartridges

Product Name SKU
Sediment Cartridge (2-7/8"x20") CQE-RC-04015
Carbon Block Filter Cartridge (2-7/8"x20") CQE-RC-04014

Protect your water system. Protect your investment.

Crystal Quest uses the latest technologies to prevent water leaks. Products are built rugged and have been tested for dependability, but to guarantee that damage from a water leak incidences doesn’t happen, a leak detector valve must be installed.
Each product has been individually tested and has passed our quality inspections, but in the rare instance of a system failure, a leak detector valve must be installed with all of Crystal Quest under sinks, water coolers, inline and point-of-entry systems to avoid accidental water damage.

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