The AFW Filters Iron Pro2 Fleck 5600SXT combination system features an ingenious 2-in-1 design. The iron filter boasts a special fine mesh resin design that removes hard water. The iron filter also removes ferrous iron from the water.
Typically, ferrous iron absorbs into water. Thus, when you pour water from your household faucet, chances are that you will not notice the iron. So, the Pro filter system utilizes the fine mesh resin to help trap the microscopic ferrous iron bits.
Yet, if you also struggle with ferric iron problems, the Pro2 system may not be the best solution. This is because ferric iron is an insoluble form of iron. Thus, using the fine mesh resin from the Pro2 system alone will not do the job. Instead, go for a dedicated iron filter instead. Water with ferric iron appears discolored when drawn from your household faucets.
Design And Construction
And when it comes to its construction, the Fleck 5600SXT filter also boasts a high performing design. Its digital 5600SXT metered control head allows it to function at its full capacity at all times. The controller is the newest edition from Fleck. It also bears a high performing 5600 valve build. The meter tracks water flow and usage. Thus, it is able to regenerate the water flow as needed. It adjusts in case there are changes to consumption in your household.
The digital meter control adjusts to maximize water supply or to cut salt usage. This special mechanism helps to eliminate rust stains in your plumbing and on the water in your home. The mechanism also helps to eliminate scale build up, water spots, and soap scum. So, you not only have clean water but also durable plumbing and household fixtures.
On the connection part, the filter comes with a bypass and a 1-inch connection. The standard 1-inch MNPT thread makes it easier to connect to your plumbing. The thread is also subtle and strong enough to withstand connections for long. This design gives the filter long lasting durability. The inclusion of the bypass valve makes it easy to bypass the system on any occasion. The system bypass will not shut off the main water supply in your home.
Inside the filter, you will find a round brine tank. The brine tank is what holds the salt used for regeneration. It also features a safety float design that helps to prevent accidental overfilling.
Plus, the filter features a high capacity built with up to 64,000 grains for the whole house. In particular, the filter boasts up to a 75 gpg hardness removal rate. It can remove iron at between 6 to 8 ppm ranges. It can otherwise remove manganese at a ppm range of up to 6 ppm.
The special fine mesh resin also allows the filter to remove sand and other sediments. It’s simple and high quality construction also make it less dependent on maintenance.
Usage And Installation
The Fleck 5600SXT filter comes with straight forward instructions to make installation easier. The guidelines also bear commonly asked questions. So in case you experience any hiccups during the installation, you can refer to them. So installing the unit only requires basic plumbing skills.
But, if it is the first time installing it in your home, it is always a good idea to seek help from a professional plumber. If you have installed one before, then, you can always make the adjustments to your home by yourself.
To install the filter, follow the simple instructions below;
- Load the fine mesh resin in the tank
- Attach the digital control meter by screwing it in
- Set up and add salt to the brine tank
- Reset the digital meter to your needs
- Connect the inlet and outlet connections
- Test drive the filter and begin enjoying clean water
- 2-in-1 iron filter and water softener
- 64000 grain capacity
- Fleck 5600SXT digital metered control
- Almond fine mesh resin
- Hardness removal up to 75gpg
- 5 year warranty
- AFW filters have a strong and dependable customer and tech support team
- High hardness removal rate of 75 gpg and flow rate of 15 gpg
- The digital control meter features an LCD display and is user friendly
- The filter is designed to also remove chlorine from water
- Can filter up to 64000 grains before regeneration
- It doesn’t filter insoluble iron particles (ferric iron)
- You must separately purchase a drainage tubing
The Iron Pro2 Fleck 5600SXT still remains to be an impressive filter and water softener. It is, however, a better choice if you struggle with hard water rather than iron infested water. Whilst it works on iron filtration, it is not particularly built to address all iron issues in your water. Yet, if your main water supply delivers hardened water, then, it is essential to your household.
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