The Whole House Manual Backwash Carbon Water Filter System is designed to provide premium water filtration for your entire home. It utilizes carbon filtration technology to effectively reduce chemicals commonly found in municipal drinking water, such as chlorine. By removing chlorine, the system helps improve the taste and odor of the water flowing through every tap in your house. Installing a whole-house on-demand carbon filter system can provide several benefits, including. Improved taste and odor: By reducing chlorine, the system can enhance the overall taste and smell of your water, making it more refreshing to drink and use for cooking. Chemical reduction: Carbon filtration can effectively remove various chemicals and contaminants, such as chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and some heavy metals, ensuring cleaner water throughout your home. Protecting plumbing and appliances: Chlorine and other chemicals in tap water can gradually damage plumbing fixtures, pipes, and household appliances. By removing these chemicals, the carbon filter system can help extend the lifespan of your plumbing system and appliances. Convenience: With a whole-house system, you don’t need individual filters for each tap or device. All water sources in your home, including faucets, showers, and appliances, will benefit from the filtered water. Benefits and Importance of a Backwash Cycle. As the filter operates in service mode, it collects particles in the filter bed. Also, since water’s nature is to follow the path of least resistance, after a time it begins to cut channels through the medium. As channels or holes in the media bed form, water begins to flow around rather than through the medium. This process is called “channeling” and it reduces the effectiveness of the filter considerably. The backwash is accomplished by sending the water down the riser tube from which it enters the filter tank at the bottom. The force of the water is such that it actually lifts the media bed, swirling and tossing the granular medium. The water leaves the filter tank through the control valve, which routes it through the filter’s drain line. Particles that were in the bed are washed to drain. The backwash is an intense rinsing and tossing of the medium that lasts for several minutes. In a standard residential filter, a typical backwash lasts about ten minutes. After the backwash, initiate a “rinse” of the bed during which water flows downward through the medium, up through the distribution tube and out the drain. The purpose of this rinse is to rinse and settle the bed and prepare it for return to service flow. A regular backwash schedule maintains the efficiency of the filter, as well as providing cleaner water. In the Box. 9 x 48 Carbon tank with 12×40 mesh carbon pre-loaded. Manual Back wash valve. Much better option vs In/out valves. Backwashing extends the life of the carbon. 1 Female NPT Port Sizes – Drain, In, Out.