- Updated October 12, 2018
- Posted by: Donna Brown
- EAGLE 2,000 Ratings
- Ease of use
- Other Considerations
- Customer Feedback
- Frequently Asked Questions
Using a whole house water filter is one of the best ways to receive healthy water to any outlet in your house and among the most popular choices at this moment is the Crystal Quest EAGLE 2,000 whole house water filter and alkalizer. With the help of this particular system, you will no longer have to worry about the health risks of drinking and using contaminant water because it can successfully filtrate both city and well water. Furthermore, it is made of top-quality materials, uses an Ultrafiltration system for water treatment and keeps your pipes clean by purifying the water right at the source.
The design is very simple, yet resistant, having the possibility to choose between a fiberglass or stainless steel casting. At the same time, the tank size may differ according to the desired capacity (750,000 or 1,000,000 gallon capacity), measuring 10 x 54 inches or 12 x 52 inches. Considering the fact that the whole house features 14 stages of filtration it comes in a compact design, allowing you to install it with without any inconveniences.
We are quite impressed by the amazing performance it provides. To begin with, you can choose between two models that differ in terms of capacity, flow rate, grain rate, or cubic feet of resin. The first model has a 750,000-gallon capacity, with a 9-11 GPM flow rate, a 48,000-grain capacity, and a 1.5 cubic ft. resin. The other one has a greater capacity, namely 1,000,000 gallons, a flow rate of 10-13 GPM, a 60,000-grain capacity and a 2.0 cubic ft. resin. Regardless the model you choose, you can opt for a fiberglass or stainless steel casting, as well as for an automatic or manual backwash, according to the preferences. Furthermore, in order to better understand how exactly it works, we will outline the main characteristics of each of the 14 stages of filtration. The 1st stage implies a 20″ 5-micron sediment cartridge for removing sediment, dirt, sand, and silt. The 2nd and 4th stages allow the water to flow through two beds of Eagle Redox Alloy media that help reduce any possible contaminants present in the water. In the 3rd stage, the water flows through an ion exchange resin, in order to reduce the water hardness and heavy metals. The 5th stage removes various organic contaminants, the bad taste, and the odors with the help of a coconut shell granulated activated carbon. The next stages, namely the 6th and 7th stages use a special blend of natural infrared and mineral balls, while the 8th and 9th stages take the water through a bed of special blend of calcium carbonate media that alkalize/ionize and remineralize the water while also raising its pH. In the 11th and 12th stages, the water passes by two powerful magnets which create a magnetic field in the filter for magnetic resonance activation of the water. The 13th stage involves a 20″ solid carbon cartridge for eliminating any possible volatile organic compounds, insecticides, pesticides, or industrial solvents. The last phase is represented by the 14th stage in which the water goes through a 20″ 0.2-micron Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane to remove the micro-organisms. The Ultrafiltration is similar to the Reverse Osmosis, excepting the fact that it uses a different membrane in order to remove viruses and retain particles up to 0.2-micron.
|Dimensions||10” x 54” – 750000 gallon model, 12” x 52” – 1000000 gallons|
|Capacity||Two options – 750000 gallons of 1000000 gallons|
|Filtration media||20” 5-micron sediment media, two Eagle Redox alloy beds, ion exchange resin, coconut shell granulated activated carbon, two natural infrared and mineral balls, calcium carbonate media, magnets, 20’ carbon filter media|
|Flow rate||10-13 gallons per minute – the 1000000 gallon model, 9-11 gallons per minute – the 750000 gallon model|
This is a performant unit that provides remarkable filtration for the entire house. Therefore, some of the key features that distinguish it from the other options available on the market are the 14 stages of filtration, thus delivering clean water instantly every time you want to drink, cook or take a bath. Moreover, the product has incorporated filtration and alkalinity enhancement systems with Ultrafiltration for the best results at all times. In order to purify the water and enhance alkalinity, the Eagle Multimedia successfully combines the smart multimedia, which includes 2 different types of coconut shell Granulated Activated Carbons infused with the Eagle Redox Alloy, and the ionizer blend to increase the alkalinity level.
Ease of use
The entire system is very easy to use and install, but you may consider asking the help of a specialist if you want to be sure it works properly. It’s a whole house unit that will require some plumbing but other than that, you won’t have to deal with it unless you want to replace the cartridges. Additionally, for more convenience, you can choose to buy a filter with automatic backwash that simplifies maintenance.
The unit comes with a 1-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase, excepting the replacement cartridges while the parts, components, and media are NSF certified. Furthermore, you can have some additional product options, such as the leak detector valve in order to prevent any water leaks and the ultraviolet treatment which can disinfect the water faster than chlorine.
|Positive reviews:||Negative reviews:|
|✔”My skin looks so much better since we installed it, it really paid off.”
✔”Was able to install it on my own, but I do have prior experience with these sort of things.”
✔”No more bad taste and odors, everyone in the house drinks more water since we have it.”
✔”Even the way my food tastes has improved, not to mention the fact that air quality in the bathroom is higher than ever.”
✔”Always wanted to use an alkaline system, glad to have stumbled upon this wonderful product. It’s been six months now since I have it, and I’m pleased to say that it works wonderfully.”
|✘”Cartridge replacement felt like a bit too much, honestly.”|
Frequently Asked Questions 1. Through how many filtration stages does it pass the tap water?
This water purification system passes tap water through 14 different filtration stages, the final result of this thorough process being high-quality, impurity-free water for use and consumption.
2. Does the system reduce water hardness?
During the third filtration stage, tap water is passed through an ion exchange resin. As it passes, water hardness is significantly reduced and heavy metals are removed.
3. How does the calcium carbonate media enhance water quality?
This filtration media ionizes the water and raises its pH, all while re-mineralizing it to ensure your body receives everything it needs during the hydration process.