CRYSTAL QUEST Whole House Water Filters

Eagle 1000A-SS Review

Capacity - 60%
Chlorine Removal - 80%
Flow Rate - 70%
Filtration Stages - 90%

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This filter is great for medium sized homes. We like that it has numerous filtration stages which target hundreds of contaminants and even increase the water's pH level.

User Rating: 3.31 ( 11 votes)

We all know that, despite the fact that water is highly treated for contaminants in municipal plants, by the time it reaches out home it can gather new contaminants due to the fact that most municipal and residential water pipes are made of lead and asbestos-cement. Moreover, there are also contaminants that are deliberately added in water, such as chlorine, which can cause numerous health problems in the long run. As such, the need for a whole house water filter is obvious. Despite the fact that it is not new on the market, CRYSTAL QUEST is not as popular as its competitors. This is a shame, because they have a very versatile range of products, which makes it easy for any customer to find a product as suitable as possible for their individual needs. The CRYSTAL QUEST whole house systems use a lot of filtration stages, in order to increase the quality of tap water, not only by filtering it, but also by enriching its qualities.

Eagle Compact Whole House Water Filters

These systems are designed for very small houses, apartments of small offices.

  • General features

They involve 8 stages of filtration. Like with most of CRYSTAL QUEST whole house systems, the first stage consists of a sediment filter which, as the name suggests, removes sediment along with sand, silt, and dirt. By trapping the bigger contaminants, this filter extends the life of the other filtration medias, thus prolonging the life of the overall system. Stages 2 to 7 consists of different filters designed for trapping hundreds of water contaminants. The most important filtration media is the probably the GAC filter which consists of a mixture of coconut shell and catalytic GAC, which traps chlorine and its common byproducts. The last stage is designed for removing VOCs, industrial solvents, pesticides, and insecticides.

  • Technical specifications

These systems come with a pressure release valve and a wall bracket for easy wall mounting. The filter cartridges are easy to access and can be replaced without professional assistance. In the CRYSTAL QUEST Compact category, there are three systems to choose from.

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  • Triple 20″ Whole House Systems

These systems have an 80,000-gallons capacity. Their retail price is $529, but occasionally they can be found on sale with discounts as high as $200. The main downside of these filters is the fact that they support an average flow rate of 2.5 – 5 GPM (gallons per minute), which is a very slow flow rate, compared to other filters that you can find on the market nowadays.

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  • Triple Big Heavy Duty 10″x5″ Whole House Systems

These systems have an 80,000-gallon capacity. They cost $699, but occasionally they can be found on sale, costing as little as $389. They support a bigger flow rate than the previously mentioned systems, being able to handle about 3-6 GPM.

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  • Triple Big Heavy Duty 20″x5″ Whole House Systems

These systems have a 160,000-gallon capacity and they have the following dimensions: 22.5”L x 9”W x 28”H. In order to be able to change the cartridges, you should allow an extra 4″ in height space. This system costs $999, but on sale, it can cost as little as $599. It supports an average flow rate of 6-8 GPM.

Eagle Mid Size Whole House Water Filters

As the name suggests, these filters are designed for medium sized homes. These filters are connected to the main line of a home.

  • General features

The Eagle Mid Size Whole House Water Filters have 11 stages of filtration. The first stage consists of a sediment filter which removes silt, dirt, sand and sediment. During the second and the fourth stage, the water undergoes an oxidation/reduction process by flowing through 2 beds of Redox Allow. This stage primarily targets chlorine, iron, hydrogen sulfide, lead copper, aluminum and other heavy or dissolved metals. Stage 3 also targets heavy metals while also dealing with water hardness. During the fifth stage, the water is forced through granulated activated carbon which absorbs VOCs and other chemicals, as well any unpleasant odors. During stage 6 and 7, the water is ionized and remineralized. The benefits of ionized water are well known nowadays and many people resort to water ionizers in order to increase the quality of their drinking water. Luckily, you don’t have to purchase both a water filter and a water ionizer as the Eagle whole house filters can deliver pure, alkaline/ionized water every day. Stage 8 consists of a gravel bed and stage 9 consists of a magnet which lowers the water’s surface tension and increases its absorptivity. Stage 10 consists of a solid carbon cartridge for removing different types of VOCs. Last but not least, stage 11 consists of a 0.2 micron membrane which traps colloids, proteins, viruses, bacteria, parasites and any other molecules larger than 0.2 micron.

  • Technical specifications

These filters have a 350,000 gallon capacity. The filter cartridges and the resin media are very easy to replace. Depending on the average water usage, the resin media needs to be replaces every 3-5 years. This filter needs periodic backwash in order to always work at full capacity. It is fully assembled when shipped, with the filtration media already in the tank. It comes with a 10 year warranty on the resin poly tank and the stainless steel tank, and a 5 year warranty on the computer monitored control valves. In this category, there are 4 filters to choose from. The filters are very similar, the main differences being the tank material and the backwashing system, being available with both automatic and manual backwashing valves. Obviously, the automatic backwashing option is better as the trapped contaminants are automatically flushed down the drain.

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Eagle 1000-FG

This filter features a manual back washing system and a fiber glass mineral tank with stainless steel jacket. It has a 6-9 average flow rate and it costs $1149, although on sale it can be bought with a $500 discount.

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Eagle 1000-SS

This system has a manual backwashing valve system and a stainless steel tank. It has an average flow rate of 6 – 8 GPM and a retail price of $1199. On special sales, it can cost as little as $849.

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The Eagle 1000A-FG system has an automatic back washing valve system and a fiberglass mineral tank with a stainless steel jacket. It has the same average flow rate and it costs $1299, on seasonal sales being available with a $400 discount.

Eagle 1000A-SS

This system has an automatic back washing valve system and a stainless steel tank. It has a $1499 retail price, and on occasional sales it can cost as little as $1049.

Eagle Full Size Whole House Water Filters

These systems are best suited for medium and large estates. They connect to your home’s main water line.

  • General features

These water filter systems are very complex as they involve no less than 14 filtration stages. They use a sediment filter for sediment, sand and silt; an oxidation/reduction process; a ion exchange resin for heavy metals and water hardness; an activated carbon filter for organic chemicals and odor removal; an infrared and mineral balls filtration process; a calcium carbonate media for alkalinization and remineralization; a gravel bed for backwash support and improved taste; 2 magnets for increased water absorbtion and solubility; a solid carbon filter for removing VOCs, pesticides, insecticides and industrial solvents; and 20” 0.2-micron ultrafiltration membrane. All these processes and filtration medias are meant for delivering a superior water quality. At the moment, there are no other filters on the market which use more filtration methods than the CRYSTAL QUEST filters.

  • Technical specifications

These systems are available in two capacities: 750,000 and 1000,000 gallons. This means that the resin media only needs to be replaced every 5-7 years for the 750,000 gallon capacity systems and every 7-10 years for the 1000,000 gallon capacity systems. They come with a 10 year warranty for the tank, be it resin or stainless steel tank, and a 5 year warranty for the computer monitored control valves. Just like with mid size systems, the Eagle Full Size Whole House Water filters are available in 4 versions, depending on their tank material and the type of backwashing system that they use. All filters are available in two capacities. The 750,000 gallon capacity systems have an average flow rate of 9 – 11 GPM, whereas the 1000,000 gallon capacity systems have an average flow rate of 10 – 13 GPM. While their flow rates are slightly smaller than the ones of competitive systems, they are quite impressive for water filter systems that use so many filtration stages. Here are the 4 models that you can choose from:

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Eagle 2000-FG

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1245, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $1445. It has a manual back washing valve system and a fiber glass mineral tank with stainless steel jacket.

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Eagle 2000-SS

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1545, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $1745. It has a manual back washing valve system and a stainless steel tank.

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Eagle 2000A-FG

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1495, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $1695. It has an automatic back washing system and a fiber glass tank with stainless steel jacket.

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Eagle 2000A-SS

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1795, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $1995. It has an automatic back washing valve system and a stainless steel tank.

Eagle Anti Scale and Water Filtration Systems

  • General features

These systems are very similar to the ones presented above, the only difference being the fact that they have an extra stage which consists of an anti scale media tank.

  • Technical specifications

These systems are also available in two capacities: 700,000 gallons and 1000,000 gallons. The smaller capacity systems have an average flow rate of 9 – 11 GPM, while the bigger capacity systems have an average flow rate of 10 – 13 GPM. They come with a 10 year warranty for the tank and a 5 year warranty for the computer monitored valves. While the anti scale system can only be purchased with a whole house water filter, it can be operated individually in order to enjoy a higher GPM flow rate. There are 4 types of systems to choose from:

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Eagle 4000M2

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $2695, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $2895.It has a manual backwashing valve system and a fiberglass mineral tank and stainless steel jacket.

Eagle 4000M2-SS

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $3495, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $3695. This system has a manual back washing valve system and a durable stainless steel tank.

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Eagle 4000A2

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $2995 , while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $3195. This system has an automatic backwashing valve system with a fiberglass mineral tank and stainless steel jacket.

Eagle 4000A2-SS

With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $3795, while with the 1000,000 gallon capacity it costs $3995. This system has an automatic backwashing valve system with a stainless steel tank.

Optional filtration solutions

If the area where you live is prone to a particular type of contamination, CRYSTAL QUEST offers personalized solutions for your particular needs. Any whole house water filter that you choose can be combined with a water softener, a nitrate filter, an arsenic filter, a fluoride filter, a tannin filter, a manganese, iron and hydrogen sulfide filter, an iron and hydrogen sulfide filter, an iron and manganese filter, an acid neutralizing filter or a sediment water filter.

CRYSTAL QUEST Water Softeners

The CRYSTAL QUEST whole house water filter systems all have a stage in their filtration process which handles the problem of hard water. However, if your tap water is particularly hard, you will need a more complex solution, which is where the water softeners come in handy. There are two softeners to choose from. The first one has a Poly Glass mineral tank and it is available with two capacity options. The 48,000 grain capacity costs $995 and the 60,000 grain capacity costs $1145. The second type of water softener has a stainless steel tank and it is also available in two capacities. The system with the 48,000 grain capacity costs $1445 and the one with the 60,000 grain capacity costs $1595. These prices are for when the systems are bought individually. If they are bought along with a whole house water filter, they are included in a much more convenient package.

6 Comments

  • Matthew

    I have a 5-bathroom house. Do you think the Eagle 2000A-FG will handle purifying the water that runs through the pipes?

    • Without a doubt, the Eagle 2000A-FG won’t have any difficulties in performance because it’s specifically designed to be installed in large estates. If you do end up buying it, we recommend that you go with the 1000000-gallon capacity model because it’s better suited for your needs.

  • Joyce

    If I purchase a Mid Size whole house water filter, will it act as effective as a water ionizer does when it comes to delivering alkaline water?

    • During the 11 stages of filtration, the whole house water filter won’t only eliminate impurities, toxins, and any other contaminants that it finds in the water, improving its taste and odor, but it will act just like a water ionizer, providing you with alkaline water. During the 6th and 7th stage is where the ionization of the water occurs, this water filter offering the same results that a water ionizer would deliver.

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  • Todd

    I hadn’t heard of the Crystal Quest products up to this point, but I can truly say that I’m impressed with them after reading this review. The model that caught my eye is the Eagle 1000A-FG due to the fact that it has a decent flow rate of 6-8 GPM and some interesting features as well.

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