- Updated February 7, 2019
- Posted by: Kate Wilhelm
- Eagle 1000A-SS Review
- Eagle Compact
- Eagle Mid Size
- Eagle Full Size
- Eagle Anti Scale and Water Filtration Systems
- Optional filtration solutions
- Customer Feedback
- Frequently Asked Questions
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 system 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 whole house systems use a lot of filtration stages in order to increase the quality of tap water, not only by purifying it but also by enriching its qualities.
These systems are designed for very small houses, apartments, or small offices.
They involve 8 stages of filtration. Like with most systems, the first stage consists of a sediment media which, as the name suggests, removes sediment along with sand, silt, and dirt. By trapping the bigger contaminants, it extends the life of the other filtration media, 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 media 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.
These systems come with a pressure release valve and a wall bracket for easy wall mounting. The cartridges are easy to access and can be replaced without professional assistance. In the Compact category, there are three systems to choose from.
Triple 20″ 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.
Triple Big Heavy Duty 10″x5″ 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.
Triple Big Heavy Duty 20″x5″ 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
As the name suggests, they are designed for medium-sized homes. These filters are connected to the main line of a home.
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 systems 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 microns.
These filters have a 350,000-gallon capacity. The cartridges and the resin media are very easy to replace. Depending on the average water usage, the resin media needs to be replaced every 3-5 years. It 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.
It features a manual backwashing system and a fiberglass mineral tank with a 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.
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.
The Eagle 1000A-FG system has an automatic backwashing 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.
This system has an automatic backwashing 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
These systems are best suited for medium and large estates. They connect to your home’s main water line.
These 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 media 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 absorption 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 media 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.
These systems are available in two capacities: 750,000 and 1,000,000 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 1,000,000-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 1,000,000-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 filtration systems that use so many filtration stages. Here are the 4 models that you can choose from:
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1245, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $1445. It has a manual backwashing valve system and a fiberglass mineral tank with a stainless steel jacket.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1545, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $1745. It has a manual backwashing valve system and a stainless steel tank.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1495, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $1695. It has an automatic backwashing system and a fiberglass tank with a stainless steel jacket.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 1795, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $1995. It has an automatic backwashing 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 1,000,000 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:
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $2695, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $2895.It has a manual backwashing valve system and a fiberglass mineral tank and stainless steel jacket.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $3495, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $3695. This system has a manual backwashing valve system and a durable stainless steel tank.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $ 2995, while with the 1,000,000-gallon capacity it costs $3195. This system has an automatic backwashing valve system with a fiberglass mineral tank and stainless steel jacket.
With the 750,000 gallon capacity, this system costs $3795, while with the 1,000,000-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 system that you choose can be combined with a water softener, a nitrate media, an arsenic media, a fluoride media, a tannin media, a manganese, iron and hydrogen sulfide media, an iron and hydrogen sulfide media, an iron and manganese media, an acid neutralizing filter or a sediment water filter.
The 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 system, they are included in a much more convenient package.
|Positive reviews:||Negative reviews:|
|✔”I combined my system with a water softener, the water never smelled or tasted this great, and there is no more residue left on clothes or in appliances that use water. It was a costly acquisition, but it’s one I would make all over again if I had to.” |
✔”Water pressure hasn’t dropped in the slightest since I installed the 2000-FG, and there’s a noticeable difference in water quality since I have it too.”
✔”I’m really impressed by how easy it was to install the system, didn’t expect to handle it on my own.”
✔”You can really tell that the 1000-FG passes the water through so many filtration stages. After I installed it, I ran tests on water samples again and the difference was astonishing, no more contamination whatsoever.”
✔”I installed the 1000-SS about one year ago, it has been a pleasure drinking water from the tap ever since, and might I say we never did this in my house before because of the funky smell the water used to have.”
|✘”Had a little trouble replacing the filters on my 1000-FG, the situation was sorted out after I asked for assistance, though.”|
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the granular activated carbon filter composed of?
Highly effective when it comes to the removal of microscopic water contaminants, the granular activated carbon filter is composed of catalytic granular activated carbon and coconut shell.
2. Do the automatic backwashing valves ease maintenance work?
Yes, they do as they do not require you to perform the process of backwashing the media yourself but rather do it on their own, automatically. A system which features automatic backwashing is more likely to have a longer lifespan and a better quality operation as well.
3. How often does the resin media require replacement?
Depending on how often you use the whole house system, the resin media should require replacement once every 3 to 5 years. Thankfully, this operational period is more than reasonable, ensuring that maintenance costs will not be high.