Fleck™ Backwashing Filters


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Because of the nature of the products on this page, many prefer to order by phone rather than by our Shopping Cart.

To order, or for further information, please call: (940) 382-3814.

Please call for information about larger Fleck Backwashing Filters.

For a simple, residential-sized filter, you might like to look at our 5600 Filter page. It offers a one-size (10" X 56" mineral tank), one-valve (Fleck 5600) filter that includes shipping in the price.

This page allows greater variety of choice. It offers eight tank sizes and three control valve options, plus a variety of media to select from.

We also offer control valves and mineral tanks separately, if you're looking for replacement parts.

Pure Water Products does basic water testing at no charge.

If you'd like, send us a sample.

The products shown on this page are filters, not water softeners. They do not require salt or chemicals. They all use an appropriately sized Fleck™ control valve. All have automatic timer control and all require a standard 115-volt electrical connection.

A backwashing filter is a simple device. It consists mainly of a large tank filled with a filtering agent, called a medium, that performs a specific change in water that passes through it. Depending upon the medium chosen, and sometimes the pretreatment given the water, the filter may remove chlorine from city water, sediment particles from dirty well water, smelly hydrogen sulfide gas, iron, or perform other objectionable elements.

When the filter medium becomes saturated with the substance it is treating, then a specially designed control valve reverses the flow of water and "backwashes" the filter medium to renew it. Please go here for a more complete discussion of how backwashing filters work.

All filters on this page are complete. They include the filter valve specified, a yoke to connect to your plumbing, 1 polyglass mineral tank, a basket distributor with riser tube, and a gravel bed and funnel for easy installation of media. Everything you need.

Media and accessories are not included in the prices in the first table below and are listed separately. Shipping charges, however, are included in all item prices.

A complete filter consists of the basic backwashing filter from the first table, a bypass valve or yoke to connect the filter to your plumbing from the second table, and filter media (the stuff that goes in the filter and performs the magic) from the third table. You'll need an item from each of the three categories for a complete filter.

Basic Backwashing Filter Prices

Part # Description Media Tank Size Media Required (in cubic feet) Price

Price does not include Filter Media, Bypass Valve, or Yoke.

Price does include gravel underbed, funnel, and
drain tubing as well as shipping to Continental U.S.

We pay UPS or Freight Truck shipping on all orders to Continental U.S.

BW100

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 5600 Timer Control and 9" X 48" Mineral Tank.

9" X 48" 1.0 $399.00 Add to Cart
BW000

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 5600 Timer Control and 10" X 54" Mineral Tank.

10" X 54" 1.5 $416.00 Add to Cart
BW101

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2510 Timer Control and 12" X 52" Mineral Tank.

12" X 52" 2.0 $575.00 Add to Cart
BW200

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2510 Timer Control and 13" X 54" Mineral Tank.

13" X 54" 2.5 $668.00 Add to Cart
BW102

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2750 Timer Control and 14" X 65" Mineral Tank.

14" X 65" 3.5 $986.00 Add to Cart
BW105

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2750 Timer Control and 16" X 65" Mineral Tank.

16" X 65" 4.5 $1055.00 Add to Cart
BW103

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2750 Timer Control and 18" X 65" Mineral Tank.

18" X 65" 5.5 $1299.00 Add to Cart
BW104

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2750 Timer Control and 21" X 62" Mineral Tank.

Note: This filter is not recommended for Birm, calcite, ChemSorb, or multi-media.

21" X 62" 7.0 $1464.00 Add to Cart
BW281

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2850 Timer Control and 14" X 64" Mineral Tank.

14" X 65" 3.5 $1450.00 Add to Cart
BW282

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2850 Timer Control and 16" X 65" Mineral Tank.

16" X 65" 4.5 $1500.00 Add to Cart
BW283

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2850 Timer Control and 18" X 65" Mineral Tank.

18" X 65" 5.5 $1755.00 Add to Cart
BW284

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2850 Timer Control and 21" X 62" Mineral Tank.

21" X 62" 7.0 $1941.00 Add to Cart
BW285

Backwashing Filter with Fleck 2850 Timer Control and 24" X 72" Mineral Tank.

24" X 72" 10.0 $2415.00 Add to Cart

Note: The Fleck 2750 valve does not need a yoke.

If a bypass is desired, it should be devised by the installer using standard plumbing valves. Call for information.


Filter Media for the Filters Listed Above

Prices Include Shipping. Keep in mind that filter media is heavy if you are comparing prices. Media below are priced for shipment in UPS Boxes. If ordering in larger quantities, savings can be considerable if you buy in bags and take shipment by freight. Please call for details: (940) 382-3814.

Bituminous Coal Activated Carbon

Excellent general grade carbon with good flow properties.

Activated Carbon Part # Description Price
FM208 Bituminous Coal Activated Carbon: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $71.00 Add to Cart
FM108 Bituminous Coal Activated Carbon: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $98.00 Add to Cart
FM008 Bituminous Coal Activated Carbon: 1 Cubic Foot Box $125.00 Add to Cart

Coconut Shell Carbon

Better at general chlorine, chlorinated solvent, and VOC removal than standard carbon (above), but not as effective with heavier organics.

Coconut Shell Carbon Part # Description Price
FM205 Coconut Shell Carbon: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $79.00 Add to Cart
FM105 Coconut Shell Carbon: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $109.00 Add to Cart
FM005 Coconut Shell Carbon: 1 Cubic Foot Box $139.00 Add to Cart

Centaur Catalytic Carbon

A specially processed carbon designed for removal of iron, hydrogen sulfide. Outstanding for removal of chloramines and VOC as well as taste/odor improvement.

Centaur Catalytic Carbon Part # Description Price
FM203 Centaur Catalytic Carbon: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $107.00 Add to Cart
FM103 Centaur Catalytic Carbon: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $153.00 Add to Cart
FM003 Centaur Catalytic Carbon: 1 Cubic Foot Box $199.00 Add to Cart

Jacobi Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon

For removal of iron, hydrogen sulfide and chloramine. Coconut shell carbon is ideal for VOC removal.

Aquasorb-CX-MCA Part # Description Price
FM072 Jacobi Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon (Aquasorb-CX-MCA): 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $97.00 Add to Cart
FM071 Jacobi Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon(Aquasorb-CX-MCA): 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $136.00 Add to Cart
FM070 Jacobi Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon (Aquasorb-CX-MCA): 1 Cubic Foot Box $174.00 Add to Cart

Birm

Removes dissolved iron and manganese (subject to sufficient dissolved oxygen and pH above 6.8). No chemicals needed for regeneration. Go here for more details.

Birm Part # Description Price
FM201 Birm: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $72.00 Add to Cart
FM101 Birm: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $95.00 Add to Cart
FM001 Birm: 1 Cubic Foot Box $118.00 Add to Cart

Filter Ag

A very useful and efficient medium for the removal of suspended matter and particles. Can remove iron with proper oxidization.

Filter Ag Part # Description Price
FM207 Filter Ag: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $42.00 Add to Cart
FM107 Filter Ag: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $57.00 Add to Cart
FM007 Filter Ag: 1 Cubic Foot Box $72.00 Add to Cart

Calcite

A standard medium used to increase the pH of acidic water. Calcite dissolves as acidic water passes through and must be replaced as it dissolves. Unless it is used in an upflow filter (not sold on this page), it must be backwashed.

Calcite Part # Description Price
FM002 Calcite: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $73.00 Add to Cart

Corosex / FloMag

Like Calcite, Corosex (granular magnesium oxide — also marketed as FloMag) is used to raise the pH of acidic waters. It is normally used as a mixture with calcite. It supports higher flow rates and gives a greater increase in pH, but it tends to “cement” in hard water and when it is mixed at a ratio higher than 50% with calcite

Corosex / FloMag Part # Description Price
FM206 Corosex / FloMag: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $95.00 Add to Cart

Filox

Superb iron and hydrogen sulfide medium. Can be used independently or after any standard oxidizer. Chlorine tolerant, works well with aeration. Outlasts birm and greensand. Approximately 6 gpm of service flow per cubic foot of Filox. A dense medium. A 10" X 54" filter requires a backwash of about 10 gpm. Sold in 1/2 cubic foot boxes only. Go here for our series of Fleck 2510 filters with Filox.

Filox Part # Description Price
FM027 Filox: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $182.00 Add to Cart

Katalox Light

Katalox Light is a versitile medium for the treatment of iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide. It's lighter than Filox, and requires significantly less backwash. It can also provide sediment filtration down to 3 microns, and can reduce arsenic, zinc, copper, radium and uranium. NSF & WQA certified.

Katalox Light Part # Description Price
FM045 Katalox Light: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $118.00 Add to Cart

ChemSorb / Micro-Z

ChemSorb (granular zeolite — also marketed as Micro-Z) is an excellent sediment filtration medium that backwashes much more easily than multimedia (sand, anthracite, etc) sediment filters. Filters down to less than 5 microns.

Chemsorb / Micro-Z Part # Description Price
FM204 Chemsorb / Micro-Z: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $61.00 Add to Cart
FM104 Chemsorb / Micro-Z: 3/4 Cubic Foot Box $84.00 Add to Cart
FM004 Chemsorb / Micro-Z: 1 Cubic Foot Box $107.00 Add to Cart

Scalenet

Scale prevention medium. Eliminates scale problems without salt, electricity, or the upkeep hassle of water softeners. Sold per liter. Go here for more details and complete Scalenet systems.

Scalenet Part # Description Price
FM306 Scalenet: 1 Liter Bag $143.00 Add to Cart
FM307 Scalenet: 1/2 Liter Bag $71.50 Add to Cart

KDF-55

Widely used for reduction of free chlorine and heavy metals. Adds life to carbon filters, serves as a mild bacteriostatic agent to retard bacteria growth in filter beds, and acts to prevent scale buildup. Extremely heavy (170 lbs. per square foot) and difficult to backwash.

KDF-55 Part # Description Price
FM023 KDF-55, Per Pound $14.00 Add to Cart
FM024 KDF-55, Per 56 LB., 1/3 Cubic Foot Drum $525.00 Add to Cart

KDF-85

Widely used for reduction of iron and hydrogen sulfide. Extremely heavy and difficult to backwash in large beds.

KDF-85 Part # Description Price
FM029 KDF-85, Per Pound $18.00 Add to Cart
FM030 KDF-85, Per 57 LB., 1/3 Cubic Foot Drum $646.00 Add to Cart

Activated Alumina

14 X 28 mesh Activated Alumina. For removal of arsenic, fluoride, selenium, silica and humic acids. NSF 61 Certified drinking water grade.

Activated Alumina Part # Description Price
FM036 Activated Alumina: 1/2 Cubic Foot Box $140.00 Add to Cart
FM035 Activated Alumina: 1 Cubic Foot Box $280.00 Add to Cart

Gravel

Box of standard underbed gravel for backwashing filters. Specify filter tank size and we'll supply the correct amount. NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. SOLD WITH FILTER MEDIA ORDER ONLY.

Gravel Part # Description Price
FM009

Gravel: 1 Box

Not sold separately. Gravel is sold only in combination with another filter media order.

$30.00 Add to Cart

Links to Additional Backwashing Filter Information


Backwashing Filter Basics

General Media Guide
Properties of the most common filter media.

Backwash & Flow Characteristics of Filter Media

Simple 5600 Backwashing Filters
Our most popular backwashing filter in a convenient size that fits most residential situations.

Fleck 5600 Control Valves

Parts for 5600 Control Valves

Structural Mineral Tanks


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