Garden Hose Iron Filters


We have several small filter cartridges that remove iron, but for most large applications, we don't recommend them.

If you're filling a full-sized swimming pool with well water that contains iron, a small garden hose filter is not a reasonable alternative.

If you were treating the same water for a home with an iron filter, a common filter size would be 10" to 12" in diameter and almost 6 feet tall. Even with this size advantage, the filter would need to "backwash" to clean itself of the iron it had removed virtually every day. It isn't reasonable to expect at tiny 2.5" X 9.75" filter cartridge, with no way to clean itself of stored iron, to treat more than a few gallons of water.

A garden hose filter with a Birm or Filox cartridge might work out for you if you're filling a relatively small hot tub and you're willing to change the cartridge frequently, but for a 10,000 gallon swimming pool you'll need the help of a pool or water treatment professional.


Standard Size Garden Hose Filter

Best cartridges for iron reduction in standard size garden hose filters: Products FC029 and FC017 from our 2.5" x 9.75" Cartridge List.

Part # Description Price
GH101

Standard Size Garden Hose Filter (for 2.5" x 9.75" Cartridges)

Includes garden hose adaptors (installed), mounting bracket, screws and filter wrench. Does not include filter cartridge.

$37.00 Add to Cart
FC029

Filox Cartridge

A 2.5" x 9.75" granular Filox cartridge for iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide removal.

$32.00 Add to Cart
FC017

Birm Cartridge

A 2.5" x 9.75" granular cartridge for iron reduction.

$19.00 Add to Cart

Large Size Garden Hose Filter

If you're really serious about removing iron from a large amount of water with a garden hose and you're willing to spend some money on it, consider the largest size garden hose filter (GH400) with Pentek's 4.5" X 20" iron removal cartridge (FC410).

Part # Description Price
GH400

Large Garden Hose Filter (for 4.5" x 20" Cartridges)

Includes garden hose adaptors (installed), mounting bracket, screws and filter wrench. Does not include filter cartridge.

$118.00 Add to Cart
FC410

Pentek Iron Reduction Cartridge

A 4.5" X 20" iron oxide cartridge for the reduction of iron.

$99.00 Add to Cart

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