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 chosen medium, and sometimes the pretreatment, the filter may remove chlorine from city water, sediment particles from dirty well water, smelly hydrogen sulfide gas, iron, or other objectionable elements.
When the filter medium becomes saturated with the substance it is treating, a specially designed control valve reverses the flow of water and “backwashes” the filter medium to renew it. A more complete discussion of how backwashing filters work.
All filters on this page are complete. They include the filter valve specified, a steel bypass valve, a polyglass mineral tank, and a basket distributor with riser tube. Everything you need aside from filter media.
A complete filter consists of the basic backwashing filter, and the filter media (the stuff that goes in the filter and performs the magic). You'll need an item from both categories for a complete filter.
Prices listed below do not include filter media. Prices do include steel bypass, funnel and drain tubing, as well as shipping to Continental U.S.
Note: The Fleck 2750 valve does not include a bypass. If a bypass is desired, it should be devised by the installer using standard plumbing valves. Call for information.
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: (888) 382-3814.
For increasing 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, it must be backwashed.
General Media Guide
Properties of the most common filter media.
5600 Backwashing Filters
Our most popular backwashing filter in a convenient size that fits most residential situations.
(whole house & well units)