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Pond Filter, Car Washing Filter, Garden Filter, Pool Filter — Works anywhere you use a garden hose.

If you need an outdoor water filter to make chlorine-free water for your petunia bed or your dog's water bowl, to reduce the hardness in the water you use to wash your car or rinse your patio, or to remove the chemicals and chlorine from the water that fills your outdoor fish pond, here's the easy and inexpensive way.

Our Garden Hose Filter Lineup

Our basic garden-hose filter uses standard-sized (2.5" x 9.75") filter cartridges and connects to standard 3/4" garden hose fittings. You'll need two hoses — one to provide an inlet and a second to deliver the water to its point of use. The adapters are included as well as a mounting bracket in case you'd like to hang the filter on a wall or the side of a garden cart.

Garden Hose Filttings Detail
Detail of garden hose fittings.

Suggested Applications

What the filter does depends on the cartridge you put in it. Here are some typical uses:

Car washing & spot free rinsing. You'll get an improved car wash if hardness is a problem, but we recommend that you read our discussion of the illusive “spot-free car wash” as well as our capacity chart for softening cartridges. (For greater softening capacity, see our Garden Hose Water Softener.)

Sediment filtration for removal of sand and silt and for cleaner, clearer water in general.

Chlorine, chloramine and all-around chemical reduction for plants & animals. To water your garden, fill your dog's bowl, or add water to your fish pond.

Remove iron from water for hot tubs and small pools. (Iron reduction is tricky and cartridge capacity is limited. We recommend that you read more about iron reduction or call for advice before purchasing.)

Raise the pH of acidic water.

White Garden Hose Filter

Garden Hose Filter

An excellent and versatile filter for indoor/outdoor applications. Garden hose filters use any standard 9.75" x 2.5" size filter cartridge, allowing for a range of configurations for different filtration jobs. Carbon and catalytic carbon cartridges can be used for chlorine & chloramine removal for gardening and drinking water. Softening cartridges can be used to condition hard water for car washing and detailing. Sediment filters can be used as all-purpose dirt/sand pre-treatment for water-powered appliances and tools.

Each unit inludes the following:

  • Lead-free Brass Garden Hose Adapters (Installed)
  • Mounting Bracket with screws
  • A Filter Wrench

A filter cartridge is not included. It must be ordered separately. See suggested cartridge list below.

Part # gh101

Double Garden Hose Filter

Double Garden Hose Filter

Double filters have twice the filtration capacity and the advantage of multi-purpose use. For example, placing a sediment cartridge in the first canister will protect the more expensive carbon block cartridge in the second canister from premature blockage from sediment. Double filters are especially valuable if you're removing chloramine, which requires longer contact time for removal. Two softening cartridges last twice as long as one.

Each unit inludes the following:

  • Lead Free Brass Garden Hose Adapters (Installed)
  • Mounting Bracket with Screws
  • A Filter Wrench

A filter cartridge is not included. It must be ordered separately. See suggested cartridge list below.

Suggested Filter Cartridges

The garden hose filters on this page all use standard sized 2.5" x 9.75" filter cartridges. You can buy replacements from us (certainly the best plan) or (perish the thought) from almost anyone else who sells water filters.

The following cartridges will fit all of our standard sized Garden Hose Units. Additional cartridge choices for these units can be found on our 2.5" x 9.75" cartridge catalog.

Volume discounts of 10% for two and 15% for three or more apply to filter cartridges.

Part # fc001

Amazing 30,000 gallon chlorine capacity (at 1 gpm flow rate) and great chemical removal properties. Our most popular cartridge. (Formerly MatriKX +1.)

A tight nominal 1 micron block, the CTO Plus is the standard cartridge for our Model 77 countertop filter and all our Black and White under-sink filters. It's the final filter in our best reverse osmosis units. As its name indicates, it is a “Chlorine/Taste/Odor” filter, Plus a top performing chemical remover. NSF/ANSI Standard 42 certified for material safety.

Part # fc024

A water softening cartridge filled with standard cation softener resin. Frequently used for car washing and window cleaning. Works best at low flow rates.

Softening cartridges can be regenerated & reused by soaking them overnight in a salt solution.

(Please see our Softener Cartridge Capacity Chart and our Spot Free Wash information pages.)

Part # fc018

A calcite cartridge designed to raise pH and TDS of low pH / low mineral water.

Calcite raises pH to around a neutral 7.0. It is not to be confused with systems designed to produce unnaturally high or "alkaline" water. This cartridge should be followed by a carbon filter for best results, and flow rates should be limited to one gpm or less.

Part # fc108

A popular depth filter for normal sediment applications.

Depth filters are best when a variety of particle sizes are being filtered. Compared with pleated filters, they have a limited surface area, but the advantage of depth.

Part # fc027

A Pentek carbon block for chlorine, chloramine, and chemical reduction. Manufacturer rated for 2,500 gallons chloramine reduction at 0.5 gpm.

Much greater range in chlorine reduction and taste/odor improvement. More information


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