1,000,000 Gallon Rhino Whole House Filter System

Long-lasting, high-performance water filtration for great-tasting, healthy water throughout your entire home for up to 1 million gallons or 10 years.

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Premium Rhino Whole House Water Filter (no install) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 218.
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Whole Health

Breathe Easy

with cleaner, healthier air. Chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) can evaporate in shower steam, contaminating the air you breathe.

Tested and proven to remove
97% of Chlorine

Instantly improve your indoor air quality by filtering the water throughout your home.

Whole Health

Ultra Delicious

Get clean, great-tasting water from every tap in your home by removing 97% of chlorine in regular tap water. Also reduces other harmful contaminants including:

  • Heavy metals like lead and mercury
  • Organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • Industrial solvents and more

Whole Health

Better Water Better Cooking

Top chefs know that using filtered water produces stronger flavors, quicker cooking times and all-around optimal results in the kitchen.

Whole Health

Healthier Skin and Hair

Reduce your body's exposure to harsh chlorine and synthetic chemicals that can cause damage and excessive drying.

Bathe yourself in Aquasana filtered water for noticeably healthier, more moisturized skin and hair.

Pure Performance

Smarter Design

Intelligently engineered to maximize potent filtration media for ultimate performance.

The Aquasana Rhino's unique upflow, dual tank design increases water contact time with contaminant grabbing media and prevents clogging or media channeling.

System tested and proven to remove 97% of chlorine for 1,000,000 gallons or 10 years.

Please see our Performance Data Sheet for complete test results.

Pure Performance

Innovative Technology

SCM salt-free softening technology naturally and safely reduces scale buildup on internal pipes and plumbing without the use of harsh salt or chemicals. Learn more about SCM technology » Compare the benefits of SimplySoft vs. Traditional Softeners »

Scale and corrosion without SCM protection can build up in your plumbing and appliances.

Protect your home and appliances with an Aquasana SimplySoft whole home solution.

Innovative Salt-Free Softening Technology

Scale Control Media uses water flow to naturally alter the structure of hard mineral ions into a crystal structure that prevents the minerals from binding and forming scale buildup. SCM salt-free softening is proven to reduce scale on internal pipes and plumbing. Unlike salt based softeners, Aquasana SimplySoft will not demineralize your water, harm your pipes with harsh salt, or put excessive amounts of sodium waste into our communal water supply.

Rhino Softening Technology

Pure Performance

Optional
UV Sterilight Filtration

Worried about boil warnings because bacteria and chlorine resistant cysts are making your water non-potable? Get total home protection to safeguard against bacteria and viruses that may be present in your water.

Powerful UV filtration kills 99.99% of viruses, bacteria like E. coli, and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.

Pure Performance

Optional
Pro Grade Install Kit

Upgraded components to make your system professional grade.

Brass fittings Easier to install and maintain over time.

Sub-micron post-filter Provides added protection from organic particles and microscopic cysts.

20” Pre-filter Lasts 2x longer than the standard 10” pre-filter

bend supports & shut-off valves for a bypass loop for easier filter changes *PEX tubing not included

Base install kit for EQ-1000 includes: plastic fittings and a 10” pre-filter. Does not include brass fittings, sub-micron post-filter or bend supports and shut-off valves for by-pass loop.

How It Works

Superior
Filtration

Our one million gallon whole house water filter system is comprised of carefully sequenced stages, each with its own unique formula of high-potency, contaminant-grabbing media and filtration.

Easy to install, replace & maintain.

Does not require backflushing or drainage lines.

* Optional

Sediment Pre-filter

catches rust, sediment and silt.

Salt-free Softener*

prevents minerals from binding and forming scale build-up.

Copper-Zinc & Mineral Stone

reduces chlorine, water soluble heavy metals, and scale and inhibits bacteria and algae growth.

Activated Carbon Filter

reduces herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds that may be present.

Sub-micron post-filter*

reduces any remaining sediment and organic particles down to 0.35 microns.

UV
filter*

further protects against bacteria and viruses that could be present in your water.

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Product Information

Specifications Base Unit SimplySoft UV
Length: Please see chart on right
Height: 46" 46" 15"
Diameter: 9" 9" 4"
Flow Rate (GPM): 7.0 7.0 7.0
Capacity (years): 10 6 1
Capacity (gallons) 1,000,000
10" Pre-filter lasts 1—3 months, 20" Pre-filter lasts 2—3 months
Rhino 27 inches wide
Pro Rhino 44 inches wide
Rhino + Softener 37 inches wide
Pro Rhino + Softener 54 inches wide
Rhino + UV 49 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV 59 inches wide
Rhino + UV + Softener 59 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV + Softener 69 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get installation quote first! Just had the Rhino whole house system installed yesterday. I can immediately taste and smell the difference! My tap water has such a strong chlorine smell & it's gone. I may have the water tested to verify other toxins-metals are being eliminated. So far, we're very pleased; however, it cost way more to properly install that I anticipated. The plumber recommended adding a system bypass. If the Rhino breaks-leaks, we'd have no water. This lets me bypass the system if that happens and I can also use the bypass for my sprinklers. It was worth doing it right, but heads up that I paid more to install than I did for the system!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded and love it. I purchased the Pro Rhino whole house system as a upgrade from the AQ 5300 under counter drinking water system . I have COPD and the whole house system definitely helps my coughing attacks after a shower. It is also very convenient to have quality water from any faucet in the house Aquasana provides and recommends PEX piping. I am old school and installed my system with 1-2 and 3-4 coppper and soldered all joints where possible. I also installed a 3-4 union on the inlet of the pre filter and the outlet of the post filter for future removal of any of the system parts if need be. The plastic fittings on all of the filters are very hard to tighten to stop any leaks but can be accomplished with care. Attached are two pictures showing the installed system and a drawing of the system
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would consider this product again The system was recommended to us to clean our city water to a healthy quality. Now we feel confident we can drink this water, fill the dogs water bowl with it, shower with it and fill a pot of water w-o the nasty taste. Hoping it will have a softening affect on our very dry skin and laundry quality over time. The unit came with 2 minor broken plastic parts. They were replaced immediately. Easy to deal w the company. Was worried would compromise water pressure. Not sure, thinking still ok. Not looking forward to changing filters. Aquasana did offer us free filters for the first year. Only had for a few weeks now and everything seems like it is doing its intended job.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the water now, crisp and clean. We chose Aquasana Whole House filter system after much research, glad we did it. Water quality is very good. We used a water test kit after the system was in for a month to satisfy our curiosity, the results were also very good. We recently had friends over that insist on drinking only bottled water at their house. We did a blind taste test with bottled water and Aquasana filtered water, they both chose the Aquasana water over the bottled water. You may have a new customer soon.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every property we purchase we intend installing this unit We use this primarily for drinking, cooking and showering. Our water is hard and treated water in Perth Australia so the removal of chlorine is amazing as our water is very chlorinated. The results are so good that there is no comparison between bottled water and our filtered tap water that we now get to cook, shower and bath in. The only negative the whole house is done so watering the garden and flushing the toilet which I feel are not quite that necessary to do with prime filtered water.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems good so far We got this because we have a lead service line from the city in the house we just moved into, so we are hoping to remove as much lead from our water as possible, since we have a 2 year old in the house. The taste is nice so far, but I am awaiting results from the city lab in terms of lead removal. The installation was slightly costly as the plumber we hired said that many of the fittings that came with the Rhino were not up to NYC code, so he had to supply his own.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Install straight forward with challenges Eliminate mix of Pex and Shark Tooth fittings and replace with flex hose and copper couplings. It was less costly to replace the fittings than to purchase the tools necessary to install using the provided fittings.||The install is straight forward; however, if I had known that a licensed plumbing contractor was required to install for the warranty to be valid I would have opted for the Pelican.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water tastes great We are very pleased with our whole house Aquasana System which filters our city water of strong chemicals, softens the water, and kills any bacteria with UV light. We experienced immediate improvement in skin and hair, all smoother, to the point of being silky soft. Washing clothes is a new and happy experience: less detergent and none of the rinse agents needed that were previously required to get the soap out. Dishes from the dishwasher come out sparkling.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this everyday and any day I'm on city water and most people don't think that they have to worry about it. But I'm here to tell you don't be fool. I was tired of getting getting the notified late when we would have drank the water already so I purchased a whole system. Amy Tice help me to choose the right system.. if you need help contact her and she will square you away.I'm very happy with it and don't have to worry anymore. The only set back is getting it professionally installed.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works Well - Awful Installation Seems to work fine, but installation was incredibly difficult, time consuming and expensive.||The provide plastic coupling components and valves are of very poor quality. Drip leaks absolutely could not be eliminated using them. Ended up buying copper piping and brass connectors with quarter-turn valves.||Aquasana sales rep said installation could be done myself, but the install manual quite plain
Date published: 2014-10-23
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Aquasana FAQs

  1. What is the difference between city water and well water?

    City water is pre-treated to make sure it is free of bacteria, viruses and common contamination sources. City water is regulated so that the contaminants regulated by the EPA fall within or below EPA guidelines. Well water is untreated water from an underground aquifer that is pumped into a house. Well water may contain higher than average levels of iron or sulfur, or other contaminants.

  2. Why are whole house water filters considered point of entry systems?

    The filtration system is installed at the point where the main water supply enters the home, delivering filtered water to all subsequent outlets.

  3. What is hard water?

    Hard water contains a higher than average amount of dissolved minerals (primarily calcium and magnesium), and a higher concentration of multivalent cations (Ca2+ and Mg2+). Hard water is mostly a nuisance as these dissolved minerals can clump together to produce scale, which can harm your internal pipes, plumbing, and home appliances.

  4. Does having hard water mean it is contaminated?

    No, hard water is more of a nuisance than a health issue, and is not considered contaminated. Most water sources in the USA are considered hard. Is hard water safe to drink? Yes, hard water is healthy enough to drink.

  5. What is soft water?

    The most recognizable trait of "soft" water is how much more soap lathers, as opposed to hard water, in which soap lathers less due to the higher concentration of minerals. Water softeners reduce the negative effects of dissolved minerals in water that can clump together and produce scale buildup.

  6. Does having soft water mean it is clean water?

    Soft water does not mean clean water. Your water can be soft and still have contaminants present in the water. Is it safe to drink? Yes, soft water is considered potable as long as the water has not passed through a sodium-based water softener. Drinking water from a sodium-based softener increased your daily intake of sodium, which can lead to health problems in sodium-sensitive individuals.

  7. What is a salt-based water softener?

    A salt-based water softener is a system designed to remove/reduce calcium and magnesium from the water by exchanging it with sodium. This is done through an ion exchange resin that alters the molecular structure of the calcium and magnesium from a divalent ion to a univalent ion, making the water "softer." Do softeners reduce chemical contamination? Softeners do not remove chemical contamination themselves, but softeners sometimes have a carbon filter working in conjunction with the softener to treat contamination.

  8. What type of filtration media do you use in the top tank of the EQ-600 and EQ-1000?

    The top tank contains a KDF-55 medium (A mixture of 55% copper and 45% zinc mineral alloy) for the reduction of chlorine and certain heavy metals, as well as a crushed mineral filter stone to enhance the water's pH and control scale on internal plumbing. Both media are bacteriostatic, which means they prohibit bacteria and algae from growing or developing within the system.

  9. What type of filtration media do you use in the top tank of the EQ-WELL-UV?

    The EQ-WELL-UV top tank contains a KDF-85 medium (A mixture of 85% copper and 15% zinc mineral alloy) for the reduction of chlorine, hydrogen sulfide and heavy metals like iron, as well as a crushed mineral filter stone to enhance the water's pH and control scale on internal plumbing. Both media are bacteriostatic, which means they prohibit bacteria and algae from growing or developing within the system.

  10. What is KDF?

    KDF stands for kinetic degradation fluxion, which is a redox filtration medium. KDF uses a unique combination of copper and zinc that creates an electrochemical reaction. During this reaction, electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new, harmless molecules and compounds. Free chlorine, for instance, is changed into benign, water-soluble chloride, which is then carried harmlessly through the water supply. Similarly, some heavy metals* such as copper*, lead*, mercury* and others, cling to the medium's surface, thus being effectively removed from the water supply.

  11. What type of media is used in the bottom tank of the EQ-600 and EQ-1000?

    The bottom tank contains a carbonized coconut shell medium that reduces synthetic chemicals and VOCs.

  12. What type of media is used in the bottom tank of the EQ-WELL-UV?

    The EQ-WELL-UV bottom tank contains a carbonized coconut shell & catalytic medium that reduces synthetic chemicals, hydrogen sulfide gasses and VOCs.

  13. What percentage of chlorine do Aquasana Whole Home Systems remove and for how long?

    The EQ-600 is certified by NSF International to reduce >97% of chlorine for 600,000 gallons or 6 years. The EQ-1000 is also tested to reduce chlorine by >97% for 1,000,000 or 10 years, and the EQ-WELL-UV reduces >97% of chlorine for 500,000 gallons depending on water quality.

  14. Do any of your whole house filters remove calcium?

    Our whole house filters do not remove calcium. To reduce calcium or other hard mineral buildup, we offer whole house filter + salt-free softener combo systems.

  15. What is the flow rate of aquasana whole house filter systems?

    All Aquasana Whole House Systems perform at 7 gallons per minute (gpm).

  16. Will I experience a drop in water pressure after installing the whole house filter?

    As long as your home is less than 3500 sq. ft. and you have 3-1/2 bathrooms or fewer, you should not experience any noticeable drops in pressure. If you have a larger home, we can build a custom system to deal with the typical water capacity of your home.

  17. What is chloramine, and do your whole house filters remove it?

    Chloramine is a disinfection agent comprised of chlorine + ammonia used as an alternative to chlorine in some city water treatment facilities. They use chloramines for two big reasons: (1) chloramine is less reactive, so it does not create as many disinfection by-products as chlorine, and (2) chloramine is more persistent, and remains in the treated water through the distribution network all the way to the taps in the homes the treatment facility serves. For customers with chloramine in their water, we offer the EQ-400. The EQ-400 features upgraded catalytic activated carbon media , which has a higher surface point and is able to handle the aggressiveness of the chloramine for a longer period of time than the standard coconut shell carbon used in the standard whole house systems. The EQ-400 is available for purchase by calling the Aquasana Water Specialists at 866-662-6885.

  18. Do the whole house systems remove bacteria or viruses?

    Our EQ-WELL-UV Well Water Whole House Filter comes standard with the Aquasana Sterilight UV Filter specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses. For our city water whole house systems (EQ-600 and EQ-1000) that do not come standard with the UV filter, we offer the Sterilight UV Filter as an add-on item that easily attaches to any of our whole house filter systems.

  19. Do I need a licensed plumber to install the whole house filter?

    Yes, Aquasana recommends you have a licensed plumber install the system for you, to ensure that the system is installed properly. Since most licensed plumbers carry insurance to cover any damages caused by an installation error, having a licensed plumber install the system for you will give you the security that the work was done properly and that the installation is backed up by the plumbing company's insurance plan. Not having the system installed by a licensed plumber will void the warranty of all our whole house filter systems.

  20. Is UV effective against protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia?

    Yes, as a result of recent findings by academic researchers, it has now been proven that UV is the best available technology to treat these protozoan cysts. In addition, the dose levels required to inactivate these cysts are actually quite low: less than 10 mJ/cm2 for 99.9% reduction of both Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia.

  21. Why do I need to disinfect my water supply?

    Disinfection is recommended for all water supplies that are not protected by a municipal water source. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties that exist with our current water supplies, we can no longer rely on the fact that our water supplies "may be safe". By providing your own disinfection, you are taking the responsibility of ensuring the safety of your water supply for you and your family.

  22. Does UV remove E. coli?

    Yes, E. coli requires a UV dose of between 6 to 10 mJ/cm2 to achieve a 4-log (99.99%) disinfection. This is well within the capabilities of our UV systems which actually deliver a minimum of 30 mJ/cm2.

  23. Is UV 100% effective?

    UV disinfection typically offers a 4-log reduction (99.99%) for both bacteria and most viruses. UV is more effective than chemical disinfection processes at destroying a wide range of viruses.

  24. Do I need to disinfect my municipal water supply?

    Our municipalities work very hard to provide safe, disinfected water for their customers. This is quite evident when you consider the difficulties involved in providing safe drinking water through a vast distribution network. If you use water that comes from a municipal water supply and wish to provide your family with added "peace of mind", then we believe a UV system acts as an inexpensive insurance policy against the possibility of drinking bacteriologically contaminated water.

  25. How much does it cost to operate UV systems?

    UV systems are extremely economical to operate. A typical 10 gpm whole house UV system operates on the same power requirements as a 40 watt light bulb!

  26. Will UV change the taste of my water?

    No, UV is a physical disinfection process. It does not change the taste or odor of the water. It simply provides safe, reliable disinfection and adds nothing to the water.

  27. Should I shut my UV system off when I am not using it?

    No, the UV system should be left on whether you are using the water or not. The lamps age regardless of the amount of water drawn through the system. By leaving the unit on, you will eliminate the potential problem of having contamination pass through the system while the unit is off. However, if water is drained from your disinfection system (e.g. winterizing), your UV system must be switched off.

  28. What are the annual maintenance requirements?

    UV lamps have a useful life of approximately 9000 hours which means that the lamps require annual replacement. The UV light may offer illumination beyond 1 year, however there will not be enough UV energy to provide adequate disinfection. Proper maintenance of any pre-treatment is also required. The sleeve should be cleaned at least once a year.

  29. Do I need to consider the quality of my water prior to the UV?

    Yes, our UV filter is designed for water that has already been filtered through a home filtration system and not as a standalone unit. For UV to be effective, it is recommended that the influent water contain the following:
    • Iron < 0.3 ppm (0.3 mg/L) • Manganese < 0.05 ppm (0.05 mg/L) • Hardness < 7gpg
    • Tannins < 0.1 ppm (0.1 mg/L) • Turbidity < 1NTU • UV transmittance > 75%

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User Q & A

What city water pressure is required to operate correctly?

Asked by: Jeff
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! Our whole home systems have an operating pressure between 20-100 PSI Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-09-15

How do you recycle the used filters? are they considered hazardous waste? does Aquasana offer a recycling program?

Asked by: mahoneygardens
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! The tank, and the media inside are not considered hazardous material. We have designed this system to minimize the environmental impact of our replacement elements - biodegradable carbon. Our company will recycle the filters for you, but we do not cover the shipping cost to return the filters back to us. In reality, the environmental impact of shipping the filters back to us outweighs the good of recycling. Most cities allow you to place the tank on the curb for bulk pickup. If your area does not have bulk pickup, you should be able to drop it off at your local waste facility. The carbon degrades quickly, it is a positive component in a landfill. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-09-15

will this system restrict the flow of water that I have now to the shower / tub ect.&nbsp;

Asked by: Dale
We just installed ours about two weeks ago, and we have noticed no difference in flow.&nbsp;
Answered by: RaineyDay
Date published: 2017-09-11

I have well water,does the 10 year filter/softner/UV pro kit good for entire house or do you have anything different for well water?

Asked by: Neel
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! Since well water typically had higher levels of metals, and minerals, we have specifically designed a whole home system for our customers who have well water. Please see our 500,000 gallon well water rhino- http://www.aquasana.com/whole-house-water-filters/500k-gallon-well-water. I would also suggest contacting our whole home specialists at 866.662.6885. They ask you a series of questions and help customize a system to your needs. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-08-18

Is there any wasted water with this system for filtering and softening?

Asked by: Heart Mom
Hello! None of our Whole Home systems require back flushing, or produce any waste water. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-08-31

Hello, can you please tell me how effective your system is at removing lead?

Asked by: Dena
Hi Dena! Our whole home systems are only certified to reduce chlorine, since NSF is limited in the testing they offer for Whole Home systems. We do know that the media used can reduce lead, volatile organic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds. We add a pre-filter to help reduce reduces rust, sediment and silt and a .35 micron post filter to remove particulates 60 times smaller than the eye can see. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-09-09

ARE THESE FILTERS NOT USED WITH WATER SOFTENERS OR ARE THEY IN ADDITION TO WATER SOFTENERS TO GET THE CLEANEST WATER POSSIBLE?

Asked by: ANTHONY
Hi Anthony, Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! This is a water filtration system, that will have no affect on the hardness of your water. We do have a salt free descaler system available on our website that is designed to use the flow of your water to alter the charge of hard minerals so they do not bind to one another to create scale. Because SimplySoft alters the charge of hard minerals to inhibit scale formation and does not replace them with salt or chemicals, hard minerals remain in your water and will pass safely through your pipes and down the drain. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-09-09

how do I choose a size?

Asked by: allenr
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! Just give our whole home specialists a call at 866.662.6885. They will ask you a series of questions regarding your home, family water usage, and water quality, and they will help customize a system to fit your needs. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-08-24
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