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.

Add more performance to your system:

Premium Rhino Whole House Water Filter (no install) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 477.
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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 20” 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 Outstanding Swiss Water Quality I installed a Rhino Whole House Water Filter with UV in our 2nd home in the Philippines where the water quality is poor and tap water is not suitable for drinking. Until the Rhino installation was finished we bought filtered water from a local water filling station, common in the Philippines for supplying drinking water. After drinking just one glass of water from the Rhino system I could taste the difference compared to the filtered water from the local drinking water filling station. The water from the Rhino system is water quality you can taste and is as good if not better than the quality of water we have in our home in Switzerland.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy with our Filtration System I can feel the difference in the water when I shower. We used to have a sink top filter in the kitchen and a shower filter now we have the whole house with water oftener and UV filter. I love that I can fill up a glass in the bathroom and drink the water. I also love the fact that the ice maker now makes ice from filtered water. My pool is also filled with filtered water which will reduce scale and I can swim without worry.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely outstanding Chlorine was the main reason I bought this and from day one- no smell and no red rash on skin and no burning eyes in the shower. We have a two story home with eight people and water pressure stayed the same! Was not expecting that.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It has been several months since we installed our house water filter. My skin isn't as dry as much. I use to use lotion all the time. I rarely do these days. I'm so thrilled to have peace of mind. We did manage to buy this on sale. Courtney was great. We hired a plumber and he installed it in about 4 hours. He did a great job.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed. Installation was great. I upped for the pro kit, but since it was installed in the garage and it's in the San Francisco Bay Area, I still chose copper. The client is excited that her whole house is filtered water!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticable difference and fairly easy install My first shower after installing the whole house and simply soft filters was noticeable. No chlorine smell and a nicer feel with our city water coming from Lake Michigan. As far as the install, hopefully my experience can help people. I asked 4 professional plumbers to quote because the quotes were coming in quite a bit higher than I anticipated. The quotes ranged from $1600 to $800, with the high end quoting 8 hours to install! I thought this was way too much with how easy the install appeared. I bought the pro install kit and with a little research, I had the system installed and leak free in about 2.5 hours. The one plumber said he doesn't work with PEX tubing and would need to invest $30,000 for the PEX tooling. I used the PEX clamp rings (supposedly these are the 2nd generation over the PEX crimp) and bought a PEX clamp tool at our local big box home improvement store for $40. This tool and the clamp rings were crazy easy to use. I also used some push on fittings, which I never knew existed. They are literally as easy as pushing the fitting onto the PEX tube and it is done. If you need to remove the fitting (for re-sizing the length of tube like I did), they sell a $2 plastic key that releases the fitting, and you just reuse the fitting. Total install for the tool and all fittings was approx $150. FYI, the pro-install kit fittings are for PEX (Shark Bite) and not copper, and wish they would tell you that when you order the kit. This was so much easier than working with copper. The install was easier than what I thought and plan on calling two of the plumbers back and tell them I did it myself in 2.5 hours with a $40 tool!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Instant change in my water quality. There is absolutely no more chemical taste in the water. My skin feels noticeably less dress then before. It feels good to have a unit like this in place and have the peace of mind that I am giving my children good clean water.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeding expectations so far. We have only had our system a few weeks, but are very pleased with the results so far. The convenience of having drinking water throughout the house is wonderful. We have not experienced any deterioration in water pressure and the water clarity and taste is better than that that came through the refrigerator filtration before installation. The installation was very smooth and as advertised. I could add a picture but it looks exactly like the one on the website. Looking forward to many years of great clean water with our Aquasana- premium Rhino whole house water filter.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water taste very good. Price and product is very good.Water taste very good.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this. We knew we wanted a whole house filter, but it took a minute for us to save up and bite the bullet. So happy we did- worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-04-02
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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 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.

  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

I want to buy wholehouse's water tank model EQ-400C .Are you carrying this product? And how much?

Asked by: Dean
We do still offer the whole home chloramines system. Please contact our sales team at 866.662.6885 to place the order, and with any pricing inquiries. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Does the 1,000,000 rhino system remove flouride?

Asked by: Thirsty in TN
We do not currently offer a product for whole home fluoride reduction. Fluoride reduction requires Reverse Osmosis filtration, and RO filtration produces at the very least- 3 gallons of waste water for every 1 gallon of filtered water. Because of this waste water, we do not feel that it is worth the waste, or the cost to develop and sell a product that would essentially triple your water bill. We do have an under counter RO system so that you can filter fluoride from your drinking water. Our OptimH20 removes 95% of fluoride plus 87 additional contaminants including lead, mercury, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, and more. Feel free to check out our RO system here: https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

how new is the salt free systems ? do they work has good as the salt systems? thanks William

Asked by: William
We have been using the NAC SimplySoft technology for over 7 years. Unlike salt-based softeners that replace minerals like calcium with salt, SimplySoft instead uses 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. If the calcium levels in your water are high enough, harmless calcium spots can still occur on areas where water is left sitting and can evaporate, leaving hard mineral deposits behind on surfaces like glassware, countertops, pots, pans, chrome faucets or stainless steel. SimplySoft is designed to protect the internal pipes and plumbing in your home from harmful scale buildup. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Do you ship to Japan? If so, would all the units you sell be compatible with the pipe sizes here? How can I measure them to make sure?

Asked by: Luckylinlin
Good Afternoon, thank you for your interest in Aquasana! Unfortunately we are unable to offer shipping to Japan at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that we are working to expand our international shipping capabilities, and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Is it necessary to install in a direct horizontal line, or can the system (specifically referencing the EQ-1000 Rhino+Softener Pro) be installed in a somewhat &quot;U&quot; shape to conserve horizontal space if vertical space is not a limitation?

Asked by: KMcB
Good Afternoon, Please contact our support team at 866.662.6885. We have seen some pretty creative and space saving configurations throughout the years, and we may be able to send over some pictures for ideas on how to save space. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Hello, The 1000k-gallon Rhino says a 0.35 submicron post filter is an option. Will this filter out micro-plastics that are greater than 0.35 micron width? Also will this filter out asbestos greater than 0.35micron? Thanks Bing

Asked by: Bing
Aquasana whole home post filters are capable or reducing contaminants down to .35 microns. However, while our filters remove many of the known contaminants that make up various microplastics, our systems have not been certified specifically for the term &ldquo;microplastics&quot; or asbestos, so we can not guarantee a percentage. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

On average, how often would a family of 4 on a well need to change the filters?

Asked by: Pegery
The pre filter on our systems needs to be changed every 1-3 months. You can check it every few weeks to determine when it needs to be changed, and after the first few changes you should have a good idea of what works for your family and your well. The post filter should be changed every 6 months, and the UV bulb on our well system needs to be changed once a year. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Looking for a facility to see the Aquasana EQ1000 UV. What is the cost for this product?

Asked by: C Peterson
Hello! We do not currently have any retail locations. Please contact our sales team at 866.662.6885 with any pricing inquiries. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15
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