500,000 Gallon
Well Water Rhino Whole House Filter System

Long-lasting, high-performance water filtration for great-tasting, healthy water throughout your entire home.

Add more performance to your system:

Rhino Whole House Well Water Filter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 134.
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Whole Health

Whole House Protection

Designed specifically for well water contamination to protect from bacteria, viruses and other contaminants commonly found in private well water.

Includes a carbon media upgrade, larger 20" pre-filter, sub-micron post-filter and our Sterilight Ultraviolet Filter.

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

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

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 500,000 gallons or 5 years.

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.

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

Base install kit for EQ-Well-UV includes: plastic fittings, a 20” pre-filter, a sub-micron post-filter and a UV filter. Does not include brass fittings or bend supports and shut-off valves for by-pass loop.

How It Works

Superior
Filtration

Our well water whole house 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: 57" 57" 15"
Diameter: 10.5" 10.5" 4"
Flow Rate (GPM): 7.0 7.0 7.0
Capacity (years): 5 6 1
Capacity (gallons) 500,000
20" Pre-filter lasts 2—3 months
Well Rhino 49 inches wide
Pro Well Rhino 59 inches wide
Well Rhino + Softener 59 inches wide
Pro Well Rhino + Softener 69 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleaner water; no smell! Well, I can't see sediment floating in my water anymore and my hot water doesn't stink like rotten eggs. The only issue I have is with water spots on my silverware. However, I filled it with finish and seems to be better. The silverware is cheap anyway. Biggest perk--I got the softener too and now I don't have to lug the 40-lb. bags of salt down my stairs!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as effective as we hoped The system has been great at filtering out sand and sulfur. We also have the water softener as part of the system but we are still having significant hard water and it has not been as effective as we hoped. That has been the most disappointing part since all of our dishes have significant hard water stains and our dishwasher as well. Our other complaint is that we cannot see through the sand filter to determine if it needs to be replaced. The encasing should be a clear plastic so that you can know when to replace the pre and post filters.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great system The Rhino whole house is performing exactly as I'd hoped upon initial install. Our well water was primarily having a ferrous iron issue so I added an oxidizing (air) system in front of the Rhino system so the catalyst bed in the salt-free softener wouldn't be prematurely depleted by the iron content. Hoping for a very long life on this system because the output water quality is fantastic. We are drinking our house water now (and it is great tasting water) & not having to clean red or white scum off the bathtub after every use. This was really an ideal system for our application. I did the install myself, and am a bit nervous about warranty coverage as I'm not a licensed plumber but am a savvy DIY'er as well as a chemical engineer, so this was well within my capability. Pressure drop across this system is not as bad as I thought it would be - I did bump my well shutoff up to about 65 psi and by doing so was able to maintain household pressures up where the wife can't tell the difference. Overall loving the system & put it in using PEX crimp fittings in about 4 hours including the flushes.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied Installation was a little bit more complicated than I expected (I had to have 2 plumbers to come as the first one would not do the job) but the second one did a good job in less than 4 hours. Have been using it for 2 weeks and this morning, it is the first time I smell rotten eggs and it only lasted a few seconds (?). While before, it was always and the water was tasting what it was smelling. Expensive (Canadians, don't forget to calculate duties) but does the job.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System, Easy to have installed I have had my system for about 3 weeks now and it was easy to have installed, and has work great since it was installed. I have enjoyed it so much, that I purchased the under-sink drinking water system too. It was very simple to install. Now I not only have very clean water, but water that tastes good.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made a difference immediately! Water tasted better, showers felt better, hair shiny and clean!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A big improvement ! We were searching for a whole house well water filtration system and this had all the features we were looking for and a budget friendly price. The difference in our water was noticeable immediately !
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Water system up and running now. water is clear and taste great
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extatic I have a new home that is on a well, and the water tasted like drinking muddy water out of a rusty cup. Took some time to get it installed just the way I wanted it (Never time to do it right, but always time to do it over) so I made it look great. Finally, flipped the valves and I was nervous, did I just spend a bunch of money on something that was just going to make it less nasty ????? OMG !!!! Bottled water, no after taste, Just as good, if not better than the bottled water I was buying. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great product that lasted less then a year. I bought this system back in July of 2016. My well water had a iron content of 9 PPM. With this system I was able to get that down to .2 PPM for a few months.. It then started to creep up and I started to notice iron staining in my toilets and shower. Do your homework.. These filters are not designed so you can backwash them to remove the iron. Without being able to backwash, the system will fill with iron at an exponential rate. If you have a high iron content like I do, look at a system that allows you to backwash the system..
Date published: 2017-11-18
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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

I'd like to get my parents a whole house well water filter, but need to determine what components they need. Is it possible to lock in the 60% off discount while having you guys test the water and determine what they truly need?

Asked by: Julesred
Hello! Please contact our sales team directly at 866.662.6885 for a consultation. They will be able to pull up a water report for your area and customize a system to your needs. They will also build you a quote and even if you do not purchase today it will lock in your price until the time of purchase. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-14

Water leaks from main tank, ?

Asked by: J.D.D.
Hello! Please contact our support team directly at 866.662.6885 or info@aquasana.com and we will be happy to assist in troubleshooting. Once we have identified the issue, we will let you know how to fix it, and provide any necessary replacement parts. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

WHAT SIZE IS THE INLET AND OUTLET PIPE SIZE? I AM LOOKING FOR 1&quot;. ALSO WHAT DOES IT COST ADD A REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WATER SYSTEM.

Asked by: Danl Boone
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! The system will come with a 3/4 inch install kit if you purchase online. Just give us a call and we can customize an order with a 1 inch kit. For pricing inquiries please reach out to our sales team at 866.662.6885. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

My well water is very high in nitrates from dairy runoff. &nbsp;Can your whole house filter reduce or eliminate nitrates from my tap water?

Asked by: Fletcher
Hello! 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 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. For 82.40% nitrate reduction, please see our Under Counter Reverse Osmosis system - https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

Does it remove nitrates&nbsp;

Asked by: Melody
Hello! 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 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. For 82.40% nitrate reduction, please see our Under Counter Reverse Osmosis system - https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

What are the differences between 600,000 gallon Rhino system and the 500,000 gallon well water Rhino system? Will the 600,000 gallon model work with well water?

Asked by: Mandy
Hello. The EQ-600 system is designed for use on municipal city water. Whereas the EQ-500 well water system contains a special media specifically designed to handle the contaminants typically found in well water. If you are on well water then you will need the 500,000 gallon system. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

I can finance this into my home loan, any chance I can lock in the current price? For the whole house well water with water softner?

Asked by: AnneS
Thank you for your interest in Aquasana! Please contact our sales team directly at 866.662.6885 for pricing inquiries. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06

Interested in whole House WELL, @ Black Friday deal, of $863, but you are closed! Well 150 ft, lot of iron, a little hard. I have an unused back flush system - maybe need both? Dont drink H2O. Feedback and deal! (currently not living there).

Asked by: Leo K
Hello, Please contact us directly at 866.662.6885 and we will be happy to assist in finding the best system for your home and water quality. You can also email your contact information to info@aquasana.com and we can set up the consultation for you. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2017-12-06
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