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 with SimplySoft Softener + Descaler is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 187.
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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 reducing 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 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.

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 scale and water soluble heavy metals while inhibiting 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 Best I have ever owned It took a little work to get it together and running. But it is worth everything that I paid for it!! The water use to be foul smelling and tasted like.... Copper! Now it smells great and tastes great! When I fill up a glass I noticed a cloudy appearance but within a few seconds it is gone and looks fine. It reminds me of great oxygenated water I am so happy to have gotten this system! Thanks Aquasana!!
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product that really works! We live in an area with significant amounts of iron...this "system" produces water with exceptional quality and taste. We change our pre-filter every month and the post-filter every 3 months. We also test our water every 6 months as we had unacceptable levels of coliform bacteria in the well water. This system continues to deliver water that passes testing without fail. We would definitely purchase this whole house well water filter again.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great solution The main reason you have a water softener is so that your pipes don’t get clogged with minerals. We had a salt water softener. I was tired of lugging bags of salt and polluting the land with salt residue when the thing recharged. So,after some research I picked the Aquasana Well system. The installation was pretty straight forward. Now, I no longer lug bags of salt and my pipes are not being clogged and, according to the product description, are even being cleared of excess minerals as I use it. All the water in my house is filtered and delicious. I even put in a water meter, so I’d know when to change the filters. So far we’re using about 4500 gallons a month. Glad I got the Aquasana system!
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A complete and effective system! This installation went very well, this customer reports their shallow well water has never looked, smelled or tasted better. They had a long term issue with bad smelling water which has been 100% eliminated. I am impressed with the quality of the components and their performance and will recommend this system highly. In my opinion one of the best values in a complete water filtration system on the market today!
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good We have the whole house well rhino + softener and water is 100% better
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome i now have no sediment and we like the way our water tastes
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impression Installation went smoothly and product performs as advertised. Great system for our well. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gettin the sludge out So I've had my filter/softner system for exactly 45 days and i must say it's doing its job. I noticed a decrease in pressure at the faucet so i decided to do a filter change. The stage 1 filter was almost plugged up and the stage 2 filter was probably 50 plugged up. This well was only drilled 15 months ago. I recommend the Aquasana to everybody I see. Worth every bit of the money i paid for it.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy with this good filter system We live on a community well with very old pipe and cistern that has dirt contamination. First drink with this system installed was a happy experience. And our water now tests bacteria and contamination free. I do have to change out the pre-filter monthly or sooner, but that is thanks to the extra incoming dirt, about a cup of dirt per 20 days. I like this product.
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. I installed this 2 weeks ago and it is everything I wanted. My water is no longer smelley or rusty. I couldn't be happier. Hopefully it lasts a long time
Date published: 2018-04-03
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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've been told that salt-free water conditioners only work properly in an enclosed environment and that as soon as the water hits air the calcium carbonate regains it's character, hence water stains remain a propblem on fixtures and shower doors, True?

Asked by: Arby
Arby, Thank you for your question. SimplySoft is designed to protect the internal pipes and plumbing in your home from harmful scale buildup. 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. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

I have terrible smell in well water, sediment and hard water. I need to do something. Want something to fix situation. What do you recommend. Small house with 2 people. I have to place equipment in craw space 4' tall. Month cost for filters.

Asked by: Larrys
Larry, Thank you for contacting us. We believe that you will be better assisted by a Whole House Specialist. Kindly contact our team directly at 866.662.6885 or at sales@aquasana for assistance. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

Can system be installed at the well?

Asked by: Gene44
Gene, The system may be installed in the Well house or at the entry to the water in the home. The system should always be installed prior to the water heater. If the unit is located outside and exposed to harsh weather, we recommend insulating the system and building a cover for it. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

We purchased a new home on a new shared well in Buckeye , AZ. Do you work with any plumbers in this area that we can contact for a price to install the whole home well water filtration system?

Asked by: Deanna M
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Aquasana. We are the manufacturer and distributor but we do not have installation technicians in the field. However, we do work with a network of plumbers across the US who are familiar with our products. Please contact our customer service at 866-662-6885 and, we will be happy to provide a few plumbers in your area that are familiar with our systems. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

I have high maganese in my well water accompanied by a rotton egg smell. I have a new tank and pump. 3 whole house filters 30 micron, 20 &amp; a 5 micron. I also replaced the annode with an aluminum/zinc. But I still have the same smelly water. Any suggestion

Asked by: Eagleexc
Hello, Thank you for your question. We would like this inquiry to be handled by a Whole Home Specialist. Please contact our team at 866.662.6885 or email support@aquasana.com for assistance. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

How do the salt-free softeners work? Can you email some reference material that describes that process?

Asked by: Pito
Pito, SimplySoft is designed to protect the internal pipes and plumbing in your home from harmful scale buildup. 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. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

I live in AZ and am moving to an area where the wells are known for high arsenic content. Will one of the whole house systems remove this, or a combination of systems?

Asked by: CJR1
Hello, Thank you for your question. We would like this inquiry to be handled by a Whole Home Specialist. Please contact our team at 866.662.6885 or email sales@aquasana.com for assistance. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06

Where are you located?I'm curious as to shipping and delivery time

Asked by: 1JIM
Hello, Thank you for your question. We are located in Texas, United States. If you have any other questions or concern, kindly contact our service team at 866.662.6885 for assistance. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-11-06
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