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 184.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing we ever did! Best move we ever made. Our water is smell free and consumable. The crew with Aquasauna were very pleasant bunch and very helpful. I will recommend Aquasauna to all who asks. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-03-31
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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

Can the system remove nitrates from well water?

Asked by: Mike777
The only system certified to remove nitrites and nitrates from was is our Reverse Osmosis system. Many of our customers on Well water combine the Whole Home system with the RO for their drinking water. We currently have specials on the combination systems. Please call our Sales Team at 866.662.6885.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-09-07

Does this help with iron? Smelly water, rust colored clothes from water in washing machine?

Asked by: LisaS
Before we moved into our 45 year old house we noticed discolored water. Upon inspection it was confirmed the entire house had old galvanized pipes. We&rsquo;re also on a community well. So, we had the house repiped and added the Aquasauna system. What I can tell you is that we have zero discolored, or smelly, water today. Moreover, you can see the color difference in the opaque filter piping between incoming water from the utility (discolored) and water going into the house (perfectly clear).
Answered by: Happy Drinker
Date published: 2018-09-07

Should the Rhino whole house filter system for a drilled well always be plumbed PRIOR to the air bladder/pressure tank and pressure switch?

Asked by: PG Washington
That is a confusing answer by the Aquasana Service Team.. The question was asked if the filtration system should be installed &quot;PRIOR&quot; to the bladder or pressure switch. The Team response was YES it should always be plumbed &quot;AFTER&quot; any pressure control devices...
Answered by: STAN The Man
Date published: 2018-09-05

Does this system pull out coliform?

Asked by: Joee
Yes, as long as the UV is included with the system as it will eradicate Coliform.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-30

Is this a reverse osmosis system and does it filter out Chromium? Is there any chart on what it does filter out and to what extent?

Asked by: Slinky
We do not currently offer a whole home reverse osmosis system. Chormium 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, we do not feel that it is worth the waste 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 Chromium-6 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 Many of our customer combine the two systems.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-30

We have a well and have your whole house well filter with UV. Our water had an orange color to it and was gone after installation. It is now coming back. The counter on our UV is at 296 right now. Is this a sign a filter has to be changed? So soon?

Asked by: Shawneeboy1
What you are experiencing is iron in your well water. The Whole Home system is not designed to handle high levels of Iron, which requires frequent filter changes. Activated carbon filters can remove low levels of iron. However, maintenance and replacement of filter systems are very high because iron can clog your filter. And because the levels in well water change, we do manufacture an Iron Filtration tank to deal with these. Please call our office at 866.662.6885 to speak with a representative about our Iron Filtration.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-31

Hello - is this the only whole home system you have for well water..

Asked by: Ana...
Yes, currently the EQ-500 is the only system we offer for Well Water.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-29

I am planning a system for a part-time use cabin, maybe a total of three months out of the year. Does this extend the 5 year limit factor on the main filter or does it not matter the volume of water processed through the system?

Asked by: Steve's Cabin
Hi Steve! It will not extend the life of the filter. In the case of our filtration systems, it is not always necessarily the amount of water that has passed through the system, but the amount of time that the filters have been in contact with Water. Keep in mind that while you may be using a minimal amount of water, the filters are constantly soaking in the water, waiting for a valve to open, and the water to resume flowing. We make suggestions based on the safest and healthiest way to maintain our systems. Once the filter starts to degrade due to elongated contact with water, you risk bacteria and mold growing inside the filter and the system: Heterotrophs (heterotrophic bacteria) are a group of microorganisms (yeast, molds &amp; bacteria) that use organic carbon as food (as opposed to autotrophs like algae that use sunlight) and are found in every type of water.
Answered by: Aquasana Service Team
Date published: 2018-08-29
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