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 206.
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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 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 »

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 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 technology 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 Descaling 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 Water Conditioner*

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 + Conditioner 59 inches wide
Pro Well Rhino + Conditioner 69 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good Water quality is much better. Used local plumber for installation. This unit is installed in our second home/vacation cabin so we only had a few days experience with it after installation. Happy so far.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more brown well water! Before installing Aquasana, our well water was brown, smelled, and left a nasty brown film on everything and was staining our sinks and tubs in our new house. Now we have clear water and are very happy with the results. Had a plumber install it for us. Customer service was wonderful and very helpful, i highly recommend calling and talking to a representative.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five stars all the way ! I waited the results of the evaluation of my filtered water by a water analysis specialist before doing the review, and I can now confirm that the Whole House Rhino Well Water Filter is a must and worked 100% for me. My surface well is 40 years old and the water contains tannins with iron, more than 200 CFU / 100ml of atypical bacteria and more than 10 CFU / 100ml of total coliforms. The result after filtration: 100% potable water and all parameters reduced to zero. The water is perfectly translucent, odorless and tastes nothing. Water we love that way. The installation has been made by an experienced plumber.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with our new whole house water filter We're on a well in the mountains of western NC. Water was hard and had a sulfur smell quite often. We immediately noticed the improvement with the Aquasana Rhino system. No odor, great taste and lathering up for a bath is great! We couldn't be more pleased!
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't believe how bad our water was!!! I am amazed how much better our well water is after we installed this unit. The water is clearer, tastes better and softer. It is an amazing product and I recommend to anyone who has very hard water.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The system was an easy set up and I could tell the difference immediately.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very HAPPY! Solved our Issue(s).Improved our Lives We are extremely happy with our purchase. I waited about a year to write the review, but we've been happy since day 1. I'm extremely pleased and satisfied, and have recommended to others and would continue to recommend. We had several well water problems, including methane, clay, particulate, turbidity, etc. my fish in my fish tank all died after moving in. We and guests could smell the water, and could feel the slimy-ness when washing hands and in the shower. Aquasana has changed (and improved) our lives! This filter system solved it all. We get comments from same past guests that they notice the difference immediately. We hired a prof. plumber for the install and it took almost all day and ended up costing more than the original estimate, but I was happy I did hire him. Be sure you have plenty of room/width for the install. Review all instructions prior to install and familiarize yourself with and complete the pre-work and setup steps. This replaced a different system that we inherited when we purchased the house, that was not working. We got estimates for repair or replace and they were all outrageous. I spent close to a year having water analysis, free in-home estimates, and doing research and then I was told about-and-discovered Aquasana. I'm thankful.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good This unit was easy to install, estimate time of install was around 6 hours (including my usual two trips to the hardware store) Going from a single pre filter to this unit there is no comparison to the quality of water I am now seeing. After 30 days of use I have witnessed no iron deposits or discolor of any kind.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Loving the feel of the water and it tastes great Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and gives peace of mind The filter is working perfectly. We have 6 people living in our house with 4 bathrooms. The water pressure has kept up and the installation was pretty easy. One problem I had was with initial setup, I was overly cautious with NOT over tightening the screw on connections ( per the instructions not to crack the connections ) ... so initially there were some leaks/drips around those connections. I turned off the water, disconnected them all and re-tapped the connections and this time tightened them as much as possible and everything worked perfectly - no leaks at all. I even put a flow meter in front to track the number of gallons used by the filters... I recommend this to get as close to the 500,000 gallon limit on the main carbon filter as possible. Otherwise you are just estimating.
Date published: 2018-12-27
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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 conditioner 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

Do your systems remove arsenic?

Asked by: Ron59
Hello Ron, The Whole Home system does not remove fluoride or arsenic. Both require Reverse Osmosis to be removed/reduced from water. We do offer a Point of Use Reverse Osmosis for your drinking water, and many of our Whole Home customers purchase it in combination. You may read more about our Reverse Osmosis system at: https://www.aquasana.com/drinking-water-filter-systems/reverse-osmosis-claryum If you are interested in a system, please call 866.662.6885 and a representative will be happy to discuss your needs and options. Thank you Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-05-21

Does this remove iron, iron bacteria, sulfur and manganese from well water?

Asked by: living on a well
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-05-15

Is this system as good or better than reverse osmosis? &nbsp;

Asked by: Vasilios
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-05-15

We have alot of sulphur in our well water. Does this system eliminate sulpher?

Asked by: Debi
I was told it does and for a few months it did. Then I began smelling sulfur again even though I change the pre/post filters often. I live alone so I am no where near the end life of the system. My system had all of the bells and whistles, too.&nbsp;
Answered by: Hoodwinked
Date published: 2019-05-07

I have a large amount of sodium in my well water does your system remove sodium?

Asked by: rodd
It doesn&rsquo;t remove sodium. My water even after going through my whole house with uv light has so much salt in it that my kitchen utensils are corroding and it kills houseplants. So, had a $750 reverse osmosis system installed at kitchen sink. It only partially removes salt. Had it hooked up to ice maker and it is unusable. Now I have to buy ice and drinking water &nbsp;&nbsp;
Answered by: Hoodwinked
Date published: 2019-05-07

How does this system work with on demand water heaters?

Asked by: The Installer
Hello, Thank you for reaching out. Our whole home systems are compatible with water heaters. If you have any further questions please contact us at 866-662-6885. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-05-01

I need a filter that takes care of nitrates/nitrites, hard water, sand and bacteria etc. Well water dairy nearby. What do you recommend and what is the difference between yours and Pelican?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-04-30

I am interested in this system but am looking for a plumber reference. I live in central Nebraska (Stromsburg, between York, Columbus and Grand Island. We have city water but it is very poor. Looking to speak to a licensed plumber.

Asked by: dhaggadone
Hello, It appears you have several questions that would best be answered by a consultation with one of our experts over the phone. Please call our sales department at 866-662-6885, options 1 and 1 to discuss a potential solution for your home. Thank you, Aquasana Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2019-04-30
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