600,000 Gallon Rhino Whole House Filter System

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

1 million gallons of water filtration

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Whole Health

Breathe Easy

with cleaner, healthier air. Chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) can evaporate in shower steam, contaminating the air you breathe.

Instantly improve your indoor air quality by filtering the water throughout your home.

Full system NSF certified to remove
97% of Chlorine

Only the best whole house systems on the market can boast full system NSF Certification. The EQ-600 Rhino is NSF tested and certified to remove 97% of chlorine for 600,000 gallons or 6 years.

Full system NSF Certification guarantees:
  • Structural integrity of the entire system certified to NSF performance standards, ensuring the quality of your entire system and not just the filtration media
  • System is independently tested by NSF International to the gold standard of water filtration, validating testing claims made by Aquasana (Please see our Performance Data Sheet for complete test results).

Whole Health

Ultra Delicious

Get clean, great-tasting water from every tap in your home by removing 97% of chlorine in regular tap water. Also reduces other harmful contaminants including:

  • Heavy metals like lead and mercury
  • Organic chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs
  • Industrial solvents and more

Whole Health

Better Water Better Cooking

Top chefs know that using filtered water produces stronger flavors, quicker cooking times and all-around optimal results in the kitchen.

Whole Health

Healthier Skin and Hair

Reduce your body's exposure to harsh chlorine and synthetic chemicals that can cause damage and excessive drying.

Bathe yourself in Aquasana filtered water for noticeably healthier, more moisturized skin and hair.

Pure Performance

Smarter Design

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.

Unlike other whole house filters that require messy, complicated media replacements, Aquasana Rhinos are designed for quick, easy tank replacements. Long-lasting systems last 6 years or 600,000 gallons before needing to be replaced.

Please see our Performance Data Sheet for complete test results.

Pure Performance

Innovative Technology

SCM salt-free softening technology naturally and safely reduces scale buildup on internal pipes and plumbing without the use of harsh salt or chemicals. Learn more about SCM technology » Compare the benefits of SimplySoft vs. Traditional Softeners »

Scale and corrosion without SCM protection can build up in your plumbing and appliances.

Protect your home and appliances with an Aquasana SimplySoft whole home solution.

Innovative Salt-Free Softening Technology

Scale Control Media uses water flow to naturally alter the structure of hard mineral ions into a crystal structure that prevents the minerals from binding and forming scale buildup. SCM salt-free softening is proven to reduce scale on internal pipes and plumbing. Unlike salt based softeners, Aquasana SimplySoft will not demineralize your water, harm your pipes with harsh salt, or put excessive amounts of sodium waste into our communal water supply.

Rhino Softening Technology

Pure Performance

Optional
UV Sterilight Filtration

Worried about boil warnings because bacteria and chlorine resistant cysts are making your water non-potable? Get total home protection to safeguard against bacteria and viruses that may be present in your water.

Powerful UV filtration kills 99.99% of viruses, bacteria like E. coli, and chlorine resistant cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.

Pure Performance

Optional
Pro Grade Install Kit

Upgraded components to make your system professional grade.

Brass fittings Easier to install and maintain over time.

Sub-micron post-filter Provides added protection from organic particles and microscopic cysts.

20” Pre-filter Lasts 2x longer than the standard 10” pre-filter

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

Base install kit for EQ-600 includes: plastic fittings and a 10” pre-filter. Does not include brass fittings, sub-micron post-filter or bend supports and shut-off valves for by-pass loop.

How It Works

Superior
Filtration

Our NSF Certified whole house water filter system is comprised of carefully sequenced stages, each with its own unique formula of high-potency, contaminant-grabbing media and filtration.

Easy to install, replace & maintain.

Does not require backflushing or drainage lines.

* Optional

Sediment Pre-filter

catches rust, sediment and silt.

Salt-free Softener*

prevents minerals from binding and forming scale build-up.

Copper-Zinc & Mineral Stone

reduces chlorine, water soluble heavy metals, and scale and inhibits bacteria and algae growth.

Activated Carbon Filter

reduces herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds that may be present.

Sub-micron post-filter*

reduces any remaining sediment and organic particles down to 0.35 microns.

UV
filter*

further protects against bacteria and viruses that could be present in your water.

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Product Information

Specifications Base Unit SimplySoft UV
Length: Please see chart on right
Height: 46" 46" 15"
Diameter: 9" 9" 4"
Flow Rate (GPM): 7.0 7.0 7.0
Capacity (years): 6 6 1
Capacity (gallons) 600,000
10" Pre-filter lasts 1—3 months, 20" Pre-filter lasts 2—3 months
Rhino 27 inches wide
Pro Rhino 44 inches wide
Rhino + Softener 37 inches wide
Pro Rhino + Softener 54 inches wide
Rhino + UV 49 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV 59 inches wide
Rhino + UV + Softener 59 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV + Softener 69 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from working as expected So far water tastes better than before Aquasana .... water pressure is fine ... will know more about maintenance after 2 months and change first pre filter ... water is cloudy out of one faucet , maybe its the aerator there ...
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filters out all the bad chemicals, including PFOS. We bought this to filter our township water from multiple chemicals including PFOS. Water tastes better and we now have peace of mind.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plumber installed 10 days ago with no problems. It’s newly installed I can’t tell immediate results but plumber said I should soon. I have well water that clogs my faucets. We have to replace them often. Expect system to prevent this.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent System I love this filter and show it to as many people as will look. I am so glad we went with Aquasana. Not one complaint, all positive!!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good So i installed it by plumber a month ago for 300 dollars, the product so far didn't shown any issues, it's working fine, but i don't see any significant difference in the taste of water or feel good in the shower bath, but water more finer and clearer, aquasana should provide a testing equipment to test water before and after filter installation with chlorine/iron/lead contamination percentage level, that way it's more trustable.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole house water filter I am very pleased with my new rhino 600 whole house filter. After showing 2 of my neighbors and tasting my water, they also purchased the same filter. I am confident that as others in my community hear about and see the filter , they will be ordering also. Great product.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best water ever! Great tasting water. No more bottled water here. Makes your body feel good in the shower. Love it all through the house.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filters the water exceptionally well I read some negative reviews and my thought is that people need to know what they are getting into when they want to filter their water. It must be kept in mind that the recommended filter change period is very dependent on the water going through the filter. For the pre and post filters you can remove the filters and check them and if they are clean after 3 months then keep using them. They are filter traps only. For the main tank if you want to get the most use, add a water meter to the system you can buy a very good meter for $54 from Dwyer. This will give you exact gallon use and not leave you guessing when it is time to change the system main tanks. Our water was typical city water. not hard at all but tasted of chlorine and chemical and a red fungus would grown if you left water sitting in a bowl for a length of time (experiment only). There was also considerable muck in the filter screens at all of the faucets. We live in a new home in a affluent area so the water quality was by City standards very good. The Auquasana system made a huge difference in water quality, taste and even as they state, a noticeable difference in a hot shower with the steam and chlorine.I could not be happier. I will say i had limited space to install the system and it would have been a lot easier if in hired a plumber to do the work for me!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome filter system! The system was installed 12/22/17, and since then our water no longer tastes bad and no longer has a fowl odor. The dishes from the dishwasher are cleaner with out a slimmy feel. Absolutely worth the price!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from $900+ per year to maintain We purchased a whole house system for $2200 less than 2 years ago and we love it BUT we have spent $970 per year to maintain it. $1550 for replacement tanks and filters and $390 in plumber fees because the tanks are so heavy you need two people to carry them. Great system but know it is very very costly...
Date published: 2017-12-29
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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

Hello, how hard is this to install? also how much$ to maintain per year?

Asked by: Lottie
It definitely requires a licensed plumber; it is more complicated than one is lead to believe; the fittings they give are cheap quality and smaller than what I have in my home and would have compromised water pressure. My usual contractor did not want to install it; I got one ridiculous quote from a plumber I've used in the past, and consequently, it remained in my garage for 5 months uninstalled, didn't have time to deal. I finally hired a plumber who charged by the hour; two men did the job in about 4 hours. They are the ones who advised against the supplies provided by Aquasana, and went and purchased the proper copper&nbsp;fittings and other supplies, which I would recommend - don't mess with water. They did a beautiful job. I can't say how much it will cost to maintain, although according to plumber, I don't think it will be much more than replacing the filters.
Answered by: juillidame
Date published: 2018-02-16

About the prograde install kit, What does this mean?

Asked by: Sloth
Our pro install kit will include upgraded brass fitting, a bypass valve, a 20 inch pre filter, and a post filter. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-02-16

Does this unit eliminate THM's from water

Asked by: Gerald
I would think so, because it removes chlorine. tmh occurs when chlorine interacts with other natural substances in water. Contact customer service to verify.
Answered by: Gmom
Date published: 2018-01-30

WHY WOULD TDS READING GO UP FROM 103 (BEFORE FILTER) TO 153 (AFTER FILTER)

Asked by: Dtofu
Aquasana water filters are not designed to reduce the TDS in your water. TDS meters tell you the concentration of dissolved minerals and metals in your water, but are not an accurate measurement for contamination. Aquasana filtration systems remove harmful TDS, like dissolved lead, but since our selective filtration leaves in calcium, magnesium and potassium, and minerals are dissolved solids, there will still be a measurable amount of TDS in our filtered water. TDS can also increase during the Potassium Ion Exchange Process because in order to remove lead and mercury, the Aquasana filtration system has to exchange it for potassium. For every lead Ion removed, two potassium ions are added to the water. So the TDS reading has nothing to do with the chemicals that are being removed. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call at 866.662.6885 and anyone here will be more than happy to assist. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-02-02

if you install a 600,000 Rhino (6 years) and also a softner, how long does the softner last? Does it require recharging or filters or anything else for its life? Does it loose it's ability to perform over time?

Asked by: old Frank
Our simply soft system is good for 6 years, so the 2 systems make a perfect pair. Our simply soft system does not require any kind of recharging, and will use the same pre and post filter as the filtration tank, so adding the simply soft will not increase the maintenance of the system. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-01-17

Which system works for a household with 2 1/2 baths? Not sure our water usage. And do you guys do installation?

Asked by: Boomer
Assuming you are on city water, and as long as your home is less than 3500 sq. ft. and you have 3-1/2 bathrooms or fewer, you can use any of our city water whole home systems. The only difference will be the lifespan, so you can chose if you want a system that lasts 6 or 10 years. We are the manufacturer and distributor of this item and do not provide installation directly. However, we are currently developing a database of plumbers who are certified to install our systems. If you would like to know if we have anyone in your area, please call in and speak with a representative at 866.662.6885. They will use your zip code to search the coverage areas and should be able to let you know if that is possible. Otherwise, any licensed plumber should have the knowledge to install our filtration systems. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-01-17

Can the filter tanks be refurbished locally or must they be replaced as UNIT?

Asked by: Lorne
The whole home systems can not be refurbished. When it's time to replace the tank, you just remove it and replace it with a new one. All of the existing plumbing can remain in place, so there is no need to replace the install kit components such as the pre and post filter. Thank you, Aquasana
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-01-17

does this system filter sulfer from well water?

Asked by: kp68
Yes, the whole house system will reduce taste, smell, and odor associated with sulfur.
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-01-15
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