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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Rhino Whole House Water Filter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 88.
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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 Removed VOC's We have a well and had to have it water tested when we had our house built. We tested for VOC's and Tricholoroethylene (TCE) and some other VOC's were found in our water. We researched the Aquasana and decided to give it a try. Once installed we sent a new test to the lab. It came back with NO voc's!! It even removed the TCE. We are VERY happy with this product and will probably test our water annually for TCE just to be safe - but it has done the job and gives us peace of mind! My only piece of advice is to save money on the "pro kit" besides the post filter, everything else that comes in the pro kit can be purchased at the hardware store and probably much cheaper. Otherwise - great product, thank you Aquasana for giving us peace of mind in our drinking water!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Clean Water I am so happy with the taste of the water, and it has no odor. I finally feel comfortable drinking the water coming out of my faucet. Thank You
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing Finally, the water is good to drink and no more cloudy glasses coming out of the dishwasher or film on shower doors!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water filter My water tastes so much better and no smellls super easy to install
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water tastes much better now! Once our 400 system was installed we noticed a considerable difference in the the taste of our water. We have heard through Next door neighbor that some of our neighbors are currently experiencing some brown water coming out of their faucets and we don't have this problem since we installed our system. Thank you Aquasana
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Water Quality I live in an area where there are lots of chemical and petroleum companies and our water was not very tasteful. Our medical doctor suggested a whole house water filter system and I asked if he had a suggestion. He suggested Aquasana. I ordered it the same day. ordering was easy and installation was really quite simple. Now we enjoy a much better quality water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Thanks Aquasana.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Content Customer Installed our Aquasana - Pro Rhino and we have been amazed with the results. Pre-install the water was cloudy with Chlorine and hard minerals. Post-install the water is very clear and taste like bottled water.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great system does what it says Great system does what it says I bought the whole house filtration system, descaler and UV filter (in sale). No way I could install it so plumber did it for $500. Note: He made sure I could access everything in my utility room to change filters, shut off water, etc. This was important and well worth it. He flushed out the tanks, which is necessary. Water tasted a little funny at first but diminished after a day. Seal on UV filter was loose, so it leaked for days until I discovered it. Plumber said all he did was insert the UV filter but didn’t check the seal as it was “factory setting.” Don’t know whose fault but he should have checked the seal in my opinion. Bottom line: extremely happy with system. No more chlorine smell or taste to the water! No more purchasing bottled water or salt for water softener. Well worth the investment (about $2k if you can get a deal). Wish I had done it sooner. PS water pressure did not change. Re installation - get a plumber to do it so that it’s done correctly.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole House 600,000 Gallon Rhino Love it...family loves it! Purchased 600K Rhino. Water is clearly better right away. We are pulling from sink what we used to purchase in bottles, so this will pay for itself. Highly recommend, and it is really just like the great reviews I read. Installed myself. The most complicated part is figuring out how to tighten connections enough not to leak, but not so tight you strip connections. I had questions and their support team was awesome. I would definitely buy from Aquasana again.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter, Enjoying Quality Water We received our filter by UPS and I installed it myself the next day. We are on city water that has been chlorinated. After installing the filter we are enjoying good clean water without the treated taste. After our showers our skin and hair is much softer. We wish we knew about Aquasana sooner. I would have purchased and installed one years ago. We will no longer be buying bottled water. May I also say that the sales person was real kind and helpful. Our son plans to buy Aquasana whole house filter for his family in the very near future.
Date published: 2018-03-01
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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

Would this system work as a water purifier for our home if we use lake water that has been filtered through a uv system initially?&nbsp;

Asked by: Lake girl
This system is intended for use on municipal water. Please contact our sales team at 866.662.6885 with a copy of your water test and we will help you select the system that best fits your needs. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Does this filter out fluoride from the water?

Asked by: Jana Rowland
We do not currently offer a product for whole home fluoride reduction. Fluoride 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 waste water, we do not feel that it is worth the waste, or the cost 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 fluoride 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 Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Hello, calling customer service to determine what type of system is in my new home, type of maintenance/upkeep it requires &amp; possible upgrades/improvements. However all I get is menus and sub-menu's, prerecorded voices and bad music. Can you help?

Asked by: Needing simple help
Hello! If you are having trouble with our phone tree, just shoot us an email at support@aquasana.com with your question or a call back number and we will get back to you ASAP
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Do these filters remove iron and manganese? What about other metals from my well?

Asked by: Ranbeer Bhatia
Hello! The rhino tank is not certified for iron reduction. However, we do have a tank called an IPB which can help reduce low levels of iron. Please contact our sales team at 866.662.6885 so that we can help you determine if our system will address your needs. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

I just purchased the 1 million gallon system, and waiting for delivery, but not the under sink or shower filters. If I do purchase these two filters, will they cause a reduction in water pressure? &nbsp;

Asked by: Rob H.
Hello! you should not experience any loss of pressure with the shower system. The drinking water filters utilize their own beverage faucet that is split off from your cold water line, and should not affect your main faucet. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Do you rest our water first?

Asked by: John G
Hello, We do not offer free water testing prior to your purchase. If you are on municipal water, than your city is legally required to release a water quality report every year. You can check with your city for this information. If you want a test that is specific to your home, you can purchase a water test kit from our team at 866.662.6885. The sample will be sent to a national lab who will email you the results. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-15

Does the&nbsp;Aquasana - EQ-600 Rhino Whole House Filter remove PFOA/PFOS from water?&nbsp;

Asked by: Volunteer firefighter
Thank you for your question. Our whole home systems are only certified to reduce chlorine, since NSF is limited in the testing they offer for Whole Home systems. We do know that the media used can reduce volatile organic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds. We add a pre-filter to help reduce reduces rust, sediment and silt and a .35 micron post filter to remove particulates 60 times smaller than the eye can see. Our drinking water filters just recently passed the new NSF certification process for this contaminant. We do not have any documentation on our website at this time, however the following is a link to the NSF website that lists our drinking water systems with the certification. http://www.nsf.org/newsroom/nsf-international-certifies-first-water-filters-pfoa Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-02

Will it remove clear water iron? &nbsp;If so, placing it after a large capacity iron filter will work?

Asked by: Robert in WA
Good Afternoon, I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Please contact our team at 866.662.6885 so that we can get a better idea of what you are looking for. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana Customer Support
Date published: 2018-06-09
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