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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Add more performance to your system:

Rhino Whole House Filter with SimplySoft Whole House Softener + Descaler & UV is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 144.
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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

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.

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 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 » Water Conditioners vs. Traditional Water Softeners

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

Protect your home and appliances with an Aquasana Salt-Free Water Conditioner.

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's Salt-Free Water Conditioner 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 Filtration

Bacteria, viruses, and chlorine resistant cysts can make your water unsafe to drink. Get total home protection to safeguard against bacteria and viruses that may be present in your water.

Powerful UV filtration sterilizes 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.

Post-filter Reduces remaining sediment and organic particles.

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, 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 Water Conditioner*

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.

Post-filter*

reduces any remaining sediment and organic particles.

UV
filter*

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

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Product Information

Specifications Base Unit Conditioner 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 + Conditioner 37 inches wide
Pro Rhino + Conditioner 54 inches wide
Rhino + UV 49 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV 59 inches wide
Rhino + UV + Conditioner 59 inches wide
Pro Rhino + UV + Conditioner 69 inches wide

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Read the Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tasting home improvement ever Stylish, easy assembly with the help of Mike at Quality Pro Services Bound Brook NJ. Slim and installed into pantry closet by the water main. Love the taste! Clothing in the washer and skin much improved too.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The joy of water The Rhino Whole House Water Filter with UV system has changed how I feel about showering, washing my hands, doing kitchen tasks and drinking water. I had it professionally installed and that went smoothly. It’s only been installed a couple weeks, so I don’t have any comments related to maintenance or filter longevity.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aquasana EQ-600 with water condition & UV To start, I am enjoying the filter. I bought it a few months before installation. I had a professional Plummer do the install. Per code for my area, copper pipes were used. A few observations with the installation. Per the Plummer he had worked on similar systems but this was one of the more complex models that he had worked on in 20+ years on the job. The system was made for more of a PEX use design, however still able to use the copper obviously. Interestingly the threaded joints throughout the system are plastic. So should you cross thread the copper you could damage the unit (clearly that’s not ideal). As the area I installed it in was a smaller length in floor space than advised per manufacture, pictured are more joints had to be used. If this is your route be prepared for potentially a pricey install. Also, the joints that were supposed to connect directly to the filter canisters had to be moved for future “replacement canisters” to be swapped as the life of the filter ends. This will cause that process to be slightly more complicated. I’m sure any customers installation may vary. As for the unit itself, it’s only been a couple of days of use. And it is performing fantastically. No leaks, great pressure from all discharges in the house. Water does in fact even feel cleaner in showers. “Water softener like... but also not exactly”. (Expected as it is a water conditioner). I was disappointed that the company through its website, did not give an adequate explanation of how the water conditioner works rather than a sales pitch. At this point I can only assume that it effects the water hardness by changing calcium carbonate from natural calcite to another natural aragonite via some sort of template assisted crystallization process. I have not been able to find how long this conditioner is supposed to last, while the main unit is 600,000 gallons. This was bought with the pro instal kit. However, most of the kit was not used in favor of better quality parts. The one thing I do wish was included would be a high quality gallon counter so that I could actually realistically keep track of that. The UV works great and I do like the counter for bulb replacement. It’s tough to say how good the unit is at this point since it was just installed. But initial use and performance is great. Working as intended, and water is noticeably better in quality. As I do own a fish tank, time will tell how well and how long it inhibits limescale. I will also tip my hat to the Plummer on his work. Clearly the unit with copper looks impressive. I expect this unit will perform well, as there is no reason the installation would be causing it degrade in performance.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this filter I'm a water snob and this water is really, really good. When we bought our house it had one of these filters installed already. I didn't realize how much of a difference it made until my neighbors would complain about their water tasting like dirt after a heavy rain. We have city water that feeds from a river and any time it rains the tap water turns a bit murky - BUT NOT OURS! Our water is always clear and tasty! We recently had to replace the filter system because it had been in for about 10 years and the new one is just as good as the last. I also recommended my friend get one installed and she is also a big fan. It really makes a difference! My ONLY negative is that we had to have a plumber install it, but that's mostly because we don't mess with pipes or wires in our house.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its once and done kind of sistem the house is comp Very nice system installation was simple it’s also a nice looking system water taste much better no taste of chemicals
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No itchy Usually have to put lotion on immediately after bath or shower. But didn't notice until bedtime that I didn't have to put on lotion after first bath. Creepy skin on legs has gone away.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works! Water tastes clean and delicious. Stops water spotting on shower glass and tiles.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PACKAGING WATER SMELLS BETTER , TASTES CLEANER, PROTECT WATER PIPES AND APPLIANCES
Date published: 2020-09-21
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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 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 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?

    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.

  20. Is UV effective against protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia lamblia?

    Yes, as a result of recent findings by academic researchers, it has now been proven that UV is the best available technology to treat these protozoan cysts. In addition, the dose levels required to inactivate these cysts are actually quite low: less than 10 mJ/cm2 for 99.9% reduction of both Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia.

  21. Why do I need to disinfect my water supply?

    Disinfection is recommended for all water supplies that are not protected by a municipal water source. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties that exist with our current water supplies, we can no longer rely on the fact that our water supplies "may be safe". By providing your own disinfection, you are taking the responsibility of ensuring the safety of your water supply for you and your family.

  22. Does UV remove E. coli?

    Yes, E. coli requires a UV dose of between 6 to 10 mJ/cm2 to achieve a 4-log (99.99%) disinfection. This is well within the capabilities of our UV systems which actually deliver a minimum of 30 mJ/cm2.

  23. Is UV 100% effective?

    UV disinfection typically offers a 4-log reduction (99.99%) for both bacteria and most viruses. UV is more effective than chemical disinfection processes at destroying a wide range of viruses.

  24. Do I need to disinfect my municipal water supply?

    Our municipalities work very hard to provide safe, disinfected water for their customers. This is quite evident when you consider the difficulties involved in providing safe drinking water through a vast distribution network. If you use water that comes from a municipal water supply and wish to provide your family with added "peace of mind", then we believe a UV system acts as an inexpensive insurance policy against the possibility of drinking bacteriologically contaminated water.

  25. How much does it cost to operate UV systems?

    UV systems are extremely economical to operate. A typical 10 gpm whole house UV system operates on the same power requirements as a 40 watt light bulb!

  26. Will UV change the taste of my water?

    No, UV is a physical disinfection process. It does not change the taste or odor of the water. It simply provides safe, reliable disinfection and adds nothing to the water.

  27. Should I shut my UV system off when I am not using it?

    No, the UV system should be left on whether you are using the water or not. The lamps age regardless of the amount of water drawn through the system. By leaving the unit on, you will eliminate the potential problem of having contamination pass through the system while the unit is off. However, if water is drained from your disinfection system (e.g. winterizing), your UV system must be switched off.

  28. What are the annual maintenance requirements?

    UV lamps have a useful life of approximately 9000 hours which means that the lamps require annual replacement. The UV light may offer illumination beyond 1 year, however there will not be enough UV energy to provide adequate disinfection. Proper maintenance of any pre-treatment is also required. The sleeve should be cleaned at least once a year.

  29. Do I need to consider the quality of my water prior to the UV?

    Yes, our UV filter is designed for water that has already been filtered through a home filtration system and not as a standalone unit. For UV to be effective, it is recommended that the influent water contain the following:
    • Iron < 0.3 ppm (0.3 mg/L) • Manganese < 0.05 ppm (0.05 mg/L) • Hardness < 7gpg
    • Tannins < 0.1 ppm (0.1 mg/L) • Turbidity < 1NTU • UV transmittance > 75%

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User Q & A

I want to know of all maintenance and costs. How often are filters replaced and current price of all filters. Cost of uv bulb, etc.

Asked by: Al 213
I registered for the yearly supply of filters at a cost of $45.00 yearly and that is all it cost for maintenance. As of UV bulb, I do not have one in my system.
Answered by: Walomi123
Date published: 2020-11-23

Does this remove methylbenzine and isoprpylbenzine

Asked by: Teddr
Hello, We would love to transfer this to a team specialist who is best-suited to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Kindly email us directly at support@aquasana.com or contact us directly at 866-662-6885, Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm CST. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2020-10-23

Does this system produce any waste water?

Asked by: Kylie EBY
No it is self contained. &nbsp;You simply change the tank out every 5 or 10 years depending on which size you buy.
Answered by: billyr
Date published: 2020-10-22

Does your filter system remove iron? This is the level of iron in our system. Iron Total J2 1.1 .3 mg/L EPA 200.7 8/1/2019 / 16:25 8/2/2019 / 11:46 0.05. Is there a back flush discharge? We have a small camp, 2 BR 1 bath. Just my wife and I.

Asked by: Mike E.
Hello , &nbsp; Thank you for contacting us and your interest in Aquasana! However, unfortunately our Whole House Well Water System does not reduce nor remove iron/sulfur. We recommend getting an industrial iron tank that is designed to handle higher levels of iron intake. &nbsp; Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2020-10-20

The says it has a 6 year life span. Does that mean you have to replace the whole system every 6 years? Or is that just the warranty?

Asked by: Olivia D
Question: Are the cylinders totally recyclable?
Answered by: Kylie EBY
Date published: 2020-10-19

does this sit on the floor

Asked by: ranch
Good Morning, Yes, the system does sit on the floor any further questions feel free to contact us at 866-662-6885. Thank you, Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2020-09-09

Will the Rhino 600,000 gallon unit work for my hard water and it&rsquo;s bad taste and heavy scale?

Asked by: Datciy
Hello, We would love to transfer this to a team specialist who is best-suited to answer any questions or concerns you may have. &nbsp; Kindly email us directly at support@aquasana.com or contact us directly at 866-662-6885, Monday thru Friday from 8am-6pm CST, and weekends from 9am-5pm CST. &nbsp; Thank you, &nbsp; Aquasana Support &nbsp;
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2020-08-21

Will this work for city water, or do you need a special system for city water?

Asked by: lookingforwater
Good Morning, We would love to transfer this to a team specialist who is best-suited to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Kindly email us directly at support@aquasana.com or contact us directly at 866-662-6885, Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm CST. Thank you, Aquasana Customer Support
Answered by: Aquasana S
Date published: 2020-08-06
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