Info: HOC Shower Filter, Available with or without White Plastic Housing
Many cities use chlorine to disinfect the water, but chlorine can be very hard on the skin, hair, and eyes, particularly if you are allergic or sensitive to it, and breathing its vapours over a long term can also contribute to a number of serious health issues. This newly designed high-capacity, high-performance shower filter will remove chlorine and certain other substances* for up to a full year in most settings.**
Available in your choice of a replacement shower filter cartridge alone, or as a filter complete with housing.
The Sprite High-Output Shower Filter is easy to operate: it simply fits between your existing shower pipe and shower head, and contains a replaceable filter cartridge (which you replace after 20,000 gallons or 12 months - whichever comes first). With an ultra-high strength plastic housing, it's the strongest replaceable shower filter available on the market today. The high-output shower filter is designed to process 9.5 litres or 2.5 gallons per minute (and is activated by starting with the hot water, first) and also comes with an optional 2.0 GPM flow restrictor, to save water.
* Sprite will also remove some combined chlorines (such as Sodium Hypochlorite, or liquid swimming pool chlorine); Hydrogen Sulfide (which smells like rotten eggs); and trace amounts of Lead.
** NSF/ANSI 177 Certified for Free Available Chlorine Reduction, for 25,000 gallons at 2.5 gallons per minute.
Sprite's HOC (High Output Cartridge) shower filters are not the familiar carbon-based filters, which generally don't work fast enough to keep up with the demand in a point-of-use application for a shower. They use a different filtration medium altogether: Chlorgon, their own patented combination of Calcium, Zinc and Copper, which works somewhat like a car's catalytic converter. Chlorgon transfers electrons between the molecules in its media and what's flowing through it (a chemical reaction known as "Reduction-Oxidation" or Redox), which converts that free-chlorine the municipalities added to the water to chloride -- whose molecules are not only too large to evaporate into a vapour to be breathed but also too large to be absorbed by the skin, so they just get washed away and carried down through the drain, harmlessly.