Every water filter system that Pure Elements Water installs is a “custom” water filter system. That is because Pure Elements Water takes into account what the client wishes to accomplish with their water. In addition, we alert the client to anything else they might not be aware of such as elevated levels of other contaminants. Just some of the contaminants found in water can be: Chloramines, Chlorine, Fluoride, Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Zinc, Hydrogen Sulfide, Pesticides, Sediment/Dirt (Turbidity), Trihalomethanes (THMs), and Calcium Carbonate. Some of these must be removed with special components and media.
The particular water filter system that Pure Elements Water installed in Malibu was a larger system but not an out of the ordinary installation for the Pure Element Water crew. The home is a large mansion just north of Point Dume in Malibu, California. It is right on the cliff there over-looking the ocean. The home has quite a view from almost every room. The home was built on “spec” and is expected to fetch somewhere between 23 to 28 million dollars. The leading Malibu architect firm of Doug Burdge and Associates designed the home.
For this installation, the client requested the tank be mounted next to a cement wall on the side of the guesthouse. The water filter system will be outside, which is fine. The high flow value is designed for indoors or outdoors. Eventually landscaping will hide the tank from view.
The water main was looped near where the tank was to be installed and buried. It had to first be dug up. Then the 2-inch copper pipe intake valve system needed to be built. Working with 2-inch copper pipe takes some extra knowledge and skill to solder correctly. Our Pure Element Water crew is very experienced with it.
The tank of this water filter system is a high-grade fiberglass. It needed to be fitted with the water conditioner inside and then the best medias to deal with the particular contaminants known to be in this Malibu area.
A second water conditioner was also installed at the water pipe main in this complete water filter system.
Both the conditioners do a good job of reducing hard water issues and are eco-friendly in their design. This is becoming more important to Californians and especially in ecology-minded areas like Malibu. The use of water softeners is frowned upon in many areas because they pollute the environment with discharged salt.
There will probably come a time when softeners are outlawed altogether and need to be replaced by water conditioners such as the ones used here in this water filtering system.
Once the water filter system media has been loaded into the tank and the water conditioners are in place, the next step is hooking up the PVC main water lines to the actual water filter copper valves. Again, this takes some expert soldering and good experience with working with large PVC pipe. No leaks should be detected when an experienced installer does this correctly.
After all the water filter system valves and drain are in place, the tank is mounted and bracketed to the wall. In this instance, the tank was mounted on a cement stone so it was stable on the sand. The high flow valve is mounted on top and the water filter system gets turned on and tested. It doesn’t take long to make sure all the work was done correctly.
The client was very pleased with the final result. Another perfect Pure Elements Water filter system installation!