|Manufacturer||APEC Water Systems|
|Item Weight||25 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 5.25 x 17.5 inches|
|Item model number||ROES-50|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Water Filter System|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year APEC|
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APEC Water Systems ROES-50 Essence Series Top Tier 5-Stage Certified Ultra Safe Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
|Brand||APEC Water Systems|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||16 x 5.25 x 17.5 inches|
|Item Weight||25 Pounds|
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- Supreme quality - designed, engineered, and assembled in USA to guarantee water safety & your health.
- Only technology to remove up to 99% of contaminants such as chlorine, taste, odor, VOCs, as well as toxic fluoride, arsenic, lead, nitrates, heavy metals and 1000+ contaminants. Max Total Dissolved Solids - 2000 ppm. Feed Water Pressure 40-85 psi
- WQA Certified System. Premium long-lasting filters used to treat tap water, well water. Provide unlimited clean, refreshing crisp tasting water superior to bottled water
- America's No.1 rated water filter brand with 20 years of success guaranteeing trouble free, noise-free system for long lasting, dependable, pure drinking water.
- System comes with 100% lead-free designer faucet, plus Certified JG Food grade tubing and parts to provide safe, contamination-free pure water.Pipe Size: 1/4 inches
- 2 year extended manufacturer warranty with registration. System comes with all parts and industry's best instructions and videos for an easy DIY experience.
- High quality leak-free quick connect fittings require no extra lock clips to seal leak, and does not rely on water leak detector to protect your home like other brands.
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Super Efficient APEC Carbon Blocks
Our double carbon blocks are uniquely designed in achieving the maximum possible chlorine & chemicals removal in drinking water. The extremely large carbon block surface maximizes contact time to assured water purity and multiplies lifetime of filters and membranes.
True Leak-Free Fittings Protection
Our high quality fittings come with stainless steel teeth for a guaranteed grip, and special o-ring provides a leak-proof seal. No extra clipping parts and leak detector needed. For your peace of mind.
Superb Taste & Water Purity
APEC's premium quality products result in excellent refreshing taste and water purity that is more distinctive than any other brands.
Easy Installation and Maintenance
Easily DIY your RO system by following step by step online installation videos and detailed instruction manual. Just set it and forget it.
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Enjoy unlimited ultra-fresh, clean, great tasting water right at home for the best quality water for cooking and making delicious coffee, ice. Save money, time, and hassle of buying costly, bottled water and live healthier with ultra-safe water that is contaminant free. The ROES-50 reverse osmosis system has been tested and certified to the highest standard in the industry- WQA gold seal to deliver the highest quality clean, filtered drinking water at an affordable price. This complete 5-stage water filter system is made from high caliber components to offer exceptional contaminant rejection rates and long-lasting, reliable performance. Designed engineered and assemble in the USA by leading reverse osmosis manufacturer APEC Water Systems, the ROES-50 is an affordable workhorse with a proven lineage of success in water filtration. to remove up to 99% of all contaminants, such as chlorine, taste, odor, toxic fluoride, arsenic, lead, and chromium. This efficient and productive or system will provide your family with trouble-free, high quality drinking water for many years to come.
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I saved water from our old 3-stage system, and compared taste and quality to the new APEC 5-stage system. All of the family agreed the this APEC system delivered superior taste, and higher flow rate. The water was visibly clearer. My experience with a family of 4, and a reverse osmosis system servicing a counter faucet AND the refrigerator ice/water dispenser is that the main large particulate filters last about a year. So I suggest buying a complete set of all 5 filters, plus additional large particulate filters when you purchase the unit. Having these spares on hand will let you get in the habit of changing them regularly.
The included faucet is a solid upgrade over the older style we were using. It's solid, and easy to clean. Flow rate is better than expected. All of the included polyhose is color-coded and connects without tools. The supplied pressure tank can be installed upright or on its side. The included installation materials have water and drain taps used to integrate into your existing supply and drain with minimal fuss.
1) Great value. The price is only slightly more than the cost of buying three replacement filters for an older 3-stage system.
2) Purification level exceeded my expectations. Great tasting water. Like it actually tastes good, maybe even Fiji Water good.
3) Everything (and I mean everything) needed for installation is included. Competent home-owner installation.
4) Very compact unit. Fits in the tightest of spaces.
1) You may need special hole saw tools to install the supplied faucet in your counter top.
2) Expect to lie on your back, under your sink cabinet, and fight for room between drains, sink bowls, and garbage disposals. Some nimbleness is needed.
Where I live, we have "city water", but that's really a community well. The water here is EXTREMELY hard. The last time I had it tested to size out a water softener, I was hovering around 30 grains per gallon (that's about three times what the WQA considers "very hard water"). There's tons of sediment, too. At the tap, using my trusty water tester , we're hovering in the neighborhood of 600 ppm. Not "that one time I used a glass that I wasn't sure was clean, and got 571 ppm" but "in new, plastic cups rinsed with distilled water, the readings are between 590 and 630." Not surprisingly, the net result is that the water tastes gross.
If you don't want to read the entire review, here's what you need: this filter turns 600 ppm water into 10 ppm water. Ten. One, zero.
Anyway, I had gone the Primo water route for years (a water cooler with bottles you exchange at Kroger / Walmart / etc.) but got really tired of lugging 40 gallons of water around every time I went to the store. And when I did the math, my almost top-of-the-line Ultimate RO-PERM filter by APEC was going to pay for itself in about six month's time, versus what I was paying for Primo water every month (not even factoring in gas and time involved in getting the bottles).
Then we had a PFAS scare. The river just yards from the municipal water supply was found to be contaminated with PFAS. That's "Don't eat the fish, and if you decide to swim and accidentally swallow some water, you'll get sick" contaminated. Testing was done on the municipal supply, and it was deemed safe. Let me pause here. I live in Michigan. I don't live in or near Flint, but I'm willing to bet you've heard of it, and that the state said their water was safe, too. And I'm like a level 1 still on the training level conspiracy theorist.
I decided I wanted to have a second RO system on the second floor bathroom. My family tends to spend a fair amount of time upstairs, and I thought it would be good for brushing teeth, and so on. As much as I love the Ultimate RO-PERM, I was kind of skeptical about the Essence series. It was cheaper, but the specs seemed to be similar (minus the permeate pump and associated output). Turns out, the biggest difference is that the Ultimate series filters are all made in the USA and WQA certified. The Essence series has imported filters, and APEC seems to have skipped passing on the cost of WQA certification. Side by side, you can't really tell the filters apart, other than looking at the labels to see where they came from. As far as I can tell, the quality is the same. And what's more, the parts are interchangeable, so if you want to "upgrade" the Essence series by replacing the filters with the American-made Ultimate filters, you can.
But as far as TDS, both filters appear to be equally effective!
Installation -- just like my first system -- was dead simple. Turn off the cold water, take off the compression fitting to your faucet, install the adapter (there are several different configurations that should work for just about anybody, included in the package) put your faucet on the adapter, drill a hole for the new RO faucet (difficult on steel, super easy on laminate / composite surfaces), drill a hole for the waste water, tighten your fittings, connect some push-in PEX lines, and you're done.
I'll say this: the first time I installed one, I was feeling really overwhelmed before I started, took a crazy amount of time in unnecessary prep and caution, and had no trouble whatsoever. After I was done, it was so easy, I was offering to help friends and family. Installing this one took me maybe 30 minutes, most of which was spent making a small modification.
So, basic installation doesn't get easier, quality is excellent, and oh by the way, their customer support is awesome. I had a reservoir lose pressure, but initially I couldn't figure out if it was a problem with the filter or something else. They responded to e-mail super fast, we determined what the problem was, the troubleshooting steps were easy, and when we figured out a part needed to be replaced, there wasn't even the slightest pushback about just sending me a whole new reservoir. Thinking about an RO system? Buy it. Have a few bucks more / want to buy American? Get the Ultimate series instead.
NOW... I know this is wordy. If you don't care about pressure, efficiency, or the modification I made, skip the rest of this.
I decided this specific system was going to go in my basement. I've got different projects I work on in the basement, including indoor gardening. Lugging bottles around for water changes isn't the most fun thing in the world, and heavily softened water with 600 ppm is just not going to work for gardening. I already ran a bunch of PEX down there to install my whole-house humidifier last year, so I knew adding another RO filter was going to be a cinch. But... I also knew the pressure on that line was low, and didn't like the idea of creating so much wastewater.
Enter the permeate pump ! I wanted maximum pressure and regeneration on my Ultimate filter, so buying the version with the permeate pump was overkill on my part. But in the basement on the low-pressure line, it was useful. Permeate pumps also increase efficiency by something like 80% and reduce wastewater discharge by over 50%. Not everyone needs one, but you might for pressure. Or, you might want one for efficiency and / or reducing water usage.
I'm pleased to say with that pump, Essence ROES-50 performs like an absolute champ on a low-pressure line. All I did was tee off the water line to my humidifier, add a shutoff, and extend the waste line a bit to go to a floor drain. The manifold on this filter is metal, so drilling through it was a tiny challenge (we're talking maybe three or four minutes) but adding the clamp for the pump and rerouting the connections from the auto shutoff took just minutes. Almost everything you need (depending on the length of PEX you need if you're extending a feed line or drain) can be found in this kit for less than you'd pay for a tee and a shutoff valve at any home improvement store.
TOTAL installation from box to modification to making clean water was about 30 minutes. And after filling, flushing, and filling, now I have 10 ppm water in my basement, too.
I adore this system, and wouldn't even consider buying from another company. If you're not going for an Ultimate system, don't mess around with the cheaper lookalike brands on Amazon. Go with an APEC and enjoy clean water from a solid system, from a company that's still going to be around when you need to change your filters.
Top reviews from other countries
This made the installation a very dificult procedure as all our water cables cannot be pierced and I had to look a day or 2 for a working custom model. Could not find.
This is why I am writing this review, to ask you kindly if you know how I can get "Feed water adaptor 3/8" - 1/2" with needle valve kit"
Many households have water pressure not high enough for reversed osmosis so get a system with a pump for good results