Granulated Media vs. Reticulated Media
"When we are not properly hydrated our metabolic rate is reduced. Our thought processes are reduced. The toxins that we are supposed to be removing are not happening. So our bodies are taxed and burdened with having to do that in other ways. And so we end up with skin issues. We end up with a lot of different pathology as a result of chronic dehydration because we’re not putting water in." *
-Paul Barattiero, C.Ped
Not All Filters Are Made The Same And Do Not Operate The Same.
A majority of the large name brand filters out there have large filter tanks and look effective but in this regard they rely on you (the consumer) not knowing anything about filtration.
For example, a leading competitor of ours sells a filtration system that has a bigger filtration tank than we do. Many would think bigger is better, but it isn't always true. This case is no different. This competitor only fills their tank 3/4 of the way full and thus is not treating or pulling toxins at a proper removal rate. They also claim to have KDF-55 media which is important for pulling metals and other harmful chemicals from your water. Good Right? Not Quite...
After further research, there is only a handful percentage of this media added due to the costly nature of this media type. We don't believe in jeopardizing your health simply because it costs us too much to put in the proper amount of KDF-55 to be truly effective. Furthermore, we fill our tanks with 4 stages of KDF-55 and KDF-85.
Granulated Media is loose particles, like pebbles that are poured into a filtration tank as a media to remove certain toxins. Granulated simply means that it is poured in and packed into place.
"It's kind of like pouring little fish tank pebbles in your filter expecting to get the job done."
Sadly, when water is pushed through this media, the little granulated pebbles move around, allowing the water to channel through the media. This results in losing integrity and providing an easy pathway for toxins to travel through your filter with no opposition.
Sadly, this is exactly what happens with our largest competitors! Granulated media suffers in quality because of water channeling. Making it no better than a cheap water pitcher filter from the local store.
Reticulated Foam Media Is The Best
Now when we found this problem of water channeling, commonly found with our competitors in the filtration industry, and we set out to discover a better and newer way of filtering water without the problems of water channeling.
Our media is set in a reticulated media that will not allow for the media to move around with the flow of water. Channeling is no problem as the water is forced to flow through the filter evenly and balanced. This is why OUR UNIQUE FILTERS are the ULTIMATE in filtration!
The Synergy Home Filter is Channel Free!
The Synergy Home Filter utilizes a proprietary form of Filtration Media in multiple stages of the filtration system, known as
Reticulated media reduces contaminants with 5-10X greater efficacy than traditional Granular Filtration Media.
The web like structure (similar to open cell foam) of the Reticulated
Media also distributes the water evenly throughout the column of filtration
media in the main tank purification system, preventing what is referred to as
Channeling is a common issue where the water flowing through the
filtration tank will create a channel through the media bed, forming a river
through the media by following the path of least resistance.
"Channeling prevents all
the water from coming in contact with the media which allows contaminants to
break through and enter your home."
In addition, the self-supporting structure of the Reticulated Media
prevents the media bed from compacting under pressure and plugging, which
causes a sudden drop in water pressure.
Since Reticulated Media will never plug or channel, the need for daily back-washing
is not necessary
. Allowing the Synergy Home Filter to be
100% wastewater free & electricity free.
As an added Bonus: Our powerful KDF redox media produces an ORP Shift of -300mV or more, creating bacteriostatic environment
prevents the growth of bacteria, mold & other microbial contaminants.