5-Micron Sediment Prefilter System

Pelican Whole House Filter and Salt Free Softener
Why Pelican includes a sediment pre-filter system
The sediment pre-filter system reduces particulates in the supplied water down to 5 micron (20 times smaller than a human hair) in size. Routine replacement of this 5-micron sediment filter will increase the effectiveness and protect plumbing and appliances from excess sediment. With average use, each filter is effective for approximately 6-9 months.

Importance of a sediment pre-filter system
Pelican believes that preventing dirt and debris from entering the water system or your home is a good thing. It’s like the A/C filter in your home or the fuel filter in your car. The pre-filter system removes all of the little particles in your water that can clog aerators, shower heads, and build up in your hot water heaters, dishwasher’s sprayers, etc.

Why the sediment pre-filter housing is blue and not transparent.
The sediment pre-filter housing is non-transparent blue for a good reason. Having a clear housing allows light to penetrate the housing which can cause algae to grow in the pre-filter housing. A blue non-transparent housing prevents the light from coming in contact with the water, thus eliminating the possibility of algae forming from light exposure.

Where does the sediment pre-filter system mount?
The sediment pre-filter system is mounted to a secure wall prior to the Pelican Water System being installed. The sediment pre-filter system includes your first cartridge, spanner wrench, rust-free aluminum mounting bracket and screws for mounting. The entire pre-filter system is approximately 7 x 13H, very compact.

Where does the sediment come from?
Sand, sediment, and debris can come from the water lines that supply your water from the city. The underground water lines in some cities or towns can be up to 50 years old. It has been said that in some cases because of defective or aging pipes as much as 15-40% of the water that leaves the water plant never makes it to the homeowner. Water leaking out of the pipes also lets untreated water or debris (seep, contaminate, drain, or flow) into the water supply.