How does reverse osmosis (RO) technology work?
RO systems strip the water of most everything (including many beneficial minerals) using its specialized RO membrane (it has a filter pore size of .0001 microns in diameter), however they can be necessary to remove certain contaminants in various parts of the country. They are also necessary for removing fluoride in your water, should that be a priority for you. Issues with typical RO systems include: they can waste up to 24 gallons of water for every 1 gallon of drinkable water; they require large storage tanks, and they are expensive and complex to install.
The Brondell Circle RO System eliminates these problems (and is up to 10 times more efficient than other systems!) by wasting less than 2 gallons of water per gallon of drinking water produced. The Circle also has an integrated tank and sophisticated non-electrical design. microorganisms, bad tastes, and odors from your tap water for a healthier home and family.
Do the Brondell H2O+ water filtration systems come with the filter(s)?
Yes, all of the Brondell H2O+ water filtration products come with the filter(s) you'll need for operation. When you are ready for replacement filters, they are available HERE for purchase.
Is there an automatic water filter replacement reminder system?
Yes, the Circle Reverse Osmosis System includes a chrome faucet with an integrated LED filter change indicator. This faucet tracks water used (up to 475 gallons) and time passed (6 months) whichever comes first will cause the indicator to change letting you know it is time for new filters!
What is the faucet flow rate for the Circle RO system?
The faucet dispenses water at a rate of between 0.26 and 0.37 gallons per minute (gpm) when the incoming water pressure ranges from 40-100 psi.
Are any tools required for replacing any of my H2O+ water filters?
No tools are required for replacing ANY water filters.
Are my H2O+ water filters recyclable?
Unfortunately, H2O+ water filters are made from composite materials and are not recyclable at this time. Please contact your local recycling centers to see if they can assist you with disposal.
Where is it made?
The Circle Reverse Osmosis system is made in Korea.
What does it remove?
For a full list of contaminants the Circle addresses click HERE.
Does the Circle RO system remove fluoride?
Yes, the Brondell H2O+ Circle Reverse Osmosis system removes fluoride from water and is certified by the WQA (Water Quality Association) for Fluoride reduction.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in many foods and water. Fluoride helps to promote dental health and has other beneficial qualities when present in small quantities, as found in most municipal water systems, usually in the form of sodium fluoride. However, we realize that some people still want to completely remove fluoride from their drinking water. The Brondell H2O+ Circle Reverse Osmosis system removes fluoride from water and is certified by the WQA (Water Quality Association) for Fluoride reduction, the Cypress, Pearl, and Coral leave the mineral in. It’s very rare to find quality filtration systems (other than reverse osmosis systems) that are capable of removing any substantial amount of fluoride from drinking water. Beware of uncertified claims from manufacturers claiming to remove fluoride with non-RO systems.
Does the Circle RO system remove sodium?
Yes, the Circle RO System will significantly reduce or eliminate sodium and aqueous salts.
Does the Circle RO system re-mineralize the filtered water?
No, the Circle RO System does not re-mineralize the filtered water. Needed minerals can be consumed through food by eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Does the Circle system remove Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) from drinking water?
Currently, PFC's are not on the standard VOC list for NSF or WQA certification, both of which we have. So while we have not been certified in our testing for removing these contaminants, all of our systems will significantly reduce these chemicals.
Will the Circle RO system get my TDS reading down to zero?
The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) reading will not go to absolute zero. The Circle system can lower the TDS readings of tap water by 90%. After water moves through the pre-filter, carbon block filter, and RO Membrane, the TDS reading will be significantly reduced. After this, the water moves through a final carbon block filter before exiting the faucet. At the last filter state the water can pick up a small amount of TDS particles from the carbon, but that’s normal and proper functionality.
Are your filters phthalate and BPA-free?
Yes, all parts in contact with water are phthalate and BPA-free.
Reverse Osmosis Performance Data
Reverse Osmosis Efficiency Data