How does reverse osmosis (RO) technology work?
RO systems strip the water of most everything, including many beneficial minerals, using its specialized RO membrane that has a filter pore size of .0001 microns in diameter. RO systems 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; and they can be expensive and complex to install.
The Brondell Circle RO system reduces these problems, is up to 10 times more efficient than other systems, and wastes less than 2 gallons of water per 1 gallon of drinking water produced. The Circle also has an integrated tank and sophisticated non-electrical design.
The Brondell Capella RO system also reduces the same problems and more, is up to 20 times more efficient than other systems, and wastes approximately 1 gallon of water per 1 gallon of drinking water produced. The Capella has an external, steel storage tank with an internal water bladder for storing your drinking water.
Both the Circle and Capella RO systems reduce chlorine, bad tastes, and odors from your tap water for a healthier home and family.
Do the Brondell 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, both the Circle RO system and Capella RO system includes a chrome faucet with an integrated LED filter change indicator that reminds you to change the filters after 6 months.
What is the faucet flow rate for the Circle and Capella RO systems?
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 for Circle; and 35-100 psi for Capella.
Are any tools required for replacing any of my water filters?
No tools are required for replacing ANY water filters.
Are my 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 are the Circle and Capella RO systems made?
Both the Circle and Capella RO systems are made in Korea.
What do the Circle and Capella RO systems remove?
For a full list of contaminants that the Circle addresses, click here; for Capella, click here.
Does the Circle and Capella RO systems reduce fluoride?
Yes, the Brondell Circle Reverse Osmosis system and Capella Reverse Osmosis system reduces 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 Circle Reverse Osmosis system and Capella Reverse Osmosis system significantly fluoride from water and is certified by the WQA (Water Quality Association) for Fluoride reduction. Our non-RO systems, such as 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 and Capella RO systems remove sodium?
Yes, the Circle RO system and Capella RO system will significantly reduce or eliminate sodium and aqueous salts.
Does the Circle and Capella RO system re-mineralize the filtered water?
No, the Circle and Capella RO systems do not re-mineralize the filtered water. Needed minerals can be consumed through food by eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Does the Circle or Capella RO system remove Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs, PFAs, PFOA/PFOS) from drinking water?
Only the Capella is certified by WQA testing for significantly reducing these chemical contaminants.
Will the Circle or Capella RO system get my TDS reading down to zero?
The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) reading will not go to absolute zero. The Circle and Capella systems can lower the TDS readings of tap water by up to 90% depending on your water quality. 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 stage, the water can pick up a small amount of TDS particles from the carbon, and is normal and proper functionality.
Are your filters phthalate and BPA-free?
Yes, all parts in contact with water are phthalate and BPA-free.