Spectrapure RO/DI parts are impressive

In my last post, I mentioned that it was time to replace the RO/DI parts in my Kent Marine 60gpd HI-S unit.  I ordered the replacement parts direct from Spectrapure which consisted of a 90 gallon per day RO membrane, a high capacity color changing DI cartridge, a sediment prefilter, a carbon block prefilter and a new 90gpd flow restrictor.

Needless to say, I am very impressed at the performance.  The flow is much faster and the amount of waste water is at least 50% less than before.  Another extra plus is, I would have spent over $170 on the same Kent Marine parts so I ended up saving $50.

The water coming out of the of the new setup is showing 000 on my TDS meter with all the parts installed and even before I installed the new DI filter, my TDS was at 003.

Overall I am very happy with this purchase and plan on using Spectrapure RO/DI parts again when I have to replace them.

Time to replace the RO/DI parts

I have been having a recent battle with cyano and then I realized that I haven’t replace my membrane or DI cartridge in many years.  I cannot recall if it was 2008 or 2010 but either way, it have been too long.

When I tested the water coming out of my Kent Marine Hi-S unit about two months ago, my TDS meter was showing 003 ppm and just the other day, it is showing 054 ppm.  Even though it is not too high, I have a feeling that it might be contributing to my cyano problem.

There is good news and bad news but mostly good.  When looking for replacement parts I found that the prices for the Kent Marine membrane and filters went up a lot since the last time I bought them.  The good part is, I stumbled upon the Spectrapure website and found better replacement parts for almost half the price.  The other good news is, I am upgrading my membrane from a 60gpd unit to a 90gpd unit by replacing the flow restrictor for $5.00.

My parts should be here next Wednesday and after I have them running for a while, I will tell you how they are working out.