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Old 05-06-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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We want to install a whole-house water filtration system to remove chlorine and other stuff from water. Will this affect water pressure? it seems that any filtration system must put resistance to the water flow, so there must be some negative effect but how big is it? Also, are there any sort of "water pressure amplifiers" that could be installed in the house -- with a filtration system or not -- that would increase pressure? We already have an issue with low pressure in one shower, so we do not want to make the problem even worse. Thanks!

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Most typical water filtration systems will drop your water pressure by approximately 5 psi with clean cartridges. The pressure drop will increase as the cartridges build up with sediment. The only way to increase water pressure is to install a booster pump and pressure tank.

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Remove the shower head and any faucet tip aerators and clean them, maybe in vinegar if there is hard water caused scale blocking flow.

Removal of chalorine on a whole house basis is not a good thing because of potentail bacteria growth. The better way is shower head and a drinking water filter under the sink with its own RO faucet.
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Remove the shower head and any faucet tip aerators and clean them, maybe in vinegar if there is hard water caused scale blocking flow.

Removal of chalorine on a whole house basis is not a good thing because of potentail bacteria growth. The better way is shower head and a drinking water filter under the sink with its own RO faucet.
Are there showerhead/faucet filter systems that include some type of pressure pump? Whether or not cleaning helps, I want to see if I can increase pressure anyway.
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No.

There is no pump that can be installed on a shower head.
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