The EZ Pure is cheaper to run and use than the others.
EZ Pure Carbon filter - 4x21" of filter media - capable of removing chlorine from approximately 30,000 gallons of water (change every 6 months)
EZ Pure DI filter - 4x21" of filter media - on average is lasting customers 4 months or more.
The competition has stated that the carbon and DI will be changed every 2,000 gallons.
At those readings I would probably go w/ the EZ Pure. At the suggested replacement rates for the HydroTube you will get at best 67 hours (the higher the TDS the lower this number will be) of run time before replacement. At the replacement rate that others are getting from the EZ you would have replaced the HydroTube filters at least 4 times (if you use the system 12.5 hrs a week).
the EZ pure filters may last four times longer but they’re three times more expensive so the savings in money isn’t huge however there is the PITA factor of changing filters more often with a HydroTube.
I haven’t used the other one and only been using the EZ pure for a couple weeks. So I don’t have anything to compare it with. But I know one thing, I love my EZ pure and gardiner wfp. The first job (My house) i didn’t have enough pressure so I bought a pump. Dummy me, figured out it wasn’t the pressure I wasn’t getting, it was the pressure I was losing with the cheap garden fittings. I had a company that specializes in hose make me the correct brass fittings and hose, added that white looking tape, sealed all leaks and now I have enough pressure. I’ll keep the pump in case I ever need it, like all the other stuff in my garage (Anyone want to buy $400 backpack leaf blower - I’ll give you a screaming deal. nah man, I’m going to keep it, I may need it sometime)
I also made a mistake of buying 200 feet of 3/8 air hose. It now sits in the garage with all my other failed ideas. I replaced it with 1/4 polyster braiding. The 1/4 is so much easier to handle than the 3/8. I don’t have a hose reel yet.
I hate to hijack the thread but what kind of height is everyone getting out of the EZ pure/Hydrotubes without the booster pumps? i.e. will it have sufficient pressure at 60foot? (assuming normal tap pressure)
I bought a hydrotube just over a year ago and use it almost every day, mostly residential and no problems with 3 stories, HOWEVER, I wish I would have bought the EZ simply because of Shawn’s support and involvement in the WCR community. Next time!