Here’s my situation, my city water has a TDS of around 400, which obviously means I’ll need a RO system. But with such a high TDS should I purchase additional hardware and filters to make life easier? I was looking to purchase a Xero system, but maybe there’s a better system for me?
Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated. I want to make sure I buy the right system and any additional hardware before I start using it. Thanks!
My TDS ranges from 260-700. Most any system with RO will work fine for you. You may not get as much life out of an RO membrane as the sales reps tell you though. They all told me to expect 3-5 years, but I only get one year out of an RO membrane. That is a little disappointing but not really a big deal. You can replace the membrane for under $300. Be sure to find a system that does not require proprietary filters. Get one that allows you to use off-the-shelf, easily found filters and membranes.
The XERO or the IPC Hydrocart will handle your 400 tds just the same. With the Hydrocart however you can have a built in pump, battery, electric or gas. You can also get them with a really nice hose reel built right in.
The Hydrocart for running 2+ poles on a jobsite. Better suited to commercial work.
The XERO Pure is smaller, lighter and more nimble.
We sell a lot of Hydrocarts but the XEROs move 30 to 1 because of the price.
Ryan the Xero Pure will work perfect for you. The RO removes 98% of the TDS and will last a long time. You can get it cleaned every few years and it will restore it back to full efficiency. The only other Filter you need is the carbon sediment in front of the RO. Those can be bought locally as it is a standard whole house Filter. Some TDS will dry spot free with RO only but if that does not work for you the final stage Resin Filter will do the job. It’s a refillable cartridge