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WECO CATX-0948 Backwashing Whole House Water Filter with Catalytic Carbon

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  • Reduces offensive taste and odor problems in well and municipal water.
  • Treats chlorine, chloramine, benzene, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), heavy metals and more contaminants in water.
  • Uses enhanced coconut shell catalytic carbon filter media.
  • Protects against carcinogenic disinfection byproducts (THMs).
  • Reduces organic chemical contamination like solvents.
  • Suitable for whole house and commercial applications.
  • 1" in/out ports, 1/2" drain port. Requires 110/220V.


The WECO Backwashing filter with catalytic granular activated carbon (GAC) is a high-performance Point-Of-Entry (POE) filter designed to remove contaminants from water supplies.

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is responsible for noxious “rotten egg” odors in bath water, showers and drinking water. The odor may be noticeable only when the water is initially turned on or when hot water is run. Heat forces the gas into the air which may cause the odor to be especially offensive in a shower. Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive to metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass. It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass. Hydrogen sulfide creates yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom faucets. Coffee, tea and other beverages made with water containing hydrogen sulfide may be discolored. Prepare foods’ appearance and taste are affected by H2S in water.

Ferrous iron is invisible in water until it reacts with oxygen and precipitates as ferric iron particles. Iron can foul water softeners and other ion-exchange resin filtration systems. Iron will also reduce the efficiency of reverse osmosis filtration systems. Iron gives hair orange-tinted highlights and interferes with coloring products. Iron particles clog shower heads and faucet aerators. Iron is known to foul and damage water-using industrial and medical equipment. Copper can cause hair to have a greenish tint that causes hair coloring products to look too dark. Blue stains in bath tubs, sinks and toilets are caused by copper.

This system also reduces natural and synthetic organic compounds that cause musty odors and tastes. Carcinogenic industrial chemicals like solvents, MTBE from leaking fuel tanks and other health hazards are absorbed by the activated carbon.

The WECO backwashing filter consists of a Structural Poly Glass™ Pressure tank and a controller. Structural Poly Glass™ is the ideal filter media tank for residential and industrial water filtration and conditioning duty. This combination provides unmatched strength and chemical resistance for years of trouble-free service. The slim diameter makes installation easy in tight locations and does not take up a lot of floor space. The controller is constructed of a fiber-reinforced polymer valve body for superior strength and durability. It is non-corrosive and UV-resistant. The controller utilizes a single motor design that keeps time and drives the piston. The controller is easily programmed and user-friendly due to LCD display, and familiar buttons.

Water enters the top of the tank through the control valve and passes downward through the bed of granular activated carbon. The WECO backwashing filter will clean itself periodically by rinsing away particulates that may have collected in the activated carbon bed. The control valve automatically starts the backwash process. The backwash procedure is an operation where water passes backward through the filter media at a fast flow rate. It enters the tank at the bottom through the riser tube, then flows upward through the filter medium, exiting at the control valve and sent to waste. The rapid, turbulent upward water flow, in addition to flushing away particulate matter, loosens and resettles the media bed, preparing it for another filtration cycle. The treated and conditioned water enters the riser tube at the bottom of the tank, passing upward and exiting the filter through the control valve.

System Specifications

Model Service Flow (gpm) Peak Flow (gpm) Tank Diameter (inches) Tank Height (inches) Minimum Backwash Rate (gpm) Catalytic Carbon Process Media
Bed Depth (Inches) Weight (lbs) Volume (cu. ft.)
CATX- 0948 1-3 12 9 48 4 13 85.5 1.0
CATX- 1054 1.5-4.5 14 10 54 5 14 114.0 1.5

Professional Plumbing Support Recommended for Installation

Water pressure can cause leaks and damage the surrounding building or fixtures if not properly installed. User must check all fittings for tightness. WECO assumes no responsibility for water damage due to leaks.

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