Frequently Asked Questions

When do I change my water filters?

The Lil’ Boss carbon filter is rated to produce approximately 3,000 gallons of treated water or last approximately 6-9 months; the unit with the KDF upgrade produces approximately 6,000 gallons of treated water.

The Tall Boss carbon filter is rated to produce approximately 7,500 gallons of treated water or last approximately 6-9 months; the unit with the KDF upgrade produces approximately 15,000 gallons of treated water.

The sediment filter replacement schedule is based on how dirty your source water is. It is recommended to replace both filter cartridges at the same time. If you can visibly see dirt in the sediment filter sooner than indicated, this indicates high levels of sediment in your incoming water and this filter should be changed more often than the carbon filter.

 

Is this item okay for use in ponds with fish as an alternative to using additives for de-chlorination?

Yes, your fish will like this much better than additional chemicals. These units are designed to be stand-alone filters for immediate removal of chlorine and sediment from your water; they are rated at up to 99% chlorine removal.

 

 Is the item durable?

The Lil’ Boss is constructed of styrene acrylonitrile and has a maximum water pressure of 75psi and a maximum temperature of 125˚F.

The Tall Boss is constructed of polypropylene and has a maximum water pressure of 100psi and a maximum temperature of 125˚F.

If you are unsure of your water pressure, check with a pressure gauge available at most hardware stores.

 

Is the item easy to use?

Everything required for setting up your unit is included in the package: filtration unit, filters, tubing, hose connector, shut-off valve, mounting bracket and filter wrench. Also included is a user manual with step-by-step instructions and customer service contact information if you have any issues.

 

Can I drink the treated water out of my Lil’ Boss or Tall Boss?

These systems do not remove PPMs or harmful contaminants (pharmaceutical residue, pesticide run-off, etc.) so if your water source is not approved as drinking water, then these systems will not make your water safe. However, if your source water is city or well water, then it is safe to drink.