** 2017 UPDATE ***
HomeSpring is gone again, probably never to return – Content below for archival purposes only
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How Homespring Works
Filtered Water for Every Faucet in Your Home
Whether your home is supplied by ground water (well or cistern), surface water (lake or river) or municipal water (city or town); a Homespring Central Water Purifier will provide “Crystal clear water from every tap”.
The Homespring Central Water Purifier physically blocks out contaminants like bacteria, parasites and viruses as the water enters your home (please see certification and testing data for more information). This shift towards ‘point of entry’ water filtration ensures that your entire home is supplied with cleaner, safer and better tasting water.
The System consistently provides clean, filtered water for all of your cleaning, cooking, washing and drinking needs; while automatically flushing unwanted contaminants and particles down the drain.
GE’s Ultrafiltration Membrane
The Homespring Central Water Purifier uses thousands of GE’s ultrafiltration hollow fibre membrane strands. Each membrane strand contains billions of microscopic pores. Household water pressure pushes water molecules through these pores towards the hollow center of the membrane, while blocking out larger contaminants such as bacteria, parasites and viruses (please see certification and testing data for more information). Filtered water then flows through each fibre and is distributed to every household fixture.
Unwanted particles and micro-organisms are then flushed out of the System during the automatic cleaning cycle.
Due to the small pore size, particles that are too large to pass through are physically blocked out, while dissolved salts and essential minerals freely pass through.
The Homespring Central Water Purifier effectively blocks and removes particles larger than 0.02 microns nominal from your water supply.
The Homespring Central Water Purifier Prefilter removes large particles from source water to protect and extend the life of the system.
The filter can be used on municipal water sources to reduce unwanted tastes and odors associated with aesthetic chlorine. This Prefilter utilizes the surface area of small granules to bind and contain trace chemicals, keeping them from entering your water supply. One teaspoon of granular Activated Carbon has a surface area equivalent to that of a football field.
The stainless steel mesh filter can be used on water sources as a final guard for the Membrane Module against large particles. This reusable filter is used in installations where activated carbon is not required.
|Homespring™ model number||UF211|
|Max rated peak flow in gallons (liters) per minute||11 (42)|
|Max rated continuous flow in gallons (liters) per min||4.5 (17)|
|Appr. water volume treated annually in gallons (liters x 106)||130,000 (0.49)|
|Carbon filter capacity in gallons (liters)||130,000 (0.49)|
|Installation height (vertical mount) inches (cm)||74 (188)|
|Installation height (horizontal mount) inches (cm)||36 (91)|
|Footprint (vertical mount) inches (cm)||18 x 18 (45 x 45)|
|Footprint (horizontal mount) inches (cm)||24 x 74 (61 x 188)|
|Maximum ambient temperature||60°C (140°F)|
|Homespring controllers||Advanced plus|
|Maximum peak flow rate (LPM/USgal)||Up to 42/11|
|Maximum continous flow rate (LPM/USgal)||17/4.5|
|Minimum temperature (°C/°F)||>0/32|
|Maximum temperature (°C/°F)||<38/100|
|Approximate flush volume (litres/USgal)||45/12|
|Typical system efficiency*||95%|
|Controller Voltage (VAC)||120 / 230|
|Virus removal **||>99.999%|
|Cyst removal **||>99.95%|
**Please see certification and testing data for more informatio
**When installed with the optional activated carbon pre-filter.
The Homespring Central Water Purifier must be installed by an authorized Homespring technician and properly maintained in accordance with the Homeowner’s Manual. Failure to properly maintain the system will compromise performance and/or result in a failure to control water quality, which may lead to delivering of contaminated water. Improvements to taste result when the system is used with the optional carbon filter. Water Safety: Please see the certification and independent laboratory results. Contaminants and pathogens may build-up in a house’s piping system and could shed into the water after it has been filtered through the Homespring Central Water Purifier. Follow manual instructions, including use of a sanitizer on the piping system to avoid contaminant build-up. Exposure to microorganisms may also occur during daily activities.
Total ConvenienceThe Homespring™ Ultrafiltration System by GE is installed at the point where water enters your home, providing unlimited, ultrafiltered water at every faucet. The system is virtually maintenance-free and automatically self cleans on a daily basis.Great TasteBottled water taste is now as easy as turning on the tap. The Homespring ultrafiltration System by GE can reduce unpleasant tastes and odors at the point of entry to your home.
Limitless SupplyA steady stream of ultrafiltered water is available for all your family needs. The Homespring Ultrafiltration System by GE reduces dry skin and allergic reactions due to chlorinated water.
Purified WaterYou and your family will enjoy peace of mind when drinking, preparing food and bathing in ultrafiltered water.Save MoneyWorking with existing water pressure, the Homespring Ultrafiltration System by GE requires no electricity to filter your water. Electricity is only necessary to activate the controller for the daily backwash cycle.