Glossary of Terms


KDF® Media – Atomized Copper and Zinc, also called Redox Media, used to remove chlorine from your water. (See Learn More Section on website) (For what KDF® actually stands for ask Uncle George (800) 243-8775)

Crystalline Quartz – Virgin American Crystal used to “energize” the water. Generates “good” negative ions.

Housing – The outside of the filter unit that holds the cartridge.

Filter Cartridge – The container that holds the filter media.

Non-Cartridge Type – Shower filter that is one whole unit. Does not have a replaceable cartridge.

Red Plug – Plug placed in the inlet of the filter to prevent thread damage. Remove before Installing.

Shower Arm – Water piping which comes out of your shower wall.

Wonder Washer – Specially designed rubber washer and brass sleeve found in the inlet of the housing, which prevents washer collapse and better water seal.

O-Rings – Rubber rings found inside and outside the filter housings, which acts as gaskets.

Shower Head – Device attached to the outlet used to deliver water, does not filter water

Free Available Chlorine (Cl2) – The most commonly found type of chlorine in municipal water supplies.

Chloramines – The combination of chlorine and ammonia found in some water supplies (NH2Cl).

Pre-Filter – Sediment filter that removes particulates from water before entering the garden filters.

Throttle Valve – device used to turn water off & on with a safety drip to avoid back pressure.