I sell air purifiers by Vollara, the company that bought out EcoQuest International when it went bankrupt. At one time I was the top seller of the SpringHouse whole house water purification system, a product I like and fuly believe in. Long before EcoQuest sold to Vollara and SpringHouse was dropped from the product mix, it became quite evident that the company had lost interest in the product. In 2005 I designed my own whole house water purification system that is more effective, costs less, and costs less to maintain. That product is my Urban Defender whole house water filter. Additional filters and ultra violet disinfection can be added to make this product superior to the SpringHouse.
One problem that seemed to plague some owners of SpringHouse was the issue of canister failure. Canisters would suddenly burst – for no apparent reason – generally with a long crack down the side of the canister. New canisters can be purchased for some models but increasingly the parts are hard or impossible to find.
This photo shows an interior view of the SpringHouse. Generally the system consists of a 5 micron pre-filter, carbon block, MAZ (zeolyte), UV light, KDF (in granular carbon matrix), polyphosphate, and final 1 micron filter. I continue to provide filters for customers of mine who own the SpringHouse. UV bulbs, quartz sleeves, and ballasts may no longer be available. Recently a system failed and I was able to implement a repair. In this case the loss of two filters does not impair the function because incoming water quality is pretty good and this system is able to retain the important components. Here is a photo of the repaired SpringHouse:
This post is intended to assist those individuals who own a SpringHouse and who would like to continue using it as long as possible. When you reach the stage of being unable to use your SpringHouse any longer I encourage you to contact me to learn more about your water filtration options. I provide water purification sytems for both public water systems and private wells. My Urban Defender whole house water purification system is unsurpassed in its ability to treat public water…while remaining remarkably affordable. View the many testiomonials on my website and on this blog (Sweetwater Customers Speak Out). I look forward to hearing from you.