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Chlorine-Free Gardening with a Garden Hose Filter

If you are an organic gardener, chances are you would like an easy way to water your fruits and vegetables with chlorine-free water.
watermatters’ Garden Hose Filter is a versatile and effective solution that can be adapted to your local water quality conditions and specific needs. It has ¾” fittings so that it connects to standard ¾” garden hoses. You’ll need two hoses – one that brings tap water from your hose bib to the Garden Hose Filter (IN side) and another that supplies the filtered water from the Garden Hose Filter (OUT side) to wherever you want to deliver the filtered water.

The Garden Hose Filter is a two-stage filtration system. The first stage cartridge removes sediment and particulate. It contains an inexpensive sediment cartridge that protects the stage two filter which is the real work horse of this combo. The stage two filter can be selected by you to target whatever disinfectant or contaminants you want to remove from your local tap water before the water reaches your intended point of use.

The heavy-duty housing comes mounted on a sturdy steel bracket so that you can install it on the side of your house or garden shed. The housing can withstand outdoor use however it must be brought inside over the winter in case temperatures drop below freezing. The spent filter cartridges should be discarded when you bring the garden filter housing indoors for storage over the winter. Start the new growing season with a new set of filter cartridges.

watermatters™ garden filters employ carbon ‘filtration’ to intercept contaminants in tap water. Carbon is a superior contaminant reduction media to zinc/copper (KDF), especially for cold water use. Carbon is also capable of more comprehensive contaminant reduction due to its unparalleled properties of adsorption.

The watermatters™ garden hose filter is a versatile system that can be adapted to a variety of uses and challenging water conditions by selecting the right cartridge combo that delivers the water quality you require.

NOTE… Why drinking water out of a garden hose is not a good idea.
Although garden hose filters can be very effective at removing unwanted chemicals from tap water, most garden hoses are made of vinyl which is NOT a material suitable for delivering potable water for human consumption. If you plan to drink water delivered by a hose, use a specialty hose which is deemed safe for potable use. Moreover, please be aware that outdoor hoses are typically subjected to temperature extremes and intermittent use; both of these conditions may encourage bacterial growth within the hose.

To purchase a watermatters™ Garden Hose Filter, call us at 604-733-7888 or visit our store.