Guardian Series Water Filtration and Water Softener Combo

Guardian Series


The ultimate in total home protection: The whole home filter addresses contaminants while the softener removes hard water minerals.


Removes or reduces some of the most prevalent contaminants in water such as chlorine, ammonia, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides, VOCs, hard water minerals and more


Prevents hard water mineral buildup, extending the life of pipes and appliances


Filtered water that supports smoother skin, more manageable hair, and reduced dryness


Enhances laundry by removing mineral deposits, resulting in cleaner, brighter, and softer clothes.


Lifetime warranty on tank and valve


Quick turnaround time from order to install

*Prices  vary depending on house size, number of people in the home and initial set-up.  Call us for a quick quote!



Install Specs



Guardian Series Water Filtration and Water Softener Combo man next to them


  • Removes or reduces some of the most prevalent water contaminants such as chlorine, ammonia, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides volatile organic compounds, and more!
  • Helps prevent mineral buildup, extending the life of pipes, appliances and hot water heaters
  • Reduces hard minerals and chemicals that can cause dryness and irritation to skin and hair
  • Saves you money over time by reducing the need for premature repairs or replacements of appliances and pipes
  • Enjoy showers and baths that don’t dry out your skin and hair
  • Minimal maintenance between filter changes.
  • Lifetime warranty on tank and valve
  • Quick turnaround time from order to install
  • Recommended to be installed with a reverse osmosis for drinking water



The state-of-the-art electronic valve automatically manages the systems regeneration process which increases the filters longevity and provides a true maintenance free experience. The rinse water is also suitable to be routed to a garden or lawn area, making it a zero-waste solution.



Coconut carbon is one of the most highly effective and eco-friendly water filtration media’s made. It’s highly porous, which allows it to efficiently reduce or remove the most prevalent impurities in city water such as chlorine, ammonia, pesticides, herbicides, volatile organic compounds and more. It’s made from natural coconut shells and does not contain any synthetic materials, making it a healthy and sustainable choice for the environment. It’s also long lasting and requires no maintenance between filter changes



Catalytic coconut carbon is a type of activated carbon that has been impregnated with a natural catalyst, that enhances its ability to address certain contaminants that GAC alone cannot. When used in combination with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), it provides a more comprehensive treatment of the water while also increasing the overall capacity of the filter.


Natural Quartz rock helps maintain flow rate and remove sediment, dirt and silt from the water.


Our high-quality resin, is specially designed to enhance the performance and longevity of the water softener system. Made from premium quality materials that ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness in removing hard water minerals. This specialized resin features advanced technology that captures hard water minerals, preventing them from entering your water supply and causing costly damage to your plumbing fixtures and appliances and is designed to last longer than standard resin, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving you money in the long run.



Our high-capacity salt bin is the perfect companion to the water softener. It’s designed to hold a large amount of salt so your system always operates at peak performance. Our salt bin boasts a user-friendly design that makes adding salt a breeze. Plus, it’s built to last, with durable materials that can withstand the demands of daily use.


guardian series electronic valve for water filtration and softener system
coconut activated catalytic carbon for water filtration and water softener system
coconut activated catalytic carbon for water filtration and water softener system
quartz rock guardian series water filtration
high quality resin
high capacity salt bin
Inspire Series Water Filtration

Installation Specifications

The Guardian Series comes in 3 different residential models depending on the size of the home, number of bathrooms and number of people in the home:

Model 1054 Filter–  10″ x 64″ tank, 1.5 cubic feet, 41 lbs. (total) Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC), Catalytic Carbon, rated for 1.5 million gallons

Model 1054 Softener – 10″ x 64″ tank, 1.5 cubic feet, 41 lbs. (total) Resin Media, 45,000 Grains Per Gallon, 15 gallons per minute flow rate, 15″x17″ square brine tank

Model 1252 Filter – 12″ x 62″ tank, 2 cubic feet, 55 lbs. (total) Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC), Catalytic Carbon, rated for 2 million gallons.

Model 1252 Softener – 12″ x 64″ tank, 2 cubic feet, 55 lbs. (total) Resin Media, 60,000 Grains Per Gallon, 17 gallons per minute flow rate, 18″x30″ round brine tank.

Model 1354 Filter– 13″ x 64″ tank, 2.5 cubic feet, 69 lbs. (total) Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC), Catalytic Carbon, rated for 2.5 million gallons.

Model 1354 Softener– 13″ x 64″ tank, 2.5 cubic feet, 69 lbs. (total) Resin Media, 75,000 Grains Per Gallon, 18 gallons per minute flow rate, 18″x30″ round brine tank.

Installation Specifications:

  • Minimum Installation space required is 55″ width X 18 deep X 66″ height
  • Accommodates ¾”, 1″, 1¼ and 1 1/2″ water mains
  • Can be installed indoors or outdoors
  • Electrical requirements are a standard 110v electrical outlet within 12 feet of system or a 24v transformer plugged in a more distant electrical outlet
  • Drain line can be run up to 100’ and drain to either a drain or garden/lawn area


In a nutshell what does the Guardian Series do?

The Guardian series is comprised of two units that operate together to provide comprehensive water treatment solution to address water contaminants and hard water. The whole-home water filtration system effectively removes or reduces a wide variety of contaminants from the water while the whole home water softener removes hard minerals to soften the water and alleviate hard water problems.

Will I see any white (hard water) spots still with this system?

Even with a water softener installed in your home, you may still notice some spots on surfaces, although their frequency and severity will be significantly minimized and they will be able to be wiped away easily with normal cleaning. Water softeners function by eliminating minerals like calcium and magnesium found in hard water that lead to spotting and related problems. Nonetheless, additional factors such as soap residue, dirt, salt, and dissolved solids present in the water that remain unaffected by the water softener might contribute to spotting.

How do I know if this is the best system for my home?

There is no one sized fits all solution or one best system for everyone. There are a few factors that will help you decide what ultimately is the best system for your family and home. You have to take into account things like your starting water quality, your expectations of what you’d like to see in the outcome of your water quality, the maintenance involved, installation requirements, and of course cost.
This system is a great fit for those on municipal water who are looking for a whole home filtration solution that also addresses hard water treatment and wants to address hard water through true softened water. This system is not the best fit for those who want a no-maintenance system or that don’t want to use salt. The better solution for those scenarios would be an Inspire Series Filtration and Conditioning System.

Can I drink from any faucet in my home?

Where does the system get installed?

The system gets installed where the main line comes into the home (where your shut-off and pressure regulator is located). This Is typically in the garage, side of the house, basement or can even be in the front of the house. Systems can be installed inside with the exception of any area that reaches freezing or below, the unit then will need to be installed indoors.

How long does the filter last?

We recommend changing out m on the media on the whole home filter every 7-8 years to maintain the freshest, cleanest water possible at all times. The softener will last between 10-20 years before it exhausts. You will know when this happens as your water pressure will suddenly  and noticeably decrease.

What is the maintenance?

The water filtration system self-maintains by periodically regenerating so there’s nothing you need to do between filter changes which is recommended every 7-8 years. The water Softener requires adding salt or potassium periodically which for most homes is once every 1-2 months.

How is a whole home system installed and what is required?

This system is installed typically near where the mainline comes into your home. It requires a regular 110 V outlet somewhere within 12 feet of the system and somewhere to drain the water during its periodic regeneration. It also requires the home to have a working pressure regulator. The regenerated water on the filter can go into a garden or lawn area if it’s accessible or it can also go down a drain. The regeneration from the water softener needs to be routed to a septic, sewer or floor drain.

What is coconut shell carbon?

As the name implies, Coconut shell Carbon is made from coconut shells. It is considered one of the highest-quality carbons you can use and it is one of the best forms of activated carbon for water filtration. Compared to the other types of activated carbon, coconut shell carbon has more surface area and a higher density of micro-pores which makes it more absorbent and is considered one of the best materials for water filtration as it can adsorb volatile organic chemicals, and other contaminants that are hard to remove. It’s also hands down the most superior carbon for taste delivering clean, delicious water for drinking and cooking. Best of all, coconuts are renewable and readily available which makes this carbon not only good for you but also for the planet.

What is Coconut Catalytic Carbon?

Coconut Catalytic carbon is a type of activated carbon (made from coconut shells) that has a high affinity for removing chloramines, a toxic, carcinogenic by-product of the municipal disinfection process. The surface of catalytic carbon contains catalytic sites that can break down the chloramine molecules into simpler components, effectively reducing or removing them from the water. Additionally, catalytic carbon has a large surface area and a porous structure that allows it to effectively adsorb and remove a wide range of contaminants.

Why does this system use both Catalytic Carbon and Granular Activated Carbon when others only use just G.A.C?

Combining Coconut catalytic carbon with Coconut granular activated carbon (GAC) provides several benefits.
Catalytic carbon is a type of activated carbon that has been impregnated with a natural catalyst that enhances its ability to remove certain contaminants. This type of carbon is particularly effective at addressing chlorine, chloramines, and hydrogen sulfide.
GAC, on the other hand, is a highly porous form of carbon that is commonly used for water treatment due to its ability to adsorb a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants.When these two types of carbon are combined, they provide a more comprehensive treatment for water. The catalytic carbon can remove specific contaminants that GAC may not be able to effectively remove on its own, while the GAC can adsorb a broader range of contaminants. In addition, combining the two types of carbon can increase the overall capacity of the filtration system, since the catalytic carbon can help to prevent the GAC from becoming overloaded with certain contaminants.

What is resin?

Resin is the key component of a water softener system that performs the ion exchange process. The resin is made up of tiny beads that are designed to attract and capture calcium and magnesium ions, which cause hard water. When water passes through the resin bed, the hard water minerals are exchanged with sodium ions, effectively softening the water.

What is regeneration and why does it happen?

Filter-Regeneration (also known as back flushing) is beneficial as it helps maintain the longevity of the filter. Water has a natural affinity to channel through the carbon only allowing the water to have access to a certain percentage of the carbon at any given time. When this happens, if the channeling is not disrupted, eventually that carbon will exhaust (not be able to absorb any more contaminants). Regenerating gently disrupts the channeling allowing the water to constantly have access to the new surface area of the carbon which extends the life of the filter and keeps the filter and water fresh and clean.

SoftenerA water softener needs to regenerate to restore the effectiveness of its resin bed. Over time, the resin beads become coated with calcium and magnesium ions, which are exchanged with sodium ions during the ion exchange process. As the resin becomes more saturated with hard water minerals, it becomes less effective in softening the water. Regeneration involves flushing the resin bed with a concentrated brine solution that removes the accumulated minerals and replaces them with fresh sodium ions, effectively restoring the resin’s effectiveness. The frequency of regeneration depends on the water hardness, the size of the resin tank, and the amount of water usage.

Can I have a non-regenerating system?

For the water softener no, that system requires regeneration to operate. The filtration system you don’t have to! If perhaps you don’t have a drain option or you simply don’t want the regeneration, you can get the system without that feature. In this case, instead of an electronic valve on top, it would come with an in/out head and would not require electrical or a drain. You will however expect to change the filter about every 3-5 years instead of every 7-8.

Should I use sodium chloride (salt) or potassium chloride with my water softener?

Water softeners can use either salt or potassium as regenerates. The choice between the two depends on individual preferences and needs. While salt is composed of sodium chloride, potassium is made up of potassium chloride. Both substances are effective in softening water, but potassium chloride is more affordable than sodium chloride. Potassium chloride can offer the added benefit of making the water feel less slippery compared to sodium chloride because it produces a powdery residue rather than a slick one. If you want a water softener that leaves less residue and feels less slippery, potassium may be the better option. However, if you prefer the “squeaky clean” sensation, sodium chloride is an excellent choice and also less expensive.

Can the systems be installed outside?

Yes, the system can be installed inside or outside. Outdoor systems need to be ordered with a rain cover for the valve to protect against weather. That said, anywhere in the country with cold climates where temperatures regularly reach below freezing, the unit should only be installed indoors.

What if my main line comes in at the front of my house?

As attractive as our systems are, most people don’t want one as a lawn ornament. Burying the system up to the valve is an option and placing a fake landscape rock over it allows the unit to blend seamlessly into your natural landscape. Alternatively, depending on your property, it may also be a viable option to run the pipe from the main to install the system on the side of your house.

Will this affect my irrigation water?

Typically, your interior and irrigation line are separate; however, that is not always the case. To check, you can turn off your water at the main (the one at the house, not the street). Next turn on your sprinklers. If they turn on, you can be certain that they are not attached to the interior water. If they don’t turn on then you know they are attached to the interior water line. Since the system uses salt, you do not want to be watering your plants with this water as it could harm your plants over time.

Where can I buy salt or potassium for my softener?

Any major home improvement retailer such as Home Depot, Lowes, etc. will carry salt and potassium.