TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Products Covered
- Before We Get Started, The Basics
- Care & Maintenance Activities
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: Blu Tech tests all of their water products individually before shipping for leaks and other issues. It is essential that you hookup and test your water system within the first 30 days of purchase and report any issues immediately to our team to prevent issues related to a warranty claim. Just like with any water system: Issues resulting from freezing, overtightening, dropping or system neglect are not covered by the manufacturer warranty.
In this article, you'll find instructions and best practices for ongoing care and maintenance of your Blu Tech Water Filters. This article will review the following care and maintenance activities
- First time use
- Storing (when not in use)
- Replacement (when and how)
Before We Get Started, The Basics
Before performing any maintenance activities, it is essential that you understand how your filtration system works and how it should be connected. If you have not done so already, please review the 'Getting Started Guide' that is applicable to your system. Each article includes information on how to properly hookup your system as well as what is included:
Portable systems (MR3, R2, and R3):
Fixed Systems (SOLO, DUO, and TRIO):
First Time Use
The first time you use your water filter system or if you haven't used it for a long period of time, it is a good idea to flush your system before use. Once you get your fixed system installed and are hooked up to a water source, turn on the water and let it run for about 5 minutes before you start using the water. This will allow the cannisters to fill up and pressurize appropriately for use.
Care & Maintenance Activities
How do you know when to replace your filters?
• 3-Stage Filter Change: 3-4 Months
• 2-Stage or Single-Stage Filter Change: 2-4 Months
• You see a drop in your water pressure
• Your filters are left wet for 3 or more weeks without being used
during that time.
• We recommend checking your filters every 2 months
TOP TIP: The filter replacement estimates above are just that; estimates. There are several factors that can move those estimates up or down such as; how clean/dirty and how soft/hard the water is that you're filtering. It's a good idea to keep a set of backup filters on hand in case need them. Adding a water softener to your setup will also extend the life of your filters if you frequent areas with hard water.
What to do if Filters Go Unused for 2-3 Weeks or More?
If you are not running water actively through the system for more than 2 to 3 weeks, it is advised to remove the filters and canisters. Once removed, set them out to fully dry at which point you should put them in zip-lock bags. When you head out
on your next trip, simply put the filters back in and they will be like new. This process can be done multiple times, as the filters are fine if they do not sit wet for an extended period