Clean water should not have to come at the expense of a sustainable future – that’s the overarching business philosophy of Pelican Water. As a manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading water filtration and UV systems, Pelican Water delivers a wide variety of water filtration products designed to remove harmful pathogens, plus pharmaceutical residuals, chlorine and chloramines, among other harmful elements.
Pelican Water is the market leader when it comes to salt-free water softening and conditioning systems – in addition, the company’s whole-house and point-of-use products include several models of water softener, whole-house filter, drinking system, shower filter, UV disinfection system and more. In addition, Pelican is known for providing water solutions in a responsible, sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
The below Pelican Water reviews list a few of their best-known products and provided a quick run-down of their product specifications, along with pros and cons. Keep reading to find out which Pelican Water product(s) might be right for your household.
Pelican Water Comparison Chart
|Pelican Whole House Filter & Salt-Free Softener with UV|
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|Pelican Premium Whole House Water Filter System|
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|Pelican NaturSoft Salt-Free Water Softener|
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|Pelican 3-Stage Under-Counter Drinking Water Filter|
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|Pelican 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System|
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|Pelican Premium Shower Filter with 5-Foot Wand|
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Pelican Water Reviews
1. Pelican Whole House Filter & Salt-Free Softener with UVView Price
When it comes to filtering chemicals from your water, along with eliminating other ill effects of hard water – but without the use of salt – the Pelican Combo Series with UV is one of the most effective products on the market. With its easy installation, the Pelican Combo Series is the only salt-free water softener in existence that is also certified as 99.6 percent effective.
In addition, this system requires virtually no maintenance and doesn’t waste any water or use any electricity to filter your water. The unit comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, along with a five-year performance guarantee and a limited lifetime warranty on both the tank and parts.
With its UV protection, the Pelican Combo Series can eliminate 99.9 percent of all harmful microorganisms, including E. coli, giardia and cryptosporidium. The UV component of the system is able to eradicate pathogens by preventing them from reproducing; it is a highly effective secondary treatment for protection against microorganisms that have developed a resistance to chlorine.
This system leaves your water both softer and cleaner, plus tasting and smelling great. Many reviewers commented directly on the clean and sweet taste of their water after installing the system. Depending on your level of DIY expertise, some users recommend either hiring a professional to install your system, or knowing that you may have to make a few trips to your local home improvement store, depending on your plumbing configuration. Most users report immediately measurable improvements in their water upon installing the system.
2. Pelican Premium Whole House Water Filter SystemView Price
Pelican explains that this unit is relatively easy to install for a whole house system and doesn’t require very much maintenance, all while providing top-notch whole-house water filtration. In fact, no other system with a lifetime warranty can remove the vast amount of chemicals this model has the capability of removing. It removes roughly 97 percent of chlorine up to 1.301 million gallons and its bacterial static media helps inhibit bacterial growth.
This water filtration system comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, a five-year performance guarantee and a limited lifetime warranty on both the tank and associated parts.
The Pelican Carbon Series uses a four-stage system to clean your water. First, the sediment pre-filter system reduces all sand, sediment, silt and debris that may be present in your water. At this stage, the system can capture particles as small as five microns – or 20 times smaller than a human hair.
The next two stages use activated carbon media to filter chlorine, pharmaceuticals, chloramines, herbicides, pesticides and many other contaminants. And the final stage uses a patented bacteriostatic copper-zinc reduction oxidation media that prevents and reduces potential algae and bacteria growth.
The large tank that comes with this unit holds plenty of filtration media, which increases its overall performance and lifespan.
Reviewers were impressed by how easy the system was to install, along with the tremendous customer service support. Users reported all traces of a chlorine taste or smell disappearing immediately, and report that the system represents a good value. Some users point out that, depending on the configuration of your plumbing system, you may need to be prepared to troubleshoot issues during installation.
3. Pelican NaturSoft Salt-Free Water SoftenerView Price
This model is billed as the gold-standard, salt-free, maintenance-free water softener/conditioner available and is certified for prevention of scaling at 99.6 percent. With Pelican’s industry-leading limited lifetime warranty, this water softener system is environmentally friendly in its design and production, wastes no water, requires no electricity to operate and leave beneficial elements in your water.
Many communities are served by systems that deliver hard water – that is, water with high concentrations of magnesium and calcium. The resulting hard-water scaling, or concentrations of these minerals left behind when water evaporates, can wreak havoc on your plumbing and appliances, along with damaging your skin and hair.
Using this system can help prevent hard water scales from forming within your plumbing system and appliances – it’s quick and simple to install, either inside or outside your home. In addition, softened water can help your lawn and gardens to thrive.
Through Pelican’s NaturSoft process, you can soften your water without the use of chemicals – instead, this unit will use calcium carbonate crystal structures to attract excess dissolved hardness and remove it.
Reviewers report that this system is well worth the purchase – its ease of installation and use, plus its high level of impact make it stand out. Many reviewers reported seeing a measurable difference in feel, taste and odor of their water, though some did point out that it takes some time for the system to work to its full capacity, so don’t expect magic results right away. Some users point out that basic household items like shower doors and dishes are much easier to clean once the system is installed.
4. Pelican 3-Stage Under-Counter Drinking Water FilterView Price
This filter dramatically reduces taste and odor issues associated with chloramine and chlorine, using three distinct stages of filtration. With its hygienically sealed filter cartridges and color-coded fittings, you’ll have easy installation, simple maintenance and no water waste. The system can treat 1500 gallons of filtered water with on-demand filtration.
This under sink water filter features three distinct phases of filtration, starting with a 25-micron prefilter, followed by catalytic GAC carbon filters. This unique filtration method improves the taste and odor of your household water without wasting any down the drain. True to Pelican Water’s mission of environmental sustainability, this filter system has a small footprint and uses fewer natural resources throughout the manufacturing process than many of its competitors that also offer three-stage filtration. In addition, its smaller packaging and lighter shipping weight further mitigate any potentially negative impact on the environment.
This unit is easy both to install and to maintain, and no tools are required in order to change the filter. All you have to do is remove the cover and replace the cartridge. You don’t have to worry about tools or complicated plumbing setups. You’ll want to change your filter every six to 12 months, depending on your level of use.
Reviewers were highly impressed by both the product and its supporting customer service and tout this system as a great investment for your home. Water is cleaner and softer, and most users report no loss of water pressure once the system is installed. Some users reported hiccups with installation, but those were typically remedied by strong customer service representatives.
5. Pelican 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter SystemView Price
This is a heavy-hitting water filtration that is both highly effective and nicely compact – in fact, it will easily fit underneath your sink in order to leave counter space open in your kitchen. With its six stages, this system first removes sediment and dissolved solids through a reverse osmosis process. The reverse osmosis then creates pressure and pushes water through a semi-permeable membrane. In stage three, the water passes through a carbon-activated filter, followed by sediments and contaminants being safely washed down the drain in stage four. In the final two stages, the water is polished through reverse osmosis and essential minerals are added back into your water.
Most reverse osmosis systems employ a five-stage process, but this model takes filtration one step further by also remineralizing your water. This system can filter 50 gallons of water per day and delivers around 30 percent more flow from your faucet than many of the reverse osmosis systems on the market. In addition, the flow from your facet will be 30 percent higher with this model than with a typical reverse osmosis system.
One of the easiest units on our Pelican Water Reviews article to install, with no tools required, you’ll need to change the two-stage post-filter every six months and the four-stage membrane every 18 months to ensure optimal performance. This system is compact and light, so it will take up much less room than competitor systems and easily can be installed within a small kitchen cabinet.
Reviewers say that installation is relatively easy, though some noted that the addition of a dishwasher/garbage disposal drain adapter would be welcome. Once installed, though, the system gets high marks for efficiency and great-tasting finished water.
6. Pelican Premium Shower Filter with 5-Foot WandView Price
This filter can rid your shower water of chloramines, chlorines and other synthetic chemicals that may be contributing to dry, brittle hair and skin. In general, using a shower filter can reduce flaky skin, along with making your hair and skin softer overall and protecting color-treated hair from fading and drying. In addition, a shower filter can cut down on any unpleasant odors you may experience with your tap water.
Pelican has engineered this unit with a water-saving, 1.5 gallon-per-minute water flow, a five-foot, tangle-free shower wand and a choice of either a white or chrome finish. It connects quickly and easily, and the filter can service 15,000 gallons of water, or roughly 750 10-minute showers – which usually equates to changing the filter every six months or so.
The Pelican Premium Shower Filter can reduce chlorine levels by up to 96 percent and employs a three-stage filtration process. First, a patented blend of copper and zinc oxidation media filters chlorine and other contaminants from your water. In step two, a special blend of steam-activated carbon media filters for chloramines, harsh chemicals and any bad odors. The last stage employs far-infrared volcanic media that induces both reduced and negative-charge ions into your water, which results in lower surface tension. This change in surface tension better hydrates both hair and skin, and it makes the water feel softer.
Reviewers loved the effectiveness of this filter, reporting improvements to a wide variety of skin and hair issues after using the system. Some users expressed dissatisfaction with the size/design of the shower head and noted that a moveable, even handheld, massage wand would be a smart upgrade to the unit.
More About Pelican Water
Founded in 2007, Pelican Water has a mission of “producing cutting-edge water filtration and salt-free softening systems while providing the highest level of customer service”. The company seeks to set and continue improving industry standards by continuously operating with integrity, plus its passion for providing clean, safe water for everyone. Above all, Pelican Water is a family-friendly company that strives to help its customers enjoy safer, cleaner and better-tasting water within their homes, all in an environmentally sustainable way.
Pelican Water products are widely available online, either through Pelican Water’s company website or through third party retail partners. In addition, its trade division works with wholesale plumbing distributors and dealers to reach customers. The company provides products to all 50 states, plus Canada and other international markets, and it ships all orders over a nominal dollar amount for no charge.
Designed for easy, do-it-yourself installation, Pelican Water products also come to you with strong customer service support; the company will even recommend a handyman or plumber in your area if you decide you need someone to install your Pelican Water filtration system.
Overall, Pelican Water Systems is committed to providing best-in-class service and products at the most reasonable prices for consumers – all backed by the most comprehensive product warranties in the industry. The company offers technical service support for customers who need it, available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by both telephone and live chat.
Pelican Water is also a responsible corporate citizen, supporting causes such as the American Cancer Society, Our Home Transitional, International Bird Rescue, Operation First Response and more.
In early 2019, Pelican Water Systems was acquired by Pentair; it previously was majority-owned by Trivest Partners. After being acquired, Pelican was able to continue focusing on growing its core water treatment arm and has since produced a number of products for residential use.
Headquartered in Deland, Florida, Pelican Water Systems is considered a high-energy, high-growth company with a dynamic future.
Pelican Water Filter Buyer’s Guide
If you’re concerned about the quality and/or safety of your household water and you’ve decided to purchase a water filter or filtration system, you should consider several key points before you make your purchase. A few key factors are as follows:
What Contaminants Need to Be Addressed?
The reason most people choose to install a water filtration system is to address dangerous impurities or contaminants in their water system, whether it be municipal or well-supplied. Your best first step is to have your water tested in a certified lab to find out for sure what elements are present within it. At that point, you can make an informed decision about which filter is best for you. Most filters will remove many different contaminants, but may range anywhere from 25 to 60 specific impurities, and some filters are better than others at removing chemicals and heavy metals.
Taste and Odor
The best water filters not only rid your water of dangerous contaminants, but they also polish the water so that it tastes and smells good, along with maintaining a healthy pH balance and maintaining your water’s more healthful minerals like magnesium and calcium.
This feature might not seem as obvious, but it’s important to understand how much water your household uses in a given day so that you can choose a water filter that can effectively keep up with that capacity. Water filters vary widely in the capacity they can treat per day, and you don’t want to choose a system that either under- or over-performs.
Installation and Maintenance
If you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, you may not have to consider much when it comes to installing your water filter. But if you aren’t confident in your installation skills, or if you know for sure that you’ll need professional help setting up your filter, you’ll want to consider time, effort and costs associated with getting the help you need. In addition, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared to keep your water filter maintained; different units on this Pelican Water Reviews article and in general require different levels of regular maintenance, so make sure you research what you’re signing on for by purchasing a certain model.