Our shower filter cartridges use sediment filters to help remove sediment and other larger particles from the water. Certain states are more prone to sediment than others. New York has extremely high levels.

If you live in an area with extremely high levels of sediment, such as New York, suggest switching to the Rejuvia HD Shower Filter, as it has removable and replaceable sediment pads. Contact us for more details and help switching model

Backwashing the filter cartridge can help dislodge the sediment built up in the shower filter, and improve water flow.


(The cartridge is placed the wrong way round in this video, we are working to redo the video. In the meantime, please follow the instructions below.)

To backwash the filter cartridge: -

  1. Open the shower filter.
  2. Remove the internal cartridge and flip it over, so the mesh end faces towards the shower and the end with holes faces the shower arm. 
  3. Place the cartridge back in the shower filter housing and close the filter.
  4. Run cold water through it for a few minutes, or until the water runs clear.
  5. Open the shower filter and flip the cartridge again, so the mesh end is facing the shower arm/water inlet and the holed end faces the shower.
  6. Close the shower filter and continue using normally.

 

Reversing the cartridge

If you live in an area with high levels of sediment, we recommend reversing the shower filter at least every month to help maintain water pressure.

To reverse the filter cartridge: -

  1. Open the shower filter.
  2. Remove the internal cartridge and flip it over, so the mesh end faces towards the shower and the end with holes faces the shower arm. 
  3. Place the cartridge back in the shower filter housing and close the filter.
  4. Run cold water through it for a few minutes, or until the water runs clear.
  5. Continue using the shower filter as normal

NOTE: The cartridge can be installed in either direction - It will not affect performance.