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Vitasalus' TanninMaster™ is built utilizing ProSelect™ * Tannin Resin as the primary functioning layer. ProSelect™ Tannin is the best choice for color, organic, and tannin-contaminated waters. ProSelect™ Tannin will sit on top of the existing softening bed to protect it and remove organic (heme) iron as well. The media regenerates with salt.

Now there is a way to treat tannins and organics more thoroughly than ever. These new systems are controlled by a computerized chip which meters actual water usage patterns. It economically regenerates the unit only as needed and ensures the customer tannin-free water for the entire home. The computer adapts to a home water usage pattern, and leaves a buffer to ensure there will be plenty of treated water available. All this at an economical price. Vitasalus takes care of the little extras, such as: machined PVC distribution systems, bolted-on bases for ease of carrying, and an anthracite under-bedding to prevent channeling.

* ProSelectT is a trademark of SWT



with ProSelect™ Tannin Resin

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You may also want to consider the following systems which would install in-line.  After adding the Lake Water System to your shopping cart, click the "Back" button to return here so that you may make your next selection below of the FluorideMaster™, HardnessMaster™, MetalMaster™, or PureMaster™ V-Series™.
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HardnessMaster™: electronic water conditioner which provides an effective and healthy alternative to water softeners and de-scalers.  Set it and forget it.  NO more salt!  NOTE: Installs in-line before the MetalMaster™ and any other systems.

PureMaster™ V-Series™ Whole House Water Filtration Systems: highly-specialized system designed to remove up to 99.9% chlorine, VOCs, THMs, atrazine, benzene, pesticides, insecticides, tastes, odors and hundreds of other potential contaminants and harmful chemicals from the water entering your home.
FluorideMaster™ Whole House Fluoride Filtration System: highly-specialized system designed to remove up to 99.9% fluoride from all of the water entering your home.

MetalMaster™ Water Treatment and Filtration System: designed to be used in place of traditional forms of iron treatment and can be installed on either well or municipal water supplies.

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 TanninMaster with ProSelect™ * Tannin Resin
  Sale Price: $1,295
   (Retail Price: $1,995)

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* ProSelect™ is a trademark of SWT

PLEASE NOTE our recommendation for regeneration:
Valves should be set to regenerate every 1000 gallons or 7 days (whichever comes first). Vitasalus also recommends the periodic use of soda ash and/or resin cleaners for particularly bad wells.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are tannins?
How are tannins measured?
How do tannin resins (sometimes called organic scavengers) work?
How do you size a residential tannin removal system?


Q:  What are tannins?

A:  Simply put, anything once alive can be considered organic. Tannins are dissolved, decayed organic matter in the water, and generally not a health risk. This occurs primarily in river or surface water, but can also occur in wells on occasion. We have heard of estimates of 12,000 different types of common tannins. Most people drink a form of tannin every day in the guise of tea or coffee.

Tannins, in abundance, will generally cause a yellow, reddish or brownish tinge to the water supply. They comes from decayed vegetation or animal matter, and is carbon-based, as is all life forms. This is significant because carbon tends to deplete oxygen, and tannin-laden waters will reduce the amount of free oxygen in water.

Tannins can also prevent iron from precipitating, and tannins in water are responsible for many failures of iron removal filter systems. Sometimes organic matter will bind with iron (called heme iron) and will cause the iron to pass through an oxidation process while remaining in solution. The best way to remove the iron in cases such as this is to treat the iron as an organic, and remove it with tannin resin.

Q:  How are tannins measured?

A:  Unfortunately, not very well in simple tests. There are so many variations of tannins that they are hard to define and measure with standard testing. Some companies offer Lignin Test Kits or more advanced labs have a T.O.C. (Total Organic Carbon) test, but neither test is foolproof.

Q:  How do tannin resins (sometimes called organic scavengers) work?

A: Would you believe no one has all the answers to this question? Tannin resins are made in many different variations. Some work on an ion exchange principal, and some work through adsorption. Some even work as a mechanical filter. Most tannin resins work using more than one method. SWT has tried a variety of resin designs before choosing a resin that seemed to give us the best results in the field.

We designed our resin and systems with an eye on why most other tannin systems fail. We built a resin that would not fall apart in southern climates; one that could withstand iron, and be easily cleaned because it had to be used in Heme iron applications. As technology advanced we found a resin that actually pulled organic matter from the water in an additional method separate from its ion exchange capability.

Q:  How do you size a residential tannin removal system?

A:  Since there is no accurate, cost effective way to measure tannins, there is no absolute rule with unit sizing other than trial and error for your part of the country, or having a familiarity with the local water supply. Many mild cases of tannin contamination (light to no color) can be treated with as little as 1/3 of a foot of tannin resin. In areas where there is less than 2 PPM of iron in addition to the tannins, more resin is required. If you can't see the bottom of the tub, install at least a one cubic foot system, if not larger.

The non-scientific formula: A little bit of tannin = a little media, more tannins need more media.


TanninMaster™: Features and Benefits

  • Removes tannins, organics, and heme iron
  • Regenerates with chloride (salt)
  • Even if the system bed is completely full, tannins will not release back into the water
  • Reduces color, and improves the taste of water
  • A fraction of the cost of digging a new well or linking up to a city water main
  • All international voltages available
  • Rust proof fiberglass tanks feature 150 PSI operating pressure. Ten-year warranty on tank
  • Energy efficient controller uses less than $2 of electricity per year. Five-year warranty on valve
  • Battery backup on electronic controls




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