Although I fully support the use of an RO unit, in the lower mainland we have so much turbidity in the water that it will clog the RO membrane. I would recommend strictly a DI unit.what kind of water are you using?
some areas of the lower mainland, the water is full of phosphates which cause cyano.
my recommendation is to invest in an ro/di water filtration unit.
Living in Chilliwack and after having numerous blooms i finally invested in a good ro/di unit and i've never had another bloom.
Never had any membrane issues for me. I've been on RO/DI for years. As long as you regularly backflush and maintain your pre-filters properly you're fine.For sure in the lower mainland you will have issues with the RO membrane. Maybe Mission does not have as much turbidity in the water.
Interesting. Obviously our units process significantly more water than the average hobbyist but in using RO in Ontario for years previously, there is no question that the pre filter sees a high level of solids in the BC water supply. We have had pump assisted units plug the membrane in a very short time and back flushing had no effect. This was the case on multiple units. I have had similar complaints from customers as well.Never had any membrane issues for me. I've been on RO/DI for years. As long as you regularly backflush and maintain your pre-filters properly you're fine.