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Pentair® Everpure® Water Treatment System Guidance and Start-Up Tool Kit !

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time like overnight or holidays. Current events have created unique circumstances where water-using equipment may have been idle for an extended period of time. As foodservice businesses begin the journey to return to a new normal, customer trust will be of foremost concern and food safety will be key. In addition, customers will look to you for answers on how to prolong the life of their foodservice equipment.

You may be receiving questions regarding how to properly start-up water treatment systems. Pentair is here to provide answers and assistance in getting your customer’s water treatment systems up and running.

It is important to note that if water treatment systems have been sitting unused for seven days or more: ♦ There’s potential for microbiological growth from stagnant water supplies. ♦ Cleaning and sanitizing water treatment system equipment will be an essential step for equipment to function correctly. ♦ Cleaning water treatment systems ensures ice and beverage quality and consistency.  Start-Up Requirements ♦ Disinfect food service equipment per manufacturer’s instructions. ♦ Replace all filtration components in filtration systems. ♦ Replace filters after the disinfection of food service equipment A great place to begin is by using Pentair Everpure 2JT (EV9608-10) or 4JT ( EV9608-00) Flushing/Sanitizing Cartridges – the ultimate flushing tools for Everpure water treatment systems. 
 

Benefits of these cartridges include: ♦ Fit into existing Everpure filter system heads. ♦ Eliminate the need for difficult component disassembly. ♦ Helps you easily and conveniently clean and maintain your water-using equipment. 
Pentair has created a System Start-Up Tool Kit to provide access to information about the importance of cartridge replacement, how to re-start systems, and recommendations of additional Everpure disinfection products.
  ♦ The tool kit may be found at www.pentair.com/replace and features these resources: ·        •   Pentair Everpure Sanitizing Cartridge Bulletin ·        •  How to Replace Your Pentair Everpure Cartridge Video ·        •  Links to industry pages such as Water Quality Association (WQA), National Restaurant Association (NRA) and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) ·        Pentair Everpure CWT Ozone Products Sell Sheet   ♦ Personalized technical assistance ·        • Via phone at 800.942.1153 (Press 1 for filter sanitization and store opening cartridge change out procedures.) ·        • By email at servicespecialist@pentair.com
For additional information and to purchase JT Sanitizing Cartridges, please contact us at info@filterpure.com or call us at 800-942-7873.
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Florida ramps up reopening!

Many Fitness Centers and Gyms reopened to Members waiting outside yesterday as Governor DeSantis continued to move to phase two of Florida’s reopening. Restaurants and Retail were also allowed to expand to 50% capacity after being limited to 25% occupancy since May 4! Under the guidelines laid out by the governor, gyms can reopen at up to 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. DeSantis also urged people to take precautions as they work out.

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Florida is ready for phase 2 !

After an incredibly successful phase 1 opening for Restaurants and Retail throughout Florida starting last Monday. Governor Desantis allowed Hair and Nail Salons to reopen this week and it sounds like he is now ready to move Florida into Phase Two with an announcement later today!

Bars, pubs, and nightclubs that derive more than 50 percent of sales from alcohol will be able to operate at 50 percent of building capacity with an emphasis on diminished standing room capacity and prioritizing outdoor service, according to the governor’s plan. Gyms and fitness centers will be able to operate at 75% capacity. Restaurants will be able to increase occupancy to 75%, if appropriate social distancing and a minimum of 6-feet separates parties. The plan says that in phase two, theme parks could consider reopening with capacity limits, strict social distancing and proper measures to clean and disinfect. Sporting events will be encouraged to limit the occupancy of venues to 50 percent and will have to practice strict social distancing during phase two.

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Disney Springs Begins Phased Reopening on May 20th!

“Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by both cast members and guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for cast members,” Matt Simon, vice president for Disney Springs, wrote in a post on the official Disney Parks Blog. “Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants will begin to open during this initial phase,” Simon said.

For more information please visit the Disney Parks Blog. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Universal Orlando’s CityWalk to partially reopen Tomorrow May 14!

Select CityWalk venues are opening for guests to enjoy from 4–10 pm daily. Universal is having all of it’s Employees follow all recommended CDC guidelines and asking the visiting public to do the same. Food locations that will be open are Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville (outside seating and Lone Palm area only), Voodoo Doughnut and Auntie Anne’s. They will have limited menus and seating. The Universal Studios Store, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company’s retail shop, some merchandise carts and Hollywood Drive-In Golf will also be open. Venues will have limited capacities to aid in social distancing. Chairs and tables will be cleaned and disinfected after each seating. High-touch surfaces will undergo frequent cleaning and disinfection. Self-parking will be complimentary. Cashless payments will be available at all venues. Universal said its hotels and theme parks remain closed through at least May 31. For more details visit;

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/operations-update

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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This Mother’s Day give Mom the gift of worry free water!

Gain peace of mind knowing the Everpure H-300 system is third party certified to protect your Mom from lead, VOC’s and even cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The same commercial quality that makes Pentair® Everpure the overwhelming choice for water filtration in restaurants is also available for Mom. Pentair Everpure exclusive precoat filtration technology combines Micro-Pure® and a unique pleated filter membrane. This highly engineered design offers the largest filtering surface area, longer filter life, and consistent performance.With the H-300, your Mom can indulge in quality, trusted water on demand. Engineered to deliver unparalleled performance, the H-300-ensures you receive clean, crisp and pure healthy water every time.

Product Description

Features of the Everpure H-300 Drinking Water System include:

Part Number: EV927076
• .5 micron
• Overall Dimensions: 22” H x 5” Diameter
• Rated Capacity: 300 gallons (1,135 Litres)
• Built in water shut off allows for easier cartridge changes
• Exclusive Micro-Pure filtering material coats the pleated surface inside the cartridge
• Retains vital minerals found naturally in water to ensure the health and delicious clean, crisp taste of your water
• Chlorine, taste & odor, sediment, lead and cyst reduction
• VOCs, volatile organic chemicals including THMs
• Removes dirt and cloudiness including particles as small .5 micron by mechanical means
• Removes particulates including oxidized iron, manganese and sulfides
• Adsorbs common earthy, moldy, fish tastes, and odors
• Enhanced KDF media to inhibit scale build-up that can damage equipment
• Commercial grade filtration, Everpure signature metal canister protects the filter from splitting or bursting
• NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 chemical reduction and 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
Uses replacement H-300 replacement water filter cartridge (EV927072)
• MADE IN THE USA

The same commercial quality that makes Pentair® Everpure the overwhelming choice for water filtration in restaurants is also available for your home. Pentair Everpure exclusive precoat filtration technology combines Micro-Pure® and a unique pleated filter membrane. This highly engineered design offers the largest filtering surface area, longer filter life, and consistent performance.

Download the Everpure-H300 EV927076 Filtration System Specification Sheet

Installation Manual  ev307043-h-series-manual-

Warranty  4002821-everpure-limitedwarranty-rev-c-de16

For more information on the full line of Everpure Residential Home Prodcuts please call us at 800-942-7873 or email us at orders@filterpure.com

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Slime in your ice machine? We now carry the Oxidice Corona Discharge Ozone System!

Ice machines easily accumulate types of mold, fungus or bacterial growth on surfaces. These surfaces are constantly exposed to water drops that cling to the surface combined with warm temperatures. This bacterium is commonly known as biofilm, mold, yeast or slime. It can come in different colors, mostly pink or black, and can grow at an incredibly fast rate. The backroom of a foodservice establishment is an optimal environment for the growth of slime.

Developed and manufactured by Clearwater Tech LLC., a Pentair Company, Oxidice is a NEW Corona Discharge Ice Purification System designed to provide for the safest, purest ice possible by treating the ice machine’s incoming water supply, internal compartments, and storage bin with ozone, the most powerful oxidizer commercially available with 1.5 times the oxidizing power of chlorine and 3,000 times faster acting. Oxidice creates an environment that reduces the growth of bacteria, molds, yeast and other contaminants by disinfecting the air, water, and surfaces within the machine. It also improves the taste and eliminates odor in iced drinks.

Oxidice is easy to install and adapts to virtually any sized ice machine. Regular maintenance and cleaning are reduced while providing a natural sanitizer within your ice maker.

FEATURES • Variable output • LED indicators • No complicated wiring interface or plumbing • Microprocessor control • Unique application method • Utilizes ozone • Universal power input • Corona discharge ozone production • Automated service timer.
BENEFITS • Adjustable to all sizes of ice makers • Operator information readily available • Fast and simple installation • Programmable for varying situations • Treats both the water and the bin • No chemicals. Nothing to fill or recharge. • Only byproduct is oxygen • Works anywhere in the world • Higher concentration than other technologies • Assure consistent and regular service.

Oxidice is designed to be used with most ice machines. The ozone production time can be increased or decreased based on the ice machines production rate within a 24-hour period, and the environment where the ice machine is used.

• Reduce ice machine maintenance visits.

• Reduce monthly maintenance downtime.

• Avoid incurring excessive financial or operational costs of equipment to the foodservice operator .

• Greatly reduce or minimize the threat of health code violations for unsanitary ice machines, which could damage the establishment’s reputation and potentially cause customer illness.

Applications include;

  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitals
  • Seafood Processing
  • Cruise Ships
  • Convenient Stores
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Offices
  • Vending
  • Grocery Stores

Oxidice versus the Competition;

For more information or questions regarding Oxidice please email us at orders@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Some of your favorite Tampa Restaurants are now Open to big pent up Dine In demand, so call ahead!

Tampa restaurants began re-opening on Monday to lots of happy Dine In customers but the problem now may be getting a table. Whether you have ever noticed it or not, Tampa is actually a big Foodie town offering some of the best menus in the Country and frequently featured on the Food Network. After 6 weeks of take out, sitting in your car and eating or being home bound, a lot of folks are heading out to their favorite Restaurant to find that they should have called ahead and gotten a reservation! Phase 1 allows Dine In for 25% of the facilities capacity but even outside tables must be 6 feet apart so seating is very limited.

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Starbucks plans to reopen 90 percent of It’s US locations by Mid June!

Starbucks says they plan to start reopening many of its company-owned locations with modifications starting Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starbucks had temporarily closed half of its 8,000 US company-owned stores. The company plans to have 90% of its locations reopened by early June. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is optimistic that customers will return and is taking a very cautious and methodical approach to safely re-opening stores. In communities where there are higher COVID-19 casualties, Starbucks won’t “turn the dial up,” Johnson noted. Instead, the chain will maintain drive-thrus, mobile order with contactless pickup, and curbside service where there are parking lot facilities, he added. “But in other communities where we see the number of COVID cases continue to decline, we might now open our cafe for limited seating. We might have a to-go model. And so we’re going to be in this phase where we’re tuning the store protocols and what we offer customers as we monitor the situation community by community,” Johnson added. 

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873

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Carnival Cruise Lines to Start Sailing Again August 1st!

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they will resume operations in August. The Company has noted that it will take a measured approach towards bringing sailings back, phasing in some cruises starting in August. The phased in cruises noted so far are the Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista all sailing from Galveston. The Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation all sailing from Miami along with the Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation sailing from Port Canaveral. Carnival has published it’s commitment to re-opening safely on it’s website along with on going sailing updates;

https://www.carnival.com/health-and-sailing-updates.aspx

Carnival’s Commitment to Guest and Crew Health

“Carnival Cruise Line’s highest responsibilities include the health and safety of our guests and crew. Coronavirus is a fluid situation and we continue to work closely with public health experts and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to monitor, screen and implement best practices to protect the health of our guests and crew as it relates to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our monitoring, screening and operational protocols are designed to be flexible so that we can effectively adapt to changes as they occur.”

Re-opening your Restaurant or Food Service Facility? If you are an owner operator and have been shut down for an extended period of time, Pentair Everpure has the following guidance for your water treatment system;

Filtration systems are designed to be operated on a continuous basis with only relatively short periods of down time (overnight and holidays). When a system is shut down for an extended period of time, there is a potential for microbiologic growth. To address concerns with system operation after the shutdown, please follow the below instructions. This is applicable to all Pentair filtration systems (i.e., pre-filters, carbon-based cartridges and Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems).

Periodic Flushing In cases where the customer knows that the system will be down for an extended time and is able to get to the system on a periodic basis, follow the below flushing procedure every 3-4 days:


Filtration Systems
Flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
Empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain. For systems with multiple outlet ports, flush through all ports.
Shutdown for Less Than or Equal to 7 Days:

Filtration Systems
When you put the system back into operation, flush the system for a minimum of 5 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 5 minutes through all ports.
RO Systems
When you put the system back into operation, empty the tank through the outlet port until the pump turns on. Once the pump is on, flush the system for 10 minutes by letting the outlet water run to the drain and then proceed with normal operations. For the systems with multiple outlet ports, flush for a minimum of 10 minutes through all ports.

Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days:


All Systems (Filtration and RO)
Remove all existing filtration elements that are present in the system (pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges) and dispose. Disinfect the system as instructed in the applicable Installation and Operations Guide for that specific system.
After the disinfection process is complete, replace the filtration elements with all new pre-filters, carbon filters &/or RO cartridges. Flush the system as instructed in the applicable IO Guide to complete the procedure.


Softeners
Initiate a manual regeneration.
Shutdown for Greater Than 30 Days:
Softeners
Disinfect per the Installation and Operation Guide for that specific unit. Generally speaking, it is adding some bleach to the brine tank before initiating a manual regeneration.


Assumptions
Pentair assumes the following in providing this guidance: Incoming water is potable.

There is no boil-water advisory or boil-water order issued by the applicable public health or governmental authority.

System is being maintained within normal operating temperature and other conditions as set forth in the applicable specification sheet.


If you have concerns or cannot confirm these assumptions for the system, follow the instructions above under the section entitled “Shutdown for Greater Than 7 Days”.

For more information or questions regarding your Pentair Everpure Water Treatment system please email us at info@filterpure.com or call us directly at 800-942-7873