iSpring WGB32B, WGB22B Whole House Water Filter Review

Product : iSpring WGB32B, WGB22B Series
Type : Whole House Water Filter
Filtration Stage : 2 – 3 Stage
Product Warranty : 1 Years
Suitable For : City & Well Water Source, Home and Offices

  • Reviews by Existing Customers
  • Filtration Effectiveness
  • Quality Of Product
  • Maintenance and Replacement
  • Installation Easiness
  • Cost Effective (Price/Value)
4.3

Summary

The iSpring WGB32B series helps to solve all of the water conditions that we encounter. The filter cartridges are standard 20″ filters which can be interchangeable during replacement. Their long lifespan filters make the maintaining the system less hassle and easy. It is a RECOMMENDED system.

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Background

iSpring has been one of the leading reverse osmosis water filter brands in the market. Their RCC7 is one of the best sellers on Amazon. Just how good is their whole house water filter system?

In this review, we will discuss:

  • Detailed Review of iSpring WGB32B/WGB22B
  • Verdict & Summary

 


Detailed Review of iSpring WGB32B/WGB22B

iSpring has 6 different models of whole house water filter to cater for water contamination in city and well water source. We classified them into 2 different categories based on the number of stages in the system.

iSpring WGB32B 3 Stages Series:

There are 3 models in this series.

iSpring WGB32B

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filters

100,000 Gallon Capacity

Up To 15 GPM Flow Rate

Double Carbon Block Filters

Best for heavy chlorine contamination

iSpring WGB32BM

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filters

100,000 Gallon Capacity

Up To 15 GPM Flow Rate

Iron & Manganese Filter

Best for heavy metal contamination

iSpring WGB32B-PB

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filters

100,000 Gallon Capacity

Up to 15 GPM Flow Rate

Iron & Lead Filter

Best for heavy metal contamination

 

The first two stages of the filtration for all 3 models above are exactly the same.

  • Stage 1: 5 Micron High Capacity Polypropylene Sediment Filter – Remove dust, sediment and particles.
  • Stage 2: 5 Micron Carbon Block filter – Mainly remove taste and odor from chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides and VOC.

The last filtration stage determines which filter is suitable for your house.

iSpring WGB32B Base Model:

  • Stage  3: 5 Micron Carbon Block filter – Mainly remove taste and odor from chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides and VOC.
  • Double protection in removing water with heavy chlorine contaminations.
  • Suitable For:  City or municipal treated waters which contains high level of chlorine.iSpring WGB32B FIlter Cartridge

iSpring WGB32BM Model:

  • Stage 3: Iron & Manganese Reduction filter – Mainly remove iron, manganese and arsenic  from source water.
  • Suitable For: Well water which contains high level of iron.iSpring WGB32BM Filter Cartridge

iSpring WGB32B-PB Model:

  • Stage 3: Lead & Iron Reduction filter – Mainly remove lead, iron, mercury and many other heavy materials from the source water.
  • Suitable For: Well water which contains high level lead and iron. If iron is a concern, it is advisable to go for the iSpring WGB32BM model.iSpring WGB32B-PB FIlter Cartridge

Technical Specification:

  • System Dimensions: 27″ H x 21″ W x 8″ D
  • Feed Water Pressure: 40 – 80 psi
  • Feed Water Temperature: 40 – 100 F (4 – 38 C)
  • Max Total Dissolved Solids: 2000 ppm

iSpring WGB22B 2 Stages Series:

There are 3 models in this series.

iSpring WGB22B

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filter

80,000 Gallons Capacity

Sediment and Carbon Block Filters

Up To 15 GPM Flow Rate

Best For City Water with Chlorine contamination

iSpring WGB22BM

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filter

80,000 Gallons Capacity

Carbon Block and Iron & Manganese Filters

Up To 15 GPM Flow Rate

Best For Well Water Source

iSpring WGB22B-PB

5 Micron Filtration

20" Ultrasize Filter

80,000 Gallons Capacity

Carbon Block and Lead & Iron Filters

Up To 15 GPM Flow Rate

Best For Heavy Metal Contaminated Water.

 

The WGB22B model comes with a sediment filter and a carbon filter.

iSpring WGB22B Model:

  • Stage 1: 5 Micron High Capacity Polypropylene Sediment Filter – Remove dust, sediment and particles.
  • Stage 2: 5 Micron Carbon Block filter – Mainly remove taste and odor from chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, herbicides and VOC.
  • Suitable For: City / manicipal waters which are contaminated with chlorine.

Both WGB22BM and WGB22B-PB models don’t come with a sediment filter stage. Instead, the stage 1 filter is a carbon block filter :

The last stage filter is using the similar filter cartridge compare to the 3 stage filter series.

 

iSpring WGB22BM Model:

  • Stage 2: Iron & Manganese Reduction filter – Remove iron, manganese and arsenic from source water.
  • Suitable For: Well water which contains high level of iron.

 

iSpring WGB22B-PB Model:

  • Stage 2: Lead & Iron Reduction filter – Remove lead, iron, mercury and many other heavy materials from the source water.
  • Suitable For: Well water which contains high level lead and iron.

 

Technical Specification:

  • System Dimensions: 26″ Hx 15.5″ W x8.5″ D
  • Feed Water Pressure: 20-80 psi
  • Feed Water Temperature: 40-100 F (4 – 38 C)
  • Max Total Dissolved Solids: 2000 ppm

*All filtration cartridges are certified by a third-party laboratory to meet NSF/ANSI Standard.

 

WARRANTY:

All iSpring whole house water filter comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

 

INSTALLATION:

Installation is pretty much the same compared to other whole house water filter. Just simply connect the inlet and outlet pipe to the PVC header and use a proper sealer while connecting the PVC pipe.

The bracket comes with the system which required some drilling worth. Otherwise, it is pretty straightforward.

Please refer to the installation guide provided by iSpring. 

iSpring Whole House Water Filter Installation Diagram

 

MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT

All the iSpring whole house filter cartridges are scheduled to be replaced every 100,000 gallons of water, which is approximately 1 year for a family of 4.

Depends on the contamination level for Iron and Lead, the cartridge will deplete much faster as the suggested schedule.

Annual Average Cost
WGB32B Cartridges : $110 yearly
WGB32BM Cartridges: $120 yearly
WGB32B-PB Cartridges: $200 yearly
WGB22BM Cartridges: $95 yearly
WGB22B-PB Cartridges: $150 yearly

PROS :

+ Low micron rating for the filter cartridge, as small as 5 microns.
+ Standard 20″ housing and cartridge size.
+ Iron and Lead removal filter.
+ Long filter lifespan.
+ Pressure relief button.
+ It covers most water contamination conditions.

CONS:

 No softener includes in the filter.
WGB22B series doesn’t include sediment filter. The first filter will be clogged with sediment.
Slightly expensive system.

 


Verdict: Recommended!

Expert View:
iSpring WGB32B and WGB22B series are considered an above average system for the few reasons below:

    • Flexibility: The housing and cartridge are interchangeable which make it suitable to swap the filter around in different housing.
    • High Capacity & Long Lifespan: All the cartridge are able to withstand up to 100,000 gallons of water, which is approximately 1 year worth of water for a family of four.
    • Suitable for All Conditions: Depending on which water conditions of your feed water, you can select different models to cater the problem.

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