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MicroTurb™ High-Efficiency Turbidity
Reduction Filters w/ NextSand

highly effective and economical sediment / turbidity / particulate reduction filters with higher flow rates, lower backwash rates, and finer filtration than the competition!

HomePlus MicroTurb™ Series High-Efficiency
Turbidity Reduction Filters w/ NextSand

MSRP: US$758.00
Starting at: US$640.00

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MicroTurb™ Ultimate
Valve: Fleck 5800 SXT Fleck 5800 XTR2
Display: Digital w/ Large LCD Screen Large Full COLOR Touch Screen
Price Range: US$640.00 to US$1319.00 US$818.00 to US$1497.00

  • Description & Benefits
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  • Specifications
  • Install / Manuals
  • FAQ
  • Validations
  • Warranty

Description & Benefits

NextSand Filtration PerformanceMicroTurb™ Series particulate reduction filters are designed for convenient, automated turbidity and sediment reduction treatment without the need to replace filters. MicroTurb™ filters backwash automatically as required to prevent clogging. The backwash is carefully controlled by a digital control valve which comes pre-programmed for your convenience.

All MicroTurb™ systems utilize NextSand media, the world's most advanced turbidity reduction media. In addition to providing much finer filtration than traditional sand and multi-media filters, NextSand requires less backwash rate and volume, has higher service flow rates for a given volume of media, and it costs less too! It also outperforms FilterAg, FilterAg+, MicroZ, FilterZ, Turbidex and all other turbidity media. Nothing outperforms NextSand!

  • Very fine filtration (3 to 5 microns nominal filtration possible)
  • No filter cartridges to replace!
  • Superior flow rates 3-4 times that of multimedia
  • High capacity filtration throughout the entire NextSand bed depth provides more than twice the dirt-holding capacity of multimedia filtration
  • Cost-effective and long-lasting media (5 to 10 years)
  • Simple, automated periodic backwash keeps the media clean and operating efficiently
  • Simple operation with no day-to-day maintenance
  • Brand-name digital control valve (Fleck 5800SXT) with simple programming and operation
  • Great warranty (5 years on control valve, 10 years on tank)
  • Bypass included

Ideal for the treatment of city water, well water, rainwater, and surface water (lakes, streams, and rivers).

Clean & Clear Water
No more dirty water!

  • removes dirt, sediment, and particulate
  • removes rust (oxidized iron)
  • filters down to 3 to 5 microns
Low Maintenance
Economical and low maintenance...

  • No filter cartridges to replace
  • Long-life media
  • Fully automated periodic backwash
Filtration you can Trust
Protection you can rely on...

  • prevent sediment from damaging your water heater and appliances
  • no more dull gray laundry caused by dirt and sediments

All MicroTurb™ systems are optimally designed to ensure that you can achieve the peak performance out of your NextSand media. Sadly, many of our competitors ignore the manufacturer's optimization specifications when they design their systems. Accordingly, their systems do not contain sufficient media to achieve the fine filtration capabilities of NextSand, or they contain too much media relative to the tank size thereby inhibiting the backwash process and causing premature clogging.

MicroTurb™ systems are designed to backwash periodically to eject trapped sediment and particulates. Accordingly, the control valve is connected to a drain and the backwash water, together with the rejected contaminants, is simply discharged to the drain during the backwash process. The backwash is controlled by the Fleck 5800 SXT digital control valve and is generally programmed to occur in the middle of the night (fully adjustable) when you are not likely to be using any water. In a typical residential application, the NextSand media should be replaced approximately every 5 to 10 years to maintain optimal performance.

How MicroTurb™ Works

How NextSand MicroTurb Works

The heart of all of our MicroTurb™ treatment systems is the revolutionary NextSand media:

NextSand is our top selling turbidity and sediment reduction media. It is composed of a rare, natural, high purity alumino-silicate mineral that is highly processed and graded in the U.S.A. The hardness, stability and microporous character of NextSand makes it a perfect filtration media for virtually every application in the water and wastewater treatment industry.

NextSand replaces traditional multi-media sediment and turbidity filters - in fact, NextSand outperforms traditional multi-media filters in every category of performance:

  • higher filtration performance with 3 to 5 micron removal possible
  • high capacity filtration through entire bed depth provides more than twice the capacity of multi-media filters
  • 3 to 4 times higher service flow rates with less pressure drop
  • significantly lower backwash flow rate than multimedia filters
  • durable media with a typical life of more than 5 years
  • ANSI/NSF 61 validated for material safety

The result is clean, clear water at every faucet with finer filtration, better flow rates and pressure, and less water waste than the competition.

The water flow path through our MicroTurb system is downflow. This provides optimal filtration. MicroTurb systems are designed to backwash periodically to eject trapped sediment and particulates so there are no filters to replace. The backwash function is completely automated and controlled by the Fleck 5800 control valve - the "brains" of the system. The control valve is connected to a drain and the backwash water, together with the rejected contaminants, is simply discharged to the drain during the backwash process. The backwash is generally programmed to occur in the middle of the night (fully adjustable) when you are not likely to be using any water.

The NextSand media has a long service life, generally 5 to 10 years. It can be replaced in about half an hour without any plumbing knowledge or special experience - anyone can do it. There is no need to replace filter cartridges every few months, saving you time and money.

NextSand Performance

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MicroTurb Ultimate
MicroTurb™ Ultimate
Valve: Fleck 5800 SXT Fleck 5800 XTR2
Display: Digital w/ Large LCD Screen Large Full COLOR Touch Screen
1 Bathroom / Cabin
up to 5 gallons / minute

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1 - 2 Bathrooms
up to 7 gallons / minute

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2 - 3 Bathrooms
up to 9 gallons / minute

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3 - 4 Bathrooms
up to 12 gallons / minute

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4 - 5 Bathrooms
up to 15 gallons / minute

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5 - 6 Bathrooms
up to 17 gallons / minute

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Models: MicroTurb™
Home Size: 1 Bathroom or Cabin 1 - 2
2 - 3
3 - 4
4 - 5
5 - 6
Tank Diameter (Inches): 8 9 10 12 13 14
Total Height (Inches): 53 57 63 61 63 74
Approx. Installation Space Required (W x D x H"): 8 x 12 x 53 9 x 12 x 57 10 x 12 x 63 12 x 12 x 61 13 x 13 x 63 14 x 14 x 74
NextSand Volume (Cubic Feet): 0.75 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0
Optimal Service Flow Rate (GPM)*: 4.2 5.3 6.5 9.4 11.1 12.8
Typical Service Flow Rate (GPM): 5.6 7.1 8.7 12.6 14.7 17.1
Max. Service Flow Rate (GPM): 7.0 8.8 10.9 15.7 18.4 21.4
Backwash Flow Rate @ 40F (GPM): 4.5 6.0 7.0 10.0 12.0 15.0
Backwash Flow Rate @ 70F (GPM): 7.0 9.0 10.0 15.0 not recommended
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* Max. recommended flow rate for very fine filtration performance (3-5 microns)

MicroTurb™ Specifications:
Control Valve:Fleck 5800 SXT
Inlet/Outlet Connections:1" MNPT
Drain Connection:1/2" FNPT
Operating Temperature:36F to 100F (2 to 38C)
Operating Pressure:20 to 90 psi (1.4 to 6.2 bar)
Replacement Media:NextSand
Typical Media Life:5 to 10 Years

Installation / Manuals

MicroTurb manual

We have designed our MicroTurb™ systems for ease of installation. We provide a bypass valve with each system. The bypass valve has male 1" NPT threaded fittings. If your pipe diameter is different, you can connect to the bypass with simple adapters available at any hardware store. The drain line connection is female 1/2" NPT.

The MicroTurb™ system is generally designed to be the first stage of treatment in any water treatment system. It is generally installed after the pressure tank or pressure booster (if applicable), but before all other water treatment equipment.

We recommend that MicroTurb™ systems be installed by a licensed plumber; however, your warranty is valid as long as your system is installed in accordance with local plumbing codes and the Owner's Manual.

HomePlus MicroTurb™ Series High-Efficiency Turbidity Reduction Filters w/ NextSand Customer Questions & Answers

Question:Do they come with all the media required?

Yes, the MicroTurb High-Efficiency Turbidity Filters come with all the media required.
By HomePlus Water on Feb 05, 2024


Only the best components go into our MicroTurb™ water treatment systems. They are sourced from some of the leading manufacturers in the business, and assembled at our factory in Canada. You can be assured that only the finest materials have gone into the manufacture of all MicroTurb™ systems and that the materials used are safe for potable water contact. The following is a list of key system components: NSF

Item Manufacturer Material Safety Validations
Valve & Bypass Assembly Pentair PLC
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Made in USA
NSF/ANSI Standard 44
NSF/ANSI Standard 372
Media Tank Pentair PLC
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Made in USA
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
NextSand Media Next Filtration Technologies Inc.
Lake Worth, FL, USA
Made in USA
NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Warranty Details

MicroTurb™ systems are backed by a comprehensive warranty program.

Subject the limitations noted below, MicroTurb™ system components are warranted by HomePlus Products Inc. to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the following periods:

Fleck 5800 SXT Control Valve: 5 Years*
Media Tank: 10 Years
All Other Components (except as noted**): 1 Year

*Note: Piston seals are considered a wear and tear item and require regularly scheduled maintenance and replacement, usually every 3-5 years. They are warranted for a period of 1 year.

**Note: Due to the wide variety of potential feed water conditions, there is no warranty on the NextSand media or underbed gravel.

The term of these warranties begins on the date of delivery of the product to the customer and continues until the earlier of:

  • the end of the warranty term noted above; or
  • the date in which the product(s) is/are removed from the original location of installation; or
  • the date in which the original purchases sells or otherwise transfers ownership of the home in which the product(s) was/were originally installed.

Only products purchased from an Authorized Dealer or HomePlus Products Inc. directly are eligible for this warranty. The products must have been installed and operated accordance with the instructions and operating conditions stated in the Owner's Manual.

Customer must register his or her warranty with HomePlus products Inc. within 90 days of original purchase for the warranty to remain valid.

This warranty applies only in Canada and the United States of America.

In the event that a part is deemed defective, the user must immediately inform HomePlus Products Inc. who will furnish a replacement part at no cost to the user. HomePlus' obligation to the customer shall be limited to the replacement of the defective part by prepaid standard freight to the original point of installation. Expedited shipping is available at the discretion and cost of the customer. When required, the return of defective parts to HomePlus is the responsibility of the customer.

This warranty does not cover any labour costs including labour costs related to troubleshooting, repair, installation, or maintenance.

This warranty does not apply to the following situations: misuse; normal wear and tear; neglect; unauthorized repair or damage caused through installation, adaptation, or modification; use in an improper manner or manner inconsistent with the manufacturer's installation, operating, and maintenance instructions; misapplication; wear or deterioration due to environmental conditions; damage occurring during transit; mishandling; improper storage; incorrect supply of water; tampering or alteration; fire, freezing; Act of god; or any cause beyond the control of HomePlus Products Inc.

The original warranty period does not change in the event of part replacement by HomePlus Products Inc.

This warranty is issued exclusively to the original consumer purchaser of record so long as the product remains installed in the original location of installation, and is not transferable.

The provisions of the foregoing warranties are in lieu of any other warranty, whether expressed or implied, written or oral (including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). HomePlus Product Inc.'s liability arising out of the manufacture, sale, or supplying of the products or their use or disposition, whether based upon warranty, contract, tort, or otherwise, shall not exceed the actual purchase price paid by the authorized distributor or consumer for the product. In no event shall HomePlus Products Inc. be liable to the distributor or any other person or entity for special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including, but not limited to, property loss, loss of incomes, or loss of use damages) arising out of the manufacture, sale, or supplying of the products, even if HomePlus Products Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. These warranties are governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and may change without notice.

To report a warranty problem with your system or request warranty service, please call HomePlus Products Inc. Toll free: 1-866-376-2690