Big Bubba is a unique water filtration system made by Watts Water Technologies, America's premier maker of water treatment products. Here are some of its outstanding features.
Big Bubba is Big
Big Bubba is Tough
Big Bubba is Simple
Big Bubba is Versatile
Big Bubba can serve as a very high flow sediment filter or a high volume whole house filter for residential dechlorination. It can be installed as a single unit, in tandem to provide an exceptionally high-flow system, or in series, to offer varying levels of filtration.
Big Bubba can provide more than 150,000 gallons of whole house chlorine removal on a single cartridge, or it can be used as a whole house residential sediment filter where high flow rates are needed. It can be an economical commercial or industrial filter, serve as a prefilter for large reverse osmosis units, or be used in seawater applications where a corrosion-proof housing is necessary. There are many industrial, commercial, and residential applications.
Big Bubba is Economical
Compared with tank-style filters of similar performance capacity, Big Bubba is inexpensive to purchase and inexpensive to operate. It uses no water for backwashing and no electrical connection is needed. There is no electronic control valve to repair or replace.
Big Bubba as a Whole House Chlorine and Chemical Reduction Filter for City Water
Big Bubba is clearly the ideal system for long-term, trouble-free whole house residential service for city water users. The 5-micron carbon block filter has been rated for 150,000 gallons of chlorine reduction at a flow rate of 12 gallons per minute. (Most residential water use is at 4 gallons per minute or less, so the cartridge should last longer. Carbon filter life is proportional to the rate of service flow.) Flow rates of up to 20 gallons per minute are possible with the carbon cartridge. Best of all, because of the size and design of the unit, there is only a two psi pressure drop at 12 gpm with the carbon cartridge, less than one psi at 5 gpm.
Big Bubba as a Sediment Filter
Big Bubba is available with 10 sediment removal cartridges to choose from. The free-flowing , high volume pleated cartridges come in six sizes, from a very tight one micron absolute to to a free flowing 150 micron mesh cartridge. Five, 20, 50, and 150 micron versions of the pleated cartridges are cleanable and reusable.
In addition, four sizes of spun polypropylene depth cartridges are available--one micron nominal, five micron, twenty micron, and fifty micron. Depth cartridges are preferred for use with gelatinous substances and certain chemical issues. Depth cartridges are not cleanable.
|Main Housing Material||Glass Reinforce Polypropylene|
|Eyebolt Material||304 Stainless Steel|
|Housing O Ring Material||EPDM|
|Fitting Type, Both Inlet and Outlet||2" Slip|
|Drain||3/4", with plug|
|Maximum Flow Rate with Pleated Sediment Filter||150 GPM (Gallons per Minute)|
|Maximum Flow Rate with Depth-Style Sediment Cartridge||100 GPM|
|Maximum Flow Rate with Carbon Block Filter||20 GPM|
|Maximum Working Pressure||125 psi|
|Housing Burst Pressure Rating||300 psi|
|Maximum Temperature for Housing||175° F.|
|Filter Cartridge Change Recommendation||
Sediment: 30 psi pressure drop.
Carbon Block: 6 to 12 months.
|Housing Stress Test||100,000 cycles, 1 to 150 psi.|
Big Bubba is now availabe on Pure Water Products' main website. Pure Water Products stocks all available cartridges for Big Bubba as well as all replacement and repair parts. Please visit that site for prices and up-to-date information. A few changes have been made in the product since this page was posted.