How Can I Make My Reverse Osmosis More Efficient?

A permeate pump improves an RO system’s efficiency by reducing the amount of water sent to the drain versus the amount of clean water collected in the RO storage tank. The permeate pump allows an RO system to use less water for optimal performance.

There are many great ways to optimize your reverse osmosis system, but here are our top 16:


1. Add a pressure gauge

2. Use a booster pump

3. Install a whole house sediment filter

4. Install a secondary water tank

5. Drain your storage water tank every 2 weeks

6. Clean your storage water tank

7. Install a flush kit

8. Add an automatic flush valve

9. Consider a water softener

10. Add a carbon post-filter

11. Use graded density sediment filters

12. Replace the carbon filter to protect the membrane

13. Install a flow monitor

14. Use a TDS meter

15. Replace filters regularly

16. Look for NSF certification


1. Increases RO efficiency through monitoring and maintaining water pressure at 60 – 80 psi

2. Improves RO performance

3. Improves RO efficiency and filter lifespan

4. Increase flow rate and storage capacity

5. Improves water taste

6. Improves taste and stops build up of slime and mold

7. Increases RO membrane lifespan, production rate, and water quality

8. Automatically prolongs RO membrane lifespan

9. Protects RO and extends membrane lifespan from 2-3 years to 5-7 years

10. Removes last impurities from product water improving its quality and taste

11. Captures more sediment, reduces clogging and pressure drop, and increases RO filter lifespans

12. Protects the RO membrane from chlorine damage

13. Can reduce how often filters need changing

14 Ensures high TDS rejection rates

15. Maintains RO efficiency and high contaminant removal

16. Ensures you are using good quality filters in your RO

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