Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter Aeration System

Size: Drop Series Sidekick System 1.5
Sale price$2,396.00


Drop Series Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter System

The Drop Series Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter System is a cutting-edge water filtration solution designed for efficiency, convenience, and superior performance. It is engineered to effectively remove a wide array of contaminants, ensuring you have access to clean, clear, and healthy water at all times.

Key Features:

  • Single-Tank Design: Compact and space-saving, ideal for various settings.
  • Advanced Filtration: Effectively removes sediments, chlorine, and other contaminants.
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance: Hassle-free setup and minimal maintenance requirements.
  • Eco-Friendly: Reduces reliance on bottled water and contributes to environmental sustainability.


  1. Consistent Access to Clean Water:
    • Enjoy uninterrupted access to purified water for drinking, cooking, and other needs.
  2. Space Efficiency:
    • The single-tank design ensures it fits seamlessly even in limited space, making it suitable for both small and large households.
  3. Health Protection:
    • Safeguard your family’s health by eliminating harmful contaminants from your water supply.
  4. Cost-Effective:
    • Save on the cost of bottled water and reduce expenses related to health issues caused by contaminated water.
  5. Enhanced Taste and Odor:
    • Improve the taste and odor of your water, making it more pleasant for consumption and use.


  1. Residential Use:
    • Ideal for homes seeking a reliable and efficient water filtration solution.
  2. Small Businesses:
    • Suitable for small businesses to provide clean water to employees and customers.
  3. Rental Properties:
    • An excellent addition to rental properties to enhance the value and appeal to potential tenants.

Why Should You Buy One?

  1. Investment in Health:
    • Prioritize your and your family’s health by ensuring access to clean and safe water.
  2. Convenience:
    • Enjoy the convenience of clean water at your fingertips without the hassle of constant maintenance.
  3. Environmental Contribution:
    • Play your part in reducing plastic pollution by minimizing the use of bottled water.

Why is it a Smart Decision?

  1. Long-Term Savings:
    • Although it’s an investment upfront, the long-term savings on bottled water and health costs make it a financially wise decision.
  2. Property Value Enhancement:
    • Increase the value and appeal of your property with a high-quality water filtration system.
  3. Peace of Mind:
    • Gain peace of mind knowing that you are protected from water contaminants and related health issues.
  4. Support for Sustainable Living:
    • Make a conscious choice for sustainability by reducing your environmental footprint.

The Drop Series Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter System stands out as a comprehensive, efficient, and reliable water filtration solution. Purchasing this system is not just buying a product; it’s making a long-term investment in health, convenience, and sustainability. Make the smart decision today and experience the myriad benefits of clean, pure, and refreshing water with the Drop Series Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter System.

DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve:

The DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve is a crucial component of the DROP water filtration and softening systems. It is designed to optimize the performance, efficiency, and safety of your water treatment systems. Below is an explanation of the DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve and its safety advantages:


  1. Flow Control:

    • The DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve monitors and controls the flow of water through the filtration or softening system, ensuring optimal operation and efficient water usage.
  2. Automatic Regeneration:

    • The valve automates the regeneration process of water softeners, ensuring the system operates at peak efficiency without manual intervention.
  3. Leak Detection and Prevention:

    • It can detect potential leaks in the system and shut off the water supply to prevent water wastage and damage to property.

Safety Advantages:

  1. Prevention of Water Damage:

    • By detecting leaks early and shutting off the water supply, the DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve helps prevent potential water damage to your property, saving you from costly repairs and replacements.
  2. Efficient Water Use:

    • The valve ensures that the system uses water efficiently, preventing unnecessary water wastage and contributing to environmental conservation.
  3. Ensured System Performance:

    • By automating the regeneration process and monitoring water flow, the valve ensures that your water treatment system operates at optimal performance, providing you with consistently high-quality water.
  4. Reduced Maintenance Hassles:

    • The automation and control provided by the valve reduce the need for frequent maintenance, saving you time and effort.
  5. Enhanced System Longevity:

    • Ensuring efficient operation and preventing potential damage, the valve contributes to enhancing the longevity of your water treatment system.

Additional Advantages:

  1. Convenience:

    • Enjoy the convenience of automated system operation, allowing you to have peace of mind without worrying about manual control and monitoring.
  2. Cost-Efficiency:

    • Save on water bills and avoid unexpected expenses related to water damage and system repairs.
  3. Environmental Contribution:

    • Contribute to water conservation by ensuring efficient water use and preventing wastage.

In essence, the DROP Integrated Meter Control Valve is a sophisticated component designed to enhance the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your water treatment systems. Its advanced features provide substantial safety advantages, protecting your property from potential water damage, ensuring efficient water use, and enhancing the performance and lifespan of your system. Investing in a DROP system with an integrated meter control valve is a prudent decision for ensuring uninterrupted access to high-quality water while enjoying the benefits of enhanced safety and efficiency.

Drop Series Sidekick System

The Sidekick Single Tank Aeration System injects air into the top of the tank converting ferrous iron to ferric iron after untreated water has passed through the control valve preventing the control valve from fouling with iron. The top cap fills opening allows for ease of service.

The Sidekick Filter requires the function of the DROP Hu. The hub is the connection to everything on the DROP Smart Water Management system. It integrates all of your DROP residential water devices together.

Systems include the DROP electronic meter filter control valve featuring fully adjustable cycles, a bypass valve, black poly glass mineral tanks, and a riser.

  • DROP integrated meter control valve for advanced diagnostics
  • 9V Battery Backup for Power Loss
  • DROP App to control the system from anywhere
  • Water usage data and history
  • Provides text messages, emails, and/or push notifications system information to your smartphone
  • The air draw cycle can be initiated without a backwash cycle saving 1000's gallons of water annually
  • The control valve slowly releases compressed air charge prior to the backwash cycle eliminating explosive blast that can dislodge the drain line
  • Adjustable cycle times
  • Proprietary two-valve bypass with 1'' MNPT connections
  • High flow 1'' distributor
  • Smart blend filter media
  • Top cap fills an opening for ease of service
  • Compatible with any type of well pump system

DROP offers the only water filters in the world that protect your home from water leaks in addition to providing all the benefits of treated water. When paired with DROP Leak Detectors through the DROP Hub, this system provides all the benefits of a top-of-the-line water filter, home leak protection, and a water conversation system in one.

DROP Sidekick Iron & Sulfer System 10x54


  • Bypass, Leak Detection
  • Residential Iron & Sulfur Filter
  • 1.5 CF
  • DROP Filter Contro
  • Metered Filter

Specifications and Details

Clean, great-tasting water is essential for your family’s health and well-being. However, in most areas these days, the water that comes out of the tap is laden with chlorine, pharmaceutical contaminants, and/or other substances. Even well water can be suspect, given how widespread groundwater contamination with agricultural or industrial waste has become. If you’re like many people, you’re tired of buying expensive bottles of water that pollute the planet with plastic waste. You’re tired of having to constantly refill filter pitchers, or having to change filters on multiple fixtures throughout the house. You’re ready for a whole-house water filtration system.


Connected, Simple

You decide how you would like DROP to communicate with you notifications can be set up as emails, texts, or even push messages. Have a kid that tends to leave the water on? DROP can be configured to send you notifications when there is continuous water flow and if you want even to shut off the water after a period of time that you select.


Automatic Water Shutoff

DROP Leak Detectors are unique devices capable of detecting even the smallest water drops wherever they are placed. When paired with DROP Water Softeners and Water Filters, not only will you be notified of potential leaks, DROP will automatically shut off your water. Up to 32 leak detectors can be paired to your DROP Water System keeping you safe from water damage. The DROP Home Chemical Reduction Filter comes with a bundle option of 2 Leak Detectors and the DROP Hub.


The DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter: A Smart Solution to Iron and Sulfur Issues in Water


Water quality issues, particularly those related to iron and sulfur, can be a persistent challenge for homeowners. The DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter emerges as a potent solution, designed to effectively tackle iron buildup and provide options for managing sulfur issues. Let’s explore the innovative features and benefits of this system.

Innovative Iron Management: Aeration Technique

The DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter employs a unique approach to manage iron in water:

  • Air Injection: The system injects air into the top of the tank, converting ferrous iron (soluble) into ferric iron (insoluble) after untreated water has passed through the control valve.

  • Preventing Valve Fouling: This method ensures that the control valve is not fouled with iron, maintaining its functionality and longevity.

  • Stopping Iron Buildup: By converting iron into an insoluble form, it can be easily filtered out, preventing iron buildup in your plumbing and appliances.

Addressing Specific Water Issues: Smart Blend and Sulfur Reduction Options

  1. Iron Issue: Smart Blend Option

    The Smart Blend Option is designed to specifically address iron issues in water:

    • Enhanced Iron Removal: The Smart Blend Option enhances the system’s ability to remove iron, ensuring that even water with high iron content is effectively treated.
    • Protection for Appliances: By effectively managing iron, the system protects appliances and fixtures from staining and scaling.


  1. Sulfur Issue: Sulfur Reduction Option

  2. The Sulfur Reduction Option in the DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter is engineered to address the challenges posed by sulfur in water:

    1. Targeted Sulfur Reduction:

      • The system is designed to significantly reduce sulfur content in water, mitigating issues related to odor and taste.

      • It ensures that water utilized for various purposes, from cooking to bathing, is free from the unpleasant smell associated with sulfur.

    2. Enhanced Water Quality:

      • By effectively reducing sulfur, the system improves the overall quality of the water, making it more pleasant for consumption and use.

      • It ensures that activities such as showering and cooking are not marred by the pervasive sulfur odor.

    3. Protection of Plumbing and Appliances:

      • By managing sulfur in the water, the system helps protect plumbing and appliances from potential damage and corrosion related to sulfur.

      • It ensures that appliances and fixtures are not subjected to premature wear and tear due to sulfur-related issues.

    Benefits of the Sulfur Reduction Option

    • Improved User Experience: The reduction of sulfur ensures that water usage is not accompanied by unpleasant odors, enhancing the overall user experience.

    • Versatility: The system provides effective sulfur management without compromising other water treatment processes, ensuring versatile and comprehensive water treatment.

    • Low Maintenance: The DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter is designed to provide effective sulfur reduction with minimal maintenance requirements, ensuring hassle-free operation.

    • Health and Hygiene: By ensuring that water is free from sulfur and its associated smell, the system supports better hygiene and health in the household.

    • Improved Water Quality: By reducing sulfur, the system ensures that water is pleasant to use and consume, free from the characteristic “rotten egg” smell associated with sulfur.

Benefits of the DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter

  • Effective Water Treatment: The system effectively treats water, managing iron and providing options to address sulfur issues.

  • Maintained System Functionality: By preventing iron fouling in the control valve, the system ensures consistent and reliable operation.

  • Customized Solutions: With options to address specific water issues, the system provides tailored solutions based on your water quality needs.

  • Ease of Use: The system is designed to be user-friendly, providing effective water treatment without complex maintenance requirements.

The DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter provides a robust and smart solution to manage iron and sulfur issues in water. With its innovative aeration technique and options to address specific water quality issues, it ensures that the water in your home is clean, clear, and pleasant to use. Whether dealing with iron buildup, sulfur odor, or both, the DROP Single Tank Aeration Filter stands out as a versatile and effective water treatment solution.


Installation Guide: Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter Aeration System

Note: Always adhere to local plumbing codes and utilize appropriate safety gear. If you're unsure about the installation process, it's recommended to hire a professional plumber or technician.

Pre-Installation Checklist:

  • Verify all components are present: tank, control valve, aeration system, etc.
  • Ensure the installation area is dry, level, and close to a power source and drain.
  • Gather necessary tools: pipe wrench, Teflon tape, tubing cutter, etc.
  • Ensure water supply can be shut off during installation.

Step-by-Step Installation:

Step 1: System Placement

  • Place the system close to a power source, drain, and the main water line.
  • Ensure there’s adequate space for future maintenance and system regeneration.

Step 2: Install Bypass Valve

  • Connect the bypass valve to the control valve using the provided clips.
  • Ensure the “In” and “Out” ports are oriented correctly relative to the water flow direction.

Step 3: Connect to Water Supply

  • Shut off the main water supply.
  • Connect the system to the main water line, ensuring water enters through the “In” port.
  • Use Teflon tape on threaded connections to prevent leaks.

Step 4: Drain Line Connection

  • Connect the drain line to the control valve.
  • Ensure the drain line is directed to a suitable drain, adhering to local plumbing codes.
  • Secure the line to prevent backflow or dislocation.

Step 5: Aeration System Setup

  • Attach the aeration system to the designated port on the tank.
  • Ensure the aeration system is securely fastened and connected to the power source.

Step 6: Media & Gravel Bedding

  • Use a funnel to add gravel bedding to the tank, followed by the filter media.
  • Ensure the media and gravel are level and do not exceed the recommended levels.

Step 7: System Startup

  • Slowly open the water supply, allowing the tank to fill while expelling air.
  • Once the tank is full, plug in and power on the system.
  • Manually initiate a regeneration cycle and check for leaks or issues.

Step 8: Programming the Control Valve

  • Follow the manufacturer’s guide to program the control valve, setting the time, hardness level, and regeneration cycles.
  • Ensure settings are appropriate for your water conditions and usage.

Step 9: Final Checks

  • Observe several regeneration cycles, checking for leaks or issues.
  • Ensure the system is regenerating as programmed and water quality is improved.

Step 10: User Orientation

  • Familiarize yourself with the system’s operation, maintenance schedules, and troubleshooting tips provided in the user manual.


  • Regularly check for leaks or performance issues, especially in the initial weeks.
  • Schedule the first maintenance check as per the manufacturer’s recommendation.

The Sidekick Single Tank Water Filter Aeration System, when installed correctly, provides efficient water treatment, enhancing your water quality and preventing iron and sulfur issues. Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific guidelines and troubleshooting tips.

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