What is the WaterQuick Pro II?
This affordable device is a hot water recirculation pump that works with traditional and tankless water heaters. It is a small system that attaches directly to the water heater without the need of expensive remodeling or specialized tools. The installation process is fast and easy for any DIY homeowner with basic plumbing experience. Only one unit is required to provide hot water to the entire house no matter how many fixtures are in the home.
How is the pump activated?
The hot water recirculation pump automatically activates when the hot water is turned on anywhere in the home. The user turns the hot water on and off immediately. The pump activates and warms the water in 45 seconds or less. The water is turned back on after this short delay and hot water is instantly available.
How does the WaterQuick Pro II work?
The Flow Monitor detects when the hot water is activated anywhere in the home and turns on the hot water pump. The cool water remaining in the line (the water that would normally run down the drain while the user waits for the warm water to arrive) is circulated back into the water heater through the cold water line. A sensor built into the Bridge Valve closes the valve when hot water reaches it and shuts off the pump. This guarantees that hot water is available to all sinks and tubs or showers, but prevents the pump from working when it is no longer needed.
What are the benefits of using this device?
- It is an affordable DIY water conservation project that saves water and money.
- Unlike many other products designed to save water this one is fast and easy to install.
- It saves energy by not heating the water all of the time, but only warming it when it is needed.
- The hot water is not set by a timer, so it is available whenever it is needed.
- The pump has three speeds to ensure fast delivery of hot water even in remotest rooms of large homes.
- The operational costs are only a few dollars each year.
- It is whisper-quiet during operation.
- The device comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- It is compact and installs out of the way.
- It has a durable, stainless-steel construction
Who should buy the WaterQuick Pro II?
- The DIY water conservation homeowner looking for sensible solutions for saving water.
- The busy household or family with multiple people using hot water every day.
- Homeowners looking for affordable ways to conserve water and energy.
- Anyone living in a drought-prone area that may face (or is currently dealing with) water restrictions.
- Anyone with a small or older septic tank that worries about the potential for overflow because of unnecessary water usage.
I’m Mark Franklin, the inventor of the WaterQuick Pro II™ recirculation pump system.
I owned one of the fastest growing civil engineering businesses in San Diego for 15 years. The key to our success was technology. We were the first office to use AutoCAD, allowing us to take on over $150 million dollars’ worth of projects, even with our small staff, because we could work faster than all the offices still stuck on using drafting boards.
In the early 90s, I started another company on the side dedicated to getting current water saving technologies out into the public. We sold over 15,000 low flush toilets to houses and apartment complexes. According to estimates, we’re still saving tens of millions of gallons of water, ever year, because of that work.
So it’s safe to say that I’ve been passionate about saving water in San Diego for nearly 20 years, and I’ve always believed in the power of technology to improve lives.
However, it wasn’t until hotels like the Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Staybridge and the Builtmore called me to solve their hot water problems that I was able to develop a new, more responsive kind of circulation pump.
This is the same core technology that scaled down can now offer you a much higher level of comfort at home, while also saving you tons of water – without spending any more on natural gas.
This idea held so much potential that it actually became the subject million dollar research study, commissioned by the California Energy Commission and conducted at the Laurence Berkley laboratories. Later a $580,000 rebate fund was established by the Southern California Gas Company for apartment buildings that would adopt this technology.
They saw how this could change the way to reduce energy demands.
I saw that this is the way the industry needs to go.
It’s incredibly easy to install
Other products want you to install an electrical outlet below your sink. That takes time and money, (and in every State in the US – a permit). But what if you don’t have a convenient power line near your sink?.. Then it looks like you have to call the electrician… and if you have more than 1 hot water line in your house… you’ll have to buy an extra pump!
On top of that, they want you to drill a hole in your bathroom cabinet to install the “on” button or go buy an X-10 transmitter and receiver if you actually want hot water on demand in another bathroom in the house. It seems they’ve conveniently left these facts off on their packaging.
It goes were plumbing things should go – in the garage next to the water heater where there are usually plenty of electrical outlets.The WaterQuick Pro II™ design has eliminated all of those design flaws.
It works with any kind of plumbing system: traditional tank style heaters, tankless and even houses with dedicated recirculation systems. It’s easy to put in. There’s no need to solder any pipes. Just push the connections together using “Shark bite™” fittings.
And in most cases you can install the entire system in about an hour. The only tools you’ll need are: a pipe cutter, a crescent wrench, some emery cloth, a little bit of plumber’s tape and some pipe dope. That’s it. Everything snaps into place and it’s ready to go.
It pays for itself in a little over a year
The WaterQuick Pro II™ saves so much water and energy that it pays for itself in a little over a year… and, with higher water rates in 2014 and more on their way next year, maybe sooner… And don’t forget. It comes with a 3 YEARS MANUFACTURES WARRANTY.
So you’ve got nothing to lose! Changing the way that people use water – and saving money today.
P.S. For houses with tankless hot water heaters, we’ve got you covered!
- The WaterQuick Pro II™ is the only pump on the market that works with tankless style water heaters.
- And, it even helps you save more water than it would with tank style heaters.
- You see, tankless water heaters cycle the cold water through the heater a few times as a safety measure.
- This means that you have to wait longer as the water is running down the drain.
- The WaterQuick Pro II™ makes sure that none of that water is wasted – while you get faster hot water.
Not only do we save you thousands of gallons of water every year…
The typical house sends something like 17.3% of their water straight to the sewage treatment plant, every day, while they’re waiting for the shower to heat up.
The WaterQuick Pro II saves nearly all of that water by pushing the cold water in your line back to the water heater so that when you open your faucet – all you get is the relaxing warmth of hot water, every time.
You save time, money and – best of all – around 10,000 gallons of water, one of our most precious resources… without burning any extra gas.
- Start saving more than 10,000 gallons of water a year.
- Cut the time that you spends just standing there waiting for the shower, as much as 12 hours a year.
- Reduce your water bills by an average of $270, or 17.3%, a year.
- If that means that you can drop down a tier in your water and sewer fees, you save an additional $225.
This is what we call true user transparency
You don’t have to change how you live your life or tell your guests to follow any extra steps.
It’s there, whenever you need it… saving you water, not burning any extra fuel, and cutting the typical 1-2 minute-wait for hot water down to about 30 seconds.
This is the kind of convenience you would expect if you were staying in a deluxe suite at a 5 star hotel. But now, this technology is available for your home!
A luxury product that saves you time and money every month
The Water Quick Pro II™ brings you steaming hot showers, ready at a moment’s notice. It also cuts your bills and takes a huge chunk out of our water demand.
The Bridge Valve.
Note: You’ll need to purchase the parts below separately as we can’t be sure what you need for your specific plumbing set up.
I’m here for you
Every house is different. But you’re not going to have to worry about that. We even have a video series that gives you clear, step by step instructions. Once you how easy this is, there’ll be nothing holding you back.If you run into any problems with your instillation, just give me a call and I’ll personally walk you through it.
But if you hit a snag, you’re always free to give me a call.
Take advantage of my 35 years of engineering experience.
I’m positive that I can solve whatever plumbing situation you throw at me. I’m all ears.
Call my cell phone at (619) 665 – 2077 from 7am – 7pm, 7 days a week, and you’ll be enjoying faster hot water in your home before you know it.
An easy way to change people’s minds on water conservation
Providing people with a better alternative to the way things were done before is exactly what the WaterQuick Pro II™ is all about.
I know that if manufacturers provide an alternative that is too expensive or unreliable, nobody’s going to pay much attention.
That’s why I’ve worked hard to create the perfect balance between price, durability and usability.
You might’ve seen other re-circulation pumps at Lowes® or Home Depot® that look similar to the WaterQuick Pro II™. And, just at face value, it seems like they can get the same job done, even if you have to push a button or put yourself on a hot water schedule.
But when you look a little closer you’ll find that they’re filled the hidden installation and operation costs.
In fact, many of these “solutions” are polluting the air and costing you for an extra $40 a month on your gas bill!
That’s the dirty secret that they don’t want you to know – but I do.
One more thing to note, if your house has more than one dead end hot water line then with the “Under the sink” type of recirculation systems, you will need to buy 2 units to service your entire house. That would also mean that you have to install 2 new electrical outlets.
And there’s one more big thing…
Here’s what’s at stake
Many of the major re-circulation pumps out there can only save you water by wasting fuel. Normally I don’t call people out like this, but on this point I think I have to. It’s unfair to take advantage of the term “green technology” just so someone can sell a product. Because really, using $30 – $40 dollars of natural gas a month is no small matter.
You’re not going to reset your timer every time that your schedule changes. But you will have to pay $360 – $480 dollars a year just to keep recirculating hot water around your house – even when you’re not using it.
At best, you could call this a “grey technology”, liabilities to homeowners instead of an asset.So even though there is a very low entry price on many of these models at major home furnishing stores, it’s doubtful that they are ever going to pay for themselves.
And that’s a shame.
Because until we pass the tipping point where the savings outweigh the costs, this technology will still be seen as an optional luxury instead of a commonsense convenience.
The real meaning of green is to motivate people to convert to better technologies which provide a higher level of convenience at the same time that they reduce the consumption of all natural resources.
The WaterQuick Pro II™ is here to do just that.
This is one of a kind
By providing the perfect balance of price, quality, and user experience, we are showing people that comfort and conservation can go hand in hand. We are offering a better alternative. We are leading by example.
Order your WaterQuick Pro II™ conversion system today
For $347.00 (+ tax in CA only) you’ll get your Faster Hot water™ pump, water monitor and bridge valve sent to your house right away. You will:
It was an exceptional experience doing business with you. I believe that customer service is a critical part of small business and in that regard you are very special. Your happy customer
Mark, just wanted you to know the pump is working great and our customers are pleased. To me it’s genius in its simplicity. It works without having to run return lines or add motion sensors.
The system working great, just as expected. I replaced a Chili Pepper. Much happier with your product. Ingenious that no switch required to activate pump. Can activate from any location in house.
Order right away! The WaterQuick Pro II™
It pays for itself in under 2 years.
And, comes with a 3 year manufactures warranty.
So you’ve got nothing to lose!
Changing the way that people use water – and saving money.
P.S. For houses with tankless hot water heaters, we’ve got you covered!
You see, tankless water heaters cycle the cold water through the heater a few times as a safety measure. This means that you have to wait longer as the water is running down the drain. The WaterQuick Pro II™ makes sure that none of that water is wasted – while you get faster hot water.
Here’s everything you get
The Faster Hot Water™ pump
- Easy one hour installation
- Works with tankless water heaters
- Installs in the cold or hot water pipes at the water heater
- One pump for the entire house
- Any hot water faucet activates the pump
Standard Bridge Valve*
- Standard bridge valve works for most homes and connects the hot and cold water supply lines under the most remote kitchen or bath fixture in the house.
*Upgrade to The Advanced Bridge Valve kit and receive 2 custom supply lines with 7/16″ openings.
- Allows an even faster delivery of water
- Hole size of Advanced vs. Standard supply line (30% bigger)
The Flow Monitor
- Any faucet in the house activates the pump
- Replaces existing supply valves
- Bigger and faster than regular valves
A satisfied customer
“It means a lot to me to save water, especially in San Diego where it’s scarce.
The WaterQuick Pro II™ not only gives me hot water when I need it, but more importantly it helps save the environment as well as saving me money and… I just love having it.
Before I put it in I would go turn on the shower and go to take my clothes off… and, you know, probably end up wasting hot water while it was there at the tap.
Verses now, I turn on the water when I start to brush my hair. I turn it off.
And then when I’m ready to get into the shower, it’s on.
So I save not only the cold water that went down the drain but I also save the hot water that I was probably wasting.
We did not install the Home Depot version that I bought earlier because it was based on a timer… and, “Oh that’s great if I’m going to take my shower from 6:15 to 6:30.”
But, I don’t know when I’m going to take my shower.
I don’t know when I’m going to do the dishes.
So it didn’t really meet my needs.
Plus, the lowest increments were 15 minutes, which is a lot of time to keep the pump running. This one only runs until the sensor tells it it’s hot and then it shuts off… which is like a minute.
It is more expensive than the one I originally bought from Home Depot, but it’s a significantly better product. So I don’t think the price is that high because I don’t think the first one’s better.
I think it’s certainly very appropriately priced.
And like I said, water’s expensive and scarce… and so is natural gas. So it all makes up for the price of it… as well as feeling better.”
– Margaret M. – San Diego.