How to Replace an SLC Slim-Line Cartridge in a Sprite Shower Filter

The Sprite SLC cartridge is a replaceable filtration cartridge used with the Slim-Line (SL) shower filter system.

The cartridge media consist of copper-zinc mixtures that help reduce or remove chemicals and impurities such as mercury, chlorine, lead and iron while preventing microorganism growth. Sprite Industries Inc. designed the Slim-Line filter as two pieces with the cartridge housed between. To replace the filter, detach it from the shower pipe and separate the halves with a simple unscrewing motion.

Unscrew your shower head from the Sprite Slim-Line shower filter and then unscrew the filter from the shower pipe.

Hold the sides of the filter in each hand and twist in opposite directions to unlock and separate the halves. Remove the used SLC cartridge and set it aside for disposal.

Lift the O-rings from the each piece of the housing. Wash the rings completely with a few drops of mild detergent and water and then rinse the rings thoroughly.

Apply a small amount of lubricant around each ring and then return the rings to the pieces.

Grasp the tab on the instruction label on your new SLC cartridge. Pull the label from the cartridge and dispose of it.

Insert the new cartridge into the piece where you removed the old one and then screw the pieces back together.

Run hot water through the filter for at least 60 seconds.

Screw the filter back onto the shower pipe. Screw the shower head back onto the filter.

Turn on your shower to confirm that the water pressure hasn't changed.

Things You Will Need

  • Mild detergent
  • Water
  • Lubricant


  • If the Teflon tape that originally came with your SL filter has begun to wear, remove and replace the tape before reattaching the filter to the shower pipe.
  • If you had difficulty separating the SL filter housing pieces, apply a thin film of lubricant to the threads on the pieces before screwing the pieces together. This will help make the unscrewing process less difficult when you replace the filter the next time.


  • Sometimes pressure can build inside the Slim-Line filter housing that prevents you from unscrewing the halves. If this occurs, take the filter to a local hardware store and ask for assistance separating the pieces.

About the Author

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.