The Pioneer in Non-Stagnant, Multi-purpose Systems
In 1996, Uponor began installing its AQUASAFE® Network system — the industry’s first non-stagnant, multi-purpose plumbing and fire safety system, forever revolutionizing the way residential sprinkler systems were installed and utilized.
The AQUASAFE system combines the home’s potable cold-water plumbing system with the fire safety system, which provides several key benefits. It verifies water is available each time a cold-water plumbing fixture is used, eliminating the problem of stagnant water as well as the need for check valves and backflow preventers.
Additionally, combining both the plumbing and fire safety systems means only one contractor for both systems, saving valuable time and construction scheduling hassles.
Innovative Design for Peace of Mind
The Network system features Reliable® brand fire sprinklers and sprinkler fittings — a company with over 90 years of dedication to the fire protection industry. The four-port, stainless-steel sprinkler fittings are connected to ½" AQUAPEX® tubing using Uponor’s unique ProPEX® connection method. The ProPEX system offers a fast, efficient method for connecting Uponor PEX tubing that results in strong, durable connections that can withstand up to 1,000 pounds of pull force — all with just the use of one simple tool and no torches, glues, solvents or gauges.
And for added peace of mind, Uponor backs its system with a 25-year limited warranty on AQUAPEX tubing and ProPEX fittings when installed by an Uponor-trained and certified plumbing professional.
- Meets NFPA 13D Standards for fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings
- Eliminates stagnant water issues and the need for check valves and back flow preventers
- Verifies water is available each time a cold-water plumbing fixture is used
- Only requires one contractor to install both the plumbing and fire safety systems
- Value-added upgrade that increases a home’s initial value and resale price
- Averages only 1% to 2% of the total cost of building a new home
- Potentially lowers homeowner insurance rates by 5% to 30%
A Win-Win-Win Situation
For Homebuilders: AQUASAFE systems often allow tighter development densities, narrower streets, longer cul-de-sacs, smaller water mains and reduced fees.
For Contractors: The AQUASAFE system is a proven and established product that offers a profitable new business opportunity by expanding on what they already know how to do — install PEX plumbing systems.
For Homeowners: AQUASAFE offers unparalleled peace of mind with a non-stagnant, multi-purpose system that verifies fresh water is available to their fire safety system if it is ever needed.