A pool ionizer sends a precise quantity of copper and silver into your pool, which kills algae, bacteria, and viruses. The result is clear, healthy, more natural pool water.
The chemicals used to purify your swimming pool, spa, or hot tub are corrosive and usually toxic. Many of the swimming pool chemicals are believed to cause cancer, and are being observed to see if they are Carcinogenic. Silver and copper are both safe and can be used in drinking water as well as swimming pool water in quantities substantially greater than the requirement for purification.
A clear clean pool with water free of harsh chemicals. A healthier and higher quality swimming experience with no more risk of irritation to your skin or eyes. Less maintenance, less exposure to harmful chemicals, and less spending on chemicals and maintenance.
Less than you already do: monitor the level of copper and the pH to keep them within the recommended values, keep the equipment in automatic position (maintain a float with a chlorine tablet to remove grease from suntan oil and organic material) and vacuum the bottom of the pool as necessary for leaves and physical debris.
This varies with the volume of the pool, frequency of use, water temperature, etc. Typically the duration is 1.5-2 years in the cold pools and 1-1.5 years in heated pools or hotter climates.
The anode light will no longer be illuminated.
The installation is very simple and can be done yourself within one hour, No special tools are required. An electrician or plumber you trust can install, just by following the instructions in the manual.
These systems do not damage materials used in the construction of swimming pools and their coatings. By using the test kit, you can easily maintain the correct levels of copper in the pool water. The system works with a very low copper content.
You know it works because:
THE SCIENCE OF IT ALL
An ion is an atom that has an electric charge. Within the nucleus particles are positively charged protons cells. Electrons are negatively charged. An atom usually contains an equal number of protons and electrons (electric charge equal to zero). An atom becomes an ion by losing or gaining electrons. If the atom has an extra electron, it is called ANION. If you have a less electron is known as CATION. The ion exchange process takes advantage of the fact that all ions have either a positive or negative charge.
Ionization is the removal of one or more of a metal atom of the electrons, leaving it with a positive charge. The ionization Copper-silver is the electronic release of ions of copper and silver in the water.
The ion exchange process percolates water through bead-like spherical ion-exchange resins. Ions in the water are exchanged for other ions fixed to the beads. Deionization (DI) beads exchange either hydrogen ions for cations or hydroxyl ions for anions. The cation exchange resins will exchange a hydrogen ion for any cations they encounter (e.g., Na+, Ca++, Al+++). Similarly, the anion exchange resins will exchange a hydroxyl ion for any anions (e.g., Cl-). The hydrogen ion from the cation exchanger unites with the hydroxyl ion of the anion exchanger to form pure water.
Thousands of pools and water towers around the world currently have installed ionizers, confirming the excellent level of disinfection obtained. Countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, which maintain strict laws regarding treatment equipment pools, manufacture and market Copper and Silver ionization systems.
No. The concentration of copper used is extremely low. The system works with levels which are one third of the maximum amount allowed for drinking water. This is substantially safer than using the usual amounts of chlorine that produces chloramines are proven carcinogens.
Archeological excavations show, that people have been using copper for more than 11,000 years and have been using silver for more than 5000 years.
Both copper and silver have been applied for centuries because of their biocide properties. The Vikings used copper strings on their ships to prevent the growth of algae and shells. Modern ships still use the same technology. Most anti-fouling paints contain copper, reducing the number of marine species growing on the walls of ships. Because of this measure, ships can reach their destination faster.
Nomads used silver coins to improve drinking water quality. Well water containing copper and silver coins is very bright, due to the biocidal affect of these metals.
Copper-silver ionization was developed in both Europe and the United States in the 1900’s.