Chlorine Free and Chlorine Alternative Pool Systems
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Copper is the premiere method with which to eliminate algae, and is the main ingredient in almost every popular pool algaecide product. Copper has been used for centuries to purify water, and copper ions became popular as an algaecide over the last fifty years after being developed by the Apollo Space Program to provide safe drinking water. A small amount of electricity enables the production of copper ions which return into the pool from water that passes through the ionizer cell. The copper ions remain to provide latent algae protection in the swimming pool water.
When set properly, the level of copper ions are precisely maintained at a healthy level, less than 2/10 parts per million. At this level, you could drink two and a half gallons of pool water and not even get the minimum daily requirement of copper!
Titanium / Platinum Oxidation
Systems that use platinum-coated titanium plates in their cell use the process of electrolysis to create two powerful methods that treat the swimming pool water. A small electric charge between the two plates creates an electro-physical separation of the water molecules (H2O) into free oxygen molecules and hydroxyl radicals (OH). It is this process which also eliminates body oils, sun screens, tanning lotions, and other organic material. These two powerful oxidizers are natural, non-caustic cleaners that will keep your pool more pure and clear than you ever thought possible.
When using a copper ionizer, pair it with an ozone generator. Swimming pool ozone generators are a powerful and effective way to provide the oxidation that pools need and combine it with the chlorine free benefits of ionizers. Ozone is fast-acting, leaving behind no chemical residual in the water, while it is 55x more powerful than chlorine. It eliminates organic material like body oils, sun screens, tanning lotions, and more. Using an swimming pool ionizer paired with an ozone generator can provide world-class water quality without the need for the addition of daily chlorine. Shop Ozone Generators
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