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How Does It Get Any Better Than That?

    • Clean waterPool
    • Healthy
    • Cost savings
    • Quick return on investment
    • Time savings
    • Peace of mind

… Really, How does it get any better than that?

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What is a Clean Healthy Pool?

You may be asking just what is a clean healthy pool.
A clean pool is one free of bacteria and algae.
And a healthy pool has health benefits just by being in it.

Copper Ionization will provide both for you.
The copper not only kills algae and bacteria,
it also provides 19 health benefits.

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Enjoy a Clean Healthy Pool

Countless folks who own homes throughout the United States have the wish to install a swimming pool onto their property. Even though it can be a valuable investment for a household, there are a few aspects that are to be well-thought-out preceding the pool installation into your yard. One of the major matters to decide is whether to side with a copper ionized pool or a chlorinated pool.

There is an extensive selection of advantages that are linked with the usage of a copper ionized pool compared to a chlorinated pool. Copper pool systems have become an exponentially prevalent choice for clean healthy pool owners around the United States.

Maintenance of Pool

With proper maintenance and frequent water testing, you can have a clean and sparkling swimming pool. While cloudy water is often a sign of algae growth, this is not always the case. If the water has a green tinge to it when it is cloudy this is more likely to be the cause of green algae.

If it doesn’t then it more than likely was just caused by a blocked up water filter or a filtration system that is not running properly. The first step of trying to fix this problem would be to change the filter or run the filter system more often. If this doesn’t seem to help much then you will need to double check the current state of your water as increased alkalinity or pH might cause cloudy water. In this case you would need to apply the proper stabilizer to get your pH back to a reading between 7.2 and 7.4.

Keep in mind that the alkalinity of the water needs to be less than 80 ppm but more than 50 ppm. Maintaining proper water balance and minimum sanitizer levels will ensure that any algae spores entering the pool water cannot take hold. When a set of electrodes are submerged in a solution, in this case your clean healthy pool water and a DC electrical current is induced into the electrodes, the positively charged electrode seeks the negatively charged electrode. This attraction causes the copper electrode to give up it’s electrons.

Copper Algaecide

The very earliest types of pool algaecide were copper based. Copper is a proven killer and is extremely effective. Copper, either as copper sulfate or elemental copper is suspended in a carrier liquid (water) by a chemical called triethanolamine and added to pool water. Copper concentrations vary from 1 to 7 percent depending on type. Algae are the most common pool water problem only because it is the most visibly obvious one. Algae in it of itself are not dangerous – in fact it is the main ingredient in many health supplements and tablets.

Algae brings danger in that it converts sunlight into food, releasing wastes that become the feeding grounds for unwanted and harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms. There are well over 20,000 species of algae, only a few of which are encountered in swimming pool water. Algae are almost constantly entering the pool, and as soon as the sanitizer level drops too low, the algae begin to take hold and multiply. It takes as little as a few hours on a warm sunny day for your sparkling pool to develop an algae problem. The algae “spores” found in the air are from algae that has dried out (at a nearby stream, from a neighbor’s pool . . .) and become airborne with the breeze.

Salt Water Pools & Why People Choose Copper 

A Copper Ionization System owner does not have to be concerned about doing anything different to treat their pool if they have 20 kids in the pool all day. The pool water will still provide bacterial and algae protection for a full week or more. Vinyl liners, automated pool covers and solar covers may become damaged from the use of chlorine or salt water pool systems.

Since Copper Ionization systems do not require the use of harmful oxidizing chemicals, these expensive pool components can be expected to last their normal life expectancy. Salt water pool systems will use an average of 500 watts of AC power for a 20,000 gallon pool. Copper Ionization systems will use an average of only 40 watts of DC power to treat the same amount of water.

Salt water pool systems and Copper ionization systems both use a chamber in their process. The difference is that a salt water pool system’s cell may need to be replaced in 3-5 years at a cost of over $400. The copper bars in the Copper Ionization chamber cost about $100 to replace and they should last 4-7 years. The Ionization chamber is warranted for 10 years and should last indefinitely.

Swimmers prefer the feel and taste of water treated by Copper Ionization over salt water pools by an overwhelming margin. Copper Ionization systems work within a calcium hardness range of 200-2,000ppm. Because it converts calcium to bicarbonate, the Copper Ionization will eliminate and prevent calcium scaling on pool walls and rock features. Salt water pools do not control calcium scaling and will only work within a calcium range of 200-400 ppm.

Since salt water pool systems produce chlorine, the sanitizing effectiveness of the system is impacted by changes in temperature, bather load, sunlight and rainfall. Changes in any of these factors may require additional “shocking” of the water to prevent an algae outbreak.

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21st Century Pool Cleaning

A pool ionizer works fairly simple by implementing copper ions into the water. These ions work to kill bacteria and algae that are present. The problem comes when this is not exactly fully effective. When an algae problem gets out of hand during the time a pool is dormant and covered people are finding it very hard to get copper levels high enough to kill the algae that is present. If your pool gets beyond the green algae and your issues are black algae you will find it almost impossible to get the copper levels high enough to tackle this problem.

Pool stores worldwide sell copper based algaecide to kill black algae – the toughest of all to kill. With these Chlorine Free Pool systems, the PH of the water should be kept around 7.0, which is a bit lower than a chlorine pool. CO2 (pressurized carbon dioxide gas) can be used on some of these systems to control pH. The advantage of carbon dioxide is there are no harmful fumes.

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The Power of Copper Ionization

Aside from use in water ionizers, copper have been recognized and used for their water purification qualities for centuries. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used copper vessels to store and transport water, and many of NASA’s manned missions make use of a water ionizer to sterilize the drinking water on their spacecraft. Copper’s is a powerful algaecide.

Because of this, these metals make an excellent choice for building a cost-effective water sanitizer. Whilst a functioning water ionizer generates soluble copper ions as part of the water chemistry, the levels of copper in the water do not pose any health risks. Water ionizers used to treat drinking water for livestock or pond water for fish have also never resulted in any adverse effects on those creatures.

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Water Doctor Systems Create a Copper Swimming Pool

As an individual who spends an ample amount of time within a pool you undoubtedly ingest/taste the water on a constant basis. Copper Swimming Pool Systems helps to provide a more normal taste to the water rather than the chlorinated taste that is experienced with a traditional pool.

This can prove to be beneficial for home owners due to their own personal preferences. Individuals have also stated that they prefer the way that a copper swimming pool maintains the water at a comforting feel when compared to a chlorinated pool. The copper (and actually all heavy metals) is an algaecide. It interrupts the plants ability to photosynthesize, thereby killing it.

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The Optimal Swimming Pool Ionizer

Copper ionization is a safe and effective technology and is the ONLY technology that offers a healthy alternative for pools, spas, and drinking water. The Ion systems work by a safe low voltage DC current is applied to the copper electrodes. Ions are atoms which carries either a positive or negative charge. As the ions attempt to move from one electrode to the other, many of them become suspended in the water. Today, a Swimming Pool Ionizer using copper is recognized as one of the best algaecide killers known to man.

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The Inside Truth About Copper Ionizers

Copper ions have the ability to pierce the protective outer membrane of a cell and disrupt enzyme balance thereby killing algae. Although lethal to bacteria and algae, this process is completely safe for humans. A multitude of scientific tests have been done proving the effectiveness of copper systems over chlorine.

Experimentation at the University of Arizona proves that such mineral ions, in conjunction with trace chlorine are 1,000 times more effective against algae than chlorine alone. Copper Ionizers completely purify water. Even though copper is effective a killing algae and bacteria at a wide range pH level, it is still necessary to maintain a proper pH balance in your pool.

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Copper Ionization Pool Systems – Choice for All Swimmers

Ionization was developed by NASA and is the least expensive of all disinfecting methods. Ionization is also the only method that produces healthy pool water with Copper Ionization Pool Systems. Ionization is the easiest of all disinfecting methods to maintain and monitor. The complete system comes with the Water Doctor electronic unit, copper electrode, and necessary test kits.

If you can recall your high school chemistry days, an Ion is any atom with an electrical charge – positive if it is short an electron, negative if it has an extra electron. An ion with a positive charge is called a cation, while one with a negative charge is known as an anion. To ionize something means to transform the atom into one of these two ionic forms.

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Swimming Pool Ionization Systems – Positive and Negative Charge

My pool man says this will not work. What should I do? Would you ask him which pool he knows of where the Ionizaion System did not work?  Chances are that he is not familiar with the Swimming Pool Ionization Systems or has confused them with another alternative system.  The electronic release of copper ions is Ionization. The Ion systems work by a safe low voltage DC current is applied to the copper electrodes. Ions are atoms which carries either a positive or negative charge. As the ions attempt to move from one electrode to the other, many of them become suspended in the water. Today, copper is recognized as one of the best algaecide killers known to man. Oxides and sulfates of copper are used for pesticides, algaecides and fungicides.

Pool stores worldwide sell copper based algaecide to kill black algae – the toughest of all to kill. With these systems, the PH of the water should be kept around 7.0, which is a bit lower than a chlorine pool. CO2 (pressurized carbon dioxide gas) can be used on some of these systems to control pH. The advantage of carbon dioxide is there are no harmful fumes.

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