Many people these days do not support the use of chlorine in pools and spas, some people find the irritation to the eyes and the smell unsuitable for swimming and so they opt for other types of swimming pool filters.
It is also unpleasant to constantly monitor levels of chlorine in the water, which explains why the majority owners of swimming pools are troubled with recurring problems of poor water quality. The ionizer type of pool and spa water filters can be a solution for a good water quality combined with reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional chlorine and pool filters.
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The dangers of chlorinated water
Water consumption from a municipality contains about 0.5 ppm (Parts per million) chlorine. The water of a swimming pool after going through a pool filter will normally maintain a rate of 1.5 to 2 ppm of chlorine as a disinfectant to be effective and in a spa, hot water must contain 5 ppm of chlorine, which could be a worry for the health of regular users. Using different types of water filters can limit the rate to 0.3 ppm while maintaining clean water for users.
Reduces the duration of equipment
Chlorine is a corrosive product. It accelerates the degradation of pool ‘skins’, water heaters, pumps and even bathing costumes. A pool of low concentration of chlorine equipped with swimming pool filters can increase the duration of equipment life by 50% or more.
Nasty for the environment
Chlorine is volatile when you don’t have the correct water filters guide away the unpleasant bi-products. Correct use with a quality pool filter is a duty in order to protect the environment and for our overall health.
Nasty to our health
Several medical studies have shown that incorrect pool filter use with swimming pool chlorine can increase the incidence of asthma among children. Several health specialists also worry about its impact on cancer, as chlorine is partially absorbed through the skin, so you need to take the advice found from a water filters guide.
Irritations and smells
Many people are simply unable to swim in badly chlorinated water that lacks the correct swimming pool filters. Others have irritation to the eyes and skin after swimming in chlorinated water that has been put through low quality pool filters.
For commercial and industrial uses
The process of purification of water by copper-silver ionization is well known by engineers. The process of disinfection has been used for several decades in many commercial situations.
It kills virtually all bacteria like the one causing Legionnaire’s Disease, when combined with a good set up of water filters. Recognized by health experts, it is used in therapeutic pools to accelerate the healing of marine mammals, and in hospitals to eliminate the risk of contaminating already sick patients.
For home pools
The water in pools and spas can be entirely purified by either copper-silver ionization or chlorine combined with the correct swimming pool filters and pool cleaners. However, an oxidizer should be added in water to degrade the natural oils of the skin and sunscreen.
Depending on the number of bathers and frequency of bathing, a very low concentration of chlorine or another oxidant product must be used for this purpose to avoid never ending use of pool cleaners. The process can limit the rate to 0.3 ppm or less than the municipal water consumption which is 0.5 ppm and much less than the rate of 1.5 to 2 ppm, which is recommended for swimming pools with good water filters.
Whether in a pool or spa, it is essential to maintain the pH of water between 7.2 and 7.4 for the water to be safe for bathing and to avoid inconvenience as stains on clothing or water troubles. Choosing the correct swimming pool filters and pool cleaners, will take care of this situation and save you any ‘downtime’ with your pool.
Unlike chlorine, which loses its disinfection effectiveness above a PH of 8, copper-silver ions remain intact with a high PH with ideal pool filter integration.
Beware of PH
The balance of the hardness of the water of a swimming pool or a spa is essential for maintaining a stable PH. This hardness should be between 200 and 300 ppm of calcium. Unfortunately, at this concentration, calcium deposits form in limestone plumbing, appliances and heating elements, although this can be reduced with good pool filters, it can not be eliminated.
A quick and easy installation
Standard swimming pool filters with the use of sand or ‘fuller’s earth’ and then returns the water to the pool/spa. Simply adding the copper-silver electrodes and a microprocessor to control the ion content in water. A test determines the quantity of ions needed. It should be between 0.2 and 0.3 PPM for a smooth operation.
A significant reduction in maintenance
A quality swimming pool filters system does not make a pool become maintenance-free but it strongly decreases need for pool cleaners.
An ionizer and quality pool filters can bring a 90% reduction in the use of chlorine. The chlorine will now be used in very low doses only to oxidize oils in water pools and spas. For people completely allergic to chlorine, it can be replaced by other products such as potassium monopersulfate or bleach with a low concentration of chlorine (5%) introduced into the pool filter can bring huge reductions.
Quality swimming pool filters and other pool cleaners are most important for the reduction of electricity usage needed for the filtration system. The use of an economical system of water filters reduces the use of the filter significantly.
For an outdoor pool, the cost of electricity for a pump 3/4 Hp operating 24 hours a day is $181 for 4 months of use. Installing a high quality economical to run pool filter will bring significant savings. The other economy comes from extending the lifetime of all equipment in the pool, vacuum, filter, heater, pump, etc, by simply using the correct pool filters.
A pool or spa is a significant investment for anyone to consider, have a huge hole dug on your property and many weeks of yearning to dive in can be frustrating, but untimely a pool can be a wonderful investment in terms of returns measured in happy screaming children. Or long warm evenings sat with you toes dipping into the pool sipping on some exotic drink.
There seems little point in reducing the life of the equipment and your enjoyment and increasing the running costs month to month by not investing in the right swimming pool filters, pumps, pool cleaners, piping and so on. A pool is a big investment that should not be ruined with inferior parts; you would not buy an expensive SUV and then fit the cheapest tyres you could find. Fitting cheap water filters will only cost you money in the end, invest in your families’ enjoyment with the quality pool filter that will last for years and give the best performance for your money.