http://PoolCaptain.com - Swimming Pool Ionizer The Best Way To Keep Your Pool Water Clean - If you own a swimming pool and are wary of relying on chemicals for cleaning, a swimming pool ionizer may be exactly what you want. An ionizer uses copper ions and a low DC current to safely kill microbes, viruses and algae in the pool. Many pool owners are attracted to ionization techniques because they provide a chemical free solution to maintaining a clean and healthy pool for friends and family. The following paragraphs will outline more about what ionizers are, how they work, and their benefits.
Pool ionizers come in two predominant models: one that works while submerged and one that is an external device. Ionizers can either be powered by electricity or by solar power. Electric ionizers may be submerged or external, while solar ionizers float on the surface of the water. Ionizers come in different shapes and sizes, and are designed to treat different volumes of water. Make sure you select one that is designed to treat the capacity of your pool.
Copper ions activated by a DC current become suspended in the water while moving between electrodes. While completely harmless to people, the positively charged ions break through the cell membranes of negatively charged bacteria and algae and effectively destroy them. The ions then bond with the cells to make them large enough to be filtered out. Copper pool ionization is so effective that other treatments are generally unnecessary for cleaning, especially for residential pools. A pH leveler may be needed for a good balance.
With copper pool ionization many of the drawbacks of other cleaning methods are eliminated. Red, sore eyes, dry skin, dry hair and the chlorine smell associated with most pools are non-existent in ion treated pools. Further, copper pool ionization will not damage pool liners, covers or other equipment. In addition, water temperature changes, as well as variations in pool use and weather will not affect the effectiveness of the cleaning. Many ionizer owners are also happy with the low amount of power required to run the device; an average of 40 Watts will treat a 20,000-gallon pool. Pool Captain Corp, 47 Westover Ln, Palm Coast, FL 32164