Ionization is a treatment for pool water. An ionizer is needed to set up this method of treatment. The ionizer is the device that produces and diffuses copper and silver ions in water.
What is the principle of ionization?
Ionization makes it possible to treat the pool water naturally. The copper and silver ions, released by the electrolysis that occurs in the ionizer, destroy the microorganisms present in the water (bacteria, viruses, fungi). The water is therefore disinfected, limpid, without taste or smell.
How does an ionizer work?
The ionizer is integrated into the water filtration circuit. It is first to put salt in the pool water. Then, as the water passes into the ionizer, a reaction occurs to release copper and silver ions that are then sent to the pool. Ionization has an operation similar to that of salt electrolysis, in any case for the electric ionizer.
Disinfection of your pool
Ionizers disinfect water by using copper and silver ions instead of chemicals to kill bacteria, algae and viruses.
Water in a natural pool contains negatively charged particles that can not be filtered because they are too small. Pool ionizers use a shallow voltage current to discharge the silver and copper ions in the pool. These ions have a negative charge, so they bind and kill bacteria, viruses and algae. They do this by penetrating the cell walls and disrupting the enzyme balance of the cell. Not only do they kill these things, but by joining them, they also make them large enough to be filtered with the pool’s filtration system.
Clean the water
This low-voltage “shock” sometimes turns the water a whitish color. This is just a sign that the ionizer is working, that bacteria, viruses and algae have been killed and that the particles are now large enough to be filtered. Once the water has been filtered, it will be impeccably clean. It will also be disinfected without the use of aggressive chemicals.
Scientific tests conducted by the University of Arizona have shown that the use of mineral ions, when used with chlorine, is more than a thousand times more effective against algae, bacteria and viruses than the use of chlorine alone.
Safer than chlorine
Ionizers for swimming pools are safer and easier to use than hard chemical cleaners with an unpleasant odor. Silver and copper ions are not harmful to humans and do not irritate the skin or red eyes as chlorine often does. Ionizers work to clean your water without adding toxic chemicals, although you can add a small amount of chlorine if you wish and it will not interfere with the cleaning process.
Ionizers reduce the need to add residual chlorine to water, although a small amount of accelerated cleaning can be added. Most ionizers suggest only the addition of 0.4 ppm chlorine and only if the water is cloudy and above 90 degrees F (32 ° C). This low amount of chlorine ensures that the pipes and equipment are not damaged.
You can also opt for a solar ionizer. It does not work with electricity but with solar energy. It floats on the surface of the water and directly diffuses copper and silver ions into the pool.