Worried About the Chlorine Tablet Shortage? We Have the Solution!

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Residential and commercial pools that use trichloro-s-triazinetrione (trichlor) as their primary sanitizer are now in jeopardy as these popular chlorine tablets are now in very short supply.  When Hurricane Laura hit back in 2020, a fire swept through a plant in Louisiana that destroyed much of the domestic supply of trichlor.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, prices of trichlor have doubled for pool service companies and many suppliers have limited sales to two buckets per individual. As summer approaches, owners of residential and commercial pools are scrambling for a solution.

alternative to chlorineClearwater Enviro Technologies offers an affordable, environmentally friendly solution to disinfect water in residential and commercial swimming pools and hot tubs.  Clearwater Pool Systems reduces the need for harmful chemicals and instead utilizes an ionization and ozone process to provide oxidization and control algae, bacteria and viruses. The OzoneMAX is a proven ozone system while MineralPURE utilizes ionization technology licensed by NASA.  Together, they provide the most advanced “alternative to chlorine” system on the market today.

According to Ryan Duksa, Sales Executive for Clearwater Enviro Technologies, the company is prepared to meet the expected increase demand for their Clearwater Pool Systems products.

“We have dealers throughout the United States and in nearly 70 countries standing by to help people transition from chlorine to this healthy, eco-friendly, affordable alternative,” explains Duksa. “Our MineralPURE units are available online at Home Depot, as well as MineralPURE and OzoneMAX at Pool Warehouse”.

Duksa says that one of the most attractive aspects of the Clearwater Pool Systems products is the cost savings. “Not only is chlorine expensive, but it also breaks down components such as pipes and filters,” says Duksa.  “Reducing chlorine use saves money on both chemicals and maintenance.”

Chlorine (whether generated in a salt pool or added manually) also creates a much less pleasant swimming experience. With working from home, families have had more time to swim as well so why not create the best swimming experience for you and your family!

From spas to water parks like Wet ‘n’ Wild, no pool is too big or small. NSF Certified ionizers are ready to provide a summer of swimming with the family.

Don’t let the trichlor shortage cause you to close access to your pool and/or hot tub.  Contact us directly or get in touch with a Clearwater Pool Systems dealer to learn more today!

Saving Money with a Chemical Free Pool Treatment System

We’ve talked extensively about how pool chlorine alternatives provide a healthy option for people trying to reduce chlorine use.  However, now it’s time to talk bottom line. The Clearwater Pool System offers a chemical free pool treatment option which will save you a significant amount of both time and money over the long term.

MineralPURE is the pool ionizer that is part of the Clearwater Pool System.  It is designed to not only purify the water, but have a residual affect that provides ongoing protection.

OzoneMAX, also part of the Clearwater Pool System, uses ozone to purify the water as it binds with oxidizing substances such as viruses, bacteria, algae, mold, suntan lotion, body oils and urine. While no system completely eliminates the need for chlorine, the Clearwater Pool System significantly reduces it. Together, MineralPURE and OzoneMAX are the healthiest and most cost-efficient chemical free pool treatment systems available.

The Clearwater Pool System is so reliable and provides such a cost savings, even marine aquariums, commercial pools and water parks use it. Homeowners associations are finding it to be a cost-effective solution as well.

Bottom line, using chlorine as the sole pool sanitizer is very costly and time consuming.  Chlorine also wreaks havoc on your pipes and filters. If you want to reduce chlorine use and save money on both chemicals and maintenance, consider the Clearwater Pool System. Once you install it, you’ll never go back to using chlorine as you sole pool sanitizer again.

What is a Pool Ionizer?

A pool ionizer offers pool owners the alternative to have a Chemical Free Pool. Here is an overview of what a pool ionizer is and how it works to keep your pool chemical free as well as free of bacteria, viruses and algae.

What it is

An ionizer uses a microprocessor and electrodes composed of copper and/or silver. When pool water passes over the chamber the electrodes generate a low-voltage DC current that causes some of the outermost atoms of the electrodes to become positive ions. The water that runs through the chamber collects the ions which then help kill algae, bacteria and viruses. Copper is a key ingredient used in algaecides and the silver ions take care of the bacteria and viruses. With an ionizer you reduce the amount of chlorine required for your pool even following a larger pool party or a heavy rainstorm.

What it does

The ions remain in the water and offer residual protection for long-term maintenance. As well they offer nontoxic purification and continue to prevent against recontamination. Copper and silver ions remain in the water and create masses that work to continuously collect algae and other contaminants such as bacteria that can then be removed by your pools filtering equipment. You can keep track of the proper ion levels using a test kit.

How it works

The beauty of the ionizer is it allows you to have a chemical free pool. The copper and silver ions create a potent biocide that does not use chemicals to purify your water. Instead an electrostatic bond forms with negatively charged areas of the water which begins the disinfection process. They work against microorganism cell walls which then distorts the cell wall which stops them from being able to absorb the nutrients they require to thrive.

The role of Copper and Silver

Copper and silver will attack an algae cell and the amino acid residues in the proteins used for photosynthesis. By stopping the process algae is unable to grow and therefore the cells die. Even if the cell does manage to live the ions will stop the reproduction process so that the algae are unable to spread. As well bacteria are killed right out instead of being suppressed from chemicals. That means dangerous things such as E-Coli, the most potent contaminant found in public pools and other water sources cannot survive in a chemical free pool that uses an ionizer.

Families love ionizers at it is the safest, healthiest way to provide fresh, clean pool water without the ill affects of chlorine such as burning eyes, skin irritations and brittle hair.