Natural Pool Treatment Technology Developed by NASA

Natural Pool Treatment Technology Developed by NASA

If you have a pool or spa, you will be interested in how NASA technology is used in the Clearwater Pool System. In 1989, NASA granted Clearwater Enviro Technologies a license to commercialize their technology for an ionization system.  The Apollo flights used electronic silver-ion generators to disperse silver ions throughout the spacecraft.  These ions eliminated viruses and bacteria and also provided the astronauts with safe drinking water. Much like what was used on the Apollo flight, MineralPURE uses natural minerals of copper and silver to produce ions that reduce the need for harmful and costly chlorine. This natural pool treatment is not only ideal for killing bacteria and swimming pool algae control, but it results in crystal clear water that feels like it comes from a spring.

History of Mineral Treatment

The ancient Greeks used copper to sterilize bacteria from water. In Egypt, silver cups were used for drinking to keep the water safe from contamination. These natural minerals have been used to purify water for thousands of years. NASA used copper ions to treat water in outer space instead of chlorine. Copper ions help kill algae (promoting swimming pool algae control) and silver ions help kill viruses and bacteria.

Benefits of Natural Pool Treatment

Chlorine is harsh on the skin and often makes the eyes red. It is also costly and requires constant maintenance. The most effective natural pool treatment on the market – the Clearwater Pool System – involves a mineral ionization process and ozone.  It reduces the need for chlorine by up to 75% in commercial pools and up to 95% in residential pools, making it the closest thing you can get to a chemical free pool.

Buzz Aldrin was a company spokesman for Clearwater Enviro Technologies in the early 1990s. In 1994, Spinoff – a NASA publication – featured an article on how Clearwater Enviro’s ionization equipment has been used at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the dolphin from the hit feature film, Dolphin Tale.

Considering natural pool treatment? Contact us today to incorporate technology developed by NASA and significantly reduce the need for chlorine.