What is Copper Ionization?

Copper ionization uses a low voltage current to release copper ions into your pool water. It is a safe way of cleaning your pool without the side effects of chlorine. People around the world have started using copper ionization to clean pools and kill tough bacteria.

Historical Uses

Copper has been used to purify drinking water for centuries. The ancient Greeks discovered the benefits of using copper to purify their water. Pioneers used copper and silver coins to keep their water safe while heading west and even NASA used copper to purify drinking water for astronauts.

Why Should I Use it in My Pool?

Chlorine is a dangerous substance either inside your pool or out of it. It makes your eyes red and itchy and bleaches your hair and clothing. Prolonged exposure to it can cause health problems such as cancer, eye problems, breathing difficulties and skin irritations. Copper ionization is a safe way to clean your pools. It kills viruses and bacteria including black algae, which is a tougher type of algae. Unlike chlorine, copper ionization does not cause skin, hair or eye problems. It almost completely eradicates the need for chlorine and other pool chemicals. It also reduces maintenance cost for your pool and can pay itself off within two years. Also it will stay in your pool until it is absorbed by a microorganism. This means that it will stay in the pool until it has completed its job. Using copper in your pool will improve your swimming experience by removing the risk of disease caused by either chlorine, algae, bacteria or all of these.

How does Copper Work?

Copper works as a very strong biocide for microorganisms. The copper causes stresses in the algae which distort the cell walls ability to take in much needed liquid and gases. Copper gets inside the bacteria and blocks photosynthesis which kills the bacteria. The reproduction of algae is hindered. This means that even if the algae is able to survive, then it is unable to cause the growth of more algae.

Copper Has Health Benefits

Copper is essential to the well-being of your body. It is needed to form new blood vessels. Copper helps improve bone structure, skin, your immune system and your nervous system. It can also help oxygen flow through your blood. Another thing copper can do is help prevent cancer and improve heart health. In addition to these benefits, it is also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and can help improve brain health.