We get asked a lot about pool ionizers here at LinerWorld, so we wanted to break it down for you. If you’re looking to save money on chemicals and limit the amount of chemicals in your pool, ionizers can be an effective tool. To really understand pool ionizers and how they work, let’s start at the beginning.
What is an ionizer?
Research has shown that copper and zinc ions can prevent algae and bacteria growth. There are a couple of different types of pool ionizers, sometimes called mineralizers, but they generally work the same way. Basically, the device produces these ions and disperses them in the water to help control algae growth. At LinerWorld, we sell a solar swimming pool water ionizer, which harnesses the power of the sun’s energy. It’s one of the many great eco-friendly and money-saving.
How does a solar ionizer work?
It’s actually pretty simple. The sun’s energy is converted into a low voltage current that connects to an anode beneath the pool water surface. The ions and minerals are released in the water then slow the growth of algae and other microorganisms, which makes for a naturally cleaner, purer pool. You can read more about the process from RecWaterTech.
Ok, but does it really work?
Yes! Research has shown that those who use solar ionizers have to use significantly less chlorine and chemicals to keep their water clean. While it’s not a substitute for chlorine, some ionizer users have reduced chlorine use by up to 50%. It has also shown to help reduce surface stains and buildup around your pool. Of course, you’ll still want to test your water regularly and keep the pH and alkalinity levels balanced.