Have you ever imagined
what it would feel like to swim in a chemical free pool? Does a pool
that is chlorine-free sound too good to be true? Could you
ever imagine not
spending all that money on chlorine, algaecides, shock, and
cyanuric acid stabilizer chemicals?
An ionized pool is one of the greatest pleasures you will experience.
Once you realize the beauty of swimming in an ionized pool, you will
only have to swim in a chemically-treated pool one more time to know
how bad chlorine is and how lucky you are to have an ionized pool.
Chlorine free pools / chemical free pools do indeed exist and
have been around for years. Intec was the first company to
commercialize copper ionization for use on swimming pools over 30 years
ago. Copper ionization has become more popular due to the
concerns of chlorine being absorbed though the skin and having direct
links to cancer. Now, more than ever, a chlorine free pool is
a highly coveted home technology.
Without sanitation, then
algae, viruses, fungi, and other micro-organisms can originate, grow,
multiply, and infest the average pool in less than one hour. Diseases
too numerous to mention affecting the ears, eyes, nose, throat, skin,
and internal organs are often spread from one person to another.
Ionization was developed by NASA and is the least expensive of all
disinfecting methods. Ionization is also the only method that produces
healthy pool water. Ionization is the easiest of all disinfecting
methods to maintain and monitor. The complete system comes with the
Water Doctor electronic unit, copper electrode, and necessary test
What is a chlorine free
Chlorine is the most commonly used sanitizer for swimming
pools. This would also include salt water generators that
produce sodium hypochlorite chlorine (http://www.intec-america.com/resources/saltwaterpools.asp).
Copper ions simply replace the need for chlorine disinfectants and are
more effective at controlling algae and bacteria. With
Intec’s ionization technology, you will no longer need to buy chlorine,
stabilizer, algaecides, or shock. Thus, your pool without
these products is a chlorine free pool.
What is a chemical free
Simply stated, anything that is added to an ionized pool is
self-sacrificing and no longer remains a chemical in your
pool. For example, to lower the pH in your pool, an acid has
to be added. There is no other way to lower pH. The
acid will lower pH to the desired level and then it has
totally sacrificed itself in the lowering process. More
scientifically, the hydrogen ions (H+) in the acid (acids have a heavy
hydrogen concentration) will combine with the hydroxide radicals (OH-)
that make up alkalinity. H + OH = H2O or water.
Therefore, you now have a chemical free pool.
Intec - The Water Doctor
Designed to eliminate chlorine, toxic chemicals, foul taste and odors,
The “Water Doctor” will electronically neutralize the negative effects
of hard minerals with a state of the art ionization feature.
Intec has a solution available that will:
Save you about 80% on
your pool water expenditures and maintenance
Relief for individuals
suffering from a chlorine allergy
Piece of mind owning a
healthy chemical free / chlorine free pool
Will treat up to a
60,000 gallon pool
What's in your pool?
No matter how crystal clear and blue the water in your pool looks, it
is loaded with chemical contaminants. Those contaminants cost you time,
money, and effort and they are not healthy for you or your family. Once
you start using chemicals in your pool it becomes a living creature,
you must keep feeding it or it will get totally out of control.
Bacteria and Algae
Bacteria are not visible but can be quite harmful. Algae are not
generally harmful but are very visible and as they die their waste
becomes a food source for bacteria.
Algae are microscopic plant life that grows in water and pool surfaces,
as well as other wet or damp places. There are literally millions of
these microscopic algae particles in the air. The wind carries them
about from place to place to settle and infect the area where they
fall. Sunlight, heat, high pH, high total dissolved solids, low
sanitizing agents, chemical residue, mineral and organic contaminants
are some of the contributing factors to an algae infested pool.
Ionization Kills Bacteria
National laboratory studies and research by the University of South
Alabama, to determine the effectiveness of ionization to kill bacteria
shows: Ionization is Faster
Acting and Longer Lasting than Chlorine
How do you disinfect the
Water in your Swimming Pool?
- A greenish-yellow, poisonous, gaseous element with a
suffocating odor, widely used as a disinfectant. Chlorine is toxic and
will burn your eyes, irritate your skin and damage hair.
A dark reddish-brown fuming element with a suffocating odor. The
Provincial Board of Health of Alberta banned the use of Bromine as a
disinfectant in public spas because 95% of the spa-related skin
irritations came from spas using Bromine.
An unstable form of oxygen with a pungent odor. Commonly found as a gas
which dissipates into the air very quickly. Ozone is fast acting but
leaves no sanitation in the water to combat bacteria and algae growth.
Ozone only reduces the amount of chlorine or whatever type of
disinfectant you use. It will dissolve rubber washers in
pumps, filters and pool fixtures resulting in leaks and costly repairs.
Water Devices - Salt is comprised of 40%
sodium and 60% chloride. Devices that utilize salt to create a chemical
reaction which actually manufactures chlorine in your pool. Sodium
Hypochlorite Chlorine is the most dangerous disinfectant you can use.
Hydrogen Peroxide -
These products are non-toxic and not unhealthy but neither are they
healthy. Hydrogen peroxide is by far the most expensive and frustrating
way to disinfect your pool especially when you have to shock.
Copper Ionization -
Developed by NASA, it is the least expensive of all disinfecting
methods and the only method that produces healthy pool water. It is the
easiest of all disinfecting methods to maintain and monitor.
Everything in nature is going against the pool owner: heat, wind, sun,
evaporation, rain, and also bather use.
HEAT: Accelerates loss
of chlorine and algae growth.
WIND: Carries new algae
spores and debris into the pool.
evaporation and reduces the effectiveness of chlorinating which
requires cyanuric acid (conditioner)
EVAPORATION: Causes the
build-up of scale on pool tile and deposits a residue of solids below
additional algae and other pollutants
BATHER USE: Increases
the demand for purification
Who Trained you to take
care of your water and pool?
The pool store doesn’t want you to know. The less you know, the more
mistakes you make and the more money the store makes. Have you ever
heard of a pool store holding classes?
The pool builder is in construction and is not qualified to train you
in water care. Our staff will educate you on pool water chemistry. If
you have questions, our help desk is available to you at no charge even
Intec encourages you to call at least twice a week for the first four
weeks to discuss your testing and problems. The more you know, the more
you save, the more you recommend Intec to your friends and family.
Intec was the first of three companies to commercialize this NASA
developed technology over 30 years ago. No other company can match our
technology or expertise. With over 30 years experience and thousands of
satisfied clients around the country, you can be assured that our
technology will work for you. You will also have access to
Intec’s water chemists that are familiar with the current technologies
for treating a wide range of water problems. Intec consults
with some of the largest integrated farms on issues related to water
including animal welfare and Biosecurity issues.
Water Doctor 1
Is designed to treat pools up to 60,000 gallons. This system is
portable and can be brought inside when not in use. If you are
considering a permanent installation outside and the unit is exposed to
the weather elements, please consider the Water Doctor WP instead. The
system comes complete with an electronics unit, single electrode,
comprehensive test kit, copper test kit, and maintenance instructions.
Is designed for pools smaller than 15,000 gallons as well as spas. This
system is portable and can be brought inside when not in use. If you
are considering a permanent installation outside and the unit is
exposed to the weather elements, please consider the Water Doctor WP
instead. The system comes complete with an electronics unit, single
electrode, comprehensive test kit, copper test kit, and maintenance
This is the latest addition to the Intec Ionization line. It is
designed to treat pools up to 60,000 gallons. It has a
weatherproof outer shell which is also resistant to damaging
ultraviolet light. The system also has a variable setting that is
adjustable to the varying conditions of your pools water chemistry. The
system comes complete with the Water Doctor electronic unit, large
electrode, comprehensive test kit, copper test kit, and a booklet of
comprehensive pool water and equipment care instructions.
For those who want a weather proof system for pools over
60,000 gallons, please contact Intec at 800-896-1759
now utilizes copper ionization for its point-of-entry systems on
individual homes using a private well. More recently, this technology
has been adapted to poultry farmers to fight off harmful bacteria such
as E. coli and Salmonella. Copper ions are very effective in
inactivating many waterborne microorganisms without producing harmful
disinfection byproducts. Complete system comes with electronic unit,
large electrode, flow switch, and copper test kit.
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