This forum looks like a great resource. I've already learned a lot!
But, may I should find another forum if I have a copper ionizer with ozone injection? The pool equipment I have installed came with this equipment and I want to fully understand the pros and cons of using the equipment.
I understand the risk of staining and the need to shock the pool weekly to disinfect. But, I have the ionizer and ozone injection equipment already and want to understand and make informed decisions on how to use the equipment in the best way.
I read somewhere that algae control requires more chlorine than the need for disinfectant? So, if a low level of copper can reduce the amount of chlorine required to that needed for disinfection and quick elimination of fecal matter, that seems like a good thing.
PH should stay fairly tightly controlled with the Intellichem. So far (five winter months), I'm using no chlorine,except shocking about once a week. But I think it might make sense to keep a low FC concentration, maybe lower than what would be needed without the copper ionizer.
What would really help would be some quantitative information along with supporting references:
1) What level of copper can cause staining? References?
2) Same question for green hair? Doesn't that only occur if shampoo with high ph is used before hair is rinsed?
3) How is maintaining copper concentration in the desired range any different than maintaining chlorine concentration? It seems reagents and color matching are required in either case.
Reading of prior posts makes me think questions about copper are controversial on this forum. I have no desire to cause that or "religious" debates. I just want to figure out what to do with my pool. Please just delete the post if it's going to cause issues.