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    What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    Im going to need a new liner next year or year after an instead of the constant need for chlorine and chemicals i was pondering buyig one f those Nature2 systems. Copper is great at keepng algae away. My problem is i was using copper algaecide ans stained my liner something aweful. Aside from that its faded bad. My 18 x 34 above ground pool is in direct sun all day. Its 12 yrs old original liner. Just wanting to know if anyone on here uses them and has had great success. thanks
    18x34 above oval above ground. Chlorine, sand filter. approx 15k gallons. doughboy desert spring 2004.

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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    Hi and welcome to TFP

    Copper stains as you seem to already know. With that knowledge, why would you want to knowingly add copper? I think you'll find a consensus on this forum that it is a bad idea. Properly balanced and chlorinated water can't be beaten as a method of keeping algae away.
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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    google "nature2" on this site and you will find that we think it is VERY bad. Article after article discouraging it's use.
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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    If you are going to add equipment, add an oversized swg. Putting a device that adds copper and silver to your pool is like buying a new pair of walking shoes and adding tacks in the heels.
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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    Vote no on copper.

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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    Here is another article on metal,
    Pool School - Metals in the Water and Metal Stains
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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    In my spa, I had the spa frog with a bromine system which had silver I believe. Disaster!! If you search my post you will find my problems and how hard it was to maintain. These guys saved me and now I am strictly dichlor/bleach. Life saver!


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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    It sucks. Next question....
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    Re: What does anyone think of those copper emitting catridge systems?

    I don't think much of them for swimming pool..

    For ornamental fountain with out humans swimming in them, is another story..

    Chlorine saves millions of lives everyday, in fact without chlorine society would crumble.

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