Hello all, I stumbled on this forum by accident and I am glad I did!
My question is does anyone have a step by step procedure for moving from a Caribbean Clear (copper ion) system to a SWG? I am thinking about getting a 30K gallon CompuPool SWG.
After reading quite a bit about copper systems here, I have to admit that I feel disappointed in myself that I tried making this system work for 3 years with some success. While I never had the problem with anybody's hair turning green, I do have trouble keeping the water sparkling clear. I use quite a bit of liquid bleach from WalMart and Acid from HomeDepot.
At lunchtime today I took a walk thru WalMart and looked at the Intex AG SWG for $199. While it will not work for me, I saw the "new" copper ionizer that is plumbed into the unit. The box reads something like this: "with copper in the water, the demand for chlorine is reduced by 70%". This is essentially what the representative told me from Caribbean Clear. The copper and silver in the water reduce the need for bleach. The bleach is only added to "oxidize" the water and to burn up body oils and such. So, my second question is: Is there something to this, that perhaps I did not discover at TFP???? Your thoughts?
Here are some quotes from my Caribbean Clear manual:
Copper is one of the most effective algecides available.
Oxidation...just as a glass is clear but doesn't sparkle like a diamond, water can be clear without sparkling. Disolved oxygen provides the sparkle.....(they say to add bleach to make the water sparkle).
IG 18' x 42' - 26k Gallons - Vinyl Lined - Hayward Sand Filter - Caribbean Clear (copper ion) system