Hi I have just joined this forum as it appears to have a wealth of technical expertise. I am in Australia and have been researching an asthma friendly pool product as I have a daughter who suffers from asthma. I am interested in the Hydroxypure system that is endorsed by the Asthma Council Australia sensitive choice program. I thought I came across comments here a few months ago but cannot find them now so maybe it was another site. However I have been told by another supplier that the "sensitive choice" is a bit of a scam in that it only allows one manufacturers products to be promoted in each category, in this case swimming pool category. Originally the asthma council were endorsing the Waterco pool poppets and have since added the Hydroxypure to the list http://www.sensitivechoice.com/produ...nitiser-system. My understanding is that the new system uses ozone & hydrogen peroxide which is chlorine free and a healthier option but feedback from others in the "industry" has me confused more than ever and prompted some questions.
Is the system a good alternative to chlorine for asthma suffers?
Is it a good sanitising method? I have been told that the use of hydrogen peroxide in swimming pools in australia is only approved when combined with other "residual" sanitisers and ozone is not a residual sanitiser???? Another said HP is only approved for use in spas, not pools. Is this correct?
How much hydrogen peroxide would I need to add to a 80,000 litre pool and how often? Ie what ongoing costs?
What maintenance is required running ozone and is it expensive to run? I am told its maintenance free.
Would I be able to reduce running cost compared to a salt water pool and reduce pump usage? Power costs are getting crazy!
The sales guy I spoke to at the pool show seemed have little knowledge of the system or price. In fairness I think it had only just been announced at the time.
Any help and unbiased advice appreciated.