Moss: Nature’s secret weapon
Years of testing have proven that a specific variety of moss has the ability to buffer and filter water. Studies show that using moss reduces the chemicals needed to maintain acceptable water chemistry by as much as 90%.
Why It Works:
Biofilm is nature’s way to provide bacteria with a suitable environment in which to proliferate, communicate, and survive, especially in harsh environments. Resistant to typical concentrations of most spa and pool chemicals, adding more and more chemicals to control bacteria with the protective biofilm isn’t the only answer.
Only when bacteria are released from biofilm’s protective shield are free-floating, unprotected planktonic bacteria vulnerable to deadly chemicals and sanitizers.
Why Moss works
Studies show that moss demonstrates a number of unique characteristics that buffer and filter water. Moss releases conditioning substances and actively removes ions from water.
Consequently, using moss requires fewer chemicals less often to maintain water chemistry.
Biofilm vs. Chemicals:
Research shows that typical concentrations of chemicals used to maintain water chemistry in pools and spas actually bind to the surface of biofilm decreasing their effectiveness. Contrary to what one might expect, adding more chemicals in an attempt to control bacteria only creates an even more unmanageable and uncomfortable chemical soup.