How Does It Work
SILVER has long been known as a bacterial killer and used extensively by the medical profession before the introduction of antibiotics, and COPPER is recognized as one of the best algaecide killers known to man.
NASA designed an ionization system for their Apollo flights, using copper silver electrodes to purify their water. The Pꝏl Pride System uses the same technique to kill the bacteria and algae found in swimming pools.
Safe controllable low voltage DC current is transmitted from the Pool Pride Controller to special anodes fitted in the water chamber where electrolysis takes place, causing solutions of Copper, Silver to form in the water. These are called ions (atoms), hence the name “Ionic Purifiers”. These ions are positively charged (+) and are created in billions each second. All bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi spores are negatively charged (-) therefore the ions are attracted to the cells of contaminants, the copper ion damages the cell wall killing most and allowing the silver ion to then penetrate and destroy the cell. Copper and Silver ions are not effected by UV or Ozone.
Copper and Silver ions are pH neutral, non-corrosive and have no effect on the human body in low concentration used to treat the water.
The system is not affected by heat or light, and provides much longer residuals than chemical or UV treatment.
Chlorine, bromine, hydrogen peroxide will dissipate in a matter of 2 to 4 hours, UV and Ozone will eliminate all three of these chemicals. Bromine however will regenerate once the ozone turns back into oxygen.
The Pool Pride Bromine System eliminates all the concerns of using chlorine and you still have a chemical sanitizer in the water. Bromine is not protected from UV nor ozone but when Ozone (O₃)surrenders it’s third oxygen ion and returns to pure oxygen (O₂) it rejuvenates the bromine giving you an additional sanitizer it the pool. Pools with heavy foliage should consider adding bromine 1” tabs 12 tabs per 10,000 gallons of water to eliminate organic stains every 12 – 18 months.
The health benefits of copper include proper growth of the body, efficient utilization of iron, proper enzymatic reactions, as well as improved health of connective tissues, hair, and eyes. Copper is also integral for preventing premature aging and increasing energy production. Apart from these, regulated heart rhythm, balanced thyroid glands, reduced symptoms of arthritis, quick wound healing, increased red blood cell formation, and reduced cholesterol are other health benefits of copper.
The health benefits of copper are crucial for an overall healthy existence, as this mineral enables normal metabolic process in association with amino acids and vitamins. For more on benefits follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_in_health for more on the history of copper in medicine and health benefits follow this link.
It is known that benefits of silver was discovered in ancient times. “Hippocrates in his writings discussed the use of silver in wound care. At the beginning of the twentieth century surgeons routinely used silver sutures to reduce the risk of infection. In the early 20th century, physicians used eye drops containing silver to treat ophthalmic problems, for various infections, and sometimes internally for diseases such as epilepsy, tropical sprue and the common cold. During World War I, soldiers used silver leaf to treat infected wounds. As you might have already know – Silver is absorbed through skin and has pain-relief effect, that’s why silver bracelets are so popular. Knowledge slowly fades away nowadays if it has no big commercial value. For more on health benefits follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_uses_of_silver
Overview of the advantages
- Reliable disinfection of viruses, bacteria, parasites, mold and algae
- Protection from legionella, cryptosporidium, and other viruses and bacteria.
- UV and Ozone drastically reduced chlorine requirements and eliminates when used with Minerals.
- No formation of dangerous by-products
- No environmental impact
- No nasty Chlorine smell
- No more red eyes
- No dry skin or damaged hair
- Prolongs Pool Life – won’t erode pool surface or equipment
- So the health benefits of silver can be summarized as:
- *Keeps blood vessels elastic, reduces the symptoms of arthritis, can have a toxic effect of some of the bacteria, viruses and fungus, reduce the risk of infection, has antibiotic and sterilization effect, balances the elements in the body, is still used in hospitals today in major cuts, burns and babies eyes when first born.
- Copper plays many important roles in maintaining a healthy body and some of its benefits include:
anti-inflammatory, essential for normal growth and health, vital component of the natural dark pigment, melanin, which imparts coloration to the skin, hair, and eyes, widely known as a brain stimulant, either an element or a cofactor in as many as 50 different enzymes that take part in various biological reactions within the body, helps in the absorption of iron from the intestinal tract and in the release from its primary storage sites like the liver and many more.