The Original: Floatron Floating Solar
Pool Water Purifier Typically 80% Chlorine Reduction!
Completely safe for kids and pets!Highest
quality made in the USA! View differences
between the original floatron and latecomer versions.
A revolutionary concept, the
Floatron combines the eco-conscious value of solar power with
the scientific breakthrough of pool water Ionization.The Ionization
process used by the Floatron naturally, economically, effectively, and safely
controls all the harmful micro-organism growth in your pool...
reducing toxic Chlorine and oxidizer
use!Reduces up to 80% of all the costly chemicals needed to kill
unsafe algae and bacteria in your pool water - that also can cause serious
damage to the earth's delicate ecosystem.And more
importantly, according to a recent study by Greenpeace, exposure to
Chlorine gas during swimming may result in several heightened human health
concerns including neurological problems in children, breast cancer,
deformities, and infertility. See Below* The Energy
SuperMarket's most technologically ingenious product,
the inventive design of the Floatron intuitively combines two
eco-friendly resources, plus offers such great potential benefit for use
in protecting the environment and human health it has earned a
Five star plus rating in our Consumer Value guide!
So try a Floatron... and enjoy
the feel - and peace of mind - that comes with a
naturally pure, chemically-free swimming
Mineral Electrode (Part #F-104) and 2 Push/Pull
Retainers. The mineral electrode is sacrificial and designed to slowly
disintegrate. After an average of 12 - 24 months, depending on conditions, the
electrode will wear away and require replacement. You will know this when it
is "pencil thin", or about 1/4 inch at its thinnest point.
Plastic Screen Basket (Part #BO-209)The
purpose of the screen cage is to trap any deposits or residues which form on
the electrodes during normal operation. The screen prevents any particles from
falling into the water or onto the pool bottom.
________________________________________________________Floatron BrushPart #B-58
Floatron brushes are about the size of a toothbrush and are made with stainless
steel bristles. Perfect for cleaning the Floatron electrodes.
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Operational Manual PDF
FormatProduct Manufacturer: Floatron, Inc
Note: Contaminants other than algae and bacteria
naturally build-up in pool water such as air-born dust, suntan lotion,
human body oils, etc. which are not controlled by the ionization
process. An accumulation of these contaminants will tend
to cloud the water, therefore a small trace amount
of chlorine or other oxidizers is necessary to
dissolve them to maintain crystal clear conditions.
Other oxidizers that may be substituted are bromine,
hydrogen peroxide, or oxygen based compounds, which are
readily available at most pool supply stores.
HELPFUL Q & A Specific Information*
regarding use: Q: How much chlorine
or other oxidizers are necessary after the pool water is fully ionized?
A: Only a trace amount, [approx. 0.5 - barely
detectable on a chlorine test kit] should be maintained to burn
off contaminants. Q: Will other chemicals,
such as algaecide, clarifier, stabilizer, etc. be necessary, or will
shock treatment be required? A: Using the
Floatron allows the PH level to stabilize. No other chemicals are
recommended, and your pool will not need to be shocked. The floatron
works perfectly with trace chlorine only. Q:
Will chlorine or other oxidizers still need to be added daily? A: Only once per week, or if the pool
begins to cloud, add a very small amount
of chlorine. An easy way to pro-actively control the accumulation of
contaminants is to maintain a trace level of chlorine is to leave
one tablet in the skimmer basket. Q: How
does Floatron affect pool pump operation? A:
Operate pump and filter system during daylight hours when floatron
is generating ions. This will allow proper mixing and circulation
of the minerals. Pump operation is unnecessary and optional at
night, and the unit can be left in the pool
overnight.Q: Does any unit ever required
maintenance? A: The only part requiring replacement
is the sacrificial mineral electrode which will last approximately
1- 3 swimming seasons and takes only minutes to change.
Replacement cost is minimal. Click here for replacement parts
The Floatron requires the weekly washing of electrodes
- residue is excellent fertilizer on shrubs or lawn.
*Complete start-up and operating instructions
HELPFUL Q & A General Information
Q: If Floatrons work so well, why
aren't they for sale in every pool store nation-wide?
A: Since the Floatron's natural ionization purification
process drastically reduces chemical sales, and are a
one-time purchase, most pool stores are reluctant to offer them. The
motive... profit. floatron is the least expensive, most
effective way to purify pool water available today, and selling floatrons
to customers would dramatically reduce their high-profit chemical sales.
Q: How does Floatron compare to other
brands of ionizers? A: Floatron is a finely tuned
device which introduces ions slowly and steadily into the water.
This constant trickle allows water to accept and react completely with
the minerals. This is technically superior to any other ionizer in
the world, all of which generate large amounts of mineral ions in a
short period of time. Not only are these expensive units
overpowered and bulky, they require professional installation
and servicing. Additionally, complex electronic controllers can
add to their unreliability and cost. Compactness and
portability are unique to floatron. Q:
How does the Floatron actually purify pool water?
A: As atoms of the floatron's special mineral
electrode are ionized, they scatter throughout the water. These
mineral ions exert a fatal influence on microscopic life forms.
Experimentation by the University of Arizona proves that mineral
ions, in conjunction with trace chlorine are 1,000 times
more effective against algae than chlorine alone. Once
these minerals are dissolved into water, they remain for extended
periods. Similar to salt in the ocean, ions do not evaporate,
even under extreme, hot conditions. Chlorine, however, is a
very light element which tends to evaporate rapidly, especially in
hot weather. This being the reason for larger chlorine doses in
summer. Q: What is scientific basis for
Ionization? A: Ionization is the taking apart of
a material, atom by atom. This process occurs in nature at all levels
and is how water accumulates trace minerals which help maintain
its purity. Water purification by ionization has been
practiced for thousands of years. By storing water in copper and
silver containers, ancient Romans kept it fresh and free from
algae and bacteria. In Floatron, a small electrical
current supplied by a solar panel energizes the electrodes creating
the electrochemical reaction. Q: How
important is eliminating Chlorine use? A:
Sydney, Australia won the Olympic bid with the promise of
"chlorine-free" Games. As a result, the Homebush Aquatic Centre,
[the Olympic swimming venue] had ozone systems installed which
were very expensive to install and costly to operate, just so the
athletes would not have to swim in heavily chlorinated water.
Q: But are the minerals generated from Floatron
safe? A: The recommended concentration is
about 1/3 the amount allowed by the American EPA for drinking
water. Essentially, safe enough to
drink! Q: What is the service life
of the Floatron? A: This product is designed to
last about as long as your pool!!! The solar photovoltaic panel does not
wear out. The sacrificial mineral electrode can be replaced as
many times as necessary over the years. Q:
Does the Floatron stay in the water all the time?
A: 15,000 gallons and larger, probably most or all
of the time[depending on local conditions]. Smaller pools part-time
floating[e.g. few days in, few days out]. See instructions for full
details.Swimming while the Floatron in the water is perfectly
safe. It only measures 12 inches in diameter, so goes virtually
unnoticedin a pool. Customer chooses whether to tether it, or let it
free-float. Q: What if the pool is covered?
A: Simply fold back a corner of the cover, or cut
a small cross to sit the electrode through. The Floatron works the
same, whether it is stationary, or free-floating.
Q: Will Floatron work in a "freshwater" pool that
already has a"saltwater" chlorine generator? A:
Yes! Just use a lower setting on the saltwater chlorine
generator.Q: Will Floatron work in a "saltwater"
pool? A: Yes! It works the same as when used in a
"freshwater" pool. Q: Is the Floatron safe and
effective for ponds and fish? A: The Floatron works
well in all pond environment provided circulation exists to mix the ions
thorough the body of water. The low concentration of minerals has
proven to be completely compatible with all well known varieties of
fish. Q: Is the Floatron effective for
pools/spas inside glass atriums? A: No, the Floatron
doesnt work through glass.
Compare Floatron to other types of
*GreenPeace - Excerpts from Environmental
Study on Chlorine Disturbing recent studies show that chlorinated
organics block the bodys natural hormones, especially the female
hormoneestrogen. Concern is growing among scientists, wildlife
experts,and public health officials that this widely used chemical may
cause serious problems in the environment, and in
people! Toxic and Carcinogenic
Considerations: Chlorine gas was used to
kill soldiers during World War One
Chlorine is used in making 96 percent of all toxic
pesticides Chlorine compounds used to
manufacture plastic and vinyl, dry-clean clothes, disinfect commercial and domestic
Toxicity is one of chlorines most effective properties:
it kills insects and pests, dissolves
dirt and grime on clothing,
and it kills harmful bacteria in laundry
and in hospitals Environmentalists charge that chlorinated
compounds are rapidly destroying the ozone layer, and are
slowly building up worldwide in the air, water, and food chain -
and in our bodies, as well. Scientific evidence implicates
widespread health problems in people and wildlife, including
infertility, impaired childhood development, immune system
damage, and cancer. Chlorine and its effects are proving similar
to DDT and Asbestos, which were also initially thought to be
harmless. This is the same chemical we use to
"purify" the water that we, and our loved ones - go swimming in...
Terminating Baquacil brand or Softswim brand chemistry_______________________________________________________
Our Star Rating system is the direct
result of experience with well over 4000 actual units in the field in the
homes of our customers.
The criteria are:
Materials and Workmanship Reliability and
frequency of repairs Factory response to
service or warranty issues Strength of the
warranty Customer satisfaction Efficiency [verifiable rating certification by industry
accepted test facility]
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time. Orders placed after 2PM EST may not begin processing until the next
business day. Please call for Rush Processing and/or Rush Shipping options.
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