The Original: floatron Floating Solar Water
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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
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 regarding
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
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*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
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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