floating solar water purifierA revolutionary
concept,the floatron combinesthe eco-conscious
valueof solar power with thescientific breakthroughof pool water
Ionization.The Ionization processused by the Floatronnaturally,
economically,effectively, and safelycontrols all the
harmfulmicro-organism growthin your pool... reducing
toxic Chlorineand oxidizer use!Reduces up to
80% ofall the costly chemicalsneeded to kill unsafealgae and
bacteria inyour pool water - thatalso can cause seriousdamage to the
earth'sdelicate 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
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_______________________________________________________
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experience with well over 4000 actual units in the field in the homes of our
The criteria are:
Quality of Materials
and Workmanship Reliability and frequency of
repairs Factory response to service or warranty
issues Strength of the warranty Customer satisfaction
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