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Floatron Floating Water Purifier. Solar Powered Unit - Typically 80% Chlorine Reduction! Free Shipping in Contiguous U.S.
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    Floatron - Floating Solar Water Purifier

    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 pool!


    Photovoltaic Panel
    INNOVATION – Floatron's exclusive process:

    The Floatron's groundbreaking concept combines low-voltage solar
    electric power with the safe natural ionization purification process.

    The unit performs as a free-floating device with an advanced-alloy
    ultra pure ionizing electrode that suspends below the waterline.

    • As sunlight is converted into electricity by the small light weight
    • photovoltaic panel, the harmless low power current energizes an
    • electrode, causing the release of mineral ions into the swimming
    • pool's surrounding water.

    • The ionized water, referred to as mineralized water, safely,
    • naturally, and efficiently eliminates growth of micro-organisms.

    • Chlorine, which loses potency within hours of its application,
    • also experiences a rapid and substantial loss of its performance
    • during hot summer conditions, due to off-gassing evaporation.

    • Unlike chlorine, mineral ions produced by the Floatron do
    • not evaporate out, and actually become more effective during
    • hot summer conditions. In fact, hotter outdoor temperatures
    • greatly enhance the ionization purification process!

    Underwater swimming view of underwater of mineral electrode

    SAFETY – Floatron's construction and function:

    • The Floatron's solar electrical component operates at ultra-low
    • voltage, is double protected with a durable waterproof insulation
    • permanently sealed inside a space-age polymer unit - with
    • absolutely no possibility of an electric shock hazard.

    • The Floatron is manufactured in the USA under strict quality
    • controls; no moving parts assure long-lasting durability.

    • The Floatron's ionization purification process is totally natural,
    • completely safe and non-toxic to adults and young children.

    • Safe with even infants and pets! Will not change appearance,
    • feel, smell, color, or cause cloudiness of the pool water.

    • The Floatron's ionized water mineral levels are so safe, they
    • fall within established EPA drinking water standards.

    Ionized water provides welcome relief for allergy sufferers,
    • and eliminates stinging eyes, burning skin irritations, odors,
    • and bleaching of swimwear, along with the toxicity of high
    • chemical concentrations associated with chlorine use.

    » See HELPFUL Q & A sections below


    HELP » Contact Customer Support
    • Toll-Free help line offering product info and ordering support
    • Online e-mail technical and installation support
    • Product cost-of-operation evaluations and comparisons
    1- The Floatron mineral electrode primarily consists of copper, silver, and zinc – an alloy which took us decades to fine tune;  most of the knockoff products are of copper only or copper/zinc only;  this accounts for inferior performance because the germicidal properties of silver are not present.

    2- The overall size of the unit, including the solar panel output, is lacking for larger pools – meaning pools larger than above ground size.  The cheaper price reflects a lesser manufacturing cost, primarily due to a lower output photovoltaic panel, which means that sort of product can be fitting for smaller pools only.

    3- Materials wise, we know that none of the copy cats feature the same selection of materials as the floatron – especially where this is a critical issue when it comes to longevity.  We expect to see malfunction in these copies after about a year or two in service.

    4- Generally speaking, these units are lacking important components, such as the electrode basket. We are waiting to see how long it takes for them to realize that the basket is an important part of the system to ensure a clean pool.

    5- Compare warranties... if there is a warranty.  Our 24 month guarantee provides assurance which just cannot be found with the others.

    6- Customer service;  Floatron's is the best, while most of the others have none at all.
    The concept  "you get what you pay for" is the reality when it comes to our product. Our intention is to maintain our #1 position by showing and telling the interested customer the many advantages offered by owning and using the floatron.
    The key points which define the Floatron over the "competition":
    • The Original
    • The Best
    • Made in USA
    • 24 month warranty
    • Excellent customer service
    • Mineral electrode which incorporates silver, with a copper and zinc balance
    • The all important basket feature is included
    • The solar panel is correctly sized for pools up to approx 30,000 gallons
    • Built to last  

    kills micro-organisms such as algae and bacteria
    Benefits: natural way to clean, clear and healthy swimming pool!

    Product Applications:

    • The Floatron is designed to provide hassle-free management
    • of both residential and light-duty commercial pools
    • Functions effectively in both heated and unheated pools
    • One floatron unit purifies approximately 35,000 gallons
    • Also works well in salt water pools, softens hard water,
    • maintains a stable pH, even good for fish ponds with circulation

    Product Features:
    • Allows up to 80% typical REDUCTION in costly chemicals!!!
    • Floatron is powered by the Sun's FREE energy!!!

    The floatron costs virtually nothing to power and operate
    • Do-it-yourself friendly start-up procedures and manual
    • Mineral ions produced by floatron remain effective for weeks
    • Makes pool maintenance a breeze; eliminates pool chores
    • Continues to function even during vacation/holiday times
    • Totally portable; easily moved from one location to another

    • 2-Year Factory Warranty; full coverage against factory
    • defects in materials and workmanship
    • Worldwide distribution for nearly 20 years
    • Number one choice worldwide with tens of thousands units sold!
    • Note: Call for electrode replacement information

    • Proper product selection supported by customer service agent
    • Proper operation supported by solar engineer tech assistance
    • Toll-Free help line and/or online e-mail tech support

    Product Specifications:          

    Floatron parts

    The Floatron Includes:
    • Solar panel and bumper with tethering chain
    • Permanent spring electrode
    • Mineral electrode
    • Screen filtering cage
    • Push/pull retainer

    • Ion Test Kit
    • Cleaning Brush

    floatron pool purifier
    Floatron. The Floatron incorporates highest efficiency photovoltaic cells available. The bumper is constructed of space-age polymers which are weather, water, sunlight, and chemical resistant. The permanent parts of the Floatron are the photovoltaic cells, bumper, and under-side spring electrode. 

    floatron partMineral 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.


    floatron part 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 test kit
    Ion Test Kit:
    (Part #T-2)
    The mineral electrode is made of a unique alloy of several specific metals, predominantly copper. The ion test kit detects the presence of the copper ion, thereby enabling you to determine if the water has an adequate level of protective minerals. The reagents in the kit are very sensitive, and readings can be affected by various interferences. accordingly, use the ion test as a basic and general indicator. Test only once a week; more often is unnecessary.

    The purpose of ion testing is to initially determine that it is safe to reduce chlorine, and subsequently to establish a floating schedule which results in a steady Ion reading of approximately .3 ppm. Depending on conditions, pools with 20,000 gallons or more usually require full time floating. Smaller pools will usually maintain an adequate Ion level with a part time floating schedule.

    For example, one day in, one day out, two days in, one day out, one week in, one week out, etc. Pools with screened enclosures will probably require full time floating as the output will be about half of that with normal full sun.   


    floatron partFloatron Brush
    Part #B-58 Floatron brushes are about the size of a toothbrush and are made with stainless steel bristles. Perfect for cleaning the Floatron electrodes.


    HELP » Contact Customer Support
    • Toll-Free help line offering product info and ordering support
    • Online e-mail technical and installation support

    Operational Manual PDF Format

    Product 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 included.


    HELPFUL Q & A – General Information regarding function:

    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 unnoticed
    in 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 doesn’t work through glass.


    Compare Floatron to other types of Purifiers


    *GreenPeace - Excerpts from Environmental Study on Chlorine

    Disturbing recent studies show that chlorinated organics block
    the body’s natural hormones, especially the female hormone
    estrogen. 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 laundry

    Toxicity is one of chlorine’s 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:

    • Quality of 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]
    • Longevity


    Processing and Delivery Information: Please allow Processing Time as stated above for your order, plus standard transportation delivery 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.

    *Floatron can be shipped to the locations listed below, for any other area please call for quote.

    United States
    New zealand

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