Sanitizing Equipment

Thanks to automation and improved technology, keeping a pool or spa clean is easier than ever. Keep up-to-date on the latest in sanitizing equipment technology with the stories in this section.

 

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Automatic sanitizing is clearly the way of the future

The natural evolution of any system, over time, is toward greater automation. Once we dumped chlorine into pools by hand, from a bucket, using a measuring cup (of course, some still do). More and more pool owners are coming to prefer equipment that will handle the task for them. Not only does it relieve the responsibility, but it does a better job.

Jacuzzi and Sundance Introduce UV Hot Tub

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Sundance Spas have added factory-installed UV water purification to their 2012 hot tub models. The new water sanitizing system, dubbed CLEARRAY, uses ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms in spa water as they pass through a light chamber in the plumbing.

Ozone, UV And Mineral Purifiers Can Lower Chlorine Use

Though chlorine has a long and glorious history of killing dangerous things in people's pools, some homeowners treat it like a pariah. In their estimation, it presents as many problems as it prevents. The good news is that you can cater to these chlorine-averse customers by selling them on ozone, UV or mineral treatment.

Ozone and UV systems allow pool owners to approach no-chlorine systems

ozone and UV sanitizing systems, some of them quite sophisticated, to give customers the option of either lowering chlorine levels to a minimum or eliminating them altogether.

While chlorine generators have swept the industry, background knowledge still lacks

Few technologies in memory have risen to dominate our industry as quickly as salt chlorine generators. Estimates of the percentage of new pools receiving them range from 40 to 70 percent. But while this technology does reduce the demands on the pool owner, it does not eliminate them entirely.

Eric Herman column: Chlorine Under The Gun

Clearly, chlorine is not the only answer to our water treatment needs and warrants scrutiny, but it's not the all-encompassing demon that some might have us believe.

Alternative Sanitizers + Chlorine: The Quest For Synergy

A look at how UV and ozone sanitizers work and why they're gaining momentum.

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