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ajney


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10/07/2008 11:16

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I have heard about chlorine free pools using ozone/oxygen. Ccan anyone tell me about this and if it is available in North Cyprus please?



TRNCVaughan


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10/07/2008 12:15

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Ozonators kill bacteria/algae while they are running. They do nothing once switched off. Unless you run them continuously you cannot guarantee total sterilization. Also, ozonators do nothing about oxidizing fine skin/hair/dust particles in pool water which leads to loss of water clarity. These fine particles are too small to be captured by the filter.

Chlorine is the only thing that kills bacteria AND oxidizes on it's own. All other methods of pool water treatment use a sterilizer AND a seperate oxidizer.

We have just trialed a silver/copper oxide sterilizer which works very well indeed. It has exceeded our expectations. However, it still requires a very small level of chlorine (<1ppm) to provide oxidization.

Details of the Aligator system can be found at our office in Girne or on http://www.aligatorswimmingpools.co.uk



ajney


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10/07/2008 20:33

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Thanks very much for the information. Is this system any more expensive to purchase and run than a conventional one?



TRNCVaughan


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11/07/2008 08:22

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What do you mean by "a conventional one"?



ajney


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11/07/2008 11:12

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A chlorine based system



TRNCVaughan


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11/07/2008 13:52

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Do you mean manually applied chlorine (by hand) or by a salt water chlorinator?



ROBnJO


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11/07/2008 17:27

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My managing agents have told me my pool has now been commissioned, acid washed and filled. It's an 8X4 overflow, quite deep at the deep end, average 2.5m? So probably about 85 Cubic metres?



They say it took 78 tons and the total cost including chemicals and labour 340.



Reasonable?



p.s. Understanding the water situation in NC, it does make you feel guilty to use 78 tons of water! :-(



Rob



ishmail


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Message Posted:
12/07/2008 08:38

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i think many diferent things been tried but it is safer with chlorine, and in end it is down to safety and health issues as well, we had a bad experiense with a pool company and alternitive system who were not doing the cleaning properly and we ended up with fungal infection not a good experience for us but all is well now we are back with majority chlorine



robbie c


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14/07/2008 11:47

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Check out the Internet for a pool cleaner called a Floatron Have installed one that I bought from the UK cost 200 should last 1 year But only 30.00 per year after that for new cartridge Seems to be working,You still need low levels of chlorine 1ppm but back wash water can be used on the garden You still need to vac pool etc but water feels softer if you know what I mean



paul90


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14/07/2008 12:00

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We are using Poolsan in our new pool in Karsiyaka.

It is freely available and Chlorine-free.



See link below:



http://www.poolsanuk.com/ENGLISH/index.html



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