Pool Info: Nature2 FAQ
.....the #1 Chlorine Alternative according to an independent pool industry survey.
.....installed in over 500,000 pools in the U.S.
.....carried by more than 5,000 pool dealers nationwide, and growing.
.....endorsed by the 3 largest pool builders.
.....using breakthrough technology protected by 17 worldwide patents and 20 patents pending.
How does Nature2 work?
The purifier precisely directs water flow through a six-month, replaceable cartridge. Inside, a non-electrical reaction "activates" oxygen by breaking the molecule into its nascent atoms, atomic oxygen - one of Earth's most powerful sanitizers, to kill bacteria, viruses and algae. As if that weren't enough, the Purifier also releases trace amounts of natural, algaestatic and bactericidal minerals into the pool to help prevent bacteria and algae growth. This is known as Cationic Sanitation.
After installation, will pool maintenance change?
The most noticeable difference will be the dramatic reduction in chemicals used to keep the water balanced and healthy. You will also enjoy more time for yourself with less chemical maintenance, application and adjustments. The largest benefit to you will surely be the visual clarity and sparkle of the water....guaranteed. The water quality improves to be silky soft, with no chlorine or chemical odor. Nature2 treated water exceeds EPA drinking water standards, so if you choose to drink, it will taste like a mountain stream.
Is Nature2 compatible with other products?
Nature2 is compatible with every type of chemical treatment program available except - Biguanide products (Baquacil® or Soft Swim® bromine, bromides and copper based algaecides.)
Is Nature2 a filter?
No. A filter is designed to remove large particles and debris, while Nature2 disinfects pool water by killing 99 .96% of bacteria, algae and viruses, which are too small to be caught by a filter. You need a filter and Nature2.
When do I replace the cartridge?
The Nature2 cartridge is designed to provide up to 6 months of continuous water purification, depending on the model. Each model comes with a reminder system which tells you when, how and where (Poolcenter.com!) to get a cartridge.
How do I dispose of used cartridges?
The minerals inside of the cartridge are natural, so it is completely safe for disposal with other household trash.
What affects cartridge life?
Hot weather, water balance, or water temperature do not affect the Nature2 cartridge. 24 hour a day pump operation will reduce its life to about four months.
Do I still need to use chlorine?
As with any program, you'll need to use a small amount of residual oxidizer. With Nature2, you can reduce this by up to 90%. You can use undetectable amounts of chlorine (0.4 - 0.6 ppm), or follow our chlorine free program.
How often should a shock be used?
Because of the efficiency of Nature2, super-oxidation is needed much less often, with non-chlorine shock, if desired.
Are minerals safe in a pool?
The minerals in Nature2 are completely safe for your swimmers. In fact, they are lower than the EPA limit for drinking water. Water treated by Nature2 actually exceeds EPA drinking water standards with respect to bacteria, silver and copper, so your pool water may actually be cleaner than the water you drink.
Can Nature2 stain pool surfaces?
No. Minerals released by Nature2 to provide residual cleaning remain well below levels that might cause staining. In fact, Nature2 offers the pool industry's ONLY "no-stain" warranty.
Is Nature2 an "Ionizer?"
No. Ionizers require electricity to discharge copper (or metal alloy) ions into pool water. Conversely, Nature2's non-electrical ceramic & mineral cartridge converts oxygen to little nascent atomic sanitizers, in addition to releasing micro-doses of bactericide and algaestat to keep a pool sanitary.
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