Pool Info: Nature2 Installation
Nature2 Purifier Installation
It's As Easy As 1 - 2 - 3!
Quick Installation of Nature2
In Ground Units: The Professional G model or the Fusion model come complete with installation instructions shown on the box, in the box, and on the unit. If you have a hacksaw and some PVC glue, you're halfway there! Simply cut the return pipe (after the filter and before any chemical dispenser), and glue the pipe ends in & out of the unit. Adapters allow for 1.5" and 2" pipe diameter size, you need about 12” of clear line, where the unit can be supported and where access to the unit is easy.
If you use a cartridge filter, you can use the Nature2 CF model the cartridge drops inside of your cartridge filter. No purifier unit is needed, your pool filter is the housing for the cartridge, and does not reduce the filtering ability of your cartridge nor block flow in any way. It could be said that having the Nature2 CF cartridge inside of your filter can only lead to a more sanitary and clean filter environment, even when the pump is off.
Nature2 EXPRESS models require no plumbing to be installed. Just drill a hole with the pvc hole saw provided, and saddle clamp the unit to the pipe. All you need is a drill and a Phillips head screwdriver to install the Express unit (up to 25,000 gallons). Now that’s easy!
What’s not to like? No electrical hookup, bypass, special knowledge or permit needed! You'll find the same simplicity of installation in the start up and care of your Nature2 Purifier models. Installation of any of the Nature2 systems is a cinch!
Simple Start Up of Nature2
- Balance Pool Water before installing your Nature2 cartridge. If opening the pool, allow balancing chemicals added to circulate for several hours.
Unscrew the lid, and drop in the cartridge. Replace lid.
Shock the pool with granular chlorine. Use 1 lb. of granular or 1 gallon of liquid per 10,000 gallons of pool water to burn off contaminants and activate the cartridge. This step cannot be bypassed. Using non-chlorine shock is not recommended, rather use “Cal Hypo”, or Calcium Hypochlorite. It comes in 1lb bags. Use the entire bag if opened, never store opened bags of pool shock.
NOTE: Initial shock treatment with chlorine is required even with Chlorine - Free Recipe.
Run the filter pump for 24 hours a day for 3-4 days, keeping chlorine level at 1-2ppm.
Let pool chlorine level dissipate to 0.4 - 0.6 PPM once start up period is complete.
Easy Pool Care with Nature2
Use one of these simple recipes:
What to do and when to do it:
Every day...Run pump and filter at least 6 hours per day.
Once a week...Balance pH & Total Alkalinity
Twice a week...Check chlorine residual; maintain 0.4 - 0.6 PPM.
As needed...If water is hazy or algae is present or you have heavy pool use, shocking the pool is recommended. You may use chlorine or non-chlorine shock treatments. Follow label instructions carefully. Some pools can go several months without shocking, if they are very well filtered and cleaned but used very little.
What to do and when to do it:
- Every day...run pump and filter at least 12 hours every day.
As needed...If water is hazy or after rainstorms, add non-chlorine shock. If algae blooms, begin a regimen of algaecide treatment. algaecides are useful when pool filter size or run times are compromised.
- Recommended to also use a combination enzyme/phosphate remover. Great Lakes Bio and Natural Chemistry both make these pool chemicals.
- It is important that you have a oversized pool filter, preferably D.E., to compensate for the lack of chlorine. Increased pump operation time may also be needed. Look for cloudy, hazy water or algae growth as indications that something is lacking in one or more of the following areas: circulation, filtration, sanitation.