AquaKLEAR units (with Hydropath Technology)
help manage chloramines in
pools, spas, ponds, cooling towers, holding tanks, etc. by breaking
down the chemical bonds of the chloramines, and reverting them back
to free chlorine. We have had a great degree of success in treating
even the most heavily used spas, where the ratio of people vs. water
is much more significant than in pools. One water park we worked
with was able to go from a DAILY dump of a 5,000 gallon spa, to a
weekly backwash and dump. This resulted in a savings of over 30,000
gallons per week, not to mention the reduced heating and other
maintenance costs. This being in a spa which typically is
shoulder to shoulder with people every day.
While the use of chloramines in drinking water
systems is often used in conjunction with chlorine, (because
chloramines are much more stable and can treat longer distances of
pipe networks, although being much less effective), its use for
disinfection in pool and spa applications are undesirable due to the
smell, reaction on swimwear and equipment, and other negative side
effects it poses, as well as a reduced ability to disinfect the
AquaKLEAR acts to break the bonds of chloramines,
and reverts the chloramines back into the desirable free chlorine
state. This process is actually somewhat dependant upon the
flocculation effect the unit achieves. To enable the process to
work, some form of material must be present within the system, or
the free chlorine will tend to re-bond with ammonia, nitrogen, or
even other chlorine molecules and revert back to chloramines.
In functioning pools, spas, or other various types
of equipment, the desired process is usually no problem to achieve.
Skin, bacteria, and various compounds from the swimmers are present
for the free chlorine to actively bond with and flocculate out. In
a sterile lab environment used for typical types of testing, this
interaction is much more difficult to test against without
"synthetic load contamination", or the effect will be much less
evident. We have found best success in pools which are moderate
to heavily used for this reason. Managing chloramines in spas
may be less effective due to the higher levels of chloramines often
found in this type of equipment due to a higher concentration of
people in a spa during heavy use. The bottom line is that the
existing filtration system MUST be able to provide an adequate
turn-over rate for the Savastat SC unit to be able to treat a
sufficient volume of water to control rising chloramines in very
heavily used spas. Often times the pumps on spas are
under-specified for this task.
When implementing AquaKLEAR, a noticeable effect will
typically be seen very quickly, often in as little as a day or two
days. The foul "chlorine smell", which is actually associated with
chloramines, in most cases completely goes away. Chlorine usage can
often reduced by as much as 2/3rds, and automated dosing units will
achieve this without specific interaction if they sample for total
chlorine levels. Since the Savastat SC is also providing
disinfection, total chlorine levels can be kept at a minimum.
Has been observed to break
chloramines bonds as it passes the unit.
Appears to continue to control
chloramines if the associated system is operational.
Will remove limescale from the
Continues to keep limescale from
forming within the system.
Keeps equipment operating at peek
Reduces costs for chemicals to
control bacteria and reduces scheduled cleaning cycles of