Silver and Copper
all chemical smells, green hair, ear infections, burning eyes,
and irritated skin with safe, effective alternatives to liquid
chlorine, peroxide, bromine, or ozone. Eliminate costly store-bought
chemicals from your commercial and home pool maintenance expenditures.
Ionizers can also be used for industrial
cooling towers and algae
control for ponds, waterfalls, and specialty water features.
Copper and silver have been used for centuries to sanitize
water. Copper is a well know algicide and silver is a powerful
bactericide. In the ancient Greek civilization, the royalty
used to drink from silver goblets and their water was stored
in silver urns in order to purify their drinking water. As
the pioneer settlers moved west across the American continent,
they insured safe drinking water by putting silver coins in
their barrels of water and milk.
In the 1960's, NASA developed an electrolytic silver ionizer
to purify the astronauts drinking water for use on the Apollo
missions. Today silver is used in medications for treatment
of burn patients to prevent infections, for newborns to prevent
blindness, to make bacteria free cosmetics, in drinking water
filters, and for filling cavities in teeth to help prevent
further decay. Copper based algicides have long been used
in swimming pools, fountains, lakes and ponds to safely control
WHAT IS IONIZATION?
The process of an atom gaining or losing electrons is called
ionization. The Carefree Clearwater system generates copper
and silver ions in minute quantities for water purification.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes! Copper is a needed micronutrient in our diets. In fact,
in order to meet the recommended minimum daily requirements,
you would have to drink a gallon of your ionized pool water
per day. (But there are better ways to get your proper nutrition!)
The EPA standard for our drinking water is 1.3 ppm of copper.
Less than one-fourth of this amount is all that's needed to
purify your pool!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A safe low DC current like that of several flashlight batteries
is passed through a set of copper and silver alloy anodes.
As the water passes through the sealed chamber, metallic ions
are generated to purify the water. The microscopic action
of the ions with the algae and bacteria are twofold. First,
the algae and bacteria are destroyed through a change in their
enzyme processes. Second, all these charged particles floc
together and then they are more effectively pulled out by
the filter. The ions maintain a stable sanitizer residual
in the water until they are used up by this process.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
The Carefree Clearwater system maintains superior water quality
using a minimal halogen level. Occasionally though you will
need to oxidize the water to help break down excess organic
debris from suntan oils, rain and wind etc. Using a non-chlorine
oxidizer allows you to swim shortly after application. Water
balance is easy to maintain since the ion system is pH neutral.
Normal manual water testing and adjustments and/or pH
automation are all that's needed.
WHAT MAKES THE CAREFREE CLEARWATER SYSTEM DIFFERENT?
Since 1985, Carefree Clearwater has set the standard as the
leading manufacturer of ionization technology for pool AND
industrial applications. We pride ourselves on our reputation
for excellent quality and customer service. One of the main
design differences is the Carefree Clearwater system reads
the changing conditions of the anode and water chemistry and
adjusts the power output appropriately. This means assurance
of accurate metering of the ion flow. Also our exclusive metallurgy
and anode design provides self cleaning, ease of maintenance
and better water quality.
HOW ECONOMICAL IS THE CAREFREE CLEARWATER
It actually saves you money. It operates on less than a penny
a day electricity. And the savings continue as long as you
own your pool. When you consider your high level chemical
costs (chlorine, bromine or polymeric biguanide, stabilizers,
algicides and clarifiers) and your indirect costs (premature
aging of the pool equipment and pool surfaces – a new
liner or replastering; bleached swim wear and destruction
of plants, your skin, eyes and hair etc.), it pays for itself
quickly and from there on it saves you thousands.
a Carefree Clearwater Ionizer for MY Pool?
Installation ... The ion chamber is usually easily
installed after the filter and the unit is either wired to
the pumps power supply or put on a timer.
Ionization ... Pays for itself
quickly and costs less than what you’re spending right
now. It eliminates exposure to high levels of toxic chemicals.
Money savings ... Saves thousands
in future chemical costs. Also saves money by eliminating
bleaching and other damage to hair, pool equipment and nearby
plants and flowers.
Time savings ... No more daily
testing, dosing and handling chemicals. Automatically keeps
your water algae and bacteria free. Unlike other chemical
sanitizers, mineral ions are unaffected by heat and sunlight,
providing constant and safe water.
Simple maintenance ... Ions are pH neutral and will not affect
water balance. Periodic water testing, occasional oxidizing,
along with a low level halogen are all that’s needed.
Eliminate irritation ... No
more burning eyes, dry skin, bleached and damaged hair, offensive
chemical odors, allergic reactions. Enjoy swimming in refreshing
mineral water. Your skin stays soft and healthy.
Extremely Stable Sanitizer Residual
... that lasts for weeks! Unlike ozone which only lasts
a few minutes and unstabilized chlorine or bromine which only
last a few hours. Purifying Ions do not dissipate from heat
and sunlight. The bactericidal effect is actually enhanced
by sunlight and high temperatures and is not pH dependent
Healthy ... for you and your
family. The minute levels of copper and silver even satisfies
EPA drinking water standards. Copper is a daily dietary requirement
and silver has long been used as a purifier.
Safe ... First developed by
NASA to purify drinking water. The solid state electronic
controls produce very low current - like several flashlight
batteries, enclosed in a weathertight case. The equipment
meets or exceeds UL and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
Simple ... Automatic. Anyone
can operate or install it. Easily added to existing equipment.
Uses... include numerous commercial
and non-commercial applications ... such as swimming pools,
hot tubs, spas, decorative fountains,
cooling towers and other industrial applications. For plaster,
vinyl, fiberglass and all other surfaces.
Lifetime Warranty ... Rugged
and durable design protects electronics from moisture, corrosion
and harsh environments. Reliable solid state circuitry. No
so wonderful that I can just relax in my jacuzzi and
not smell any toxic chemicals , but have perfectly pure
and balanced water. Thank You, Energistx!"
Purifies up to 25,000 Gallon Spa/Swimming Pool.
Includes Plug In 1100 Controller, Anode, Ion Test Kit,
2" Ion Chamber, Installation & Instruction Manual.
Please Specify if 220 VAC is needed.
Purifies 15,000 - 45,000 Gallon Swimming Pools.
Includes Model 1200-R Controller, Anode, Ion Test Kit,
2" Ion Chamber, Installation & Instruction Manual
Purifies 45,000 - 65,000 Gallon Swimming Pools.
Includes Model 1200-C Controller, Anode, Ion Test Kit,
3" Ion Chamber, Installation & Instruction Manual
MODEL 1200 C-1
Purifies 65,000 - 125,000 Gallon Swimming Pools.
Includes Model 1200 C-1 Controller, Anode, Ion Test Kit,
3" Ion Chamber, Installation & Instruction Manual
Lasts 2-3 seasons in a 20,000 Gallon Swimming Pool
Lasts 2-3 seasons in a 20,000 Gallon Swimming Pool
ANODE for Other ManufacturersWe can provide replacement parts
for any manufacturer's equipment. Contact Us
ION TEST KIT
TEST KIT REAGENT REFILL
"Another form of water treatment is by ionization.
This unit introduces a low concentration of ions
into pool water that neutralizes any
Popular Mechanics • April 1995
"Ownership of our pool is now a pleasure
and not a nightmare as it was before. No more pink algae,
water mold, nothing , but sparkling clear water. In fact it
is so clear, that I have had friends come over to swim and
their first comment was how beautiful and sparkling the pool
water was. They even commented that they had never seem anybody's
pool look so inviting. I would estimate that our money savings
since switching over to your system has been about $450.00
to $550.00 not to mention the man-hours saved in keeping the
pool up. Their comments about our pool really made us feel
real good and we can not thank the people at Carefree Clearwater
William K. Hoshall, NC
"Pool ownership has changed from a vicious expensive
nightmare, to a luxurious experience. With my Carefree Clearwater
ionizer, I've by-passed the pink algae that was present all
summer in this area of the country. Our water today is so
perfect and clear I often forget to check the PH and TA. When
the water is extensively tested, no algae of any kind are
present! Not once, Only sparkling clear, perfectly balanced
water. I would conservatively estimate a savings in excess
of $500.00 in pool chemicals this year alone.
As with any new system, there are lots of technical questions
to be asked and answered. You and your staff have provided
timely, knowledgeable, courteous assistance to make this transition
effortless. In this age where customer satisfaction is a thing
of the past, I've always felt help was a phone call away.
Even when we took a hit by lighting, the quick blow fuse in
the control panel saved the system ($ .25 for a new fuse,
and we were back in business).
The ionizer transformed our pool into an asset --not a liability.
No more stockpiling expensive chemicals in the basement, no
days in the sun with contaminated water. Just lots of fun
and relaxation. My only regret is not knowing the benefits
of the ionizer when my pool was constructed. Unfortunately,
the ionizer will not extend the pool season, so on this day
of pool closing, I say thank you Mr. Safier and Carefree Clearwater."
Joe Grasshorn, NJ
"It is a pleasure for me to tell you how much we enjoy
our pool since having your ionization system installed in
the summer of 1988. What a joy it is to swim in a pool without
chlorine and all the other chemicals - algicide, cyanuric
acid, etc. I have also received comments from friends about
the lack of the chlorine smell. Other than increased swimmer
satisfaction, it has saved me money and decreased my maintenance
time. Compared to the high cost of chlorine, all I spend now
is a few dollars in electricity cost. As for a pool owner
this is the finest investment I could make for my pool. I
only wish we had known about your system earlier."
Mike & Nancy Brannon, GA
"I have been well pleased with the performance of the
Carefree Clearwater ionization unit since installing it on
my pool over two years ago. The unit has completely automated
the necessary steps involved in keeping the pool safe and
sanitized and the pH balance rarely changes since the unit
was installed. As you know, I was having problems keeping
the pool in balance before the unit was installed and it took
a lot of time and effort to keep the pool balanced and sanitized
on a daily basis. Now, thanks to the Carefree Clearwater unit,
I rarely have to do anything to it. I am extremely pleased
with the results I have had with the Carefree Clearwater ionization
unit and with the amount of money saved by not buying chemicals.
Because of these savings, the unit will soon have paid for
Jerry Sanders, GA
"I have had my pool for 8 years and really never had
enjoyed it until this year. In May of 1988 we had an ionization
unit installed in our swimming pool. The results have been
outstanding. I had previously been to two swimming pool companys
with pool water problems. After countless trips with water
samples to the companys, they had several solutions. I tried
everything they recommended and the results were:
1) A pool full of algae.
2) Water so cloudy or murky you couldn't see anything.
3) The water had so many chemicals you couldn't use it.
I had just about decided to give my pool to the nearest farm
to use as a watering trough. But Mr. Matheny asked me to try
one more time by using the ionization system. I have not regretted
the decision. My water is clear, free of algae and chemicals,
and now I am enjoying my pool for what it was intended. All
the daily testing and mixing of chemicals have been eliminated.
I recommend the ionization unit without reservation for anyone
who wants to enjoy their pool for what it was intended."
Carolyn Seafler, WV
"I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how
pleased we are with your Ion-Generator equipment line. The
unit I placed on my pool has performed just as you stated
it would, in fact, last summer was the first summer I remember
not ever having to treat my pool for algae. We have sold several
of these units and to date every customer has been 100% satisfied
with the product. Your excellent training courses and attention
to our needs makes the product easy to sell. We look forward
to doing more business with Carefree Clearwater in the future."
Jeff Miller, GA
"The YMCA has been helped tremendously by the installation
of the Carefree Clearwater purification systems in our two
indoor swimming pools and whirlpool. Water quality is greatly
improved and the old "chlorine" smell is gone. Over
a thousand people a day use our pools, and they are happy
swimmers now. In addition, in the first six months of this
year we have saved over $4,000 in the cost of pool chemicals.
Next to the water in our pools, Carefree Clearwater is the
greatest thing we have. Thanks for being there when we needed
J. Robert Sheppard, NJ
"Our two pools are among the busiest indoor pools in
the country, with over 1000 men, women and children using
them each day. Maintaining appropriate pool chemistry had
become very difficult until we began using the Carefree Clearwater
System. The improvement in the water quality is dramatic,
as is the comfort level of our swimmers. Many have commented
on how delightful it is to swim without overpowering chlorine.
Your innovative product may just revolutionize the pool business."
Ann L. Swenson, NJ
"As you know the traditional chemical system that was
used in the YMCA-YMCA pools had caused our swimmers considerable
breathing problems. We have national caliber swimmers and
it is important for them to train very hard which means swimming
up to seven thousand yards per session. Many times we had
to stop our training sessions after three thousand yards due
to upper respiratory problems which showed up in the form
of persistent coughing. This is not an uncommon problem but
one that is plaguing swimming programs across the country.
Since Roy Verstraete installed the "Carefree Clearwater"
system we have yet to experience any type of related breathing
problems. We have several swimmers who have EIA syndrome,
or Exercise Induced Asthma, and they have experienced a significant
improvement in their breathing and swim training. Other advantages
of the "Carefree Clearwater" system are the elimination
of hair discoloration and hair damage, and eye irritation
caused by the traditional chlorine system. Also, the swimmers
have expressed that their suits, goggles, and latex swim caps
are showing a longer life.
As a swimming coach, I feel secure in the fact that our swimmers
can swim in an ionized pool and not experience many of the
various problems that are associated with a chlorine treated
pool. I highly recommend this system for any pool whether
it be used for competitive or recreational purposes."
Criag Panzano, NJ
We Also Offer: H2o Hybrid Non-Chemical Pool Sanitation
luxurious, pure, chemical-free swimming with the superior CL Free Pool Sanitation System. Make your pool taste and
smell like high-quality bottled water that your family will
LOVE being emmersed in. Experience the very best option for
non-chemical residential pool sanitation. The only completely
chemical-free, easy-to-maintain, bromine, peroxide and chlorine
alternative utilizing Ionization, Oxygenation, Hydrogen, and
High-Tech Filtration Technologies. 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.
This is what makes us UNIQUE
CL Free Digital Water Systems has two components inside its Flow Cell.First, CL Free Digital Water Systems has developed a process that actually splits the water molecule into OXYGEN (OH) and HYDROGEN. This process is called Oxidation. This OXYGEN takes the place of Chlorine as the sanitizer. Oxidation is achieved by water passing through the CL Free Flow Cell while a very low volt D/C electrical current is sent to the coated TITANIUM/PLATINUM plates in the chamber.
While in this mode, the process of electrolysis causes the electro-physical separation of water molecule. This separation forms free oxygen atoms and hydroxyl (OH). This process creates a combination of the most powerful oxidizers available for water disinfections. These oxidizers, the oxygen atoms and hydroxyl ions, are responsible for eliminating body oils, sun tan lotions and as well as the dead organic matter.
The second part of the process is Copper Ionization. After the water molecule is split it then passes over 100% Copper plates that are charged with the same low volt D.C. current. While in this mode, Copper ions are released. Copper ionization is the most effective form of algae and fungal control available on the market today. The copper content is kept at a very low .5 to .7 parts per million. This amount of copper is less than 25% of the E.P.A. required intake recommended daily. You could actually drink up to two gallons of your pool water every day and you would have no more Copper intake that a common multi-vitamin.
The CL Free system produces oxidizers, measured in grams per minute. Additionally, each CLFree oxidizer is more powerful than sodium hypochlorite, the dominant form of Chlorine.
CL Free Water Systems, LLC
Our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
ENERGISTX H2O HYBRID SYSTEMS
CL Free Digital Pool System
CL Free Digital Pool System
With Automatic PH control using Co2 injection
- CL Free Digital Controller
- CL Free Flow Cell Power
- Supply and Stainless Steel electrical connections
- CL Free Digital Controller
- CL Free Flow Cell
- Power Supply and Stainless Steel electrical connections
- Automated DUAL Co2 tank and PH sensor
We are so certain you will be pleased, we are glad to offer the following guarantee:
If for any reason you are not 100% please with your CL Free pool product, you can return it to us within 60 days of your purchase and we will refund 100% of your purchase price less a 10% charge for retrofit and stocking. In the past 8 years, less than one half of one percent of all units sold were returned for a refund.
Our 5-Year Warranty
CL Free Water Systems is proud to offer one of the best warranties in the swimming pool industry. CL Free warrants its equipment to be free of defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years. This warranty includes the Digital Control box, the plumbing components and the titanium electrodes. It does not include the self-sacrificing copper electrodes. 2 Years on the Ph sensor. The warranty does not include installation or repair cost and in no event shall the liability under this warranty exceed the purchase price of the product.
CL Free Water Systems LLC disclaims all liability for damage to its product through improper installation, acts of God, maintenance, use or attempts to operate such products beyond their functional capacities, intentional or otherwise, or any unauthorized repair. CL Free Water Systems LLC is not responsible for consequential or other damages, injuries or expenses incurred through the use of this product.
We Care about your Health -We Care about your Filtration System.
Cartridge Filters: (Most common yet least effective filtration system)
Cartridge filters are the least efficient and end up costing more in the long run than other filters.
Because even the best cartridge system will only filter out 20-40 microns, it simply will not remove particles smaller than 20 microns. Most dead organic material such as Bacteria, viruses, blood cells, algae is less than 8-9 microns in size.
Why would anyone use a filtration system that lets this dead organic material pass through?
Owners of Chlorine pools may choose this type of filter unaware of its inadequacy because it is inexpensive.
The cartridge filter element, an aquatic version of the pleated air cleaner in your car, traps dirt and particles of 25-40 microns in size. The cartridge is removed from the tank and hosed thoroughly, top to bottom, with a high pressure hose to remove dirt when the pressure gauge rises 8-10 lbs. above its initial clean reading. Each time the filter is cleaned, some of its filtering ability is reduced. The cartridge should be replaced every 12-18 months, depending on its workload. An undersized filter with algae and tree debris may last only 6 -12 months.
Normal sand filters will only remove particles down to 40-100 microns (similar to a cartridge filter), it will not remove the dead organic material which are much smaller (under 8-9 microns) and pass right through the sand and back into your pool.
(DE) filters: The DE filter is the most efficient type of pool filter on the market despite the expense. It can trap particles down to 2-7 microns; well below what the naked eye can see. There is a pressure gauge that will indicate when you need backwashing. After backwashing a DE filter, a new application of DE filter powder is added to the filter by pouring into the skimmer. An annual or semi-annual breakdown of the filter is necessary to thoroughly clean DE filter grids.
A DE filter requires that the operator (you) add DE powder to coat the filter grids inside of the filter tank. The powder, which is added at your skimmer, dissolves in the pipe on its way to the filter tank. When it reaches the fabric covered grids, the powder stops, thus coating the grid. The water continues to pass through, first through the powder, then the fabric covered grid. As the water passes through the DE and
enters the grid it leaves the dirt, trapped in the DE powder “cake” or coating.
The DE powder is what filters your pool water in a DE filter. Eventually the flow rate will allow the water quality to suffer. You will need to backwash the filter to remove the DE that is clogged with the dirt. After backwashing thoroughly, add new DE powder to the filter through the skimmer. This is the BEST filtration system you can buy.
The Dangers of Chlorine
History of Chlorine
Chlorine was discovered in 1774 by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who called it, dephlogisticated marine acid and mistakenly thought it contained oxygen. Chlorine was given its current name in 1810 by Sir Humphrey Davy, who insisted that it was in fact an element. Chlorine gas, also known as bertholite, was first used as a weapon against humans in World War I by Germany on April 22nd, 1915 in the Second Battle of Ypres. It was pioneered by a German scientist later to be a Nobel laureate, Fritz Haber. It is alleged that his role in the use of chlorine as a deadly weapon drove his wife to suicide. After its first use, it was utilized by both sides as a chemical weapon. Chlorine became the first killing agent employed during World War I. German chemical conglomerate IG Farben had been producing chlorine as a by-product of their dye manufacturing. In cooperation with Fritz Haber of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin, they developed methods of discharging chlorine gas against an entrenched enemy.
Chlorine is a toxic gas that irritates the respiratory system.
How Chlorine Works
The extent of poisoning caused by chlorine depends on the amount of chlorine a person is exposed
to, how the person was exposed, and the length of time of the exposure.
When chlorine gas comes into contact with moist tissues such as the eyes, throat, and lungs, an
acid is produced that can damage these tissues.
In its elemental form under standard conditions, it is a pale green gas about 2.5 times as dense as
air. It has a disagreeable suffocating odor and is poisonous. Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is
used in bleaching and disinfectants. It is also used in swimming pools to keep them clean.
Chlorine gas is primarily a respiratory irritant. In sufficient concentration, the gas irritates the mucous membranes, the respiratory tract and the eyes. In extreme cases difficulty in breathing may increase to the point where death can occur from respiratory collapse or lung failure. The characteristic, penetrating odor of chlorine gas usually gives warning of its presence in the air. Also at high concentrations, it is visible as a greenish yellow gas. Liquid chlorine in contact with skin or eyes will cause chemical burns and/or frostbite.
Always use care when opening a container of chlorine. Breathing in chlorine gas can knock you right out, and could be fatal. Always wear protective handling gear such as eye protection and rubber gloves. If chlorine touches your skin, you should wash it off to prevent irritation. If chlorine splashes in the eye, irrigate with water and contact a physician straight away. The label on the chlorine container will also tell you never, never, never mix chlorine with any other chemical. You could produce something of a bomb or even napalm. This includes mixing two different types of chlorine, or chlorine and bromine. KABOOM! Dirt, debris or any foreign substance (algaecides, alkalis and acids, etc.) can cause spontaneous combustion when mixed with chlorine. FIRE!
Let’s compare CL Free Digital Water Systems to
other products and the most common chemicals on the market today
Chlorine or Bromine Chemicals
Chlorine, for now, is the most popular means of sanitizing swimming pool water. It does an excellent job sanitizing water, but it does so at a huge price.
Chlorine is a very caustic, corrosive chemical. It is effective because it attacks anything organic. Unfortunately, it also attacks the skin, hair, and eyes of the humans swimming in it.
Chlorine is toxic and hazardous to handle, ingest or breathe. It is also dangerous to store. Chlorine can be extremely flammable.
Chloramines, a by-product of chlorine and organic waste, are known carcinogens. Unfortunately there is no practical way of preventing chloramines from forming in chlorinated swimming pools.
Maintaining chlorine levels at minimal acceptable levels can be very difficult to do at times. Residual chlorine is highly affected by the water temperature, rain, pH, and number of swimmers. Chlorine is absorbed in the skin of swimmers and therefore the more people that swim in the pool, the more chlorine is absorbed by their skin and the more chlorine that needs to be added to the pool water to properly sanitize the water.
Mineral or Catalytic Cartridge System
Mineral cartridge systems are sold under the following trademarked names: Nature2, Vision, and FROG. These products kill contaminants, primarily bacteria, in the water as it passes through a cartridge. This means the pump and filter must run for long periods of time to treat the tens of thousands of gallons of water in a swimming pool. Pool suppliers, who sell these systems, often recommend that you run your pump and filter 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
While, these systems do reduce the need for chlorine or other chemical oxidizing treatment, they do not eliminate the need for these chemicals.
These systems also require a trip to the pool store to purchase expensive cartridges. In some cases more than one cartridge may be needed in one season. There is no obvious way to determine when these cartridges fail to be effective. Their effectiveness may expire prior to the cartridge contents being totally depleted.
Ozone generators use a special ultra-violet light to kill bacteria. Like the cartridge systems mentioned above, ozone generators only kill contaminants in the ozone chamber and provide no residual protection to the water in the pool. To be effective, the pool pump must run almost all of the time.
Ozone units designed for swimming pools are very expensive and draw a lot of electric current. These units are better suited for spas but are not practical for the volume of water in most swimming pools.
Even the best ozone units do not totally eliminate the need for chlorine or other chemical oxidizing agents in the pool water.
Salt or Brine Chlorine Generators
Salt generators basically produce chlorine from salt. While salt generators require that you purchase salt instead of chlorine, you are still swimming in chlorine and you will experience all of the problems you will experience swimming in a chlorine pool.
Salt generators are expensive devices and consume a lot of electrical current. Salt generators are also very corrosive and the generator chamber has a limited life and is expensive to replace.
Why CL Free is preferred by Pool Owners over Salt-to-Chlorine Systems
Swimmers prefer the feel and taste of water treated with the CL Free Water System over water treated with salt-to-chlorine generators by an overwhelming margin.
CL free systems work within a calcium hardness range of 150-2,000 ppm. Because it converts calcium to bicarbonate, we significantly reduce calcium scaling on pool walls and rock features. Salt-to-chlorine generators do not control calcium scaling and will only work within a calcium range of 200-400 ppm.
Since salt-to-chlorine systems produce chlorine, the sanitizing effectiveness of the system is impacted by changes in temperature, bather load, sunlight and rainfall. Changes in any of these factors may require additional “shocking” of the water to prevent an algae outbreak. CL Free’s effectiveness is not significantly affected by these factors. A CL Free owner does not have to be concerned about doing anything different to treat their pool if they have 20 kids in the pool all day. The pool water will still provide bacterial and algae protection for a full week or more.
Vinyl liners, automated pool covers and solar covers may become damaged from the use of chlorine or salt-to-chlorine generators. Since the CL Free system does not require the use of harmful oxidizing chemicals, these expensive pool components can be expected to last their normal life expectancy.
Salt-to-chlorine generators will use an average of 500 watts of AC power for a 20,000 gallon pool. CL Free systems will use an average of only 35-40 watts of DC power to treat the same amount of water.
Salt-to-chlorine generators and the CL Free system both use a chamber in their process. The difference is that a salt-to-chlorine generator cell may need to be replaced in 2-5 years at a cost of over $400-$800. The salt chamber must be cleaned as often as once a week. The copper bars in the CL Free chamber cost around $100 to replace and they should last 2-4 years. The CL Free chamber is warranted for 5 years and should last indefinitely.
The backwash discharge from a CL Free treated pool is safe for use on lawns and in gardens
since it does not contain any salt or sodium. Backwash from pools treated with salt-to-chlorine generators can kill plant life, sterilize soil preventing plant growth and is prohibited in many municipalities in the United States and Australia (where salt-to-chlorine systems were invented).
Biaguanide Chemical Products
Water purification additives containing biaguanide chemicals are sold under the trademarked names of Baquacil and Soft Swim. The active ingredient in these products is known as biaguanide. Unlike chlorine, biaguanide is not an oxidizer, so it does not irritate your body by reacting or "burning up" organic contaminants the way chlorine does.
Biaguanide does provide a higher quality of water than chlorine treatment but it is very, very expensive. Sometimes costing several times more than chlorine. Biaguanide needs to be purchased in bulky containers and needs to be manually added to the pool water regularly. After prolonged use of biaguanide, most pool owners complain that it takes more and more of the product to achieve the desired water quality. Pool owners also mention that the product causes a unique odor in the water after extended use.
The CL Free Digital Pool Water System Advantage!
Save $1000’s Over the Life of Your Pool…The System Pays for Itself.
Our system costs less than $1 per month to operate, not to mention
electrical savings from reduced filtration time. Once you install our 100% Chlorine-Free system, you will have major savings by eliminating chemical expenses. The CL Free system requires no chemicals to sanitize you pool. You will also save countless hours every season since there is no need to buy, store and add chemicals to your pool.
Crystal Clear, Sparkling Water
The look and feel of pool treated using the CL Free system is incredibly soft, clear and feels so refreshing. After experiencing the CL Free difference you will wonder why every pool isn’t installed with the CL Free system. You will never be able to go back to a chemical or salt system again. There are many reasons to convert to the CL Free system, but none are nearly as important as providing your family and friends with the opportunity to enjoy your pool without having to be exposed to health hazards associated with chlorine and some of the other chlorine alternatives.
CL Free’s ionization and oxidation is superior to chemical or salt treatment; Copper does not dissipate as Chlorine does and is more effective in killing bacteria, molds, virus’ and other bugs. Additionally, oxidation is required to eliminate the organics in the water (skin, air debris etc…). CL Free offers the complete technology with ionic and Oxidation Purification, a two stage process: first the catadyne process that is similar to ionization and second, the CL Free’s anodyne with chemical-free oxidation. Water balance is much easier to maintain, and no chemicals are needed for disinfection. CL Free is able to accomplish electronic oxidation through the use of titanium electrodes, requiring no halogen supplement.
operation only requires
5 minutes every week
Operation of ALL CL Free Pool Systems
Require less than 5 Minutes per Week
Operation of the CL Free system consists of performing weekly tests of the water’s copper ion level and pH. If more ionization is needed, simply push the ionization button on the control box up one level until your weekly test shows the copper level is stable at between .4 and .7 ppm. At that time, you should not have to make any further adjustments.
There is no such thing as a completely maintenance free pool and don’t let anyone tell you any different. There must be baskets cleaned, clean filter, vacuumed and brushed.
CL Free DIGITAL Pool Water
CL Free Water Systems Pool/Spa System sanitizes and protects your pool water and gives you a chlorine and salt free swimming experience. The system eliminates chlorine, chemicals and other impurities from your water. As it freshens and sanitizes your water, the system also kills and protects your water from bacteria and algae by adding copper ions and oxidizing carbon based impurities in the water with titanium created OH. The CL Free Water Systems Pool/Spa System significantly reduces the calcium buildup in the pool equipment and along the pool and spa water lines.
- The power settings for the Oxidation and Ionization functions are independent. This provides flexibility and total control. Other units tie both sets of functions to each other providing no flexibility or independent control.
- Oxidation and Ionization functions are energized at the same time. Other units make you manually select and switch between which functions/plates are energized.
- LEDs flash at different frequencies to indicate that the corresponding functions have been activated and at what power level. Faster flash means higher power.
- LEDs alternate color (red and green) to indicate that the polarity of the functions/plates has been switched. This swap balances the copper plate usage and helps keep the plates clean.
- Copper Ionization has a built-in startup setting (to quickly bring your pool/spa up to the desired copper level) and 8 different maintenance settings (to maintain the desired copper level). If the system is run nonstop, after 24 hours it resets itself and begins its daily cycle again.
CL Free Digital Pool System
CL Free Digital Controller
CL Free Flow Cell
Power Supply and electrical connections
CL Free Digital Pool System
With Automatic PH control using Co2 injection
CL Free Digital Controller
CL Free Flow Cell
Power Supply and electrical connections
Automated Co2 tank and PH sensor
WHY WE BELIEVE WE HAVE A
CL Free Digital Pool Water System sets new standards on
Non-Salt Non-Chlorine pool control.
Our systems are totally different from any other System on the market.
No Manual switches to set or forget!!!!!
All Digital Automated Microprocessor Controller means complete accuracy when injecting oxygen and copper ions.
All of this without you having to touch the system.
Other systems inject Copper ions only once a week.
Releasing the Copper Ions daily allows the copper level to stay constant, without fluctuations.
Copper ions below an acceptable level, even for one day, increase the possibility of an algae bloom.
Our system eliminates these fluctuations.
Operation of ALL CL Free Pool
Systems Require less than 5 Minutes
Operation of the CL Free system consists of performing
weekly tests of the water’s copper ion level and pH. If
more ionization is needed, simply push the ionization button on the control box up one level until your weekly test shows the copper level is stable at between .5 and .7 ppm. At that time, you should not have to make any further adjustments.
There is no such thing as a completely maintenance free pool and don’t let anyone tell
you any different. There must be baskets cleaned, clean filter, vacuumed and brushed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order your systems?
Order requests can be made via the telephone
Is Copper in the water safe for me?
Absolutely. We run our pools at 25% of the safe drinking water levels according to the EPA.
Is water with ionized Copper in it safe to drink?
Yes! In fact, if you look at the label on your multiple vitamin bottle, you'll see that 2 milligrams is the recommended minimum daily value amount of copper.
Can I drink too much Copper water?
Only by drowning! You would have to drink 2.64 gallons of water per day, (42.3 eight ounce glasses of water), just to get 100% of your minimum daily value amount requirement of copper.
Is Copper good for my plants?
Yes. Copper is good and necessary for your plants. Hydroponic farms add much higher doses of Copper to their nutrient solutions than we do.
What does the EPA say about Copper in drinking water?
The EPA's Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLG) is desirable, non-enforceable, health-based goals established to assure a safe water supply. Water containing any chemical in an amount equal to or below its MCLG is not expected to cause any health problems, even over a lifetime of ingestion. The current MCLG for copper in drinking water is 1.30 ppm (parts per million). Your CFWS Whole House System is designed to maintain your drinking water at between 0.15 and
0.20 ppm, just 13% of the EPA's MCLG.
Is this a water softener?
No. Water softeners use salt (either sodium chloride or potassium chloride) to create sodium or potassium ions which exchange with the calcium ions in the calcium carbonate suspended in the water, thus removing the "hard" part of the water. Our system changes suspended calcium carbonate into calcium bi-carbonate, which can then precipitate or fall out of solution. Small amounts of water spotting may occur, but are easily wiped or rinsed away.
What are the service requirements and/or expendables?
Based on your water's hardness and other factors, the plates will need cleaning once or twice a year. The copper plates will need replacement every three to five years depending on usage. The titanium plates do not wear out and should never need replacement.
Is the system easy to install and operate?
Yes. The installation can easily be completed in about 1 hour. Operation of the system requires weekly testing of the pH and copper in the pool water.
How long do the copper bars last and how much do they cost to replace?
Life of the copper bars will depend on the length of your pool season, the calcium hardness of the water and the size of your pool. Normally, they will last 2-4 years and cost about $100 to replace. They can be replaced by the pool owner in a few minutes with a screw driver.
Will the copper stain my pool?
The amount of copper being added to your pool is significantly less than would begin to cause staining.
If I purchase the CL Free Digital Water System with Co2 where can I buy the CO²?
CO² can be purchased from air supply companies, beverage companies or welding supply companies. Depending on the company, you may have the option of either purchase a tank or rent one. In many markets, these companies will actually come to your house on a regular basis and change your tanks out for you. Some pool owners simply purchase
If I have other questions about the system, who can I call to discuss the system in more detail?
You can call us toll-free at 866-733-8686 and we will gladly answer any questions you may have.
CL Free Price List
CL Free Digital Pool System $2995.00
CL Free Digital Pool with Single Co2 regulator and Auto Ph control $4495.00
CL Free Digital Pool with DUAL Co2 Regulators and AUTO Ph control $4995.00
frequently asked questions
Q: Is Copper in the water safe for me?
A: Absolutely. We run our pools at 25% of the safe drinking water levels according to the EPA. In fact, if you drank 2 gallons of pool water, you would ingest the amount of copper found in a multiple-vitamin.
Q: Is water with ionized Copper in it safe to drink?
A: Yes! In fact, if you look at the label on your multiple vitamin bottle, you'll see that 2 milligrams is the recommended minimum daily value amount of copper.
Q: Can I drink too much Copper water?
A: Only by drowning! You would have to drink 2.64 gallons of water per day, (42.3 eight ounce glasses of water), just to get 100% of your minimum daily value amount requirement of copper.
Q: Is Copper good for my plants?
A: Yes. Copper is good and necessary for your plants. Hydroponic farms add much higher doses of Copper to their nutrient solutions than we do.
Q: What does the EPA say about Copper in drinking water?
A: The EPA's Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLG) is desirable, non-enforceable, health-based goals established to assure a safe water supply. Water containing any chemical in an amount equal to or below its MCLG is not expected to cause any health problems, even over a lifetime of ingestion. The current MCLG for copper in drinking water is 1.30 ppm (parts per million). Your CFWS Whole House System is designed to maintain your drinking water at between 0.15 and 0.20 ppm, just 13% of the EPA's MCLG.
Q: Is this a water softener?
A: No. Water softeners use salt (either sodium chloride or potassium chloride) to create sodium or potassium ions which exchange with the calcium ions in the calcium carbonate suspended in the water, thus removing the "hard" part of the water. Our system changes suspended calcium carbonate into calcium bi-carbonate, which can then precipitate or fall out of solution.
Q: What are the service requirements and/or expendables?
A: Based on your water's hardness and other factors, the plates will need cleaning once or twice a year. The copper plates will need replacement every three to five years depending on usage. The titanium plates do not wear out and should never need replacement.
Q: Is the system easy to install and operate?
A: Yes. The installation can easily be completed in 30-60 minutes. Operation of the system requires weekly testing of the pH and copper in the pool water.
Q: How long do the copper bars last and how much do they cost to replace?
A: Life of the copper bars will depend on the length of your pool season, the calcium hardness of the water and the size of your pool. Normally, they will last 3-5 years and cost about $80 to replace. They can be replaced by the pool owner in a few minutes with a screw driver.
Q: Will the copper stain my pool?
A: The amount of copper being added to your pool is significantly less than would begin to cause staining.
Q: If I purchase the CL Free Digital Water System with CO² where can I buy the CO²?
A: CO² can be purchased from air supply companies, beverage companies or welding supply companies. Depending on the company, you may have the option of either purchase a tank or rent one. In many markets, these companies will actually come to your house on a regular basis and change your tanks out for you. Some pool owners simply purchase two tanks.
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