Was a marine biologist for 25 years now I am just beginning a career in Aquatic Therapy. Took 50 hour course in San Diego and looking for more instruction and training in Washington DC, Virginia, Baltimore, Hawaii, and even Toronto Canada area.
"Hi Sulis, Thank you for the link to the copper article.
Yes, you have to replace the copper bars every few years and the electronic system lasts 23-27 years. Copper is know to have health benefits (see link below) making it a healthy…"
"Yes, copper ionization is a good alternative, to say UV but there is some question about the future supply as the bars have to be replaced every 2-4 years I understand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_copper. For small pools, a copper-zinc…"
"Another alternative is copper ionization. According to state regulations you still have to use some chlorine with copper ionization but the ppm goes down considerably from 3.0 to 0.5. So you are using, handling, and are immersed in a lot…"
"While doing research for the pool I now work in which combines 'salt chlorination' (a more accurate and transparent way to describe a salt water pool which has only the salt content of a tear drop) with ultraviolet, I've learned that…"
"I went through this process, regs are usually specific to a certain area. But as alluded to the public pool regs require chlorinated sanitation. My experience is that the salt water is less harsh to my lungs and body but detrimental to the…"