The system uses the following three minerals to clean your water and maintain your hot tub or pool:
The ClearBlue Mineral Water System ionizes these minerals and releases small amounts of them into your pool water, so that the entire hot tub or pool stays clean and healthy.
The ClearBlue Mineral Water System has many advantages:
ClearBlue mineral spas infuse the water with natural minerals that leave your skin feeling soft after every soak.
Mineral pools require about half as much chlorine as either salt water or chlorine pools according to the EPA, NSF, Health Canada and other governing bodies.
ClearBlue minerals are very effective at controlling algae. You will rarely need to add algaecide, no matter how much sun you get.
Chlorine and salt chlorinators affect the pH balance of the water. This means you constantly have to adjust the balance up or down using chemicals. ClearBlue mineral ions are completely neutral so pH stays in range longer.
Salt is corrosive to some pool equipment and structures. Many manufacturers will void your warranty if you use salt. ClearBlue is completely harmless to your pool equipment, structure and landscaping.
ClearBlue mineral pools cost less overall than salt water or traditional chlorine pools.
The ClearBlue system consists of a controller, a clear PVC tee and a set of mineral plates called an electrode. The PVC tee is plumbed into your plumbing on the line that runs heated, filtered water into your pool or spa. The electrode is threaded into the tee and is connected to the controller with an electrical cable.
The controller charges the two plates of the electrode with a precise electrical current. As the electrical current jumps from one plate to the other through the water, microscopic mineral particles are released. The electricity gives these particles a positive charge or ‘ionizes’ them which converts them into mineral ions.
Positively charged mineral ions are attracted to negatively charged bacteria and algae cells and kill them by changing their molecular structure. The dead cells combine into chunks that are collected by the filter.