Installing a copper ion and ozone system is easy. Here's how it is done.
Step One: Open the boxes and check that everything is there.
Step Two: Read the instructions thouroughly. They are very well written, and easy to follow.
Step Three: Get your tools organized: PVC glue, hacksaw, pliers and plumbers tape.
Step Four: Cut the filter outlet pipe (leading AWAY from the filter), going to your pool.
Step Five: Glue the check valve (clear plastic unit) and the copper ion tube into the outlet pipe. (the copper ion tube is the horizontal pipe lower down)
That's it - you're done. Run the filter, and the water will flow past/through the copper ion tube and ions will flow into your pool.
It is best to start with a clean slate, so to speak. Start by shocking your pool. Make sure your pH is nuetral. Then add the copper ions to kick-start your system and run your filter for a day. Back-wash the filter after one full day.
Adjust the ion system up or down once you have tested the water (after a few days).
Test your pH balance weekly and use the test strips to make sure the copper ions are correct - add or subtract copper ions by turning your system up or down. Rainfall can effect your pH and copper balance, so test after a heavy rain.
Vacum once or twice a week, and back-wash after vacuming.
Clean/empty your fllter and skimmer baskets.
Open your eyes under water - feel how pleasant it can be to see clearly underwater. Kids will learn to swim underwater faster when they can open their eyes.
Enjoy your chemical-free pool - your plants, your pets and your family will thank you for it!
PS: I am testing an ion "egg" next month in another pool - stay tuned. Installation of an egg system is even easier - you just drop it in the water!
The other ion system that was installed a month ago in Gorgona (from a different company than the one I am testing here) is having some difficulties. It may be that the local maintenance man does not know how to adjust the system in these heavy rain times. I have offered to go over to check on the system this week and will report back. RC
My report on the Gorgona copper ion pool;