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No algae, no bacteria and no pool problems

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The Pool Wizard

The Pool Wizard is a fully patented water sanitising unit that ensures a clean healthy pool without the use of large doses of chlorine and has been used with confidence by pool owners since 1983. (See Advantages)

 No more algae, no more bacteria, no more problems

The Pool Wizard consists of a metallic reactivator electrode and water soluble mineral compounds housed in a plastic casing. The active compounds contain complexed copper, silver and zinc which attack and destroy algae, bacteria, fungus and similar single celled organisms in the water.

The Pool Wizard is placed in the leaf trap or skimmer basket and the water soluble compounds dissolve out, to be dispersed in the pool. These compounds destroy the foreign substances in the water and are rejuvenated as they pass through the unit in the leaf trap.

The Pool Wizard is not affected by the sun's UV rays or heat. The active elements are not absorbed through the skin, nor do they break down or dissipate while disinfecting the water. They are , however, lost through backwashing and splash out and therefore need to be replenished every 7-12 months to maintain a sparkling, worry-free pool.

Research has clearly shown the effectiveness of both silver and copper in destroying unicellular organisms such as bacteria, viruses and algae. Silver has been used for medicinal purposes and to keep liquids fresh for centuries. The use of copper to destroy algae and bacteria is well-known and widespread.

Chlorine, on the other hand, breaks down rapidly and is intolerant of pH fluctuations and UV light. The use of chlorine also results in by-products (chloramines, chlorinated hydrocarbons) proven to be harmful to our health and our environment.

The Pool Wizard was scientifically developed to not only reduce chlorine consumption ( by up to 75%), but to ensure clean, pure pool water. A chlorine concentration of 0.5ppm is recommended for a Pool Wizard pool. The Pool Wizard not only meets the health requirements for pool water, it even surpasses the global criteria for drinking water.

As noted above, the advantages of using a Pool Wizard are manifold.

Below is some research supporting the effectiveness of the copper-silver system of sanitisation used by the Pool Wizard:

  • "Legionella pneumophila, which causes the lethal Legionaire's Disease and which can be present in public waters, was killed approximately 100 times faster when 0.20ppm of copper and 0.02ppm of silver were added to 0.20ppm of chlorine as compared to the use of chlorine itself. Legionella is very resistant to even higher levels of chlorine." (Professor Charles P. Gerba, Department of Microbiology, University of Arizona)
  • "Two different chemicals added together may allow more efficient disinfection kinetics to be achieved. One substance targets the surface of a micro-organism killing and injuring the cells while a second substance targets the nucleic acid of the micro-organism destroying the remaining injured micro-organisms. By using this method of dual disinfection, reduced levels of both substances may be more effective than much higher levels of either individual substance." (G.R. Taylor, Surrey University)
  • "0.10ppm of chlorine is very effective in treating a pool when there are copper and silver ions present in the pool." ( University of Arizona)
  • "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half dozen different disease organisms but silver kills some 650. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic. Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis, a pioneering silver researcher, says: 'Silver is the best all around germ fighter we have.' " ("Our Mightiest Germ Fighter"; Science Digest, March 1978)
  • "The value of silver in medicine, and as a purifier has been acknowledged for centuries. Egyptians implanted silver plates into skulls with surgery. In Ancient Greece and Rome, people used silver containers to keep liquids fresh. When settlers moved across the American West, they would purify a container of water by putting a silver dollar in it overnight. Towards the end of the 19th century, other medicinal uses for silver were developed including the use of silver and mercury in filling cavities, and the dropping of a silver filtrate solution into the eyes of newborn babies to prevent blindness due to infection." (Dr. Harry Margraf, "The Story of Silver in Medicine"; Gold & Silver Newsletter, September 1974)
  • "Scores of independent tests have shown that silver promptly kills bacteria in water and maintains water purity over long periods of time." ("Tests Show Silver Best Water Purifier"; The Silver Institute Letter, December 1976)
  • Both NASA and the Soviet space program use copper-silver systems to purify and recycle drinking water on their space missions. ("Winged-Ferry to Shuttle Between Earth and Space"; The Silver Institute Letter March 1976)
  • "The most dramatic purification tests occurred in 1976 in a 20,000 gallon swimming pool in Nebraska. There was no disinfectant of any kind in the water. Fifty gallons of municipal sewage waste water was put into the pool. That produced a dangerous concentration of 7,000 E.Coli cells per 100 millilitre [half a cup] of water. Contents of the pool were then pumped through a tank containing silver for disinfection. Within three hours the pool was entirely free of E.Coli and the water contained only 3.2 parts of silver per billion parts of water (0.0032ppm). ("Silver Guards Good Health:'; The Silver Institute Letter, May 1975)
  • "The Allegheny County Health Department in Pennsylvania conducted tests in a 152,000 gallon pool which previously had been disinfected by a 50 pounds per day chlorinator. The system was replaced by a silver system for the swimming pool season. The County Health Department took up to 50 daily samples and found that silver ions remained in the pool at the low steady rate of 20 parts per billion (0.02ppm). The water remained free of bacteria throughout two seasons. In contrast, 65 water samples from 30 other pools having a concentration of 700 parts per billion (0.7ppm) of available chlorine showed a mean of 1.3 pseudomonas and 7.3 staph cells per millilitre of water." ("Silver Carbon Filter Purifies Swimming Pool"; The Silver Institute Letter, May 1973)
  • "Silver-copper systems are capable of inactivating enteric viruses such as the polio virus in the presence or absence of free chlorine, which should be useful in the control of these agents in swimming pools." (Professor Charles P. Gerba, Department of Microbiology, University of Arizona)
  • "The silver-copper treatment has resulted in far healthier animals with healthier skin, and small scratches and abrasions that under chlorine did not heal well now heal more rapidly; most important, eye problems are markedly reduced." (Judy Tuttle, Supervisor of the San Antonio Children's Zoo)

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