1. Ultraviolet light (UV): an effective method to eradicate micro-organisms
The sun emits light invisible to the human eye (ultraviolet light) that is largely absorbed by the earth’s ozone layer. The singularity of UV light is its range of wavelengths between 200 and 300 nanometers (UV-C) which are germicidal, that is, they have the ability to deactivate microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, algae, molds… including Legionella, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Toxoplasmas.
The efficient dose of UV to fight micro-organisms
The UV dose is the UV-C energy that must be absorbed by living microorganisms to be inactivated. This table shows the UV-C dose level needed (expressed in millijoules (mJ) /cm²) to inactivate 99.9% of microorganisms:
|8,5 mJ/cm2 |
2. The Ozone water disinfection process
Ozone water treatment is one of the most natural and effective pool treatments available.
It is a powerful oxidizing agent that attacks organic matter and microorganisms by oxidizing them: the water is completely disinfected, without damaging inorganic matter such as pipes. Thus, the water becomes as pure and clear as spring water and microorganisms can no longer grow. Moreover, Ozone is perfectly effective in destroying giardia, cypospordia and legionella where other treatments fail.
3. Water treatment by AOP
The triogen® AOP (advanced oxidation process) technology is a specific water treatment process that results from a combination of Ozone and ultraviolet radiation that will form highly reactive hydroxyl free radicals. These hydroxyl radicals will disinfect and eliminate all organic pollutants and allow a perfect control of pathogenic species thanks to the inactivation of chlorine-resistant microorganisms.
The UV light destroys by photochemistry the residual Ozone in the water, thus avoiding the need for deozonation equipment.
4. Salt electrolysis
The salt water chlorinator is an automated chemical chlorine treatment method that works on the perpetual cycle model. The electrolysis converts the salt in the pool into chlorine without the addition of chemicals. From this very slightly salty water, an electrolysis cell produces chlorine and diffuses it into the water to eliminate bacteria and algae, without residue or pollution.