Frequently Asked Questions
You should save a considerable amount in running costs and maintenance will be easier.
-You won’t have to ever buy salt or stabilizer again.
-You’ll never have to bath your salt cell in acid to decalcify it again.
-Your electricity bill can be reduced dramatically because you are eliminating the salt cell from your system (a high power cost item) and you no longer have to have your pump running such long hours simply to produce chlorine. It’s not unusual for our customer to reduce their electricity bill by $500-$1000 a year by cutting down their pump times and taking off the salt cell.
-Your pool, its surrounds, and equipment will all last longer because you will eliminate the corrosive nature of salt from the water.
The only running costs of the Bionizer are replacing the sacrificial copper and silver anode pod when needed. On a 50,000 litre pool, this will be around every two and a half years. Less often if your pool is smaller. The Bionizer control centre will tell you when the time has come and it needs replacing. It is a simple screw out the old pod, and screw in the new pod when that time comes. Anodes are $310 from our web store.
So in summary, your pool and equipment will last longer, the pool will be easier to maintain, and you should save $400-$900 a year in costs.
The cost of dosing your pool with chlorine and maintaining stabilizer levels in your pool will vary depending on its size and environmental conditions, but for the average back yard pool a figure of $400-$800 a year is common.
The only running costs of the Bionizer are replacing the sacrificial copper and silver anode pod when needed. On a 50,000 litre pool, this will be around every two and a half years. Less often if your pool is smaller. The Bionizer control centre will tell you when the time has come and it needs replacing. It is a simple screw out the old pod, and screw in the new pod when that time comes. Anodes are $270 from our web store.
The end result is that you’ll save $300 -$700 a year when compared to chlorine based pool and get the benefit of swimming in beautiful natural water.
Yes. Water balance is critical to beautiful water, so testing and maintenance of pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium hardness must still be done.
Our pH Boss automatically reads and controls the pH level in the perfect range 365 days a year. This will eliminate the major burden of testing and adjusting pH levels of your pool and prevent algae attacks caused by too high a pH level. It is important to note that no pool system, whether chlorine based or the Bionizer, can prevent algae from growing if your pH is too high. The pHBoss is highly recommended for this reason.
A regular copper test will be good insurance that the Bionizer is on the right setting and performing as it should. We would also recommend a phosphate test be done as well to ensure that they haven’t accumulated in your pool. Phosphates are food for algae to thrive on and can build up in your pool over time from the environment. Bionizer PFP phosphate remover (see our web store) can be used to eliminate any build-up of phosphates.
Most good pool shops will already be testing your water for phosphates, but some don’t.
We don’t sell through pool shops as in general they have always been a chlorine based business model with a completely different philosophical approach to Bionizer. Although most pool shops are aware of how good Bionizer is, it is completely understandable that they prefer to recommend what they can sell themselves.
More and more pool service agents are recommending Bionizer as they realise how easy they are to maintain, but if your pool service man is not up to speed with our system, we are happy to talk to him or alternatively recommend a service man that will look after your Bionized pool.
No; our control box has “anti-stain” software that makes this virtually impossible.
The first generation of ionizers many years ago did not have this feature and if a neglectful pool owner accidentally ran an ionizer for too long each day, for week after week, month after month, then the copper level would gradually keep increasing. If he also never tested his copper level and failed to keep the pH levels and the Total alkalinity within the normal parameters, then eventually the very high copper level combined with the out of balance water could lead to copper deposits being left on the walls and floors of the pool.
Our sophisticated system prevents this from happening by automatically calculating the perfect run time each day based on the volume of water in your pool. Simply leave the Bionizer in Auto Mode, and your copper level will never ever reach a point anywhere near the level where marking of your pool is possible. As an extra insurance; test the copper level manually on a regular basis.
You will notice on our home page that our complete pool system comprises three individual components. The Bionizer, the pH Boss, and the Eco Oxidizer. The function of the Eco Oxidizer is to eliminate any build-up of body oils, suntan lotions, makeup, etc. When you use a Bionizer and convert your pool over to a natural body of water, there are no harsh chemicals in the water capable of “burning off” oily substances. If you choose to purchase the Bionizer by itself without the Eco Oxidizer you will have to manually “oxidize” the water every now and again to keep your water sparkling and free from oil build up.
There are a number of different options to do this: oxy shock, hydrogen peroxide (H202), potassium monopersulphate, or liquid chlorine.
Only a tiny amount is needed as we are not adding it in to control or kill algae or bacteria: that job is already being done by the Bionizer. For example, a one liter dose of liquid chlorine (about one dollars’ worth) every 2-4 weeks is normally sufficient to keep the water sparkling. Smaller pools use less. If you choose to use chlorine as your oxidizer, add it just before nightfall, as it will evaporate very quickly in sunlight. By mid-morning the next day, you’ll be back to swimming in chlorine free water.
The Bionizer Eco Oxidizer will eliminate the need to do this.