Chlorine is a chemical commonly used to disinfect swimming pools. It can effectively eliminate bacteria and fungi from water, although normal levels of chlorination may not be effective for destroying Giardia cysts that can contribute to dysentery, according to Pennsylvania State University experts. Pool owners often choose chlorine over more modern treatment chemicals because of its low cost. Many health professionals believe, however, that there are risks involved with using chlorine as a purification agent for swimming pool water.
The use of chlorine as a swimming pool disinfectant may increase the risk of allergies, particularly hay fever, Dr. Andrew Weil writes on his website. Children and teenagers who spend more than 1,000 hours in chlorinated swimming pools may be up to eight times more likely to develop allergies than those who do not swim in chlorinated water.
Chlorinated swimming pool water may also increase the risk of developing asthma, Weil notes. When combined with organic material such as urine or sweat, chlorine is thought to produce an irritant called trichloramine, which may damage the protective cellular barrier in the lungs. The degradation of this protective barrier may facilitate the development of asthma symptoms. Trichloramine is thought to permeate the air surrounding chlorinated pools during evaporation --- meaning that people sitting near chlorinated water may also develop asthma.
Some medical researchers believe that chlorine may increase the risk of birth problems in pregnant women, including spontaneous abortion, birth defects and stillbirth. However, according to research published in the journal "Occupational and Environmental Medicine," the risk or these problems is minimal. As of 2010, research linking exposure to chlorine in swimming pool water to birth defects and other birth problems is inconclusive.
CL Free Digital Water Systems is proud to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. CL Free warrants its equipment to be free of defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years. This warranty includes the Digital box, the plumbing components and the titanium electrodes. It does not include the self-sacrificing copper electrodes. The warranty does not include installation or repair cost and in no event shall the liability under this warranty exceed the purchase price of the product
CL Free Water Systems LLC disclaims all liability for damage to its product through improper installation, acts of God, maintenance, use or attempts to operate such products beyond their functional capacities, intentional or otherwise, or any unauthorized repair. This warranty is not to be confused with a return policy. CL Free Water Systems LLC (the manufacturer) does not have a return policy but your local Dealer may. Please contact your local Dealer for more information. CL Free Water Systems LLC is not responsible for consequential or other damages, injuries or expenses incurred through the use of this product.
The CL Free "Classic" Digital Pool System consists of three components:
The CL Free Digital Computer mounts to the wall or post near the pool equipment and plugs into a standard 110 Volt outlet (NO WIRING NECESSARY). Don't worry about the weather, all our systems come weather resistant.
Our See Through Custom Designed Flow Chamber is installed on the return line of the Pool after the Filter. The Flow Chamber can be installed horizontally or vertically. We build our Flow Chamber out of "Schedule 80" Commercial Grade PVC which will last many years. No other Company has this product.
The CL Free Flow Switch is installed just before the "Flow Chamber".
To quote the EPA, “For the first time, Copper Ion systems can be marketed legally in U.S. using public health claims”.
The Environmental Protection Agency by announcing this major breakthrough of approving copper ions in protecting public health and playing a key role in preventing infections was the result of extensive real world testing.
Rigorous analysis by independent lab and hospital testing showed elimination of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens within minutes. The list includes superbugs (MRSA – Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli, streptococcus, fungi, influenza virus, bird flu, VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci), Acinetobacter baumanni, Clostridium difficile, molds, (Aspergillus niger), Legionella pneumophila. By using copper ion systems, we can help prevent over 2 million infections, save over 100,000 lives and the estimated $30 billion dollars in overall health care costs.
The variety of applications for this type of equipment is far ranging.
It includes Pools, Spas, Fountains, Homes, HVAC equipment, Cooling towers, Hospitals, Food and Potable water systems.
By preventing and combating growth of Viral, Bacteria, fungus, algae and mold in water treatment systems, copper ion systems will play a major role in non-toxic environmentally friendly methods of insuring the public health in both public and private spaces.
Numerous independent laboratory tests from NASA, health departments, and universities, and many years of field testing have confirmed the exceptional sanitizing ability of copper ionization. Studies further show that using copper can be effective against E. coli, Pseudomonas, Legionella Pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease), Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, and other pathogens—some of which have proven to be resilient even to high levels of chlorine.