Posted on 02/15/2015 at 12:00 AM by Chad Higgins
ClearRay Water Purification Systems
What makes ClearRay Water Purification System effective?
ClearRay uses proven UV-C or germicidal ultraviolet to treat 99.9% of the waterborne pathogens in your water.
What is UV-C?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is part of the natural light spectrum generated by the sun. ClearRay artificially generates UV-C otherwise known as germicidal ultraviolet light. UV-C light alters the DNA of bacteria and viruses, thus destroying their ability to reproduce.
What are waterborne pathogens?
Waterborne pathogens are disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that are transmitted to people when they consume or bathe in untreated or inadequately treated water. UV-C has been proven to effectively treat staphylococcus, pseudomonas aeruginosa, e-coli, cryptosporidium and other coliform. Additionally, ClearRay effectively eliminates chloramines reducing the odor and irritation caused by chlorine.
Are there any residual by-products from ClearRay?
No, UV-C light is a disinfectant: water passes inside of the stainless steel housing and is exposed to the UV-C bulb. There is no chemical change to your water as nothing touches or gets added to the water. ClearRay does not produce nitric acid. It is not an oxidizer and will not affect metals in your water.
Do I still need a residual sanitizer for my hot tub water with ClearRay installed?
Yes, we recommend using sanitizers in conjunction with ClearRay UV-C for proper sanitization. Jacuzzi laboratory testing showed up to 50% reduction of residual sanitizing chemicals was needed to keep the same level of cleanliness. We do recommend using shock treatment after heavy use.
Does ClearRay work with Chlorine or Bromine?
Yes, it works with both. ClearRay is 100% compatible with both chlorine or bromine based water care products as well as silver minerals cartridges such as ProClear Nature 2.
Do I still need to "Shock" my hot tub water?
Yes, shocking is recommended after high bather load.
Do I still need to balance my hot tub water?
Yes, all hot tub water should be a fresh fill on start. All hot tub water should be monitored for hardness and pH/alkalinity, as well as residual sanitizers. The ClearRay UV-C treatment does not affect the pH-level therefore balanced water is the first requirement to ensure water that is safe and pleasant.
Is ClearRay compatible with salt water chlorine generators?
Salt water chlorine generators are not recommended for use in Jacuzzi hot tubs due to the corresive nature of salt water. Salt water may damage components of the hot tub therefore the Jacuzzi warranty will be voided if used with a salt water chlorine generator.