UV Pool System vs Salt

When deciding on the type of sanitation, many pool and spa owners look to determine the differences between salt and UV; and the differences are significant.  First, a salt itself does not perform any sanitation function.  It must first be


Selecting the Right UV Lamp/Bulb for your System

Sometimes figuring out which lamp you should buy for your UV system is confusing.  Basically, for any system that has the shape and appearance as the photo, there are 3 different lamps.  Selecting the correct lamp is based on the


UV Disinfection Market Poised for Growth

According to PSN Pool and Spa News (Jan 2017), “…the ultraviolet disinfection market will expand to reach an estimated value of $2.5 billion in 2019. Based on a $993 million value in 2012, New York-based Persistence Market Research also predicts …


Healthy Swimming

Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. However, they are not risk-free. CDC’s Healthy Swimming website provides information for all groups of individuals involved in a …


Cost of Operating a UV System

One question that frequently comes up in conversation is:  “What is the cost of operating a UV system”?  There seems to be a misunderstanding that ultraviolet sanitation systems are not only expensive to purchase, but also expensive to operate. In …


Chlorine Free

Is it possible to have a chlorine free pool?  Most of us would prefer a pool of spring water that refreshes itself daily.  However, we are left with finding a solution that will provide a pool that is as close


Salt VS. UV

First, there is a wide spread misunderstanding with regard to a salt system on your pool or spa. Some believe that with a salt system they have gotten away from chlorine. In fact, the cell in the system converts salt


Winterizing a UV Pool System

Winterization Of Your Ultra UV Unit

 If you are in a climate where you run your pool, spa, water feature, pond year round, be sure that the flow to the unit continues during any periods of below freezing temperatures. Failure …



Cryptosporidium is one of the leading causes of waterborne disease, or disease caused by contaminated drinking water or recreational water.  It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for a long time in the environment. It can …