As of July 21, 2019, I have installed 27 Drinkable Pool Water Systems in the Atlanta market. The vast majority of these installations have been on existing swimming pools. However, a couple of big pool builders have started using us to install the systems for them on new pool builds as well. So I have installed enough units at this point that I feel like I can provide a pretty accurate review of what to expect from the system. I also have a background in using other AOP systems such as the ecosmarte system. The ecosmarte system performance was underwhelming, to say the least.
100% SUCCESS RATE SO FAR
So far, all 27 pool owners love the system and many of them have submitted video testimonials. For those of you who know how difficult it is to get anyone to submit a video testimonial on anything, you should be pretty dang impressed with the fact that about 25% of the pool owners who have experienced the system were willing to submit a testimonial. So the system has really done well in the real world and everyone seems to love it so far. However, I would be lying if I said there weren’t some challenges along the way that we had to deal with. I will cover the good and the bad in this review as well as discuss our conclusions regarding the Drinkable Pool Water System.
This system works really really well. This is the only system on the market that has all of the modern water sanitation technology patent protected in a single control panel and system. So, in theory, you could buy each piece of technology separately and then buy a control panel that would turn each piece of technology on and off but you would actually spend more money doing it this way and your results would be very bad. This is because the Drinkable Pool Water System was built and calibrated for all the different technologies to work together for best performance. Other systems may have AOP, but not UV, or UV but not AOP, or Residual Ionization but not 3-stage activated glass filtration. The point is that in order to achieve the type of results we have seen thus far you need to have every technology calibrated within one system with precise controls integrated. The Drinkable Pool Water System is the only system that has this. It has a world patent as well.
Of the 27 pools that we have been monitoring of the past 18 months, we have had no issues at all. All of the pools have maintained crystal clear water quality. One pool was covered for the winter and turned green by the time the cover was removed in the spring. However, the system was able to clear the pool up pretty quickly in three days (with the help of a half bottle of flocculent).
Pool liners aren’t fading…at all. This is a pretty big deal for us. We are the largest pool liner installer in the State of Georgia. The biggest complaint vinyl pool owners have is the fact that salt and chlorine systems fade the color of their new liners so quickly. An average of 50% color fade within five years has been observed among the vinyl pool owners we serve. We have sold several Drinkable Pool Water Systems along with new vinyl pool liners and we have yet to observe any color fade at all. This is huge because it is helping us to sell a lot more “fade-free” liners.
Pool plaster isn’t getting scale…at all. In fact, over a four-month period, one pool actually reduced the amount of scale which was on the plaster at the time of system installation. Obviously, this is a game-changer in the pool industry and this is one of the biggest reasons pool builders say they are moving to Drinkable Systems. We also installed a Drinkable System on a spa in a resort and the water went very cloudy within a week. After a lot of troubleshooting, we discovered that the spa (which was about 20 years old) had massive amounts of scale built up inside the plumbing and the Drinkable System was removing the scale very quickly which resulted in cloudy water. We ran the spa with the system active for a few weeks and then replaced the water and it has been doing great ever since.
The swimmer experience seems to be significantly improved with the system as well. Our clients report no burning eyes or itchy skin. They say the water is more “crisp” or “silky” and that they don’t feel chemical residue on their skin after swimming.
The hydroxyl radicals put out by the AOP technology included with the system are great at killing biothreats. In fact, hydroxyl radicals kill cryptovirus very quickly which is a big deal because crypto in pools makes more people sick each season than any other waterborne virus. Unlike salt and chlorine molecules, hydroxyl radicals don’t attack your eyes and skin but they do attack dead leaves and other biomaterials that may fall into the pool…including leaves. What we have noticed is that a leaf which falls into a salt or chlorine pool may take several months to biodegrade. However, in a pool equipped with a Drinkable Pool Water System, that same leaf will biodegrade in less than a week! This is a good thing because it means the system is working…but it also means the pool owner should vacuum the pool weekly. If they don’t vacuum weekly and there are a lot of trees near the pool they may notice a fine brown dust on the pool floor which is all that remains of the leaves which fell into the pool.
Another downside we have noticed about system operation in the real world is that you have to be anal about your pH, calcium, and phosphate levels in the pool water. Granted, it only takes about 3 minutes to check all of these things each week…but you MUST check them each week. When you keep these three things in the proper range (pH 6.8-7.2, Calcium Hardness 250-300, Phosphates at 0) the system is a beast and works incredibly well.