The Clear Blue Ionizer helps to control algae and bacteria growth in your pool. It accomplishes this by adding active copper and silver ions into the water which help to break down contaminants and reduce chlorine demand. Once a copper level of 0.2 - 0.4ppm has been reached, only 0.5-1ppm of free chlorine is required to keep your pool clean and clear. Follow included Clear Blue instruction manual for installation of the ionizer. 

Operation of the system is simple as there are only two modes. Both are explained below:

Increase 

The Increase setting is the ramp-up setting. It represents the number of hours that the controller is set to maximum output. For example, an Increase setting of 88 means the controller will run on ‘full blast’ for 88 hours. As the hours count down, the number will decrease by one each hour until it gets to 01. After the final hour, the controller will switch automatically to the Maintain mode. Use the ˅ and ˄ buttons to increase or decrease the number and reach the desired setting. When the controller is set to Increase, the blue light below the Increase button will illuminate and the Mineral Action light will be flashing blue.

The Increase setting should be used when: 

  1. First filling the pool 
  2. Refilling in the Spring or throughout the season (using your carbon pre-filter)
  3. Copper level has not yet reached 0.2ppm or dips below 0.2ppm

Maintain 

The Maintain setting is the maintenance setting. It represents a percentage of the maximum output level and is set according to your pool size. (See chart below)

Use the ˅ and ˄ keys to increase or decrease the number and reach the desired setting. When the controller is set to Maintain, the blue light above the Maintain button will illuminate and the Mineral Action light will be solid blue.

Pool Size

Maintain Setting

12ft Round

14

15ft Round

21

18ft Round

30

21ft Round

42

24ft Round

54

27ft Round

69

1224 Oval

41

1530 Oval

54

1833 Oval

71


Filling your pool
carbon pool hot tub pre filter

We recommend using a pre-filter that attaches to your garden hose when filling your pool. The pre-filter removes unwanted metals and sediment from the water, so the water is as pure as possible for your use & so the minerals produced by the cell can be as effective as possible. If you are filling from a well, this is even more important.

Replacing The Cell

Generally, the cell will have to be replaced every two seasons. It is important to check the cell regularly and make sure there is still some material left on the bars. If the bars are worn down to 0.5” (10mm) in length or below, it is time to change the cell. When the cell is completely used up, the Mineral Action light will flash red.