Why use Oxyshock?

Non-chlorine oxidisers sucha s Oxyshock are perfect for indoor pools and spas.

Non-chlorine oxidisers sucha s Oxyshock are perfect for indoor pools and spas.

Using a non-chlorine oxidiser kills bacteria and harmful organic contaminants that can naturally build up in swimming pools and spas. It can burn out the build-up of body fats and oils using the same process as super-chlorination, without the side effects of large doses of chlorine.

So what is Oxidisation in pool water?

In the process of oxidation in pool water, chlorine or other oxidizers gain an electron while the contaminants lose an electron, rendering them useless. In short, oxidation takes potentially dangerous contaminants in the water and reduces them to harmless molecules, making the pool safe for swimming.

Oxyshock is a non-chlorine oxidizer that is “unstable” and consumes electrons that it contacts in the water readily. Things like organic debris, donate their electrons to the oxidizers (Oxcyshock). This process breaks down, or oxidizes the contaminants and therefore disinfecting the water. The “unstable” nature of the non-chlorine shock makes the process happen quickly.

Oxyshock is a great way to sanitise your pool without chlorine.

Oxyshock is a great way to sanitise your pool without chlorine.

What are the benefits of using an Oxyshock?

  • Healthier water to swim in

  • Oxidises swimmer wastes and chloramines

  • Allows quick resumption of pool / spa use

  • Dissolves rapidly and leaves no residue

  • Easy to apply

  • Safe to use with all sanitising systems.

How is it different to Chlorine?

When chlorine reacts to organic material, like sweat, lotions and other organic material, it can create harmful chloramines. Chloramines are what can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, and often leaves an unpleasant ‘chorine’ smell.

Other Oxidisation Methods

Ozone systems

Another example of non-chlorine oxidizers are ozone generators such as what you can get with a Mineral Swim system.

These systems inject ozone gas, which is essentially three oxygen atoms combined into one molecule (O3). This gas oxidizes (steals the electrons from) contaminants in the water. The drawback with ozonators is that they do not produce very much ozone so are combined with a low level of chlorine gas from a Mineral Swim or Saltwater Chlorinator to make up the difference.

For more information on Oxyshock, Mineral Swim Systems or any of our products, contact us here or come in store to talk with one of our highly trained staff.



References:

https://clearcomfort.com/your-guide-to-swimming-pool-oxidation-orp/
http://www.swimmingpoolsteve.com/pages/aop.html
http://focusproducts.com.au/ospa-chemicals/ospa-oxyshock.php