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How To Use Your Power Ionizer

The Power Ionizer is a water sanitizer, which installs in minutes, is weather-resistant and will eliminate high levels of expensive pool chemicals. Learn how to use and maintain it with this helpful article.
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A Power Ionizer is a trouble free sanitizer system that discharges copper and silver ions into your swimming water killing bacteria, algae, and viruses. The Power Ionizer is very effective and safe.

The Power Ionizer is a water sanitizer, which installs in minutes, is weather-resistant and will eliminate high levels of expensive pool chemicals.

The Power Ionizer allows for more time swimming with your family with less time on pool maintenance! All you have to do is oxidize / shock your water once a week and occasionally test your pool water! That’s it!

The Power Ionizer uses a low DC voltage current to scatter positively charged copper and silver ions into the water. Given that bacteria is negatively charged, these particles are drawn to the ions and are killed as the charge penetrates the cell walls. The destroyed microorganisms bundle together and are easily filtered.

Power Ionizer - Hybrid Sanitizer

Releases a precise quantity of copper and silver ions into your pool water to kill algae, bacteria and viruses. Natural mineral disinfectants are safe to you, your family and our environment.

Start Up for The Power Ionizer

  1. Install on the return side of the filter, any direction, (no flow switch). The Power Ionizer utilizes unique water flow vibration technology.
  2. Turn system control knob between 3 and 4 to start, be sure green “Active” light is on when the pump is running.
  3. Add salt (40lbs) one time only, in order to achieve a natural mineral (copper) level between .3 and .5. This usually takes 1-3 days.

Water Testing for Power Ionizer Start Up

  1. PH level between 7.2 – 7.8ppm.
  2. Alkalinity level between 80 – 250ppm.
  3. Natural copper level between .3 – .5ppm.

It may take 1-3 days for initial copper level to get within the ideal range.

Maintenance for Power Ionizer

  1. Weekly water test, balance all levels, including natural minerals (copper).
  2. Use the control knob to increase or decrease the amount of copper to within the ideal range of .3 – .5ppm.
  3. Note: If the control knob is turned to Maximum it may shut down and illuminate the red “Chamber” light, simply turn the control knob down until the red light goes off and the green active light is illuminated.
  4. The green “Active” will be illuminated when the pump is on. This will give you the most accurate temperature reading as well as indicate your Power Ionizer is functioning properly.
  5. Add 1 bag of pool shock every 2 weeks. Do not test for or maintain a chlorine residual.
  6. To winterize, use your standard winterizing process, remove and store the Power Ionizer in a cool dry place.
  7. The power ionizer replacement chamber needs to be replaced every season.
  8. Chamber replacement is indicated by the red “Chamber” light illuminating.
  • June 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    edward mckenzie

    What is the digital display for on the ionizer?

    • June 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      The digital display on the Power Ionizer displays your pools water temperature. It is an additional feature added to the Power Ionizer.

  • May 31, 2014 at 6:37 PM
    Keith Turnbull

    When opening up my above ground pool, which has an ionizer, for the season, do I need to add the 40lbs of salt? And is this done every season?

    • June 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      No, you only need to add 40 lbs. of salt upon start up with new water. You will only need to add salt if you change the water in the pool.

  • June 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM
    Brad Matznick

    I have a intex ionizer and it is always blinking low salt I just refilled my pool and put 8 bags of pool salt in what can I do so it works

  • August 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Will the power ionizer work correctly if installed vertically? Thanks.

    • August 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Hi Karrie,

      Yes, it can work in a vertical or horizontal position.

  • August 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    I have a sand filter do I add salt to it and where should it be add at

    • August 6, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      Salt should be added directly to your pool by broadcasting it across the surface and using a brush or a vacuum to make sure it dissolves. Salt raises the TDS (total dissolved solids) level in your pool to help the Power Ionizer work better. One bag or 40lbs is sufficient for most above ground pools using the Power Ionizer.

  • September 23, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    What is the best way to winterize a pool using this ionizer system? Thanks.

    • November 24, 2015 at 12:44 PM

      Hi Justin,

      Here are instructions for closing your swimming pool. The Power Ionizer should be treated like all pool equipment such as filters heaters, etc. and needs to be drained and stored in a warm dry place for the winter if possible.

  • June 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    If you have a sand filter, you still need the salt or just bleach.

  • June 24, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    My pool is still turning green every other day, How do I know that my sanitation is working properly, could my levels be off…and what should my salt reading be on a test strip for a 24 ft above ground pool? My pool place always tries to sell me 6 bgs of salt…I just don’t understand.

  • July 17, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    I recently replaced my chamber on my power ionizer. The pool has since turned green and cloudy. The green light is on the display but blinks every 5 or 10 seconds. How can I know if the new chamber is working properly?

  • July 24, 2016 at 9:39 AM
    John Esposito

    Upon advice from a pool specialist who has very little experience with ionizers I added ph and alkaline plus to the pool water which immediately turned blue. The white skimmer is blue, my kids look like smurfs and the cartridge filter which I am cleaning every day has a blue/green substance embedded within the folds. The ph and alkalinity is fine and the copper is 3.3 but the setting is at the lowest. Any ideas

  • August 19, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    I am going to start my ionizer for the 1st time, I am going to add salt what other products I need? I would prefer if possible non chemicals. I have non chlorine shock
    I am a 1st time pool owner so any help will be great.
    Thanks Diana
    I have an AGP 24′ X 52″

  • September 24, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    What happens if you run your ionizer higher than 3-5? Can you use the up or down numbers to correct problem?

  • March 27, 2017 at 2:52 PM
    Julie Williams

    This is the third season for my pool. I was never told to add the salt. Should I do that now or is it too late?

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