Pond Waters can have bacteria, viruses, algae, and other living microbes which are harmful to human health.
A disinfection system uses ultraviolet energy from an intense UV lamp to kill bacteria and other microbes in the water. This is installed after all the other water treatment (i.e. filters and softener). The UV system has a stainless steel housing and is wall mounted. This system features a UV intensity monitor that will sound an alarm if the UV energy falls below the recommended level. This will trip the alarm if the quartz sleeve requires cleaning or when the UV bulb needs changing.
The State of Ohio requires UV systems to meet the rigorous NSF class A certification requirements to ensure that consumers are receiving sanitary water for their home use.
UV does not create any halogenated byproducts and is simple to use and live with. The State of Ohio also requires a 1 micron ABSOLUTE sediment filter (different from 1 micron nominal filter) to remove fine silts or sediments that could shield the microbes from the intense UV energy.
UV systems are compact, effective, and take up much less space than chlorination.
Chlorine is the more traditional method used to kill bacteria, algae, viruses and mold. It is the most popular sanitizer in the world and is responsible for saving millions of lives by eliminating dangerous pathogens.
CHLORINE FEED PUMP
A chemical feed pump is designed to inject a predetermined amount of liquid chlorine (or bleach) into the water. The chlorine will kill bacteria, and can oxidize high levels of iron, manganese, and sulfur. The pump is meter controlled and demand operated to simplify operation and use.
A peristaltic pump is a self-priming pump that achieves pumping action by moving a system of rollers against a flexible tube. The roller design prevents siphoning by providing a constant seal on the pumping tube.
- Solution is not in contact with moving parts and runs through a food grade pump tube.
- Pump head requires no valves, allows for easy maintenance.
- Self-priming against maximum working pressure, foot valve not required.
- Pump does not lose prime or vapor lock.
- Pumps off-gassing solutions and can run dry.
- Output volume is not affected by back pressure.
The retention tank is used to insure adequate contact time for the chlorine to react with bacteria, iron, and sulfur. These tanks are constructed of corrosion resistant polyethylene plastic and fiberglass filament resin. There is also a drain valve for purging accumulated sediment.
This fully automatic filter removes excess chlorine, precipitated elements, and organics which may be present in the water. These are simple to operate and very effective.