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About simplesilver™

Is simplesilver™ safe?

simplesilver™ is non-toxic treatment that has been used in spa pools for more than a decade. Since ancient times, silver was known and used for its anti-bacterial properties. The key ingredient in simplesilver™, silver oxide, is used in water purification applications around the world. It has even been impregnated in toothbrushes to help fight bacteria.

Is simplesilver™ effective?

Yes. The proof of simplesilver™’s effectiveness is in the thousands of simplesilver™ treated spa pools all over New Zealand that remain clean and clear year after year.

How long does simplesilver™ last?

Under normal use simplesilver™ will keep your pool clean and clear for 12 months. Should you wish to drain your spa pool, remove the simplesilver™ block and store it in a clean, dry area. When reinstalled in your spa pool, the simplesilver™ block will last for the remaining life span.

Is simplesilver™ smelly?

simplesilver™ is both odourless and tasteless.

Is simplesilver™ environmentally friendly?

simplesilver™ uses naturally occurring minerals in low concentrations, replacing the wide variety of chemicals that are customarily used for pool treatment, such as chlorine and bromine. Also, you’ll replace the water in your pool much less frequently, saving water.

Will simplesilver™ damage togs?

No. The ingredients in simplesilver™ won’t affect your togs.

What’s the science behind simplesilver™?

As it sits in your pool the simplesilver™ block steadily releases silicon, oxides and silver ions that combine to form polymers in the water.

Four things happen:

1. The polymers precipitate contaminants such as oils and fats, which your filter can remove.

2. The calcium carbonate (scale) in your spa pool pipes and jets is slowly softened and detached. The loose scale can then be removed by your filter.

3. Corrosion bacteria that may be present beneath the scale is exposed. The silver ions destroy these bacteria on contact and prevent mutation of resistant strains.

4. simplesilver™ coats your spa pool with a fine film of silicon. Due to its electrical charge, this silicon film repels and restricts calcium or magnesium salts build up on your spa pool.

With clean spa pool pipes and equipment, your pump and heater will work better; and with corrosion kept in check, they’ll last longer.

Does the simplesilver™ block slowly dissolve during the year?

The simplesilver™ block comprises silicon, oxides and silver on a silica substrate. The active ingredients dissolve but the substrate remains – in fact the simplesilver™ block will look much the same at the end of the year, except that it no longer carries the active ingredients.

Using simplesilver™

Does simplesilver™ come with an instruction manual? Will it take me long to learn to use it?

There’s no manual - there’s no need. We provide an instruction sheet that will take only minutes to read. The main thing to know is this: if you have a good flow of water over the simplesilver™ block you’ll be fine; keeping your filters clean is an important element in maintaining good water flow.

How often should I change the pool water?

As often as you like. We know of simplesilver™ users who change their spa pool water only once a year. Changing the water does not affect the simplesilver™ lifespan.

How much simplesilver™ do I need to use?

One 500g simplesilver™ block maintains pools of up to 1,500 litres for a 12 month period. If the pool water volume is greater than 1,500 litres, then additional 500g or 1kg blocks must be used.

What if it doesn’t work for our pool?

If all else fails, tells us within sixty days and we’ll give you your money back. However the only time simplesilver™ doesn’t work is if there’s insufficient water flowing over it. If this happens the minerals don’t get a chance to get out into the water to do their job. Improving your water flow (by cleaning your filters, by increasing the length of time your filter pump runs each day) in most cases solves the problem.

Chemicals and additives

How do I control pH, alkalinity, scale, corrosion and TDS (total dissolved solids)?

Relax. simplesilver™ is self-regulating. All year round, the amount of simplesilver™ minerals that dissolve off the silica substrate is in direct response to the water quality in the pool. You see, using simplesilver™ means never having to think about this stuff.

Do I need to use any other chemicals or products to maintain my pool water quality?

No. simplesilver™ does it all.

Can I use my pool’s ozone system with simplesilver™?

Yes.

Can I use a water fragrance with simplesilver™?

Yes.

Can chemicals such as chlorine or bromine be used with simplesilver™?

Chlorine is ok, but there’s no need to use it. However bromide can’t be used with simplesilver™.

Simplesilver Circulation Requirements

  • simplesilver™ requires 80,000L- 100,000L of water circulation in your spa every day.
  • This product will not work in Hotsprings pools as they only circulate 36,000L- 48,000L
  • For Trueform pools, simplesilver™ has to be put into basket.
Vortex Spas Filter Pump Time Settings for simplesilver
Total Litres
Size
Filtration flow rate per minute
Set circ pump timer on
Simplesilver quantity
1000
2.00m x 2.00m x .93m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
800
1.82m x .75m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
800
2.08m x 1.57m x 0.84m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
1000
2.00m x 2.00m x 0.85m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
1200
2.00m x 2.00m x 0.93m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
800
2.06m x 1.69m x 0.82m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
1700
2.34m x 2.35m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
1300
2.00m x 2.00m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
500g
1600
2.34m x 2.03m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
1600
2.15m x 2.15m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
1700
2.30m x 2.30m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
1700
2.30m x 2.30m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
2300
3.00m x 2.30m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
3000
3.52m x 2.29m x 0.92m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
1kg
6000
3.98m x 2.31m x 1.30m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
2kg
7000
4.49m x 2.31m x 1.30m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle
10 hours
2.5kgs
7500
5.93m x 2.30m x 1.30m
135lpm circ pump plus average 6 hours per day + 1 x 20 min at 600lpm (jet pump) per day as a purge cycle (each zone)
10 hours
2.5kgs
Sensationz Spa Range Filter Pump Time Settings for simplesilver
Spa Sensationz Model
Controller Model
Timer to be set on
Simplesilver Quantity
809
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 15 minutes
500 grams
815
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 8 hours
500 grams
837
Balboa GS
Set on F4
500 grams
840
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 15 minutes
500 grams
847
Balboa GS
Set on F4
500 grams
850
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 8 hours
500 grams
859
Balboa GS
Set on F4
500 grams
859
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
866
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 8 hours
500 grams
871
Balboa GL
Set on F4
500 grams
871
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
896
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 8 hours
500 grams
921
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 3 hours
500 grams
923
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 3 hours
500 grams
928
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 3 hours
500 grams
929
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 3 hours
500 grams
929
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
937
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
938
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
939
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
941
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
947
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
951
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
965
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
977
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 9 hours
500 grams
Corner Spa
Spa-Quip SP601
Set on 15 minutes
500 grams
Hot Tub Spa
Spa-Quip SP800
Set on 8 hours
500 grams
Swim Spa
Spa-Quip SP1200
Set on 8 hours
2.5 Kg
Swim Spa
Spa-Quip SP1200-SPA4200-dx
Set on 3 hours
3.5Kg
Twin Zone Spa
Spa-Quip SP800 & SP1200
Set on 8 hours
3.5 Kg
Leisurerite Pools:

1. 501 Controller 2 Speed Pump

Option One: (continuous 24/7 operation)

Low Speed 100 l/min x 60 min x 24 hrs = 144,000 l/day or 144 m3

Option Two: (4 hrs every 12 hours operation)

Low Speed 240 min x 2 daily x 100 l/min = 48,000 l/day or 48 m3

2. 24 Hour Circulation Pump

Option One: (continuous 24/7 Operation)

Single Speed 60 min x 24 hrs x 80 l/min = 115,200 l/day or 115 m3