Frequently Asked Questions
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After it's installed, will pool maintenance change?
Yes, you will reduce chemical use and maintenance time. Basket cleaning, vacuuming and water testing will be the same as before, but the water balance will be easier, meaning there's simply less to do.
Can Nature2 stain my pool?
No. With Nature2 minerals remain well below levels that might cause staining. In fact, Nature2 offers a "no-stain" guarantee.
Do I still need to use chlorine with Nature2?
Yes, you need to use a small amount of residual oxidizer to ensure water sanitizing. With the Nature2 system* you can reduce the chlorine level to just 0.5 ppm. You won't feel, smell, or be affected by chlorine at this level.
*The Nature2 system consists of the patented Nature2 technology used in conjunction with a chlorine delivery device or 0.5ppm of an EPA-registered pool product.
How do I know if Nature2 is working?
The best test is improved water quality; you'll notice a big difference. Visual clarity and sparkle shows Nature2 is working properly.
How often do I need to super-oxidize (shock)?
Because of the efficiency of Nature2, super-oxidation is needed less often. You only need to super-oxidize if the pool becomes dull or cloudy. The start-up of each new cartridge requires an initial shock with chlorine. Follow chlorine manufacturer's label/instruction to super-oxidize.
Is Nature2 a filter?
No. A filter simply removes particles and debris. Nature2 sanitizes pool water by destroying bacteria, which is too small to be caught by a filter. You still need a filter when using Nature2 system.
Is Nature2 an "ionizer"?
No. Ionizers electrically discharge copper (or metal alloy) ions into water. Ionizers can deliver ions via an electrical current (electrodes) or salt dissolution.
Is Nature2 compatible with other products?
Nature2 can be used with every type of chemical treatment program available except biguanide products and copper-based algaecides.
Which products should be avoided when using, or planning to use, Zodiac Nature 2?
Chlorine-free disinfectants of the PHMB type (or "biguanides"): Baquacil, Revacil, Oxyline.
Other products containing copper.