Advantages of a Pool Ionizer

Pool ionizers are an alternative type of pool filter that make use of an electric current passing through particles, usually copper, which then are distributed throughout your pool's water. Due to this unique method of operation, pool ionizers provide a number of distinctive benefits to the pool that they are installed in. Understanding what a pool ionizer has to offer can help you decide whether it is the right fit for your needs.


The copper particles that a pool ionizer spreads throughout your pool are positively charged (ionized), which means that they will bind with small pieces of debris and other particles that are floating in your pool. This can help improve your overall water quality by making small pieces of debris that would otherwise easily pass through your water filter bigger, allowing them to be trapped by a traditional filter.

Anti-Bacterial Qualities

In a similar vein to the above point, copper has natural anti-bacterial qualities, which will help it kill small organisms and bacteria that may be floating around in your pool. This also helps inhibit the growth of mold and algae within your pool, as the ionizer will kill seeds before they are able to bloom.


The particles that are put into place by a pool ionizer aren't harmful, and unlike chlorine and other chemicals used to maintain pool water quality, your eyes and skin won't be irritated by prolonged exposure. This makes pool ionizers ideal for pools that are used by children, pets, or people who generally have sensitive skin and want to reduce the amount of chemicals they are exposed to.

Ease of Maintenance

One of the other main advantages with using a pool ionizer is the fact that it does not require a large amount of maintenance. Ionizers only need to have their chambers replaced (to refill the copper) at the beginning of the season (though if you use your pool year round or to a greater degree than average, you may want to replace the chamber more often). This replacement process only takes a few moments and is much easier than adding chemicals and balancing levels within your pool.

Reduced Wear

Unlike chlorine, the particles that are released by pool ionizers are not highly abrasive and won't damage your pool as much over time. This means that your swimming-pool equipment will tend to last longer, and this will save you time, money, and headaches from having to replace old and worn pool tools. 

Talk to a company such as Mannix Pools for more information.