Coronavirus Update from ControlOMatic
We know you are getting many notifications regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as we are experiencing the same, however we believe we have a responsibility to share some important information with you. On March 10th, CDC.gov, released information confirmed by NCIRD (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease), that COVID-19 cannot live in properly maintained pool and hot tub water and asserts that chlorine "should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19."
All of us at ControlOMatic are encouraged that we are part of an industry that offers a way to keep our hot tubs safe for use in this unsettling time. We are making all efforts to protect our team (per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), while successfully executing our work duties so we can be a reliable resource for you. The ControlOMatic team is more than a group of co-workers; we are friends and family that truly care about each other. We also care deeply about our relationships with you, our clients. We intend to do all we can to ensure production timelines are met. We are formulating contingency plans to ensure we can continue to meet these timelines as the forecast predicts this to be a long-term event.
NatureChlor Electrolysed Water - EOW
What is electrolysed water? It is made from the electrolysis of tap water containing salt (NACL). This process produces a solution of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide that can be used as a disinfectant.
Hot Tub Chlorine Generators - It has been brought to our attention that the small chlorine generators that we make can also be used to make EOW. If you have one of our systems you can take it out of the hot tub a couple hours a week and make your own EOW. We also have the NatureChlor which is one of our hot tub systems modified for the purpose of making EOW.
Pool and Spa Products
ControlOMatic develops and manufactures saltwater chlorine generators for the pool and spa industry throughout the world. For the last 30 years, saltwater pools have been in high demand due to improved water quality and the huge reduction in maintenance that a saltwater system provides. Until now, a smaller saltwater system designed for a spa or hot tub was not an option. The standard spa chlorine generators offered by ControlOMatic are very easy to install and do not require the spa to even be on or interfere with the current plumbing or electronics, simply add salt, place in the water, and turn it on. The ChlorMaker, SmarterSpa and MegaChlor are saltwater systems uniquely designed for hot tubs and spas bringing the same water quality and maintenance reduction benefits that pool owners have enjoyed for years. Simply turn the water in your hot tub into saltwater by adding salt (about a teaspoon per gallon), and then let our chlorine generator take care of your sanitation needs day after day. The salt requirements for our saltwater systems is very low, between 1,500 and 2,000 PPM, less than 6% of the salt concentration of the ocean, you most likely will not be able to taste the salt.
Chlorine generation from salt water has
been around for a very long time and is very popular for swimming
pools since the early 1970s. ControlOMatic introduced the first
chlorine generator specifically designed for spas and hot tubs back
in 2005, the first model was called the ColorChlor, in addition to
making chlorine it also provided lights which worked well for older
Saltwater chlorination is a desirable alternative to packaged chlorine and can provide a reduction in operating costs to maintain the spa as well as a much better experience when in the water. Some of the benefits include:
Chemical Automation refers to the automatic monitoring and control of the sanitizer and pH levels in water, in order to maintain clean, safe water at all times, while achieving significant reductions in the cost of chemicals, maintenance and repairs. Chemical automation is now recognized as a necessity for all commercial and public pools and spas, as well as for quality residential installations. ControlOMatic systems offer the most advanced line of electronic controllers for monitoring and control of water chemistry. For complete details please visit our PoolWarden website.
The most important benefit of a ControlOMatic controller is the increased safety. When using a ControlOMatic controller the water chemistry will not be out of balance unless there is an alarm condition. ControlOMatic controllers measure the chemical values in the water continuously delivering the corrective chemicals exactly when needed. Unlike other chemical feed systems (adjustable feed pumps or metered erosion chlorinators), which are unable to adjust to changes in bather load or temperature, which can change the pool balance in a very short time.