Chitosan has a positive electrostatic charge. This allows it will bind to the cell wall of algae and components in things like sunscreen and skin cells, and dirt and debris and other things in the swimming pool that make the water cloudy. It binds to them, coagulate them together and then they will settle out and the pools filter system picks them up quicker and more efficiently.
We supplied liquid chitosan to the commercial water treatment industry. They use it for a very similar process, but for storm water treatment. From that, we thought to take the same product and put it in a bottle for consumers and pool service companies to be able to put in their swimming pools to accomplish the same thing.
You could even drink straight out of the bottle, but we don’t recommend it, it doesn’t taste good because it’s not juice, but you can and it won’t hurt you at all. It is completely non-toxic and bio compatible.
You only need one ounce to treat seventy-five hundred gallons of water, so two ounces will treat a fifteen thousand gallon swimming pool. Most hot tubs are no more than five hundred gallons, so it would last a hot tub owner a really long time.
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