copper in pools

Copper And Water: What's Old Is New Again

The concept of storing water in a copper medium such as a spa, pool, water bottle or other copper vessel arose centuries ago and has its origins in Ayurvedic principles. Studies have substantiated that drinking water stored in a copper vessel is a safe and beneficial health practice. In one recent study, which was published in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, scientists studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on microbially-contaminated drinking water, including harmful bacteria such as E.coli and salmonella. In particular, scientists stored water contaminated with this bacteria in copper pots for 16 hours at room temperature. Incredibly, following the 16-hour storage period, the scientists were unable to recover any bacteria from the water. In addition, the scientists found that the water's pH level had increased, meaning that it had naturally become more alkaline. As other studies have shown, natural alkaline water has a variety of health benefits.

In this study, scientists determined that the copper content of the water was less than 0.2 ppm (parts per million), which represents only 10% of the permissible limit set by the World Health Organization ("WHO"). The WHO's recent report entitled Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality identified an upper limit for consumption of copper in water as 2.0 ppm (or 2 mg per litre), which is far higher than the amount of copper found in the water that was stored overnight in the copper pots as part of the study. Accordingly, there is no realistic risk that drinking water from a copper water bottle will cause gastrointestinal irritation or other health issues.

In another recent study, scientists again studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on water contaminated with bacteria. In this study, the scientists incubated water with a colony of harmful bacteria and then stored the water overnight at room temperature in both copper pots and glass bottles. In the morning, the bacteria were no longer recoverable from the water that had been stored in the copper pots, although it was recovered from the water stored in the glass bottles. The study found that the water stored in the copper pots had also become more alkaline.

In yet another recent study, researchers stored water contaminated with bacteria in a variety of different water containers, including copper and silver containers, in order to determine their efficacy at removing biological contamination from drinking water. The study revealed that the copper vessels had a significant inhibitory effect on the bacteria in the water after only a few hours of exposure. The scientists found that the pH of the water had also increased within a healthy range.

C-Poolandspa in pool water introduces small amounts of copper ions that kill algae and most bacteria. Viruses such as Covid cannot survive in a c-pool environment. Our methodology of introducing copper ions into the pool water is more effective than ancient ways because we use the mineral salts of copper rather than the actual copper metal. Proof that copper is not only safe but beneficial to the health of swimmers.