|SHOWER & BATH WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM|
Thank you for purchasing the TerraSpa shower dechlorinator system, one of the many fine environmental products from Global Environmental Technologies. Our hope is to provide you with a high quality product, while keeping a commitment to the environment we live in. We hope you enjoy using your TerraSpa and welcome any comments or suggestions to better our products.
Your TerraSpa Shower Dechlorinator
The TerraSpaShower Dechlorinator
removes most of the chlorine present and also saves water and energy!
Chlorine and You
Chlorine is universally used to chemically
purify water. Municipal water suppliers use chlorine and its derivatives
to effectively destroy microorganisms in drinking water.
More About Chlorine
Chlorine exists in two forms - combined available chlorine and free available chlorine. Combined available chlorine is present as chloramine or other derivatives in water. Free available chlorine is the residual chlorine present as a dissolved gas, hypochlorous acid, or hypochlorite that is not combined with ammonia. It is free available chlorine that presents the most danger to humans, and it is this form of chlorine that the TerraSpa removes. NOTE: Simple OTO type chlorine tests cannot be relied upon to show the presence of free available chlorine. This type of test also shows the presence of combined chlorine. When testing for free available chlorine, an inexpensive test is the GPO type test method.
How Long Will Your TerraSpa Shower Dechlorinator Last?
In most conditions, the TerraSpa™ shower filter will reduce free chlorine for about one year, or 10,000 gallons, which ever occurs first. Replacement cartridges are available from Global Environmental Technologies. You may place an order online or by phone at 800.800.8377
of your TerraSpa Shower
Dechlorinator and "Backflushing"
The ability of the TerraSpa to continue to remove chlorine will depend on the quality of the water source, the amount of chlorine and hardness, and how much the TerraSpa is used. Over a period of time, reduction of water flow may be experienced. Should this occur, the TerraSpa may be "backflushed" as follows:
The TerraSpa uses a patented filter
medium to effectively remove chlorine. This filter medium is many
times more effective than the carbon used in most water filters.
Unlike carbon, the filter medium is more efficient in hot water.
It also reduces fungus, algae, and hydrogen sulfide. Its bacteriostatic
characteristics inhibit the growth of new bacteria in the TerraSpa filter.
The length of time that the TerraSpa will reduce the chlorine level in your shower water will depend on the level of chlorine present, pH, amount of water used, the hardness of the water and the care of the unit. If the unit is backflushed as required it should last a year or more under average water conditions.
a Flow Restricting Water Head
The TerraSpa must be attached to a showerhead that regulates the water flow rate to 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) from water pressure as low as 15 pounds per square inch (psi) to pressures as high as (100 psi). This requirement not only results in substantial energy and water savings, but it is also crucial for the effective operation of the TerraSpa filter. Restricting the flow of water through the TerraSpa insures the proper "contact time" of the water within the filter.
DO NOT USE SHOWERHEADS WITH FLOW RATES GREATER THAN 2.5 GPM AT 60 PSI. TO DO SO WILL REDUCE YOUR TerraSpa FILTER'S ABILITY TO REMOVE CHLORINE FROM THE SHOWER WATER.