Aqua Sure Ultra Violet Sterilizer Units
Why Aqua-Sure Ultra Violet Sterilizer? – Air Care Products have been producing Ultra Violet Sterilizers since 1980. Over this period have managed to produce a unit that is unmatched in performance and reliability. All the Sterilizers are made from UV stabilized materials to ensure a longer life whilst the design ensures a highly efficient unit at affordable prices.
How does a Ultra Violet Sterilizer Work? – Ultra Violet Sterilizers kill 99% of floating algae as well as other living organisms. They do not harm the beneficial bacteria that grow in filters and on rocks, etc. in your pond. They only kill the organisms that are floating in the water and that come in direct contact with the UV bulb. For Koi/Fish keeping it is best to opt for a UV sterilizer because it not only clears ‘Green Water’ but, as the term ‘Sterilizer’ infers, it also sterilizes the water itself – thus helping to kill the harmful bacteria that lives in the water.
How does a Ultra Violet Sterilizer Improve Water Clarity? – Single-celled green algae, (Chlorella vulgaris) require light and nutrients to thrive. It is one sign that your pond is generally healthy, but it doesn’t do much for your overall enjoyment of viewing your Koi/fish! The small algae cells can pass through all conventional filter, so physically filtering them out in their normal form is next to impossible. However, passing the cells through a UV disrupts their internal structure, destroying their ability to multiply and makes them clump together or ‘flocculate’. Once they have clumped together they are big enough to be removed by your normal filtration system.
Ultraviolet Sterilization is unmatched in its efficiency, simplicity, and dependability when applied as a microorganism disinfectant. UV sterilization is a proven solution to waterborne algae as well as other harmful pathogen problems.
This Ultra Violet Sterilizer has been designed with a built in Fault Indicator.
If a fault occurs the visual Fault Indicator light will illuminate on the front of the Electronic Unit.
If a fault is detected, the fault detector will shut the Electronic Unit down to protect the internal workings of the unit, giving no power output to the bulb.
The Aqua-Sure UV Sterilizer unit is supplied with parts for setup options for most standered sizes of rigid solvent weld waste pipe and flexible hose.
Flexible Option – 4 Stepped Hosetails (Compatible hose with an internal diameter (ID) of 20mm (3/4″) -25mm (1″) 32mm- (1.25″) 38mm-(1.5″) flexi hose.) When connecting any form of flexible hose to a hosetail the internal diameter (ID) of the flexible hose will have to match one of the steps on the hosetail.
Always cut your hosetail to the correct size and de-burr the cut for maximum flow.
The hosetail setup doesn’t require any solvent welding; the hosetails will be secured to the threaded ports of the UV via a retaining nut. This setup allows the hosetail to be removed easily and ensures no seal is broken from the flexible hose to the hosetail.
Rigid Pipe Option – 43mmID Demountable Sockets (connecting to 43mmOD rigid pipe and fittings)
Rigid options will need to be solvent welded to ensure a water tight seal
What Size Unit Do I Need?
The table shows the size of pond a given Aqua-Sure Ultra Violet Sterilizer Unit will clear of green water algae. These are only recommended sizes although many customers have reported using our units on ponds of more than double our suggested pond sizes while still achieving superb results. For optimum results, all of the pond water should be pumped through the UV every 1.5 – 2 hours. Only water passed through the unit is treated, so ensure any water that is diverted (i.e. water features) passes through the Aqua-Sure Ultra Violet Sterilizer Unit first