What is Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System in Vortex Spas™?

The Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System is one of the great features Vortex Spas™ offers. Read this article to learn what this sanitising system is, how it works and how to maintain it.

Maintaining clean spa water is essential for a few key reasons, it promotes a safe and healthy environment and enhances the overall spa experience.

Vortex Spas™ was one of the first to use UV sterilisation in spas and swim spas. UV-C is used for purifying drinking water and sanitising public swimming pools.

In this article, you’ll learn:

What is Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier?

The Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier, also known as Crystal Clear UV Purification, is a sophisticated water treatment system that harnesses the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to ensure a clean and safe spa environment.

At its core, UV purification involves utilising specific wavelengths of light to neutralise harmful microorganisms present in the water.

The integration of the Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System into Vortex Spas™ involves a meticulously designed setup, such as the UV lamp, chamber, and bypass valve.

How Does Crystal Clear UV Purification Work in Spa Pools?

The scientific process of UV germicidal irradiation is at the heart of Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier. This method disrupts the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, effectively preventing them from reproducing.

The efficacy of UV light in targeting specific pathogens relevant to hot tub sanitation is a key advantage.

What are the Benefits of Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System?

The Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System provides numerous benefits, making it an excellent choice for purifying spa water in spa pools and swim spas including the following:

  • Reduced reliance on harsh chemicals. Crystal Clear UV Purification minimises dependence on traditional sanitising agents like chlorine and bromine.
  • Improved water clarity. The system contributes to sparkling, clear water, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.
  • Minimised risk of waterborne illnesses. By efficiently neutralising pathogens, the likelihood of waterborne illnesses is significantly reduced.
  • Lower maintenance requirements. The Purezone™ UV-C Automatic Water Purifier System simplifies maintenance routines, offering a hassle-free spa experience.

Watch: How to change the UV lamp in your spa

How to change the UV light in your Vortex Spa™

Changing the UV light in your Vortex Spa™ is a straightforward process that ensures the continued effectiveness of your Purezone UV-C Steriliser System.

We recommend replacing the UVC lamp every two years to keep it running effectively.

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a hassle-free maintenance procedure.

Step 1: Gather Necessary Tools

Before starting the process, make sure you have the following tools ready:

  • Cordless drill
  • Adjustable spanner and crescent wrench or pliers
  • Towel
  • Channel locks or pliers

Step 2: Turn Off Power

For safety, turn off the power to your spa before opening the cabinet. This minimises the risk of electrical accidents.

Step 3: Remove Cabinet Panel

  • Using the cordless drill, slowly and carefully remove the screws securing the cabinet panel.
  • Once the screws are removed, gently detach the cabinet panel, being mindful of any attached lights.
  • Disconnect the health indicator light and cabinet lights by unhooking the wires.

Step 4: Close Spa Valves

Identify the valves on either side of the UV sanitiser. Close both valves by removing the safety bar, pushing the valve handle down, and turning it clockwise.

Step 5: Open Valves and Remove Safety Bar

  • After completing the UV light replacement, twist the T-handle of the closed valves counterclockwise to open them.
  • Reinsert the safety bar to secure the opened valves.

Step 6: Remove the UV Light

  • Loosen the cord grip or gland using channel locks or pliers.
  • Carefully pull out the UV lamp, ensuring not to touch the glass part.
  • Disconnect the lamp power gently.

Step 7: Remove Gland and Sheath

  • Unscrew the gland to remove the quartz sheath.
  • The quartz sheath is spring-loaded and under tension, so handle it carefully.
  • Check for corrosion or water, indicating potential O-ring issues.

Step 8: Reassemble the UV-C System

  • Place the quartz tube back into the stainless steel tube, ensuring the O-ring is in place.
  • Tighten the cord grip or gland hand-tight or with pliers.
  • Reconnect the lamp, ensuring not to touch the glass part.
  • Push the lamp inside the globe and fasten the gland or cord grip hand tight.

Step 9: Reconnect Lights and Reinstall Cabinet

  • Reconnect the health indicator light and cabinet lights according to the marked connectors.
  • Carefully put the cabinet panel back in place, aligning the screw holes.
  • Secure the cabinet panel by tightening the screws with the cordless drill.

Step 10: Turn On Power

Once the cabinet is securely in place, turn the power back on for your spa.

Where can I buy a UV light replacement in New Zealand?

You can conveniently purchase a UV light replacement for your Vortex Spa™ from Spa Store™ online.

In summary

Whether you're a Vortex Spa™ owner or someone considering investing in one, the Purezone™ UV-C System is a valuable feature that prioritises health, convenience, and longevity.

Got questions? If you have any further questions about the Purezone™ UV-C System, please click the chat option at the bottom of this page or click the button below to contact us.

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