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Enzymes on an automated feed pump


Automated feed pump technology is simple, yet wonderfully dynamic. We at Next Generation Water Science encourage all of our commercial pool customers to feed their maintenance dose of our AAD Enzymes via an automated feed pump. Yes, you could pour in the weekly maintenance dose every week, but if you have automation, why?

Feed pumps never forget

Consistency is arguably the largest benefit of using automation in your pool system. We are human beings, and it’s not unusual for us to forget something now and again. With an automated feed pump, chemicals like chlorine and acid can be automatically fed into the system based on a signal from a sensor. For example, an ORP sensor knows what the pool’s conductivity is. If the ORP is dropping, the controller recognizes there is an increase in chlorine demand and adjusts the chlorine accordingly.

Operators cannot manually keep up with such real-time water chemistry. It would require constant testing and adjusting.

When it comes to our enzymes–Amino Acid Digester (AAD)–the product is a non-toxic, non-hazardous liquid that can be easily administered via automated feed pump. This allows for daily dosing of enzymes instead of manual pouring. It also gets the measurement exactly right, every time.

BECSys controllers and automated feed pump

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BECSys controllers show pool operators great information about their water chemistry.

We love BECSys controllers for a few reasons. First and foremost, they are reliable and easy for operators to use. BECS displays show valuable metrics of pool chemistry to help an aquatics director make informed decisions about how to treat their water. For example, you can know, in real time, the pH, ORP and Temperature of the water.

It also shows you the LSI and Ryzner indexes, Calcium hardness (ppm), alkalinity (ppm), and a time stamp.

The BECSys controller and its subordinate automated feed pumps serve to regulate pool chemistry. It allows for 24/7 chemical balancing of any liquids: chlorine, acid, and yes, AAD Enzymes.

Automated Feed Pump vs. Manual Pouring

In commercial pools, there is no fair comparison between pool automation and manual chemical pouring. Automation removes human error in measuring and dosing frequency. It also reduces the risk of spilling chemicals and reduces operator labor. Furthermore, chemicals are more effective when added frequently at smaller doses versus large doses infrequently. For AAD enzymes, manual pouring is a weekly task. That task could be automated and broken into daily dosing of smaller amounts.

For enzymes, feed pumps need to be calibrated to a very low setting. Unlike chlorine and acid–which can be fed in large increments–enzymes are fed in ounces at a time. Contact your pool service company for help in calibrating the feed pump and chemical controller to pull this off.

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Should I treat my pool with enzymes?

Do you have great water quality?

People ask us all the time “why should I treat my pools with enzymes?” To us, that’s not the right question to start with. Let’s start with where your water quality is now, versus where you would like it to be. Nobody has perfect water all the time, because bather loads and circumstances are ever changing. If you have water quality that you are happy with, you may not have a need to do anything different–enzymes included.

That said, if you are an operator always looking for better ways to achieve great results, or even greater results than you currently have, you may want to consider enzyme water treatment.

Not all enzymes are created equal

We work with customers all over the nation, and many of them have tried enzymes before we met them. We hear the same criticisms over and over, but it boils down to this: they were hoping for results that enzymes did not deliver. We get it, and we are not a company that wants to over-promise or under-deliver. Enzymes serve an important purpose in water management, but nothing more than that purpose.

Enzymes break down and digest non-living organics (bather waste). By handling the organic load in the water, it allows for better water clarity, chlorine efficiency, and overall water quality (feel, taste, smell, etc.). Just ask the swimmers who train in water treated with our enzymes.

Enzyme water treatment does the heavy lifting

before enzyme water treatment

Before Enzyme Water Treatment

after enzyme water treatment

Same pool, 48 hours later

Tired of backwashing all the time? Tired of all that wasted water (and chemicals that treated that wasted water)? How about the gunky filters, scum lines and cloudy pool water? Sick of fighting low ORP and high combined chlorine? Frustrated with your cost of chemicals and maintenance? If you are, consider enzymes…because all of those problems are symptoms of inadequate bather waste management.

Our enzyme water treatment product is called Amino Acid Digester (AAD). It is professional grade, formulated to handle the most extreme swimming pool bather loads. Sounds potent and strong (because it is), yet AAD is also NSF/ANSI Certified to Standards 50 & 60, which means AAD meets the NSF® drinking water safety standard. Powerful, yet drinking water safe.

If you have tried enzymes before, and you weren’t pleased with the results, it could have been for a number of circumstances…strength of product being only one of them. Talk to one of our authorized dealers or contact us directly for more information.