Free Copper Test Kit With Copper Electrodes
|Type||Automatic and Manual Operation|
Copper Electrode Dimensions:
Pool and Well Water Whole House Systems (2")
Length - 4"
Width - 2"
Depth - 6/16"
Spa and City Water Whole House Systems (1 1/2")
Length - 4"
Width - 1 1/2"
Depth - 6/16"
How To Test The Copper Level:
Test the pH first. If it is above 7.2, adjust it to 6.8 - 7.2 before testing the copper. If the pH is out of that range the copper test won't be accurate.
1) Make sure the plastic sample tube is clean and dry. Take a sample of water about 18" below the surface of the water - and away the return jets and skimmers
How often does the copper test kit need to be replaced?
The shelf life on the copper test kit is about 18 months. Since so much depends on the kits being accurate, ECOsmarte recommends replacing them every year.
How often do the copper electrodes need to be replaced?
Pool Systems - Every 1-3 years, depending on length of swimming season and other environmental factors
Spa Systems - Every 5-7 years
Home Water Systems (POE) - Every 5-7 years
How do I know when the copper electrodes need to be replaced?
Replace the copper electrodes if:
The electrodes are about 1/16" or less in thickness
The electrodes are wobbly on the screws
The electrodes have fallen off of the screws
What size copper electrodes do I need?
Pool Systems - For pools over about 15,000 gallons, 2" electrodes are needed.
Spa Systems - 1 1/2"
City Water POE - 1 1/2"
Well Water POE - 2"
Pool Systems - For pools under about 15,000 gallons, please determine the size needed by making either of the following measurements:
1) Measure the circumference of the electrode chamber. 2" chambers are almost 8" around, 1 1/2" chambers are about 6.5" around.
2) Measure the width of the titanium electrodes. The titanium electrodes never change size. The copper electrodes are the same width as the titanium electrodes
How To Replace the Copper Electrodes:
First, remove the old electrodes.
1) Shut of the water, pull the colored wires free of the metal tabs, and unscrew the electrode chamber carefully. If the chamber is too tight to unscrew by hand, use a strap wrench being careful not to crack the chamber.
2) Hold the chamber horizontally and loosen the screws holding the copper electrodes in place.
3) Tilt the chamber allowing the old electrodes to fall out - be careful not to scratch the titanium electrodes.
Installing the new electrodes:
1) Hold the chamber horizontal so that when you put in an electrode, it won't slide into one of the titanium electrodes, and put one of the new copper electrodes into the end of the electrode chamber. It will be a tight fit and you may need to force them in.
2) Balance the copper electrode over one of the screw holes and use an electric screwdrier or a drill with a screwdriver bit to put the screw up through the chamber hole and into the copper electrode.
3) Do the same for the other electrode.
4) Once the electrodes are tightly in place, put a bead of silicone around the rubber grommet on the outside of the chamber, to prevent leaking.
5) Allow the silicone to dry.
6) Replace the chamber in the plumbing, tightening it into place by hand.
Note: In Pool and Spa Systems, the electrode chamber needs to be put in so that the water flows over the copper electrodes first, titanium electrodes last. In City Water Point-of-Entry Systems, the titanium electrodes are first in the water flow, the copper electrodes are last.
7) Replace the colored wires, red and green to copper, black and white to titanium.
|Meter Model||Exact EZ|
Items needed to replace the copper electrodes