IonGuard Purification Systems & Accessories  

Click here for cooling tower applications

Click here for comprehensive pool & spa management area

IonGuard Electrode Assembly
IonGuard Electrodes


  • Algae and bacteria growth, corrosion, scale and biofilm accumulation in water lines and equipment
  • Deterioration of water lines and equipment from harsh chemicals
  • High electrical costs (heating and pumping equipment)
  • High chemical costs (chlorine, bromine, etc.)
  • Labor costs for cleaning, maintenance, and supervision
  • Complaints related to a harsh chemical odor (usually from chlorine) and resulting irritation, of the eyes and mucous membrane, bleached swimwear, hair discoloration, etc.
  • Care and maintenance Intensive

Each of these problems can be solved with the Triangular Wave Technologies Deposit Control and IonGuard Disinfection System. This highly effective system and method of maintenance has two basic components:

  • The deposit control microprocessor that produces an electromagnetic flied with the attached reaction chamber through which the-circulated pool water flows.
  • The IonGuard system that provides a purification for the water.

Details concerning these components follow. They function in combination to address the problems listed above.

Bacteria and algae must attach to something (such as pipes, equipment or pool walls, etc.) to feed and reproduce. The triangular wave electromagnetic field generated by the microprocessor prevents this by keeping bacteria and algae dispersed in the water. The second component of the Triangular Wave Technologies system is the IonGuard ionization purification unit that produces copper and silver ions, providing a proven method for the control of algae and bacteria. In combination, the electromagnetic fields and ionization electrodes produce an environment in which microorganisms cannot survive. Thus "chemical-free" method of treatment produces no negative effects on people, any damage to equipment, and no pollution of the environment. It is the safest known deposit control and purification system for controlling algae and bacteria and creates no undesirable side effects.

The Triangular Wave prevents this problem with its enhanced surfaces charge on particles in the water; thus causing them too repel from each other and from the surfaces of pipes and equipment. Bio-corrosion is prevented due to the fact that bio-film now cannot form on surfaces.

Many of the chemicals used In water treatment (chlorine especially) has the effect of causing PVC pipes to become brittle. Chemicals such as chlorine also reduce the useful life of other equipment and result in higher maintenance and replacement costs.

The electricity required for heating and pumping water can be a considerable expense. The Triangular Wave Technologies system reduces scaling and corrosion in the heating elements; and reduces electrical costs for heating water. Similarly, many pool, spas and decorative water feature operators feel the need to operate their pumps continuously to enhance the filtration process in an effort to produce water which has a clear appearance. As the Triangular Wave Technologies system creates clear water, the use of the pumps can be greatly reduced; usually to 1/3 or less of a routine operation. Additionally, as the corrosion and scale are eliminated, the pumps operate more efficiently, which results in reduced costs for electricity.

Chlorine treatment of swimming pools is not only costly, but also objectionable in terms of practical, aesthetic and health considerations. As a chemical, chlorine has a corrosive effect on pool lines and equipment thus resulting in replacement. Although chlorine has been the accepted standard for treating water (and in fact a minimum of residual level of chlorine is required in commercial and public pools), the smaller amounts will have less impact. 

The use of the Triangular Wave Technologies system will not totally eliminate the need for routine pool maintenance, but it will substantially reduce the time commitment and cost. The Triangular Wave Technologies microprocessor is virtually maintenance free. The IonGuard unit requires only routine inspection and periodic changes of the electrodes (usually annually depending upon usage). However, in contrast to the daily tasks of traditional pool maintenance, the tasks associated with the Triangular Wave Technologies Systems are truly minimal. This reduced maintenance feature permits the pool owner to enjoy the pool rather than only work on it. And in commercial situations, it reduces labor time and maintenance costs.

The chemical odor and other unpleasant odors are removed. Perhaps more significant than the odor control benefit, the water treatment produced by the Triangular Wave Technologies swimming pool systems, (although not recommended for drinking) is actually rendered to an acceptable level; in case of accidental ingestion. Finally, the cost savings on chemicals, electricity, labor, increased life cycles of equipment and other uses is sufficient enough to pay for the system in 18 months or less. In contrast to current pool maintenance program, the Triangular Wave Technologies system will result in significant cost savings. More importantly, it will provide you and your guests with a clean, odorless and healthier swimming environment.

The Triangular Wave Technologies System is designed to be coordinated and used in conjunction with the pool pump. This ensures automatic operation of the IonGuard system. Included with the system is a simple to use copper level test kit to determine the proper IonGuard settings. The Triangular Wave IonGuard System is a current source control devise, that will adjust it's output automatically to maintain the ion level over the useful life of the electrodes. This system provides a clean and attractive environment for you end your quests.

These are compelling reasons to select the Triangular Wave Technologies Deposit and IonGuard System for both residential and commercial swimming pools and other water features.

The Triangular Wave Technologies system is an advanced method for maintaining high quality water, bacteria free, algae free and chemical free. Triangular Wave Technologies make sense from an economical, operational and safety point of view.

The Triangular Wave IonGuard Purification System disinfects water through a process called ionization. That process utilizes a low voltage direct current [DC] to place precise and minute amounts of copper and silver ions into water systems. Copper ions kill algae and silver ions kill bacteria.

An ion is merely an electronically charged atom or group of atoms. An atom acquires this charge by gaining or losing electrons. Negatively charged electrons are one of the three major subatomic particles; the others being protons, which have a positive charge, and neutrons, which have no charge.

Ions in the Triangular Wave system are positively charged; algae, bacteria and other particles in the water are negatively charged. The positive to negative attraction allows the ions to attach to the organisms, penetrate their cell walls and kill them.

The IonGuard Purification System is an electrolytic copper/silver ion generator. The system units contain specifically cast copper/silver alloy electrodes. These electrodes are mounted in a PVC housing designed specifically for easy access.

When the system is used in conjunction with a filter, the dead bacteria with the silver ion attached to it will be large enough for the filter to remove. Normal filter backwashing will then remove the dead particles.

The criteria for copper and silver in water are as follows: The EPA standard for drinking water is 1.0 ppm (parts per million) maximum for copper and 50 ppb (parts per billion) maximum for silver. The system is programmed so that a water test showing 0.25 ppm to 0.35 ppm copper automatically provides the proper ratio of silver. This will produce drinking water quality in any water system treated. The system requires no chemicals in their function of controlling algae and bacteria.

A "current source" generator powers the IonGuard Purification System. "Voltage source" generators power other ionization units. In all ionization units, copper and silver ions plate off of the electrodes and enter the water. Over time, the electrodes will become smaller, and the gap between the electrodes will become larger. The current source generator will automatically compensate for the change in gap size; while the voltage source generators must be manually inspected and adjusted. The current source generators on the Triangular Wave IonGuard System offers trouble free operation.

We recommend that the IonGuard Purification System be installed downstream of a Triangular Wave Deposit Control System. The Deposit Control will keep the IonGuard System electrodes free of scale and other deposits for more effective results. And, at the same time, the Deposit Control System will help eliminate scale and bio-film deposits through the entire water system.

Without the Triangular Wave Deposit Control System in place, the ionization electrodes may develop either a layer of scale or oxidation. In either case, it is necessary to periodically clean the electrodes with an acid solution. The Deposit Control System eliminates the need for periodic cleaning.

About the technology behind the IonGuard System


Important: If you do not see the red Navigation bar at the top of this screen, please go to and then click Refresh or Reload in your browser.