Is the Hydroxypure system 100% Chlorine free?

Yes. Unlike many other systems, Hydroxypure is totally chlorine free.

What is Perox sanitiser?

Perox is a formulated blend of hydrogen peroxide that has been developed to work in unison with the Hydroxypure system to ensure perfectly sanitised water at all times.

Why Hydrogen Peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the most powerful oxidizers known — stronger than chlorine, chlorine dioxide, and potassium permanganate.  

Will Hydrogen Peroxide bleach my hair?

No. The hydrogen peroxide formulated for use with Hydroxypure is different to that used for altering the colour of your hair. Without the action of an activating agent, hydrogen peroxide is unable to have a bleaching effect.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide safe?

Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural metabolite of many organisms, which decomposes into oxygen and water. H2O2 —> H2O + O2.Hydrogen peroxide is also formed by the action of sunlight on water — a natural purification system for our environment. Consequently, H2O2 has none of the problems of gaseous release or chemical odours.

Hydrogen Peroxide is registered as a chemical under GRAS(1-2,4) (Generally recognised as Safe) – This agency is part of the Food and Drug Administration in the USA (FDA).

USEPA(3) states that hydrogen peroxide is safe for food application at concentration lower than 1% or 1000mg/L, Hydroxypure System and Poppit Sanisiter recommend a concentration of 100 ppm (ten times lower) to keep the pool sanitise. And a concentration of 150 ppm (almost 7 times lower) to shock the pool.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide used in food processing?

Yes – Hydrogen Peroxide has been used within many food processing industries for many years. Hydrogen Peroxide has been approved by the USFDA (US Food & Drug Administration) for use in milk products for human consumption, as a preservative in concentrations of hundreds ppm and as a pharmaceutical for toothpastes, mouthwashes and other uses involving casual ingestion at thousands ppm. For example hydrogen peroxide is approved for use in milk products by the USFDA up to 500ppm, as a mouthwash in concentrations up to 3% (3000ppm) and in toothpaste up to concentrations of 30,000 ppm. 

Will asthma and/or allergy sufferers benefit from the Hydroxypure system?

Yes. The Hydroxypure system is the only water sanitisation system, which is endorsed by the National Asthma Council of Australia and approved for inclusion in its Sensitive Choice® program. Before a product is accepted by Sensitive Choice the product must be accepted by an independent Product Advisory Panel. The Panel is made up of a respiratory physician, a clinical and academic allergist, an industrial chemist, a general practitioner, a pharmacist, an engineer and a person with asthma (who has a biochemistry PhD).

Is the Hydrogen Peroxide used with the Hydroxypure system registered with the APVMA?

Yes – the registration number is 39380.  It is registered as a pool sanitiser. There is no requirement with this registered product to use any additional residual disinfectant. 

What role does the APVMA play within the swimming pool industry?

The APVMA is an Australian government statutory authority established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products into the Australian marketplace. This includes any chemicals that are used in swimming pool applications. 

Does the Hydroxypure system comply with the Australian Standards AS3633?

Yes – within the AS3633 both Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone are listed as safe water sanitising products.

Can Hydroxypure be used on public pools?

The Hydroxypure system has been tested to a far higher standard in commercial pools in Australia than the one listed by the EPA and has passed all requirements. In fact the tests revealed that the Hydroxypure system performed far better than chlorine for the same corresponding test periodbased systems. Applications for Hydroxypure to be approved for use on commercial pools in Australia and around the world are currently under way. Hydroxypure has been approved for installation in commercial pools in the Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and New Zealand.

What is the definition of a ‘public swimming pool or spa pool’?

Under the Public Health Act 2010, a public swimming pool or spa pool is defined as: ‘a swimming pool or spa pool to which the public is admitted, whether free of charge, on payment of a fee or otherwise, including:

(a) a pool to which the public is admitted as an entitlement of membership of a club, or
(b) a pool provided at a workplace for the use of employees, or
(c) a pool provided at a hotel, motel or guest house or at holiday units, or similar facility, for the use of guests, or
(d) a pool provided at a school or hospital’. The Act defines a spa pool as including any structure (other than a swimming pool) that:

a) holds more than 680 litres of water, and
b) is used or intended to be used for human bathing, and
c) has facilities for injecting jets of water or air into the water.

A swimming pool under the Act includes any structure that is used or intended to be used for human bathing, swimming or diving, and includes a water slide or other recreational aquatic structure.

A pool situated at private residential premises is not considered a public swimming pool or spa pool under the Act.

Residential strata pools are not within the definition of a “public swimming pool or spa”.


Can Hydroxypure be installed on my pool?

Hydroxypure can be installed with new pools, or easily retrofitted to existing salt and chlorinated pools. Any pool system can be easily converted to a Hydroxypure pool.

Do I need to empty my pool?

It is not absolutely necessary to remove the water from the pool, although Hydroxypure will not remove the salt from a salt water chlorinated pool. If you wish to remove salt as well as the chlorine you will have to empty the pool water. For pool owners who have a skin allergy or eczema, we would recommend that the pool is emptied and filled with freshwater.

There are some circumstances where it may be necessary to remove the water. For instance if the pool water has a chemical composition that may not be compatible with the Hydroxypure system such as some ioniser systems.

Who can install a Hydroxypure system?

Hydroxypure can only be installed by authorised specialists who have been trained and equipped to install and fine tune the system.


Does the system require an ongoing supply of chemicals?

Yes. Hydroxypure has simplified ongoing pool maintenance by narrowing down complex range of chemicals down to handful of specially formulated products which include Perox – a special blend of hydrogen peroxide specific to the Hydroxypure system, Hydrochloric acid, Perox Perfect and Perox Balance.

How do I test the pool for Perox?

A Perox test stripHydroxypure test kit is used to easily check residual levels of sanitiser in the pool, pH and Alkalinity. Hydroxypure specialists are equipped to professionally test all your pool water parameters.

Does the system require an ongoing maintenance?

The Hydroxypure system requires may require some calibrationfine tuning from time to time and annual maintenance – annually. Its probe requires cleaning approximately every 6 months and its chemical dosing tubes require annual replacement.And chemical supply needs to be checked and replaced. A Hydroxypure trained professional is suitably equipped to help maintain the system.


What are the running costs of the Hydroxypure system?

A Hydroxypure pool has similar higher running costs compared to liquid chlorinated pool. Hydroxypure pool however requires less supporting chemicals and water balancing required.