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HydroFLOW Dramatically Reduces Algae Growth

In May of 2015, we were approached by a California vineyard suffering from severe algae growth in its irrigation ponds, which caused them maintenance problems in their filtration stations. They were also spending large amounts of money on alternative algae reduction methods (including copper sulfate and tilapia fish) which were only marginally effective.

We installed a HydroFLOW water conditioner and ran a five-month test. After only two months, the reduction in algae growth was visibly dramatic without the addition of copper sulfate or tilapia. In addition, the backwash process time was reduced from 10-15 minutes pre-HydroFLOW to 3-5 minutes post-HydroFLOW.

At the end of the 5-month test, results were as follows:

  • HydroFLOW retained algae growth within desired levels
  • Compared to the copper sulfate and tilapia fish treatment methods, the bacteria and algae CFU counts in the HydroFLOW treated pond were over 90% lower
  • Savings associated with lessened chemical usage, reduced backwash and reduced maintenance costs, resulted in an estimated 1.5 year return on investment

HydroFLOW water conditioners are environmentally friendly devices that have been distributed throughout the world for many years, but only recently entered the U.S. market. Over twenty years ago, Hydropath Holdings, located in the U.K., invented a process that treats fluids by inducing a robust yet harmless signal of 150kHz throughout plumbing systems made of any material. The pipe, and/or the fluid inside of it, acts as a conduit which allows the signal to propagate. The induction of the signal prevents scale and biofilm from accumulating inside plumbing systems and gradually removes existing deposits. This preventative action significantly reduces energy, chemical, water and maintenance costs which extends the service life of equipment and pipes.