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Using colloidal silver to sanitize


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 We are currently using bromine in our Saluspa vinyl spa. It seems to work well, but we've been getting slippery slime on the floor.  On a hunch, I recently put in two cups of colloidal silver and the slime has disappeared.  (We have a CS generator, so it costs practically nothing.)

 How do other silver products work?  

 

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Silver will kill biofilms and algae but, like copper and zinc, is not a FAST ACTING sanitizer. Silver based algaecides have been on the market for many years. and the Nature 2 and Spa Frog products are silver based. However, none of these are a replacement for a fast acting residual sanitizer such as chlorine or bromine because the kill times for pathogens are too slow.

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