Liquid BACTERICIDE - ALGAECIDE
The Solution is Clear:
A Better Way!
No More RUINED HAIR, DRY SKIN, or BURNING EYES!
A Direct Replacement for Chlorine or Bromine Treatment!
Chlorine and Bromine Free Spas & Hot Tubs!!
Who can relax in a vat of TOXIC CHEMICALS? Don't swim or soak in all those offensive chemicals any longer!
RainForest Blue is an EPA Registered LIQUID Spa & Hot Tub Bactericide & Algaecide. EPA REG. #70845-1, EPA EST. #70845-FL-001
Safe, Odorless, Non-Toxic, Non-Irritating, Non-Allergenic.
THIS PRODUCT WORKS!
|This EPA Registered Product keeps pools, hot tubs, and spas clean and clear without
using harsh chemicals. One bottle treats an average hot tub for about 4-6 months.
A Superb Bactericide and Algaecide.
Tests, such as the University of Maryland Report on Rain Forest Blue, have shown that Rain Forest Blue kills cholera, pseudomonas, e-coli, salmonella, shigella (Montezuma's Revenge) and other forms of coliform bacteria as well as yellow, green, brown, and black algae.
Kills bacteria and algae, yet is harmless to people and pets. Unlike regular chemicals, Rain Forest Blue is easy on your hair, skin, and eyes, and is safe and worry free for you and your family.
Soft, Clean Water with NO Chemical Odors and Irritation.
Controls calcium levels (and other hard water minerals) resulting in low maintenance. Calcium buildup causes unsightly stains and damage to your spa/hot tub equipment. Rain Forest Blue removes calcium from your water reducing or eliminating this damage, leaving your water soft and conditioned.
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Rain Forest Blue is an EPA Registered pool, spa and hot tub bactericide and algaecide used instead of chlorine and bromine.
Your water becomes non-toxic, non-irritating, non-allergenic, and odor-free. No more ruined hair, ruined swimsuits, dry skin, or red eyes - just nice soft water!
This product is safe and effective without using poisonous chemicals like chlorine or bromine. Rain Forest Blue kills bacteria and algae by disrupting the cell structure and chemical makeup of these organisms, killing them in a safe and mild way that is non-toxic to people or pets!
Through a special manufacturing process, unique copper based ingredients (Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Solution) are bound with Rain Forest Blue exclusive active agent, "ENVIRON 4H2O." ENVIRON 4H2O is a non-toxic proprietary carrier agent "that itself has certain bactericidal properties." see University of Maryland Biotechnology Report
Rain Forest Blue is applied directly into your water introducing a harmless copper ion (Cu2+) that attracts to bacteria (-) and algae (-) organisms disrupting cell structure inhibiting the respiratory and reproductive cycles. The copper ion is harmless to people and pets, but deadly to bacteria and algae. The amount of copper that Rain Forest Blue introduces (0.6-0.8 PPM) is actually less than the drinking water standard for copper in the United States (1.3 PPM).
Copper has been used for hundreds of years as a natural bactericide. Drinking vessels were sometimes made of copper. Copper coins were placed in water barrels to help inhibit stagnation. The American settlers used this technique while crossing the plains, although no one knew why it helped. Rain Forest Blue developed a new way to use a time proven technology.
To start, simply discontinue use of your previous treatments, and start using Rain Forest Blue. Just pour in the correct amount. There is no special preparation or treatment except to run your pump and filter full time for the first couple of days and clean the filter each day. After that, run your pump and filter as you normally would.
Rain Forest Blue maintains lower calcium levels reducing or eliminating hard water damage leaving your water nice and soft with no odor. Rain Forest Blue binds with calcium (and other dissolved solids and minerals) in water forming a larger calcium particle that is caught by your filter. These particles are then flushed out during normal cleaning. Your water becomes conditioned and soft.
Rain Forest Blue is a primary bactericide and algaecide and is used instead of chlorine and bromine. Except for an occasional shock, it is the only bactericide and algaecide you should need. You shouldn't need other chemicals as a normal maintenance item unless you have source water or other problems. You may use other products with Rain Forest Blue such as shocks or pH adjusters (maintain your pool between 7.2-7.8 pH), but the use of other bactericides, algaecides, stabilizers, metal adjusters, flocculants, or clarifiers are not needed or recommended. Unless you have source water problems, the only thing you should ever need to use in your pool is Rain Forest Blue, along with an occasional shock.
Yes, however you will need to run your pump and filter 24 hours a day and clean your filter twice a day for up to 4 days (usually 1-2) to completely remove the residuals left by these products. Your water will clear as Rain Forest Blue begins to take control of the water.
(Please Read and Follow All Directions)
Thank you for choosing Rain Forest Blue, the finest pool and hot tub/spa bactericide and algaecide available anywhere. Starting Rain Forest Blue is easy. Simply start and continue using Rain Forest Blue according to instructions, and discontinue use of your current treatment methods. You're sure too enjoy the benefits of soft, conditioned water, free of harsh and irritating chemicals like chlorine & bromine.
This User's Guide provides all necessary information and instructions for the use of Rain Forest Blue in spas and hot tubs. IMPORTANT: Please read this User's Guide and all other materials and labels, and follow all instructions, guidelines and recommendations, BEFORE you use this product.
HOT TUB User Guide
Test Kit Instructions & Tips
A copper test kit is needed to maintain the proper level of Rain Forest Blue. The "normal" test kits people have test for chlorine, bromine, pH, calcium hardness, and/or alkalinity.
Determine your spa or hot tub water volume. Follow startup instructions in this guide adding the appropriate amount of Rain Forest Blue. After the pump circulates the water to evenly mix the product (aprox. 20 min.), test the water. Take the sample 12-18" below the surface, following instructions in the test kit. Applied at the correct amount, you should have a reading of 0.8 PPM. You may notice that light reflecting into the color may cause the sample to be somewhat difficult to read. If you read the sample in even light, as in a kitchen, this reflection will be minimized. You should be able to determine the reading.
Each week re-test the water and add the appropriate amount or Rain Forest Blue to achieve a 0.6 - 0.8 PPM copper reading. Store the test kit in a cool dark place. Leaving it in the heat will break down the reagents causing inaccurate readings. Do not freeze.
About Water Chemistry.
About This Product.
The information contained in this User's Guide is, to the best of our knowledge, reliable and accurate. Suggestions contained herein are the opinion of HydroTech Solutions, Inc., dba Rain Forest Blue. You should determine for yourself whether these products are suitable for your application and objectives. Rain Forest Blue and Environ Intercontinental, LTD. makes no guarantee of satisfactory results from reliance upon this Guide and disclaims any liability for any resulting loss or damage. This information is not intended to supercede or conflict with federal, state, or local statues or regulations.
Note: Rain Forest Blue has been tested extensively for its ability to kill bacteria and algae. Quoted below are excerpts and references from one such study performed at the University or Maryland of the effects of Rain Forest Blue on the cholera bacteria strains Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139 in aqueous systems. The product was tested under the trade name "ENVIRON 4H2O." References listed at end of report.
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Center of Marine Biotechnology
"Effects of ENVIRON 4H2O [Rain Forest Blue], a Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Solution, on the Ultrastructure and Survival of Vibrio cholerae01 and 0139, 1994."
"ENVIRON 4H2O is a copper sulfate pentahydrate which is bound to a non-toxic carrier to keep the copper in solution. The effects of ENVIRON 4H2O on culturability of Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139 were determined. The electron micrographs of the Vibrio cells before and after exposure to ENVIRON 4H2O demonstrated that ENVIRON 4H2O flocculated the bacterial cells. By conducting scanning electron microscopy, defect in the bacterial cell wall was observed."
"Copper is required for growth of bacteria at low concentrations but will cause a number of toxic cellular effects when intracellular levels reach certain limits (Cooksey, 1993). Copper is a component of certain proteins, notably those involved with respiration (Lontie, 1984). Copper becomes toxic within the cell due to its ability to catalyze adverse chemical side-effects such as generation of free radicals (Simpson et. al., 1988). These active compounds can damage intracellular proteins, lipids, and DNA. In addition, copper can directly bind to proteins, linking to sulhydryl groups on the protein molecules, and inhibit normal enzymatic metabolic functions. While copper is an essential element, it also can cause significant stress for the organism, causing injury and/or bactericidal activity (MacLeod, et. al., 1967; Domek, et. al., 1984)."
"Cupric sulfate is a widely used inorganic salt, long known to be an effective bactericide and algaecide and has been used as a feed additive and therapeutic agent for agricultural applications (Foye, 1977). Under normal environmental conditions, copper ions are bound and immobilized by many different organic and inorganic compounds making copper unavailable to inhibit microbial growth (Tubbing, et. al., 1994)."
"ENVIRON 4H2O is a suspension of copper sulfate complexed to a carrier molecule that itself has several distinctive properties which aid in the bacteriacidal process. The proprietary carrier molecule is a more effective delivery system for copper sulfate and enhances its ability to control bacterial and algal growth by enhancing its stability in aqueous systems."
"ENVIRON 4H2O is a product designed to control pathogenic microorganisms in water."
"If the water to be treated is drinking water or natural water that is low in organic matter, pH neutral with a low buffer capacity, the amount of ENVIRON 4H2O employed can be minimal with a longer exposure time. If the water to be treated is a polluted water, the amount used and exposure time should be large and long enough to destroy pathogenic organisms. This will depend on the degree of how polluted the water, probability of contamination with pathogenic bacteria, purpose for which the water will be used after treatment."
"For drinking water or natural water, 1.0 PPM of ENVIRON 4H2O and one hour exposure is sufficient to kill Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139."
"For polluted water where high concentration of contamination is present and large numbers of bacteria are present, the recommended dose of ENVIRON 4H2O for Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139 is 25-30 PPM for two hours or 1.0 PPM for more than 24 hours."
END OF REPORT. ENVIRON 4H2O is sold under the name "Rain Forest Blue."
Cooksey, D. A. (1993). Copper uptake and resistance in bacteria. Mol. Microbiol. 7(1): 1-5
Domek, M.J., LeChavallier, M. W., Cameron, S.C., and McFeters, G. A. (1984). Evidence for the role of copper in the injury process of coliform bacteria in drinking water. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 48: 289-293.
Foye, W.O. (1977). Anti-microbial activities of mineral elements. In: Microorganisms and Minerals (Weinberg, E.D., Ed.) pp. 387-419. Marcel Dekker. New York, NY.
Lontie, R. (1984). Copper Proteins and Copper Enzymes. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
MacLeod, R.A., Kuo, S.C., and Gelinas, R. (1967) Metabolic injury to bacteria. Metabolic injury induced by distilled water or Cu2+ in the plating diluent. J. Bacteriol 93: 961-969.
Simpson, J.A., Cheeseman, K.H., Smith, S.E. and Dean, R.T. (1988). Free radical generation by copper ions and hydrogen peroxide. Biochem. J. 254: 519-523.
Tubbing. D.M.J., Admiroal, W., and Cleven, Rob F.M.J. (1994). The contribution of complexed copper to the metabolic inhibition of algae and bacteria in synthetic media and river water. Water Research. 28(1): 37-44
Water Chemist's Statement:
1) Product Chemistry: The product incorporates
the copper metal in its ionic form, Cu++. This ion is surrounded via partial polar ionic
bonds by a specially formulated (environmentally safe) binder which does not allow the
copper to react with the minerals found in pool, hot tub and potable water supplies. The
product allows the copper to remain in solution until it is metabolized by either bacteria
or algae. Once metabolized, the product inhibits the reproductive cycle of the bacteria
thereby killing the organism.
3) Metallic Content: As mentioned previously,
the product contains metallic copper in its ionic form, Cu++. In dosage levels, the copper
content in solution is below the allowable levels for drinking water in the United States.
5) Precipitation of Dissolved Solids: The product binds with calcium and other dissolved solids and other minerals in pool and hot tub water precipitating them out of solution by filtration.
6) As with all products, and I mean all, bacterial strains can become immune to any type of biocide. For this reason, I recommend applying a shock treatment to any pool, hot tub or spa, from time to time in order to prevent bacterial immunity, but a constant residual of chlorine or bromine is not needed in order for the product to work effectively.- Ft. Myers, FL..
Rain Forest Blue. EPA Registered Non-Chlorine, Non-Bromine Pool and Spa Bacteriacide and Algaecide. Registration #70845-1, Establishment #70745-FL-001