A little about UV light.
Germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC) is a proven technology that’s been used for nearly 100 years in a variety of commercial and private applications. Its many uses include purifying municipal drinking and waste water, and purifying water for beverages such as juice and soda. Other applications include air purification, surface disinfection, and wound care.
UVC is one of the four spectrums of ultraviolet light and is known for its germicidal capabilities. When emitted at a wavelength of 253.7 nanometers, UVC destroys the DNA of germs and pathogens. Once the DNA of an organism is broken, it loses its ability to reproduce and the bacteria itself is rendered harmless.
UVC has been proven to kill microorganisms that cause influenza, strep throat, cold staph infections and tuberculosis in addition to drug-resistant pathogens like MRSA, C. diff, and VRE (three of the main culprits behind hospital acquired infections).
How does UV-C light work in our bathing systems?
Apollo’s UVC system, Remedy®, operates simply and automatically. From the moment the whirlpool motor is turned on, the whirlpool circulates bathwater (and bacteria released from residents during the bath) through Remedy’s® ultraviolet disinfecting chambers. This exposure to UVC light penetrates and destroys the bacteria. Clean water is circulated back into the tub, significantly reducing the chance for infection.