Remington Solar Chlorine-Free “Sun Shock”

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Would you spend $129 to save $300-$500 in chlorine costs? ….and give your baby, your family, and yourself the gift of clean, pure, algae-free pool water. Seriously. And we guarantee it. Reduce your chlorine consumption by as much as 80%. Even though we’re saving you a fortune in chlorine and chemical expenses, swimming in natural chemical-free water has some other fantastic benefits. No bleached hair and bathing suits. No harmful chemicals in the water. Just water. OWNER’S MANUAL


Using a safe and effective low power output, the Remington Solar Chlorine-Free Sun Shock acts as a trickle charger to generate ions from the sunlight. It also collects undesirable minerals such as calcium and iron. The Sun Shock pool ionizer protects against microorganisms by transforming your water into biologically healthy and algae-resistant mineral water. Never again will you worry about damage to hair, skin, or eyes. (Free Delivery – Continental United States. 90 Day Warranty…Guaranteed to work)

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This solar water purifier protects against microorganisms by transforming your water into biologically healthy and algae-resistant mineral water. Using a safe and effective low power output, the Remington Solar water purifier acts as a trickle charger to generate ions from the sunlight. Works great in either salt-water or non-salt water pool systems!

Enjoy swimming in the clearest, cleanest, softest water imaginable, without the unpleasant smell or taste of chlorine! The Remington Solar Pool Sun Shock water purifier is the only purifier that, in addition to generating beneficial mineral ions, collects undesirable minerals such as calcium and iron. This has the effect of softening your water. The sacrificial mineral electrode is designed to slowly erode away, and in the process will form a scale buildup which will require occasional cleaning. One Sun Shock (per 22,000 gallons or less pools) will keep your pool free from algae. (You will need 2 if your pool is above 22k gallons). Similar to the Floatron product, Remington Solar has duplicated this cutting edge technology at a price that makes sense. Reduce your chlorine consumption by as much as 80%. Note: While Chemical-Free Sun Shock is extremely effective in killing algae and keeping your pool crystal clear, we recommend using a small (2 to 3 parts per million) of sanitizer to keep your pool microbe-free. You may still use small quantities of chlorine, bromine, or other non-chlorine sanitizer. It’s the large expensive quantities of chlorine that you no longer need to keep your pool crystal clear.(Free Delivery in the Continental United States)


45 reviews for Remington Solar Chlorine-Free “Sun Shock”

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is a miraculous product! Purchased from Costco this summer. Completely solved a green algae problem that chlorine and endless brushing would not. I have two units in my 27,500 gallon pool and it has never looked better in 20 years. Crystal clear, indeed! Yes, cleaning the electrodes is a bit of a pain, but I use my utility sink – and gloves are a must. The Cu levels never registered on the strips – not a good test, I think. I do keep a tablet in a skimmer. My cyanuric acid levels are a bit high from tablets over the years, but no adverse effects from the ionizers.

    Now the units are out of the pool for the winter: should I just clean them, reassemble and leave them upside down in the basement?

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Kristina M Valentine

    This product may work for some..but what I have found out is that if you are a blonde and your hair gets that hint of green..well then there is probably to much chlorine in the pool..well bought this product early this season..water looked great..but then after it being in for maybe a month and weekly cleaning it..noticed my hair started turning that hint of green color..had water tested and no chlorine..even though I had a floater with 2 tabs of chlorine in it..the copper over took the after looking it up..copper attaches to the protein and well for most blondes it will then turn your hair green..after clarifying a few times my hair is back to hint of I feel like I wasted my money..great it worked for other people..but if you are a blonde and your hair starts to get that hint of green..take it is not worth it..

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Sorry about that! However, the amount of copper in the pool is truly minuscule. We get asked about blonde hair and copper, but the reports of it actually being a problem is rare to none. (You are the first we’ve actually heard of this). Anything is possible, but we appreciate your feedback.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    We bought our ‘Sun Shock’ in June of 2016 at Costco for our 22 000 gallon pool. Every year in spring we had to fight green algae and our Pool man charged us extra for maintenance and cleaning.
    In the same year – 2016 – we retired and started cleaning our own pool which was not easy until we bought the Sun shock. One chlorine tablet each week together with the cleaning of the sun shock and the daily running of the pool cleaner for 6 hours. This is all what is necessary, no measuring of chemicals – in any case, the chlorine content is so minimal it does not indicate on a conventional kit. Recently we installed our 3rd. copper anode and because we can not imagine to live without the Sun Shock we bought one more just in case.
    The additional benefit apart from super clean water is the lower cost of running the pool.
    Thank you for a super invention.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thanks for the excellent feedback!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought this product hoping it would work. I have a 16,000 gal pool that I’ve struggled keeping algae free for years . Last year I even had it acid washed and while that cleaned it for the season, this year the algae was back and due to the rough surface was even harder to clean. The solar sun shock has been in the pool one week and I LOVE it! Even areas that I had not been able to get algae free are clean, without chemicals or scrubbing. I highly recommend the solar sun shock and just wish I had found it sooner.
    Thanks for a great product.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary M

    will this work in a hot tub?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Yes. But leave it in for about one week per month.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Wittemeyer

    I am going on my 3rd summer using this device and it is absolutely amazing. When I open the pool for the summer I use one 5 gallon jug of chlorine and maintain the pool with 3″ chlorine tablets in a floater along with the Remington Solar Pool Ionizer. The pool has been crystal clear for over 2 years now. I no longer need algaecide chemicals for the pool. In my experience, it is virtually impossible for the algae to grow with the Remington Solar Pool Ionizer and purifier floating in the pool. I love it because there is very little maintenance to keep the pool crystal clear.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5


    I bought my Remingston Solar Pool Ionizer last summer. It cleared the water fine. I like it very much. The only problem I seem to have is small amounts of algae under ladder and on north side wall. Brushing usually helps, but it returns.
    There seems to be sweeps of dirt on bottom. When I brush it, it looks cloudy in that area. I don’t know if that’s algae. I have only added Shock and tabs in the floater. I have a sand filter.
    I needed to buy a new rod. I have not cleaned the rod weekly as it doesn’t look like it needs it. It’s difficult to clean the rod with the coil around it as it doesn’t come off. What’s the best way to clean the rod? I’m going to test my Ionizer in a jar of water and see if it’s working.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Hmm. Maybe your water is not moving underneath your ladder the way it should. Your copper anode should need cleaning, at least after a couple of weeks. If not, then I’m wondering if it’s working. Is it in the direct sun for at least 5-6 hours per day? Or is it in the shade? (It needs to be in the sun for it to actually put copper in your water. If not, it won’t kill algae.) Contact if you still have questions.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have had this device in my pool for almost a year now, July of 2016 and the water clarity has never been better. We use a LOT LESS chlorine tabs, we do shock the pool when it needs it and the rest is real simple. I never check the copper level with the strips and we do just fine. The customer service is out of this world, BEST EVER. Catherine, always gets back to me by email the same day or the next day with an answer to my question or concern. I have dealt with P**tair and H**ward and will NEVER buy another one of their products. because of TERRIBLE customer service.
    We don’t use any of the chemicals that we purchased to have clear,algae free pool water. It only takes a few minutes to clean the anode and I’m done for anther week.I don’t have to deal with the local pool store that always wants to sell me something that I don’t need.
    I could go on and on about Remington Solar product, but after reading all the great reviews,they say it all.
    I’m sticking with Remington Solar, they are the best.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      No, YOU are awesome! Thanks for the kind words.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    OMG I love this solar product, it’s great! haven’t had to add any to pool in three weeks but a chlorine tab. I’m in CA> and it is Springsummer. Only thing is when you clean the copper core …wear gloves ! Your hands turn green.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thanks for the kind email. Yes, cleaning the anode can be a bit messy. Also, you may try cleaning it outside with water running on it. Seems to work better that way instead of dry with dust and residue.

  10. Rated 1 out of 5

    stan stelmach

    installed in 13,000 in ground pool. The pool was crystal clear with zero algae. In less than 20 minutes, the pool water turned a dark purple color. Went to Leslie Pool Supplies to test water. They indicated nothing was really unbalanced but advised to add powder/powder plus and see if the purple dissipates.
    I wish I never bought this product

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      You have cyanuric acid in your pool The Sun Shock states you should not use cyanuric acid or other chemicals in your pool The good news is the purple should dissipate.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marian harrison

    I loved it after lots of problems it made keep the pool clean easy. Took out this fall.covered pool wit solar cover. 2 tablets every 3 or four days.Stayed clean except for leaves in bottom this winter, but now pH is extremely high and copper levels testing high. Emptyed out 1/2 water and refilled but both still extremely high. Pool people sold me something like baking soda for ph….better but copper still testing extremely high. What should I do?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      The high copper reading should not cause you any concern. If your pool is clear now, with high copper readings, take your Sun Shock out for a while. Contact if you have further concerns or questions.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Rose

    I have an 18,000 gallon pool at my house in Orlando, FL. and have been using the ionizer since June of 2016 and love it. We haven’t had any algae problems since putting it in the pool and I only use 2 tabs a week of chlorine. No more nasty chlorine smell from the water. Great product!

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thank you for the kind words. If you ever have any problems or questions, please contact

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Timothy Steinmuller

    I got mine about half way through the season last year. Within two weeks I was amazed at the difference in my pool. Algae was almost completely gone and stayed gone. Love this product and have recommended it to others. Thank you, thank you love it.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi. Can we use this in our pond with fish and a few frogs? Is there a safe copper level to maintain?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      No problem at all.

  15. Rated 1 out of 5

    Cliff Smith

    Now that I’ve had the unit for 6 months or so I am completely dissatisfied. The anode is shot. This indicates it will take 2 a year. The bottom of the basket ate through. I would have to replace that too The anode is very messy to clean up and this must be done often. The way it’s working out for me chlorine is cheaper and cleaner to deal with. Also the test strips don’t work. All that said, the unit did work, it’s just not worth the overall expense to me.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      contact Something is not right. We’ll make it right.

  16. Rated 4 out of 5


    I’m in Los Angeles, bought the sun shock from in August 2016. We had a pretty hot summer. However, it’s been algae free and pool maintenance has dropped tremendously, on both cleaning and buying pool chemicals. I do have a couple of questions I hope someone can answer. When I use the test strip, the color is lighter than 0.1 indicator printed on the bottle. What is the ideal number I need to be at? When it reaches that number, I am supposed to take the ionizer out of the pool, correct?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Actually you can leave it in and you’ll be fine.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Mee

    Well, so far so good after one month.
    However, the solar separated from from the float after one week. I believe there should be a better way to attach then the four adhesive strips.
    Second…. for some reason this addition stopped the bees from using my pool for their water nest building. Gosh, is that nice!

  18. Rated 1 out of 5

    Peter Harris

    Does not work. Have placed in pool for over a month. Pool still turned green. The test strips show no levels of copper in the pool. When you place the test strip in the copper rod, it shows high copper. Could this be a faulty solar panel? The pool is also under a mosquito screen, but gets full sunlight daily.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Sounds like your unit is not working properly. The best way to tell if it’s working and putting copper in your pool is to put the Sun Shock in a clear glass of water (just the copper part, of course, with or without the basket). Hold the unit up to the sun. See if you can see small bubbles (will look almost like a mist) coming off the coils. If so, your unit is working fine. The other test is if your pool is clear! If it’s green, contact customer support at

  19. Rated 3 out of 5

    Gary Krymer

    This solar ionizer works great! I have a 28,000 gal. pool in San Diego and have had issues with green algae in certain areas of our pool. I installed the ionizer in April, and in less than 2 weeks all the algae was gone. Even in the tough corners that I could never get completely free of algae. I still use a floater with 2 tabs per week during the summer, but I had been using about 6 tabs. My only concern now is I noticed the basket and the underside of the unit has gotten a lavender build up on them. I noticed this the first time I cleaned the unit, about 1 week after installing. I didn’t think too much about it then because it wasn’t causing any discoloration in my pool, just crystal clean water. About a week ago I noticed my pool vac hose, I have a Kreepy Krauly that stays in my pool year round, and my tile at the water level and my spa spillway getting the lavender film/discolored. This just happened in the last week and I’ve had the unit in since April, same chlorine tabs, same shock, no change in any way. I shock about once every three weeks. It won’t brush or rub off. It only discolors the hose on the top area of the hose, not the underneath portion or any of the hose that is always under water. Same with the tile, only discolored at the water line, approx. 3/4″ band around the pool perimeter. This is probably due to the pool water level changing daily due to evaporation and then my refilling the pool once or twice a week to the proper level. Also, my spa spillover has the same lavender discolor due to the fact that it only has water in the spillover when the pool pump is going and then is dry or now out of the water so the film now develops. Why has this started happening now and not since the beginning? Except, it always had this lavender buildup on the units basket and underside. I just took the ionizer out of the pool today and left it out and put shock into the pool to see if this helps remove the discolor. Please respond.

    Thanks, Gary

    By the way, I’ve told a buddy of mine about this product and he is just so thrilled how well it works! He just put his in his pool about a month ago.

    If you can figure out how to solve my discolor problem, I’ll need a second copper anode soon. How can I get one?

    Last week I’d have given it a 5 star rating if it didn’t start this discoloring of my hose and tile. I’ll revise my rating later if you have an answer for me.

  20. Rated 2 out of 5

    Bryer keane

    In a 25,000 gallon rock pond/pool with 2 ionizers why is the mustard algae growing? Should I be using a copper based algeaside as well? I also have 3 tabs in a floater.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Please check to see if your ionizers are working properly. The best way to tell if it’s working and putting copper in your pool is to put the Sun Shock in a clear glass of water (just the copper part, of course, with or without the basket). Hold the unit up to the sun. See if you can see small bubbles (will look almost like a mist) coming off the coils. If so, your unit is working fine. The other test is if your pool is clear! If it’s green, contact customer support at

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael A Cervone

    great no green pool only like to know where to buy parts when they wear out

    • Murray Smith (verified owner) Look for accessories

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Keough

    I love, love, LOVE this product. Live in Orange, CA, and have a small above ground pool (3,300 gallons). Never has my pool kept so free of algae before. (We’ve had this brand of pool for 15 years continuously and have always had issues with algae build up so quickly that I was constantly brushing the walls and bottom and shocking the water. Lots of work for an older lady like me. This product has made my life with this pool almost miraculous! My husband is amazed… so am I! He’s even telling people at work, who have pools, about this… it is truly amazing. One thing I noticed is that MY unit now seems to be getting this black stuff on the anode and spring, yuck! Is there a reason for this “black” debris to be forming along with the greenish blue accumulation? (Just curious… it’s a little more messy to remove from the unit but still beats what I had been used to doing…) Still, would like to know what you think. Maybe others have had similar issues too. Thanks for a super great product!!! I look forward to more of these advances for making our lives easier… keep up the great work!!!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Schmitt

    6 weeks now, I only have one 3″ tablet in the floater in a 46,000 gallon pool. I have two of the Sun Shocks, and it took me a few weeks to get the water balanced. I can’t say enough good things about this thing. I was shocking once a week, and had to keep 3 tabs in the floater to keep the green algae at bay and the water clear. The water now is crystal clear and tastes like bottled water. Two of my friends have bought them in the past month. They love them too.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam Salting

    I’ve spent a lot of money buying pool shock and algaecide which is a constant problem with somebody who lives in Clovis, CA where the temp during summer is 100++ degrees.I’ve has this product in my pool for a week now and so far U don’t have any alage in my pool! My water is super clear and normally I will get algae in my pool aftet 3-4 days.I am very impressed with this product and I higly recommend it to all pool owners.The amount of money you will save is definitely huge just by using this product.I got mine at Costco online for $99.

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    John D.

    Just purchased this unit. Do I need to use any chlorine at all? I have a salt pool. Thanks!

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Just turn your chlorinator down.

  26. Rated 1 out of 5

    john storms

    Has little practical value – there is no way to keep a low chlorine level sustained over a long period,
    this device does not completely eliminate the need for chlorine just lowers the amount needed –
    somewhat misleading marketing to say this device eliminates the entire need for any chlorine in a pool.
    even salt water pool use the salt to generate chlorine – the main disinfectant for outdoor pools.
    adds expense and complexity with no real world practical value for most applications.
    I am beginning to question all the 5 star reviews

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      We still recommend that you keep a floaty of chlorine tabs. So yes, it is designed to reduce your chlorine use by 85% or more. It is even possible for your pool to turn green after rain events, dust events, or something else. Our product is not like a “bleach” that just simply kills everything. It is a balancing act that takes a little time and patience. The reviews are real, but algae still happens sometimes. That’s why our incredible customer support person, Catherine, will be available almost any time for your questions and to help you.

  27. Rated 1 out of 5

    Mark W

    Purchase Sun Shock from Costco. Arrived quickly and I put it together (easy) and placed into pool which was perfect for weeks already.
    Four days later after a storm pool was completely green.
    Please help troubleshoot as I do not know whether to use it again.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thank you for posting this. Shock your pool gently with chlorine. Keep the Sun Shock in your pool. Don’t add any other chemicals. Contact us if you pool gets green again.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s an excellent product, I recommend it.

  29. Rated 1 out of 5


    We’ve had the unit in our pool for three weeks. Cleaned the copper unit twice with no problem. Last Saturday cleaned the copped unit with brush per directions. Put unit back into pool. Pool water tested with both strips and pool test chemical kit and chlorine was perfect. Later in day a little cloudiness started to form in deep end. Got up Sunday morning and pool water was totally green in color and cloudy. Water tested for chlorine status and tests were perfect. Took “Sun Shock” unit out of pool. Added six scoops of chlorine granules and ran pump circulation for five hours. Green water finally disappeared and pool water color back to normal. No one used pool Saturday or Sunday, so no body creams or chemicals in pool. Possibly Remington company can provide explanation as to what happened. Have not put unit back into pool and water still clear and pristine.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thank you for the question. Here’s the deal. The Sun Shock is not like a chlorine bleach that simply kills everything. It is a balancing act of chemistry in your pool. If there is a rain or dust event, or even certain chemicals or minerals in your pool water, ionization (what our product does) can create imbalances. We recommend doing exactly what you did. Shock gently with chlorine, then keep your Sun Shock in the pool. If you see cloudiness, run your filter twice as long as you normally would for the next couple of days. You should be good to go. We can’t promise you that will never happen again, but the copper that Sun Shock puts in your pool should be a good inhibitor to algae growth. Work the process, and over time, you will be pleased. Always feel free to contact if you have any questions.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack Jaeger

    How often is brushing and Cu testing needed?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      We recommend cleaning every 10 days or so. (We’ve heard some folks say it’s a messy job. Heck, just hold it over your flower beds and rinse it off. Then brush it. No big deal!). Sometimes the testing strips can be thrown off by other chemicals in your pool. While we believe them to be fairly accurate, the best “test strip” is your pool water itself. If it turns green, contact us.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miles (verified owner)

    I’ve had mine since April 2015 (San Diego) and my 67,000 gallon pool is been crystal-clear with absolutely no chemicals. It is now July 2016 and I am just ordering a replacement anode it’s down to about 30%. This is totally awesome and I have told other pool owners about it. If there were a pools for dummies book Sun Shock should be listed on page 1. I am dumbfounded that people still use chemicals when this technology is readily available. I did my research on pool ionizers before purchasing- other manufacturers are selling the same product at higher prices. I’m sure they all work with the same simple principle… Remington as good customer service, best price and ease of purchase online. Go for it!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diana Douglas

    This Remington Solar is AMAZING, bought mine at Sams Club

    We live south of Houston, where we get substantial amounts of rain and sun. Our well water is hard & contains a lot of iron. The 14×34 inground 9ft deep pool was built in 1974, has southern exposure (no screen enclosure, water temperature is steady at 92 degrees} in this hot summer and pool is in need of new gunite & tiles. We bought the house 1- 1/2yrs ago & I had been fighting with the algae constantly! Backwashing, taking out grids for cleaning, old DE filter would blow it’s top regularly.

    I added the Remington Solar in May, and what a REMARKABLE SHOCKING (pun intended} DIFFERENCE !!
    The ONLY thing I have in it is a few chlorine tablets in the floaters. NOTHING ELSE !! NO shock, NO conditioner, NO algaecide, NO stabilizers, oxidizers, clarifier, ph adjusters, cyanuric acid, hardness plus, or soda ash ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

    The water is SO clear & SOFT. My husband & I have noticed our skin feels much softer also. The test strips are all in the normal range for once. I no longer have to fight with the old filter. I will say, that because of the age of the pool & other issues, I do keep the pump running 24/7. I switch it to recirculate at night. So now I have very little backwashing, no problems with filter blowing its top.

    I recently spoke with the folks we purchased the house from & told them we finally figured out the trick to keeping the water perfect. They told me they’d lived here for 17 yrs & they never had it this good & were surprised to see I had nothing else in the water even with all the recent rain. The local pool companies would tell them & us to add this or that chemical to raise or lower various readings.
    I tell you this to inform others with older pools that have the same issues. There has been little change in my electric bill for running the pump & is well worth the savings in chemicals & peace of mind & enjoyment of our pool.

    I like the idea of no chemicals & soft clear water.

    Our inground pool light doesn’t work either, so I also purchased a Blue Wave Floating Solar LED
    light. Tethered it near edge in middle of the pool & it lights up the entire pool nicely. (I know, house has ‘projects’ list, tackling them one at a time }

  33. Rated 3 out of 5


    I’ve had one ionizer in my 30,000 gallon pool for three weeks and one additional one for two weeks. I scrape off lots of white and turquoise deposit weekly from both ionizers but have yet to see any copper reading in the pool test strips. The ionizers have also done nothing to reduce the black algae that I will treat shortly with tri-chlor shock and scraping. Can I also add a high copper algaecide to the pool while the ionizers are in there?

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      It is possible your Sun Shock is defective. Send photos of the anode to

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Majcherek

    Love it! Haven’t put chlorine in my pool for three weeks, and it’s still crystal clear. A couple of questions: How critical is it to refrigerate the copper test strips? I just saw the refrigeration warning today, they’ve been out in the hot garage for months now. And why would my regular chlorine test strips still be showing an abundance of chlorine in the water, even though I haven’t added any to the pool since the middle of June? Other than these two questions, I am incredibly satisfied! Great product!

  35. Rated 4 out of 5


    Did anyone have trouble with green hair after getting this? I just recently learned it’s caused by chlorine reacting with metals (copper, for example) in water, not the chlorine itself, and I’m wondering if the recent addt’n of this to our above ground pool is the cause for our daughter, or if it’s from switching from indoor to outdoor pool for swimming lessons. Do I actually need chlorine at all? It looks like many are not using it. I think it will be great otherwise.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      There is not enough copper to turn your hair green. If that happens, the most likely culprit is chlorine, which you shouldn’t need anymore because you’re now using Chlorine-Free Sun Shock!

  36. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great Product. Definitely Works. It’s A Dream Come True Not Having to Worry About Algae Maintenance and Costly Chemicals. Recommended to Everyone that has a Pool and All Are Just as Pleased… Thanks Remington Solar.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thank you, Julian. When you’re happy, we’re happy.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Menne

    I was able to purchase my solar cleaner on a 2 day sale at a great price. I was a little skeptical at first but after using it for several weeks, my pool has never looked better. I am very pleased. I reduced the time I run the pump down 2 hours but it appears I may be able to reduce it even more. I lost the plastic screw – perhaps down the drain. All I know is after I cleaned the copper this morning, the screw was nowhere to be found. I’m hoping I can replace it as I do not wish to resort to a golf tee as in the instructions.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Here you go. Click HERE.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Winkles (verified owner)

    Last year was my first year using this product. I am very pleased. I had to use very little chlorine (only on startup and during heavy rain periods). I did not have any issues with cloudy water or algae. I did have to use a little ph balance since I was not using chlorine, but that is fine and a lot cheaper. Last year was my break even year, this year I will replace the copper and be ahead on cost by the end of the summer.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wes Crystal

    Rarely do you come across a problem-solving product that saves this much time and money. The Remington Sun Shock has been the most satisfying purchase. Thank you for developing this gem and allowing me to spend considerably less time and experience less frustration in keeping my salt pool clear and inviting instead of looking like a catfish pond.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      Thanks, Wes

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr No more Worries (verified owner)

    I bought mine in March 2015 after spending around $400 in products to try to bring my water back to normal. Since then I spend my time doing something else. This product is so perfect that I don’t have to brush or clean my pool any more. Just keep chlorine tablets in floater and back wash twice a month. Pool pump went down from 8 hrs to 3-4 hrs in day time. Just replaced the copper insert for 2nd time in one year. $39.00. I have been telling my friends and they seem to be very pleased with it.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      I think you’re going in the right direction! Thanks for the feedback.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    CJW (verified owner)

    My local pool store probably thinks I have moved because I am no longer in there every weekend struggling with 2 gallon jugs of chlorine, damaging my clothes and everything else. This product is absolutely amazing, has already paid for itself in savings since I purchased it in October and best of all no sign of algae. Just wish I had purchased it sooner. I could have saved myself from so much frustration and aggravation with a pool that was constantly green. Can’t say enough about this product.

    • Murray Smith (verified owner)

      This is one of the best testimonials we’ve seen. We agree. Thanks so much for your feedback!!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miles (verified owner)

    San Diego 17k gal salt pool. I read the reviews above and purchased my own in April 2015 shortly after converting to salt in January. Salt cell struggled to keep up with alga. A few weeks after dropping this unit in… VIOLA! Nearing the end of a busy swimming summer with record temps in S.D. and my water is CRYSTAL clear day after day! I don’t know why this technology is not better publicized… the chem companies don’t want you to know about this. Ordering a replacement anode today- looks like the original is at about 35% remaining since April.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Monica Bateau (verified owner)

    Saw you on Facebook. Thank you!! Love it.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    D. King (Re-posted from Email) (verified owner)

    Why I recommend this product:

    1. Excellent customer service by Remington Solar – 888 978 2578 (5 Stars)

    2. Savings of over $900 annually or $4500 over five years (electric and chemical costs).

    3. Good quality.

    4. Reasonable price at $129.

    Video review of product at:

    Pool maintenance simplified = Solar Ionizer (with few other simple gadgets).

    Cost Savings in chemical costs: From $45 per month to $2.00 per month

    Pool Pump Runtime: 8 hours per day to 4 hours per day = $32.50/month

    MUST DO:

    1. Ensure to use the basket with Solar Ionizer or the pool will be stained by anode debris.

    2. Pool Chemistry must be correct prior to using the unit (See Below).

    Pool Specifications

    Location: Outdoor pool with no enclosure.

    Pool Volume: 49,0000 Gallons

    Water Temperature: 80 to 97 degrees (May to October)

    Number of Solar Ionizers: Two (2)

    Shading: 20%

    Pool Chemistry

    Now: Chlorine: 0 PPM ***It was 9 ppm when the unit was placed in water.

    PH: 7.2 to 7.6

    Alkalinity: 90 to 110 ppm

    Free copper: 0.1 to 0.5 ppm

    Two Solar Ionizers are used because of the volume of water. One Ionizer is sufficient for up to 25,000 gallons. In Florida, it rains every day in the afternoon for 2 to 4 hours and on average about 4 to 5 hours of sunshine. When there is quite a bit of rain, the free copper levels would decrease but the water is still clear with no algae. Chlorine levels were gradually decreased over two month period and the last time any chlorine was added was in June 2014. When there wass heavy rainfall (over 5 inchs per day), one 3” chlorine tablet is added in a floater as a precautionary measure. However, this would raise the free chlorine level, which indicates that the copper ions from the solar ionizer is effectively disinfecting the water, which didn’t require any chlorine. Furthermore, the pool pump runtime was reduced from 8 hours per day to 4 fours per day in three blocks (1-1-2 hours) after the solar ionizer was added and the free copper count was at 5 ppm. We were on vacation for 27 days in June and everything in the pool was shutdown except for the Solar Ionizers that were left in the pool. We fully expected to come back and find a green, algae infested pool. To our surprise the water was crystal clear with the leaves, pine needles and dead organisms (3 garbage bags full) in the pool. The air temperature during this period was above 90 degrees every day.

    The reason for investing in a Solar Ionizer was to save costs as a pool owner. Here are the cost savings so far and predicted over 12 months.

    Before Solar Ionizer:

    Average chlorine costs (Monthly): $40

    Electric Usage to run pool pump 8 hours (Monthly): $65

    After Solar Ionizer:

    Average Chlorine Cost (Monthly): $2.00

    Electric Usage to run pool pump 4 hours (Monthly): $32.50

    **The pool pump run times will be further reduced to 2 hours per day when the air temperature drops to 70 degrees or less (Dec to Mar) which would result in additional savings.

    The yearly savings based on actual and predicted operational costs is approximately $900 annually or $4500 over five years. The product has been recommended to over 10 pool owners and all of them have advised that the pool water is crystal clear using the Solar Ionizer and the chemical costs have decreased significantly.

    Thanks in advance.


    D King

  45. Rated 4 out of 5

    Leighton Flowers

    I have had the Remington Solar Pool Ionizer floating in my 40,000 gallon pool (with a lot of shade trees) for just over a week now. Though the testing strips still do not show a increase in my copper, something is noticeably different. Green patches are no longer growing on the stairs or sides of my pool like they were before. We would have to brush off algae and pour in bottles of algaecide regularly to keep the green stuff at bay, but not since we added this ionizer…and as a result the pool is noticeably clearer. I was a skeptic, still am because I wonder how long this will last, but so far I like the results.

    After a week, I did remove the copper mineral electrode and clean it off with the metal brush that is provided. It does get a bit messy, but its not difficult. It cleans right off in a less than a minute. We have kept the chlorine tablets floating as per the instructions, but we have not done any brushing or algae treatment and I am very pleased. I considered the Floatron first, but it seemed to be the exact same thing for twice the cost, so I went with Remington. I got mine at Home Depot for $129, free shipping. They have a 90 day return policy at Home Depot so I figured it wasn’t much risk to try it out.

    My only concern is how long the mineral electrode will last and how much it will cost to replace it? If that ends up being a large cost I may have to change this evaluation, but as of now, I am a well pleased customer. No algae = HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY

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What’s in the box:

• Copper electrode

• Protective basket

• Ion test kit

• Mineral electrode cleaning brush