Our story begins in France in 1966. That's when founder Stephen L. Quinto was looking for an alternative to chlorine-based systems to keep his swimming pool free of bacteria and algae. Through his research, Quinto was introduced to silver and copper ion generators. These worked well and allowed him to keep the pool clean and at a consistent temperature of 88°F year-round. In 1997, one of Quinto's colleagues shared with him some new information concerning the phenomenon that is colloidal silver. After a thorough review of the material, Quinto realized that the reason his pool was kept pure all those years ago was because it was utilizing colloidal silver and copper. It also became clear to Quinto that what was being offered in 1997 as colloidal silver was essentially an elementary derivative of the same formulations that were widely used in medicine when he was a child. The technology had not evolved since that time, when such products were in widespread use by medical professionals.