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What is the ozone system for pools?


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AnswerAn ozone system consists of two basic components that ensure optimum performance at the lowest operating cost:

1. The ozone generation system

2. The ozone management system

The ozone generation system creates ozone gas from on-board oxygen concentrators. The ozone management system efficiently dissolves the gas into the water while ensuring that no undissolved ozone is available to off-gas in the pool equipment room or at the pool water surface. Ozone dose is automatically controlled with an oxidation reduction potential (ORP) controller/monitor maintaining proper ozone levels in the water.

Together, the ozone generator and ozone management system operate in unison and are easily installed to an existing public pool as a side-stream to the pool's main filtration system. The ozone is introduced after the filtration (and heater), and before the chlorine feeder. The side-stream flow is normally 15 to 25 percent of the main flow, depending on the size and type of pool. The output of ozone is increased as the water quantity, water temperature or organic loading increases.

Ozone is a safe and efficacious antimicrobial oxidizer. In public recreational water, ozone is used in conjunction with chlorine to enhance pool water clarity and quality and swimmer protection with ozone's potent and rapid oxidation of organic and inorganic compounds.

Ozone is cost-effective, uses little energy, is safe for pool patrons, and helps to protect the HVAC system from structural degradation.

Source: DEL Ozone Aquatics


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From what i have read alot of them use an ozone system.

Ozone systems for pools almost always use ozone to produce ions (usually hypobromous ion, although various ozone + metal ion systems exist too). So the difference is in how the ions are made. Note that none of these systems "clean" pools, they just tend to keep the pool clean, usually without "boiling" chlorine gas into the atmosphere, and with smaller effects on pool hardness.

Salt water pools are chlorine pools The salt water goes through a chlorine generator where the chlorine is made using the salt in the water. Both chlorine and ozone are powerful oxidants. To the best of my knowledge Ozone is less irritating to the eyes of the swimmer but is harder on the fitting and equipment in the water. A properly balanced salt water pool is more pleasant to swim in then a fresh water pool. and if you use the new salt water system magnablu, That uses Magnesium and Potassium chloride instead of the standard sodium chloride it is actually good for you.

Ozone is an oxidizer, like chlorine. An ozone generator injects ozone into your pool to burn off the bad stuff and takes the place of chlorine. Do research and ask questions - chlorine, bromine, and ozone all have their pluses and minuses.

SoftSwim from BioGuard is the best system out there for No-Chlorine pools.

Is a sand filter system or a saltwater filter system for above ground pools?

Why not use both. UV creates Trivailant Oxygen (Ozone) a very powerful sanatizer. A corona discharge Ozone generator will produce more. The "salt" system is meant to replace adding chlorine to the water. The combination should prove to be easier to keep chlorine at proper levels.

A salt system for up to 25000 gallons of water is about $15-$1700.00.Ozone you can put in for Ozone & venturi system around $6-700.00. Salt is a stand alone sanitizing system and ozone must be used with a sanitizing system.

Chlorine is the usual one but ozone can also be used.

To answer this question, you must first understand how salt water pools work. The salt in the water is NaCl or Sodium-Chloride. Every salt water pool has a "Chlorine Generator". The Chlorine generator.. you guessed it... generates chlorine and leaves sodium as the bi-product. If someone has a sensitivity to Chlorine even this option wouldn't be best.If I were to have a suggestion it would be to try ozone as a sanitizer. An ozone system only uses oxygen. Oxygen and Water are the bi-product of this process.Another suggestion would be to have a bromine system. This system also is Chlorine free however uses Bromine, a more volatile chemical.

Swimming Pools are a great way to stay healthy! Swimming helps build strength, increase flexibility, and build your cardiovascular system.

It is common to hear confusion about the difference between ozone and UV systems. They are, in fact, completely different technologies but confusion may come from UV-generated ozone that was used in residential pools and spas before breakthrough compact CD ozone generators came on the scene in the late 1990s. Today, UV generated ozone is never used in commercial pool settings because the systems cannot make enough ozone to benefit the pool water. CD generated ozone, on the other hand, is extremely safe and effective for pool water sanitation.Both Ozone and UV provide effective reduction of Cryptosporidium (Crypto), however, there are clear differences in other areas of concern for commercial aquatics designers and operators. The advantage, in these cases, goes to Ozone over UV.Ozone is a powerful oxidizer.Ozone gas dissolves in water to kill microorganisms, destroy organics that create chloramines, and breaks down existing chloramines by oxidation. Meanwhile, UV light inactivates microorganisms and breaks down chloramines with light energy, but this is only possible while the water is in the UV chamber, and as long as the water has no turbidity. Once the flow leaves the chamber no further process occurs. UV provides no oxidation except as trace amounts as a result of the formation of a limited number of hydroxyl free radicals. Ozone and UV are comparable in cost.Ozone and UV technologies are comparably priced. Operational costs of each system vary with the local price of electricity. However, the minimal maintenance and reduced chemical requirements of an ozone system create significant benefits. Meanwhile, UV lamps must be replaced every 3 to 12 months and must be figured into the maintenance costs for these systems. Source: Del Ozone Aquatics

Dangers of depleted ozone are many. Cataract, immune system breakdown etc.

Refrigeration systems use CFC. They deplete ozone.

Ozone depletion can cause :Eye cataractSkin cancerSuppression of immune system.

Ozone can affect both lungs and respiratory system. It is because it acts as a pollutant over the surface.

Pressure depends on the pool's filtration system pressures. Usually, ozone is drawn in under a vacuum, using an eductor, with the eductor perhaps on a sidestream. Skimmer -> skimmer pump -> ozone addition -> filter with means to allow ozone offgas exit / destruction -> the rest of the normal pool system. The ozone dose depends on bather loading, the amount and type of detritus that could fall in the pool. Applied doses of 1 - 2 ppm are not uncommon. More than that is not unknown but may be required. Pools that use ozone for the sole sterliant I have no experience with, but I expect multiple dosing points, x2 to x5 the amount of ozone, and special piping fittings in the pool.

Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, and it is used primarily for disinfection in swimming pools. It is particularly good for cryptosporidium, and others, requiring smaller doses and/or shorter contact times to achieve kill. It also will reactivate bromide ion to hypobromous acid, so one can use bromine as the primary steriliant in the pool itself. Bromine has a lower vapor pressure than chlorine, so you don't need to add it as often (and this saves money on adjusting alkalinity as well). Finally, it will act as a flocculant, improving the sand filter's ability to remove detritus. The molecules that ozone attacks are easier for biology to use as food sources, so your filter will also be more efficient that way. In general, ozone is applied just before the sand filter, and ozone does not survive more than a few millimeters into the sand bed. There are a few pools that use ozone as the primary sterilant also, but this takes a much larger ozone generator. DUCK!!!!!

Ozone affects health in these ways:Skin cancerEye cataractSuppression of immune system.

The fish in the aquarium developed gill disease, due to ozone depletion in the filter system.

The ozone has a property of absorbing the UV rays. These rays have fatal properties.

The health effects of ozone layer are:Retina lossSuppression of immune systemSkin cancer.

Ozone can trigger asthma attack in adults but not in children.

ozone can trigger asthma attacks in adults but not children

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