is active oxygen, O3. It occurs
naturally in the earth's atmosphere to protect
us from the sun's harmful rays.
are some uses of ozone?
common uses are: pool and spa water purification, drinking water
purification, waste water purification, and air freshening.
long has ozone been used to purify water?
the late 1800's.
long has ozone been used to purify pool
and spa water and remove odors from the
does the ozone used for water purification
affect the air we breathe?
amount of ozone produced by an ozone generator is insignificant
to the normal atmosphere we live in. When dissolved in water,
ozone is extremely safe. Excess ozone quickly converts back to
oxygen. Note: Do not breathe concentrated ozone gas.
ozone the same as "SMOG"?
No! "Smog" is
air pollution created by combustion polluters. While smog contains
small amounts of ozone, it is largely composed of harmful chemicals
such as carbon monoxide. In fact, smog and other pollutants may
contribute to the damage of the ozone layer.
I use ozone in my pool or spa, will I help
replenish the ozone layer?
Because ozone reacts so quickly with contaminants in water and
air, it converts back to oxygen within minutes or even seconds.
Any ozone molecules that break free from the pool or spa water
will convert to oxygen and never reach the atmosphere.
ozone hurt me?
In the quantities necessary to be effective, ozone is very gentle
to humans and equipment in the water. However, you should never
breathe concentrated ozone gas.
ozone have an odor?
Depending on the concentration, the odor ranges from slightly
sweet to moderately antiseptic.
ozone kill bacteria?
It is one of the most effective, complete bactericides of all
earth's measurable elements.
ozone kill viruses?
Ozone kills virtually all known forms of viruses in water and
is ozone different from chlorine?
the quantities needed for water purification, it has no noticeable
odor, taste or color. It is not irritating to humans or equipment.
Ozone purifies water and air very quickly and efficiently, 3,000
times faster than chlorine. Ozone leaves no by-products except
pure oxygen. In contrast, chlorine leaves a chemical by-product
called hypochloric acid and additional salts in water applications.
Ozone reduce scum lines and foaming in
With proper filtration it should completely eliminate them.
is ozone produced?
can be produced by ultraviolet (UV)
light or by corona
does ultraviolet light ozone generation
special lamp gives off a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light
which converts oxygen (O2) molecules into ozone (O3)
molecules by splitting the oxygen molecules into individual oxygen
atoms (O1) which then recombine with oxygen molecules
to form ozone. This all occurs instantly inside the ozone chamber
in the ozone generator.
does Corona Discharge Ozone Generation
is produced by passing air through a high voltage electrical discharge,
or corona. A minimum of 5,000 volts of electricity is necessary
to create the corona. Air or concentrated oxygen dried to a minimum
of -60°C dew-point passes through the corona which causes the
O2 bond to split, freeing two O1 atoms which
then collide with other O2 molecules to create ozone.
The ozone/gas mixture discharged from the CD ozone generator normally
contains from 1% to 3% ozone when using dry air, and from 3% to
6% ozone when using high purity oxygen as the feed gas.
ozone damage my pool or spa equipment?
In fact, it is very gentle to spas, pools, and equipment. Applied
properly, ozone is more gentle than any other water purifier in
the ozone in my pool irritate skin or eyes
like chlorine in pools?
Ozone is very gentle to skin and eyes.
long will ozone last in my pool or spa
theory states that Ozone has a half life of about 22 minutes in
water. In residential applications, ozone reverts back to oxygen
in minutes (ozone breaks down faster in warmer water)
water temperature affect ozone?
variations in pool water temperature will affect how well ozone
works. An ozone generator should be designed and sized for maximum
water temperatures and bather load.
ozone affect my pH?
is pH neutral. It will not adversely affect the pH.
I still have to filter the water as often?
Because impurities are constantly being introduced into the water
and the ozone is constantly destroying them, the microscopic remains
will need to be filtered out of the water.