Ozone Use and Benefits

Ozonated water is extremely soft on skin, bathing costumes and beneficial to health which is a perfect environment for the Olympic swimmers.

No harmful chlorine related by products such as chloramines are present which have been proven to cause respiratory issues along with a number of other health concerns.

In Germany, which has long set the bench mark for drinking water and pool water quality worldwide, Ozone systems are the sanitizer of choice. (Chlorine free Ozone pools have been in operation for over 50 years in Germany) Europeans are so accustomed to the pristine environment of Ozone swimming pools without chlorine, that a group of European swimmers at the Atlanta Olympics refused to enter a chlorine-only pool. The pool was subsequently switched to an Ozone treatment system.

Ozone has been proven to kill bacteria, algae, viruses & fungi 5000 times faster than chlorine; it is a very powerful oxidizer and sanitizer, most public pools around America are now using Ozone to sanities their pools.(read more)

Ozone kills bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium organisms, which can cause severe gastrointestinal illness, chlorine alone does not effective kill these organisms, many public pools have been shut down for 3 to 4 months to treat these public pool parasites when using chlorine only as it involves very high doses (up to 40ppm of chlorine).

At this extremely high concentration of chlorine (15 + times higher than normal chlorine levels) only then are Giardia and Cryptosporidium effectively controlled with chlorine alone.

There are many other benefits of using Ozone as well; Ozone sanitation also prevents airborne endotoxins, which occur in standard chlorine water treatment.

These endotoxins can cause chronic coughing and wheezing among lifeguards called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (lifeguards' cough). Even in a combined Chlorine and Ozone pool, Ozone reduces or eliminates the caustic gases (Chloramines formed by chlorine), and also helps to reduce or eliminate maintenance problems such as rusting, premature wear of pool equipment fittings, fixtures and other chlorine-related problems.

Ozone also kills moulds and mildews and eliminates spores, yeasts and fungus. Not only does Ozone accomplish all of this, it is pH neutral and adds no contaminants to water.

Ozone will not break down into any irritating substances, the only by product of ozone is oxygen which remains in the water once the ozone has completed its job.

Ozone also assists in the flocculation of organic waste materials, thus greatly enhancing the effectiveness of sand filters and other filtration systems therefore giving the water a level of clarity not seen in other water treatment systems.
Ozone directly decomposes organic waste by oxidation.

- Unused Ozone reverts to normal Oxygen and remains dissolved in the water to the point of saturation. This makes the pool water clean, sparkling and contains many health benefits.
- Ozone is produced on site and does not require storage or transportation.
- Ozone reduces calcium carbonate scaling, removes existing scale, cleans and prevents greasy sediments on pool surfaces.
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It is definitely the preferred choice for optimum sanitation and healthy swimming experience.