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Ozone & UV pool and spa water treatment

Sean Griffin, November 7, 2009
Ozone & UV Radiation

The goal of every pool owner is to have the cleanest water available free of all contaminants. With modern technology we can virtually turn your swimming pool water into potable drinking water. With technology used by water treatment plants and the bottled water industry we can save money on chemicals, have optimal pool water, help limit chemical use and reduce our carbon footprint.
ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT TREATMENT:  Using UV wavelength radiation to destroy contaminants in water. UV light is also used to create ozone molecules for the same purpose. In pools and spas, the use of UV water treatment has many benefits.
UV irradiation can be used for multiple purposes in water treatment, but is primarily employed as a disinfection process that inactivates waterborne pathogens without chemicals. For other applications, UV is used for the removal of organic and inorganic chemicals, including chlorine, chloramines, ozone and Total Organic Carbon (TOC). When combined with oxidants such as ozone or hydrogen peroxide, or semiconductors such as titanium dioxide, UV can be used for the oxidation of refractory chemicals such as chlorinated solvents, taste and odor compounds, and other emerging contaminants.
UV water treatment offers many advantages over other forms of water treatment for microbiological contaminants. Most importantly, it does not introduce any chemicals to the water, it produces no bi-products, and it does not alter the taste, pH, or other properties of the water. Accordingly, in addition to producing safe drinking water, it is not harmful to your plumbing and septic system. Further, it is easy and cost-effective to install and maintain without any special training.
Advantages of UV Technology:
UV disinfection has been successfully applied worldwide for decades, and has numerous advantages over chemical disinfection methods:
-Effective for all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia
-Chemical-free technology, eliminating chemical transport, storage, handling or removal
-Non-corrosive and no hazards associated with accidental overdosing
-Low capital and operating cost
-Easy to operate and maintain
-No disinfection by-products (DBPs) of health concern formed
-Compact and easy to retrofit
-Efficacy is independent of pH
-No impact to the aesthetic quality of the water (taste, odor, color)
-Safe and environmentally-friendly

OZONE TREATMENT:  nature's most powerful natural oxidizer, ozone is a purifier and a sanitizer. Destroys algae, bacteria, mold, viruses, prolongs equipment life.
Ozone is a more powerful oxidizing agent than oxygen, and oxidation with ozone takes place with evolution of more heat and usually starts at a lower temperature than when oxygen is used. In the presence of water, ozone is a powerful bleaching agent, acting more rapidly than hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, or sulfur dioxide.
Ozone generators make home swimming pool spa drinking water pure and clean. Reduce pool water treatment chemicals by up to 90 percent used while neutralizing harsh irritating pool chemicals byproducts. Clean, Pure, Safe, Simple, Effective and with No harmful health bproducts.
Everyone needs to promote better health instead of destroying it. There are no advantages when using chemicals only but there is greater advantage when you use the water ozonator machine. The bacterial kill rate is 3,125 time faster than chlorine and it is 50 percent stronger oxidizer than chlorine. It is 25 times more efficient than Hypochlorous acid, 2,500 times more effective than Hypochlorite and 5,000 times more effective than Chloramine
Benefits of Ozone :
-Reduces traditional chemical use of chlorine/bromine 60-90 percent.
-Eliminates red, irritated eyes and dry, itchy skin.
-Eliminates faded bather wear.
-Drastically improves water clarity.
-Eliminates foul chlorine/chloramine odors.
-Reduces costly repurchase of chemicals.
-Eliminates ring around the pool or spa.
-Provides a more healthy swimming environment
There are approximately 350 Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants using ozone as their primary means of disinfection.
Ozone works 3180+ times quicker and more effectively than chlorine as a germicide.

Ozone is the one of the most powerful oxidants available for commercial air, & water treatment.

Visit our Ozone Water Treatment FAQ and our Ozone Facts page