If we ask anyone about how they think the pool water is kept clean and free of bacteria, it is most likely to tell us about chlorine. It is the product to which we are more accustomed, however, in Europe ozone has been used for more than 50 years and in the last decade, this water treatment system has also been implemented in many pools in the United States. A natural step given the effect that the continued use of chlorine causes on the skin.
The application of this substance has many advantages over chlorine. Using it correctly, ozone will avoid the need to add unnecessary chemicals to the pool water. This is because it acts as an oxidant and disinfectant of the pool water, reducing the amount of chlorine and bromine found in a common pool improving therefore the water quality.
When ozone is used with sodium bromide, this product has the ability to regenerate the spent bromide. This reduces the use of these chemicals by up to 60%.
Ozone generators have shown that it is possible to disinfect swimming pools more quickly and effectively than if chlorine is used. And studies confirm it. One of them revealed that when 0.1 mg / L of ozone comes into contact with pool water affected by the E. coli bacteria, it completely destroys it in less than 12 seconds.
Safety and comfort, equally
But the ozone system is also more comfortable than the one that releases chlorine into the water. It does not give off odors, nor generate waste, while the eyes of the swimmers are not irritated. When the ozone is applied to the water, a process called “micro flocculation” is produced, which consists in the grouping of the pollutants, so that their elimination is easier to be filtered.
The application of ozone is full of advantages, however, it is also important that the pool has an adequate water rotation, that the filtration system is up to date and that the water chemistry is in equilibrium. Contact us with all your questions and we will be happy to offer you the most suitable generator to achieve the most suitable disinfection of your pool.