Swimming pools and spas
Ozone was first used to treat swimming pool water in the 1950's. From then, its usage has grown widely.
Currently there over 30,000 swimming pools in Europe using it. In 1986, swimming pools for the Los Angeles Olympics have started using ozone, and more recently, the Sydney Aquatic Center pool. In fact, athletes in the Los Angeles Olympics refused to swim in a pool purified by Chlorine.
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One of the first concerns of pool owners would be the safety of the water to users. Ozone is one of the strongest oxidizers (only Fluorine is stronger) currently available compared to Chlorine. Ozone water treatment systems also has a quicker kill time of organisms and kills more types.
Chlorine on the other hand breaks down into trihalomethanes, which have been shown to increase the incidence of kidney, bladder and colon cancer. Another byproduct of chlorine plus urine and or perspiration are chloramines, which cause eye and skin irritation. Recent research has shown that children’s immune systems may be affected by swimming in chlorinated swimming pools. The health risks are also increased for swimmers that train twice a day
Comfortable and clean water
Ozone can either partially or totally replace Chlorine for pool water treatment. It is many times more effective in getting rid of bacteria & viruses than Chlorine. Very clean water can be easily maintained without the use of the many chemicals used to disinfect, or to adjust the pH levels.
Compared to Chlorine, Ozone water treatment systems for swimming pools and spas are virtually maintenance free. With our SP Series Ozone Machine, sparkling clean water can be enjoyed without the strong smelling Chlorine irritating users. Some of common problems arising because of Chlorine in pools include ruining swimwear, red burning eyes, straw-effect hair or even itchy skin.
Ozonation of a water contaminated with Algae oxidizes and floats the Algae to the top of the reservoir. The ozone will also oxidize the metabolic by-products of the Algae and remove the undesirable odor and taste.
Instead of Chlorine, Bromine is used for algae removal in pools and spas. Bromide combines with ozone to form Bromine, which then reacts with algae and releases Bromide as a byproduct, thus completing a cycle. This cycle continuously repeats itself.
Bromide needs only to be added to replace any quantity removed by water splashing out of the pool or exiting on the bodies of swimmers. As an added advantage, there are no harmful byproducts as ozone itself breaks down into oxygen.