A spa ozonator is one of the best ways to kill harmful organisms in your spa while reducing the need for harmful chemicals. A spa or hot tub ozonator will also reduce the amount of cleaning needed.
How a Spa Ozonator Works
A spa or hot tub ozonator works by using either ultra-violet light or electrical energy to break up oxygen molecules from their O2 form and rejoin them as O3. This creates a somewhat unstable bond that is ready to react to organic and inorganic matter. The spa ozone generator then dissolves the gas into your spa water through the plumbing, which creates a pool ozone. When the unstable third oxygen atom comes into contact with unwanted organisms such as algae or bacteria it breaks off and causes a reaction which kills the matter. The spa ozone does the same with unwanted inorganic matter such as calcium. Most newer models of spas and hot tubs now come ozone ready.
Most Dramatic Benifits of a Spa Ozonator
A spa ozone can benefit both the health and beauty of the water in two ways.
Use of chlorine and other harmful chemical can be reduced by up to 90 percent. The O3 spa ozone is an effective killer of harmful organisms while still being much gentler to a person's skin and eyes than chlorine. Reducing the use of chlorine will eliminate skin and eye irritation.
Water clarity and attractiveness will dramatically improve over chlorine-cleaned spas for two reasons. First, oxygen is the byproduct of ozone and oxygen sparkles brilliantly in sunlight when dissolved in water. Second, ozone is a very effective flocculant. Flocculation is the process of dissolved materials (such as mineral build-up and dirt) being removed from water.