The Benefits of Spa Ozonators
Ozone is one of nature's most powerful disinfectants. What's more, ozone oxidation destroys things that chlorine can't, including cosmetics and other organics. Even better, ozone saves money by reducing the amount of spa chemicals that you need to use.
Spa Ozonators are a powerful way to oxidize contaminants in water. Spa ozonators contain ozone, which is formed when three oxygen atoms bind together. In fact, ozone is the same faint, sweet smell that often permeates the air after a lightning storm.
When you use spa ozonators in your hot tub, you reduce the need for chlorine and bromine, destroy harmful microbes, oxidize other contaminates and naturally perfume the water.
How Is Ozone In A Hot Tub Created?
Ozone for your spa is made by splitting individual molecules of oxygen into two free oxygen atoms in an ozonator. These individual oxygen atoms are known as free radicals. Once the atoms are free, they quickly bind to other oxygen molecules, forming ozone also known as O³, which consists of three oxygen atoms.
Ozone is a powerful oxidizer, but it does not last long and must be continuously replenished by the ozone generator running at least 4-6 hours per day.
Ozone is a strong oxidizer of contaminants because the third oxygen atom is loosely bound. It breaks away when in contact with contaminants, thereby destroying them.
Important Spa Ozonator Facts
- Spa ozonators do not entirely replace the need for spa sanitizers such as chlorine and bromine. That said, using a quality high output ozone generator, you will be able to reduce the need for other sanitizers by up to 75%. This means your water will last longer between refills, and you will enjoy savings from having to purchase more chemicals.
- For maximum effectiveness, run your hot tub ozonator at least 4-6 hours per day.
- Most spas are ozone ready and require just the simple hookup of an ozonator kit. If your spa is not ozone ready, there are several installation options to install your spa ozonator.