Ozone for Pools?

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi Marco

    Was working on the pool today, had to change the filter sand (Thank goodness I had a wet/dry vacuum, just sucked the sand out;)) but was thinking, can we not run a Ozone machine on our pools to help keep it clean and reduce the usage of chlorine? not that I have had any problems, I just add a floater every month or so and I my water stays crystal clear, just curious.

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  3. viper357

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    Why not run a salt chlorinator?
     
  4. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

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    Do you really think the misses would allow me to start adding salt to the pool water....Mmmm I think not, she ain't going to believe me when I say " its to help save money"
     
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    lIghty , yes you can. It has been used for quite some time on public pools in the US . Not sure about SA
     
  6. Pistolshrimp

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    Ozone instead of chlorine? That sounds much simpler, how big unit would u need but?
     
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    Yip, both are disinfectants. not sure on size, sure Marco will have some info.
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    bump.....
     
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    big swimming pools like public pools use ozone.
     
  10. Manic

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    Rather go for a salt chlorinater. It costs around R2.5K for a 60 000L pool. Just add some salt and forget about it. I haven't added any chemicals to my pool in 3 years and the pool is always crystal clear. I only add about 40Kg of salt a year.
     
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    make it a marine pond
     
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    Forgot to mention that salt is cheap for pools as well.
     
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    This is why the goverment would never let me do this!;)
     
  14. Steve Warren

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    A salt water chlorinator is a better and cheaper idea, there are risks with ozonizers as well as a build up of bromides over time.
    At present there is a drought in the Eastern Cape and apart from routing rainwater into my pool I also take 1000 litre drums of seawater home to top up occasionally, every 1000 litres of seawater is about 27 kg of salt. I had to monitor the salt level to ensure the salt level was not too high.
    Pools run with chlorine from salt machines use less chemicals (mainly acid and once or twice a year a stabiliser) and the water feels better and peoples eyes do not get irritated and have less ear issues.

    If I do large tank water changes I put the old water in the pool also, I have been thinking of doing a 1000 litre water change on my +-400 litre tank in Summer and flushing the water into the pool.
     
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    hello ....sorry for the late reply....for some reason i did not see the thread


    yes off course you can........even cheaper option is to run uv sterilizers.
     
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    New meaning of swimming with the fishes!! I can see where this is going LOL
     
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