Swimming pool water disinfection
Why ozone is essential in swimming pool?Anybody entering a swimming pool contaminates the water either from secretion or just from washing off. Typical contaminated are Sweat,skin flaks,mucous,hair ointments and urine In addition there are contaminants and organisms from the environment of the swimming pools such as dust algae and microorganisms therefore the pool water has to be constantly filtered and disinfected. On average the human body will absorb half a litre of pool water every hour. So you can only imagine what sort of harmful contaminants are being absorbed into your body whilst swimming.
Ozone swimming pool technology sanitizes pool water by utilizing the natural sterilizing action that is produced when oxygen molecules are broken apart to produce ozone. The ozone is then forced into the swimming pool water, where it oxidizes any contaminates, before returning to its natural state, oxygen.
Ozone (O3) is basically oxygen (O2), with an extra oxygen atom that is produced by passing air over a specific ultraviolet (UV) light or through corona discharge (high voltage). Ozone is one of the strongest oxidation agents available and will bind quickly to every component that it contacts.
Because ozone binds so quickly and has a short half life, ozone does not leave residue in swimming pools or spas. When Ozone is used in conjunction with a salt water swimming pool maintenance system or with an automatic chlorinator, it performs effectively. If it is used with a normal chlorine system, use of chemicals is reduced dramatically and levels of residual chlorine in a swimming pool can be relatively low, without incidence of algae.
The operational benefits of using an ozone Swimming pools are many. But the primary benefits are: