Any fellow pool owners here that have any experience with using an Ozone generator for their pool? I've researched these things on the web until my eyes cross. What I'm really interested in is someone with real world experience. "Regular" pool chemical/accessory dealers can't offer much info because no one sells them.
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We went salt water on the new pool, little/no chemicals required. The ozone system looks neat, I'd be curious how well they work.
SG: any special modifications of equipment required for going salt water?
To each their own, but yuck! Salt? Seems like it would take from enjoying the pool a bit?? Can't blame anyone for tightening their belt wherever possible though.
Omar, saltwater is an upgrade... Cheaper in the long run to maintain and most important to me...less work.
Also, it's only about a 10th as salty as the ocean. It much healthier for you then the old chlorine systems...
I don't have an ozone pool but my cousin has and he said that it reduced the chlorine usage almost completely. However, the performance was not consistent. The guys from cheeappoolproducts.com (an online pool supplies store) told him that ozonators run best on dry air and humidity affects its performance.
And for saltwater pools...
It's a common misconception that saltwater pools don't need chlorine - they still do. You would need a chlorine generator to turn salt into chlorine which is essential for sanitation
Thanks for the info angevialdk. The research I've done on ozone generators has pretty much led me to the same conclusion your cousin mentioned with consistency being the big issue.
While they greatly reduce the amount of chlorine necessary, they do not eliminate the need for it. You must maintain a residual amount. Another issue with the ozone generators are the fact that ozone has such a short life - like 30 minutes or less.
I've decided to stick with the chlorine - at least for another year. Thanks again.