POOL DOCTOR: Essential Facts on Pool Saltwater Chlorination vs Ozone

You’re still probably caught up between the most widely used pool sanitization systems, specifically saltwater chlorination and ozone, so here are some straight facts to consider.

How Pool Saltwater Chlorination and Ozone Works

Saltwater Chlorination involves electrolysis, a chemical process that produces sanitizer in the form of hypochlorous acid. It works by converting salts into concentrated chlorine to clean and sanitize the pool waters. It offers a healthy, clean, low maintenance and affordable advantage.531891_31608874

The ozone sanitation system, meanwhile, works by charging the oxygen, the Del unit in the pool helps imitate the natural process created by sunlight and lighting to produce ozone through the corona discharge (CD) process.

It works by filling a glass tube with metal shavings, where oxygen is introduced and suck ozone out, an extremely reactive gas to organic and artificial compounds like sweat, urine, mold, algae, bacteria, viruses, lotion or oil from the body. These filters create sparkling clean, healthy, chemical free pool.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Saltwater and Ozone Pool Sanitation Systems

If your pool currently runs in chlorine fitting, you can also opt for saltwater chlorination to lessen chemical exposure.  It continuously converts to chlorine, keeping pool waters clean and sanitized, with much less upkeep than chlorine maintained pools.

Excessive salt concentration, however, may pose damage to your handrails, lighting systems, swimming pool liners, and other pool equipment.

Ozone pool sanitation system on the other hand is proven to work 2000 times faster and 100 times stronger than chlorine, but half the life.

It can give your pool the cleanest, crystal clear look while it also reduces potential cancer causing by products by 70 to 90 percent.

The only downside is it can dissipate within minutes so it must be continually manufactured. The ozone system works as an excellent oxidizer but not as a sanitizer, so you can use either chlorine or bromine to eradicate pool contaminants. Ozone concentrations however must be kept at recommended levels.

It’s time to give your pool not only a good shock, but the right shock as well. Learn more ways and tricks to keep your pool clean and safe. Visit our blog or contact us for more details.