Why Use Ozone in Hot Tubs?
Hot tubs are kept filled with water, unlike regular bath tubs that are drained after each use. The stored water could accumulate not only body oils and debris but also disease causing organisms like bacteria and virus. Left untreated, the water will soon become unfit for relaxing in but also unpleasant to look at.
The standard treatment to keep the water in good condition is to use chlorine and bromine for disinfectation and also chemicals that clears the water. Chemicals typically leave a chemical smell and can also cause skin and eye irritation. It is in this context that ozone proves a superior solution.
Ozone is active oxygen with three atoms (as against two atoms in Oxygen proper). It is created in nature by the action of ultraviolet rays from the sun or corona discharges during a lightning storm on Oxygen. Ozonators copy this natural process and create Ozone using UV light or corona discharges.
Ozone is a natural purifier with the highest safe oxidation power. It destroys bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew, breaks up body oils and other contaminants, and also eliminates unpleasant smells. It keeps the water sparkling and clean, and can leave a clean and fresh scent.
Ozone does not irritate skin and eyes, nor leave chemical by-products. It has no effect on hair or clothes and will not affect their color. While the use of chlorine or bromine cannot be completely eliminated, ozone does most of the purification and only low quantities of chlorine or bromine needs to be used when ozone is injected into the water.
The water in the hot tub is usually drained and replenished three or four times a year. This is a laborious exercise that hot tub users typically do not enjoy. With Ozone, the exercise need be done every two years.
With all these benefits, Ozonators that generate and inject Ozone into the hot tub water is coming into increasing use.