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Thread: Unplugged the Ozone

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    Sep 2014
    Cibolo, TX

    Unplugged the Ozone

    Now that I'm more educated than when I bought the pool, I've unplugged the ozone generator. Hoping to see a reduction in my chlorine use - any guesses on what I'll see?
    16,661 gal IG PebbleTec w/ Spa; 60 ft2 Jandy DE filter, 2 HP Jandy Variable Speed pump; 2 skimmer; 400K BTU Jandy heater; Polaris Sport; opened 9/15/14; TF-100 test kit

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    Mar 2007
    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Unplugged the Ozone

    In a spa you may see the chlorine demand with no bather load (so in days in between soaks) drop from over 50% to under 25% per 24 hours. On the flip side, the chlorine demand for handling bather load from soaks may roughly double.

    For a pool it's much harder to say because ozonators are often undersized in residential pools and the bather load is so much lower so the amount of chlorine loss from ozone in a residential pool is usually not noticeable and may not even be measurable. It all depends on the size of the ozonator relative to pool size. After you unplug and then measure, let us know if you see any change in chlorine demand (all else equal).
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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