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    Pool Ozonator

    Does anyone have experience with pool Ozonators? Im talking about the device that feeds ozone in your pool that looks like an stereo amp that has a flow-through tube that continuously adds ozone. A couple of my neighbors have them (were standard with the pool) and of course, they don't know anything about them. Is this a gimmick or is it worth the cost?
    Thanks in advance!
    15.5k pool, BBB method used, Plaster in ground pool, DE filter, full sun in Boerne, tx, NO SWG.

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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    Ozone is normally only worth using when you have lots of people swimming, for example in a commercial pool. Chlorine alone is more than sufficient in an outdoor residential pool, leaving hardly anything for the ozone to do.
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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    Thanks for the reply! Now I can put that money towards bleach
    15.5k pool, BBB method used, Plaster in ground pool, DE filter, full sun in Boerne, tx, NO SWG.

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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    I have one. It has never caused me any trouble, but I'm not convinced it does any good either. I would not buy again.
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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    Thanks for your advice! I think ill pass based on the feedback you guys gave me. i just wish they made an automatic liquid chlorine feeder that didn't have so many issues.
    Thanks again!
    15.5k pool, BBB method used, Plaster in ground pool, DE filter, full sun in Boerne, tx, NO SWG.

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    Re: Pool Ozonator

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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    The injection pump on a timer is about as simple and reliable as it gets.
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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    Ozone is great in a pool- provided you have lots of money to spend. There is a lot of great commercial ozone units but with the cost of air dryers refrigeration, gas injection lines and destruction chambers, it would be clear to suggest that anything marketed toward retail is just theoretical.

    Remember that you will still need to balance pH as well so I would put by dollars into a good pH controller and keep it simple.

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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    The cost of automating pH control may not be cost effective for you. When you test on a regular basis you can make small adjustments to pH as needed and may find the pH stays fairly stable when you keep the water balanced.
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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    Quote Originally Posted by AP
    Ozone is great in a pool- provided you have lots of money to spend.
    Could you expand on this? For an outdoor residential pool exposed to sunlight and using the maintenance methods described in this forum, what are the benefits of using an ozonator?
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    Re: Pool Ozonator

    In my opinion. Very little benefit given the parameters you have described.

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