New to the TFP and have already gotten some very helpful information and research through the forums on the DelOzone units but have not found any details on the new one. It combines Ozone and Germicidal UV integrated in one simple and compact unit providing the benefits of both technologies plus the advanced oxidative reaction known as AOP for optimal water clarity and increased removal of contaminants in the pool water.
http://www.delozonepool.com/lp/announci ... clipse.php
Ofcourse the manufacturer proclaims this to be great but would like some expert feedback from a consumer point of view. My pool is an outdoor pool with 15000 gallons. I have a Pentair WF-28 pump and (based on my calculations) will pump the entire pool water through in a 3 hour period. DelOzone recommend running the pump 6 hours a day to effectively sanitize and also maintain .5-1 ppm of chlorine level to manage contaminants. I have 2 boys and usually don't have a ton of people in the pool.
Below are more details from the site and would really like feedback if this could be a decent direction to reducing chlorine levels. Thanks for your time.
About Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP)
The defining characteristic of AOP systems is the production of hydroxyl free radicals, the most powerful oxidizer available to disinfect pool water. The Solar Eclipse uses DELís proprietary corona discharge Plasma Gap Ozone Technology (patent pending) combined with high output, low-pressure germicidal UV lamps to make a potent AOP system small enough for residential pools.
Maximum Disinfection Synergy: O3 + UV -> AOP
The oxidation and disinfection potential of the Solar Eclipse is greater than the ozone and UV installed separately. This synergy is the power of AOP systems, and it is due to the fact that the ozone and UV work together in line to produce hydroxyl free radicals. The strong oxidation created by the Solar Eclipse results in much greater reduction of organic and inorganic substances in pool water than either ozone or UV alone, and certainly far more than chlorine.
Environmentally Safe Ė Reduced Chlorine Consumption
The Solar Eclipse produces no hazardous byproducts in pool water, even while it oxidizes microorganisms, waste and disinfection byproducts from other sources. It allows the lowest chlorine level (0.5 Ė 1.0 PPM) while maintaining better water quality.