I am so frustrated!!!! I have read and searched this amazing site to get myself educated on new pool ownership. I am in the thick of building an in ground pool, and my contractor "swears by" an ozone generator!! The setup they propose is an automatic chlorinator that uses trichlor tablets with a Clear O3 ozone generator placed right before the cartridge filter. According to them this ozone generator prevents biofilm on the filter thus reducing chlorine need. This sounds like bunk to me. They still recommend FC levels of 3-5ppm. They also talked about a UV sanitizer to remove chloramines. Now this I can get behind! My frustration lies in that when I told him I just want the UV system, not the ozone system, they insisted I need both! According to what I have read here I don't really need either! They told me I could purchase the paramount uv system at cost because it is new and they are wanting to get it into the market... For $675. The clear O3 system is $475 I believe.
What we really wanted was a salt system but EVERY contractor that we talked to discouraged salt, and would only install travertine coping and said this will still erode with salt. We wanted flagstone and moss rock so we gave up on salt. The Gunite shell looks amazing - MMG did an awesome job even with a hard downpour. My yard is now a mucky quagmire of mud/Gunite but the shell looks great!
Thanks for any help!!!!!