Ozonators for Swimming Pool
Swimming pool water is mainly contaminated by swimmers, and also by incoming water quality and environmental pollutants. The pollution mainly caused by swimmers makes it a very dynamic pollution, which is dependent on the number and types of swimmers.
Swimming pool pollutants can be divided up into three groups: Microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi and viruses), Undissolved pollutants (visible floating particles such as hair and skin flakes, colloidal particles and soap remains) and Dissolved pollutants can consist of urine, sweat, nasal fluids and saliva.
For many years, chlorine or bromine based chemicals have been the standard disinfectants used in swimming pool water treatment. However, studies have proven that the use of these chemicals can have health consequences due to the formation of reaction by-products, mainly chlorinated organic compounds and chloramines. Chloramines are responsible for eye, ear and throat irritation as well as the presence of strong “chlorine” odour.In a number of cases, stable compounds can be formed, which can only be removed from the swimming pool water by water change.
Certain viruses, amoebae and cysts are also not inactivated at the chemical dosage levels normally used for pool water treatment.
• 5 times more faster than chlorine and 3,000 times disinfection potential than chlorine.
• Ozone has a micro-flocculation property, thus increasing the effectiveness of the micro-filtration system, and also avoiding costly nano filters.
• Oxidizes inorganic such as sulphides, nitrites, and other soluble ions.
• Removes Odours and Reduces Turbidity.
• Waste (Backwash) water does not require further treatment.
• No harmful disinfectant By-products. In additions, it adds oxygen to the water, making pool users feel more fresh.
• Environmentally friendly. Ozone is the most powerful and natural disinfectant.
• Water use can be decreased, because of an increase in water quality, the need to empty and refill the pool repeatedlt is reduced.
• Ozone oxidizes organic and inorganic matter in the water, without the formation of unwanted by-products, such as chloramines.
• Certain chlorine-resistant pathogens cannot multiply in water that is treated with ozone.
• With periodic chlorination, the pool water quality gets progressively bad, till the next chlorination. Then the pool is dis-allowed for use till the strong chlorine smells are reduced. This up and down cyclical nature of water quality is obviously not desirable. With an Ozonator, the water quality is continuously maintained at the best possible levels.
• Gives the pool users a refreshing and healthy experience always!
• Reduces cross contamination between users, as water is continuously disinfected and does not have to wait till the next time the pool is chlorinated. Otherwise, there is a high risk of one user effecting all other users.
• Frequent downtime can be avoided, using an Ozonator.
• Skin rashes, Skin darkening, Hair fall Increases.
• Disinfectant Byproducts are dangerous. Produces Trihalomethanes (THM), which are carcinogenic.
• Environmentally hazardous.
• The side effects of continued use of chlorination and its carcinogenic by-products were not well known earlier.
• Another important problem was that many pool engineers & consultants were not familiar with the Ozone technology.
• Reliable Ozonators were not available. What were available were mostly Chinese imports, and no local support or service.
Typically a swimming pool of 1 lakh litre capacity uses, about 12 kgs of Chlorine per month. At a cost of Rs 300/Kg, this works to a running cost of Rs 3,600 per month. Plus the cost of labour and management comes to Rs 4,000 per month. That is approximately Rs 48,000 per year. Plus the cost and Risk of Storage and handling chemicals, trained personnel for the application, and regularly monitoring the timely application, all add up to be quite a burden.
Prestige Dorchester, Bangalore
Millennium Pools, Bangalore
Chitrakut Environs, Bangalore
Leonia Holistic resorts, Hyderabad
Several apartment owners associations in Bangalore