- What is Ozone?
- How long does it take to install the Aero-Spa™?
- Does one size fit all applications?
- How much energy does the Aero-Spa™ system use?
- My hot tub has an ozone generator. Why do I need an Aero-Spa™ system?
- What maintenance will I need to perform on my hot tub I install the Aero-Spa™ system?
- What maintenance will I need to perform on the Aero-Spa™ system?
- Can I buy service parts for my Aero-Spa™ system?
- Will ozone keep the hot tub water clear?
- Can ozone damage my hot tub equipment?
- What is ozone used for?
- Is ozone hazardous?
- What does ozone smell like?
- Is ozone a disinfectant?
Yes. The ozone output of the Aero-Spa™ is significantly higher than UV light or built-in corona discharge ozone generators. To handle higher loading and clarification, simply increase the run time. A typical system requires only 1 hour of running per day. The system has the capability of running 24 hours per day.
The ozone generator that is built into your hot tub cannot be directly controlled by the user. These ozone generators typically run anytime any of the pumps are operating. Therefore, every time the hot tub is used you are exposed to ozone. These built-in ozone generators typically produce about 50 mg/l of ozone. Because the ozone generator is very low output the hot tub can pass a UL off gassing test and the hot tub can be certified to the UL standard. Because the Aero-Spa™ system has direct user controls and can be turned off while the hot tub is being used there is no concern about off gassing. Therefore, the Aero-Spa™ system is designed to produce 5 times more ozone to treat the water without the concern of ozone exposure.
The hot tub should be kept free of debris by vacuuming or netting from the water regularly. Depending on the frequency of use you will need to brush the interior surfaces weekly. If your hot tub is generally uncovered and exposed to sunlight, you should maintain a residual concentration of chlorine at 1 – 3 PPM to control algae growth. In some cases a residual sanitizer must be present to minimize cross contamination. Hot tubs are not intended to treat infections. Never allow use of hot tub if you are unable to verify the condition of open sores, wounds, lesions, cuts, sores, abrasions, boil, etc. or infections of any type exist. If any of the aforementioned or similar conditions exist, the best industry practice is to maintain a minimum of 4 PPM residual chlorine or equivalent sanitizer in the water at all times. The best industry practice will minimize the possibility of cross contamination; however; will not eliminate the possibility.The filter should be cleaned at the same frequency as prior to installing the Aero-Spa™ system. Ozone is pH neutral so you will not need to make adjustments.
Depending on the location of the enclosure, you will need to check and clean the cooling fan intake monthly. The high output ozone cell will operate without maintenance for approximately 5 years or more in typical applications.
The Aero-Spa™ system is modular so you can purchase all components directly from Aero-Spa™, LLC. The enclosure and the components are not serviceable by the consumer, however, Aero-Spa™, LLC can provide factory refurbishment of the ozone cell, fan and air pump.
Ozone reacts with many compounds that cloud water including soaps, oils, perfumes, etc. Ozone acts as a flocculent allowing the reacted compounds to clump together so they can be efficiently filtered out.
When used properly ozone is safe. Ozone concentration is regulated by OSHA in the workplace. The 8 hour exposure limit for ozone is 0.1PPM inside a building. If ozone concentration levels increase beyond this limit it will typically create a discomfort such as coughing, throat irritation, shortness of breath, etc. In extreme cases, inhaling ozone can result in a number of health effects that are observed in broad segments of the population. Some of these effects include: induction of respiratory symptoms, decrements in lung function, and inflammation of airways.
Ozone is the most powerful disinfectant known. It is several thousand times faster than other disinfectants at eliminating bacteria, viruses, mold, cysts, mildew and most other organic compounds. Unlike chlorine, ozone reducing reactions produce no harmful by-products. Any unused ozone simply reverts back to oxygen typically in 20 minutes at room temperature.