Needs To Be Installed By Pros:
Ozone is harmful to humans. Installing an ozonator requires a licensed pool professional to ensure it is not installed on a pool with metal piping. It is also very important that the pool technician ensures that the ozonator is well contained. Once these are taken care of, you can enjoy your ozonator without the fear of harmful byproducts! This is the most important step in installing an ozonator.
An Ozonator By Itself is Not Good:
Without a salt system, you will still need to add additional chlorine to your swimming pool. If you really want to have a clean and safe swimming pool, having a salt water system and ozonator together is the best bet. It can take anywhere between 3 to 4 days to fully ozonate a pool, and even then, once swam in, it won’t be enough to keep your pool clean. This is why it is better as an add-on rather than a stand-alone solution.
Only Works With PVC, Stainless Steel & Plastic Pipes:
Ozone is highly reactive, which is why when used with copper pipes, it would actually corrode the lines! This is why you can only use ozone with swimming pools that have PVC or stainless steel pipes.
Saves Money, But Also Costs Money:
The initial upfront cost of an ozone generator isn’t too bad, but it does require running the generator around 8-10 hours a day, and that can result in a higher electric bill. Most pools run between 8-12 hours, but for those who are looking to only have the pool motor running for less than 8 hours, than this solution might not be for you.