Oxygen Pools Sales FAQ

How Does Ozone Oxidize Contaminants In Water?

An Oxygen Pool automatically infuses ozone (O3 oxygen) into the water as it circulates to quickly oxidize contaminants.   Oxygen is the original oxidizer…..we simply oxidize differently, by using different forms of oxygen, which is non toxic to humans in water and to the environment. Here’s how it works:

pool water contaminate

Organic contaminants maintain their shape with a cell wall.

oxygen pools oxidation of contaminate stage 1

O3 molecules make contact with the cell wall and create a hole in the wall

oxygen pools oxidation of contaminate stage 2

The cell wall is broken down quickly by O3 molecules.

oxygen pools oxidation of contaminate stage 3

The cell loses its shape as O3 continues to create holes in the cell wall.

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In a few seconds, the cell cannot maintain its shape and the cell dies.

Is the Installation easy?

Yes, the Oxygen Generator has the fitting for installing with flex hose or hard PVC plumbing in the box. The only additional tool is a flat head screw driver and PVC glue to attached the fittings to the manifold. Once installed, the Oxygen Generator plugs into any GFCI 110 volt outdoor outlet or 220 volt junction box.

Do I need a special pump and filter to run the system?

Any pool pump and filter from 3/4 to 1 1/2 HP or any variable speed pump will work to add ozone to the water as it passes through.

NOTE: The Oxygen system is not compatible for installation onto Intex pools or most soft side pools due to their use of metric fittings and connections.

How Long should I run the system?

12 hours a day during daylight hours is recommended.  The longer that ozone is added to the water, the better it works. Continuous use produces the best results.

Does the Generator need to be plugged into a timer?

It’s preferable to use a timer with the generator, although it can stay plugged in while the pump comes on and off. If you are using a timer for the pump to come on and off, just make sure it is set to run at least 12 hours a day , during daylight hours.

Remember,  ozone is added to pool water only when the generator is on and water is running through it because the pump is on. 

Can I use the system on pools larger than 30,000 Gallons or on public pools?

Oxygen Pools products are designed for use on residential pools only.

There are two models of Oxygen generators.  The smaller model has been tested and formulated to run on residential aboveground pools up to 20,000 gallons. 

The dual generator system is designed for use on residential inground pools up to 30,000 gallons.  95% of all residential pools are less than 30,000 gallons.

To quickly calculate the number of gallons in your pool, go to www.poolchemicalcalculator.com for a fast and easy estimate.

Can I use a solar cover or an automatic cover with the system?  How about indoor pools?

Yes, Solar Covers can be used with an Oxygen Pool. 

It is not recommended to use the Oxygen Generator with an automatic pool cover or in an indoor pool environment.   Although a relatively small amount of ozone is added, it should be vented to open air rather than be contained under an airtight cover or in an enclosed room.

Will I need any additional chemicals with an Oxygen Pools system?

Multiple levels of oxidation are the basis in a residential Oxygen Pool:  The ozone system directly oxidizes contaminants;  Shocking the pool weekly with chlorine free Formula “O”  provides protection against cloudy or green water;  A residual level of oxidation is provided with the regular addition of Pure Perox hydrogen peroxide.  It is rare that any other problem solving chemicals would be required.

If there are unusual problems with a specific pool, there are Oxygen Pools branded additives that can be used for specific problems.  See the Shop page for a full explanation.  It is important to use only Oxygen branded products in an Oxygen Pool.

Other chemicals may be needed for balancing pH and alkalinity and any brand of those products may be used.

Are there any chemicals or devices that are not compatible in an Oxygen Pool?

Peroxide and chlorine cancel each other out in the water.  So the use of chlorine, salt chlorine, or chlorine shock when you are using Pure Perox will eliminate your peroxide level in the water.

Ionizers are not recommended due to increased copper levels.  Ultraviolet light can be used but does not kill anything in the water that isn’t already being oxidized.