Oxygen Pools Sales FAQ

How Does Ozone Oxidize Contaminants In Water?

An Oxygen Pool uses ozone (O3 oxygen) based technology to quickly oxidize contaminants in pool water.   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 20,000 gallon Oxygen Generator plugs into any GFCI 110 volt outdoor outlet or, for the larger 40,000 gallon units, hard wired to a GFCI breaker/automation.

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.

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 40,000 Gallons or on public pools?

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 larger generator is designed for use on residential inground pools up to 40,000 gallons.  90% of all residential pools are less than 40,000 gallons.

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

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

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?

The system will take care of oxidation requirements and provide a residual level of peroxide.  Shocking the pool weekly once weekly provides other protections against  cloudy or green water.  Our Blended Weekly Additive simplifies treatment so you don’t need to buy and add numerous other chemicals.

Chemicals may be needed are for balancing pH and alkalinity.  During unusual conditions, if the water temperature is above 85 F for extended periods or for high bather loads, chlorine can be added to supplement regular oxygen treatments.

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

Most chemicals like, chlorine, mineral systems, salt chlorine generators, and ionizers are compatible in an Oxygen Pool.  Except for unusual situations, it is not necessary to use additional oxidizers.  

Do not use with biguanides such as Bacquacil, Revacil, SoftSwim, etc.  These chemicals require removal before using any other chemicals in the water.  We would be happy to provide you with with the conversion process to remove those chemicals from your pool.  Download…. How To Convert from Biquanides to an Oxygen Pool