OzoneMAX™ Vacuum-ultraviolet Ozone System
OxoneMAX is an ultraviolet ozone system that when added to the pool, it can help you safely lower chlorine use up to 50%. When combined with our MineralPURE ionizer, these can reach as high as 95%. You will be amazed at the water clarity.
The OzoneMAX unit includes a side stream venturi manifold that injects the ozone into the water. As ambient air enters the ozone generator, the venturi creates a suction-effect to pull air past the UV bulb, creating O3 – ozone. The ozone is then safely injected into the water flow and the “instant purification” takes place at that time. Within seconds, the ozone is dissipated by the time it returns to the pool.
Ozone Max – UV Ozone Generator
Ozone is one of the most powerful oxidizers on Earth. It is 55 times more powerful than chlorine and reacts 3,000 times faster. It greatly improves water clarity and is effective in controlling cryptosporidium and E. coli while eliminating harmful chloramines. It will not irritate eyes or dry out your skin.
When combining this with mineral ionization, you have the most effective system at reducing chlorine use while helping kill harmful microorganisms.
A Natural Occurrence
Ozone is formed naturally throughout the Earth’s atmosphere when sunlight reacts with oxygen molecules and is also produced during lightning storms.
The OzoneMAX unit employs a light source that generates a narrow-band ultraviolet light. Our sun sustains the ozone layer in the stratosphere of Earth, and a similar occurrence takes place in our weather-proof aluminum enclosure.
How Ozone is Made
Ozone is produced by splitting oxygen molecules with an ultraviolet lamp. This produces a pair of unstable atoms (O1) that will 1 combine with normal oxygen molecules (O2) and forms ozone 2 (O3), which is injected into the water by a venturi manifold which is included with the system.
How Ozone Performs
An oxidation reaction occurs upon any collision between an ozone molecule and a molecule of an oxidizable substance(s) (i.e. algae, bacteria, viruses, fungi [mold & yeast], suntan oils, body oils, mildew, cysts, chloramines, forms of iron, sweat and urine).
These oxidized compounds then “clump” together thus greatly enhancing your filter’s ability to capture these organisms from your water. Once the ozone loses the third unstable oxygen molecule, it simply reverts back to life breathing oxygen.
The weak bond splits off leaving oxygen as a by-product.
- What exactly is OzoneMax?
OzoneMax is an ozone generator that injects an ultra-violet light into the water through a side-stream venturi manifold that is included with the system. The system helps control algae, bacteria, and viruses in the water.
- Is ozone safe to swim in?
All the ozone our system injects takes place near the pool equipment and by the time it reaches the pool, it is totally dissipated. There will never be any ozone in the water. You will be amazed at how clear the water will be.
- Will I still have to use chlorine?
Yes. Our system is a supplement to chlorine and will allow you to cut back on chlorine use about 50%. However, if used with the Mineral Pure ionization system, you can cut back by as much as 95%.
- How hard is it to install the system?
Any Clearwater dealer, pool serviceman, plumber or handyman would be able to install the system in a couple of hours.
- Will the system work on 110V or 220V?
The unit comes with a 110V plug on it. However, that can be easily removed and wired into a 220V outlet without any adjustments inside the control box.
- How do you test to see if the system is working?
Unfortunately, there is no ozone in the water when it reaches the pool, so they is no way to tell by using a test kit. If you see bubbles in the ozone chamber and the water getting clearer, then the unit is working.
- Will I ever have to replace anything with the system?
Yes. After 2-5 years or so, you should replace the ozone light bulb with a new one. The timing of when it should be changed reflects how long the system is on everyday and length of pool season.
- How long is the warranty?