The Secret to Easy Hot Tub Water Care: Ozone

April 18, 2012

The Secret to Easy Hot Tub Water Care: Ozone.

It’s no secret that ozone is the key to easy hot tub care. Most hot tubs built in the last 10 years have a built-in ozone generator or are set up so you can add one easily. So, what is ozone and why is it the best thing for sanitizing your hot tub?

 Why Ozone?

Spa ozone is the most powerful oxidizer and disinfectant that can be safely used in spas. It kills all known bacteria, viruses, yeasts and a lot of other things you don’t want to know about.

1. Ozone offers an alternative to heavy doses of traditional chemicals such as bromine and chlorine. Ozone can’t completely eliminate these chemicals, but it drastically reduces the required amounts.

2. Ozone is a safe, proven technology. It leaves no chemical taste or smell, it’s environmentally sound and it’s gentle on your equipment. In fact, the only by-product of ozone is pure oxygen.

3. Ozone eliminates chloramines, the smelly, irritating, toxic by-product of chlorine.

4. Ozone oxidizes (burns off) problem compounds often found in spas such as hydrogen sulfides and iron manganese.

5. Ozone helps shock your spa to get rid of oils and other organic compounds that combine to make the unsightly “spa scum ring” and when left untreated require more chemicals to make your spa clean.

What kind of Ozone should I get?

There are two kinds of ozone generators. One uses UV (Ultra Violet light energy) and the Buy SilkBalance and stop itchy skin from harsh hot tub chemicals and automatically balance your hot tub water chemistry. Pour it and ignore it!other uses CD (Corona Discharge electrical energy). UV light mimics sunlight. Unfortunately, UV lamps produce a low output that starts to diminish from the minute its first turned on.  The costly lamps must be replaced frequently. For these reasons we do not recommend and do not sell UV ozone generators. CD energy, however, is more like lightning in a bottle. It “zaps” the water as it passes by the generator killing all germs & bacteria. It is highly concentrated, uses less much energy than UV, is safe and is perfect for producing ozone in spas. Therefore, we recommend and sell corona discharge ozone units only.

Is Ozone all I need to sanitize and keep my spa water clean?

The quick answer is “no” but you can eliminate much of your customary sanitizer and shock with a properly functioning ozonator. The perfect combination with ozone is SilkBalance natural water care for spas and hot tubs. Environmentally safe, SilkBalance works constantly in conjunction with the ozonator to keep spa water pure.

You will still need to add a small amount of sanitizer such chlorine or combined chlorine & shock. The EPA has not approved any sanitary system that does not include at least some amount of chlorine or combined chlorine and shock.

If you already have a hot tub with an ozonator

Did you know that you have to check it periodically to find out if it’s working?


If you don’t replace it, you’re losing the most important part of the sanitation system for keeping your spa clean & pure for bathing. Just because you see bubbles doesn’t mean it’s working. .

Spring Special on Ozonators at Olympic Hot Tub Company! Get set for spring and summer with a new ozonator for the cleanest water.

Ozone works by injecting millions of tiny, highly concentrated ozone bubbles into the water, neutralizing contaminants on contact for cleaner water and fewer chemicals.  SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL $225.00 with FREE shipping. Full instructions for DIY. OR  $325. includes installation in Puget Sound Area. Call the Service Center to order 206431-2876. Or online at Olympic Hot Tub online e-store.


DISTURBING FACT: Research indicates that up to 60% of older ozone generators are not producing sufficient levels of ozone for sanitation. The presence of bubbles from the spa’s ozone jet does not indicate adequate production of ozone. Is your ozone generator functioning properly? Find out now!  Regularly $12.95.  Save $2.00 Now only $10.95. Buy the Ozone Detector.

If it shows you don’t have adequate ozone and you buy a new ozonator from Olympic Hot Tub, the kit is yours…FREE!

Call the Service Center today to order 206 431-2876  or online.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.