The point of this blog post is to provide some information about ozone with respect to health and safety, and to help people make useful distinctions between “good” ozone and “bad” ozone.
The truth is that controlled ozone systems like the ones DEL Ozone makes for portable spas or hot tubs protect human health and quality of life. Unfortunately, some people confuse those cases where excess airborne ozone can be a problem with the use of ozone under ALL conditions. This misunderstanding can lead people to reject ozone solutions even when they are safe and effective ways to achieve disinfection objectives.
Ozone in the News
It sometimes seems that whenever ozone comes up in public discussions or news, it is treated as a threat. And this can create the perception that ozone is simply a hazardous gas that must be avoided under all circumstances.
Probably the most common way people hear about ozone on a day-to-day basis is when there is a pollution event in a metropolitan area. When this happens, the weather often includes an “ozone alert” to encourage people with respiratory disease or other vulnerabilities to stay indoors to minimize their exposure to airborne ozone. The truth is that these alerts are triggered by a combination of a high level of pollution caused by burning fossil fuels and strong sunlight. When this happens, ozone is a byproduct of the chemical reactions that occur between combustion exhaust and the atmosphere.
This isn’t to say that ground level ozone is safe at high concentration. Rather, the point is that an excessive concentration of ozone is a result of an uncontrolled process. We would have to stop driving in places like LA or Denver to avoid having days with high ozone concentrations.
Ground level ozone created by unplanned, uncontrolled processes like this should not be confused with the beneficial controlled application of ozone.
The Benefits of Controlled Ozone for Spa and Hot Tub Owners
DEL Ozone’s advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques create ozone systems that provide the benefits of ozone without harmful byproducts:
- Ozone is effective against microorganisms like cryptosporidium that chlorine cannot kill quickly enough.
- Ozone injected into spa water with a DEL Ozone system ensures clean, safe water automatically.
- DEL systems are designed to inject the ozone thoroughly and effectively, with no side effects on human skin or health, or spa accessories like the pillows or the cover.
- DEL is reliable – ozonators like the MCD-50 work on and on.
Rely on DEL Ozone systems to protect your family when clean is critical.