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The Advantages of Ozone Water Treatment Over Chlorine in Tampa Bay

The Advantages of Ozone Water Treatment Over Chlorine in Tampa Bay
The Advantages of Ozone Water Treatment Over Chlorine in Tampa Bay

The Advantages of Ozone Water Treatment Over Chlorine in Tampa Bay

Water quality and safety are crucial for our health and wellbeing. Here in Tampa Bay, issues like hard water, contamination from chemicals, bacteria and heavy metals, as well as taste and odor problems are common with our ground and surface water sources. Finding the right whole home water treatment solution is key.

While chlorine has been a popular disinfectant for many years, ozone treatment offers some distinct advantages. Read on to learn why more Tampa Bay homeowners and businesses are switching to ozone generators and advanced systems from Aqua-Wise Water Treatment Solutions for clean, safe water right from the tap.

Why Ozone is Superior to Chlorine

Ozone or O3 is an unstable gas comprised of three oxygen atoms. As ozone decomposes, it releases single oxygen atoms, known as radical oxygen, that cause oxidation. This makes ozone a very powerful disinfectant and oxidant used for water purification across the globe.

Here are some of the main benefits of ozone over chlorine:

1. More Effective Disinfection

Ozone destroys 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, protozoa like cryptosporidium and giardia lamblia, mold spores and more on contact. It also helps control biofilm and dangerous waterborne pathogens like legionella.

Chlorine is less effective, especially against cryptosporidium. It can also combine with organic matter to produce harmful chlorinated byproducts linked to cancer and other diseases.

2. No Chemical Taste or Odor

Ozone treatment does not alter the taste, odor or pH of water. It leaves no chemical residue behind. This helps provide better tasting drinking water.

On the other hand, chlorine can react with organics in water leading to unpleasant chlorine tastes and smells. It can even react with metals to make the water smell like sewage or rotten eggs.

3. More Environmentally-Friendly

Ozone breaks down quickly to regular oxygen without leaving toxic residues. It does not produce harmful disinfection byproducts like chlorine.

Chlorinated compounds are toxic to aquatic ecosystems and birds in the wild when discharged. Plus the equipment used, like salt cells, also use toxic materials.

4. Effective for Iron and Manganese Control

HydroClear Ozone Generator oxidizes soluble forms of iron, manganese and sulfur to insoluble particles. These can then be easily filtered out providing cleaner water free of staining and scale buildup.

Trying to remove iron and manganese with chlorine alone requires very high, unsafe dosages that impact health and plumbing over time.

5. Safeguards Plumbing and Appliances

By dealing with water hardness and corrosion issues, an AquaLux Water Softener and HydroClear prevent scale buildup and rust corrosion inside pipes, water heaters, appliances, fixtures and more. This saves on plumbing repairs and replacement costs.

The salty brine solution used to regenerate salt-based water softeners corrodes plumbing. Chlorine also causes premature corrosion and failure of water system components.

6. Long Term Savings

While systems like HydroClear and AquaLux require more initial investment than basic chlorine injection, the long term savings are substantial. There are no recurring salt or chemical costs. You save thousands over time on appliance and plumbing repairs too.

Salt-based softeners and chlorine use require continual purchase of replacement chlorine cylinders and bags of salt which is an added expense. And they still don’t address water safety threats and damage issues that lead to even higher costs.

Additional Water Treatment Benefits in Tampa

Utilizing an ozone generator as the disinfection stage in a whole house system also allows for finer filtration to deal with other water quality issues we experience here int the Tampa region.

AquaCarbonGuard Catalytic Carbon Filter works alongside ozone to remove chlorine taste and odor, VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, industrial solvents and trihalomethanes down to 0.5 microns for the cleanest, purest water.

AquaBlue Whole House Filter System takes care of sediment, silt, dirt, rust particles and other contaminants above 0.5 microns in size.

For municipal or well water sources with bacteria issues, AquaGuard UV SYSTEM provides an added layer of protection. The UV light destroys any pathogens that might get through the ozone treatment stage.

Advanced Ozone Treatment for Specialized Applications

While ozone is effective for typical residential water quality issues, some Tampa Bay properties and businesses require heavy duty treatment.

HydroTech Pro Commercial Water Treatment Systems utilize super-capacity ozone combined with other technologies for restaurants, hospitals, hotels, apartment buildings and commercial sites.

WellFusion Well Water Treatment Systems integrate ozone with specialized pre-filtration to address major contamination concerns like sulfur, bacteria, pesticides, fertilizers, hydrocarbons and nitrates in private well sources.

For light commercial to heavy industrial sites, AquaPurity Industrial & Commercial RO Systems use reverse osmosis for high purity water meeting precise standards.

Retention Tank + Chlorine Injection System maintains a precise chlorine residual throughout large distribution systems so water stays fresh and pathogen-free. Ozone is utilized at point of use.

Even highly contaminated well water can be restored to drinking water safety levels with AquaRevive Reverse Osmosis System. The multi-stage pre-filtration and RO remove the worst toxins including heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury and chromium 6.

Water Quality Problems in Tampa Bay Wells & Municipal Sources

Tampa Bay relies heavily on the Floridan Aquifer System for much of its groundwater. But increased withdrawals have caused sinkholes, saltwater intrusion and industrial contamination. And our surface water sources face pollution issues too.

Common specific concerns include:

  • Hardness Causing Scale & Detergent Curd

  • Iron & Manganese Fouling

  • Salty Taste & Corrosiveness

  • Cloudiness & Particulate Contamination

  • Foul Sulfur Odors

  • Bacteria Formation in Plumbing Systems

  • Disinfection Byproduct Formation

  • Pesticides & VOC Contamination

  • Heavy Metals in Well Water

Hard water also has negative impacts for skin, hair, appliances and more as covered in this article on the Effects of Hard Water on Personal Care.

Utilizing ozone and advanced water treatment from Aqua-Wise effectively addresses all these issues and more for healthier, safer water from every tap.

Discounts, Promotions & Financing Available

As a family-owned and operated water treatment provider since 2001, Aqua-Wise makes it easy to get these systems installed for your home. Our water specialists provide free water testing and analysis to identify your issues and create a customized whole house or point of use treatment plan using ozone and other technologies to meet your needs and budget.

Schedule Your FREE Water Test Today: 727-236-7161 or Book Online

We also offer:

  • Spring Special Discounts

  • 0% Financing Plans

  • Rent-to-Own Programs

  • Lifetime Support Guarantee

Investing in Aqua-Wise advanced water treatment with ozone protection brings peace of mind now while saving money long term. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of ozone and our systems.

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