Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Ozone?
A: Ozone is a naturally occurring form of oxygen produced in the upper atmosphere by lightning bolts and the sun's ultra violet rays.
Q: How does Ozone clean my water?
A: Ozone is produced for use in water purification by exposing oxygen to high voltage electrical discharges by state-of-the-art U.S. Aquapure Systems Ozone generators.
Q: What substances does Ozone kill?
A: Bacteria (E-coli, salmonella, streptococcus, cholera). Micro-organisms about 1/100th the diameter of a human hair. Viruses (such as influenza, poliovirus, hepatitis). Parasites (such as trichina worms, pinworms, amoebae, nematodes and fungi). Cysts (such as cryptosporidium and giardia) Chemical by-products in water (such as chloramines and trihalomethenes).
Q: Why should I consider Ozone for my water?
A: Experts agree, simple filtration cannot solve organic related water problems, the kind that show up as offensive tastes, odors, colors or contaminates. Ozone is the safest, most effective oxidant available.
Q: If Ozone is so good, why isn't everyone using it?
A: You probably don't realize that many are. Ozone has been used in Europe for almost a century, primarily for drinking water purification and swimming pool spa treatment. Ozone is also used by many progressive municipalities in the United States. The city of Los Angeles and Dallas have state-of-the-art $100 million Ozone facility for drinking water.
Q: What is the difference between Ozone and Chlorine?
A: Ozone is a form of oxygen, not a chemical like chlorine. It's chief advantage over chlorine is that it not only kills all bacteria, but it destroys viruses and water-born parasites and fungus. Ozone (03) is formed from oxygen and returns to it's oxygen form by the time the water reaches the consumer. Chlorine remains in the water.