ECMI Logo ECMI Banner  energy star logo

 

 
   

Pool Disinfection Systems Comparison

 

Pool Disinfection Systems Comparison

This is a brief comparison of various water treatment technologies used in pool and spa equipment.
All technologies listed should be considered "supplemental" disinfection technologies whereas primary disinfection systems must be employed to insure minimal possibility of cross-infection.

Technology

Avg. Initial Cost

Operational
Costs

Ongoing
Maintenance Costs

Maintenance
Skill Level

Drawbacks
Ozone

$1k & up

$hundreds
per year
$hundreds
per year
High 1. Special filters required
2. High power draw
3. Close monitoring needed
4. Expensive to operate
5.  Expensive to maintain
6. Ozone is toxic!
UV

$1K & up

$hundreds
per year
$hundreds
per year
High 1. Lamp output degrades with time
2. Scaling reduces effectiveness
3. High power draw
4. Expensive to operate and maintain
AquaKLEAR $1k & up Less than
$20 per year
None None New technology not yet widely recognized.

 
 

Copyright 2003-2009 ECMI