Airway irritation, wheezing, sore throat, coughing, chest tightness, eye irritation, hair discoloration and brittleness, skin irritation and faded bathing suits. Swimming has always been a summertime favorite, however, the side effects of spending too much time in harsh chemicals like Chlorine complicate an otherwise fun seasonal experience. Chlorine alternatives are available, but generations have effectively relied on Chlorine and it still dominates the market on pool treatment. It has been accepted as an unfortunate necessity that goes with pool ownership that must be tolerated, but it does not have to be. There must be something better on the market that allows families to enjoy crystal clear water without swimming through chemical-filled water.
Saltwater pool systems are an alternative growing in popularity, but the idea of salty pool water is not always the most attractive option to pool owners. In truth, saltwater pools only have approximately 1/10 the salinity of seawater. Chlorine alternative may not be an accurate title for this method due to the fact that saltwater pools are not actually Chlorine free. On the contrary, through a process called electrolysis, where the saltwater is forced through a high-power cell, the saltwater systems produce their own Chlorine.
The saltwater systems are easier on the eyes and skin, require less maintenance and are safer than Chlorine, but they still may not be the best alternative to Chlorine. The saltwater system has an expensive set up price tag, the system is more complex and issues may require an experienced technician to fix and it is potentially damaging to pool accessories. In summary, saltwater pool systems are a consideration for this market, but for the fact that it produces its own Chlorine, if a pool owner makes the expensive switch for the sole purpose of avoiding the Chlorine, the efforts were all in vain.
Pool owners that have done some research on Chlorine alternatives most likely have come across Bromine. Bromine and Chlorine are both parts of the Halogen family. This method is attractive to pool owners because the byproduct produced from the chemical reaction is less likely to become airborne to be inhaled by swimmers and does not give off that chemical smell in the pool area like Chlorine does. Additionally, Bromine pools do not have to be shocked quite like the chlorinated system counterparts.
That being said, Bromine has some shortcomings as well. Though Bromine is a better sterilizer than Chlorine, it falls short of Chlorine as an oxidizer, which is the main purpose for the Hologens in the pool water. Pool owners should also note that Bromine is not the best choice for outdoor pools, as Bromine is vulnerable to dilapidation from the UV rays of the sun. Bromine is better suited for indoor hot tubs and spas than it is for the outdoor pool.
Crystal clear water with little to no chemical use, could that be possible? Surprisingly, pool owners, retailers and builders are not as aware of ozone generators for the pool or their knowledge of the system is limited. Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen (O2). The Ozone molecule consists of three oxygen atoms. Ozone naturally gets rid of chemical and biological pollutants and reverts to oxygen within 30 minutes of ozonation.
Shelly A. from Cowarts, Alabama purchased an ozone generator for her pool after doing some research and wrote, “We purchased the (ozone) generator and have had the clearest pool ever. Even with all the rain and humidity this summer what little algae we did get just vacuumed up no problem. We just recommended this to a friend and they ordered one for their pool.” Another ozone user in Indiana also took the time to write about his experience with ozone, “…I'm running no chlorine at all and the water is staying perfect and is clearer than I've ever seen it.”
Ozone’s oxidizing power is twice as powerful as Chlorine and reduces chemical use by up to 95%. The filtration capabilities of your pool system will improve and water consumption decreases. Pool owners with ozone generator systems enjoy smooth skin, no discoloration of or brittle hair, no fading swimwear and no more red, irritated eyes. Ozone generators from the right company are affordable and pool owners save on the chemical costs associated with other pool oxidation methods.
There are various methods for pool owners to consider when deciding on the method of cleaning his or her pool water. Just because Chlorine has been used for generation after generation does not mean that pool owners must continue to suffer the side effects of the chemical use. Pool owners should consider his or her options carefully and do some research on the methods that seem most attractive. Pools and Chlorine used to go hand in hand without question. When a person buys a pool, the Chlorine is assumed to be purchased next. There is something better on the market that allows families to enjoy crystal clear water without swimming through chemical-filled water. Pool owners should explore the revolution and stop depending so much on chemicals simply because it has been the industry standard.
At the shop, we at A2Z Ozone have access to many types of ozone generators, so naturally, we do not use the Aqua-6 for all our ozonation. Sometimes, we use it for cleaning vegetables. But, for drinking water and general cleaning, we use the Aqua Touch, which is connected directly to the faucet in the kitchenette. For most air applications, we use the A7K Air Ozone Generator. But, there are two instances where we used the Aqua-6 and found great success.
Fresh, Clean Smelling Bathroom!
The first one I want to talk about is freshening a very small bathroom; one that has no fan and no window to provide fresh air. It is heavily used, and quite frankly--there is no nice way to put it--we had a problem with odor and stuffiness. Using disinfectant spray did not work. It did not effectively take care of odors—in fact, it adds a layer of odor instead of taking it away. And, the spray sticks to the walls, floors, and fixtures. So, we installed an Aqua-6 directly into the bathroom and hung it on the wall with the convenient wall hanger. It is out of the way, even in our small bathroom.
We installed this device last summer, and noticed a difference immediately. After a good cleaning, the odors were no longer an issue. The Aqua-6 effectively freshens the air in a small bathroom at the Function #6 (two minutes every hour) setting. We do not need a higher setting than that, we tried a lower setting until we got to the setting. Now, it is ideal for our small area.
The Fish Tank
My favorite use around the shop for the Aqua-6 is maintaining the fresh water fish tank. Our tank is 55 gallons; not the largest in the world, but not the smallest, either. The Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator helps our fish stay healthy—no ich, no fin diseases. It also keeps the water from smelling fishy all the time. We see a difference in how clear the water stays. We still have some routine maintenance. We need to keep an eye on the pH levels, the temperature, and feed them properly. We need to keep an eye on what species of fish we keep, and study about these things because some will eat others. However, the maintenance is less involved, so it does not disturb to the environment we have painstakingly set up for the fish as much as it could.
Drako Brownie, our Pleco
Here is what Sonya says about maintaining the fish tank:
When you have fish, you must make sure the pH balance is refreshed by adding a bit of water into the tank. I change 25% of the water every two to four weeks and maintain a pH balance of 7.0. We have two Bristlenose Plecos that help to keep the tank clean of algae. Our Aqua-6 helps reduce the algae, but it does not completely clean algae. Algae forms when the Aqua-6 is not producing the ozone, as the ozone is produced for a fraction of the time. So, when I clean it, as a first step, I scrape out the sides of the tank with an algae scraper specifically made for glass that we purchased at a pet store.
If you would like to try the Aqua-6 on your fish tank or in your bathroom, order one today!
I regret to share this with you, friendly reader, but our entire blog was deleted in error. We do have most of the articles saved, but they will have to be entered manually again. We plan on entering them over the next couple of weeks. Then, we will begin posting several blog posts we have ready for you, so that you won't have to read through all the old posts to see our new posts.
I feel like the information in our blog was a great source of help to our customers. So do all our authors here at A2Z Ozone. So, that is why we decided to reconstruct it.
We are all so sorry that we have caused this inconvenience to you, our good reader.
I always tell parents not to worry too much over scraped knees, that a child is not living without them. I think this blog has suffered a very bad scrape on the knee!
So, please be patient with us for the next several weeks. We promise to start sharing more current ozone information soon! Thank you for reading!
I leave you today with words that are not mine, but are fitting to our situation, from the English author, Neil Gaiman in his New Year's Eve blog post:
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life."
We want to extend a warm welcome and sincere thank you to our guest post writer, James! A fellow coffee enthusiast!
Are you considering purchasing an ozone generator, but you're not really sure if you're going to use it often. Well I was in the same situation, wondering if an ozone generator was really worth buying. And now, I use my ozone generator daily, multiple times a day, and not using it isn't even an option. The bottom line on switching into an ozone life, is determining whether or not you want pure water. Ozone generators are so effective at purifying water, they are used to sanitize sewer systems, and sterilize impure water all around the world. The power of ozone is incredible, affordable and effective.
When you have a lightning storm in your area, many people will often notice that afterwards the air smells crisp and clean. And this phenomenon is in fact, ozone. What you are smelling is in fact ozone in the air, and everyone loves that clean “after a lightning storm” smell! Surprisingly though, people don't often think about utilizing the power of ozone and incorporating it into their lives. Ozone generators can clean and sterilize your air and even get rid of smells in homes and vehicles. They can have many uses in our lives, including in homes and cars, and in any area where you may want to sterilize the air to make it smell a bit better. I could go on all day about a million uses for ozone, but for today I want to focus on one use. Purifying water.
On my website absolutezero.org I share many single uses for an ozone generator, such as the A to Z Aqua 6 Ozone Generator which is my favorite. I use this unit daily to ozonize water for drinking and many other uses. And today, I am fortunate to be able to share another “single use” idea with AtoZ’s audience! Now, what do 54% of Americans over the age of 18 do daily that can really benefit from ozonized water? Let’s find out!
100 Million Americans Deserve a Better Cup
What myself and 100 million other Americans do every morning is drink coffee! Now, I do not consider myself a “coffee snob” as most coffee drinkers jokingly refer to themselves. Light and sweet, regular and even sometimes black, it’s all good to me! Many coffee drinkers know that they love a particular style of coffee, a specific brand and they are very, very particular when it comes to preparing their morning cup of joe. I can understand that, as you want that same taste every morning. And if you’re a coffee drinker, you just want to have a really great cup of coffee in the morning! So, this is why it often surprises me when people fill their coffee machines with water straight from the tap! This is the area where I become a bit of a “water snob” and untreated tap water just “won’t do.”
In my area, our tap water can sometimes taste a bit metallic, or a bit like chlorine. It does not come out crazy colors, or have any visible problems with it, but it just does not taste clean and fresh. Do you drink water straight from your faucet? Most likely you don’t. If all tap water tasted great, water filtration systems would not be so popular. And many people would not be looking for a solution to improve the quality of their water, as you may be doing so today. Now, I will not go into conspiracy theories in regards to fluoride in the water and all of that stuff, but the bottom line is that my tap water does not taste good. This is why I have made a personal vow to be sure that I am drinking the absolute cleanest and freshest water possible. I want my water to not have any lingering metallic taste, or “taste like the pipes” as I've heard some people say. So, how do I get rid of that metallic or chlorine taste? I utilize my A2Z Aqua 6 Ozone Generator.
Isn't it surprising to you that no one wants to drink water straight from there tap, but they will put straight tap water into their coffee? This is a strange thing I've noticed, and I understand the reasoning. Most people are okay with this, because their coffee is masking the unsatisfactory flavors of their tap water. My own wife used to do the same thing until we had an interesting discussion recently in regards to our morning coffee. Here’s how this discussion came about.
Less Bitter and A Bit Fresher
My wife and I will take turns making the coffee in the morning, sometimes the dogs will wake her up before me and she will set it up. The funny thing was when one day I had made the coffee, she said to me “Why does the coffee always taste so much better when you make it?” And when she said that, it made me laugh. When I asked her why she thinks it taste better, she couldn't really describe it, but she said the coffee just tasted less bitter and a bit fresher. And I agree. The reason my coffee tastes better is because I use ozonized water for my coffee! When your water is ozonized, it tastes significantly better than untreated tap water. So it is only natural that coffee made with ozonized water would taste better too!
Simple Steps To Make The Purest Cup Of Joe
The process I use is very simple! My coffee pot is glass, so I can fill my coffee pot straight from the tap. I then utilize “Program 5” on my A to Z Aqua 6 Ozone Generator and I ozonize my water for 20 minutes. Once complete, I allow the water a few minutes for excess ozone to degrade back to oxygen. Then I proceed as normal. Filling my coffee machine with the ozonized water, put in the coffee grinds, press the brew button and wait a few minutes for my great tasting cup of coffee! If you have anything but glass for your coffee pot, I recommend you ozonizing your water in a glass pitcher.
Now, I definitely feel that my coffee tastes better when prepared with ozonized water and I am sure if you do a test for yourself, you will agree. And this is interesting, because when you think about all of the ways you utilize water in drinks, couldn't all these areas benefit from using better quality water? For example, when you make any sort of mixed drink, including iced teas, smoothies, even mixing juices for your children requires you to use water and some sort of additive. Why not use the absolute cleanest water possible? Why not use ozone water? There really aren’t very many people who consider the quality of their water they are using to prepare food and drinks. And that is surprising to me as I ozonize water for just about everything I do! What do you use your ozone generator for? Let us know!
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did please leave us some feedback. And if you enjoyed this post, take a few minutes to visit my website absolutezero.org where I showcase the A2Z Aqua 6 and show many examples of how to use this absolutely wonderful ozone generator in your home. When it comes to good clean water, think A2Z Ozone Generators!
About The Author
James is an ozone loving family man from Long Island, New York who is also a brand ambassador for the A2Z product family. The A2Z Aqua 6 has inspired James to develop an entire website to discuss the health benefits of ozone water and other alternative health products. Visit Absolute Zero’s Facebook page and James’ website at absolutezero.org.
Ozone is known for being an oxidizing force. We kill pathogens, get rid of foul odors, and clean our water with the powerful effects of ozone. But, did you ever think about what ozone is doing to the materials it comes in contact with? Oftentimes, it is oxidizing your piping right along with the pathogens and chemicals. These concerns are present in nearly every application for which we use ozone. For instance, cleaning well water with ozone requires that water reservoirs, venturi injectors, any type of filtering systems, tubes and pipes located past the point where the ozone is injected need to be of the highest ozone-resistant material possible. When you first contemplate this fact, choosing these materials may seem like a daunting task. However, most of these materials are easily obtainable. And, when considering the results of using poor material choices, it is well worth the investment to think ahead.
The above chart can help you can help you make your decisions about which materials to use.
A quick search on the internet will help you locate the materials you need for your setup. For instance, I plugged into Bing.com the search term, stainless steel 316 containers, and I found some reasonable options, from kitchen supplies to drums, and even piping. Please take heart and do your research. You will find what you need with a little determination and patience.
Ozonated water in a swimming pool is absolutely lovely. So, taking the care to use the right piping, our venturi injector made of PVDF, all while setting your system up right will help to keep your pool maintenance-free for a long time to come.
Likewise, your setup for well water is highly important. By looking at this diagram, you can see which materials will need to be ozone resistant. Everything beyond the MP-3000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator should have a high resistance for the longevity of the system. Or else, you will need to replace parts often. Replacing parts can be expensive and much more bothersome. Why not do it right the first time?
Soon, we are leaving for the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana! The show has a few of the special ones here excited. They get to go and enjoy the historic city of New Orleans while showing off A2Z Ozone’s innovative solutions for the pool and spa industry. We get excited whenever we get to share with people what ozone can do to a pool experience. And, it is an experience we are talking about. Crystal clear water with twice the power of cleaning as chlorine. Ozone reduces chemical use up to 95%! And we are just getting started! Once our customers hop into a pool or spa filled with ozonated water, they cannot even think about the process that ozone is performing in their water. This is because the water produces smooth and supple skin, keeps the hair in good shape, and eyes do not turn red! And it is so relaxing; words cannot describe it. This is truly what we want to share with the people who stop by our booth at the expo. Come watch our presentation, and listen to Erin, Sonya and Albert talk about the sensations you have been missing in your pool and spa. You can see us at the expo November 2 through November 4. We will be in Booth Number 2550. We will see you there!
Many people have the question, “Why would I want to use an Ozone Generator? Ozone is bad for you!” Ozone is considered by some to be in the "grey area" but if properly used can be a miracle. It's more of an organic way of doing something. It has the ability to clean and sanitize, only catch is you do not need all the harmful chemicals. In fact, if you wash your vegetables in ozonated water, it will oxidize the pesticides and chemicals on your vegetables, giving them a longer shelf life. It is one of the safest ways to sanitize children's toys without leaving a harmful chemical residue.
Ozone can be a good thing.
The ozone layer above us is a strong deterrent in collecting the ultraviolet radiation from the sun so that we do not absorb it. We relish in the news that the ozone layer is recovering. Was it something we were doing? Well, in part–because we were emitting chlorofluorocarbons from dry cleaning processes, refrigerants, and aerosol cans used back then in deodorant and hairspray. Back in 1987, humanity effectively banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons in an effort to repair the ozone layer, and documentation is showing that it has actually started to recover.
Now, what about ozone generators?
Ozone used from ozone generators can be a good thing, too, when the user employs caution. Similar to what the ozone layer does in the stratosphere, ozone changes chemicals and lifeforms such as mold and pathogens, actually eliminating them. It is this action, called oxidation, that kills the pathogens. When you use an ozone generator, you are not just covering up the odors. The extra atom in ozone (O3) destroys that which it bonds with while it reverts back into oxygen (O2). As long as you are out of the way, an ozone generator, such as a powerful A7K Air Ozone Generator (7,000 mg / hour), can effectively do this oxidization in a room! Halting mold and mildew--killing pathogens--taking care of allergy-causing spores in the air--while you, your pets, and plants are out of the room, of course! And, since it turns back into oxygen within 30 minutes, your room will be safe to enter after a short time. Picture the three atoms, like that demonstrated in A2Z Ozone’s logo!
When is ozone a bad thing?
Well, it can be a very bad thing. Ozone can injure your lungs. The main reason for this is because it displaces the oxygen in the air with the ozone molecule. Most do not know that oxygen in its pure form is hazardous also, the air we breathe in day to day only contains 21% oxygen. It can hurt plants and animals. Which leads to the discussion of ozone as a pollutant in the air. In our modern cities, particles can get trapped in smog. Ozone is a big part of this smog. Just think, while it is trapped in the smog, it is oxidizing. So, just like ozone kills bad things, it can definitely hurt us. Take care when using ozone.
We got to meet people from all over. A2Z Ozone was well accepted and we met a large variety of people from different cultures. The vendors, about 500, were from all over the world with an interesting showing of products, mostly supplies for pools and spas. A2Z Ozone was able to provide visitors with products that provide potable water, as well as air ozone generators and swimming pool generators. One customer was so impressed with the ability for ozone to clean drinking water: "..that's amazing! You mean it would clean the water so we could drink it?" We also shared our A7K Air Ozone Generator with visitors.
And don't forget the scenery — the city is absolutely beautiful with attractions for every type of visitor. The city is particularly vibrant at night; we saw beautiful buildings lit up in fantastic colors, and wonderful fountains with incredible displays. Yes, The Leisure Show at Dubai World Trade Centre was a great experience for A2Z Ozone — especially because we met present and future customers face-to-face — a rare treat for a successful eCommerce business. Now, it's time to get back to work in Louisville, Kentucky!
We gave away our Aqua-6! Congratulations Rhonda! Your Aqua-6 is on its way!
Please read further to learn about our adventures at the Gaslight Festival.
We are happy to be back to work this morning after a great time at the Gaslight Festival this past weekend. We met lots of good fellow vendors, customers, and passersby. We taste tested many great foods. It was a good time. We want to extend a big thank you to all who stopped to learn about ozone and sign up for our drawing for a free Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator!
Friday night, Sonya and Kevin met with customers who enjoyed our tablet / phone holders we gave out. Some signed up for the Aqua-6 giveaway. Some passersby simply said, “hello!”
Sonya enjoyed a Bone Slushie and some spiral potatoes. Kevin also ate some spiral potatoes, which he loved.
The next morning, Jenny and I arrived and barely got started when a storm blew in. There was no lightning, but plenty of rain and wind. There was a continuous cold breeze as well. But, after one and a half to two hours, it cleared and we met with the festival visitors. Jenny enjoyed telling the visitors about our product and our company. For second shift, Drew came by. He encouraged Jenny to go try a funnel cake. She liked it, and brought some of it home for her brother. Drew went for a brief walk and purchased a funnel cake for himself. He could not eat it all, so I ate the half he could not finish. It was delicious! Then, Drew went out and bought a Pork Butt on a Stick from Smokin’ J’s, which he said was excellent. Our boss, Albert stopped by and said he would have to try some food at the festival and would be back at 7 pm to relieve Drew! I headed out about 5:30 pm after being there since opening. All in all, it was a nice time. While we did not have any merchandise for sale at the festival, we truly enjoyed meeting people, people in our own community, who may become customers of ours in the future. We were there mainly to get our name out to the local community. We’ve been working in this community now since 2004, and many people commented on how they never knew about us before. We were thrilled to meet them, and we also loved getting the word out about ozone. We hope to get the people who signed up for our newsletter valuable information about ozone. There are so many uses; not enough time to really get into the benefits of ozone at the Gaslight Festival.
Do you want to take on a quick and easy project that can save you money and make you popular with your friends? Create some ozonated olive oil today! Tell your friends about your experience and they will want to try your goods.
Ozonated olive oil is good for many different issues with the skin, both for humans and animals.
There are a few steps to getting the ozonated olive oil to become a salve.
It is important to prepare a place to ozonate olive oil that will be well ventilated and away from your living area. We feel the best olive oil to ozonate is the organic Greek olive oil. Technically, you can use any of our Multi Purpose machines to ozonate your olive oil, but the stronger the machine, the faster the oil will solidify. You will need a large glass container, and fill no more than 1/3 to 1/2 full with the olive oil. Place the tubing with the grey diffuser stone into the glass container. You can put a dinner plate or some kind of glass over your container to keep dust out while ozonating the oil. You will want a nice, even bubbling to occur when you start it up. However, the olive oil will have times when it is producing large bubbles, so be careful to not overfill the container with olive oil. Set your ozone generator to 100 concentration.
The olive oil will be complete when it is a cream-textured salve. For run times with our various machines, see the chart below:
Our MP Unit
Ounces of Oil
Time for Olive Oil to Ozonate
3-4 weeks (liquid ozonated oil – not solid salve)
6 – 10 oz
3-4 days (salve)
6 – 12 oz
2-3 days (salve)
6 – 14 oz
2-3 days (salve)
6 – 18 oz
2-3 days (salve)
After the process is complete, you can put it into smaller containers and freeze and preserve the ozonated olive oil for several months.
Now that summer is here, we can’t use the excuse that it’s too cold to clean our cars out! Nope, it’s time to vacuum up the dust and dirt and it is time to throw out the 6 months of drive-thru receipts that have been collecting in the side compartment of your driver-side door. There is nothing more satisfying than a clean car! However, have you ever noticed there is a small hint of an odor in your car that just won’t seem to go away? Like, it’s been around for a while but you just spray some air-freshener and go on about your day…but then you notice it again a few days later. Man, that’s so annoying.
What if I told you that A2Z Ozone has a unit that could help with that problem?! Would you be excited? We get excited about helping our customers and we have a great unit that can help get rid of those pesky odors that get stuck in your car! Not just in your car but in other places as well!
The A7K Air Ozone Generator is one of our hottest selling items! It is a powerful unit that shock treats the area with Ozone which can kill odors, germs and bacteria. I asked our technician Drew about how long someone should run it in their vehicle. Here is what he had to say:
So, how long should someone run this unit in their vehicle?
Drew: My personal opinion would be to run it for a half hour in the passenger floor board so that it will circulate throughout the car naturally without having to disperse it with fans yourself.
How long should you keep the car concealed and running after treatment?
Drew: After the half hour has passed for treatment, I would recommend leaving the car shut but turned off so that it cleanses the seats and ceiling properly. After an hour, I would then crack the windows or open the doors to vent any excess ozone. Then after about another half hour/hour you should be good to drive.
Any other tips?
Drew: I would recommend changing all of the air filters in the vehicle. They hold onto smells. So, change those out.
Awesome! Thanks Drew!
I decided to do a little research to see how much a treatment like this would cost if a car was taken to a dealership or somewhere for detailing. After calling around to a couple places in the surrounding areas, I learned that it can cost anywhere from $80-$100 dollars for odor removal treatments. Those treatments are strictly just for odor! Our A7K not only removes bad odors but also kills any unwanted bacteria in the vehicle as well! Plus, you still have our awesome unit to use anywhere else you need! The great thing about this unit is that it can be used in almost any space like your home, office, garage and basement!
For more information, click on the link below to see more about our A7K Air Ozone Generator and check out the informational video as well!
(Gaslight Festival – Image Courtesy of Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce)
We are super excited to announce that we will be attending the 2106 Gaslight Festival in Jeffersontown, Kentucky! Earlier this year, we became members of the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce and since that time, we have been able to meet and connect with other great businesses in the Jeffersontown and Louisville area!
So, what is the Gaslight Festival?
This year is the 47th year of the festival. It started out as a street party in 1969 and has since grown into 5th largest festival in this region! The festival is hosted by the Chamber of Jeffersontown and bring in about 200,000 visitors each year! The festival itself actually takes place over the course of 8 days and is packed with all kinds of great activities. Some of those activities being a 5K, Parade, Balloon Glow, live entertainment and craft and commercial booths!
We will have a booth set up at the festival! We will be demonstrating what the one of our hottest selling units can do and also have some free goodies to give away as well!
We will be at the Festival from September 16th – September 18th! We hope that you will stop by and see what Ozone can do for you and look around at all the other fun things the festival will have! If you want to learn more or need directions, check out the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce website at the link below!
Lovely Home on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Have you ever considered what life would be like without potable water? A2Z Ozone, Inc. may have a solution for you. Recently, we at A2Z Ozone, Inc. heard from James whose family lives in a lovely home on wooded land on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. But water was an issue. “Our initial concern was tea-colored well water,” James tells A2Z Ozone. Not only did the water from the well run tea-colored; upon analysis, James said it contained a high content of bacteria, tannins, and manganese with a PH level of 6.8.
James took action to care for his family and his dog, cat, bird, and two horses by resolving to fix the water issues. First, he chlorinated the well and water piping in the house, then drained and flushed the hot water tank. He ordered an MP-3000 Ozone Generator from A2Z Ozone, Inc. In an effort to conserve water, James upgraded the three toilets in the home to dual flush 0.8/1.28 gallon per flush toilets. He also installed both a Maytag Energy Star Certified washing machine and dishwasher.
A2Z Ozone, Inc.'s MP-3000 at work
The power of an ozone generator
The MP-3000 Ozone Generator is an excellent choice for the project James undertook. It gives up to 3 grams of ozone per hour. Considered a heavy-duty ozone generator, one of the MP-3000’s typical uses is for water sanitizing. It is known for removing bad tastes, chemicals, and the colors caused by the manganese in water. The results are phenomenal. As James put it, “…with the ozone treatment we now have sanitary, crystal clear water.” James is relieved to see pure water coming out of his faucets. He says this system provides water for washing vehicles and watering plants. He has even filled a swimming pool and a fish pond.
James Enjoying Time with His Horse
Technical specifications of the system
James kindly provided us with the technical specs: He connected the MP-3000 Ozone Generator to an ozone-resistant air injector (Waterite W988Z Micronizer) upstream of a 40 gallon degasser tank (the Duro 33155 FLS40D Flexpro Tank). Connected to the degasser tank are a multimedia filter (the Duro 4111 WGULTRAMF100) and an activated carbon filter with PH increase (the Duro 4913 CAN-15). Where does the excess ozone go? It is vented outside by an automatic vent valve provided by Honeywell Braukmann Q122A1001. Altogether, James spent approximately $2000 on the equipment for the project, not including the cost of a pressure tank and pump that were already in place.
Schematic Drawing of the Entire System
The Entire System
The Water Pump Control Box
Now, you can take action, too!
If you wish to install an MP-3000 Ozone Generator like this for your home and want some advice, call us at 502-499-4977 and talk with our technician. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
During our last blog, we touched a little bit on what exactly Ozone was and what benefits it can give you! This week, we wanted to elaborate a little more on what others are using Ozone for and how it can be beneficial for health and other purposes!
Fruits and Vegetables!
When I first started working at A2Z Ozone, I decided to research what others used their Ozone Generators for. I found that many people used it for cleaning/washing their fruits, vegetables, and meat! According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ozone can help with the shelf life of fruits when they are treated with Ozonated water. Here is what they found:
Treatment with ozonated water can extend the shelf life of apples, grapes, oranges, pears, raspberries, and strawberries by reducing microbial populations and by oxidation of ethylene to retard ripening (Beuchat 1998) (FDA, December 2014).
If you need to see it to believe it, here is what TheOzoneMan showed from washing his fruits and vegetables with Ozonated Water!
Another great way Ozone can be used is for dental hygiene! According to Chris Kammer, DDS, dentists are turning to Ozone to help with the following:
Estimates are that many hundreds of dentists in the U.S. are now treating patients with ozone, utilizing it in a wide variety of areas including periodontal therapy, decay therapy with remineralization of early lesions, root canal treatment, tooth sensitivity, canker sores, cold sores, bone infections, and more. (Chris Kammer, DDS, n.d).
Many of our customers who are seeking to use Ozone for their dental hygiene needs are turning to our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. This unit is capable of ozonating water for purposes like:
(Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator)
One of the most popular uses of Ozone is for the removal of bad odors. Ozone is considered an oxidizer. It attaches an oxygen atom to neutralize those pesky odors that linger. To help with the removal of odors, we have a unit called the A7K Air Ozone Generator that can do the job! The best thing about this unit is that it is portable and can be used in a variety of settings such as:
Kitchen (A7K Air Ozone Generator)
Ozone can remove a variety of smells such as mold/mildew, smoke, pet odors, kitchen smells, chemical smells, and so much more! Many of our customers could tell a difference after just one use from this unit!
While we have only scratched the surface of the benefits of Ozone, we encourage you to continue to research more and see how others are using it! If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email! I would love to connect with you and answer any and all questions or hear your thoughts!
Let’s face it… the older we get, the more and more we start to notice changes in our bodies. But most especially, in our skin! Fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin. OH MY! So, it’s pretty common for us to spend $30-$40 dollars on a cream each month that what we think is going to make us look younger. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to spend that $30-$40 dollars each month?! What if I told you that you could make your own miracle cream and save yourself money? Too good to be true? Wrong! It is entirely possible and the benefits are amazing!
Ozonated Olive Oil is a product that is really taking off! It has a million different uses! Here are some of the uses and what our customers have used it for:
Skin Detoxify and Healthy Glow
Improves Skin Tone
Sweat Gland Infections
Hair follicle infections
Wow! That is a lot of different uses for one kind of cream!
Curious how to make it? Well, when we were making it in-store, we used our S-32 G and paired that with an Oxygen Generator as well. This would produce about 2 gallons for us. But that isn’t the only unit that can be used for making the oil! Our MP-1000 up to our MP-8000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator can be used to make Ozonated Olive Oil.
Here is a chart on how long it will take for each unit to make the salve or Ozonated Olive Oil:
3-4 days (salve)
2-3 days (salve)
2-3 days (salve)
2-3 days (salve)
Here is the set-up that one of our customers has when they are making their own Ozonated Olive Oil.
We would be happy to help with any questions that you may have when ordering a unit or making your very own Ozonated Olive Oil! Give us a call at 502-499-4977! Happy Ozonizing!
Resources: The Charlie Foundation, https://www.charliefoundation.org/blog/entry/keto-pantry
I truly loved this place right from the moment I walked thru the door. A positive vibe hit me with a greeted smile and helpful directions for it being my first visit of the unknown.
Any questions I had I got a clear response. So what exactly is a float tank? It has many names but mainly called this. It is a 9 Long And 6 wide pod that is made for you not to have any sensory ( so sound proof, no source of lights unless you choose) and has salt water (900 lbs. of Epsom salt) wow, you are literally like a cork in the water, so buoyant if you are still you can eliminate sense of touch.
A lot of our customers have recommended me to try it so I thought this experience I could share with you. For me it has helped reduce stress and my horrible body aches and nerves. The feeling of being weightless kind of like you’re in a different plane away from the daily busy schedules and distractions of life is the most amazing feeling. It’s like a shut off switch for your brain to relive you from stress and just revamp yourself like rechargeable batteries. I recommend everyone to try this at least 3 times before you judge as for some it’s harder to “let go” of all your distractions as this experience excites you ad takes time to adjust to a new experience. It took me about 15-20 minutes to “let go” and silence my thoughts going thru my head.
As I lay in the tank after doing procedures as directed, my body immediately feels relived from muscle tension of my back and knees. Thoughts run thru my head like I’m a bobber, if I try to put any part of my limbs under water it automatically pops up like a life vest under water. Im safe and I cannot drown. I can see how people perceive being in a dark tank can be scary especially in the dark fears can run thru your mind especially in a new places you have never been. I have had a small fear since I was little called claustrophobia it wasn’t as scary as I would think being in a dark pod with no light helps you forgot that you are in a small space. You can easily lift the hatch with a simple touch. They also have different color light and even a disco ball light that you can turn on inside the pod if things get to scary for you. I recommend being in complete darkness, it relaxes your mind while laying perfectly still only feeling your heart beat as you inhale and exhale long deep breaths.
This is the most tranquil I have felt in years. Everyone has different experiences each time they visit at this facility they keep a float journal you can write in to share your experiences. Some say this heals the mind and soul and other say it heals the body. In my opinion it does both. Every single person can benefit from this. Athletes can use this as a recovery tool in between workouts and improving your circulation and flexibility. Any one that practices yoga and meditation like myself this is a true way to find yourself and induce yourself in a theta wave state (which is a state of mind where it is believed you can create everything and change reality itself with years of practice.) It also helps with the business side of things. Work can be stressful and sometimes you just need to clear your mind to have better focus on targeting new ideas and releasing the stress of deadlines and demands.
I know what you’re thinking how this can be sanitary. There have been multiple people in this tank you are floating in. Salt water makes it hard for germs to live in. The tanks are cleaned before and after floats with hydrogen peroxide, uv, OZONE and state of the art filtration systems, You are to take a shower before floats to rise off the extra oils and lotions and salt after float. Ozone is widely recognized as a stronger sanitizer and is used in most float tanks. They use a ozonator that injects ozone gas into the filtration system as water circulates thru it when running the pump. Ozone could be used as the primary sanitizer if used in a single bather environment. Most health departments require three sets of filtration systems when used with a multi-person environment. You can only use ozone with chlorine and bromine and H2O2 for a secondary sanitation for these tanks. I’m truly grateful for my experience and I recommend everyone at least once a month to defrag their brains. I will definitely be back to float. This place is awesome! Visit their website and see for yourself. They will answer any question you have. www.betterbeingindy.com
Join us in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii July 8 and July 9, 2015 for the Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo. That’s next week! We can’t wait to see you there.
It only makes sense for the Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo to be held in Honolulu. It highlights Hawaii’s most important economic sector. The hospitality market in Hawaii is huge—there are 70,000 hotel rooms alone, not to mention the many rentals and timeshares.
We want you there!
Come enjoy the fine scenery and learn about the industries covered. You didn’t know that ozone generators were of value to the Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice industries? Our hotel customers use multi purpose units to clean rooms of musty smells. Restaurants make use of the units for sanitizing cooking areas and preparing vegetables. Even our SP Swimming Pool Series benefits our customers who have pools. We also expect to instruct representatives from country clubs, hospitals, and retirement homes on how they may improve their businesses. All can benefit from our products.
Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo Details:
The Expo will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center located between Waikiki Beach and Honolulu’s business district. Hours are Wednesday, July 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday, July 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is plenty of parking. Admission to the Expo is free! Visit our booth and see how we can help you with your needs.
Not many of us enjoy the taste and smell of tap water, so we spend a lot of money on bottled water each year. Since I started working for this company, I am drinking ozonized water from our Aqua Touch 500 MG/H Touch Screen Water Faucet Ozone Generator which is designed to plumb into your kitchen nozzle or sink to instantly mix ozone into your tap water. At 500 mg ozone per hour, it effectively removes bacteria, excess minerals including iron, manganese, and lead, as well as radon and sulfur gases. The first time you fill up your glass of water you will be smelling ozone, but it will dissipate within a couple of minutes. Even if you fill up a sports bottle or mug, you won’t smell ozone anymore when drinking it after a while. Ozone usually adds more oxygen into our body. I feel more energized, but when I drink bottled spring water I feel a slight difference.
Ozonizing Fruit Juice
Our Aqua 6 product can be used to ozonate water and fruit juice as well which puts out 600 mg of ozone per hour. We spoke with a customer who ozonated lemon juice and he noticed some smoke coming out of the glass. We tried this experiment on our own and noticed no smoke. We filled up one glass of lemon juice and another one with half a lemon along with the skin. You need to make sure that the diffuser stone is not placed more than 4 inches deep, and a 6-10 oz. glass of water needs only 2 minutes to be ozonized. After usage, you should rinse the diffuser stone with warm water and wipe it off with a dry cloth (Only if you ozonated fruit juice). The diffuser stones will get spots on them within a couple of months and you will need to replace them. Usually, they need to be replaced every 6 months to one year depending on usage. You can drink your water or juice immediately after it is ozonated when using both of these products. Keep in mind that no plastic container of any kind can be used to ozonate the water and juice with the Aqua 6. Only glass containers are acceptable. For the Aqua Touch, you may use plastic containers. For more information on these products, you may access our online catalog or you can give us a call at (502)499-4977.
I have to be honest, when I was first hired at A2Z Ozone, I had absolutely no idea what an ozone generator was. Like many, I thought that it had something to do with the Ozone Layer around the Earth! So, I decided to do some research. I wanted to be prepared for my first day at my new internship but I also wanted to know more about the products I would be working with! I learned very quickly that Ozone Generators can be used in so many different areas and everyone can benefit from them!
So, what exactly is an ozone generator? Basically, an ozone generator is a machine that produces Ozone gas. That gas can be used to disinfect the air and purify water. If you guys remember from our first blog, Ozone is another form of Oxygen (O3) where three atoms merge to form the oxygen molecule as opposed to two, found in regular Oxygen (O2). The generator itself is what we use to control how little or how much ozone we want to release. If you are using a unit like our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator, you will not have a whole lot of Ozone output. Why? This unit is mainly used for basic needs around the home. It can be used for ozonating up to a gallon of water, washing fruits and veggies, and for dental hygiene purposes. These uses do not require a lot of ozone, and that is why many people choose to use this smaller unit in particular.
Aqua 6 – 600mg/hr output A7K – 7000mg or 3500mg/hr output
However, if you are trying to Ozonate or disinfect a room that has been affected by mold and mildew or a room that bad odors, you will need to use a larger unit like our A7K. This unit puts out much more Ozone as compared to the Aqua 6. Therefore, it makes it much more ideal for using in larger rooms and homes.
Do you still have questions about what an Ozone Generator is? If so, leave us a comment on the blog! Or call us at 502-499-4977, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. We want to get you on your way to ozonating!
Hello, my name is Kyle Mitchell and I want to give a quick background on myself with this being my first blog post on our site.I am the marketing director here at A2Z Ozone (the one responsible for the ads you may see on Google for our products), a proud father of two baby girls, and a very health conscious athlete.When I am not working, I like to spend my time training for obstacle races.I will be telling you about how I use ozone to keep myself top-notch shape for these obstacle races.
One Sunday I traveled with my family to Chicago to participate in the Spartan Race Sprint.Spartan Races are held all over the country throughout the year and it is very possible you have seen them on TV.The race I ran was five miles long through mud, creeks, hills, and 23 obstacles.The kinds of obstacles are things like carrying buckets full of gravel, rope climbs, barbwire crawls, spear throws, and a lot more.You don’t know when the obstacles are coming or what kind of terrain you will be tackling through the race until you are in it.With this being said, you have to train for the worst.
Every day at work I always make sure that I am fully hydrated.I drink anywhere from five to eight glasses of ozonated water a day from one of our own ozone generators in house.Personally, it gives me energy and a slight jolt for when I start doing my workouts after work.I can definitely tell the difference at the gym from when I drink water and when I am doing a workout after drinking ozonated water all day.When I go to the gym without drinking ozonated water, I sometimes feel drained and it is harder to push myself to my limits.I now never go to the gym without drinking at least a little bit of ozonated water first.
The great thing about our ozone generators is that we do sell a portable unit that you bring with you wherever you go like the Aqua 6.I brought my Aqua 6 to my hotel in Chicago so that I could continue to fuel up with ozonated water before the race.This was the first time I had ever ran a Spartan Race and I was very pleased on how I finished in the top 18% of all participants in my wave (over 1900).I like to believe that the ozone water helped me in completing the race and finishing at the rank that I did.
I look forward to my next Spartan Race and I recommend everyone to try it if you want to challenge yourself.If you do want to do something like I did and have any questions about our ozone generators and how they can be used for athletes please call Erin at (502) 499-4977.
*Disclaimer: A2Z Ozone Inc. is not trying to offer any kind of medical advice to our customers. The point of this blog is simply to educate our customers on how other individuals are using Ozone. Before using Ozone for medicinal purposes, please consult with your doctor or health care provider.
It’s summertime! That means we are enjoying the sunshine, being outside, swimming, and all kinds of outdoors activities! While the sunshine is great and the weather is fabulous, there are some small things that summer brings that aren’t so great.
I’m talking about bugs. Particularly, ticks. (Gross!)
Ticks are small creepy, crawly creatures that fall into the arachnid (spider) family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas”. This is why they are most active during the summer months.
Now, when we get bitten by a tick, most of the time we just grab a pair of tweezers and pluck those little things right off our skin, put some rubbing alcohol on the area where they were and then continue on about our summer activities. However, for some, an itchy bite mark isn’t all that ticks leave behind. For the unlucky ones, ticks leave behind Lyme Disease.
According to LymeDisease.org:
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries.
(Microscopic view of Lyme Disease Bacteria)
While talking to Sonya who is our Administrative Assistant, she tells me that people have been using Ozone to help treat Lyme Disease! I hadn’t ever heard of this and decided to do some research on it.
While looking at NewsMax.com, I read the following:
…ozone therapy is broadly effective because it attacks and removes disease-causing agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds, yeast, and toxic metals.
Because ozone is an oxygen molecule without an electron, it is attracted to electron-rich microorganisms. After it strips away the organisms’ electrons, the cause of the disease dies. (NewsMax.com, March 2015).
When administering Ozone, there are two IV methods that differ. They are Major Auto-Hemotherapy (MAH) and Direct Intravenous Ozone Therapy (DIV). (NewsMax.com, March 2015).
Referring to NewsMax.com again, they say that “Although MAH improves many diseases and conditions, it rarely eliminates them. So many doctors prefer DIV, which is safer to perform, yet more powerful in its effects.” (NewsMax.com, March 2015).
Here are some diseases that Ozone is being used to treat:
“Infectious diseases such as candida, Epstein-Barr, hepatitis B and C, herpes 1 and 2, herpes zoster, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, measles, and pneumonia” (NewsMax.com, March 2015)
I love to see the many different uses of Ozone. I love to see how it is helping others and making an impact on the world in a positive way! If you have used Ozone under the guidance of your doctor or physician, or any other way, please shoot me an email and let me know! We would love to feature you on our blog and hear about your experience!
Happy Ozoning Friends!
Hannah Black – Media Coordinator
Upcoming Lyme Disease Workshop To Showcase the Latest in Diagnostics and Treatment (Lyme Image)
With summer fast approaching, my sister Janet took last week off and cleaned her house from floor to ceiling. She scrubbed walls. She wiped down cupboards and cleaned garbage pails inside and out. Finally, she bleached the tiles and grout. I don’t fault her for spring cleaning. But she didn’t do it with ozonated water. And, she didn’t freshen/sanitize the air for pesky hidden pathogens.
It starts with our MP-1000
Janet could have started out by sanitizing the air with the MP-1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator. To set this up, she would simply remove all houseplants, people, and pets from the home. Then, she would cover valuables with a sheet or remove from the home.
She could use several different methods to ozonate a room
She could put the unit in the middle of the room and turn the machine on; alternatively, she would have more control over the settings if she set the ozone generator outside of the door and placed the tubing under the door to ozonate. With this method, it is important to put down some plastic underneath the opening of the tubing to protect any carpeting/flooring from damage. Also note to block the airways under the door so that the ozone does not leak out of the room.
Or, get the whole house at once
Another method she could do to the whole house would be to place the ozone generator near the intake duct of her air conditioning unit. Then, put on the fan of her unit (not her air conditioning or heating) and allow the ozone to flow throughout her home. This method will rid her vents of any odors, as well. She can set the timer for up to four hours.
For Any Method, Leave the Home and Take Your Pets/Plants/Valuables With Her!
She would leave the home—ozone at this level is toxic to living beings. After the four hours of ozonating time, Janet would wait about three or four hours to return, allowing the ozone to return back to regular oxygen. She could repeat this process if necessary. When completed, her home would have been be truly sanitized. The fresh, clean smell would have made it apparent!
Times to leave MP 1000 in room to sanitize air*:
Degree of Contamination
Amount of Time to Ozonate
100 Sq. Ft.
200 Sq Ft.
300 Sq Ft.
400 Sq Ft.
4 hours and repeat
*Note, these times will vary for different unit types. These estimated times are for the MP-1000 only. With any room size, the ozonating can take longer if the room is highly contaminated. With this case, a repeat on 4 hours is ideal. Allow the ozone generator to sit for 30 minutes before running again. For a more effective cleaning of mold and mildew, a stronger machine is needed.
As you can see from the above chart, the degree of contamination also determines how long she would need to ozonate a room. Note, for high contamination, such as a room damaged by smoke from a fire, it takes a more powerful unit, like the MP 8000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. Alternatively, the A7K Air Ozone Generator would work if she only wanted to ozonate the air in her room. It will not hurt to ozonate a smaller room at a longer time. Janet would have decided to be on the safe side and ozonated for four hours. When she came four hours later, she would have been impressed with the way the home smelled.
Washing floor to ceiling with ozonated water
While ozonating air is important, it does not remove solid waste on surfaces. So, the very next day, Janet could have begun her cleaning spree. After having sanitized the air in the home, Janet could have used the MP 1000 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator to ozonate some water and use it for cleaning. Everything she cleaned this week would have been sanitized even better than using those leading brands of cleaners that contain harsh chemicals and leave a film behind—by just using plain, ozonated water!
Begin with ozonating water for washing
She would have begun her day by getting a clean, large bowl of water. Then, Janet could have taken the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator and connected one side of the tubing to the unit, and the other side of the tubing to a diffuser stone. After getting the unit ready, she could have placed the stone into the water about four inches deep. It would have been important for her to keep the unit above the bowl so that water does not leak back into the ozone generator. After turning on the unit, a gallon bowl of water set at 100 would take about 20 minutes to ozonate. While waiting, she could have had breakfast, started some laundry and drank her morning coffee. When finished, she would simply transfer the bowl of water into a gallon bucket for cleaning.
Wipe down surfaces
Then, she could have wiped down surfaces as if she were using a disinfectant she bought at the store; she could have washed her walls and floors, wiped down cupboards, and cleaned garbage pails with ozonated water. This would have disinfected surfaces in her home and left everything sparkling clean.
The benefits of Spring Cleaning with Ozone
If everything in Janet’s home had been truly disinfected, she would experience fewer bouts of allergy symptoms. Her pets would, too. Odors from smoke, stale kitchen grease and burnt spice would have been zapped. And those glorious pet smells -- she loves her pets but not the odors--they would be gone, too.
You can clean with the MP 1000 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator also!
I would be lying if I said I didn’t drink tap water. If I am thirsty, I grab a glass and just fill it up from the tap at the sink. It is easy and convenient and when I was growing up, it’s what my parents did too. I don’t believe I ever saw my parents buy bottled water until I was well into my later teen years and almost out of high school. The older I got, the more aware I became of what was really in my tap water. As a kid, I didn’t have to think about that stuff because, let’s face it, when you’re young – you are convinced you are invincible and bad things (like drinking dirty water) doesn’t happen to you. Right? Wrong.
When I first started working at A2Z Ozone, one of the first things I learned about what our units can do is they can kill bacteria and germs that are found in tap water. They can either eliminate these impurities or they cause them to sink.
For example, according to HealthGuidence.org, there are many ways that chemicals and bacteria can get into tap water but one of the main ways is pollution. But that isn’t the only way chemicals get into the water. HealthGuidence.org says,
Other ways are when chemicals are added to the water by the public water systems. The most common of these chemicals is chlorine. Chlorine is the most common of the types of chemicals currently being used to treat public water supplies. (Wagner, Jamey, N.D.)
I don’t know about you…but when I hear the world chlorine, I think of swimming pools. I’m sure the water is circulated and cleaned because obviously, most people can’t taste the chlorine that is in the water. However, I just don’t like the idea of drinking chlorine at all, no matter how diluted.
Another way impurities get into tap water is through the pipes that carry the water into our homes. One of the biggest impurities is lead. If you aren’t sure what lead is, it is a “chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb and atomic number 82. It is a soft, malleable and heavy post-transition metal.” (Wikipedia).
Lead can cause a lot of issues if too much is ingested. It can be especially dangerous for pregnant women and children. Referring back to HealthGuidence.Org, “Lead poisoning has been proven to cause learning disorders and severe developmental delays.” (Wagner, Jamey, N.D.).
While not everyone is affected by these impurities, there are ways to reduce your risk of having any of these in your drinking water. That is where A2Z Ozone comes in to help!
One of our best selling items is our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. This unit is great for usage in the home or in the office. It is light-weight, durable, and easy to use. It is equipped with tubing and a diffuser stone and that is what will you will use to deliver the ozone to the water and to clean it. When you drop the diffuser stone into the water and choose the setting you want (see chart below), the water will begin bubbling and you will notice a slight, pleasant odor. This is ozone. What is happening inside your glass of water is the process of ozonating. The ozone coming from the tubing and diffuser stone is grabbing onto the impurities inside your water and killing them. If there are heavier impurities in your water like lead, we recommend using one of our stronger units like our MP Series. This unit will grab onto the heavy impurities and sink them to the bottom. With a separate filtration system and by skimming the water off the top, this would make for healthy and clean drinking water.
In one example of how our MP Series has been used, I would like to refer to the Kingdom of Tonga. Several years ago, Kingdom of Tonga and the islands of Ha'apai were hit by a series of earthquakes that caused widespread pollution of their water supply.
In CRI Tonga in partnership with Omni Services Tonga started using A2Z Ozone MP - 8000 Ozone Generators in their cleanup and the results were quite encouraging. The water was cleaned up and restored to the World Health Organization guidelines. In the photo, you can see our unit being used in the efforts to help clean up the fresh water supply. If you would like to see the results of independent testing done by the workers in Ha'apai, the link will be included in our sources list.
If you want to get your water sparkling clean but you aren’t sure what unit you would need, please give us a call. We will help you get on your way to cleaner water and healthier living. Ozone truly is nature's very own disinfectant. It has the power to clean the one thing that we all need most…water. Without it, we would be nowhere.
Need some reasons to switch your pool or spa to ozonated water? We have a few.
Experience clean, clear water in your pool or spa.
Ahh, the feeling of swimming in clean, ozonated water cannot compare to swimming in chlorine. It’s the closest thing to a pool of water in nature you can find. Nature! A natural solution to chlorine awaits you!
You reduce the use of chlorine or bromine in your pool or spa by 90% - 95%.
Now most people are trying to reduce their dependence on chemicals for daily consumption, whether it is in household cleaning or our yards. We want to keep chemicals off our bodies as well. Now you can reduce chemicals in your pool and spa by 90% - 95%.
Excessive chlorine is known to dry out your skin and hair.
Ozonated water keeps your skin feeling smooth and does not dry out your hair. In fact, many people use ozonated water in the bath to treat their hair and skin for this reason.
Be rid of itchy eyes.
We have all opened our eyes by accident in a chlorinated pool, only to feel a smart stinging sensation. This feeling can only be stopped by staying out of chlorinated water!
Rid your lounging area of the strong smell of chlorine.
Sitting around the pool is a fun pastime for many people. While drinking your favorite iced tea or homemade lemonade, do you really want to be smelling the chlorine coming out of the pool, or do you want to smell the freshness of ozonated water? Or, say, you are sitting in your spa drinking your favorite beverage. Really, do you want to smell the chlorine? Probably not, even though you may be used to it.
Our customers say it best: “What an amazing difference this ozone generator has made in our spa. The water is always crystal clear and feels super clean. No odor, no scum, no problems. It was easy to install and comes on twice a day with pump. I highly recommend this product.” Submitted to our website by our customer, C. A.
A2Z Ozone has ozone generators to meet your needs. Please take a look at our reasonably priced ozone generators for the spa and pool today!
Of all the food we eat, fish is considered one of the most nutritious. Yet, it is delicate. It does not last long or travel far from the water source before it spoils. Can you imagine what a couple of more days of shelf life would do for the fish industry? That is exactly what ozone can do for fish.
Increasing shelf life of fish
In a study done by the World Academy of Science, “Extension of Fish Shelf Life by Ozone Treatment,” scientists treated trout for two hours and were able to increase the shelf life from four to six days. The fish were kept at 41º F (or 5º C). In this process, while bacteria and viruses grew slower, the taste of the fish was not impaired. If you’ve been following ozone related topics, by now you probably already can guess that ozone is able to do this because it kills bacterial spores and viruses that cause decay and then reverts back to oxygen.
What are the benefits of using ozone for fish?
While more studies need to be done on the benefits of ozone for fish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearly states in a report on methods to reduce/eliminate pathogens from produce that “…bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella Typhimurium, Y. enterocolitica, S. aureus, and L. monocytogenes are sensitive to treatment with 20 ppm ozone in water…” Also, fish storage is improved upon by use of ozone. The FDA says: “…In contrast to the use of ozone as an initial treatment to reduce microbial populations on produce surfaces, ozone gas has also been investigated for use during storage of various foods, including fish…” Did you know, there is a secondary effect—it removes the fishy odor!
How do you ozonate fish?
As of yet, no official guidelines are in place for ozonation of fish. However, A2Z Ozone, Inc. recommends in our Aqua-6 Operating Manual (Page 8) to treat meat (as well as fish) as you would vegetables—fill your large glass bowl or sink with water, place the diffuser stone 2 to 4 inches deep in the water and operate for 15 minutes (Function #4).
Is there a place for ozone in a fish hatchery or fish farm?
A fish hatchery breeds fish for the purpose of restocking lakes and streams that have been overfished. Fish farms raise fish for human consumption. One of the biggest problems that fish hatcheries and fish farms come across is keeping the hatchery clean. Methods that allow them to do this involve chlorine and other chemicals that cause nitrous oxides to be released. That’s where ozone steps in. Ozone is a chemical-free way to help fish hatcheries supply the oxidizing agents needed without affecting the oxygen supply of the fish. At a hatchery, there is a complex filtering system in place to screen out course solids but it does little for the smaller substances (colloidal) which can float alongside the fish. Nitrate levels that can hurt fish are not put into check as easily, though, and require chemicals to control. And organic compounds that cause the water to appear cloudy are often seen in a hatchery. Ozone can reduce fish disease and stress (according to experts at the Freshwater Institute, Shepherdstown, West Virginia). And don’t forget the germs! While both fish farms and hatcheries can get the benefits of ozonation of the water, they need to use caution because at high levels, ozone can be harmful.
Meet our fish!
I am pleased to introduce you to Charlie Brown, our gold twinbar platy; Snoopy, our glowlight tetra; Linus, our dwarf gourami; and Lucy, our bala shark; Schroeder, our julii cory; and Peppermint Patty, our rainbow shark.
Photo of the fish tank at A2Z Ozone, Inc.
At A2Z Ozone, Inc., we have been experimenting with a 55-gallon fish tank on-site. We started off two months ago with bait fish and graduated to the Peanuts gang when we were confident we had the settings right for these freshwater fish. We use A2Z Ozone’s Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator set on timer function 9—operating for 15 minutes every hour, repeating the cycle every hour—to clean the tank. The members of the Peanuts gang were not in perfect health when we received them—some had fin clamp, were skinny and spotty. The ozone not only produces a clean environment for the fish, it has healed their ailments. I am happy to report that our fish are active, healthy and behave wonderfully. Maybe what we appreciate most is there is no fishy smell to the fish tank—that fish odor even the cleanest of fish tanks brings into a home or office setting. In the two months we’ve had the tank, there has been some need to clean algae growing in the tank, but in these past several weeks our algae problem has also diminished. Join in the fun! Set up your own experimental fish tank. Try the Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator today!
So, have you been hearing about how nice ozone-generated water makes your skin and hair feel in the swimming pool? Do you want to try it yourself? Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person who just needs a little guidance but is capable of setting up your own pool system? Maybe A2Z Ozone can help point you in the right direction.
We have a whole series of pool ozone generators developed for different pool sizes in mind. You may have seen a pool size chart elsewhere or on our website. Here is what I am talking about:
Swimming Pool Based on 24-hour Ozone Generator Run-Time
Pool Size in Gallons and Liters
Ozone Output Generator Required
25,000 G / 95,000L
3,000 mg/h (3 g/h)
SP 3 Ozone Generator
50,000 G / 190,000L
5,000 mg/h (5 g/h)
SP 5 Ozone Generator
100,000 G / 380,000L
8,000 mg/h (8 g/h)
SP 8 Ozone Generator
200,000 G / 760,000L
16,000 mg/h (16 g/h)
SP 16 Ozone Generator
When you first look at this table, it does not tell how large the swimming pool is by looking at the gallons and the liters of water. But when you add some basic conversions for your measurements, it starts to make sense.
1 Meter = 3.28 Feet
Meters (L) x Meters (W) x Meters (D) = cubic meters x 1000 = total Liters
1 Cubic Meter/3.785 = 1 gallon
You can use these conversions to measure your own pool dimensions and pick which of our ozone generators will work for you.
So you can get an idea by looking at these dimensions what size pool our generators can handle. We can accommodate many pool sizes and shapes.
One thing to consider when choosing a generator is that if you will have a pool heater or if you have a rock pool, you will require 10-15% more ozone. The ozone generally is more concentrated in cooler water.
Welcome to the blog of A2Z Ozone Inc! I know that here lately, we have neglected to keep it updated but we are working to change that!We want to bring you fun, interesting and informative content with a small bit of personality to keep things fun! However, before we go any further, I feel like I personally need to introduce myself so you guys know who you are hearing from! My name is Hannah Black and I am a marketing intern at A2Z Ozone Inc. Myself and another intern are in charge of handling the marketing accounts and the basic PR of this company. I am pursuing a degree in Integrated Studies with a focus in Communications. I am very interested in the PR profession as well and I hope to pursue a career in that area someday! Right now, I am enjoying my time at A2z Ozone Inc. and I am really learning from the hands-on experience that I am getting. I am super excited to share my knowledge of what Ozone can do and about what our units can do for you too! So, how about we start with something easy? I’m sure there have been many people who ask this question when they look at our products.
Ozone is another form of Oxygen (O3) where three atoms merge to form the oxygen molecule as opposed to two, found in regular Oxygen (O2). (A2Z Ozone Inc, 2016)
Want a picture of what it looks like? Here ya go!
How is Ozone Beneficial?
While we cannot give out medical advice at A2Z Ozone, we can share the experience of other’s and information we have found online! There have been many of our customers who use our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator to ozonate their drinking water! Many have claimed that it gives them more energy! There have also been people who use it for dental hygiene purposes as well. The ozonated water that comes from using the Aqua 6 can also be used for washing fruits, vegetables, and meats. Ozone can also be a natural disinfectant and air cleanser as well!
While these are just so SOME of the ways Ozone can be used and beneficial, there is still so much more out there and I encourage each of you to check it out! Next week, I’ll be giving you a little information on how one of our customers uses our MP Series to help ozonate the water his Koi Fish live in!
Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog! Check back for updates from other cool kids here at A2Z Ozone Inc!
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We at A2Z Ozone, Inc. are flattered by the kind review written by Plenty Air! Thank you, Plenty Air! Thank you also for taking special care to mention that our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator can treat air and water as well. I hope your readers will enjoy all the benefits of our ozone generator! Visit this link to read review.
Hotel owners, we have a solution to the problem that terrifies you. We can help you control bedbugs in an industry that has been under siege for more than a decade. Or, maybe you’re in denial. Maybe you say that you have the cleanest facilities in your area and you simply aren’t at risk. It’s very important to stay clean. Even so, you can still have problems with bedbugs. Bedbugs are not attracted to people because of their odor. All they are interested in is body heat that leads them to the human blood they crave. See, they travel with us, wherever we go, and we are traveling a lot these days.
As Ben Franklin said, prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, we recommend hotel owners to use our Bed Sterilizer to keep the bugs at bay. Since bedbugs can come back in as little as three months, getting on a regular routine with our Bed Sterilizer will help. Our most successful hotel owners keep the Bed Sterilizer in use on a regular basis, making a full round of all their rooms every three to six months.
A bedbug can live for 10 months to a year and they breed all year long. They lay at least 200 eggs at a time. You need to have an action plan. Wash your bedding in hot water and dry in hot dryer, as the bedbugs will die at 140 degrees. Vacuum regularly to rid the carpets and furniture of bedbugs. And, finally, use our Bed Sterilizer in a preventative manner! It offers you the chemical free way of attacking the problem. And, as an added bonus, your mattresses will be rid of bacteria and lice. They will be rid of odors and germs. Your guests’ allergy symptoms will be relieved.
Hotel guests really appreciate a fresh-smelling bed after a long day away from home. Other types of businesses that benefit from the Bed Sterilizer are hospitals and nursing homes.
Easy to use!
The Bed Sterilizer comes with everything you need to sanitize your bedding--three sets of bags and hoses. Your new Bed Sterilizer is similar to an upright vacuum cleaner in size and shape. Using A2Z Ozone’s Bed Sterilizer is easy. Just put the mattress in the airtight bag and connect the hoses to the bag. The Bed Sterilizer has an easy to use touch control panel, allowing you to select the appropriate setting for your size bed.
The Bed Sterilizer is easily the most economical way to combat bedbugs. No need to get a pest control service involved.
What are you waiting for? Visit A2Z Ozone’s Bed Sterilizer page for more information and purchase one today! We are also at the Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo in Hawaii this week. Let us tell you more about our Bed Sterilizer and other products that can assist in your daily needs.
The unit carries a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Units returned within 30 days require a 20% restocking fee and shipping is also paid for by the customer. On warranty work, shipping to A2Z Ozone is paid for by the customer, but shipping back to you if in the United States is paid for by A2Z Ozone.
County of Monmouth, New Jersey Bedbug Information & Fact Sheet. Compiled by the Monmouth County Health Department. http://www.howell.k12.nj.us/files/nurse/bedbug_facts.pdf
Monday, September 28 through Wednesday, September 30, you can find us at “The Leisure Show” in beautiful Dubai! We are excited to meet at Dubai World Trade Centre and the Pool & Spa sector for the 2015 exhibit. We will feature A2Z Ozone’s Swimming Pool Series, our Aquatic 2 Spa Ozone Generator, and our Venturi Injectors.
We expect to meet hotel, water park and swimming pool owners, and maybe even some aquarium owners – people who may be interested in learning more about ozone and what it can do for their businesses. Joining us will be hot tub manufacturers and designers, pool manufacturers, and other vendors. We can’t wait! Hope to see you there!
Ready to get back down to business! The Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo we attended on July 13 and 14 was a success. We sold our ozone generators and made lots of new friends along the way. Hawaiians from cooks to housekeepers, to hotel and apartment managers visited. An estimated 400+ visitors came by in just two days. Visitors collected in excess of 370 bags of introductory materials from A2Z Ozone, Inc. We sold Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generators, A7K Air Ozone Generators, and ozone generators from our Multi Purpose series. We’ve enjoyed a boost in sales and are filling numerous orders. Our top goals at the expo were to get to know people in Hawaii and to get our good name out there. Meeting many other vendors from all around the world was a bonus. Now, back to work!
So many of our customers call dealing with pet odor problems- and we feel we may have found a solution! Our air ozone generators are designed to shock treat an area affected by strong pet odor- the wonderful thing about ozone is that after it destroys bacteria, it just reverts back to oxygen.. And odor isn't the only reason to try ozone, many customers enjoy ozonating their pets drinking water for fresh tasting refreshment!
"Thanks a lot for all your time and help. The new unit arrived this morning yay! As I put clean ozonated water in my cats bowl today I thought of you your love for your cat having clean air. :-D
What do moms like as gifts? Flowers, cards, and candy? Mom’s birthday may or may not be the time to get her an Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator, but Mother’s Day lends itself to this gift idea nicely. A gift coming in the mail of an Aqua 6 may be just the perfect gift!
Scurrying to the store this afternoon after work
I pass all the flowers, the cards, the candy
Looking for the perfect gift
This is the Sunday in May that I remember Mom
Just give me a clean house!
Maybe it’s a little old fashioned, but most moms want a clean, fresh-smelling home for their families to live in. Moms seem to strive to keep their homes as germ free as possible. Fortunately, now moms can have a sanitized home with an Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator. This idea is nice in homes where young children are present. The absence of the harsh chemicals in the cleaning water means moms can clean and sanitize children’s toys and cloth diapers safely by ozonating the water used to clean them.
Let me get a breath of fresh air! Moms often say this. With the Aqua 6, it is possible to sanitize the air in a room. Sanitizing air keeps mold and mildew at bay. It kills pathogens that cause allergies.
I wish I had more energy! It may come as a surprise to some children, but moms get tired, too--sometimes, moms get tired especially. Drinking a cool glass of ozonated water will satisfy a tired, sore body and mind. At the end of a hard day, mom can bathe in a tub full of ozonated water and become rejuvenated.
Give the gift of clean! Perhaps the biggest surprise for your mom is waiting in the mail. The first time you receive an Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator in the mail, it says it’s the gift of clean. Why not this gift come from you, her child, who now understands the importance of clean to your mom? Order one today to give Mom for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10. Let her try it--she’s likely to get you one for your next holiday!
Refresh and rejuvenate with a drink of ozonated water!
Just think about a nice, cool glass of water. We can expect to need refreshing more often during the hot and active summer days. A little boost of energy helps, too. We get a lot of feedback from our customers, and many like to drink ozonated water for the energy and cleansing benefits. We have compiled some of their recommendations here.
Summer is here!
Summertime. Time to make lemonade, right? We have another suggestion for you. Skip the high sugar energy. It ends up giving you a sick feeling. Instead, try ozonated water. Our customer, Tamsin Murray says on our website: “…I find it very effective in cleansing and improving my energy. Seems to help a lot with circulation and cleaning the system. I use two cups per day…”
How do you ozonate for drinking water?
Most of our customers use the Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator to create their drinking water. Remember to follow the directions for using the Aqua-6. These directions include keeping the unit above the glass so that water does not enter back into the machine. Also, the diffuser stone can be no lower than four inches into the ozonizing glass. Take these precautions and your machine will run effectively and for a longer period of time.
Start out with clean, filtered water.
Use a large glass and ozonate for 5 minutes
Drink right away, as ozone will revert back to pure water quickly, especially with the heat of summertime.
After the initial morning glass, try drinking one glass every 2 hours ozonated at 2 minutes each.
What does drinking ozonated water do for me?
There are a few things the ozone does for drinking water. It kills all pathogens in the water. No more worrying about whether your water is pure of these harmful bugs. It rids water of poor tasting chemicals, including chlorine, pesticides, and herbicides.
Ozone generates an unstable molecule of three oxygen atoms instead of the two found in regular oxygen. The unstable molecule breaks down quickly while the extra oxygen atom attaches itself to any contaminants in the water. When it infuses the ozone into the water, the third oxygen atom may very well be the source of the extra boost of energy our customers experience with the ozone. Some customers exclaim that the higher energy content helps them lose weight and acquire a more active lifestyle.
Customers also claim that ozonated water also cleans breath and whitens teeth. Barbara C. commented in April of 2015, “…It was originally recommended by my dentist and hygienist. My teeth and gums are also happy…”
Ozone helps with water purification in special circumstances
Another customer, Becky L, says “…I have used it to purify drinking water after filtering. We haul our water and if it sits too long algae forms This [Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator] helps to purify it. I have used other methods, but this does a gallon at a time and no chemicals.”
Does A2Z Ozone recommend Ozone for vibrant health?
The Food and Drug Administration, the American Cancer Society, and other major medical professional organizations have not endorsed the use of ozone therapies in the treatment of diseases, so we at A2Z Ozone cannot make any medical claims or promises. However, our Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator practically sells itself by word of mouth among people trying to improve their overall health. By phone, our customers sing the praises of drinking ozonated water--from improved skin condition and eyes--to increased energy.
With uncomplicated set-up and ease of use, there’s no simpler way for you to break into using ozone than purchasing an Aqua 6. It reaches every level of your home, as your new ozone generator is lightweight and portable. Or, you can keep your kitchen tidy and mount your Aqua 6 to the wall. Versatile in every way, multiple settings for our timer allow you to tackle any type of job you throw at the Aqua 6. It comes ready to use, and there is no need to purchase additional accessories. The Aqua 6 withstands the test of time, as it has been our best seller for over 10 years. And the Aqua 6 is strong and reliable if used as intended.
A quick run-down of the features of the Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator:
Multi-function ozone generator that treats air and water
Unit is lightweight and portable
Best seller for over 10 years
Function timer with 15 settings for different applications
Ships with 2 36” polyurethane tubes, one fine white diffuser stone, and one course grey diffuser stone
Ships with spare fuse
30 day money back guarantee
One year full parts and service warranty
Try your new ozone generator with peace of mind. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee and cover a full year parts and service warranty. You only pay for shipping to us; we ship back to you free of charge. From beauty benefits, to cleaning, to water purification, our low-priced solution has you covered, A to Z!