hot tub ozonator

If you are a hot tub owner, or if you’re looking to buy one, chances are you have already heard about hot tub ozonators. A hot tub ozonator allows you to control your water quality. And it doesn’t hurt that it will save you money too.  

Keep reading to know more about what a hot tub ozonator actually is and does, the pros and cons and other useful information.

What is a Hot Tub Ozonator?

A hot tub ozonator is simply a device that cleans the water in your spa. With an ozonator, you’ll use less chemical sanitizers like chlorine and bromine.

How does a Hot Tub Ozonator Work?

The ozonator is a device placed directly inside the body of your hot tub. It is equipped with an ultraviolet light bulb (or equivalent) that converts oxygen into ozone. The ozone travels through an air line connected to a water jet. The water and the ozone are then pushed into the hot tub.

Once the ozone is in contact with the water in your spa, it will kill bacteria, contaminants and other waste.

Some hot tubs come with an ozone jet which facilitates the use of an ozonator, but it is quite simple to add an air line into an existing air jet.

Pros and Cons of Hot Tub Ozonators

The pros

Natural Cleaning Agent

The main advantage of an ozonator is that it is a natural cleaning agent for your hot tub. Ozone is the layer that protects the Earth. So I think it is pretty safe to say that it can protect your water well enough.

And because it’s natural, its use will certainly reduce skin, nose and eye irritation from the chemical sanitizers.

Economic Solution

An average ozonator will cost you around $100. That’s it?


You’ll get your investment back in no time compared to what you would spend in chemical sanitizers.

Longer Lasting Cleaning Solution

The water in your spa will have a clearer and cleaner feel and look.

Customers who use a hot tub ozonator say they need to change the water only every 8 to 12 months, compared to every 3 months with the use of regular chemical sanitizers.

Other Advantages of Spa Ozonators :

  • No (or very little) bad smells, when compared to the use of regular hot tub chemicals.
  • Easy to maintain and run.
  • Less risks of contracting skin conditions like a hot tub rash or other irritations.

The Cons

Possible Lung Irritation

In too high an amount, ozone can have a negative effect on the respiratory system. Symptoms may include coughing and irritation of the throat and chest, a reduction in lung function (making it harder to breath), and inflammation and temporary damage to the lining of the lung.

Possible Malfunctioning

If the ozonator is poorly installed, the ozonator could malfunction. If that happens, you would have to filter and clean the water as often as you would if you didn’t have an ozonator.

Possible Hot Tub Damage

Yes, ozonators can damage your hot tub cover. Even if ozone is mild, the gas build up between the water and your cover can damage it over time. So remember to take the cover off your hot tub a few hours every week.

How to Maintain your Ozonator

Maintaining an ozonator is quite simple.

  1. Make sure it generates ozone. You can do so by using an ozone test kit.
  2. Make sure the delivery system is… delivering. If your ozone levels are low, there might be a failure somewhere in the system.
  3. Inspect the check valve. The check valve prevents the water of the hot tub to reach the ozonator. Needless to say, if the water reaches your system, it would completely wreck it.

Usually, ozonators last around 3 years.


Over all, an ozonator is an excellent addition to your hot tub : natural cleaning agent, economic solution, long lasting solution, etc. Remember though that an ozonator doesn’t entirely clean your water. You’ll still have to clean the filter and test the pH levels of the water. In the end though, you’ll reduce the use of bromine or chlorine by 60 to 90%.

Photo of author

Author S Krone

A lawyer never retires. So I would just say that I am not as active as I used to be. Now I simply dedicate myself to fishing, my hobby, and my grandchildren. For Business Finance News I write about legal aspects of mortgage policies, mostly regarding the rights of policyholders. I also have articles about personal injuries.

Thank you for visiting

Leave a Comment

Business Finance

About Us

Business Finance News is a brand oriented to business owners and dedicated to analyzing and comparing the cost and conditions of B2B procurement of goods and services through free quotes delivered by business partners.


Address 5050 Quorum Drive, (75254) Dallas TX

telephone 844-368-6072


A personal loan is a medium term loan with a fixed interest rate that is repaid in equal monthly payments and it's usually limited to 24 months. Loan offers and eligibility depend on your individual credit profile. Our lenders can help you obtain as much as $3,000 depending on the lender, your state and your financial situation.

The owner and operator of is not a lender and is not involved into making credit decisions associated with lending or making loan offers. Instead, the website is designed only for a matching service, which enables the users contact with the lenders and third parties. The website does not charge any fees for its service, nor does it oblige any user to initiate contact with any of the lenders or third parties or accept any loan product or service offered by the lenders. All the data concerning personal loan products and the industry is presented on the website for information purposes only. does not endorse any particular lender, nor does it represent or is responsible for the actions or inactions of the lenders. does not collect, store or has access to the information regarding the fees and charges associated with the contacting lenders and/or any loan products. Online personal loans are not available in all the states. Not all the lenders in the network can provide the loans up to $3,000. cannot guarantee that the user of the website will be approved by any lender or for any loan product, will be matched with a lender, or if matched, will receive a personal loan offer on the terms requested in the online form. The lenders may need to perform credit check via one or more credit bureaus, including but not limited to major credit bureaus in order to determine credit reliability and the scopes of credit products to offer. The lenders in the network may need to perform additional verifications, including but not limited to social security number, driver license number, national ID or other identification documents. The terms and scopes of loan products vary from lender to lender and can depend on numerous factors, including but not limited to the state of residence and credit standing of the applicant, as well as the terms determined by each lender individually. 


APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is the loan rate calculated for the annual term. Since is not a lender and has no information regarding the terms and other details of personal loan products offered by lenders individually, cannot provide the exact APR charged for any loan product offered by the lenders. The APRs greatly vary from lender to lender, state to state and depend on numerous factors, including but not limited to the credit standing of an applicant. Additional charges associated with the loan offer, including but not limited to origination fees, late payment, non-payment charges and penalties, as well as non-financial actions, such as late payment reporting and debt collection actions, may be applied by the lenders. These financial and non-financial actions have nothing to do with, and has no information regaining whatsoever actions may be taken by the lenders. All the financial and non-financial charges and actions are to be disclosed in any particular loan agreement in a clear and transparent manner. The APR is calculated as the annual charge and is not a financial charge for a personal loan product. 

Late Payment Implications

It is highly recommended to contact the lender if late payment is expected or considered possible. In this case, late payment fees and charges may be implied. Federal and state regulations are determined for the cases of late payment and may vary from case to case. All the details concerning the procedures and costs associated with late payment are disclosed in loan agreement and should be reviewed prior to signing any related document. 

Non-payment Implications

Financial and non-financial penalties may be implied in cases of non-payment or missed payment. Fees and other financial charges for late payment are to be disclosed in loan agreement. Additional actions related to non-payment, such as renewals, may be implied upon given consent. The terms of renewal are to be disclosed in each loan agreement individually. Additional charges and fees associated with renewal may be applied. 

Debt collection practices and other related procedures may be performed. All the actions related to these practices are adjusted to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regulations and other applicable federal and state laws in order to protect consumers from unfair lending and negative borrowing experience. The majority of lenders do not refer to outside collection agencies and attempt to collect the debt via in-house means. 

Non-payment and late payment may have negative impact on the borrowers’ credit standing and downgrade their credit scores, as the lenders may report delinquency to credit bureaus, including but not limited to Equifax, Transunion, and Experian. In this case the results of non-payment and late payment may be recorded and remain in credit reports for the determined amount of time.