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Why is this game-changing?
- Perfect for retrofit and new applications
- Only requires less than 18’’ of plumbing
- Smart vacuum controlled activation system
- Self-regulating flow, no plumbing or bypass required around the unit
for retrofit or new construction
to 1 gram
Energy and money-saving solution
Product Description and Features
AquaStar's PureStar Ozone System:
Elevate Pool Enjoyment and Simplify Service Like Never Before
Welcome to AquaStar’s PureStar Ozone System—a harmonious blend of revolutionary design and effortless functionality that stands as the gold standard for pool systems. Whether you're a Pool Owner in search of a transformative swimming experience or a Pool Pro committed to delivering outstanding value, PureStar elevates the meaning of pool care to a new level of excellence.
The Perfect Fit for Any Pool, Exisiting or New
Installing ozone systems has never been this seamless. With less than 18 inches of plumbing required, PureStar offers both Pool Owners and Pool Pros the flexibility they crave, whether retrofitting an existing pool or launching a new construction project. A revolutionary solution that dispenses with unnecessary plumbing and bypasses, PureStar eliminates common roadblocks to straightforward installation.
Optimize with Intelligence
PureStar revolutionizes pool care with its vacuum-controlled smart activation system, ensuring ozone is efficiently dispersed only when the pool's pump is on. The unit's LED light indicators not only assure Pool Owners that the system is working and dispensing ozone effectively but also provide Pool Pros with real-time status updates. Additionally, its advanced self-cleaning functionality tackles calcium build-up, setting it apart from conventional systems. This innovation sets a new standard in pool care. For Pool Pros, this translates to faster and more efficient service calls. For Pool Owners, it means unprecedented peace of mind.
Efficiency: An Investment in the Future
PureStar, an inline solution, operates seamlessly with minimal impact on system pressure by using its self-regulating capabilities to ensure optimized hydraulic efficiency. This sophisticated balance of performance and efficiency not only reduces wear and tear on other pool components but also extends the lifespan of the system itself. For Pool Owners, this means a smaller environmental footprint and lower energy bills. For Pool Pros, offering PureStar positions you as a provider of cutting-edge, eco-friendly, and cost-effective solutions.
Unprecedented ozone generation of up to 1 gram per hour, perfect for pools up to 40,000 gallons
Requires less than 18 inches of plumbing space—ideal for tight configurations
Intelligent, self-cleaning vacuum-controlled activation system
Energy conservation via low system pressure requirements
Included 8-foot power cord and multiple socket unions ensure an adaptable, hassle-free installation for technicians
An All-In-One Revolutionary System
For Pool Owners, PureStar offers the peace of mind that comes with consistently clear water and energy savings. For Pool Pros, it means streamlined installations and easier service calls, turning satisfied customers into enthusiastic advocates for your services.
Dive into the future with AquaStar’s PureStar Ozone System and experience a level of pool care and enjoyment you never thought possible.
Frequent Asked Questions
Pool Owner/User FAQ
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PURESTAR SYSTEM
How does the AquaStar PureStar system work?
The AquaStar PureStar system employs advanced ozone generation technology to aid in the oxidation process, which breaks down organic matter and various contaminants commonly found in swimming pools. While the PureStar system is a highly efficient ozone generator, it's important to understand that it serves as a supplementary system designed to enhance your pool's existing sanitation methods. It is not intended to replace traditional sanitizers like chlorine. When used in conjunction with an EPA-registered sanitizer, the PureStar system can optimize the overall cleanliness and clarity of your pool water.
What are the benefits commonly attributed to using ozone in pool water?
Ozone is highly regarded in the industry for its multiple advantages when used in pool systems:
Potential for Reduced Chemical Usage: Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that can sometimes allow for lower chlorine use, maintaining more stable pH levels in the pool.
Less Irritation: Reduced reliance on chlorine due to ozone can lead to less skin and eye irritation for swimmers.
Environmentally Friendly: Ozone stands out for its eco-friendly attributes. Unused ozone safely decomposes into oxygen. Additionally, when ozone oxidizes contaminants, it produces CO2, a harmless by-product in this context. These oxidized particles are then captured by your pool's filter, enhancing water clarity over time.
For a deeper understanding of the benefits of ozone in pool and water treatment, consult official resources from the CDC and EPA.
How long does the PureStar system last?
Designed for durability, the AquaStar PureStar ozone generator includes a self-cleaning mechanism that extends its effective lifespan. However, like any piece of equipment, its longevity is influenced by factors such as usage frequency, proper maintenance, and water conditions. For optimal performance and longevity, it's important to follow the care and maintenance guidelines provided in the instruction manual.
One distinct advantage of the PureStar system is its corona discharge technology. Unlike UV bulb-generated ozone systems, where the glow of the bulb can misleadingly indicate active ozone production, the corona discharge method gives you a more reliable gauge of functionality. This not only adds to PureStar's operational transparency but also contributes to its long-term efficiency and reliability.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, the PureStar system comes with a one-year limited warranty from AquaStar Pool Products, Inc., covering defects in material and workmanship from the date of original installation. Some conditions and exceptions apply. For full details, please refer to the user manual or contact AquaStar's Technical Service Department at (877) 768-2717.
INSTALLATION AND COMPATIBILITY
Can I install the PureStar system myself?
We highly recommend professional installation for the AquaStar PureStar system to ensure it is set up correctly and safely. Incorrect installation may void the warranty and could potentially result in system failure.
Can I use the PureStar system with a saltwater pool?
Yes, the PureStar system is compatible with saltwater pools. However, to ensure full compatibility and optimal integration, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified pool professional.
Can I use the PureStar system in a spa or hot tub?
Yes, the PureStar system can also be used in spas and hot tubs.
Can I integrate the PureStar system with my existing pool automation system?
Certainly! The AquaStar PureStar system features a smart vacuum-controlled activation system, designed to seamlessly work in conjunction with most modern pool automation systems. This allows for efficient and intelligent operation, activating the ozone generator only when the pool pump is running. However, to ensure full compatibility and optimal integration, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified pool professional.
Can I use PureStar with an vinyl pool?
No, the PureStar system is compatible with only concrete and fiberglass pools. However, professional installation is strongly recommended to ensure optimal performance.
OPERATION AND MAINTERNANCE
How do I maintain my PureStar system?
To maintain the optimal performance of your AquaStar PureStar system, a few key steps are important. The system is designed with a self-cleaning ability, reducing the need for frequent manual cleaning. However, it is advisable to occasionally check the system for any debris or obstructions that could affect its operation.
For detailed procedures on maintenance tasks like removal, cleaning, and reinstallation, please refer to the "PureStar Module Installation and Maintenance" section in the user manual. This will provide you with step-by-step instructions to ensure that your PureStar system stays in excellent condition.
If you encounter any technical difficulties or have specific questions, AquaStar Technical Support is available to assist you.
How much space does the PureStar system require?
The AquaStar PureStar system is designed for ease of installation and minimal space requirement. It only needs 18 inches of horizontal plumbing to integrate into your existing pool equipment setup. For more precise dimensions and layout configurations, please refer to the user manual. This makes it a convenient choice for pool owners looking to optimize their equipment area.
How do I winterize my PureStar system?
If you reside in an area where temperatures drop below freezing, it's crucial to winterize your PureStar system to prevent freeze damage. Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power to your pool pump at the circuit breaker.
2. Unplug the PureStar unit from its 120V GFCI protected outlet.
3. Release any built-up pressure in your plumbing by opening the air relief valve on your filtration system.
4. Loosen the union nuts and carefully remove the PureStar module from its position between the union fittings.
5. Install the "Blank Tube" in the place of the PureStar unit and tighten the union nuts.
6. Store the removed PureStar unit indoors, away from exposure to harsh winter elements.
7. Proceed with your standard pool winterizing procedures.
PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
Is it safe to swim while the PureStar system is operating?
Absolutely, the AquaStar PureStar system is built in compliance with stringent safety standards, making it safe for you to swim while it operates. Specifically engineered to keep ozone concentrations within safe limits, the system ensures a secure and enjoyable pool experience. Importantly, it's worth noting that the PureStar system is recommended for outdoor pools and spas. However, the equipment itself can be housed in an indoor equipment room, while only the body of water—where the ozone is introduced—needs to be outdoors.
Although ozone is a robust sanitizer, it is designed to act as a supplementary sanitation method, rather than replace traditional sanitizers like chlorine or other approved sanitizers. To maintain a fully safe swimming environment, proper water chemistry, as advocated by health authorities and the EPA, should always be observed.
Will using an ozone generator like PureStar affect my pool’s pH levels?
Ozone itself has a neutral pH. Any changes to your pool's pH should be monitored and adjusted according to standard pool guidelines.
Can the PureStar system operate in any weather conditions?
The PureStar system is built for outdoor use and is designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions.
How quickly can I expect changes in my pool's water quality when using an ozone generator?
The impact of the PureStar system on your pool's water quality can vary based on factors like the existing chemical balance, pool size, and usage frequency. Generally speaking, ozone has been known to contribute to improved water clarity and reduced odors in swimming pools. However, the system is designed to complement, not replace, traditional sanitizers like chlorine or bromine. For optimal results, we recommend following standard pool guidelines for water chemistry, including regular testing and adjustments of pH, chlorine, and bromine levels. Many pool owners note visible improvements within days, but for consistently high water quality, ongoing maintenance following established pool care guidelines is essential.
Is the PureStar system noisy?
The PureStar system is engineered to operate quietly to ensure a pleasant poolside environment.
Is the PureStar system safe for pets who like to swim?
It's generally understood that ozone, when used properly, doesn't pose a risk to swimmers, including your four-legged family members. However, it's important to remember that the system is intended to complement traditional sanitizers and not to replace them. Therefore, for the well-being of both humans and pets, we recommend adhering to standard pool water quality and safety guidelines.
How energy-efficient is the PureStar system?
The PureStar system is designed with advanced energy-saving features, including an auto-regulating venturi injector that enhances hydraulic system efficiency. This technology allows the system to effectively inject ozone into the water, even at lower pump speeds—potentially offering significant energy savings. For the environmentally conscious homeowner, this translates to more efficient use of power and lower electricity bills. For specific energy consumption details, please consult the user manual.
Does the system require any additional accessories or parts for optimal performance?
The PureStar system comes complete with all the essential components for optimal operation.
CHEMICALS AND WATER QUALITY
Do I still need to use chlorine or other chemicals?
Yes. The PureStar system is designed to complement but not replace chlorine or other approved sanitizers. It's widely acknowledged that ozone can potentially reduce the amount of chlorine needed, but this should not replace standard pool sanitation methods.
How does the PureStar system deal with algae?
While it's commonly known that ozone is effective in oxidizing organic material, the presence of algae in your pool should be managed through standard pool maintenance procedures. The PureStar system is not a replacement for proper pool cleaning and chemical balance.
Do I still need to shock my pool if I have a PureStar system?
While the PureStar system is highly effective in aiding the oxidation of contaminants, it's important to note that ozone is a supplementary sanitation method and not a complete replacement for a comprehensive pool maintenance program. For best results and long-term care, we strongly recommend consulting with a pool professional to maintain proper water chemistry, which may negate the need for traditional shocking methods.
TROUBLESHOOTING AND SUPPORT
What should I do if I notice an issue with the system?
If you experience any issues with your PureStar system, please start by referring to the troubleshooting table in the user manual. If the light on top of the PureStar unit is flashing, this table will help you interpret the error code. The manual also provides important guidelines on water chemistry, operational speed ranges for variable speed pumps, and other vital system performance metrics.
If you've gone through these steps and the issue persists, don't hesitate to contact AquaStar Pool Products Technical Support at (877) 768-2717 for further assistance tailored to your specific situation.
What happens if there’s a power outage?
The system will automatically restart when power is restored.
How do I know when the system is working?
The PureStar system is equipped with LED indicators that signify its operational status, serving as your primary source for monitoring the system's functionality. However, as an added layer of verification, you may also observe bubbles entering the water. The presence of these bubbles typically confirms that the system is actively dispersing ozone. Should you find an absence of bubbles, it could be a sign that the system requires attention. For further troubleshooting, consult the user manual or seek professional assistance.
Will the PureStar system affect my pool’s water temperature?
Ozone has no effect on water temperature. Standard pool heating or cooling methods should be used as needed.
Who do I contact for customer support?
For any queries or technical issues, contact AquaStar Pool Products Technical Support at (877) 768-2717.
Pool Pro/Service Tech FAQ
What's the first step I should take before installing PureStar?
Before proceeding with any installation steps, it's crucial to read the manual completely. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or death, and will void the product warranty.
What kind of electrical outlet is required for the PureStar?
The product must be wired in conjunction with a properly grounded, Class A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet rated for outdoor use.
Is an extension cord allowed for PureStar's power supply?
While the PureStar system comes with an 8-foot power cord for convenience, you may find it necessary to use an extension cord in certain installations. If you opt to use an extension cord, make sure it is specifically rated for outdoor use to ensure both safety and durability. Also, be cautious to position the cord in a manner that minimizes the risk of tripping or pulling, ensuring a secure and unobtrusive setup. Please consult the user manual for any further electrical guidelines or call AquaStar Pool Products Technical Support at (877) 768-2717 for additional clarification.
What precautions should be taken for the power supply location?
Mount the power supply at least 12 inches off the ground to prevent any issues with water ingress or electrical hazards.
Where should I install the PureStar relative to the pool's edge?
Install the product at least five feet from the water's edge as a safety measure.
Is there a specific orientation for installing PureStar?
Yes, install this product on horizontal pipe only with the flow direction arrows pointing in the direction of water flow. DO NOT INSTALL BACKWARDS.
Is the power supply weatherproof?
Yes, the supplied 12VDC power supply is rated for outdoor use. However, it should be mounted at least 12 inches off the ground and connected to a covered Class A GFCI outlet.
Is PureStar suitable for indoor pools?
No, the ozone system must only be installed in outdoor locations or indoor locations with forced air ventilation in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 62.1 2013.
What kind of water flow rate is optimal for PureStar?
The optimal water flow rate for the AquaStar PureStar system is determined by various factors such as pool size and pump capacity. However, it is important to note that the PureStar system has a maximum flow rate of 100 GPM (Gallons Per Minute). The system's variable flow restrictor adjusts to your system’s flow rate to minimize pressure drop and save energy when used with a variable speed pump. For pools up to 40,000 gallons, the PureStar is effective and efficient. Please consult the product manual for additional details.
What should I do if the system is emitting a loud noise during operation?
If you hear an unusual or loud noise coming from your PureStar system, it could be indicative of issues like by-pass valve obstruction or electric valve failure. To safely troubleshoot the issue, follow these general steps applicable to a variety of pool configurations:
Power Safety: Turn off the power to the pool pump and any related electrical components at the circuit breaker.
System Pressure: To safely work on the system, release any built-up pressure by carefully opening any air relief valves on the filtration system. You may also have additional valves specific to your pool that need to be closed or opened; refer to your pool's specific setup for guidance.
Visual Inspection: Once the system is safe to approach, check for any obvious obstructions, blockages, or signs of wear that could be causing the noise. Pay special attention to the by-pass valve and electrical valves.
Consult the Manual: Review the troubleshooting section in the user manual for potential causes and fixes specific to loud noises. This section may guide you on more specific diagnostic steps or replacement parts if needed.
Professional Assistance: If the issue remains unresolved, contact AquaStar Pool Products Technical Support at (877) 768-2717 for further diagnostic support and guidance.
By following these general steps, you can ensure a safer and more effective troubleshooting process, taking into account the unique aspects of your pool's setup.
What steps should I follow if the unit does not light up?
Check the power cord, GFCI outlet, and the threaded connection to the power supply for possible issues. Refer to the Troubleshooting guide in the user manual for further information.
TROUBLESHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE
How should I handle 'Slow Pulse' light status?
This could be due to high internal vacuum or electrical failure. Refer to the troubleshooting section in the manual for specific guidance.
What do flash error codes indicate?
These codes are crucial for diagnosing issues like power supply failure, valve malfunctions, and system overheating. Refer to the manual for a complete list of codes and corrective actions.
Can I open the enclosure for internal servicing?
No, the enclosure should not be opened as it contains high voltage and no serviceable parts. ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD! DO NOT OPEN ENCLOSURE OR SERVICE INTERNAL PARTS.
Are there any flammable substances that should be kept away from PureStar?
Absolutely, do not store or use gasoline, chemicals, or other flammable liquids or vapors near this or any other appliance.
What are the key safety guidelines for installing PureStar?
Failure to follow all instructions and warnings can result in serious bodily injury or death. Therefore, it's imperative to read the manual thoroughly before installation and adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations.
What are the key safety guidelines for installing PureStar?
DO NOT INHALE OZONE GAS PRODUCED BY THIS PRODUCT. Short-term inhalation of high concentrations can cause harmful physiological effects. Always install the system in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 62.1 2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.
What do I do if a child tries to operate or tamper with the PureStar unit?
This product is not intended for use by children. Ensure that the unit is installed in a location that is not easily accessible to children to prevent accidental tampering.
What do I do if a child tries to operate or tamper with the PureStar unit?
No, the ozone generator is for outdoor water use only, specifically designed for residential swimming pools and spas.