Wheezing, sore throat, coughing, chest tightness, eye irritation, hair discoloration, skin irritation and faded bathing suits. Do any of these symptoms happen to you after a swim? Chlorine may be the culprit.
Swimming is a favorite summertime activity, but spending time in harsh chemicals can complicate this activity. Especially individuals that suffer from chlorine sensitivity. Chlorine alternatives are available, but chlorine still dominates the market. Many pool owners accept it as a necessary evil. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Saltwater Pool Systems
Saltwater pool systems are a popular alternative, but these systems have their own disadvantages. In reality, saltwater pool systems still use chlorine. Through a process called electrolysis, saltwater is forced through a high-power cell to produce its own chlorine.
The saltwater systems are easier on the eyes and skin, need less maintenance and are safer than a straight chlorine setup. However, saltwater systems have an expensive set up price and will still use chlorine.
Another option for pool owners is bromine. Bromine and chlorine are both parts of the Halogen family. This is an attractive method because the byproduct produced from the chemical reaction is less likely to become airborne. This leads to less of a chemical smell, unlike chlorine use.
Bromine still has some shortcomings. Though bromine is a better sterilizer than chlorine, it is more expensive. It should be noted that bromine is not the best choice for outdoor pools, as it is vulnerable to the UV rays of the sun.
Ozone Pool System
Crystal clear water with little to no chemical use, could that be possible? An ozone pool system reduces chemical usage and prevents many of the unpleasant symptoms of chlorine exposure. Many owners of ozone pool systems need bromine in very small amounts to reduce algae growth.
Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen (O2). Ozone molecules consists of three oxygen atoms. Ozone is 3,000 times more powerful than bleach. It naturally oxidizes chemical and biological pollutants then reverts to pure oxygen.
Ozone’s oxidizing power is twice as powerful as chlorine and reduces chemical usage by up to 95 percent. The filtration capabilities of the pool will improve and water consumption decreases.
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 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.”
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