Whether you have a pool or are getting ready to have one installed it is important to consider the benefits of a chlorine alternative pool. Chlorine has many disadvantages including being tied to cancer as well as being unsafe to handle. Here is an overview of the benefits of having a chlorine alternative pool.
When it comes to chlorine there is no getting around the fact that it is a chemical. It is not only toxic to you and your family it is not good for the environment. As a chemical, chlorine poses a number of issues including:
It is explosive and unsafe to handle
It is toxic to your landscaping
It is toxic to the lungs and is also linked to cancer
It can leak hazardous benzene from the pipes
It creates cancer causing thrihalomethane as well as chloramines
It contains cyanuric acid
A chlorine alternative pool does not have any of these scary issues or affects as it is a perfectly natural process that has been used for centuries.
The Side Affects
Because chlorine is a chemical it causes many issues for swimmers including irritable skin, dry and brittle hair and eye irritation. As well it will fade swim suits and when used in liquid form with a shock treatment can even fade your pool lining. It is harmful to the environment and can be soaked into your lawn and surrounding plants causing damage and can even cause damage to local wildlife. Chlorine is also absorbed through the skin and the more you use, the worse the affects can become. A chlorine alternative pool does not have any of these dangerous side affects.
Chlorine costs money and also takes a lot of time to maintain. You have to add chlorine daily and if not applied with a dispenser you cannot swim while the chlorine puck is being used. As well when shocking the pool you cannot swim. A chlorine alternative pool requires little additional maintenance and is also easier on your pump as it requires fewer chemicals.
Many people believe that it takes strong chemicals such as chlorine to kill contaminants. However a chlorine alternative pool can be just as effective at killing algae, bacteria ad viruses for safe and clear pool water that will get rid of the bad and leave only clean safe pool water the whole family can enjoy.