Chlorine Alternatives for Your Swimming Pool

Chlorine is one of the most effective sanitizers for swimming pools, killing bacteria and organisms that can pose health risks to swimmers. But it is also a harsh chemical that can dry your skin and hair, bleach clothing and leave an unpleasant odor on your body. There are chlorine alternatives that can reduce the amount of chlorine needed for your pool for a more enjoyable, yet safe, swimming experience. Salt water generators and ozone systems are two popular choices for pool owners that want to reduce chlorine in their pools.

Salt Water Generators

Salt water or chlorine generators effectively sanitize by making pure chlorine from the salt that is added to the water. The generator is installed into the pool’s filtering system, converting salt into chlorine as it passes through. As the chlorine is used for sanitization, it converts back to salt. The water does not have the smell of chlorine and does not harm your skin or clothing.

Ozone Systems

Another alternative to chlorine for pools is a ozone system. These systems use ozone as the main sanitizer for killing harmful organisms in the pool. While some chlorine is still needed, it is a fraction of what is used in chlorine pools, reducing the odor and harsh effects. You can use up to 90% less chlorine with an ozone system for your pool, creating a more desirable swimming environment.

If you want to eliminate the need for using chlorine as your main pool sanitizer, talk to your local pool service company about chlorine alternatives. Both salt water pools and ozone systems have many benefits and can keep your pool safe and sanitized with minimal use of chlorine.

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Somar Pools, LLC
6538 Collins Ave, #42
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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Chlorine-Free Options For Your Pool

Although taking a dip in your own pool is a wonderful luxury, no one likes the effect chlorine can have on skin, hair and clothing. Chlorine is definitely one of the best chemicals to sanitize your pool, keeping it clean and safe for swimming. However, it’s also a harsh agent, leaving your skin and hair dry and often ruining clothing. While it’s almost impossible to eliminate chlorine altogether, there are chlorine alternatives available to reduce the amount you need to use, making time spent in your pool even more enjoyable.

Sanitizing Solutions For Your Pool

New technology is available to use for a clean, safe pool with very little use of chlorine. These options can offer a natural way to purify your pool water, greatly reducing your dependence on chlorine as a sanitizer. Two of these options include:

  • Ozone generator. Ozone offers many of the same benefits as chlorine, without the harmful effects. Ozone generators are widely used in commercial pools and hot tubs to keep them sanitized with lower amounts of chlorine. These generators are also available for residential pools, reducing chlorine levels up to 90%.
  • Salt system or chlorine generator. Another option is a chlorine generator, also referred to as a salt system. These generators actually create the active elements in chlorine in your pool water through the use of salt and an electrolytic cell. The results are safe, clean pools with a substantially lowered need for direct chlorine additives in the water.

Both of these systems can be installed in your pool by a professional pool service company. Although there is an initial investment into the generators and installation, these devices can reduce the amount of chemicals you need to buy and enhance your pool experience.

Posted on behalf of Somar Pools, LLC