Since early 1900s, chlorine has been utilized as a purification agent in water treatment and swimming pools. However, there are growing worries about the widespread use of these chemicals and the long-term effects on human health. It is commonly known that when chlorine reacts with organic substances, harmful chemicals such as trihalomethanes result (THMs). THMs pose a greater health danger to swimmers when chlorine levels rise and the organic load rises (leaves, algae, dead skin, hair, cosmetics, and urine for example).Chlorine can cause rashes and allergies in certain people, even at safe amounts. Another result of chlorination, chloramines, is known to irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. Asthmatics and bronchitis sufferers are at a higher risk.
Many pool owners lack the information and understanding necessary to properly maintain their pool's chemistry. There is a lot of misunderstanding about words like total chlorine, mixed chlorine, and free and available chlorine. Understanding why a pool has to be socked and when it should be socked is related to the previous sentence. Because chlorine does not self-stabilize in water, a dry stabilizer (cyanuric acid) is added to make the water resistant to sunlight. Many end users are not using the recommended stabilizer levels, which increases chlorine consumption and may cause damage to the pool's surface.Nowadays, there are various alternatives to chlorine that meet at least the most basic safety criteria. Alternatives to chlorine have been attempted and tested, and research is still ongoing today. Other factors to consider include cost, upkeep, and fit for your needs.Here are nine alternatives you may want to consider:
- ~ Bromine
- ~ Ozonation
- ~ Reduction in Water Temperature
- ~ PHMB (Polyhexamethylenebiguanide)
- ~ U/V Light
- ~ Ultrafiltration
- ~ Mineral Water Pool Systems
- ~ Pristine Blue
- ~ Copper Ionization
- ~ Purified using RO system
What is reverse osmosis pool cleaning, and how does it work?
The reverse osmosis process is at the heart of this system. Pushing water through a semipermeable membrane to obtain purified water on the other side is what this method entails. Before being dumped back into the pool, the cleansed water is held in a storage tank. Sediments, TDS, chemicals, and microbes are all effectively removed with this method. A mineralizing chamber is included in the reverse osmosis system, which replenishes minerals to the water that may have been lost throughout the process. Water that is pure, mineralized, and odorless is the end result.
However, reverse osmosis is a costly system to operate, when swimming pools are considered. When compared to the high-end filter, this is a significant difference. RO purifiers typically reject more water than they pour into pools, which is why the pool will always need additional water from the supply. The system rejects two gallons of purified water for every gallon of pure water. This involves obtaining water in quantities up to three times the pool's capacity. This fact, however, is highly reliant on the source of water and so fluctuates greatly.
Because the procedure is so precise in terms of purifying parameters, it is employed in home purifiers, however, for commercial purifiers used to clean pool water, the owner must determine which filter is ideal for the pool water supply. Furthermore, each system provides excellent swimming conditions for swimmers and is unquestionably superior to the use of chlorine as a disinfectant.