Non Chlorine Pool
There are many benefits to having a non-chlorine pool and options available to help you do so.
When saying a non-chlorine pool a salt treatment pool is also included in that since salt is sodium
chloride. Sodium chloride is the raw ingredient that is used to make chlorine. There are many
health hazards that should be a deciding factor in making your pool a non-chlorine pool. In a
health study from Belgium it was determined that children that swim regularly in public pools with
chlorine systems had a higher level of breathing and asthma problems then those who did not.
There have been similar studies done on adults that swim frequently in chlorine system pools as
well. These studies have shown a rise in the risk of coronary heart disease as well as bladder and
rectal cancer. Chlorine is absorbed into the skin, swallowed, and the vapors are inhaled from the
air that surrounds the pool. Some smaller well know issues with a chlorinated pool are the drying
and damages to the hair and skin and burning of the eyes. All of these health issues can be
avoided by using a chlorine free pool.
You will read many pros and cons about a non chlorine pool. Ultimately, the choice is yours in
which system you choose to use. There is a salt system that is said to be a non-chlorine system
but since salt’s chemical name is sodium chloride and sodium chloride is the raw ingredient to
make chlorine this is just a smoke screen. You will experience the same problems with a salt
system that you would incur in a chlorine pool: the red and burning eyes along with the dry and
damaged skin and hair. You also have the choice of a mineral cartridge system. This system uses
cartridges that kill bacteria as the water passes through them. In order for the water to be
continuously cleaned by this system your pump must remain running 24 hours a day and 7 days a
Other options for a non-chlorine pool would be the biaguanide chemicals. These chemicals are
very expensive but the do provide a higher quality of water that chlorine systems do. This also
can be more time consuming since it has to manually added to the pool. Ozone generators are
another non-chlorine pool system choice. These generators kill bacteria by using and ultra violet
light. These units are very expensive and use a lot of electricity. They are better suited for a spa
or small pool because of their operating costs. Ionizers are a good choice for killing the bacteria in
your non-chlorine pool, however they do not sanitize and you will have to use other chemicals to
As you can see, there are many choices available when choosing to switch to a non-chlorine pool.
However, they all use chemicals or large amounts of electricity that is harmful to the environment.
Natural systems such as our Ecosmarte Non Chlorine Pool System use less electricity, and are
good for the environment.