Do you keep your pool clean and maintain it with chlorine? If you are planning on using your pool this summer, you may want to consider using pool systems and chemicals that are eco-friendly. Why? Chlorine is used as a disinfectant to clean pools because it kills bacteria, but using too much of it can cause harmful side effects you may not know about, such as
- Irritation of the skin and eyes
- Difficulty breathing
- A sore throat and more
These side effects can have a short-term or long-term effect on your overall health. Instead of putting your health at risk to keep your pool clean, try a pool system or chemical that offers an eco-friendly solution.
Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your Pool
Invest In A Salt Water Pool
Hearing the words salt water may remind of the ocean but it’s nowhere near the same amount of salt. Salt water pools have salt in them, but to control bacteria, a salt generator needs to be added. This salt generator, often referred to as a salt chlorinator, dissolves the salt in the water to create a natural sanitizing agent, which keeps your pool fresh and clean.
Use Ultraviolet Pool Cleaners
Ultraviolet pool cleaners use a sterilizer that is installed in the space between your existing pool filter and the water return line. This sterilizer helps clean your pool water so you don’t have to use a lot of chlorine.
Create A Natural Plant Pool
Natural plant pools, also known as swimming ponds, use plants as a biological filter for your pool. The plant portion of the pool is called the regeneration zone, which is separated from the designated swimming area. The plants in this pool help filter harmful bacteria and contaminants. They feed on nutrients found in the water, which helps with the prevention of the development and growth of algae, which also keeps your pool clean.
Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Pool
To help keep your pool as eco-friendly as possible, use chemical cleaning agents that are eco-friendly and not as strong as chlorine. If you are allergic to chlorine, bromine is the ideal alternative due to its sanitizing process. Natural mineral sanitizer is another way you can safely sanitize your pool and prevent a variety of health issues. Remember to regularly clean your pool’s filters, and consider adding a timer to your pool pumps. Covering your pool is the easiest and cost-effective way to maintain a clean pool and save energy and water.
Are you considering having a pool built? We can help you build an eco-friendly pool from the ground up and make your dream pool a reality. We specialize in concrete, stainless steel, and elevated pools. When you’re ready to get started, contact us to see how we can make your vision come to life.