If you’re tired of shocking your pool and testing your chemicals just to find that your water still isn’t clean, maybe it’s time to move on from chlorine and look at your other options. Saltwater, bromine, and mineral systems can keep your pool water nice and clean, and they’re all viable options. Read on and pick up some alternatives to chlorine to consider for cleaner water.
Avid swimmers understand the effects that chlorine can have on the hair, skin, and eyes, and they may be happy to realize that saltwater pools are a popular alternative to chlorinated pools. These pools use salt cells rather than your traditional chemicals. A salt cell takes in the salt and breaks it down into chlorine, which introduces more chlorine rather than chloramine into the system. This yields comfortable and safe water that won’t irritate you the way traditionally chlorinated pool water might, and it’s a more affordable alternative.
You might not know it, but if you’ve ever been in a spa, you’ve probably used facilities that were sanitized with bromine. Bromine is stable, which means it can keep your water balanced over time. The downside is that it’s a bit more expensive, and if you’re using it for a large outdoor pool, you’ll need a lot of it.
A complete mineral pool water system adds small amounts of copper or silver to the water and perhaps combine salt and minerals. This quickly growing and easy to use system makes maintenance simple, and it reduces chlorine use by a wide margin. Just make sure to super chlorinate the water when you install the system to get rid of contaminants.
Not every pool is a chlorine pool, and now you can use this knowledge to care for yours. If you need pool repairs or maintenance, you can always call TMC Custom Pools and Renovations at (520) 797-0168 or (480) 545-7665 to talk with one of our specialists.