Chlorine attacks and destroys everything it touches...everything (like pumps, heaters, skin and eyes). High technology has produced alternative sanitizers such as Hydroxyl Radical Systems that attack the bio-threats in the water and nothing else.
Chlorine Side Effects in Pool Water include Burning Eyes, Irritated Skin, Airway Irritation, Wheezing, .Difficulty Breathing, Sore Throat, Cough, and Chest Tightness.
The following is a list of interesting conclusions covered in the article "The Negative Health Effect of Chlorine" by Joseph G. Hattersley published in The Journal of OrthoMolecular Medicine:
Chlorination is an inferior water sanitation method.
It is ineffective against parasites.
It is Unnecessarily expensive.
It can seriously harm people.
.There was a positive correlation between the amount of THM's ingested and spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in pregnant women.
.May contribute to arterial damage.
Risks of Swimming in Chlorinated Pools.
Healthy Alternatives to Sanitizing Water.
So what can you do? The answer is very simple...stop using salt or chlorine to sanitize your pool water. I mean it is 2020 after all. In 1995, salt chlorinators were a big deal but new technology has made these systems completely obsolete.
Popular high tech sanitation systems such as the Drinkable Pool Water Systemkeep your pool crystal clear without the use of salt, chlorine, or ozone. They offer some pretty big improvements over salt and chlorine systems. First, everything on the pool lasts longer...a lot longer. You can see why many pool companies don't want you to know about this system. If your pool heater lasts twice as long...they will only be able sell you half as many heaters over the years. But what if everything last longer? You pump, filter, liner, plaster, walls, plumbing, heater, etc. won't need to be replaced as often saving you massive amounts of money over the years. Second, the water you swim in is healthier...a lot healthier. Swimming in salt or chlorine used to be the only option pool owners had. So the risk of exposing your eyes and skin to salt and chlorine seemed like the lesser of two evils. Swim in unhealthy chemicals or possibly get sick from tainted pool water. The Drinkable Pool Water System gives you the best of both worlds. Another reason people are moving away from salt is environmentalism. Pool water sanitized with a Drinkable Pool Water System can be used to water your garden or grass...seriously.
On January 1st, 2020, Lazy Day Pools (and many other pool companies) stopped installing salt systems on swimming pools under any circumstances. We made this decision because we want to be able to sleep at night. We have installed Drinkable Pool Water Systems all over the State of Georgia over the past couple of years and we have never had a complaint. 100% of our clients say they would not consider going back to salt or chlorine. Also, the UGA water lab recently tested several swimming pools equipped with the Drinkable Pool Water System for E.Coli and found that the water in all of these pools was at least 325 times LOWER than than the standard set for residential swimming pools.
AOP technology and titanium produced hydroxyl radicals will make chlorine as a swimming pool sanitizer obsolete within the next few years.
This is a video of a Drinkable Pool Water System installed on a pool in Marietta GA in 2019.