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Swimming Pools Don't Need to be Poisoned

Richard Amburn

There are a significant amount of swimming pool owners that have actively searched and replaced their conventional chlorinated filter systems for a more advanced and safer system. There is a growing concern on the negative health potential of chlorine and chlorinated swimming pool filter systems.

Did you know that your body can absorb 600% to 1,000% more contamination in a solitary 10 minute shower than drinking the same tap water for an entire day? Ever notice how dry your skin is after you swim in your swimming pool and the effect it has on your hair? Your swimming pools chlorinated water is designed to attack living organic matter. Are we not living organic matter?

By replacing your swimming pools existing filter system with an alternative non chlorine system, you can stop the harmful effects of chlorine and other contaminants in your swimming pool water.

There are two types of system that I found to be highly effective. A high-end filtration and reverse osmosis system.

Most filtration systems use activated charcoal which is mostly carbon. What does mean to you? The principle of charcoal filter is absorption. Charcoal is very porous and has the ability to absorb impurities as well as most poisonous gasses.

The high-end filters offer more then just a carbon block to filter for your swimming pool. They also must have materials that will remove particles as small as one micron. Look for the ones that add negative ions for hyper-hydration and help the body in fighting common skin conditions, rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin, softens hair without chemicals.

Also, when looking to purchase this type of filter look for one that have no replaceable cartages. These are an expensive consumable and add to your swimming pools yearly cost. These filters do need to be cleaned, but at a rate once every 7 to 10 years.

The other type, reverse osmosis, is the process of water being pushed through an ultra-fine semi-permeable membrane, where it separates the liquid into to a storage tank. The brine concentrate is then disposed thru a drain. The water is then stored in a pressure tank and is treated to a final activated-charcoal polishing filtration stage to remove all remaining odors and tastes before dispensing the purified water into your swimming pool. The reverse osmosis units are considerably cheaper then the high-end filter systems, the disadvantage, they waste a lot of water. Every gallon of purified water produced, two gallons are wasted.

Which ever way you go, the benefits of a non-chlorinated swimming pool will be a cleaner, safer and more enjoyable experience.

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