How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Chemicals

Pool and spa construction experts say that many pool owners prefer chemical sanitizers because they are easy to use and cheap. Chemical sanitizers have been linked to negative reactions in swimmers including skin, eyes, and nose irritation.  Some people will also suffer respiratory complications when they inhale chemically treated water. They also form toxins called Disinfectant by-products (DPI) when they bind onto organic matter like hair. The alternative is to keep the pool clean by non-chemical methods. Which are these methods?

Installing a pool cover

A pool cover forms a barrier protecting the water from falling debris and other wind-blown debris like papers, dust and sand particles. It is also very effective in preventing accidents by keeping birds, small animals and pets falling into the water.

SWFL pool construction professionals say that installing a pool cover will reduce cleaning work by as much as 70%. There are different types of pool covers some even designed to use sunshine to heat the pool.

Using a robot cleaning

A robot cleaner can keep the pool clean by working at close intervals. Automatic pool cleaners are very useful for cleaning the pool floor which is normally difficult to do when the pool is full of water. It can be programmed to work at night or when the pool is not in use.

Growing natural moss

Natural moss is a living organism. It feeds on water algae and fungi. This keeps the water clear of these two organisms that make the water greenish when they are in high levels in the pool. Many pool experts recommend Sphagnum moss which does not muddy the water.  Using natural moss   can complement landscaping very well.

Natural water plants

Aquatic plants serve two purposes. They filter the water when it passes through the roots, and release oxygen into the water making it healthier to swim in. This natural method of cleaning the pool can be implemented by growing the plants in a separate space where the water can be pumped through.

Ionization sanitization

Ionization is the process of passing a charge through water using opposite charge points. This releases ions into the water. These ions bind onto the micro-organisms in the water which changes their structure and kills then off. Copper and zinc are the most commonly used metals in ionization. The copper in the water gives it a greenish hue.

Ozone sanitization

Naples spa construction experts say that ozone sanitization is the most powerful non-chemical method of keeping a pool clean. This works by adding an extra oxygen atom to the oxygen molecule. Any micro-organism coming into contact with these ozone molecules dies as the ozone causes physio-chemical changes in the organism’s structure.

Using a combination of two or three of these methods can keep your pool completely clean without chemicals. Your swimming experience will be vastly improved.

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