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Has anyone had personal experience with the Ecosmarte non-chlorine swimming pool system?
I have and I love it. Chlorine dries out my skin more than it does most people so I couldn't go with a salt system because the salt is just in the water so that it can generate chlorine. The chemical free water is silky and feels really good. We call my pool the fountain of youth now.
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Yes, chlorine is a toxic gas that was first used during the First World War as Chemical Weapon, commonly known as mustard gas. In swimming pools, chlorine reacts readily wit…h organic matter such as hair, skin, urine, debris to form organochlorines. These polluting and extremely toxic molecules are commonly known as disinfection byproducts or trihalomethanes (THMs) and are highly carcinogenic. Dose response experiments in animals have shown a direct correlation between the amount of THMs consumed and onset of cancer. The WHO (world health organization) has limited THMs in drinking water to 100 micrograms per litre. Most chlorine pools exceed this limit by up to 6-fold, mainly in the form of chloroform. In salt water chlorinated pools THM levels greater than 12-fold have been measured, mainly in the form of bromoform. So surprisingly salt water pools contain higher levels of THMs than chlorine pools. Chlorine and salt chlorinated pools also produce chloramines (that familiar chlorine smell). A recent scientific study showed a clear link between chloramine exposure and the onset of asthma and other allergies later in life. Best to avoid chlorine altogether and look for alternative 100% chlorine free systems to sanitise your pool.
To keep the swimming pools clean, so they don't get any nasty bacteria in them.
Chlorine is used to sanitize a swimming pool. When chlorine is added to water, another dissociation occurs. When we add Cl2 (chlorine) + H2O (water), we get a reac…tion which leaves us with HOCl (hypochlorous acid) + HCl (hydrochloric acid). Hypochlorous acid is the active, killing form of chlorine. This is what does the real sanitizing work. The chlorine molecule or ion kills microorganisms by slashing through the cell walls and destroying the inner enzymes, structures and processes. When this occurs, the cell has been deactivated, or oxidized. The hypochlorous molecule continues this slash & burn until it combines with a nitrogen or ammonia compound, becoming a chloramine, or it is broken down into its component atoms, becoming de-activated itself. (poolcenter.com)
Yes; of course. However, the pool will not be as clean and sanitary as usual.
no you cant the chlorine in the water will agitate the affected area and last longer and out you through serious pain
Answer Chlorine is the chemical most often used to keep swimming pools and Jacuzzis free of bacteria that can be hazardous to humans. Chlorine k…ills bacteria though a fairly simple chemical reaction. The chlorine solution you pour into the water breaks down into many different chemicals, including hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite ion (OCl-). Both kill microorganisms and bacteria by attacking the lipids in the cell walls and destroying the enzymes and structures inside the cell, rendering them oxidized and harmless. The difference between HOCl and OCl- is the speed at which they oxidize. Hypochlorous acid is able to oxidize the organisms in several seconds, while the hypochlorite ion may take up to 30 minutes. The levels of HOCl and OCl- vary with the pool's pH level. If the pH is too high, not enough HOCl is present and pool cleaning can take much longer than normal. Ideally, the level of pH in the pool should be between 7 and 8; 7.4 is ideal -- this is the pH of human tears. Once the HOCl and OCl- are done cleaning the pool, they either combine with another chemical, such as ammonia, or are broken down into single atoms. Both of these processes render the chlorine harmless. Sunlight speeds these processes up. You have to keep adding chlorine to the pool as it breaks down. While the bacteria-killing properties of chlorine are very useful, chlorine also has some side effects that can be annoying to humans, and possibly even hazardous. Chlorine has a very distinctive smell that most find unpleasant, and some find overwhelming. There is also the "itch factor" -- chlorine can cause certain skin types to become itchy and irritated. The hypochlorite ion causes many fabrics to fade quickly when not rinsed off immediately after exiting the pool. This is why your swimsuit looks faded and worn so early in the summer. Extremely high amounts of chlorine gas hovering above your pool can be hazardous to your breathing. Some companies have developed alternatives to chlorine, including other chemicals and ion generators. Some of these are good alternatives, but they don't achieve the cleanliness, oxidation levels or low price that chlorine provides.
Magnablu This is in my opinion the best salt water chlorinator available I have seen one operating for over a year now and have never seen the pool as clean and trouble free. …The system is based on magnesium and potassium chloride instead of the sodium chloride that is normally used in swimming pools. sodium chloride Magnesium and potassium chloride are actually good for you physically and the backwash water is good for the garden. Swimmers that use the pol report that the water feels better and leaves them feeling better then the old system did.
carnivorous water Beatles. They will bite. Scoop them out with a net and crush them. They will go away by mid July.
Our state health department allows chlorine levels of 1.0-7 ppm. Most operators keep pools at 2-3 ppm.
to keep the water clean and kill germs
It depends on your local regulation. This is the regulation for: METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY Maximum Bather Loading For the purposes o…f computing user-loading, those portions of the pool 5 feet or less in water depth shall be designated as "non-swimmer" areas. Portions of over 5 feet in water depth shall be designated as the "swimming" area. In order to compute swimmer and bather capacity, pool areas shall be determined as follows: (a) Ten square feet of pool water surface area shall be provided for each non-swimmer at time of maximum load. (b) Twenty four square feet of pool water surface area shall be provided for each swimmer at time of maximum load. (c) Three hundred square feet of pool water surface area shall be reserved around each diving board or diving platform. This area shall not be included in computing the area of the swimming section.
Pros: No chlorine = no chlorine smell, no fading of bathing suits, no green hair (for blondes), no raw eyes (from opening underwater), skin doesn't feel gross after swimming (…as with traditional chlorine system). Cons: Not a hugely used system so people at the pool place will tell you conflicting things. Find the expert in the shop and only talk to that person for any questions. The Ecosmart manual is not user friendly. Although it is only several pages long, you will have to dig to get the information that you want for maintenance. Read entire manual several times before doing anything! I am a new pool owner and found the system process easy to use and maintain. Pros: We've been using one for 5 years. Great system. You need to use much more "Hardness" (Calcium Chloride) than you normally would with a Chlorine pool. I add 150 lbs each spring at opening on a 10,000 gallon pool. If you don't, your copper plates will deteriate much faster and you'll be running your ecosmart in the Ionize position more frequently.
There are special chairs designed to lift people out of the pool. The usually require assistance from someone.
Answer Chlorine is a better system because it kills algie and the salt water atracts it.
Answer A salt system connected into the plumbing of the pool produces chlorine from the salt that is added to the pool. One system is done manually the other is …somewhat automatic. You have to add the salt and test and monitor pretty much the same as in the manual add system.