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Is Ultraviolet a better pool sanitizer than chlorine?

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im a air conditioning certified mechanic.

I install UV for residential use in air handlers and they are oustanding.They must do the same for pools depending on what manufacture you buy from .some are better than others and you do get what you pay for just like anything else

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Q: Is Ultraviolet a better pool sanitizer than chlorine?
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What are the pros and cons of ultraviolet pool sanitizers?

Ultraviolet sanitizers work by creating ozone, which is far more effective than chlorine as a sanitizer. However ultraviolet does not produce as much ozone as carona discharge systems. With ozone you will use less chlorine. I don't know a downside of using ozone.

Will adding chlorine lower the pH in a pool?

Chlorine is used as a sanitizer, muriatic acid is used to lower pH

What is free chlorine?

Free Chlorine is the Chlorine which is free to do its work in the pool, as opposed to Combined Chlorine which is chlorine that has combined with contaminants and is tied up and ineffective as a sanitizer in the pool. Sometimes you will see it abbreviated as FAC, which stands for Free Available Chlorine.

What is Use of chlorine?

Chlorine or an alternate form of sanitizer is necessary to kill bacteria which would grown in pool water if left untreated.

What are some uses for chlorine?

some uses for chlorine is pool sanitizer, medicine, food, paints, plastics, and a bunch of other different things.

Is it better to have a salt water pool than a chlorine pool?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. the difference is that in a salt water pool the chlorine is added automatically by a chlorinated that works electronically and with a chlorine pool you have to put the chlorine in your self. Salt water pool are by far the more pleasant to swim in. Chlorine because it will kill germs

Is a salt water or chlorine pool better?

A Salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that in the case of a saltwater pool there is a chlorinater fited inline that converts the salt into chlorine automaticaly, Meaning that you don't have to purchace any chlorine to keep up chlorine levels.

Can saltwater pools cause skin rashes?

Any swimming pool can cause skin rashes. The two most common causes of swimming pool related rashes are either a.) a lack of sanitizer (i.e. low chlorine level) allowing bacteria to live and reproduce, or b.) allergy to the sanitizer being used (chlorine allergies are not uncommon) So to get back to the specifics of your question, a salt water pool is just like any other chlorine pool except that it generates its own chlorine rather than the owner having to manually add it. If the chlorine level is too low in a salt pool, yes this can cause a rash and the chlorine generator's production percentage should be increased. If you are allergic to chlorine, don't swim in a saltwater pool because there is chlorine in it.

Is there an inflatable-pool sanitizer that is non-chlorine?

There are many non-chlorine options for sanitizing pools, both above and in ground. Sodium Bromide is one option that is usually readily available.

How do you clean an above ground pool?

With a filter, vacuum, skimmer net, brush and water sanitizer like chlorine to get the exact details have a talk with your local pool shop.

How do you superchlorinate at pool with a salt water filter?

Most salt boxes will have a button or knob to add more chlorine which is how you may superchlorinate a salt pool. Otherwise there is no problem adding granular chlorine to a salt pool for it is the same sanitizer just added in a different manner.

Is salt water or chlorine a better pool cleaner?

not salt water, but its better for your health! Salt is not a pool cleaner, it is usually there to make chlorine via a "salt system"

Is the chlorine produced in saltwater pool any different from a health or environmental perspective than chlorine used in chlorine pool?

salt water pools don't use chlorine salts, they are bromine salts. So yes, saltwater pool are better for you.

What are the benefits of using ozinators and chlorinators in combination?

The Chlorine is the main sanitizer the Ozone helps use less chlorine which is always good. Also if you forget to add sanitizer your pool or spa will not turn into pea soup the Ozone is always on as long as the pump in running so you are always sanitized.

Why are your trees and shrubs dying after your neighbor drained his chlorine pool into your backyard?

Chlorine is used as a sanitizer for pools, not a fertilizer for plant. It kills things, like bacteria. Chlorine is a chemical and will kill, or at best, hurt plant and trees. Never just dump your pool water on or near plants and trees. Go to: for more info.

Is a saltwater pool better than a cholinated pool?

They are one and the same. THEY BOTH ARE CHLORINE POOLS!!!

Is a salt water pool better for eyes than a chlorine pool?

Chloraminated pools are saltwater.

If bromine is causing some swimmers to itch badly does it need shocking or would it be better to switch to chlorine?

You would be FAR better off switching to 'chlorine'. Then, better off still by going to 'salt', rather than munual chlorination. The saline system eliminates all of the obnoxious effects of pool-chlorine (odors, skin irritations, damaged hair and bathing suits etc) while still producing chlorine, the most effective sanitizer known for pools.

What is the best way to remove residues of sun screen oil or cream left on the surface of pool water?

The 'best' way is to install a saline purification system, which will properly sanitizer the water. The next best way is to properly sanitizer the water (using chlorine) and 'shock' the pool if necessary.

What is in pool water?

A reasonably healthy pool should have nothing in the water but chlorine or other sanitizer to sanitize it cyanuric acid to stabilize the chlorine salt if its a saltwater pool sometimes there may be algaecide there as well, muriatic acid, calcium , some dust, oils. body-fats and a few other impurity's.

How do you get the ideal reading of chlorine in the pool?

When chlorine enters the water, it is in a form that is an active sanitizer and an oxidizer called "free chlorine". It will react with any number of contaminants in the water. When it reacts with ammonia compounds in the water, which come from bathers' perspiration and urine, it becomes "combined chlorine". In this form, chlorine is a much slower sanitizer. This form also causes chlorine odor and eye irritation. When using the 5-way strip, the difference between the free chlorine reading (pad 1) and the total chlorine reading (pad 2) is the combined chlorine reading.

How much stabilizer and chlorine should you start with in a new 20 by 40 inground pool with 35000 gallons of water?

No more than 2ppm of chlorine! The stabilizer will be based on how much you use the pool. Finding an altrnative to chlorine such as the UV pool sanitizer would be best. 5.25 lbs of stablizer should take care of your initial boost assuming you don't have any stablizer in the pool at all. The rule of thumb for stablized chlorine type pools is 3 lbs per 20,000 gallons of pool water.

UV Ultraviolet pool systems?

Let's begin with your pool equipment. In order for your pool water to be cleaned it must be circulated. The pool pump is the source for circulating the pool water. The pump draws water from the pool and is directed to the filter. The filter does exactly what it is named for. It traps particles and debris. After the water is filtered it is directed to your UV Pool Sanitizer. The filtered water enters the inlet of the UV System. Water flows through the length of the UV chamber. It is inside the chamber that microorganisms absorb powerful UV light. It is this light energy that destroys or inactivates these 'bugs'. A majority of residential pool owners use some form of chlorine to sanitize the water. They normally maintain anywhere from 1 part per million to 3 part per million (ppm) in chlorine. With the addition of UV Systems you can now save up to 70% in the cost of chlorine. Wouldn't it be encouraging to know that you can rely on your UV System when the sanitizer level falls below the norm? Once the water leaves the UV chamber it is returned to your pool. Many pools have a chlorine feeder which can be metered so you can control the level of chlorine. The amount of chlorine in the pool water is called sanitizer residual. We have field studies and reports from customers that are maintaining their chlorine residual at 0.3 part per million (ppm), 0.5 ppm and 1.0 ppm. It's possible that your drinking water could have a chlorine reading higher than .3 ppm. Pool owners that have sensitivity issues toward chlorine can now enjoy the benefits of UV System by maintaining a lower than normal chlorine residual. If given a choice wouldn't you rather swim in less chemicals anyway? Swim in a clean fresh smelling swimming pool with UV .

Do you have to drain your swimming pool when converting it from a saltwater pool to a chlorine pool?

No, a saltwater pool is already a chlorine pool. ALL CHLORINE EVENTUALLY BECOMES SALT. Every pool that has ever had chlorine in it has salt in it.

What is the difference between a saltwater pool or a chlorine pool?

A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that the chlorine is manufactured in the system by the chlorine generator. Otherwise NO DIFFERENCE!!