Every swimming pool needs to be clean for the sanitation reasons and the most popular sanitizing agent is chlorine. Although chlorine works great to kill bacteria, it has its drawbacks too. If you’re not too keen on using chlorine for your pool, take a look at some of the chlorine alternatives to see which works for you.
- Bromine – Bromine is often used in spas because of its ability to withstand high temperatures. It can also function properly at high pH levels. Pool owners can add bromine to pool water with a brominator or dispenser.
- Persulphates – Effective in killing bacteria and eliminating other invisible debris, persulphates break down small particles in the water until they are no longer visible to the naked eye, allowing them to be caught by pool filtering systems. Perlsulphates come in sachet and tablet forms which are easily added to the water.
- Natural Minerals – Minerals like silver, zinc, copper, palladium and carbon are great for eliminating bacteria and algae in the water. Natural minerals are added to pool water with the use of an ionizer and can be used separately or together in specially designed packs.
If you’re looking for chlorine alternatives that are gentler on the eyes, skin and hair, take a look at Backyard Ocean’s selection of pool chemicals and see which one you can use.