The pool experts / How do you disinfect your pool water? | THE COOL POOL by Fluidra
25
Jun

 

 How can you get your pool water into tip-top condition? Do you know about the alternatives to chlorine?

There are different treatments for looking after pool water that make it possible to keep the water clean and, above all, free of pathogenic microorganisms that can affect the health of bathers.

Chlorine is the most popular chemical used for treating pool water, but not the most advanced disinfectant.

One disadvantage of chemical treatment using chlorine is that it must be used alongside other products, such as a pH regulator, and it must be remembered that if the right dose is not added, it can cause sore eyes, dry skin, rashes and even blemishes on the skin.

However, it is beginning to lose its popularity due to the launch of more effective and sustainable solutions on the market.

Salt chlorination, or electrolysis, is based on the age-old understanding of the antiseptic properties of salt.

But… How does it work? Salt chlorinators generate chlorine from the table salt dissolved in the water. Disinfection is more efficient due to the combined action of the chlorine and other agents that are generated during salt chlorination (active oxygen) and to the oxidation on the electrodes of the organic matter in the water.

Bathers will no longer suffer from skin irritation and sore eyes, as the chloramines that cause these effects are destroyed.

Another method of disinfection that does not require any type of chemical product for keeping your pool in perfect condition is ultraviolet disinfection.

Sunlight removes the germs and prevents the spread of bacteria and fungi. It is therefore a more physical method that enables all of a pool’s water to be treated and results in disinfected water with no bad smells or sore eyes thanks to the drastic reduction in chloramines.

Furthermore, it is an extremely environmentally friendly alternative (fewer top-ups of water, fewer residual by-products form in the water and the environment, and no chemical products are added to the water).

Another alternative is disinfection by neolysis, which consists in combining the advantages of the salt chlorination and UV ray methods described above.

Would you like more information? Contact us and we will help you clear up any questions you may have.