Truth or a Work of Fiction?
Swimming pool’s have a multitude of myths behind them, especially when it comes to swimming pool chemicals. Keep the family safe with these three myths busted.
So, What are the Myths?
- Pool Water is Safe to Drink Because it’s Disinfected
Pool water should never be consumed, but accidents happen and it is not anything to worry about. Teach your child to avoid getting pool water in their mouth. Swimming pool chemicals fluctuate, if there is a lot of people in the pool this can intensify.
- Chlorine is bad
Did you know chlorine has been in our drinking water since 1908? Yes, the very chlorine that has been used in swimming pool chemicals according to the Water Quality and Health Counsel. Chlorine is fine to use in a swimming pool and to ingest in small amounts. When used properly, chlorine will mix with other swimming pool chemicals and keep the pool water healthy for swimming.
- Red Eyes = Too Much Chlorine
Many people think that red eyes is because of too much chlorine. Red eyes after swimming is abnormal and indicates a pH imbalance in the swimming pool. Yes, red eyes means you need more swimming pool chemicals in the pool, not less! Usually this means there is a high pH level or a high chloramine level. If this is the case, more chlorine is necessary to level out the pH imbalance.
So, Any Alternatives?
Yes! There are options, you may have heard about, that substitute the need for as many swimming pool chemicals. Such as Premier Pools and Spas’ Premier Pure System. The Premier Pure System uses copper and silver to purify your pool. 90% less chlorine is used during the process. There are also salt water pools that are growing increasingly popular. The salt water pool has been shown to save money over the course of a few years, as opposed to a chlorinated pool. Similar to the Premier Pure System, a salt water pool uses significantly less swimming pool chemicals. The swimming pool chemicals these two types of pools do use are more natural and your body may notice the difference. These two types of pools have been known to cause less overall irritation, especially those with sensitive skin.
Build a Pool with Premier Pools & Spas!
Premier Pools and Spas wants you to be informed during your decision process when designing your pool. When properly cared for, a swimming pool that uses swimming pool chemicals will do no harm to you or you family. Even if there is an imbalance with pH levels the effects are usually not too severe. Keeping up with your pool maintenance is crucial to ensure a safe chemically balanced environment for you and your family. Having regular pool maintenance done on your pool is important for the health of the pool, this can be done yourself or by a pool maintenance specialist from Premier Pools and Spas. While most swimming pools are being built with alternative cleaning processes in place, cleaning your pool with swimming pool chemicals, such as chlorine, is not dangerous. Contact Premier Pools and Spas for more information or to start the designing process of your dream pool toady!