Monday, July 6, 2009

Chemical Free Swimming

I used to have on my wish list a “Salt Water Pool Pump” along with a swimming pool of course ;o) ... However, the more the research I did the more discouraged I got on the idea. It seems that salt water pools are often misunderstood. I found this out buy visiting:

“The fact is all salt water pools simply convert salt into chlorine. Through the process of electrolysis, water passing over the chlorine generator cell produces chlorine. The chlorine in salt water pools is virtually identical to chlorine purchased in stores.

Chlorine and its by-products are harmful to humans and the environment. Chlorine is a highly toxic carcinogen, regardless of whether it’s purchased at a store or manufactured at the pool. For pool owners who want to lower chlorine, UV is the "gold standard".

UV is the proven and fastest growing alternative to chlorine and chemicals. It's in use by over 60 major universities and municipalities. UV sterilizers have been used to purify drinking water for over 25 years and used on commercial pools for over 10 years now.

The Olympics in Sydney and Athens embraced ultraviolet to keep their pool safe and clear. The State of New York requires ultraviolet on all water parks. The Centers for Disease Control have recommended UV on all public swimming pools. Discover how to eliminate chemicals using a powerful light.

In the last few years, we're just beginning to understand how dangerous chlorine by-products really are. A recent scientific study has found that swimming in chlorinated water increases the risk of bladder cancer by 57%.”

_The study was published in the January issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting...Wow the bladder cancer statistic shocked me; glad I avoid public chlorine laden pools like the plague. Speaking of chlorine by-products, check out the article titled "The Chlorine in Splenda" on this website (need to scroll down a few articles to view it...); this is so harmful for our bodies!