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Can Chlorine Levels be Lowered or Zeroed in Swimming Pools?

August 17, 2017

Swimming pools are a popular destination for fun and leisure, but everybody knows that the stagnant waters of a pool are only kept clean through the addition of copious amounts of chlorine that helps to disinfect the water. Chlorine, while useful for cleansing water, is not exactly a good thing to ingest. We all know how impossible that can be while in a pool, as chlorine can be absorbed through the skin.

There are a lot of concerned people who wonder if it is possible to lower the overly high levels of chlorine in swimming pools, and still be able to disinfect water, if it is even possible to do so? While chlorine is indeed a sanitary measure to prevent nasty bacteria and germs from dwelling in the pool waters, too much chlorine can be undesirable for a number of reasons, such as it causes dry skin and hair after in the water, not to mention that too much chlorine exposure can cause burning sensation in the eyes and throat, and even a burning sensation on the skin.

Thankfully, there are ways to lower the chlorine content of pool water without compromising its sanitation, with methods that are quick, easy, and efficient.

Lowering Chlorine Levels Done Easy

  • Chemicals – chlorine is a chemical, and can be counteracted with chemicals. It is one of the most sure-fire ways to reduce the overall chlorine levels of swimming pools to almost zero. Chemicals are best added before anybody swims in the pool, and re-chlorination is usually called for after every use, to ensure that sanitation is maintained efficiently.
  • Nature – chlorine naturally denatures with sunlight, so if you have an uncovered pool, simply allowing nature to do its job will go a long way to ensure that you don’t dip yourself in a vat of chlorine. The upside is that the heat generated by the sun will also help to kill off pathogens that may be in the water as well, if the chlorine hasn’t already done its job.
  • Refreshing the water content – sometimes, the reason why pool water becomes over-chlorinated is because there’s too little water and too much chlorine. Refreshing your pool with fresh water regularly will ensure that you don’t overdo it on the chlorination, without compromising your pool’s overall sanitation.

If you are looking for top-notch pool solutions that will make your overall experience of maintaining a swimming pool much easier and more rewarding, then get expert help from Mr Pools – your number one resource for anything and everything you need for your pool!

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Unit 17, 11-21 Underwood Rd.
Homebush, NSW 2140

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