A clean, sanitary pool is a necessity but the chemicals that are most commonly used can be harmful to both your pool and the environment. Opting for green or eco-friendly cleaners and methods for cleaning your pool is a perfect solution. You can reduce the amount of chloramines, a by-product of chlorine that is potentially dangerous to humans and the environment, by switching to green pool cleaners that will also work to increase the longevity of your pool.
Reduce Wear and Tear on Vinyl Liners
Traditional chlorine based pool cleaning chemicals are very corrosive. Homeowners with vinyl liner pools will need to replace their liners more often because chlorine contributes to the breakdown of the vinyl liner and other pool parts. Opting for an eco-friendly alternative to chlorine may not completely eliminate the need for traditional pool cleaning chemicals but can definitely reduce the amount of chlorine needed to keep your water safe for swimming. Options such as UV lighting are available to assist you in reducing the amount of chlorine used in your home pool.
Reduce Your Workload
A small solar-powered pool skimmer will reduce the amount of debris in your pool, allowing you to skim the pool less often. Since most of the debris is removed, your pool filters also get a break. Your Summer Escapes pool filters at Backyard Ocean and pumps will last longer and require less intensive cleaning if the debris is removed consistently. Solar powered skimmers are the best option if you want to reduce your family’s impact on the environment. Invest in a high-powered, solar skimmer and you can reduce the amount of debris in your pool by up to ninety percent.
Prevent Scaling on Pool
Scaling is common when you use salt or chlorine cleaning methods. New technology eliminates scaling and reduces your need for chemical based cleaners by ionizing the water and adding copper, which is an antiviral and antifungal agent, to your pool water. Copper is a safe, effective cleaner. In salt pools, the buildup of calcium is a common problem. Switching to oxygen technology prevents this problem by transforming calcium into bicarbonate, a safe substance that won’t cause buildup on your pool walls and in filters or pumps. With less calcium scaling, you won’t have to use corrosive cleaners that add years of wear and tear to your pool and pool accessories.
Concrete is a porous substance that will absorb cleaning chemicals over time. Chlorine and other cleaners will begin to break down concrete within just a few years of installation, which is one of the many reasons that you will need to refinish your pool every decade or so. If you notice concrete chips or cracks occur during normal power washing, chances are the concrete in your pool has already begun to degrade. Using milder cleaning solutions is the best way to help increase the durability of concrete pools.
Although using plants to clean your pool isn’t exactly mainstream, people around the globe have been using strategically placed plants to keep their pools sparkling clean for generations. You will need to learn where to place plants for the greatest benefits and which types of pools can benefit from this unique treatment option. For instance, most plant based pool cleaning systems are used for vinyl liner systems that are smaller in size. Researching your options is an excellent way to learn more, and use, this type of system. Not only are plants completely safe for your family, they are also non-corrosive and safe for your pool.
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