Chlorine or not chlorine, that is the question! What is the best pool disinfectant?


Remember, when you were a child, you came to the pool, and there Aunt Shura had just carried out disinfecting measures. And to put it simply, with a generous hand, she left the bleach in the water. You swim — and it hurts your eyes. Ah, those were good times! Not like now — you stand hesitantly in the store in front of a rack with disinfectants for the pool and you can’t choose — such a variety: both with chlorine and without chlorine. Well, let’s figure out then which is better.

2 ways to keep your pool water clean with pool cleaners

Everyone knows that the water in the pool needs to be disinfected with a certain regularity. And this applies to both large Olympic facilities and small private ones. Which is better to buy a frame or inflatable pool for a summer residence — it does not matter, in any case, you will have to regularly maintain it in working condition. Microalgae and bacteria, including E. coli, begin to multiply in a matter of hours and quickly turn clean and once fresh water into a fetid puddle. Especially responsibly you need to approach the water, which is intended for bathing very small, infants. Any type of bacteria in the water is strictly contraindicated for a child’s body with a still weak immune system. And in the infant pool, the risk of their occurrence is huge.

Important: when introducing chlorine-based disinfectants into the water of the children’s pool, you need to take a break from swimming for at least 4 hours.

Today, two simple technologies have been adopted to maintain the purity of water in the pool using chem. reagents.

  1. Total destruction with the help of a large dose of chemistry as the water becomes contaminated.
  2. Maintaining a normal level of cleanliness with the help of regular application of preventive doses of disinfectants.

Let’s say right away that the second method is preferable, safer for health. After all, it is not known exactly how many bacteria have accumulated in the pool and whether the loading dose of the agent will work.

Is “dangerous” chlorine so harmful?

Since Soviet times, many of us have retained a biased attitude towards chlorine. Probably, just those to whom Aunt Shura splashed too much bleach into the pool. Indeed, the element chlorine itself is a dangerous substance for human health. However, in the dosage and in the form in which it is present in pool chemistry, it is completely harmless! And at the same time, we note that it is extremely effective:

  • Destroys harmful bacteria and fungi
  • Prevents the growth of algal flora
  • Clarifies water
  • Interferes with formation of a limy stone on the equipment and walls of pools.

Therefore, products that contain chlorine compounds — choose without fear: if used correctly, they will only bring benefits. For example, the domestic manufacturer GOODHIM has several chlorine preparations at once — a cleaner for pools and artificial reservoirs, as well as a convenient form in the form effervescent chlorine tablets DHC. Using these funds on a regular basis, you can not change the water in the country pool throughout the entire swimming season!

How do chlorine-free pool products work?

Substances such as potassium peroxymonosulfate (so-called «active oxygen») or hydrogen peroxide can act as disinfectants. Each of these substances works differently, but ultimately inhibits the development of harmful microorganisms and algae in the pool. There is another type of substances — quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC). Here it is worth talking about them in more detail.

HOUR — substances that in wildlife are found in many plants, for example, in sea anemones. They are also synthesized in the laboratory. Getting into the water, HOUR has a direct effect on the reproduction of cells of harmful microorganisms. And with an increase in concentration, it kills the cells of fungi, algae, E. coli and other pathogens. GOODHIM has Cleaner of pools and artificial reservoirs GOODHIM 550 ECO without chlorine, just based on HOUR. Its main feature is that the drug has a prolonged action, that is, the water remains clean for as long as 2 weeks! In it, you can carry out both shock treatment of a polluted pool, and do regular water prevention, protecting it from flowering — all the necessary dosages are given in the instructions.

Drawing conclusions

As you can see, preparations for purifying and disinfecting water in pools, ponds and artificial reservoirs can have completely different composition. And the active ingredients in them will be different. However, there is no fundamental difference in which it could be said that one or another means for the pool is definitely better. When choosing, start from the volumes (large canisters are more economical), the cost of the product and, of course, the reputation of the manufacturer. Companies that have been on the market for a long time, for example, GOODHIM, their compositions have proven themselves, they offer effective and completely safe products for the health of adults and children.

Sincerely, GOODHIM!

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