Odor in pools depends not to chlorine but to chloramine and chemical compounds, which are formed by improper treatment of pool water. Chloramines are generated by a mixture of two ingredients: chlorine disinfectants and sweat, oil and urine entering the swiming pools by swimmers.
Chlorine reacts with compounds in the swimming pool water to give rise to by-products. Although there is potentially a large number of chlorine-derived disinfection by-products (DBPs), the substances produced in the greatest quantities are chloramines. Chlorine reacts extremely rapidly with ammonia in the water to form chloramines (monochloramine, dichloramine and trichloramine).
Our ultraviolet light water treatment for swimming pools are proven to significantly improve swimming pool treatment and improve water quality by breaking down problem chloramines – the cause of eye and skin irritations – and protect against harmful chlorine-resistant microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium. For operators wanting bright sparkling water, fresh clean air and residual chlorine levels as low as 0.5ppm. The UV pool treatment of choice worldwide for swimming pools, spas and water parks.
Studies have proven that chlorine use has negative consequences due to the formation of byproducts, i.e. chlorinated organic compounds and chloramines. Irritation of eyes and mucous membranes, drying out the skin as well as “chlorine smell” are well known troubles. However, these byproducts also accelerate the corrosion in pool halls and significant risk is given by their toxicity (chloramines, combined chlorine) and/or carcinogenicity. Higher rate of asthma prevalence is one of the consequences....