The Benefits of Using Natural Pool Chemicals: 3 Eco-Friendly Options

Mark Larm May 18, 2023
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3 eco-friendly chemicals that work well with chlorine for your swimming pool.

The Benefits of Using Natural Pool Chemicals: Enzymes, Phosphate Remover, and Clarifiers

If you're a pool owner, you know that keeping your pool clean and clear can be a challenge. Traditional chemical treatments, such as chlorine and algaecides, can be harsh on the skin and the environment. Fortunately, there are natural pool chemical options available that are gentle on swimmers and the environment. In this blog, we'll explore three natural pool chemical treatments: enzymes, phosphate remover, and clarifiers.

Enzymes: The Natural Solution to Pool Maintenance

Enzymes are naturally occurring substances that break down organic matter, such as dead skin cells, body oils, and other contaminants that can accumulate in the pool. They can help reduce the amount of chlorine needed to keep the pool clean and clear, making them an eco-friendly option.

Enzymes work by breaking down the contaminants that cause cloudy water and unpleasant odors into a gas that is released into the air, no by products. They can also help prevent the buildup of scum and other unsightly deposits on the pool walls and floor.

Adding enzymes to your pool is easy. Simply pour the recommended amount into the skimmer or directly into the pool, and the enzymes will get to work breaking down organic matter.

One of the best things about enzymes is that they're safe for swimmers and the environment. They're non-toxic and won't harm pets or wildlife that may come into contact with the pool water. Enzymes also won't irritate the skin or eyes, making them a great option for those with sensitive skin.

Phosphate Remover: The Natural Way to Control Algae

Algae can quickly take over a pool if left unchecked. Traditional algaecides can be effective, but they can also be harsh on the environment and cause skin irritation. Phosphate remover is a natural solution to controlling algae growth.

Phosphates are a nutrient that algae needs to grow, like algae steroids. Phosphate remover works by eliminating these nutrients from the water, preventing algae from taking hold.

Phosphate remover is easy to use. Simply add the recommended amount to the pool water, and it will start working immediately. In addition to preventing algae growth, phosphate remover can also help keep the pool water clear and sparkling.

Like enzymes, phosphate remover is safe for swimmers and the environment. It won't harm pets or wildlife, and it won't cause skin irritation. It's also easy to use and cost-effective.

Want to reduce phosphates to start with try to never spread fertilizer or any other plant food on a windy day. Fertilizers have phosphates in them and can blow into the pool. Yes, if you live by a golf course you will have phosphates and should treat on a regular basis.

Another way to keep phosphates from entering your pool is to not keep plants on the edge of the pool because watering them and during rain storms the nutrients from the soil will find it's way into your pool.

Clarifiers: The Natural Way to Improve Water Clarity

Cloudy water can be unappealing and can make it difficult to see the bottom of the pool. Clarifiers are a natural solution to this problem. They work by causing tiny particles in the water to clump together, making them easier to filter out.

Clarifiers are easy to use. Simply add the recommended amount to the pool water, and the clarifier will get to work. It's important to note that clarifiers should not be used as a substitute for regular pool maintenance, such as brushing the walls and floor and cleaning the filter.

One of the benefits of using clarifiers is that they're gentle on the skin and eyes. They won't cause irritation, making them a great option for those with sensitive skin.

Natural Pool Chemicals: A Better Choice for Swimmers and the Environment

Using natural pool chemicals, such as enzymes, phosphate remover, and clarifiers, is a great way to keep your pool clean and clear while minimizing your impact on the environment. These natural options are gentle on swimmers and won't harm the environment or wildlife.

Using natural pool chemicals can offer a range of benefits, from being gentler on the skin to reducing the amount of harsh chemicals needed. If you're interested in eco-friendly pool options, consider trying out one of these natural pool chemical treatments.

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