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How to run a pool without using chlorine

Chlorine kills bacteria, but it is not the only option for keeping your pool clean. Here is how you can establish a pool free of this chemical

Chlorine helps keep your pool free of bacteria, but it can also cause eye or skin irritations in some swimmers. The good news is that chlorine is not the only pool chemical that can keep your pool water clean. Here, we explain how to run a pool when you do not want to use chlorine.

Setting up a chlorine-free pool

If your pool is already chlorinated, a chlorine remover such as Sanit-eezy Chlorine Remover is an ideal solution.

Once you have removed the chlorine, a chlorine-free sanitizer, such as Sani-teezy for pools, can be added to the water of a filtered pool to control the bacteria levels. If you are filling a pool from scratch, just use sanitizer instead of chlorine-based products.

After adding chlorine-free sanitizer, you may find the water goes cloudy. This should dissipate within a day or two, leaving the water clear and safe for swimming.

We have made this process easy for you with our Sanit-eezy for Family Pools Starter Kit, and our Sanit-eezy for Portable Pools Starter Kit.

Ongoing maintenance is key

Now that you have set up a chlorine-free pool, it is important to regularly monitor sanitizer levels, topping them up when necessary.

Once a week, add approximately 60 millilitres of sanitizer and 80 millilitres of algaecide for every 10,000 litres of water in your pool. Also, monitor the water’s pH balance and make adjustments to keep it between 7.4 and 7.6.

Don't forget - we're here to help

If you are unsure about the quality of your pool water, bring a sample into the nearest Clark Rubber store. With our free 60 second water test, our experts will test it to identify any chemical imbalances. If going chlorine-free is what you need, we will help you find the right products to achieve this.

Chlorine is not the only option for keeping your pool clean and safe. For more information visit your local Clark Rubber store today to find out more about how you can set up a chlorine free pool.

Sanit-eezy is not suitable for salt water pools.

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