02 Jan 2016

The Healthy Swimming Pool Alternative

It seems the backyard pool has become the cornerstone of family life, especially for those of us with young ones at home. If your kids are anything like mine they’re in the pool all summer long, morning until night if I let them which ironically creates a real problem for a lot of families.

When you can’t get your kids out of the pool even though their poor little eyes are red and streaming with tears, what do you do? I know I’ve lived for years with the family sized bottle of eye drops at the ready for the Sunday afternoon screaming session. Tired little bodies from hours of happily playing turns into a nightmare before dinner soothing sore eyes and dry itchy skin. Let’s not forget the dreaded green hair and whitened clothes/swim wear!

It’s a problem I know I share with thousands of Australians every day and here’s why.

When chlorine reacts with micro-pollutants within your pool water it creates unfortunate by-products called chloramines. Did you know that it is these chloramines (not free available chlorine) that are the known cause of odours as well as eye, skin and respiratory irritations?

So what does that mean? Well it means your pool has 2 kinds of chlorine, combined chlorine and free available chlorine. Combined chlorine is chlorine that’s already “combined” with and oxidised organic matter. Free available chlorine is the “good” kind of chlorine that’s still available to kill germs. If levels of combined chlorine reach much above 0.2ppm it is time to remove it to avoid health problems. How do you get rid of it? Traditionally, chloramines are removed by shocking the water, that’s right, with MORE chlorine. The more you use your pool, the more chlorine you need it’s a never-ending cycle.

Concerned? Don’t fear! There is a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative that is perfect for allergy, Asthma and Eczema sufferers.

Ozone Swim Pool Purification Systems use patented technology to create Ozone (O3) which is a naturally occurring oxidizer that protects our planet in the atmosphere. Odds are if you drink bottled water, it was purified by Ozone. Ozone will not leave a chemical residual within your pool as once it has oxidized any unwanted pollutants and chloramines (3500 times faster than chlorine), breaks down into simple oxygen leaving your water noticeably softer. Ozone Swim systems are also remarkable due to the fact that they destroy chlorine resistant organisms such as Cryptosporidium.

If you want to reduce your chemical needs and reward your family with clean, healthy water then an Ozone Swim Pool Purification System is for you!

If you’d like more information about Ozone Swim give the experts a call on 1300 696 631 or visit the website at