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Thread: Looking into chlorine free options

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    Looking into chlorine free options

    Hello TFP, I am a soon to be new pool owner and I want to change my filter system to one that isn't dependent on chlorine. I was ready to look into buying an EcoSmarte system but then found TFP and the posts and now I'm fairly sure I will avoid it. Can anyone advise me on a good ozone or other non chemical filter system for a small pool - 10 x 4 metres. Thanks so much...

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: Looking into chlorine free options

    Biguanide, bromine and chlorine are the only reasonable and safe methods for sanitizing a pool. The others are at best a supplement. Biguanide is expensive, bromine isn't highly practical in outdoor pools, leaving chlorine the only really good option.
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    Re: Looking into chlorine free options

    Welcome to TFP!

    There really are no good and safe alternatives. Do a search for "alternative sanitizers" for some threads about the subject.
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    Re: Looking into chlorine free options

    Perhaps you should start out telling us why you don't want to use chlorine. Perhaps the problems you are associating with chlorine are not ones found in the pools that are properly maintained according to this forum. The pools on this forum are at active chlorine levels that are 10-20 times lower than found in many indoor and some outdoor commercial/public pools, for example.
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