SEBASTOPOL − Most pool owners use chlorine to keep their pools germ-free, but many are also interested in alternative sanitation options such as ozone, ionizers and copper-based algaecides. The reality is, unlike chlorine—which acts as both a sanitizer and an oxidizer—most of these products have to be used in conjunction with another chemical component to provide an adequate level of sanitation in a pool.
The alternative option that most closely matches the effectiveness of traditional chlorine is salt water chlorination. While both modes involve the use of chlorine, the primary difference between them is in how the chlorine is produced and delivered to the pool. A salt water chlorination system produces chlorine by electrolysis, Read more