Pool Chlorine Alternatives

What About Chlorine Alternatives?

Using pool chlorine is a safe, proven method for keeping pool water sanitized and healthy. Chlorine kills bacteria, mold, and algae at all water temperatures and keeps pools crystal-clear.

Pool owners should know that chlorine has been used as a safe and effective way to sanitize pool water and other types of water for decades. Used in the proper concentrations, it is the sole reason we have purified drinking water.

However, chlorine is a chemical; many people view chemicals in a harmful way and would prefer to use sanitizing alternatives for their pools. Pool chlorine alternatives can cost six to ten times more than pool chlorine. Due to some pool owners' wish to use a chlorine alternative, Pinch A Penny offers a variety of options. Pool owners can choose from mineral-based or chemical sanitizing systems as pool chlorine alternatives.

Note: When you use a pool chlorine alternative, you will need a chemical oxidizer to eliminate organic materials in your pool water.

Revacil®and Revablue 

Revacil is a strong, chlorine-free way to sanitize pool water. Revacilis also an algistat. If you are looking for a non-chlorine solution with no chlorine odors and no bleaching effects, Revacil Sanitizer is the product for you. Revacil will give your swimming pool crystal-clear water if used on a weekly basis.

If you want to keep algae away from your pool, Pinch A Penny offers Revablue, a non-foaming algaecide that can be used safely with Revacil sanitizer. It is a pool algaecide that will prevent the development and growth of algae.

Salt Generators / Chlorine Generators

Another chlorine alternative is to sanitize your pool with a chlorine generator. Chlorine generators create what are commonly known as salt pools and produce chlorine from a mixture of salt and water. Chlorine generators are not 100% chlorine-free sanitizing alternatives, but they greatly reduce the amount of chlorine needed to keep the pool healthy and clean. Salt pools have no saltwater taste and save you money in the long run because the use of pool chemicals is greatly reduced.

The Hayward®Salt & Swim system gives pool owners an affordable salt chlorination option. This salt chlorinator is do-it-yourself and automatically turns common salt into a supply of chlorine for sanitizing your pool. The Salt & Swim is for inground pools and spas up to 25,000 gallons.

The Jandy®AquaPure®Ei Chlorine Generator provides easy do-it-yourself installation, giving you a pool without regular chlorine in just 15 minutes. This chlorine generator is compact and features advanced electronics. It sanitizes automatically so you'll spend less time worrying about your pool and more time enjoying it.

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