It is widely acknowledged that chlorine is a health hazard even when it helps to disinfect swimming pools and parks. Further, research suggests that children who regularly swim in chlorinated pools are more likely to develop allergies and asthma. In addition, doctors have linked chlorine exposure to the bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and coronary heart disease. Fortunately, Ozone Swimming Pools & Parks is an economical and effective alternative to disinfecting pools without having any health risks.
COMMON CHLORIDE PROBLEMS:
A study released by Catholic University in Belgium linked chloride with the development of asthma in children. A by-product of chemical reactions between ammonia and chlorine, nitrogen trichloride (NCI) causes breathing problems. Furthermore, NCI can damage the respiratory thin tissue in children and increase their risk of lung disease.
Dental Enamel Erosion:
Chlorine in pools can cause rapid and excessive dental enamel erosion. For instance, New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry’s Dr. Leila Jahangiri discovered that Cl levels are higher-related to enamel erosion. Indeed, the study found that dental enamel erosion occurred in 3 percent of non-swimmers, 12 percent of swimmers who were not members of the swim team, and 39 percent of swim team members.
Spontaneous Abortion and Stillbirths in Pregnant Women:
Pregnant women enjoy swimming because it maintains their muscle strength and relieves weight-bearing strain on their lower extremities. However, the toxic chloride by-product created by a chemical interaction between chlorine and organic substances can harm an unborn child.
Doctors have linked Bladder cancer to exposure to chlorine by-products through inhalation and dermal absorption. In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Researchers linked bladder cancer risk to exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs). The study showed that swimmers who regularly swam in chlorinated pools had a 57 percent greater risk of developing bladder cancer.
Chlorine Causes Corrosion of Swimming Pool Stainless Steel:
In reaction with nitrogen-containing compounds, chlorine produces chloramines, which accumulate on metal surfaces. Repeated cycles of condensation followed by evaporation cause the accumulation of these aggressive chloride-bearing compounds. These chemicals are responsible for metal corrosion issues near swimming pools.
BENEFITS OF USING OZONE SWIMMING POOLS & PARKS
The Ozone pool will be much cleaner, which means dirt, grease, oils, organics, and other materials will wind up in the filter system much faster than with chlorinated systems. Part of the problem in adopting Ozone is that engineers, architects, pool builders, and designers are not familiar with the technology. Technical issues beset several Ozone applications, particularly those built 10-15 years ago.
Although ozone systems have been in regular use in Europe and other areas of the world since the 1950s, swimming pools have generally relied on chlorine primarily because many people in these industries are reluctant to “change gears” and don’t take the time to educate themselves.
What is the difference in the technologies? Chlorine is a complex synthetic chemical that found original use in the infamous “mustard gas” of World War I. In contrast, Ozone is a tri-atomic form of oxygen (an unstable gas). It naturally decomposes into oxygen. Ozone is also a very reactive gas that acts as a powerful oxidant.
- There is no chlorine smell because Ozone oxidizes organic and inorganic substances which provide the chlorine odor.
- Ozone saves money on chemicals in the long term.
- Healthier swimming water. Also, no toxic or harmful residues.
- Ozone improves filtration efficacy. Ozonization breaks down large molecules into smaller ones that are easier for the pool filter to break down.
Absolute Ozone offers a unique opportunity to all of our customers to ensure that our client projects are effective and on budget.
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