Pool Sanitisers — Keeping Your Pool Clean Year-Round

Aug 13, 2020

Keeping your swimming pool clean and sanitised is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee its longevity and your enjoyment of it. As with the choices when picking your swimming pool’s design, there are numerous different ways to keep your pool clean and sanitised. Each method of sanitation has its own best use case, so the right solution for you will depend on a variety of factors. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most popular options to consider.

Chlorine / Bromine 

Chlorine is the most common method to sanitise a swimming pool and is also the option most people will already be familiar with. Chlorine is an effective sanitisation agent that is easy and cheap to purchase. It does, however, require precise pool conditions for optimal operation and secure storage due to its caustic nature. 

Salt Chlorinator 

Salt chlorination is a method of utilizing chlorine sanitation for your pool without having to worry about handling and storing the chlorine before usage. A saltwater chlorinator produces chlorine via electrolysis and delivers effective pool sanitation.

Mineral Salt 

Mineral salt sanitation is possibly one of the oldest ideas for sanitation still in use today. The ultimate result of the mineral and salt solution added to the pool is chlorine generation, but by using a mineral salt base you get water that feels smooth, luxurious, and is great for the skin. 

Ozone

Ozone systems are used as secondary sanitizers, in conjunction with a primary sanitizer (like chlorine). They can’t be used as primary sanitizers Ozone sanitation works by oxidising organic contaminants in the pool, destroying them and killing any bacteria build-up. Ozone sanitation is also less reliant on temperature and pH balance for optimal operation. The downside of ozone sanitation is that it has a high up-front cost for the ozone unit. 

Natural Pool 

Natural swimming pools are the ultimate chemical-free alternative to pool sanitation. Utilising a botanical organic filter for sanitation means there is no chemical additives or by-products making it the perfect solution for those who want to avoid chemicals or have sensitive skin. Natural pools are incredibly cheap to run, but do have high initial setup costs and require a large amount of space to work effectively. This can make them unsuitable for plunge pools.

How Narellan Pools Can Help 

Narellan Pools prides itself on manufacturing and constructing high-quality fibreglass swimming pools and delivering outstanding client service.

If you’re considering installing a gorgeous new fibreglass swimming pool, speaking to your local Narellan pool builder is a great place to start. They will guide you through the entire pool journey, from the initial quote, through to designing the pool of your dreams, and through installation of it in your backyard. As part of the whole process, your local Narellan pool builder will happily help you to find the best sanitisation solution for your pool.

Get in touch with your local Narellan pool builder today to start planning the fibreglass pool you’ve always wanted.

FAQ

What can cause algae and bacteria to grow in a pool?

A variety of sources can cause the build-up of algae and bacteria, for example, top-up water, wind and even swimmers. That’s why sanitising your pool is so important.

How do you protect your pool from those external factors?

Properly maintaining your pool through chemically balanced and sanitised water is key. To stay on top of those influences is an ongoing process and requires regular testing of the water, chemically balancing the water, sanitising the water to oxidise contaminants, and filtering the pool to get rid of the oxidised contaminants.

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