Chlorine Alternatives for your Pool

As Baltimore residents continue to daydream about the far away summer season, they are usually picturing themselves floating around in their luxury pool. When the summer season finally arrives, Baltimore residents will begin the process of opening and maintaining their luxury pool for summer use. However, many pool owners are beginning to find chlorine alternatives to maintaining their luxury pool.

Chlorine Alternatives

While chlorine is able to clean your luxury pool properly, it tends to be a harsh chemical for some and cause some damage to the environment. Here are some chlorine alternatives that many Baltimore pool owners are considering for the upcoming summer season.

  1. Bromine- This chemical is one of the more popular chlorine alternatives and is commonly used by those who have an allergic reaction to chlorine. The chemical works as a sanitizer and can be paired with an oxygen shock to oxidize your luxury pool as well.
  2. Ionizer- An ionizer is a little different than other chlorine alternatives. When used, it releases two different types of metals, typically silver and copper, through low voltage currents. When these currents hit the water, algae and bacteria are attracted together and are then carried through your pool’s filtration device.
  3. Ozonator- There are two different forms of this choice of chlorine alternative. Choose either a corona discharge or ultraviolet light system to attach to your filter line of your pool. The ozone gas that is then released into your pool will then react with the different debris in your water, sending them through your filtration system.
  4. PHMB- This chemical compound attacks the cell walls of the bacteria found in your pool. Once the bacteria is only a cluster of particles, the chemical compound attaches itself to them in a gel that can then be removed using a vacuum.


At Elite Pools, we offer over 50 years of experience when performing luxury pool installation and maintenance. Our pools are built and installed to last, so our customers can enjoy their luxury pool instead of worrying about repairs and replacements.

To get started with your new luxury pool or to ask any questions you may have regarding installation or maintenance, call Elite Pools today at 1-800-277-0254, or visit our contact page. We also offer luxury pool maintenance and installation in the Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas.

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