All swimming pools need to have something put in them to control contamination. The “something” of choice is chlorine. It is fairly inexpensive and is widely used. Chlorine is an industrial left over that needed to be sold or destroyed. The industrial sector managed to convince government to put it into the water supplies and into swimming pools and hot tubs. That saved them the cost of having to destroy it. But, and this is a big but, chlorine can be dangerous and is accumulative in the body over time.

The chlorine is put into swimming pools to neutralize contamination from sweat, urine, blood, feces, mucous skin cells and other organic matter that comes in contact with the water. When the chlorine comes in contact with organic matter in the water, it forms chloramines, chloroform, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids and other dangerous by-products.… Read the rest

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