As individuals are moving away from using chemicals in many areas of their lives, swimming pool owners are looking for ways to keep their pools clean and the water sparkling without the use of too many chemicals. The swimming pool service contractors from Express Pool Care note that many of the pool owners they work with are opting for safer, more advanced swimming pool water ways to keep the pool water clean and healthy for their families as well.

In recent years, many have voiced a concern about potential health risks of prolonged exposure to chlorinated water in swimming pools and when you consider the fact that your body can absorb between 600 and 1,000% more contamination in a 10-minute shower than from drinking the same tap water for an entire day, think of how many contaminants can enter your system after spending hours in the pool. If you notice that your skin appears dry after spending a lot of time in the pool and that your hair may become brittle, you can see how chlorine may be impacting your body and hair. The chlorinated water of a swimming pool is designed to kill bacteria and other living organic matter, but when you think about it, we are living organic matter.

If you replace the swimming pools’ current filter system with a non-chlorine system, you can get away from many of the harmful effects of chlorine and other contaminants in your swimming pool water. What can a pool owner do if he or she wants to move away from using too many chemicals in the pool water? Talk with a Goodyear, Arizona swimming pool contractor about reverse osmosis and a high end filtration system.

Many filtration systems are use activated charcoal which is mostly carbon. How does this work? Because charcoal is porous and has the ability to absorb impurities as well as poisonous gases, it is high effective in cleaning your swimming pool water. With high end filters, you get more than just a carbon block to filter impurities.

They also incorporate materials to remove particles as small as one micron. When looking for high end filters look for one that adds negative ions for hyper-hydration. This type of filter helps the body fight common skin conditions, rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin and softens your hair without chemicals.

Also, when you’re talking to your Arizona swimming pool professional, ask about a high end filtration system that has no replaceable cartridges. The cartridges are expensive and add to the cost of your pools’ maintenance. A high end filter will need to be cleaned to keep it in good working condition. They will have to be replaced, but have a useful life of seven to 10 years.

Reverse osmosis works by pushing the water through an ultra-fine semi-permeable membrane that then separates the liquid into a storage tank. The brine concentrate will be disposed through a drainage system. This water is stored in a pressure tank and is treated to a final charcoal activated polishing filtration stage. In this final stage the remaining impurities, tastes and odors are removed and the water is then dispensed back into the swimming pool. A reverse osmosis unit is less expensive than a high-end filtration but conversely the reverse osmosis system wastes a considerable amount of water. For every gallon of purified water produced, two gallons of water are wasted.

Regardless of which system you choose to keep your swimming pool clean, either one of these options will offer you a cleaner more enjoyable swimming pool experience. Ask your pool contractor the next time he comes to visit what he would recommend if you’re looking to move away from using chlorine to clean your pool.