When I read Debra Lynn Dadd‘s’ article on her chlorine free swimming pool, I thought, what a brilliant idea! With the summer holidays coming, I just know the entire family is going to be swimming a lot, especially the kids. And when one thinks of the huge amounts of chemicals in a regular pool – chlorine, muriatic acid, bromine and so on, and how it so easily gets absorbed into the system, it makes sense to look to other alternatives.
Debra uses an above-ground pool (good for the environment!) and incorporates a pretty amazing technique invented by Winston Kao, who really knows about “living” water and organic growing among other things. But more posts on this very interesting man later. Anyway, Debra bought a water system from Winston Kao, which now makes the water in her swimming pool not just naturally clean, but also good for you! And with no chemicals at all. Chlorine, if you didn’t know, is linked to asthma and cancer in kids.
There are a number of companies and products offering chlorine-free alternatives, like Ecosmarte pools, and of course the salt water option, which are becoming more common, yet I wouldn’t choose it mainly because my son is one of those kids whose eyes really sting in sea water. Be wary though of some products, which although are non-chlorinated, are STILL made from chemicals. Try and look for the most natural options you can and treat your family to healthier fun this summer.