Chlorine has been used to disinfect swimming pools for decades. However, this can also represent a health risk – damaging eyes and causing skin problems. As such, ultraviolet disinfection systems are fast becoming a popular alternative.
Water safety is a key consideration with all swimming pools, hot tubs and Jacuzzis. You can’t afford to ignore the dangers of dirty water and swimming pools must be kept clean and hygienic if serious health problems are to be avoided. Dirty pool water can cause all kinds of nasty infections. At best you might end up with a stomach bug or eye infection, but at worst you could become seriously ill thanks to dangerous microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium.
Family Swimming Pool Healthcare
If your pool is a family pool, health and hygiene is an even greater concern. No parent wants their child to swim in dirty, bacteria infested swimming pool water, so the responsible thing to do is to make sure your swimming pool is protected by the best disinfection system money can buy – which in the case of a Compass Pools product, is the UV disinfection sterilisation system for indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Chlorine can kill most bacteria, but it is not a foolproof method of sterilising swimming pool water. Some types of microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium are capable of surviving in chlorinated pool water for many days, even if the swimming pool is well maintained and cleaned out regularly.
Compass Pools UV Filtration System
Compass Pools offer a UV filtration system as an optional extra with all of their swimming pools. Ultraviolet light is known to be a very effective disinfectant and a suitable UV disinfection system kills 99.99% of all bacteria passing through a specially designed UV light tube. All Compass UV disinfection systems use Philips UV bulbs for optimum efficiency and killing power. You will still need to use a small amount of sanitiser in the water to eradicate any lingering bacteria introduced into the pool from other bathers, but since 100% of your swimming pool water passes through the UV filtration system every 6-8 hours, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your pool water is completely clean and hygienic and your children are safe from harm.
UV water disinfection systems for swimming pools offer a much greater level of disinfection when compared to traditional chemical disinfection. Ultraviolet disinfection protects you and your family from all known chlorine resistant microorganisms, including Cryptosporidium. A UV filtration system can also prevent chlorine related health problems such as skin irritation, eye problems and chlorine related asthma.
A great side effect of UV disinfected filtration systems is that you can enjoy exceptional water clarity. Swimming pools with ultraviolet disinfection systems are as clean and sparkling as a glacial spring. The offensive chemical smell of chlorine has been vanquished and you and your family can enjoy swimming in clean, safe water all year round.
For more information about the health benefits of UV swimming pool disinfection and how it can protect you and your family from nasty outbreaks of illness, talk to Compass Pools today.