At the beginning of quarantine, as people began to shut themselves indoors and avoid public places, private pools started to pop up in backyards. If you can't go to the beach or the pool, might as well bring it to your home, right?
Just as it's important to wash and sanitize your hands (and your phone
) it's also important to clean and sanitize the water you and your children are swimming in — and in some cases, accidentally drinking. The best way to ensure your water is clean is to use a UV pool system.
How Does It Work?
Once the water is through your typical filtration system, it flows through UV rays
that destroy bacteria and viruses. Whatever the light touches, it sanitizes. UV rays are odorless and do not use chemicals or heat to sanitize the water. Meaning you'll have less of that nasty chlorine smell and less red eyes after spending the day swimming.
Why Are UV Rays Better?
Most pools use a lot of chemicals and chlorine by-products to clean the water. These chemicals can be dangerous, causing irritation to the skin and eyes and can potentially even lead to cancer. SpectraLight, a company that specializes in UV pool systems, compiled research and data
on the effects of these chemicals. They said researches have compared the effects of these chemicals to the effects of second-hand smoke on the body.
UV pool systems eliminate chlorine by-products and lessen the amount of chemicals in your pool. By doing so, they reduce the danger to your body and also to the environment, since you use less chemicals with a UV system.
How Much Do UV Pool Systems Cost?
UV pool systems can be as cheap as $300 and as expensive as $3,000 but the average cost is usually between $500 and $600. When purchasing your pool system, remember size does not always equate to effectiveness. Some of the most effective pool sanitizers are small. Just make sure to not use size as a judgement of a products effectiveness.
Reasons to Purchase a UV Pool System
- Environmentally friendly
- Easy to install and maintain
- Reduces chemicals
- Kills harmful bacteria and viruses
- Lessens chlorine use
Best UV Pool Systems
What About Commercial UV Pool Systems?
Many commercial entities, like universities, community pools, and hotels are beginning to look into UV pool systems for the many benefits they offer. Many companies offer residential as well as commercial pool systems.
As we aim to live healthier and cleaner lives, it's important that we think about all areas of our life and the many activities we participate in. It's not just our phones that are carrying bacteria that can harm us, it's also our pools. And UV light is the best way to ensure those bacteria aren't going to make you sick.