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Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Keep Your Pool Clean?
Hydrogen peroxide is an ideal alternative to chlorine for pool maintenance, offering a "natural" approach that greatly reduces the harsh effects associated with chlorinated pools.
Unlike chlorine, which can irritate the eyes, skin, hair, and lungs, hydrogen peroxide is gentler and breaks down into harmless water and oxygen when exposed to light and heat.
At optimal concentration — 50-90 parts per million and less than 100 parts per million — it is not only safe for swimmers but also harmless to drain around your landscaping.
However, to effectively kill bacteria and other microorganisms, hydrogen peroxide needs to be used in conjunction with a 24-hour ultraviolet (UV)
purification system.
The combination provides a powerful oxidizing effect, outperforming chlorine by about 30% in terms of oxidation, without the harmful side effects associated with chlorinated pools.
Wear safety goggles and protective gloves when handling the chemical in concentrated form. Also, store it in a cool, dark place and keep it out of the reach of children.