Do non-chlorinated public pools exist in the United States?
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Salt and chlorine are NOT one and the same, despite the fact that NaCl is sodium chloride.
Chlorine is a poisonous gas. Recall the "showers" in the Nazi death camps of WWII. Those dear people were not killed with table salt.
Chlorine is not found in nature. It is manufactured. The natural form is Chloride, as you get with sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, etc.
A good website for more on this is here.
AS far as sugar goes, Monday's Buffalo news had a big article on sugars and sweetners. To learn the differences, check it out.
Salt.. Sodium Chloride. NaCl.
Chemistry for the win!
Please do not get confused by some 'green' advocates that not having chemical names means not having chemicals. _Everything_ is a chemical.
We need to organize the Green Movement to generate a correct and unified voice, otherwise stuff like that is going to turn smart people away as they'll see the fallacies of our statements.
The one that really got under my skin was the ice cream commercial where the two kids are reading their ice cream boxes and one says "Mine contains suuuck...row..." and the other says "Mine has sugar!"
Hi, sucrose _is_ sugar!
I hate to break it to you but salt water pools still contain chlorine.
I am not a public pool, but I do have an above ground pool and find it NOT difficult to care for it using NO CHLORINE!!! We simply use hydro-perioxide and when we use the test strips to test the water and we need to balance the acid in the water, we simply use white vinegar!! I do use an algae-guard to keep away the algae growth, but I have only had to use that maybe twice since I put the pool up 2 months ago. And I live in Texas where it is extremely hot this time of year. So maybe we should speak out more to our communities and get them to switch. We are actually going to switch to the salt water. Cant wait. I have a little 7yr old neighbor whom can only swim in my pool because of her feeding tube. I am glad I can at least help one person to a better enviro. Please all you home pool people try to find a switch that you can handle and GET RID OF THE CHLORINE!!!
I am very glad to say "yes" to that question. The YWCA in Lafayette Indiana converted their pool to a salt pool. The PR stated that the long term costs outweigh the initial cost of conversion. The salt in the pool kills bacteria effectively, is better for your body & hair (and esp. children), and it is claimed to be less irritating to the eyes. I believe that the salt content may be similar to that of the ocean. Maybe you can search for a salt-pool in your area. Good Luck!
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