Swimming Pools: Alternatives to Chlorine

Chlorine keeps swimming pools safe and clean, but there are alternatives to chlorine if you're willing to pay the price.

From Naperville Patch

Despite being the most cost effective and efficient sanitizer for swimming pools over the last 50 years or so, Chlorine has gotten a bad reputation.  Misconceptions and other unreasonable tactics have caused Chlorine to be maligned by the public in regards to treating swimming pool water.  The search for a viable alternative has been a long one, and has actually produced some alternatives.  This post from the Naperville Patch discusses some of the most popular chlorine alternatives for swimming pools.  Keep in mind, these alternatives aren't necessarily better than Chlorine in many ways, and usually carry a significant trade-off.  However, for those that simply have a complete aversion to Chlorine, this post is for you.

Here is an excerpt from the post: