Chlorine has been the most common pool water disinfectant for over 100 years. However, the market is demanding a chlorine alternative. Pool owners are more aware of the risks of chemicals in pools. Firstly, they are looking for alternatives to protect their own health. Secondly, they are looking for products that are more friendly to the environment.
Chlorine has been the most common pool water disinfectant for over 100 years. However, the market is demanding a chlorine alternative. Pool owners are more aware of the risks of chemicals in pools. Firstly, they are looking for alternatives to protect their health. Secondly, they are looking for products that are more friendly to the environment.
The application of ultraviolet radiation to disinfect water has become an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. Since then, the use of ultraviolet radiation for water, air, and soil purification has grown almost exponentially.
Does that mean the era of chlorine is over?
No, it isn’t! However it is very clear that ultraviolet purification has opened many doors for the pool industry to enable happier and healthier swimming. Manufacturers and installers of swimming pool filter systems are recognizing and accepting UV-C purifiers more and more as a standard. Not in the first place because it reduces chloramines significantly which means no more red eyes, breathing difficulties, and skin irritations!
The main advantages of UV-C disinfection
1. UV radiation is effective against all micro-organisms
Water purification by UV-C radiation is the most effective sanitizing method available today. UV radiation destroys micro-organisms in domestic pools up to 99.9%.
2. UV pool sanitizers contribute to crystal-clear water
The most important culprit of cloudy water, micro-organisms such as algae, will be eliminated by UV pool sanitizers. But also chloramines can be the indirect cause of cloudy water, especially when the disinfection level of free chlorine in the water is too low. UV-C lamps destroy micro-organisms up to 99.9% and break down chloramines.
3. With UV purifiers, you reduce the use of chemicals for water treatment
UV-C purification makes sure there is more stability in pools and spas, therefore adding extra chemicals can be prevented.
4. The end user will have lower costs in chemicals, energy, and maintenance
Materials in and around the pool suffer from chemicals added to the pool water. Because UV-C radiation destroys most of the harmful chloramines in the water, the materials in and around the pool get affected much less.
5. There is no risk of overdosing with UV pool sanitizers
Overdosing chemicals in pools and spas can, as mentioned before, cause serious health problems and even foamy or cloudy water. UV radiation cannot be overdosed and destroys all of the micro-organisms.
6. UV is a green, non-hazardous technology
Last but not least - the UV technique of radiation is an environmentally friendly way to sanitize pool water!
Blue Lagoon, a brand of VGE B.V.
VGE is a renowned producer of sustainable UV-C applications for clean and safe water by excelling in quality, innovation, and customer focus. As a manufacturer of a unique range of UV-C equipment, we provide high-quality products in harmonious collaboration with our customers.
Blue Lagoon develops and distributes UV-C units, especially for spas, hot tubs, and domestic and commercial pools. The units are easy to fit and guarantee high disinfection results. Over 30,000 spas and swimming pools have been equipped with a Blue Lagoon UV-C device in the last few years.