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Why You Should Get a UV Pool System

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 disinfect your hands (and your phone), it's important to clean and disinfect the water you swim in. The best way to ensure your water is clean is to use a UV pool system.

A ladder extends down into a pool

How does a UV pool system 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 disinfects. UV rays are odorless and do not use chemicals or heat to disinfect the water. 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 lead to cancer. SpectraLight, a company that specializes in UV pool systems, compiled research and data on the effects of these chemicals. They said research has 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. They reduce the danger to your body and the environment since you use less chemicals with a UV system. 

 

A man cleans a pool

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 equaleffectiveness. Some of the most effective pool sanitizers are small. Avoid using size to judge a product's effectiveness.

Reasons to purchase a UV pool system

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Reduces chemicals
  • Odorless
  • Kills harmful bacteria and viruses
  • Decreases chlorine use

Best UV pool systems

A pool enclosed in glass

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 lives, it's important that we think about all areas of our life and the many activities we participate in. It's not just phones that carry harmful bacteria; it's also our pools. And UV light is the best way to help ensure those bacteria aren't going to make you sick. 

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