image 3Natural swimming pools are much safer and healthier than chlorinated ones, which is why more and more people are choosing to build eco-friendly pools in their yards. Bio-filtration and skimming systems in combination with cleaning properties of plants help eliminate chlorine and other chemicals from the pool water. Moreover, the natural pools stay clean through the entire year, unlike the traditional ones that can be grungy in the winter. In order to protect the health of you and your family, choose some of these natural alternatives.

Ozone Pools

The perfect upgrade for the pool you already have is an ozone sterilization. This pool will provide you with the natural way to keep the water clean. The ozone pool systems will convert oxygen into bacteria-busting ozone through electricity. This system reduces the need for chemicals by more than 80 percent of other alternatives, and has the ability to eliminate them altogether. Furthermore, it prevents the formation of chloramines and trihalomethanes. Even if they are already formed, the ozone will eliminate the unwanted chlorinated byproducts. Problems with red eyes and respiration problems are immediately solved with the usage of ozone.

Natural Swimming Pools

Sloping sides and many plants embellish this perfect oasis. The fact that plants are involved with the construction helps eliminate the need for chlorine, pumps and filters. This maintains the water spotless and ensures a soothing atmosphere. There is a possibility that the mud will cause some problems, or that a duck or a frog might want to jump in, but only if you choose to build it without a concrete floor. If you are not that fond of mud bottom, you can choose between the concrete, bentonite clay, a synthetic or even a rubber liner. The construction of a natural swimming pool costs approximately the same as the construction of traditional ones. It is roughly about $50 per sq. ft. However, considering you will not have to add any chemicals in the water, a yearly maintenance costs are hundreds of dollars less. All you need to do is remove any loose sediment with a pool vacuum cleaner once a month.

Salt Water Pools

image 2This kind of swimming pool is the perfect alternative to traditional pool. Saline pools use a couple of bags of table salt and a chlorine generator cell, which turns the salt into hypochlorous acid. The acid vaporizes algae and bacteria and keeps the pool perfectly clean. The maintenance requires cleaning the chlorine cell once a year in order for calcium to build up at bay. You should also sprinkle a salt in the pool once a month. These pools save you tons of many, so you can expect to keep $800 a year. The salt water will make you feel more buoyant and your skin will feel silky instead of shriveled. If your property is not that spacious, you can indulge in the wonders of water thanks to the plunge pools. They are smaller than your standard swimming pool, but equally satisfying as standard ones.

Moss-Filtered Pools

The biggest advantage of these pools is that they are very beneficial and antimicrobial. The moss readily absorbs heavy metals, such as iron that usually encourages microbial growth. When there is no iron in the water, there are no conditions for microbes to grow. Furthermore, the moss prevents the growth of biofilm. The main cause of corrosion is exactly this mat of bacteria that sticks to pool surfaces and coats the inside of pipes. The amount of chlorine rises when biofilm is present in the pool, because precisely these bacteria absorb the existent chlorine. The moss can perfectly filter bacteria from pool water, and make sure you replace it every 30 days.

Eco-friendly pools will make your life so much easier. You will not have to worry about eye irritation, or the fear of getting asthma due to chlorine influence. These natural swimming pools will make the entire family happier and safer.