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Old 07-28-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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and yet the ocean doesn't require any chlorine? Or a pond for that matter.
I can understand if you say a stream or free flowing lake doesn't have stagnant water and this it is always fresh but what about land locked ponds? People jump in them all the time.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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It's bacteria per gallon that correlates with health risk.

Your pool doesn't require any chlorine to the extent that you don't need any health risk abatement.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Pa
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It regulates the ph in the pool and unlike natural water ways it doesn't carry away bodily fluids. Do you want to swim in snot, blood, urine, or feces?

Think about it pretty nasty ain't it? I'm ex lifeguard you should see what we had to clean! Not to mention the gross build up on the pool floor and titles.o_O
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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People get sick from stagnant water all the time. Farm ponds typically have cow dung in them along with avian poo a diseases. The ocean can have red tides which are highly toxic. Avoiding your non sequiturs, without chlorine or bromine a pool will grow algae, go green, and be totally disgusting while the growth damages the pool surfaces.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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It regulates the ph in the pool and unlike natural water ways it doesn't carry away bodily fluids. Do you want to swim in snot, blood, urine, or feces?

Think about it pretty nasty ain't it? I'm ex lifeguard you should see what we had to clean! Not to mention the gross build up on the pool floor and titles.o_O
While a swimming pool doesn't carry off bodily fluids like a natural waterway, you didn't include the reason why the pH of pools is regulated.

Although the idea of swimming around in a pool with bodily fluids doesn't sound appealing, on many ways natural waterways aren't always that much different. Natural waterways contain poop and slime from creatures that live in the water, dead carcasses and tissue of land and water creatures that have died in the water, bacteria, microorganisms, insects, etc. It renews the supply of water better than pools do, but it's continuously replenished with a fresh supply of more nasty matter replacing that which has flowed downstream. Some of that stuff also comes from the land and soil which has been washed into the waterway by rain, melting snow, wind, etc. Even toxic chemicals from the land by runoff or dumped.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:08 AM
 
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Ever see a pool that stands without it after a short while even with a filter?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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Ever see a pool that stands without it after a short while even with a filter?
LOL! You're right. It doesn't take long to look pretty nasty. The water in those collapsible backyard pools can get pretty green and slimy, even when they're used pretty frequently. Most of that seems to be due to dust and debris that blows around in the air and settles in the water, not using and maintaining the filtration system regularly, and not adding material like chlorine, etc., to kill off stuff like algae. Even larger concrete pools can get pretty bad in a short time. Pools require maintenance on a regular basis.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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and yet the ocean doesn't require any chlorine? Or a pond for that matter.
I can understand if you say a stream or free flowing lake doesn't have stagnant water and this it is always fresh but what about land locked ponds? People jump in them all the time.
They now have salt water pools to avoid the chlorine.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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They now have salt water pools to avoid the chlorine.
You do realize that the salt is electrically disassociated into chlorine and sodium hydroxide? It saves purchasing and transporting chlorine, but the cleaning/sanitizing method is essentially the same.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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We regulated the pH with HCL. Chlorine also killed the algae and kept it blue.
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