There’s no question that having your own freshwater swimming pool is a dream shared by many of us. Around a million Australian homeowners are lucky enough to do so. And there’s no doubt that having a beautiful swimming pool on your prop...
We’ve talked a lot in these blogs about the environment and the negative effects swimming pool chemicals can have. We have addressed the controversial issues of using chlorine for swimming pool sanitation and the potential dangers to human health. Now, for a change, we’d like to focus on the swim part of Enviroswim and talk about the many benefits of getting into the pool this summer.
The evidence is coming from all over: using chlorine for pool water purification poses serious threats to human health – especially for children. Never mind the red eyes, irritation to nose and throat, the horrible smell, chlorinated water can cause asthma and other chronic respiratory ailments. It has even been linked to some forms of cancer.