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Published on February 16th, 2019 | by Roger Corbinetti


Hate Pool Cleaning Chemicals? Try These Natural HomeMade Alternatives

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The idea of a peaceful dip in the pool does not look appealing after thinking about the chemicals in your pool water.

Luckily, there are alternatives to the sanitation chemicals utilized to maintain pool water clean and germ-free.

You can take measures to decrease the amount of debris and dirt which find their way into the pool.

Add Plants

Natural HomeMade Pool Cleaning Alternatives

Green plants release oxygen, and this oxygen helps, support and promotes good bacteria in pool water.

These bacteria feed on algae and other organic substances. Encouraging these bacteria is as easy as placing plants near your pool’s edge.

If you are feeling adventures, turn a part of your pool into a natural garden putting plants directly into the water.

This sort of pool is quite common in Europe; it produces oxygenation and a filtration system. For those who have a saltwater pool, don’t forget to select plants that love brackish water.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide

Use Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a natural option that can be used in place of chlorine for cleaning your pool.

Hydrogen peroxide is a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen that is often used as a disinfectant and an antiseptic.

That little bottle in your medicine cupboard is only 3% hydrogen peroxide.

For pool cleaning, you will require a 35 percent solution, which you may buy at pool distribution facilities, natural food stores or online.

Add a cup of hydrogen peroxide for 100 gallons of pool water.

Maintain PH

Maintain PH

You should also control the pH of the water for maintaining your pool.

Pool sanitizers function poorly if the pH goes too high.

If it goes too low, the pipes of the pool will rust, and eye discomfort may be experienced by swimmers.

Add baking soda if your pH level is too high.

Add 1 1/2 lbs of baking soda per 10,000 gallons of water.

If the pool’s pH is too low, add a 1/2 cup of borax for every 10,000 gallons of water.

Borax, which is made from a mineral, is located in the laundry walkway of grocery stores.

Take a Shower (Yes, You)

Get a Shower

One easy and natural way to keep your pool clean is to shower before getting inside.

When you swim, your body leaves a number of its natural oils back into the pool water.

Taking a bath before jumping in the pool eliminates some of these oils, so fewer of them are able to deposit into your pool water.

Additionally, it removes any oils from any hair products, perfume, after-shave, or moisturizers you use.

Have a Ball

Have a Ball

Even if you have showered before getting into the pool, you leave behind a number of your body’s natural oils.

You might need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

Here’s a cool tip for removing those oils from your pool:

Throw a couple of tennis balls and let them float around to mop up these oils. Their outer covering will absorb oils with time, pulling them out from the water.

Replace them when the balls begin to appear dirty.

Hire a Robot

Best robotic pool cleaners for above ground pools

Yeah OK, a robotic pool cleaner is not a natural way of cleaning, but we think they are great ways to save our planet.

Too many homeowners slack on regular cleaning and filtering tasks and end up relying on too many chemicals to clean their dirty pools.

The solution? filter your pool water every few days using an energy-efficient automated pool cleaner like a pool robot.

A pool robot will clean your pool as often as necessary, and automatically – saving you labor, utilities and time.

Robots keep pools sparkling clean and reduce the amount of debris that runs into the pool filter.

About the Author

I’ve owned a pool for over 20 years. During that time, I have owned and reviewed dozens of pool cleaners, especially robotic pool cleaners. I created RoboticPoolCleanersCompared to help other home owners leverage my experience to select the right pool cleaner, pool heater, pool cover and modern pool appliance for their needs & budget.

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