UV Pool FAQ
There are many misconceptions about UV pool sanitation systems, including the misconception that they are chlorine free. Below, we answer common questions about UV pool treatment, and why Clear Comfort's chlorine alternative LifeGuard Technology is superior.
Is a UV pool system chlorine free?
No, UV pool treatment requires the addition of chlorine for residual sanitation.
How does a UV pool system work?
A UV sanitation system exposes pool water to ultraviolet light. Pool water is circulated past UV lamps in order to expose the microorganisms in the pool to ultraviolet radiation. The radiation attacks the DNA of the microorganisms that pass through the light chamber.
How is Clear Comfort different from UV pool systems?
Clear Comfort's Advanced Oxidation Process creates hydroxyl radicals that oxidize, or destroy, organic materials on contact. UV sanitizes the microbes, attacking their DNA, meaning they are still alive but unable to reproduce. In addition, Clear Comfort produces a residual level of hydrogen peroxide, enabling commercial pools to reduce their chlorine use by 80 percent, while residential pools can reduce chlorine to levels comparable to drinking water or even chlorine free. UV requires typical levels of chlorine for residual water treatment.
Is UV nontoxic and safe?
UV pool treatment requires additional chemicals, such as chlorine, to offer complete water disinfection. This means UV pools still produce disinfection byproducts that can cause asthma, allergies and other health problems.
What’s the alternative?
Clear Comfort's LifeGuard Technology is a chlorine alternative that offers effective commercial and residential pool treatment that is superior to UV, ozone and salt chlorinators. Learn more about Clear Comfort's Advanced Oxidation Process.