If you cannot afford or justify an ECOsmarte Natural Oxygen Pool System, we offer:

Pool Chemical Reduction Tips
1 Consider a DIATOMACEOUS EARTH filter.
2 Consider WHITE HYDROXITE replacement filter media for your sand filter, which will absorb ammonia, chloramine and get your microns of filtration below 20. A must for indoor pool owners.
3 Use TSP (trisodium phosphate) mixed with pool water and muriatic acid to clear your cartridge filter more effectively. Use a trash can or trash bag to get 15 minutes soaking time.
4 Own an automatic vacuum.
5 Replace your pool water if TDS (total dissolved solids) reaches 2000 or your cyanide level exceeds 80 (cyaniuric acid/stabilizer).
6 Assist your sand filter with 8oz. aluminum sulphate once per year soak the sand overnite with muriatic acid (1 gallon).
7 Change sand every four seasons, maximum without exception, and change cartridges every year.
8 Run your pH at 7.2 instead of the 7.6 or 7.8 high end range pool professionals deem acceptable. Most algae thrive in higher pHs and warmer water.
9 Use Borax to attack iron stains or spots.
10 Run your pump and filter during sunlight hours as algae don't eat at night. Use algaecide only in daylight since the algae must eat the poison.

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Preparing for a Global Ban on the Use of Chlorine.