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Swim Rx


REDUCE/ELIMINATE:
COMBINED CHLORINE, DISINFECTANT BYPRODUCTS, TRIHALOMETHANES

IMPROVE SWIMMER PERFORMANCE WITH BETTER WATER QUALITY
SAFER AND HEALTHIER POOL AREA FOR EMPLOYEES AND GUESTS

Reduces and/or eliminates:

Combined chlorine, and both inorganic and organic combined chlorine by removing the contaminants in your pool system that cause combined chlorine formation. Use this product daily until combined chlorine levels are at an acceptable range. Once the combined chlorine is under control, add a weekly maintenance dose.

There has been plenty of research done on chlorine disinfection byproducts (DBP’s). They occur when chlorine bonds with an organic or inorganic compound attempting to sanitize it. Some of these DBP’s such as, trichloramines and trihalomethanes, have been shown to be detrimental to your health.

 

Exposure to these DBP’s irritates your skin, eyes and lungs. They also can cause dizziness and headaches, fatigue, and with prolonged exposure are thought to be a possible cause for asthma. Along with all of these effects of DBP’s, they reduce the overall amount of oxygen in the air above the water, which impedes the muscles’ ability to perform.

 

There are various forms of these DBP’s, some of which can be harmful to your health.  The two DBP’s that are most harmful to your health are trichloramine, and trihalomethane.

 

Trichloramine is formed when chlorine attaches to an organic molecule present in the pool (urine, perspiration) and disinfects it; after a few of these reactions the eventual byproduct is trichloramine. When trichloramine is produced, it easily vaporizes into the air where it is absorbed into the lungs of swimmers. This product will help chlorine perform better by reducing contaminants in the pool and pool system. 


Chloroform is formed in swimming pools and spas when the chlorine reacts with organic substances. This is of particular concern for competitive swimmers. This reaction makes it possible to inhale THMs while swimming or using a spa. For swimmers, THM is greatest via skin absorption. It accounts for 80% of THM uptake.  Toxic effects of THM is greater in young swimmers.  Chloroform at high levels is hazardous, and will impede on the performance of competitive swimmers, and is unhealthy for people who spend extended periods of time near pools.