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Old 05-18-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

Title pretty much says it all. We're being given a ten foot diameter pool, and are trying to figure out how to take care of it.
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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

we sort of do.

the set up is expensive...you would need a sand filter and a saltwater system. We at this point only have a sand filter. I think it was about 150 dollars. We use minimal chlorine. Really, not much at all. The sand filters the water beautifully. I don't know if we will splurge this year and get the saltwater filter as well..we have some other expenses coming up this summer. We got ours off of amazon.
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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

My parents used a chlorine alternative.....lemme see if I can find the name....

Ok I think it was baquacil? But it looks like there are a lot of chlorine free options now.


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That was for a 10' round 3' deep filled with the garden hose pool. We did have a filter on it - came with the pool - but nothing special.


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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

I know several people who use baquacil. I think Wal-Mart carries it now and the prices have gone down a lot.

Do not use any bromide products, they're just as bad as chlorine. Some salt systems are simply chlorine generators.
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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

Isn't there a way to use baking soda?
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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

From a chemist point of view, iodine would be the ideal replacement for chlorine/bromine but I don't know the cost. Probably pricey so the sand, salt, baking soda ideas are great.
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Default Re: Anybody keep a small pool without chlorine?

We used baquacil for years when we had a small pool. It's chlorine and bromine free.
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