Monthly Archives: April 2008

A truly Chemical Free Swimming Pool is a reality this year!

What is the point of cleansing the body, living clean, getting clean, with fasting and juices and raw foods only to dump chemicals into your cells through your skin while enjoying an innocent swim????

Well, we have been so eager to get the swimming pool open for the season. Still too cold for anyone to use it, but it looks so pretty. We opted for a salt water pool when we put it in last summer just after moving in here to our Jamesport location, our house that is named “hohm.”  We opted for salt water because we wanted a chemical free swim for ourselves and our guests. We enjoyed that sweet soft and pretty and clean water all summer of 2007. Then came the “Closing of the Pool”. We learned about algae, and pool closings and that salt water actually turns into chlorine when the pool is up and running. what a shocker! A greatly reduced amount of chlorine, true but it does create chlorine, which of course is then absorbed into the body during an innocent swim! WELL, hours and hours of researching on the internet, we learned about COPPER IONIZATION. Apparently the only way to have a truly chlorine and chemical free pool. In order to make the switch, we had to have the chemicals dumped into our sacred pool ( so sad), minimally, and use not salt water but plain water plus a whole lot of baking soda and …we are not sure what we will use in the end when the ionization supplies get here but it seems we will use hydrogen peroxide. Charles is determined to test the water daily, or twice daily and adjust it by hand carefully to get the right balance so the pool can be changed over from salt, to chlorine then over to the copper ionization.  We are now waiting for the arrival of our new copper ionization system and when it gets here and the pool is swim ready we will let you all know how it goes and share with you our rescources in case you are wanting to change over your pool too. It is a really important thing to do, not only for the environment ( that chemical water is deadly to the ground water and plants surrounding your home) but of course, for yourselves and your families. Especially if you have little children swimming around!

Make the dragon flies happy and get the chlorine OUT of your pool! Stay tuned!

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