Make a Splash! Non Toxic Alternative to Pool Cleaning! Hydrogen Peroxide 3%

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*Before using any of these products, a patch test should be done. Appropriate clothing, shoes, goggles and gloves should be worn at all times when dealing with chemical*

Chlorine may help keep the pool clean however it doesn’t help with causing red, itchy eyes, brittle hair and allergies. A non-toxic alternative is Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, this keeps your pool clean and without unpleasant odours.

You Will Need:

Hydrogen Peroxide 3%

Water

How does Hydrogen Peroxide Work?

When exposed to sunlight, hydrogen peroxide reacts to create compounds that oxidize and eliminate organic nutrients that would feed bacteria and fungi. This reaction takes place quickly, meaning that frequent use of the pool will require regular testing of the water with test strips to ensure an adequate concentration. Top Tip: Plan to test your water at least weekly to maintain the desired ratio.

Using this solution

Hydrogen Peroxide should not be used with diatomaceus earth pool filters, as high concentrations can turn the filter to sludge. Natural rubber fittings or accessories are vulnerable to oxidation should be replaced with artificial substitutes. Indoor pools must employ an ultraviolet light system to activate the chemical reaction that eliminates microbes.

Treating your Pool

To treat your pool, use 100ml of Hydrogen Peroxide 3% and dilute with 900ml of water. This gives you a 0.3% solution. To allow the Hydrogen Peroxide to work, start the pump to circulate the solution then shut off to allow the solution to work for 24 hours before swimming. *BE AWARE – IT IS STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED TO SWIM IN THE POOL STRAIGHT AFTER THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN ADDED. THIS CAN CAUSE HARM TO YOUR SKIN AND WELL BEING*

Storage

Store hydrogen peroxide in a cool, dark and well-ventilated location. As with any oxidizer, handle hydrogen peroxide with proper physical protection. This includes gloves and safety goggles. Also don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Avoid skin contact and inhalation of concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

*Before using any of these products, a patch test should be done. Appropriate clothing, shoes, goggles and gloves should be worn at all times when dealing with chemical*

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