Known Chlorine Dangers:
Chlorine combines with natural organic matter decaying
vegetation to form potent cancer causing trihalomethanes
include such carcinogens as chloroforms, bromoforms carbon
tectachloride, bischlorothane and other cancer causing
* The level of
chlorine in swimming pools is over 1,000% the level deemed
minimally safe by the EPA in water
atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
* Causes skin to
* Damages the
bladder, breast, testicular, bladder, colon, or rectal and
bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma
* Damages lung
* Causes acne,
psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema
* Converts to
dioxins - the most dangers of cancer causing chemicals and
which build up permanently within a person's body
infertility and birth defects
* Damages the
nervous system permanently
is so dangerous" according to
PhD biologist/chemist Dr. Herbert
Schwartz," that it should be banned.
Putting chlorine in water is like starting a time bomb.
Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and
physical are conditions attributable to chlorine treated
water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by
producing symptoms of aging such as hardening of the
Stephen Askin wrote: "The real issue
is not just how toxic chlorine itself is but how the
unintended by-products of chlorine (organochlorines and
dioxins) remain in the environment. They are
persistent in the environment; they do not break down
readily and therefore bio-accumulate. This can create a very
serious health problem; the dioxins and other toxic
chemicals accumulate in the fatty tissues. These
contaminants are also hormone disrupters because they mimic
estrogen. The EPA has observed and documented hormonal
imbalance, suppressed immune systems, reproductive
infertility and alterations in fetal development of animals.
In viewing the big picture, these factors are perhaps the
most frightening results from the widespread use of
In Super Nutrition for
Healthy Hearts Dr. Richard
Passwater shows how "the origin of heart
disease is akin to the origin of cancer. Chlorination could
very well be a key factor linking these two major diseases.
Chlorine creates THM's and haloforms. These potent chemical
pollutants can trigger the production of excess free
radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause cell damage.
Excess free radicals can cause normal smooth muscle cells in
the arterial wall to go haywire, to mutate. The fibrous
plaque consequently formed is essentially a benign tumor.
Unfortunately, this tumor is linked with the origin of heart
Is Bromine a safe alternative?
Known Bromine Dangers:
* If spilled on skin it produces painful sores
* Has strong
* Is Toxic
* Converts to
dichlorobromomethane, bromoform and bromate
Metropolitan Emergency Response Network defines
dichlorobromomethan as particularly dangerous and harmful
attack the eyes and lungs
* Causes cancer
* Damages skin
* Damages the
depression and brain damage
* Damages the
nervous system and muscles
* Bromine vapors
are known to reduce male sperm count, causes malformed sperm
resulting in birth defects and causes male infertility
* Maximum safety
precautions should be used when handling it
Metropolitan Emergency Response Network advises:
"Dichlorobromomethane should be
handled as a CARCINOGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION. * Exposure
can irritate the eyes, nose and throat. Higher levels can
irritate the lungs and may cause you to become dizzy,
light-headed and to pass out. Could cause death. * Repeated
exposures affects the liver. * Contact can irritate
EVEN WORSE, some pool and spa suppliers urge using
both chlorine and bromine together - which doubles their
sales. Combining chlorine and
bromine is the second most powerful cancer-causing liquid
mixture only surpassed by drinking highly radioactive
When combined, chlorine and bromine make 97
carcinogens, 82 mutagens, 28 acute and chronic toxic
contaminants and 23 tumor promoters. Many of these complex
chemicals resulting from the conversion of chlorine and
bromine to other chemicals permanently accumulate in a
person's body fat. Each time exposed, the level of
carcinogens, mutagens, toxins and tumor promoters increases.
With each increase, the risk of
cancer increases to a point of it no longer is a question of
if the person will develop cancer. It is only a question of
how soon. Each exposure from that point means sooner than
To dive into a swimming pool and
claim "see, I'm ok" is no different that a person holding up
radioactive material making the same claim. Both cause
permanent carcinogens and health damaging elements
permanently with the person's body - primarily in body fatty
tissue. The more the exposure, the higher the level becomes.
Who makes such a claim?
Essentially every chemist, doctors in the field of
environmental toxins, the EPA, medical researchers, and
essentially all health professionals and experts in the
fields of cancer and toxins, except those
employed by the chemical manufacturers of chlorine and
Chlorine also is the number one
cause of household poisoning and is particularly dangerous
The sellers of chlorine as a safe household pool chemical
and declaring that hydrogen peroxide is a danger if carried
in a car that is in a massive auto accident, are
side-stepping a fact. Beyond the extreme health
dangers and damaged caused by chlorine used in water, it
also is the single most dangerous of all chemicals to have
at home. For instance, in 1997, 217,989 calls to the
Of those calls, 62,023 were about chlorine. So, that means
that 28.4 percent of all calls were related to poisonings by
chlorine products. What's even
more important, most of those calls were about children
under 6 years old.
The difference between chlorine
and bromine compared to hydrogen peroxide is clear. Chlorine
and bromine are two of the most deadly poisons in existence,
both in immediately killing power and long term destruction
of dna and cellular systems. Those two toxins kill
everything, including people. Hydrogen peroxide kills
micro-organisms by over oxidizing them with too much oxygen.
Oxygen is not toxic in any manner. Hydrogen peroxide is
water and oxygen, the two most essential and beneficial
elements to human life. The contrast is between the two of
the most deadly chemicals and one of the most beneficial of
pure water and pure oxygen.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND
health damage of chlorine and bromine are cumulative. The
younger the person, the more likely they will develop
serious, permanent or fatal disease, birth defects of their
own children and the other extremely harmful health effects.
Compounding this is that young children tend to swallow more
water in a swimming pool.
While you may be so old that filling your body with
permanent toxins and dioxins increasingly is a risk you will
continue to take, it is unthinkable to have children
swimming in such water with the long terms devastating
health damage well known.
One recent study revealed that a
non-smoker with a chlorinated pool is over twice as likely
to develop cancer as a heavy smoker without a pool.
The high number of pools and spas in the
may well be the reason that cancer rates in deaths in the United States
generally are 200% to 600% higher than other countries, with
similar differences in many other degenerative diseases.
Many Americans are putting toxic waste pits of the most
powerful toxins and carcinogens in the world in their
backyards and then swimming in it and continuously breathing
the vapors at their home.
VAPOR DANGERS: The dangers of chlorine and bromine are not
only within the water, but the vapor from the water. The air
from such a pool or spa subjects those around it and the
household near it to continuous breathing of such a damaging
chemical mixture. Carbon, paper filter and ionic air filters
will not remove these chemicals from the air you breathe.
The harmful air vapors surrounding a chlorine and bromine
treated pool or spa make it a 24-7 health damage.
CONTRADICTING CONCEPTS OF THE ECONOMICS OF PERSONAL HEALTH:
It is amazing to see people drinking $1 bottles of water to
avoid tap water sitting beside a chlorine and bromine
treated swimming. A swim in that pool equals more than 1
year of drinking heavily chlorinated water and has 10 times
the number of toxins and carcinogens at thousands of times
the level of tap water.
across a web site of a Baquacil salesman who gave dire
warnings not to use hydrogen peroxide because a person could
be in a terrible auto accident while transporting it.
Instead, he urges using the "Baquacil(R)" system, which is a
brand name, claiming it uses no harmful chemicals.
Exploring the Baquacil(R) company web site, they will not
divulge what chemicals are in their long list of chemicals
to use with their system. Somehow refusing to identify what
chemicals are in their products does not lead to a rational
conclusion that the unknown ingredients are safe. I never
trust any product where the company will not state what
chemicals are in their product.
One of their pool chemicals is only described as a
What does this mean? A polymeric chemical, or polymer, is a
"chemical compound with high molecular weight consisting of
a number of structural units linked together by covalent
bonds (see chemical bond). The simple molecules that may
become structural units are themselves called monomers; two
monomers combine to form a dimer, and three monomers, a
trimer. A structural unit is a group having two or more
bonding sites. A bonding site may be created by the loss of
an atom or group, such as H or OH, or by the breaking up of
a double or triple bond, as when ethylene, H2C[double
bond]CH2, is converted into a structural unit for
polyethylene, -H2C-CH2-. In a linear polymer, the structural
units are connected in a chain arrangement and thus need
only be bifunctional, i.e., have two bonding sites. When the
structural unit is trifunctional (has three bonding sites),
a nonlinear, or branched, polymer results. Ethylene,
styrene, and ethylene glycol are examples of bifunctional
monomers, while glycerin and divinyl benzene are both
polyfunctional. Polymers containing a single repeating unit,
such as polyethylene, are called homopolymers. Polymers
containing two or more different structural units, such as
phenol-formaldehyde, are called copolymers. All polymers can
be classified as either addition polymers or condensation
polymers. An addition polymer is one in which the molecular
formula of the repeating structural unit is identical to
that of the monomer, e.g., polyethylene and polystyrene. A
condensation polymer is one in which the repeating
structural unit contains fewer atoms than that of the
monomer or monomers because of the splitting off of water or
some other substance, e.g., polyesters and polycarbonates.
Many polymers occur in nature, such as silk, cellulose,
natural rubber, and proteins. In addition, a large number of
polymers have been synthesized in the laboratory, leading to
such commercially important products as plastics, synthetic
fibers, and synthetic rubber. Polymerization, the chemical
process of forming polymers from their component monomers,
is often a complex process that may be initiated or
sustained by heat, pressure, or the presence of one or more
"Polymeric" is not an
ingredient. It is a word meaning "pertaining to polymers".
What are polymers? Polyethylene is a polymer - a
particularly deadly one. So is polycarbonates. The list of
polymers chemicals include chemicals such as formaldehyde,
styrene and ethylene. The technical meaning is "a chemical
compound with high molecular weight consisting of a number
of structural units linked together by covalent bonds." So
the only thing we know of one of their chemicals is that it
contains a highly complex, artificially produced composite
chemical often - but not always - containing dangerous
chemicals. Maybe there is a very good reason Baquacil(R)
will not divulge the ingredients of its "perfectly safe"
Other Baquacil(R) chemicals are equally secretive and
They including one that is an "algaecide". Algaecide is not
an ingredient, it is an word meaning it kills algae. Roundup
and spray weed killer is an algaecide. Agent orange used in Vietnam was an algaecide. So is
chlorine and bromine. Salt is an algaecide.
Baquacil(R)'s next pool chemical has the ingredient of "A
non chlorine oxidizer used to oxidize organic compounds."
What is the oxidizer? It could be hydrogen peroxide. Or 1 of
about 1,000 other chemicals. Another is the undefined
"Chemical used to tie-up dissolved metals, preventing
discoloration of pool water and staining of pool sides and
Still another is "An acid based
liquid cleaner" There are thousands of acids. It could be
orange juice. It could be hydrochloric or cyanide acid.
Rather than go through the long list of abstract words they
us to describe the chemicals (without actually saying
what chemicals) they sell for their system, it is
notable that each of the Baquacil(R) chemicals in their list
does not state any actual contents or ingredients.
This is not to state that their chemicals are dangerous,
rather that it is secretive and unknown to consumers. Yet it
is reason to be concerned when a company boosts how safe
their chemicals are and then will not give a clue what
chemicals actually are in their products.
The material below tells an alternative pool and spa water
treatment method that is growing geometrically in
Sampling of pool and spa supply retail outlets:
We found no pool or spa supply outlets offer 35% hydrogen
peroxide. though have been told they are out there.
We did find a few that said they have it, but then actually
tried to sell us another product "just like" or "better
than" 35% hydrogen peroxide in a switch and bait style. This
was particularly true of searching the Internet. The listing
would state it offered hydrogen peroxide for pools and spas,
but then would give alarmist reasons not to do so and try to
talk the reader back into intense usage of chemicals.
This is most
likely due to the huge mark-up in relatively cheap pool
chemicals with unlimited shelf life. This also possibly is
due to the little to no equipment necessary to use hydrogen
peroxide (meaning little equipment and equipment maintenance
to sell) and lack of knowledge of h2o2 for pools and spas.
If a customer switches to hydrogen peroxide, they will not
longer be making frequent trips to the pool and spa supply
store. Other than for an occasional solid material filter,
the need to go to the supply store vanishes. Why would a
supply store sell you a product that makes them otherwise
Why people switch to h2o2
for their pools and spas:
One reason is to answer a simple
question: Why don't you use your pool or spa more than you
do? How often do you think of using it, but then somehow
just don't? This is your subconscious protecting you from
those getting into chemicals.
While some switch for reasons of personal health (pool
chemicals are very harmful), most have a more basic reason.
They want to enjoy using their pool or spa.
Pools treated with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide HAVE NO
SMELL! There is no chemical smell (the working agent of it
is pure oxygen).
reason people with pools and spas quickly come to rarely
actually use - or even sit by - their pool or spa is an
instinctive health repulsion your body recognizes, even
though you do not consciously recognize the danger. The
water and area smells like chemicals. Subconsciously you
recognize it is poison.
People familiar with h2o2 treatment of pools and spas will
not use toxic pool chemicals. To no surprise, there are
people who do not want to relax or swim in toxic chemicals
or breathe toxic fumes. Rather, they want to relax is pure,
healthy, and clean water.
It also is increasingly understood that the "relatively safe"
(as often inaccurately called) pool chemicals
interact with other chemicals and organics that enter a pool
or spa - causing the chemical composition of the pool
chemicals change to even more dangerous and harmful
chemicals. The list is long and varies for different pool
chemicals. Included are chemicals known to cause cancer and
known to cause lung, liver and brain damage. Some are very
complex molecular structures. Others are simple and obvious.
When any organic life form is destroyed, a result is the
formation of ammonia. Most pool chemicals contain chlorine
or bleach (or derivatives). Bleach and ammonia combined form
chlorine gas, which also is what was used in death penalty
gas chambers and in WWI chemical warfare weapons.
The chemicals also continue to build up with each treatment
by pool chemicals, because the working chemicals have
converted to other non working and more dangerous forms.
Quickly, the pool becomes a toxic chemical trench, rather
than the pure water swimming pond hoped for. The
combinations and complexities of the toxins chemicals would
kill a person within seconds and destroy their body as in a
vat of acid were it not so highly diluted by the water in
your pool. Instead, it only burns your eyes, wrinkles your
skin, and possibly kills you slowly across time.
This is why most people often plan to use their pool or spa,
but do not. They come to start telling themselves that they
should use their pool and spa more often out of some sense
of duty to use the thing they paid so much money for and
some sense of guilt - almost like a person saying "I should
go to church more often". Of course, pools and spas are not
about duty, they are suppose to be about pleasure and
cleanliness. This also is why most people reject offers to
come over and swim in their pool.
The subconscious mind is very survival oriented. Just like it
will know that gasoline fumes are harmful and drinking
gasoline would be harmful, it also is putting up powerful
resistance to using the pool of chemicals or even being
around the fumes of it.
Some people switch to h2o2
for their pool or spa because they are health conscious.
However, most switch because their pool or spa is more
enjoyable to use and be around.
To understand the
"smell" benefits of hydrogen peroxide compared to the smell
of chemicals in a treated pool or spa is to understand what
hydrogen peroxide is and what it does in nature.
Hydrogen peroxide is the atom
h2o2. This means it has water (h2o) and an extra oxygen
molecule that is attached (o). Two parts of hydrogen. Two
parts of oxygen. Neither are toxic.
It is a liquid. However, it also
is only semi-stable. Contact with organic substances of any
kind, with a short list of minerals or U.V. light (such as
sunlight) causes it to decompose. This means it releases the
extra oxygen molecule in gaseous form of 100% pure oxygen
(oxygen is a gas with a free atom) and what remains is 100%
oxygen kills nearly all micro-organisms. Essentially, it
burns them. If you have ever been on an oxygen tube in a
hospital, you may remember that if the oxygen level was
turned up too high, your nose would start to burn. While
oxygen is extremely beneficial, if the level is too high it
causes organic substances to burn (actually they "rust", but
I will avoid chemistry in detail.) Hydrogen peroxide also is
a charged atom, very movement active.
atomic level, h2o2 will kill simple organisms on the
molecular level. It does so by decomposing to pure water and
pure oxygen when contacting organic substances of any kind.
In a pool or spa, it acts similar to the human immune
system, in which immunity system cells attack foreign
objections, but do not harm the larger life form (you.) This
is how h2o2 works. It uses pure oxygen against
(There is a special
short section about Spas down near the bottom worth looking
The Lightning Example:
In nature, hydrogen peroxide appears
only in trace amounts and only briefly.
Hydrogen peroxide can be found in trace amounts sometimes in
fast moving mountain streams for complex
mineral/magnetic/movement energy., '
When hydrogen peroxide is primary created in nature is by
During a hard electrical storm, particularly at night, the
air will come to have a crisp smell to it. It is not just
that the air is electrically charged, it also has increasing
trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide. In pure form, hydrogen
peroxide "stings" whatever organic substance it touches.
Pure hydrogen peroxide can exist only momentarily in nature
and can not be artificially produced. Produced hydrogen
peroxide is in levels of concentration (ratio of hydrogen
peroxide to water). That very slight stinging sensation
makes the air seem crisp.
After an electrical storm, when the clouds clear a bit or
the sun comes up at sunrise, the air will smell almost
sweet, somewhat damp and a bit heavy, though in an
attractive way. The trace amounts of pure hydrogen peroxide
had destroyed (burned) massive amounts of fungus, bacteria,
and dead organic dust (most dust is not from dirt, but dead
cells). With the U.V. light from the clearing clouds or
sunrise, the hydrogen peroxide decomposes to atoms of pure
water vapor and pure gaseous oxygen. Thus the air smells
cleaner because it is cleaner, damp because of the pure
water vapor in individual water atoms and a bit heavy in an
attractive way for the higher level of oxygen in the air.
Although subtle, the water in a h2o2 treated pool or spa and
the air around it is actually attractive and desirable. Pure
water and pure oxygen beneficial to a person as compared to
toxic and nauseous chemicals that are repulsive and harmful.
Pool chemicals in bath water for
to image a pool and spa chemical being GOOD for you to swim
in, but hydrogen peroxide is.
Many people add hydrogen peroxide to their bath and foot bath
water for health reasons. H2o2 oxygenates the skin and helps
to clean skin (skin is porous and builds upon waste
excretion). Hydrogen peroxide also kills fungus and other
micro-organisms that live on and just below skin surface.
There is no harmful side effects possible as h2o2 is
No one pours typical chlorine and bromine pool chemicals into
their bath water believing it healthy.
HOW HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WORKS
AGAINST ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
Hydrogen peroxide has been called
a "kamikaze" or "depth charge" chemical against organic
substances. H2o2 is simply water (h2o) with an extra oxygen
molecule loosely attached (h2o2). When h2o2 contacts any
organic molecule, the contact knocks off the extra oxygen
The result is two fold. First, energy is released. Though
certainly not noticeable at the atomic/molecular level, the
power in "decomposing" h2o2 is so great that hydrogen
peroxide has been used to power rockets into space, powered
the X-15 first subsonic jet and the U.S.S.R. supersonic
attack torpedoes. When the atom breaks free, the kinetic
energy holding that atom is released, resulting in a flash
of steam heat. The first "killing" ability of the h2o2 is to
blow up the organic molecule.
The free oxygen atom then impacts the organic molecule,
resulting in burning the molecule. Organic substances in
contact with pure oxygen "burn" (or more precisely oxidize.)
The combined result is that the organic molecule is blown up
What remains, then, of the
hydrogen peroxide atom? It is now only pure water (h2o2) and
pure oxygen (o). It destroys the organic substance and then
converts itself to pure water and pure oxygen in the
process. However, this action is at the molecular level so
doesn't affect anything but on the microscopic level
There are no toxins in hydrogen
peroxide and it is the pure bio-degrading chemical that can
not build up in your pool or spa. It not only destroys
organic contamination, but also destroys itself in the
process to the two purest and most beneficial chemicals:
pure water and pure oxygen. There are no other elements in
NO TOXINS IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:
H2o2 in pool treatment is
not only neither toxic nor harmful, it actually is good for
your skin by oxygenating skin (rather than bleaching and
As the elements of h2o2 are only pure water and pure oxygen,
it will naturally decompose in its usage cycle for 100%
decomposition into pure and safe atoms of water and oxygen
only. Thus, there is no chemical build up nor conversion to
other chemical compositions.
Pool and Spa usage is the largest volume percentage of our
customers and the most rapidly growing area of sales.
Spa Usage and Costs
We can not imagine anyone
with a spa using any toxic or nauseous chemicals in their
spa. The cost difference makes hydrogen peroxide highly
attractive if all actual costs are figured.
While h2o2 can cost more than other pool chemicals, if you
add the numerous support chemicals, testing, and frequency
of draining the pool to total comparison makes h2o2
less costly. If you try h2o2 in your spa, you will fall in
love with your spa again and never go back to chlorine,
bromine or secret ingredient pool chemicals. The h2o2 will
eliminate the bad smells that come from untreated spa water,
but also has none of the chemical smell of spa treatment
Hydrogen peroxide also can be used in ponds with plants to
reduce algae and micro-organism growth.
The finest commercial
aquariums now use h2o2 to treat their tanks, which contain
sea life inventories valued into the tens and hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Draining and cleaning tanks is
extremely costly, dangerous to sea life that has to be
removed and particularly harmful to plant life that can not
be removed. However, they can not use the toxic chemicals
used for water treatment.
What they found is that h2o2 "attacks" the lowest life forms
first - meaning the micro organisms such as fungus and
bacteria that harms their sea life. Next, the h2o2 will
attack algae and lowest plant life forms.
They cease h2o2 treatment level at that point to avoid harm
to the higher plant, fish and other aquatic life. The h2o2
that remains in the water will quickly decompose to merely
pure water and gaseous oxygen by its interaction with the
organic matter in the tank and U.V. from the display lights
or sunlight if outdoors.
We DO NOT recommend amateur usage of h2o2 in ponds or
aquariums with fish. This requires fairly exact testing of
concentration levels and supervision that is best left to
the professionals in marine life. However, h2o2 treatment is
an outstanding way to minimize algae, fungus and other
infestations growth turning a beautiful pond into a smelly,
cloudy mini swamp.
Safety Questions about 35% food
grade hydrogen peroxide:
peroxide for water treatment has been extremely popular and
preferred across Europe for decades and in greater numbers
each month. It not only poised economic challenge to
the suppliers of pool chemicals (that require more pool
chemicals, refreshing pool chemicals, and then
pump-it-all-out and start again with chemicals - but also
the manufacturers of complex pool systems for usage of such
There is little legitimate criticism to make of hydrogen peroxide,
because in diluted form it is good for your health. Yet the
chlorine and bromine merchants must find reason. As a
result, we have read some very alarmist warnings of the
dangers of hydrogen peroxide. The most common is to read
"Imagine the terrible thing that could happen in a serious
auto accident in which the hydrogen peroxide bottle is
broken!" That is a curious one, given that vehicle also
contains many gallons of explosive gasoline and an impact
would have to be massive to bust a plastic bottle being
driven home. The solution is to transport hydrogen peroxide
(and all other chemicals) in the trunk or back of your
There is a danger factor to 35% hydrogen peroxide concerning
handling that applies to all chemicals in general. It is
highly concentrated and if undiluted will sting a person's
skin. If you spill 35% hydrogen peroxide on you, in a few
seconds your skin will start to sting and to turn white
where contact was made. The "treatment" is to quickly wash
the area off with water or any safe liquid (soda pop or any
other non harmful water based liquid.) Your skin will
continue to sting for a few minutes and will turn light
yellow or white where there was contact. Within half an hour
to an hour, skin color will return to normal. There will be
no scarring and no toxins entered the body as h2o2 has no
Like all liquid chemicals, concentrated hydrogen peroxide can
damage eyes. Unlike other chemicals that are not water
based, flushing the eyes with water not only is the
treatment, but water also dilutes hydrogen peroxide to a
safe concentration level. If highly diluted, h2o2 is safe to
drink and millions of people world wide use hydrogen
peroxide as an internal health supplement (it must be VERY
diluted) - something not true for nearly all other
35% hydrogen peroxide will not burn or explode. If spilled on the
ground where plants grow, spray it with water to reduce the
concentration and it will benefit the plants and grass.
Gardens and farmers use hydrogen peroxide for house plants,
gardens and commercial farming to oxygenate the soil and
kill harmful micro-organisms.
Once the hydrogen
peroxide is diluted in your pool or spa, there are no safety
issues. When diluted, all danger vanishes. H2o2
contains no poisons or toxins or any harmful substance. It
is water and oxygen. It does not cause cancer. It does not
harm or age skin (it refreshes skin). It does not harm the
liver, brain, nervous system or brain. Hydrogen peroxide in
your pool or spa as the water treatment will not and can not
Once in the pool
or spa, it is 100% safe, completely non harmful and only
beneficial to your health.
issues for typical pool chemicals begin when added to your
pool or spa. You just put poisons in your water. They will
interact with other chemicals and organic substances to make
more toxins. And each time you add pool chemicals, the
concentration of toxins in both the water and surrounding
air equally increases. Those toxins and poisons harm you.
They can slowly kill you. The air around your pool or spa,
and therefore around your home, also contains these toxins
and poisons that you breathe every day and every night. Day
after month after year. Literally, with chlorine and bromine
in the air you are breathing one of the most deadly chemical
combinations that exists and literally has been used in war
as a deadly poisonous gas.
KEEP YOUR POOL OR SPA - GET RID
OF THE CHEMICALS:
For the majority of people, the health damage is very
gradual. However, some people have strong allergic reactions
to some of the chemicals in pool and spa chemicals - or the
chemicals made by those chemicals. Although no
conscious of why, some people will come to so deeply dislike
their spa they will leave them permanently drained or even
throw them away. Others will fill in their pool or sell
their house to buy one without a pool. There no potential of
allergic reaction to hydrogen peroxide.
While concentrated hydrogen peroxide should be stored and
handled with common sense, the true safety distinction is
that h2o2 becomes only beneficial once added to a pool or
spa. Most pool and spa chemicals make their dangerous
aspects when they are put into your water.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IS NOT A RARE,
COUNTER-CULTURE ENVIROMENTALIST NICHE MARKET FOR WATER
Chlorine and Bromine are sold as
pool, spa and hot tub chemicals to people who know little to
nothing about water purification. Hydrogen peroxide is used
by the true professionals. Here are just a few examples of
our own experience:
The Fort Worth, Texas Water Gardens covers many acres. It is
sunken, heavily covered with old trees, and has hundreds of
yards of flowing water, hundreds of feet of water curtains,
ponds and fountains. They do not use chlorine or bromine.
Because the gardens are sunken and the air trapped, chlorine
would have overwhelmed people and killed the cyprus trees
they have there. They use hydrogen peroxide. Because the
area is sunken there is little wind. The fumes of chlorine
or bromine would be unbearable. Those chemicals would kill
the trees. It would stain the stone and brick work.
Instead, with hydrogen peroxide,
there is no smell at all. It will not harm the vegetation or
bleach out the stone and bricks. It is such a perfect system
the only clue the water is treated at all is a hydrogen
peroxide sticker on the door to the small pump room.
When a large local urban water supply (drinking water)
reached levels of toxins and cancer-causing agents, the
pending crisis called in the experts. To try to determine
the cause, they had to test incoming water without chlorine
or bromine to eliminate all the poisons and cancer causing
chemicals they create when they interact with organic
material. To do so, they used hydrogen peroxide (from us) to
kill the organics - thus leaving only the chemicals from the
water - not from the chlorine and bromine. To no surprise,
it was learned that it was the chlorine interacting with
higher than average organic material that was causing the
poisoning of the water.
This is not rare. In our own small community, there have
been two notices in the last year that the water was
dangerously high in cancer causing chemicals - and that the
cause was the chemicals used in the water treatment. To
address this, they had to dramatically cut back on chemical
treatment and instructed people to boil the water before
consuming to kill organic contamination. Note what most
mattered in safety. Nothing could remove the toxic chemicals
- there were the real danger. Boiling would eliminate the
lesser danger of micro-organisms.
Chlorine and bromine are sold to home pool, spa and hot tub
owners on the P.T. Barnum principle: 'There is a sucker
born every minute" and dates back to before the long
term health dangers of harsh chemicals was understood. They
even convince customers that somehow doing so enters the
person into an exact science of water treatment - with
endlessly testing the water's PH factors, adding chemicals,
offset chemicals, balancing chemicals, anti-foaming
chemicals... It is a sucker's play to do so. More than
eliminating organic growth in your pool, you want to avoid
poisonous and toxic chemicals in the water. That seems
obvious. I have no concerns swimming in a river or lake in
terms of organic life in it. My only concern would be if it
has dangerous chemicals. Given the choice between swimming
in a river or swimming in a chemical waste water dump?
Putting poisons and toxic
chemicals in your pool, spa or hot tub and then swimming or
soaking in it is NOT what a rational person knowingly does.
In our opinion, even if you are willing to take the risk, it
would be unethical to put children and grandchildren at such
risk. They have their entire lives ahead of them and do not
need toxic, dna damaging and cancer causing complex
chemically permanently in their body's fatty tissues.
SAFE FOR YOUR POOL OR SPA FILTER
Some pool and spa chemical
suppliers and Internet retailers warn that hydrogen peroxide
will damage the pump and/or filtration system. Is this true?
The answer is no, maybe, and no.
Hydrogen peroxide in a concentrated form can damage
natural rubber and certain metal (silver). Nearly all pools
and spas use plastic, steel, synthetic "rubber", fiberglass
and stainless steel. Those would not be harmed by any
concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
The answer is "maybe" if natural rubber is used AND if you
have the mindset of the chemical merchants. Their view of
water treatment is that you pour powerful chemicals into
your pool to remain permanently in the water. As those turn
to other chemicals, you then should add more chemical.
Finally, when the chemical soup is so out-of-wack and awful,
you should pump it all out and start with a new chemical
soup and repeat the process.
There is no rationality if following that apparent love of
chemicals in usage of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide
will kill the organics - and convert itself to pure water
and pure oxygen in doing so. What hydrogen peroxide remains
will also convert to water and oxygen over the next few days
by reaction to the U.V. in sunlight. No only does h2o2 purge
your pool of organic contamination, it also then purges your
pool of itself. There is no increasingly chemical build up
Most who use h2o2 for their pool add it at night, turn off
the pump and forget about it. Across the night the atoms of
h2o2 will destroy micro-organisms. The next day, the sun
will reduce the h2o2 concentration further. The pool owner
can turn on the pump anytime.
Most bleaches, chlorine and pool chemicals also harm rubber -
and unlike h2o2 they also build up chemical film and
clogging build up. So IF you have natural rubber fittings
and IF you pour in lots of h2o2 over and over like other
pool chemicals, it could damage your seals, fittings and
pump like other pool chemicals ultimately do.
So then the final "no", not if you use h2o2 as h2o2,
rather than like other pool and spa chemicals - meaning
always building up the level of chemicals in your water.
TERRIBLY FOULED POOLS AND
Some pools and spas are neglected for months and even years,
resulting in terrible levels of growth fouling. As the pool
or spa dries out time to time, this also forms a thick
crust, like a contaminated ship bottom. A high concentration
of hydrogen peroxide will kill the growth and even will
remove surface layers of it, but will not remove dense dead
growth on the pool surfaces. This would allow renewed usage
of the pool without further growth from the fouled surfaces,
but there would still be the unsightly appearance.
There are rare instances where this is desirable, however, in
the instance of decorative ponds or "pond pools" in which
the pool is stone lined or otherwise made to look like a
natural pond in a natural setting. Having a natural
appearing pond or pool, but also with clear and clean water,
is a challenge not met by pool chemicals.
PONDS, POND POOLS (swimming holes)
AND LIVING POOLS
natural appearance effect, the pond or natural appearance
pool is deliberately allowed to foul. Then the "green
growth" is hydrogen peroxide killed to prevent further
growth. From that point, the water is h2o2 treated. This
allows crystal clear and clean water, but without the
antiseptic swimming pool appearance.
It is possible to have a safe swimming pond or pool with
plant growth using h2o2. However, this does take paying
attention to some detail to avoid too high and too low
levels. This will be unique to each pond. H2o2 will destroy
small organisms first and then the higher (or larger) life
forms. Thus, in a living pond or pool the level of h2o2
usage is sporadic. A high concentration level of h2o2 is
used (usually for half a day) and then the level reduced to
very low to sustain maintenance, but not damage the plants.
Very small trace amounts of h2o2 are beneficial to nearly
POOL SIDE PLANT LIFE
struggle to keep plant life around a pool where water is
splashed or spilled on the plants or grass areas. Pool
chemicals kill plants. While concentrated hydrogen peroxide
also would be harmful to plants, the level of dilution of
pool water is beneficial to plants. Gardeners and farmers
use hydrogen peroxide for soil treatment and even plant
watering water. The benefit is so great that if you do
drain an hydrogen peroxide treated pool or spa, you can do
so onto grass and for plant and tree watering.
There is no pool chemical that can honestly say it would help
your plants and yard if you poured pool water on it. The
only exception is a hydrogen peroxide treated pool.
The not-too-secret secret about
your 35% Bath, Pool & Spa Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide -
The ONLY difference between our 35%
Bath, Pool & Spa Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is 1.) the
label and 2.) the price. It is 100% identical.
Our 35% Bath, Pool & Spa Food Grade
Hydrogen Peroxide is in all ways exactly 100% the same as
our other Certified 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide and
both can be used for identical purposes.
It is bottled at exactly the same
time in exactly the same bottles and jugs. It is shelved and
refrigerated together until your order is filled. All our
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is stored refrigerated from
when it is filled until the day your order is filled and
shipped - allowing 7 days to settle (lack of the
dangerous stabilizers in many other industrial grades
requires a settling period after filling).
If the order is for "Bath, Pool &
Spa," that is the label put on the bottle or jug. That is
the ONLY difference - the label -
and the lower price of course.
Once You switch to food grade
hydrogen peroxide for their bath, pool or spa YOU WILL NEVER
go back to chlorine and bromine. The difference is dramatic.
The odor of the chemicals is gone. You don't feel like you
were swimming or soaking in chemicals and you leave
refreshed - rather than bleached. The water is sweet and
actually good for your skin.
So this is a way to give our bath,
pool and spa users - who do become repeat customers - a
price break for being repeat customer. How do we know you
will become a repeat customer? You'll know as soon as you
make the switch.
DO YOU WANT TO LOVE
USING YOUR SPA AGAIN?
Hydrogen peroxide is a working element that will convert
itself to pure water and pure oxygen as it does it's task,
meaning it does have to be replenished time to time. But
does not diminish with time. It will last virtually until
you change your spa water - which will be very rare if you
use hydrogen peroxide to treat it. So Sea Soak is an
EXCEPTION value that provide benefit last a VERY long time
without replenishing it.
Sea Soak is a combination of high mineral content
imported salts specific for soaking and magnesium, while the
hydrogen peroxide as the added benefit of oxygenating your
skin, kills the mites, fungus and bacteria on your skin and
removing some of the dead skin we all accumulate that clogs
The minerals of Sea Soak are GREAT for your skin and
the magnesium truly relaxes your muscles. DON'T FALL ASLEEP
IN YOUR HOT TUB. Seriously!
To Read About Sea Soak CLICK HERE
HOW TO USE HYDROGEN
PEROXIDE IN YOUR POOL OR SPA?
For a spa, we do recommend you drain it to get rid of all
chemicals. However, h2o2 will not adversely interact with
current pool chemicals and some will transition to h2o2
usage. If your pool is highly organically fouled, you may
want to use a much higher initial level of h2o2 to kill the
organics, drain this, and then go to the same maintenance
levels as for a pool.
For a pool, it is not necessary to drain the pool if you do
not want to until when you would regularly drain the pool
while using pool chemicals. Or you may want to transition to
h2o2 at that time. Hydrogen peroxide will not have any
adverse reaction or interaction with pool chemicals. The
level of h2o2 suggested below will vary by the amount of
organic material that comes into the water (leaves, dust)
and by pool usage that then also brings contaminating
organics into the water. Within the context of the water
volume in a swimming pool, increasing concentration to
address high pool usage or high organic content can not
reach a harmful level no matter how high a concentration you
decide to use.
For specific usages instructions on how to use 35% Food
Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in your bath, pool or spa,
Click here to go to the
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide page - also the order page
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