UV-C light is a very powerful germicide. It deactivates and renders harmless waterborne pathogens that are completely unaffected by chlorine based disinfectants. Examples of dangerous pathogens (viruses and cysts) neutralized by UV-C light are Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia; chlorine will not affect these. UV-C is effective against all microorganisms for example also the Pseudomonas, papillomavirus and e-coli. A secondary disinfectant must be added to the water to ensure that the water actually in the pool is disinfectant as well as disinfected. The most commonly used secondary disinfectants are chlorine based chemicals. UV-C kills destroys the chloramines (The smell of pool water changes to better. This is because of the lack of chloramines in the pool). As a by-product of the disinfection process, chlorine combines with bathers’ body fluids in the pool water and form chloramines. Chloramines are unpleasant substances that cause eye, skin and nose irritation, breathing d
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