Is There A Way To Keep A Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals? 

This blog post will be about how to keep your pool clean without using chemicals. As we all know, there are many health risks associated with owning a pool. This is why it's so important to keep it as clean as possible. Many people have turned away from chlorine due to the harmful side effects and tried different methods instead, such as saltwater pools or solar filters - but these can take up much more time than any regular maintenance routine, which has had some homeowners resorting back to chlorine after trying something else first! It really depends on what type of water chemistry is best for your family because everyone has different needs in terms of cleanliness and maintenance.

For natural solutions to pool cleaning, try using natural homemade swimming pool cleaners instead of chemicals. Some natural ingredients are baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar or hydrogen peroxide - all items that can be found in the kitchen pantry! There is always a natural solution out there no matter what your problem might be.

Why should pool owners opt to use natural cleaning solutions for their pools?

  • It helps preserve the environment by using natural products and solutions

  • It saves money on costly maintenance and cleanup

  • It enhances their pool's sparkling, clean appearance with natural ingredients

  • Eliminates the use of chemicals or other harmful substances

  • Maintain a cleaner and healthier pool water environment for you and your family 

  • Keep your swimming area safe from pollutants


Replace chlorine with salt by turning on the water at a slow trickle (about one gallon) while dumping two gallons of table-grade salt into the skimmer basket every hour until it's fully dissolved. It will take about 24 hours to convert from chlorine to salt so this should be done before any other chemical treatments are added like algae remover or lime shock treatment if needed for algae prevention or reoccurrence.

Using salt is good for many reasons such as:

  • No chlorine smell—stays fresh and clean

  • Safe for all swimmers, no red eyes or dry skin

  • One month supply of salt will cover a pool that holds 10,000 gallons

  • Halts algae growth by killing it at the root


Salt is natural and biodegradable, so it won't have any adverse effects on the pool's ecosystem or environment if dumped into a natural body of water like a lake or river that drains to other bodies of water. The only drawback is getting used to the smell as salt doesn't mask odors as well as chlorine but this will eventually dissipate over time with repeated use.

Baking soda in cleaning pools: Add three tablespoons baking soda for every gallon of pool water (or about 20 oz per 500 gallons) at low speed while the pump system circulates through your filter before shutting off clean-up cycles by using an alarm timer, then wait 24 hours before reopening pool operation mode again after adding more baking soda.


Benefits of using baking soda:

  • Baking soda is a chemical compound that has not been known to have any negative effects on water in terms of circulation

  • Reduces the smell and taste of chlorine from pools

  • Removes stains, dirt and grime from pool surfaces using its abrasive properties


It’s not surprising that more pool owners are opting to use natural solutions and products on their pools. They provide a number of benefits, including low cost maintenance, environmentally-friendly ingredients, and the elimination of harmful chemicals or substances from your swimming area. Plus they help keep you safe by maintaining cleaner water for all swimmers in the pool. If this sounds like something you want to explore further, call a professional pool cleaning service today!

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