Swimming Pools

Chlorinated disinfection by-products (DBPs) in swimming pools are a known health concern, being suspicious for causing allergies, respiratory infections and some forms of cancer. An adequate way to reduce DBPs in swimming pools is the use of UV light and especially medium pressure lamp or the addition of ozone.

Swimming pool UV systems deactivate bacteria, viruses, molds and their spores drastically, reducing the risk of infection to bathers while initiating photochemical and photo-oxidation reactions which destroy chloramines, the compounds responsible for unpleasant smell in pools. In the interaction with chemical and mechanical treatment of water, UV disinfection becomes a very important element for maintaining the desired water quality.