The dangers of chloramines
Chloramine is a compound formed after the reaction of chlorine and the pollution brought by the bather
Chlorination of water is a very effective way of disinfecting water. Easy to implement and representing a low operating cost, this method of disinfection is the most used and is the only one authorized by the Regional Health Agencies.
However, in recent years, the drawbacks of this efficient technique are the subject of particular attention: during the chlorination of water, toxic chemicals for health are formed
Chlorine reacts with the pollution brought by swimmers, and in particular with the constituents of urine and sweat, to form many undesirable by-products such as chloramines (combined chlorine) and organohalogenated compounds such as trihalomethanes (THM).
Chloramines are taken into account in the "combined chlorine" parameter whose concentration in water must be well controlled in order to limit the concentration of trichloramine (NCl3) in the atmosphere of indoor swimming pools. Trichloramine is an extremely volatile chlorination by-product, and is subject to special monitoring because of its high irritancy to the eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
Very recently, "work exposing amine derivatives such as chloramines in swimming pools" are shown in table n ° 66 of occupational diseases "occupational rhinitis and asthma" of the general social security system (decree 2003-110 of 11 February 2003).
The regulation imposes a maximum combined chlorine concentration of 0.6 mg Cl2/L which is sometimes difficult to respect, especially in case of large numbers of visitors.
Why use Solicore™ Chloramines ?
Combined with Solicore™ Piscine cartridges, Solicore™ Chloramines cartridges, made of activated carbon, allow you to remove chloramine from your water in a natural way and without chemical reaction.
The cartridges are placed in the sand filter and have to be renewed every 4 months.
They are sized according to the size of your pool and your filtration rate.
They can significantly reduce the water turnover and of course be in the rate imposed by the regulation of 0.6 mg/L combined chlorine.