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 Post subject: Spa and Pool Chlorine discovery --> active ingredients
Post Posted: Feb 15, 2017 3:31 pm 
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I wanted to share a life changing discovery that I made while trying to figure out what was causing my husband's constant itching.

We have a spa and are in it almost every night of the year. It is our time to unwind, to have the "how was your day?" talks. My husband started getting very itchy. We changed laundry detergents to hypoallergenic one to washing with no soap at all. We changed the spa water (we change it every month anyway). He started using lotion on his itchy spots to see if dry skin was adding to the problem.

The problem has ended.

We have a WindRiver spa and it does not need "constant" sanitizing. We add 1/2 tablespoon of chlorine when we get out and push the clean up motor button and that is all it needs based on the design of the system. A brand we get online smells really strong and it seemed to have some correlation with his itching. We switched to one sold at Ace. Things seemed better. I decided to look at the active ingredients in the chlorine we use.


The chlorine that causes skin irritation contains sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione.

The chlorine that DOES NOT cause skin irritation contains calcium hypochlorite.

As a matter of fact, even just smelling the two different bottles presents very different response. The first one smells very “chemically” and basically stinks and the second one smells clean and pleasant. So we will continue to ONLY use chlorine with the active ingredient of calcium hypochlorite.

We do think his itching problem was a combination of all three things, but predominantly, the chlorine active ingredient.

Here is an interesting article on the subject.
https://www.watersafetymagazine.com/chl ... -the-same/


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Sodium hypochlorite is common bleach.

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yes, the article talks about this as being one of the five different forms. different ones for different uses.


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