It’s well-known that water chlorination can be a literal life-saver. When it was introduced to public water supplies across Europe and the United States, it effectively ended the epidemic spread of such waterborne diseases like cholera and dysentery. These illnesses used to claim hundreds of thousands of lives annually, but thanks to the chlorination of water supplies are now relatively rare in developed nations.

Does water chlorination have a downside? Some would say yes. One of the primary concerns is the irritation that chlorinated water can cause to both surfaces it encounters and the human body. However, research has found that often, this irritation is caused not by the chlorine itself, but by another culprit.

Making Safe Water Harder Than It Needs to Be

The problem with chlorine that is introduced to most pool water and many municipal water supplies is that it comes from chlorine salts, tablets or other dissolvable products. While these products work well to bring chlorine into the water – releasing it into its original, liquid form as the solids melt – those dissolved solids remain in the water. They cause what is known as the “hardening” of the water, making it more likely to create buildup or film on surfaces it encounters and to irritate eyes, skin and the overall systems of the human body.

A Softer Approach

With the addition of dissolved solids in water being so obviously problematic, it’s no wonder why many people – from pool owners to city councilmen looking to improve the quality of public water supply – search for alternative methods for water sterilization. One of the best available is the use of chlorine gas as opposed to dissolvable chlorine salts or solids.

Gas chlorination systems boast several advantages over other approaches to sterilization. Some of these include:

  • Softer water. The buildup of dissolved solids in your water that causes it to become hard – and causes the myriad issues related to hard water – can be avoided entirely by using gas chlorination.

  • Less irritation to skin, eyes and the body’s systems that can be caused by the dissolved solids associated with other chlorination methods.

  • It’s still chlorine. Nothing on earth kills bacteria and makes water safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and swimming as chlorine does. With a gas chlorination system, you can continue to enjoy safe, clean water, without the drawbacks of using dissolved solid chlorine products.

When it’s time to clean a large amount of water, whether it’s for a public pool or an entire public water supply, consider gas chlorination as a safer, cleaner, softer approach. Contact Capco Water Solutions Pvt.Ltd provider of water treatment solutions today and see how you can offer your customers or citizens these advantages at affordable pricing, and with easy-to-use equipment. You’ll love the way your water feels – but germs and bacteria won’t!