UV Pool Filters Minimize Environmental Impact


1 June 2024

We all know the feeling of being in an over-chlorinated pool - chlorine-smelling hair, red eyes, THE WORST! By using a UV filtration system - the gorgeous pool that is the centerpiece of Drift Away Lodge won't leave you ( or the environment with that yucky chlorine feeling!)

Here are some other positive impacts of a UV filter:

  • Reduced Chemical Usage: UV pool filters diminish the necessity for chemical disinfectants like chlorine and bromine by utilizing ultraviolet light to neutralize bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. This approach helps maintain clean water without the usual high levels of chemicals, thereby decreasing the release of chemicals into the environment, especially during pool water discharge.
  • Decreased Chemical Byproducts: By minimizing the formation of harmful byproducts, such as chloramines, UV light sanitization not only enhances sanitation effectiveness but also reduces irritants to swimmers and environmental harm, fostering a safer and more eco-friendly pool environment.
  • Lower Energy Consumption: Although UV pool filters require electricity to function, they are generally more energy-efficient in the long term compared to the energy expended on the production, transportation, and continuous addition of chemical disinfectants. Furthermore, UV systems can help alleviate the strain on pool heaters and pumps caused by maintaining proper chemical balance.
  • Water Conservation: UV systems enhance water quality and reduce the frequency of water changes. By extending the cleanliness of water, pools equipped with UV filtration systems can minimize water wastage, preserving this valuable natural resource.
  • Safer Pool Environment: UV filtration enhances swimmer safety by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals and their byproducts, thereby promoting better health and well-being, and decreasing the likelihood of chemical-related issues and accidents.
  • Sustainability: UV pool filters offer an effective and eco-friendly alternative to chemical sanitization, contributing to the overall sustainability of pool maintenance practices and endorsing the adoption of greener technologies in the pool industry.

At Drift Away Lodge, we do our best to limit our impact on the delicate, diverse environment in Guanacaste.