Chloramines are formed in a swimming pool when chlorine reacts with ammonia and organic matter in swimming pool water typically entering through swimmers’ bodies. This reaction forms various complex chemicals called chloramines. While there are different types of chloramines, they continue to accumulate in pool water. Typical “pool smell” indicates likelihood of presence of chloramines in the pool.
Health effects & risks of Chloramines range from skin and eye irritation to cancers of skin and digestive system.
Indoor pools are particularly susceptible to Chloramines contamination of the air above the pool. Young children, the elderly and persons with lower immunity are particularly susceptible to asthma and breathing difficulties caused by Chloramines.
Powerful UV lamps used in Advance UV units break down the molecular bonds in chloramines, breaking them down and reducing the chloramines levels in pool water and the air above pool.
Advance ADV-FM™ Series delivers high UV dose levels to destroy chloramines levels in pool water and as a result, the air above indoor pools. Advance ADV-FT™ Series is designed with high intensity polychromatic lamps with peaks UV intensities at multiple wavelengths which break down the bonds between Chloramines molecules.