Product Description: Guardian Of Eden Pool & Spa Hydrogen Peroxide - Rating +++++
GUARDIAN OF EDEN
Pool & Spa
Are you developing a love-hate relationship with your swimming pool?
Do you keep telling yourself that you should use your pool or spa more often for all you spent on it - but don't?
Feel tired and worn rather than refreshed after being in your pool, spa or hot tub?
Are you tired of the smell of chemicals?
The two most common pool and spa chemicals are chlorine and bromine.
These are two exorbitantly deadly toxins.Known Chlorine Dangers:
* Chlorine combines with natural organic matter decaying vegetation to form potent cancer causing trihalomethanes (THM’s)
* Collectively include such carcinogens as chloroforms, bromoforms carbon tectachloride, bischlorothane and other cancer causing agents
* The level of chlorine in swimming pools is over 1,000% the level deemed minimally safe by the EPA in water
* Causes atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
* Causes skin to prematurely age
* Damages the human eye
* Causes bladder, breast, testicular, bladder, colon, or rectal and bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma
* Damages lung tissue
* Causes acne, psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema
* Converts to dioxins - the most dangers of cancer causing chemicals and which build up permanently within a person's body
causes infertility and birth defects
* Damages the nervous system permanently
"Chlorine is so dangerous" according to PhD biologist/chemist Dr. Herbert Schwartz," that it should be banned. Putting chlorine in water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and physical are conditions attributable to chlorine treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of aging such as hardening of the arteries."
Dr. Stephen Askin wrote: "The real issue is not just how toxic chlorine itself is but how the unintended by-products of chlorine (organochlorines and dioxins) remain in the environment. They are persistent in the environment; they do not break down readily and therefore bio-accumulate. This can create a very serious health problem; the dioxins and other toxic chemicals accumulate in the fatty tissues. These contaminants are also hormone disrupters because they mimic estrogen. The EPA has observed and documented hormonal imbalance, suppressed immune systems, reproductive infertility and alterations in fetal development of animals. In viewing the big picture, these factors are perhaps the most frightening results from the widespread use of chlorine."
In Super Nutrition for Healthy Hearts Dr Richard Passwater shows how "the origin of heart disease is akin to the origin of cancer" Chlorination could very well be a key factor linking these two major diseases. Chlorine creates THM's and haloforms. These potent chemical pollutants can trigger the production of excess free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause cell damage. Excess free radicals can cause normal smooth muscle cells in the arterial wall to go haywire, to mutate. The fibrous plaque consequently formed is essentially a benign tumor. Unfortunately, this tumor is linked with the origin of heart disease."
Is Bromine a safe alternative?Known Bromine Dangers:
* If spilled on skin it produces painful sores
* Has strong unpleasant odor
* Is Toxic
* Converts to dichlorobromomethane, bromoform and bromate
* The Metropolitan Emergency Response Network defines dichlorobromomethan as particularly dangerous and harmful (see below)
Vapor will attack the eyes and lungs
* Causes cancer
* Damages skin
* Damages the liver
* Causes depression and brain damage
* Damages the nervous system and muscles
* Bromine vapors are known to reduce male sperm count, causes malformed sperm resulting in birth defects and causes male infertility
* Maximum safety precautions should be used when handling it
The Metropolitan Emergency Response Network advises: "Dichlorobromomethane should be handled as a CARCINOGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION. * Exposure can irritate the eyes, nose and throat. Higher levels can irritate the lungs and may cause you to become dizzy, light-headed and to pass out. Could cause death. * Repeated exposures affects the liver. * Contact can irritate the skin."
EVEN WORSE, some pool and spa suppliers urge using both chlorine and bromine together - which doubles their sales. Combining chlorine and bromine is the second most powerful cancer-causing liquid mixture only surpassed by drinking highly radioactive liquids.
When combined, chlorine and bromine make 97 carcinogens, 82 mutagens, 28 acute and chronic toxic contaminants and 23 tumor promoters. Many of these complex chemicals resulting from the conversion of chlorine and bromine to other chemicals permanently accumulate in a person's body fat. Each time exposed, the level of carcinogens, mutagens, toxins and tumor promoters increases. With each increase, the risk of cancer increases to a point of it no longer is a question of if the person will develop cancer. It is only a question of how soon. Each exposure from that point means sooner than before.
To dive into a swimming pool and claim "see, I'm ok" is no different that a person holding up radioactive material making the same claim. Both cause permanent carcinogens and health damaging elements permanently with the person's body - primarily in body fat. The more the exposure, the higher the level becomes.
Who makes such a claim? Essentially every chemist, doctors in the field of environmental toxins, the EPA, medical researchers, and essentially all health professionals and experts in the fields of cancer and toxins, except those employed by the chemical manufacturers of chlorine and bromine.
Chlorine also is the number one cause of household poisoning and is particularly dangerous to children.
The sellers of chlorine as a safe household pool chemical and declaring that hydrogen peroxide is a danger if carried in a car that is in a massive auto accident, are side-stepping a fact. Beyond the extreme health dangers and damaged caused by chlorine used in water, it also is the single most dangerous of all chemicals to have at home. For instance, in 1997, 217,989 calls to the Poison Control Center. Of those calls, 62,023 were about chlorine. So, that means that 28.4 percent of all calls were related to poisonings by chlorine products. What's even more important, most of those calls were about children under 6 years old.
The difference in the killing factor of chlorine and bromine compared to hydrogen peroxide is clear. Chlorine and bromine are two of the most deadly poisons in existence, both in immediately killing power and long term killing power on the dna and cellular systems. These toxins kill everything, including people. Hydrogen peroxide kills micro-organisms by over oxidizing them with too much oxygen. Oxygen is not toxic in any manner. Hydrogen peroxide is water and oxygen, the two most essential and beneficial elements to human life. The contrast is between the two of the most deadly chemicals and one of the most beneficial.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
The health damage of chlorine and bromine are cumulative. The younger the person, the more likely they will develop serious, permanent or fatal disease, birth defects of their own children and the other extremely harmful health effects. Compounding this is that young children tend to swallow more water in a swimming pool.
While you may be so old that filling your body with permanent toxins and dioxins increasingly is a risk you will continue to take, it is unthinkable to have children swimming in such water with the long terms devastating health damage well known.
One recent study revealed that a non-smoker with a chlorinated pool is over twice as likely to develop cancer as a heavy smoker without a pool. The high number of pools and spas in the United States may well be the reason that cancer rates in deaths in the United States generally are 200% to 600% higher than other countries, with similar differences in many other degenerative diseases. Many Americans are putting toxic waste pits of the most powerful toxins and carcinogens in the world in their backyards and then swimming in it.
VAPOR DANGERS: The dangers of chlorine and bromine are not only within the water, but the vapor from the water. The air from such a pool or spa subjects those around it and the household near it to continuous breathing of such a damaging chemical mixture. Carbon, paper filter and ionic air filters will not remove these chemicals from the air you breathe. The harmful air vapors surrounding a chlorine and bromine treated pool or spa make it a 24-7 health damage.
CONTRADICTING CONCEPTS OF THE ECONOMICS OF PERSONAL HEALTH:
It is amazing to see people drinking $1 bottles of water to avoid tap water sitting beside a chlorine and bromine treated swimming. A swim in that pool equals more than 1 year of drinking chlorinated water and has 10 times the number of toxins and carcinogens at thousands of times the level of tap water.
I came across a web site of a Baquacil salesman who gave dire warnings not to use hydrogen peroxide because a person could be in a terrible auto accident while transporting it. Instead, he urges using the "Baquacil(R)" system, which is a brand name, claiming it uses not harmful chemicals.
Exploring the Baquacil(R) company web site, they will not divulge what chemicals are in their long list of chemicals to use with their system. Somehow refusing to identify what chemicals are in their products does not lead to a rational conclusion that the unknown ingredients are safe. I never trust any product where the company will not state what chemicals are in their product.
One of their pool chemicals is only described as a "polymeric"
What does this mean? A polymeric chemical, or polymer, is a "chemical compound with high molecular weight consisting of a number of structural units linked together by covalent bonds (see chemical bond). The simple molecules that may become structural units are themselves called monomers; two monomers combine to form a dimer, and three monomers, a trimer. A structural unit is a group having two or more bonding sites. A bonding site may be created by the loss of an atom or group, such as H or OH, or by the breaking up of a double or triple bond, as when ethylene, H2C[double bond]CH2, is converted into a structural unit for polyethylene, -H2C-CH2-. In a linear polymer, the structural units are connected in a chain arrangement and thus need only be bifunctional, i.e., have two bonding sites. When the structural unit is trifunctional (has three bonding sites), a nonlinear, or branched, polymer results. Ethylene, styrene, and ethylene glycol are examples of bifunctional monomers, while glycerin and divinyl benzene are both polyfunctional. Polymers containing a single repeating unit, such as polyethylene, are called homopolymers. Polymers containing two or more different structural units, such as phenol-formaldehyde, are called copolymers. All polymers can be classified as either addition polymers or condensation polymers. An addition polymer is one in which the molecular formula of the repeating structural unit is identical to that of the monomer, e.g., polyethylene and polystyrene. A condensation polymer is one in which the repeating structural unit contains fewer atoms than that of the monomer or monomers because of the splitting off of water or some other substance, e.g., polyesters and polycarbonates. Many polymers occur in nature, such as silk, cellulose, natural rubber, and proteins. In addition, a large number of polymers have been synthesized in the laboratory, leading to such commercially important products as plastics, synthetic fibers, and synthetic rubber. Polymerization, the chemical process of forming polymers from their component monomers, is often a complex process that may be initiated or sustained by heat, pressure, or the presence of one or more catalysts"
"Polymeric" is not an ingredient. It is a word meaning "pertaining to polymers". What polymer(s)?
What are polymers? Polyethylene is a polymer - a particularly deadly one. So is polycarbonates. The list of polymers chemicals include chemicals such as formaldehyde, styrene and ethylene. The technical meaning is "a chemical compound with high molecular weight consisting of a number of structural units linked together by covalent bonds." So the only thing we know of one of their chemicals is that it contains a highly complex, artificially produced composite chemical often - but not always - containing dangerous chemicals. Maybe there is a very good reason Baquacil(R) will not divulge the ingredients of its "perfectly safe" system.
Other Baquacil(R) chemicals are equally secretive and concerning.
They including one that is an "algaecide". Algaecide is not an ingredient, it is an adverb meaning it kills algae. Roundup and spray weed killer is an algaecide. Agent orange used in Vietnam is an algaecide. So is chlorine and bromine. Salt is an algaecide.
Baquacil(R)'s next pool chemical has the ingredient of "A non chlorine oxidizer used to oxidize organic compounds." What is the oxidizer? It could be hydrogen peroxide. Or 1 of about 1,000 other chemicals.
Another is the undefined "Chemical used to tie-up dissolved metals, preventing discoloration of pool water and staining of pool sides and bottom"
Still another is "An acid based liquid cleaner" There are thousands of acids. It could be orange juice. It could be hydrochloric or cyanide acid.
Rather than go through the long list of chemicals they sell for their system, each of the Baquacil(R) chemicals in their list does not state any actual contents or ingredients.
This is not to state that their chemicals are dangerous, rather that it is secretive and unknown to consumers. Yet it is reason to be concerned when a company boosts how safe their chemicals are, and then will not give a clue what chemicals actually are in their products.
The material below tells an alternative pool and spa water treatment method that is growing geometrically in popularity.
Sampling of pool and spa supply retail outlets:
We found no pool or spa supply outlets offer 35% hydrogen peroxide. though have been told they are out there.
We did find a few that said they have it, but then actually tried to sell us another product "just like" or "better than" 35% hydrogen peroxide in a switch and bait style. This was particularly true of searching the Internet. The listing would state it offered hydrogen peroxide for pools and spas, but then would give alarmist reasons not to do so and try to talk the reader back into intense usage of chemicals.
This is most likely due to the huge mark-up in relatively cheap pool chemicals with unlimited shelf life. This also possibly is due to the little to no equipment necessary to use hydrogen peroxide (meaning little equipment and equipment maintenance to sell) and lack of knowledge of h2o2 for pools and spas. If a customer switches to hydrogen peroxide, they will not longer be making frequent trips to the pool and spa supply store. Other than for an occasional solid material filter, the need to go to the supply store vanishes. Why would a supply store sell you a product that makes them otherwise irrelevant?
Why people switch to h2o2 for their pools and spas:
One reason is to answer a simple question: Why don't you use your pool or spa more than you do? How often do you think of using it, but then somehow just don't?
While some switch for reasons of personal health (pool chemicals are very harmful), most have a more basic reason. They want to enjoy using their pool or spa.
The main reason people with pools and spas quickly come to rarely actually use - or even sit by - their pool or spa is an instinctive health repulsion your body recognizes, even though you do not consciously recognize the danger. The water and area smells like chemicals. The water stings your eyes and turns them red. Skin turns white to deep layers and for some can just be peeled off.
People familiar with h2o2 treatment of pools and spas will not use toxic pool chemicals. To no surpass, there are people who do not want to relax or swim in toxic chemicals or breathe toxic fumes. Rather, they want to relax is pure, healthy, and clean water.
It also is increasingly understood that the "relatively safe" (as often called) pool chemicals interact with other chemicals and organics that enter a pool or spa, the chemical composition of the pool chemicals change to even more dangerous and harmful chemicals. The list is long and varies for different pool chemicals. Included are chemicals known to cause cancer and known to cause lung, liver and brain damage. Some are very complex molecular structures. Others are simple and obvious.
When any organic life form is destroyed, a result is the formation of ammonia. Most pool chemicals contain chlorine or bleach (or derivatives). Bleach and ammonia combined form chlorine gas, which also is what was used in death penalty gas chambers and in WWI chemical weapons.
The chemicals also continue to build up with each treatment by pool chemicals, because the working chemicals have converted to other non working and more dangerous forms. Quickly, the pool becomes a toxic chemical trench, rather than the pure water swimming pond hoped for. The combinations and complexities of the toxins chemicals would kill a person within seconds and destroy their body as in a vat of acid were it not so highly diluted by the water in your pool. Instead, it only burns your eyes, wrinkles your skin, and possibly kills you slowly across time.
This is why most people often plan to use their pool or spa, but do not. They come to start telling themselves that they should use their pool and spa more often out of some sense of duty to use the thing they paid so much money for and some sense of guilt - almost like a person saying "I should go to church more often". Of course, pools and spas are not about duty, they are suppose to be about pleasure and cleanliness. This also is why most people reject offers to come over and swim in their pool.
The subconscious mind is very survival oriented. Just like it will know that gasoline fumes are harmful and drinking gasoline would be harmful, it also is putting up powerful resistance to using the pool of chemicals or even being around the fumes of it.
Some people switch to h2o2 for their pool or spa because they are health conscious. However, most switch because their pool or spa is more enjoyable to use and be around for whatever reasons that is.
To understand the "smell" benefits of hydrogen peroxide over dirty water with organic waste in it or the smell of chemicals in a treated pool or spa is to understand what hydrogen peroxide is and what it does in nature.
Hydrogen peroxide is the atom h2o2. This means it has water (h2o) and an extra oxygen molecule that is attached. It is a liquid. However, it also is only semi-stable. Contact with organic substances of any kind, with a short list of minerals or U.V. light (such as sunlight) causes it to decompose. This means it releases the extra oxygen molecule in gaseous form of 100% pure oxygen (oxygen is a gas with a free atom) and what remains is 100% pure water.
Pure oxygen is extreme toxic to micro-organisms. Essentially, it burns them. If you have ever been on an oxygen tube in a hospital, you may remember that if the oxygen level was turned up too high, your nose would start to burn. While oxygen is extremely beneficial, if the level is too high it causes organic substances to burn (actually they "rust", but I will avoid chemistry in detail.) Hydrogen peroxide also is a charged atom, very movement active.
On the atomic level, h2o2 will kill simple organisms on the molecular level. It does so by decomposing to pure water and pure oxygen when contacting organic substances of any kind. In a pool or spa, it acts similar to the human immune system, in which immunity system cells attack foreign objections, but do not harm the larger life form (you.) This is how h2o2 works. It uses pure oxygen against micro-organisms.
The Lightning Example:
In nature, hydrogen peroxide appears only in trace amounts and only briefly.
Hydrogen peroxide can be found in trace amounts sometimes in fast moving mountain streams for complex mineral/magnetic/movement energy., '
When hydrogen peroxide is primary created in nature is by lightning.
During a hard electrical storm, particularly at night, the air will come to have a crisp smell to it. It is not just that the air is electrically charged, it also has increasing trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide. In pure form, hydrogen peroxide "stings" whatever organic substance it touches. Pure hydrogen peroxide can exist only momentarily in nature and can not be artificially produced. Produced hydrogen peroxide is in levels of concentration (ratio of hydrogen peroxide to water). That very slight stinging sensation makes the air seem crisp.
After an electrical storm, when the clouds clear a bit or the sun comes up at sunrise, the air will smell almost sweet, somewhat damp and a bit heavy, though in an attractive way. The trace amounts of pure hydrogen peroxide had destroyed (burned) massive amounts of fungus, bacteria, and dead organic dust (most dust is not from dirt, but dead cells). With the U.V. light from the clearing clouds or sunrise, the hydrogen peroxide decomposes to atoms of pure water vapor and pure gaseous oxygen. Thus the air smells cleaner because it is cleaner, damp because of the pure water vapor in individual water atoms and a bit heavy in an attractive way for the higher level of oxygen in the air.
Although subtle, the water in a h2o2 treated pool or spa and the air around it is actually attractive and desirable. Pure water and pure oxygen beneficial to a person as compared to toxic and nauseous chemicals that are repulsive and harmful.
Pool chemicals in bath water for health?
Many people add hydrogen peroxide to their bath and foot bath water for health reasons. H2o2 oxygenates the skin and helps to clean skin (skin is porous and builds upon waste excretion). Hydrogen peroxide also kills fungus and other micro-organisms that live on and just below skin surface. There is no harmful side effects possible as h2o2 is non-toxic.
No one pours typical chlorine and bromine pool chemicals into their bath water believing it healthy.
HOW HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WORKS AGAINST ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
Hydrogen peroxide has been called a "kamikaze" or "depth charge" chemical against organic substances. H2o2 is simply water (h2o) with an extra oxygen molecule loosely attached (h2o2). When h2o2 contacts any organic molecule, the contact knocks off the extra oxygen molecule.
The result is two fold. First, energy is released. Though certainly not noticeable at the atomic/molecular level, the power in "decomposing" h2o2 is so great that hydrogen peroxide has been used to power rockets into space, powered the X-15 first subsonic jet and the U.S.S.R. supersonic attack torpedoes. When the atom breaks free, the kinetic energy holding that atom is released, resulting in a flash of steam heat. The first "killing" ability of the h2o2 is to blow up the organic molecule.
The free oxygen atom then impacts the organic molecule, resulting in burning the molecule. Organic substances in contact with pure oxygen "burn" (or more precisely oxidize. The combined result is that the organic molecule is blown up and burned.
What remains, then, of the hydrogen peroxide atom? It is now only pure water (h2o2) and pure oxygen (o). It destroys the organic substance and then converts itself to pure water and pure oxygen in the process. There are no toxins in hydrogen peroxide and it is the pure bio-degrading chemical that can not build up in your pool or spa. It not only destroys organic contamination, but also destroys itself in the process to the two purest and most beneficial chemicals: pure water and pure oxygen. There are no other elements in hydrogen peroxide.
NO TOXINS IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:
H2o2 in pool treatment is not only neither toxic nor harmful, it actually is good for your skin by oxygenating skin (rather than bleaching and poisoning it).
As the elements of h2o2 are only pure water and pure oxygen, it will naturally decompose in its usage cycle for 100% decomposition into pure and safe atoms of water and oxygen only. Thus, there is no chemical build up nor conversion to other chemical compositions.
Pool and Spa usage is the largest volume percentage of our customers and the most rapidly growing area of sales.
The hydrogen peroxide of our pool and spa packs are IDENTICAL to G.O.E. 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide - the premium source of food grade hydrogen peroxide for internal health usage as a health supplement. G.O.E. prohibits selling any 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide as "food grade" under their name that is more than 30 days old from sealing.
For pool and spa 35% hydrogen peroxide, G.O.E. does not guarantee the contents are less than 30 days old and will allow up to 90 days for gallons stating their usage is for pools and spas. However, it is labeled "Pool and Spa" rather than "Food Grade" for the distinction. Pool and Spa 35% hydrogen peroxide is 100% suitable for any other usage of food grade hydrogen peroxide. Its concentration level at 90 days will be 34.4 to 34.1% and has exactly the same level of purity.
H2o2 never "spoils" or goes bad. However, over time it does "decompose", which means releasing the extra oxygen molecule of its h2o2 composition.
While it can vary depending upon temperature of storage and whether exposed to U.V. light, if properly stored h2o2 will decompose at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2% concentration level per month. As concentration gradually reduces, its rate of decomposition slows.
Pool and Spa 35% hydrogen peroxide is NOT outdated G.O.E. h2o2 food grade hydrogen peroxide that has been relabeled. No bottles are allowed to be changed. Generally it will be as fresh and less than 30 days from sealing. But we are allowed to offer it for sale up to 90 days from being sealed. G.O.E. is very exact on quality standards. The result is unmatched quality, purity and potency at a notably reduced price.
Spa Usage and Costs
I can not imagine anyone with a spa using any toxic or nauseous chemicals in their spa. The cost difference makes hydrogen peroxide highly attractive if all actual costs are figured.
While h2o2 can cost more than other pool chemicals, if you add the numerous support chemicals, testing, and frequency of draining the pool to total comparison makes h2o2 less costly. If you try h2o2 in your spa, you will fall in love with your spa again and never go back to chlorine, bromine or secret ingredient pool chemicals. The h2o2 will eliminate the bad smells that come from untreated spa water, but also has none of the chemical smell of spa treatment chemicals.
Hydrogen peroxide also can be used in ponds with plants to reduce algae and micro-organism growth.
The finest commercial aquariums now use h2o2 to treat their tanks, which contain sea life inventories valued into the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Draining and cleaning tanks is extremely costly, dangerous to sea life that has to be removed and particularly harmful to plant life that can not be removed. However, they can not use the toxic chemicals used for water treatment.
What they found is that h2o2 "attacks" the lowest life forms first - meaning the micro organisms such as fungus and bacteria that harms their sea life. Next, the h2o2 will attack algae and lowest plant life forms.
They cease h2o2 treatment level at that point to avoid harm to the higher plant, fish and other aquatic life. The h2o2 that remains in the water will quickly decompose to merely pure water and gaseous oxygen by its interaction with the organic matter in the tank and U.V. from the display lights or sunlight if outdoors.
We DO NOT recommend amateur usage of h2o2 in ponds or aquariums with fish. This requires fairly exact testing of concentration levels and supervision that is best left to the professionals in marine life. However, h2o2 treatment is an outstanding way to minimize algae, fungus and other infestations growth turning a beautiful pond into a smelly, cloudy mini swamp.
Safety Issues of 35% hydrogen peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide for water treatment has been extremely popular and preferred across Europe for decades and in greater numbers in the U.S.A. each month. It not only poised economic challenge to the suppliers of pool chemicals (that require more pool chemicals, refreshing pool chemicals, and then pump-it-all-out and start again with chemicals - but also the manufacturers of complex pool systems for usage of such chemicals.
There is little legitimate criticism to make of hydrogen peroxide, because in diluted form it is good for your health. Yet the chlorine and bromine merchants must find reason. As a result, we have read some very alarmist warnings of the dangers of hydrogen peroxide. The most common is to read "Imagine the terrible thing that could happen in a serious auto accident in which the hydrogen peroxide bottle is broken!" That is a curious one, given that vehicle also contains many gallons of explosive gasoline and an impact would have to be massive to bust a plastic bottle being driven home. The solution is to transport hydrogen peroxide (and all other chemicals) in the trunk or back of your truck.
There is a danger factor to 35% hydrogen peroxide concerning handling that applies to all chemicals in general. It is highly concentrated and if undiluted will sting a person's skin. If you spill 35% hydrogen peroxide on you, in a few seconds your skin will start to sting and to turn white where contact was made. The "treatment" is to quickly wash the area off with water or any safe liquid (soda pop or any other non harmful water based liquid.) Your skin will continue to sting for a few minutes and will turn light yellow or white where there was contact. Within half an hour to an hour, skin color will return to normal. There will be no scarring and no toxins entered the body as h2o2 has no toxins.
Like all liquid chemicals, concentrated hydrogen peroxide can damage eyes. Unlike other chemicals that are not water based, flushing the eyes with water not only is the treatment, but water also dilutes hydrogen peroxide to a safe concentration level. If highly diluted, h2o2 is safe to drink and millions of people world wide use hydrogen peroxide as an internal health supplement (it must be VERY diluted) - something not true for nearly all other chemicals.
35% hydrogen peroxide will not burn or explode. If spilled on the ground where plants grow, spray it with water to reduce the concentration and it will benefit the plants and grass. Gardens and farmers use hydrogen peroxide for house plants, gardens and commercial farming to oxygenate the soil and kill harmful micro-organisms.
The only safety issue of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide is to avoid splashing it on yourself or in your eyes, and to store it away from children or incompetent adults. Carry it in your trunk if moving it.
Once the hydrogen peroxide is diluted in your pool or spa, there are exactly ZERO safety issues. When diluted, all danger vanishes. H2o2 contains no poisons or toxins or any harmful substance. It is water and oxygen. It does not cause cancer. It does not harm or age skin (it refreshes skin). It does not harm the liver, brain, nervous system or brain. Hydrogen peroxide in your pool or spa as the water treatment will not and can not harm you.
Once in the pool or spa, it is 100% safe, completely non harmful and only beneficial to your health.
The safety issues for typical pool chemicals begin when added to your pool or spa. You just put poisons in your water. They will interact with other chemicals and organic substances to make more toxins. And each time you add pool chemicals, the concentration of toxins in both the water and surrounding air equally increases. Those toxins and poisons harm you. They can slowly kill you. The air around your pool or spa, and therefore around your home, also contains these toxins and poisons that you breathe every day and every night. Day after month after year.
KEEP YOUR POOL OR SPA - GET RID OF THE CHEMICALS:
For the majority of people, the health damage is very gradual. However, some people have strong allergic reactions to some of the chemicals in pool and spa chemicals - or the chemicals made by those chemicals. Although no conscious of why, some people will come to so deeply dislike their spa they will leave them permanently drained or even throw them away. Others will fill in their pool or sell their house to buy one without a pool.
While concentrated hydrogen peroxide should be stored and handled with common sense, the true safety distinction is that h2o2 becomes only beneficial once added to a pool or spa. Most pool and spa chemicals make their dangerous aspects when they are put into your water.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IS NOT A RARE, COUNTER-CULTURE ENVIROMENTALIST NICHE MARKET FOR WATER PURIFICATION
Chlorine and Bromine are sold as pool, spa and hot tub chemicals to people who know little to nothing about water purification. Hydrogen peroxide is used by the true professionals. Here are just a few examples of our own experience:
The Fort Worth, Texas Water Gardens covers many acres. It is sunken, heavily covered with old trees, and has hundreds of yards of flowing water, hundreds of feet of water curtains, ponds and fountains. They do not use chlorine or bromine. They use hydrogen peroxide. Because the area is sunken there is little wind. The fumes of chlorine or bromine would be unbearable. Those chemicals would kill the trees. It would stain the stone and brick work.
Instead, with hydrogen peroxide, there is no smell at all. It will not harm the vegetation or bleach out the stone and bricks. It is such a perfect system the only clue the water is treated at all is a hydrogen peroxide sticker on the door to the small pump room.
When a large local urban water supply (drinking water) reached levels of toxins and cancer-causing agents, the pending crisis called in the experts. To try to determine the cause, they had to test incoming water without chlorine or bromine to eliminate all the poisons and cancer causing chemicals they create when they interact with organic material. To do so, they used hydrogen peroxide (from us) to kill the organics - thus leaving only the chemicals from the water - not from the chlorine and bromine. To no surprise, it was learned that it was the chlorine interacting with higher than average organic material that was causing the poisoning of the water.
This is not rare. In our own small community, there have been two notices in the last year that the water was dangerously high in cancer causing chemicals - and that the cause was the chemicals used in the water treatment. To address this, they had to dramatically cut back on chemical treatment and instructed people to boil the water before consuming to kill organic contamination. Note what most mattered in safety. Nothing could remove the toxic chemicals - there were the real danger. Boiling would eliminate the lesser danger of micro-organisms.
The largest chain of commercial aquariums in the U.S.A. use G.O.E. 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to treat the water in their huge aquariums - without removing the sea life and fish. While this requires expertise, treating an aquarium with the sea life still in it with chlorine or bromine would result in killing everything in the aquarium.
Chlorine and bromine are sold to home pool, spa and hot tub owners on the P.T. Barnum principle: 'There is a sucker born every minute". They even convince customers that somehow doing so enters the person into an exact science of water treatment - with endlessly testing the water's PH factors, adding chemicals, offset chemicals, balancing chemicals, anti-foaming chemicals... It is a sucker's play to do so. More than eliminating organic growth in your pool, you want to avoid poisonous and toxic chemicals in the water. That seems obvious. I have no concerns swimming in a river or lake in terms of organic life in it. My only concern would be if it has dangerous chemicals. Given the choice between swimming in a river or swimming in a chemical waste water dump?
Putting poisons and toxic chemicals in your pool, spa or hot tub is not what a rational person knowingly does.
SAFE FOR YOUR POOL OR SPA FILTER AND PUMP?
Some pool and spa chemical suppliers and Internet retailers warn that hydrogen peroxide will damage the pump and/or filtration system. Is this true?
The answer is no, maybe, and no.
Hydrogen peroxide in a concentrated form can damage natural rubber and certain metal (silver). Nearly all pools and spas use plastic, steel, synthetic "rubber", fiberglass and stainless steel. Those would not be harmed by any concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
The answer is "maybe" if natural rubber is used AND if you have the mindset of the chemical merchants. Their view of water treatment is that you pour powerful chemicals into your pool to remain permanently in the water. As those turn to other chemicals, you then should add more chemical. Finally, when the chemical soup is so out-of-wack and awful, you should pump it all out and start with a new chemical soup and repeat the process.
There is no rationality if following that apparent love of chemicals in usage of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide will kill the organics - and convert itself to pure water and pure oxygen in doing so. What hydrogen peroxide remains will also convert to water and oxygen over the next few days by reaction to the U.V. in sunlight. No only does h2o2 purge your pool of organic contamination, it also then purges your pool of itself. There is no increasingly chemical build up with h2o2.
Most who use h2o2 for their pool add it at night, turn off the pump and forget about it. Across the night the atoms of h2o2 will destroy micro-organisms. The next day, the sun will reduce the h2o2 concentration further. The pool owner can turn on the pump anytime.
Most bleaches, chlorine and pool chemicals also harm rubber - and unlike h2o2 they also build up chemical film and clogging build up. So IF you have natural rubber fittings and IF you pour in lots of h2o2 over and over like other pool chemicals, it could damage your seals, fittings and pump like other pool chemicals ultimately do.
So then the final "no", not if you use h2o2 as h2o2, rather than like other pool and spa chemicals - meaning always building up the level of chemicals in your water.
TERRIBLY FOULED POOLS AND SPAS:
Some pools and spas are neglected for months and even years, resulting in terrible levels of growth fouling. As the pool or spa dries out time to time, this also forms a thick crust, like a contaminated ship bottom. A high concentration of hydrogen peroxide will kill the growth and even will remove surface layers of it, but will not remove dense dead growth on the pool surfaces. This would allow renewed usage of the pool without further growth from the fouled surfaces, but there would still be the unsightly appearance.
There are rare instances where this is desirable, however, in the instance of decorative ponds or "pond pools" in which the pool is stone lined or otherwise made to look like a natural pond in a natural setting. Having a natural appearing pond or pool, but also with clear and clean water, is a challenge not met by pool chemicals.
PONDS, POND POOLS (swimming holes) AND LIVING POOLS
For the natural appearance effect, the pond or natural appearance pool is deliberately allowed to foul. Then the "green growth" is hydrogen peroxide killed to prevent further growth. From that point, the water is h2o2 treated. This allows crystal clear and clean water, but without the antiseptic swimming pool appearance.
It is possible to have a safe swimming pond or pool with plant growth using h2o2. However, this does take paying attention to some detail to avoid too high and too low levels. This will be unique to each pond. H2o2 will destroy small organisms first and then the higher (or larger) life forms. Thus, in a living pond or pool the level of h2o2 usage is sporadic. A high concentration level of h2o2 is used (usually for half a day) and then the level reduced to very low to sustain maintenance, but not damage the plants. Very small trace amounts of h2o2 are beneficial to nearly all plants.
POOL SIDE PLANT LIFE
Some people struggle to keep plant life around a pool where water is splashed or spilled on the plants or grass areas. Pool chemicals kill plants. While concentrated hydrogen peroxide also would be harmful to plants, the level of dilution of pool water is beneficial to plants. Gardeners and farmers use hydrogen peroxide for soil treatment and even plant watering water. The benefit is so great that if you do drain an hydrogen peroxide treated pool or spa, you can do so onto grass and for plant and tree watering.
There is no pool chemical that can honestly say it would help your plants and yard if you poured pool water on it. This is true with a hydrogen peroxide treated pool.
HOW TO USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IN YOUR POOL OR SPA?
For a spa, we do recommend you drain it to get rid of all chemicals. However, h2o2 will not adversely interact with current pool chemicals and some will transition to h2o2 usage. If your pool is highly organically fouled, you may want to use a much higher initial level of h2o2 to kill the organics, drain this, and then go to the same maintenance levels as for a pool.
For a pool, it is not necessary to drain the pool if you do not want to until when you would regularly drain the pool while using pool chemicals. Or you may want to transition to h2o2 at that time. Hydrogen peroxide will not have any adverse reaction or interaction with pool chemicals. The level of h2o2 suggested below will vary by the amount of organic material that comes into the water (leaves, dust) and by pool usage that then also brings contaminating organics into the water. Within the context of the water volume in a swimming pool, increasing concentration to address high pool usage or high organic content can not reach a harmful level no matter how high a concentration you decide to use.
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Peroxide measures the Peroxide (shock) level from 0 to 90 ppm in pools or spas with instant results. Simple to use.
Below are the recommended levels. You may then adjust this later as you feel necessary:
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub usage:
Getting started –
Many recommend shocking your pool or tub to start using hydrogen peroxide. Either Food Grade or Technical Grade can be used.
To “SHOCK” your pool or hot tub, a relatively high level is used at a ratio of 1 cup of 35% concentration for every 250 gallons. DO NOT RUN your pump continuously. Rather, run it only long enough to circulate the water and then turn off the pump. Ideally, you should add the h2o2 at sunset and allow the water to sit 24 hours before turning the pump back on. The tub or pool may be used afterwards.
It is NOT necessary to shock your pool or hot tub if you are starting with fresh water. H2o2 will not adversely interact with other pool chemicals.
POOL AND HOT TUB MAINTENANCE:
This depends quite a bit on the water source and the amount of organic materials that enter the water (dust, leaves, number of people using the pool etc.) If you are starting with new water, a good starting point is 1 cup of 35% h2o2 for every 500 gallons of water.
H2o2 interacts with and oxidizes organic materials and decomposes with UV light. This is a reason that h2o2 must be added time to time to maintain its level in the water. There is no danger of h2o2 levels increasing or forming dangerous residual chemicals.
TEST STRIPS: Ideally, you would keep the concentration level measuring between 50 and 100 ppm. For areas with high levels of organic contamination potential, this can be increased as high as 1000 ppm. Test strips can be found below for such testing.
CHECK YOUR FILTERS OFTEN: As with any pool or hot tub with a filtration system, you should regularly check your filter(s) as clogged filters will damage some pumping systems.
STORAGE: H2o2 should ALWAYS be stored in TOTAL DARKNESS and a cool location. UV light causes h2o2 to decompose.CAUTION: wear plastic gloves and safety goggles when adding h2o2 to the water as it can splash or spill. You simply add the hydrogen peroxide to the water and no special injection system is necessary.
HYBRID USAGE OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Some people will use a mix of the pool chemicals they have been using with hydrogen peroxide - and then reducing the amount of pool chemicals used. This is particularly true of commercial or public swimming pools (such as hotels, apartment complexes etc.) where the fear of the spread of disease is a major liability issue. Legal liability is not always about doing the right thing, but rather about doing the typical thing. For this reason, they want to be able to say honestly that they used the typical pool chemicals. This is a valid option. While a person should eat healthy meals 100% of the time, if not then why not eat healthy 50% of the time?
Hydrogen peroxide will not have any reaction with pool chemicals. If in doubt or wanting to transition from chemicals to hydrogen peroxide, it is reasonable to reduce pool chemical usage by 1/3 and then use 1/3 the level of hydrogen peroxide treatment. If you like the results, go to 50/50 and so forth.
Another hybrid usage is that some people will blast their pool with chemicals the day (or night) before draining it, or almost completely drain it and add chemicals at that point, just in case the h2o2 was missing some contaminating factor. There is no reason not to do this if you wish.
While a hybrid usage of hydrogen peroxide in a pool is a valid decision, it makes little sense in a spa - given how easily and inexpensively a spa can be drained. For a spa, we suggest trying 100% h2o2 treatment. However, you also can do a hybrid treatment if you wish.
Maybe the most amazing part of using hydrogen peroxide for pool and spa treatment is the simplicity of it. It can not chemically build up in your pool. You do not have to continually be balancing chemicals against more chemicals to make it work. It does not require complex filters or machinery. It does not require exact levels of concentration to work. It bio-degrades completely to only healthy substances of water and oxygen - good for you and your pool/spa. It contains no toxins. You do not have to fear how it interacts with other chemicals.
Nothing in hydrogen peroxide causes cancer, sterility, birth defects, brain damage, tumors, nervous system damage. It does not smell bad. Hydrogen peroxide for pool and spa usage does not produce toxic vapors. There is no complex transition to change to h2o2 for pool and spa treatment. Hydrogen peroxide diluted in water is good for your health.
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