Pool uses chlorine alternative in Mareeba
MAREEBA swimmers will no longer endure the side effects of chlorine with one swimming teacher opting for a healthier alternative.
Swim School owner-operator Margie Thorpe said she started using chlorine-free hydroxypure which lacks the side effects of chlorine.
“Some days I am in the pool for seven hours a day submerged in chlorinated pool water. This meant I lost all my body hair,” she said.
“I smelt like chroline all the time. I didn’t even have lashes, I think it was getting into my lungs because I have had pneumonia twice in three years.
“Since using hydroxypure all my hair has grown back and even my clients have given me positive feedback.”
She said a six month old infant’s mother no longer has to apply eczema, medication to her baby’s skin for two days after swimming in hydroxypure.
Mrs Thorpe has been teaching children of all ages and those with disabilities to swim for 15 years. She along with her husband Shane, spent years to find an alternative to chlorine.
“Shane researched different systems and was constantly looking because the pool is in a large tin shed.
He wanted to preserve the shed as well as me,” she said.
“He read an article about hydroxypure and insisted it was better than the others.
“We have been using it since April 2016 and there have been no issues.”
Many of Mrs Thorpe’s students have an autism spectrum disorder and they are fascinated with the texture of the water.
“The ozone that is coming into the pool produces tiny bubbles and the kids are fascinated with the texture and how soft it makes their skin feel,” she said.
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