Pool uses chlo­rine al­ter­na­tive in Ma­reeba

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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.

The Swim School wa­ter is now sparkling clean and free from the nasty side ef­fects caused by chlo­rine. To com­ment on this story: ed­i­to­rial@table­land­news­pa­pers. com.au face­book.com/table­land­sad­ver­tiser

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