Your Guide to Sanitizing Options for an Inground Pool

Sanitizing Options for an Inground Pool
Most pool owners know that their swimming pool must have a sanitation system in place, but many may not realize the sanitizing options for an inground pool that are available. As homeowners start to plan their pool build, or consider making changes to their current cleaning and maintenance routines, a helpful guide to different ways of sanitizing a swimming pool can go a long way in making the right decisions that fit a pool owner’s lifestyle. 

Sanitizing 101

What exactly does sanitation mean? It’s the process of eliminating contaminants and pathogens and for swimming pools, it can even mean algae prevention. Swimming pools are open to various possible contaminants, stemming from the pollen from the flower garden to the sunscreen on pool party guests. All of these “attacks” on clean water mean that understanding the sanitizing options for an inground pool are for industry professionals and pool owners, alike. 


Probably the most well-known pool sanitizer is chlorine. Chlorine works to chemically eliminate pathogens and contaminants in pool water by creating a chemical reaction. It’s easy to use and effective but can sometimes cause irritation to a swimmer’s skin and eyes. Pool chlorine can be found in several forms, such as tablets, liquid form, gas, and granules. 

Saltwater Chlorine

Because chlorine is created through a chemical reaction, saltwater chlorinators are able to produce chlorine using only salt. An inline saltwater chlorinator like the Saltron™ Reliant is one of the easiest sanitizing options for an inground pool on the market. Saltwater chlorine also tends to be gentler on a swimmer’s skin, nose, and eyes, making it a good option for pool owners with children or sensitive skin.    

Other Sanitizing Options for an Inground Pool 

  • Bromine – Much like chlorine, Bromine causes a chemical reaction in order to sanitize pool water. While effective, many pool owners would rather use chlorine because it’s slightly cheaper.
  • UV Light – Almost chemical-free, a UV light sanitizing solution like Precision UV can reduce chlorine use by up to 80%, making it one of the most gentle sanitizing options for an inground pool. 
  • Ozone – While technically working as a sanitizer, ozone is a gas and is considered to be more of a sanitizing “helper”. There are products on the market that use both UV light and ozone together, such as the Renaissance UV and Ozone that clean pool water as effectively as 99.99% with little to no added chemicals. 
  • Ionizer – Using heavy metals like copper and silver, this method kills bacteria using fewer chemicals than other methods, but isn’t always as effective and can even cause staining to a pool. 

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