Guess What? FROG Made the All-Star List of Things That Go Best Together.
Take a look:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Donuts and sprinkles
- Smore’s and campfires
- Romeo and Juliet
- Movies and popcorn
- Cookies and milk
- Family and friends
- A wink and a smile
- FROG’s unique chlorine technology and patented mineral technology
Why does this matter?
Because FROG’s unique technology combines chlorine and fresh minerals to kill bacteria 2 ways. You use less chlorine, and you get Cleaner, Clearer, Softer® water that’s Easier to maintain.
OK, but how does this work – and doesn’t chlorine work on its own? Worthy questions, let’s dive in:
Chlorine is effective at killing bacteria. Here’s a bit of the science:
When chlorine is added to water, it forms a weak acid called hypochlorous acid. This acid is proficient at killing bacteria like salmonella and E. coli, and it also knocks out many viruses.
What makes hypochlorous acid lethal to microbes is its neutral electrical charge. Bacteria’s cell walls have a net negative charge and repel other negatively charged particles in the water.
Hypochlorous acid is neutral – it’s not negatively or positively charged therefore, it’s not only able to make contact with bacteria cells, but it also invades them.
Once it invades bacteria it wreaks havoc.
“Chlorine basically tears apart a germ, shredding its cell membrane and proteins.1”
~ Michele Hlavsa, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Swimming Program.
For chlorine to do its job hot tub water must be maintained within a certain range. The CDC recommends the chlorine concentration stay between 1.0 – 3.0 ppm and the pH between 7.2 and 7.8, “That’s the range at which chlorine is most effective,” said Hlavsa. “If the water pH gets too high, hypochlorous acid won’t form as readily, and a too-high or too-low pH can also cause eye and skin irritation.”1
pH balance is essential. But did you know that many swimming pools have chlorine levels much higher than 3.0 ppm of chlorine? Too much chlorine is harsh on skin, hair, respiratory systems, eyes and surfaces. How much chlorine is too much? Many different sources site from 5.0 to 10.0 as too much chlorine.
Using less chlorine is the key – you get it’s bacteria killing power, but not its harsh effects. And, with chlorine price levels rising plus its current scarcity, using less chlorine is a difference maker.