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Aside from the occasional irritated eyes and skin, chlorine is your best “pool chemical” bet for keeping your outside swimming pool in peak condition. However, if you're dealing with inside inground pools, there is another less irritating option – Bromine.
Swimming pool chemicals like Bromine pretty much work the same way as chlorine ( by killing algae and microscopic pests). However, Bromine's chemical make-up is a little more user-friendly. Adding bromine means you don't even have to shock the pool.
*Unfortunately, sunlight causes Bromine to break down too fast to be used for outside swimming pools.