What Does the Air You Breathe and Dirty Pool Water Have in Common?

Homeowners with pools are used to PH levels needing to be balanced, and precise amounts of chemicals needed to get the water’s calcium and alkalinity exactly right. All of this work is being done to ensure the water is crystal clear. No one wants to jump into dirty, green water.  

Pools are held to high standards, but what about the air you breathe. Shouldn’t air standards be as high as those you have for your pool?  

Air Quality Standards Should Be the Same as Your Pool 

Pool owners spend time and money disinfecting and clarifying the water, but how much do they spend improving air quality? Breathing is essential for life. Swimming is a fun activity, and it provides exercise, but you won’t die if the pool water is below quality standards.  

The color of the pool water is a good way to judge its cleanliness and safety. Imagine what would happen if the air also changed color. Would you make air filtration and ventilation a priority, forgetting about the cost? Isn’t your health worth the same expense as your pool? 

Improving Air Standards Through Filtration 

You use the right tools to keep your pool clean and sparkling. The same concept applies to air quality standards. You use filters in the pool to collect contaminants from the water. Filters will also prevent pathogens from getting into the air you breathe.  

Airborne particles are invisible to the naked eye, but this doesn’t mean you can ignore them. The following chart puts the invisible airborne hazards into perspective. Looking at the airborne particle count in a commercial space, you can see the difference proper air filtration will make.  

Particle Count           


Number of Airborne Particles  0.3 microns  0.5 microns  1 micron  2.5 microns 
Commercial Space without Filtration 


13,265,395  12,415,099  648,315  151,485  43,485 
Commercial Space with Filtration 


3,672,193  3,319,193  215,409  83,692  40,610 


You can see a noticeable difference in the number of airborne particles with and without an air filtration system. It is also important to note the particles in the chart are the ones that pose the greatest threat to your health. They can affect your cardiovascular and respiratory systems and cause short-term neurological problems. These particles are also one of the leading causes of asthma in adults and children.  

Particle counting in a room is a precise method to measure the air quality in a classroom using the ISO 14644-1 standard. 

To learn more about particle count and does reduction of PM 2.5 click here. The Halo air purification units have been clinically tested by a certified third-part and has proven to be effective at filtering viruses, bacteria, allergens, and particles at a 99.9995%. You can review the full clinical trial here


Why Particle Counts are Crucial 

Higher numbers of airborne particles increase your risk for infections and disease. To ensure the product can meet air quality standards the equipment must be manufactured in a cleanroom. It reduces the risk for product fallout which can raise particle counts.  

Sterility during the manufacturing phase is crucial to limit the product’s exposure to living and non-viable microorganisms.  

Protect Yourself from What You Can’t See 

It is easy to tell if a pool is clean or dirty, but it’s not the same for air quality. The air you are breathing can put you at risk for infection. Smaller particles are particularly hazardous. These microscopic particles can easily get past your body’s defense mechanisms, primarily your mucus membranes.  

Using HEPA filters for air filtration is just as crucial as pool filters. Eliminate hazardous airborne particles with a Halo air filtration system 

Contact Action Services Group today to learn more about the Halo air purification system and how indoor air quality can help keep you safe. Call 610-558-9773, email [email protected], or click schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.  

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